Scalp Spas and Scalp Facials - How to Pamper Your Scalp at Home

If you’ve noticed that your hair has been feeling dull lately, then it maybe time for a scalp spa! Also known as a scalp facial or head spa, a scalp care treatment ultimately refreshes the skin around your hair root, giving you a relaxing pampering session. Best of all, with the right hair care tools you can do it comfortably at home.
Do I Need A Scalp Facial?
Scalp Facial
A scalp spa is deep cleanse or exfoliation routine with good and thorough massage, akin to a spa facial or multi-step korean skin care routine. This deeply cleanses and reduces build-up of dead skin cells and leftover hair products on your scalp, giving you a healthy foundation for gorgeous hair. Depending on the products you choose, it can also reduce skin sensitivity, itchiness, and imbalances in the scalp biome. 
How often can I do it or have it done?
There isn’t a hard and fast rule as to how often you can enjoy a scalp scrub. It can range from once a week to once a month but remember that frequent exfoliation isn’t great for a healthy scalp since it can strip your hair of natural oils and good bacteria (these fight overgrowth of fungus and balance your skin). Best way to know is by talking to an expert to get the right treatment for your scalp. Chat with HairMNL experts here for free!
Top Tips and Tools To Get Started
TIP #1 - Loosen Up Stubborn Build-Up 
Right off the bat, let’s start your scalp facial with a relaxing brush massage. An exfoliating brush can remove impurities from the scalp and can increase microcirculation for better hair growth. 
Try AVEDA Pramāsana™ Exfoliating Scalp Brush, ₱ 2,300, with looped bristles that massage without tangling hair, perfect for priming the scalp for optimal cleansing.
TIP #2 Use A Scalp Scrub
Similar to a skin facial, your scalp needs to be thoroughly cleansed. Use a reliable scalp mask or scrub that gets to the root of your scalp concern. Not to be confused with a hair mask meant for your lengths and ends, a scalp mask is safe to be applied directly on the scalp, and often offer varied degrees of exfoliation and cleansing. 
For deep cleansing, try Davines SOLU Sea Salt Scrub Cleanser, 1,550, a scrub shampoo with sea salt that refreshes and removes impurities, product residues and polluting particles for both scalp and strands. It gives texture to the hair and keeps it clean and light for longer. You’ll need to use Davines Solu Shampoo before using this scrub treatment. Get the full set here.
If you love a cleansing and cooling feeling on your scalp, try a scalp scrub like the L'Oréal Hair Spa Ice Scalp Scrub, ₱ 1,150! Made to exfoliate excess oil, dirt and dandruff, this lathering treatment contains argan shells and tea tree oil that leaves the scalp feeling fresh and clean. 

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For an additional aromatherapy experience, try AVEDA Pramāsana™ Purifying Scalp Cleanser, ₱ 2,300. It balances sebum levels, while exfoliating and removing pollution – creating a clean scalp foundation for beautiful hair. Plus, its pure-fume aroma is a mix of grapefruit, neroli, cypress and other pure flower and plant essences that elevate your scalp spa experience. 
Inspired by skincare, Kérastase Chronologiste Soin Gommage Exfoliating Pre-Shampoo, ₱ 2,550, offers a gentle exfoliating treatment to prep your scalp before shampoo. It’s designed as a purifying and deep cleansing solution to detoxify the scalp and hair so you can maximize the benefits of your shampoo.
Scalp Massaging Tip
To make sure you get the most out of your scalp spa, give your hair a good massage after applying the scalp scrub. Take some time to really massage it in from the crown all the way to the base of your hairline This massage should soften skin cells, exfoliate, remove debris, and encourage blood flow and hair growth.
Don’t forget to massage your upper neck and if your up for some extra good feeling.
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Tip #3 Use a Gentle Shampoo
Choose the right shampoo to pair with your scalp spa experience. Best to go with shampoos that can offer gentle cleansing and can hydrate your scalp without drying it out. After rinsing out your scalp scrub, apply the gentle shampoo on your hair and work it through your strands.. 
Go with sulfate-free shampoos so that you won’t further strip your hair of oils. For more on sulfate-free shampoo options read more about it here.  
Tip #4 Apply Moisture Back
Once you’ve thoroughly cleansed your scalp, it’s time to moisturize. Leaving your scalp dry and exposed can lead to more itchiness and can send your sebaceous glands on overdrive. To avoid scalps from being dry, it’s important to deeply moisturize your scalps and strands.
Applying moisturizer in hair
Try a concentrate like Aveda Scalp Concentrate, ₱ 2,700, after your Aveda Pramasana Cleanser, it’s a good way to check in on your hair’s moisture and balance sebum levels to maintain the purity of the scalp at the root of the hair.
At the end of it, expect your skin to feel light, slightly smooth, and refreshed. Over time with regular application you’ll see the benefits of the treatment giving you healthier, shiner, and fuller growing hair. Pampering your scalp - it’s just  what your hair care routine was missing. 
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