DIY: 2 Ingredient Scalp Exfoliator

DIY: 2 Ingredient Brown Sugar Scalp Exfoliator

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well! 

This is the kind of hair treatment that’s so easy to make, there’s no sense doing an article about it.

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Yet here I am, writing an RLW post on this two ingredient scalp exfoliator. My reasoning is simple: not many people know about scalp exfoliation. But an exfoliating treatment for your scalp is just as important as the one for your face. So why is the scalp an area we often neglect? It is skin, and therefor should be treated like such. Not to mention, when this skin is unhappy, your crown and glory {a.k.a. your hair} is unhappy. So let’s give our scalp the attention it deserves. And don’t laugh at the ingredient list.

DIY: 2 Ingredient Brown Sugar Scalp Exfoliator

  • 2 teaspoons organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon natural conditioner


  1. Mix the ingredients until smooth
  2. Apply the exfoliator to your scalp
  3. Using the pads of your fingers, massage it all over your scalp, avoiding the hair {5 mins}
  4. Rinse

Not shampooing…not conditioning – it’s scrubbing: a new way to treat your hair!

2 teaspoons of brown sugar 

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Now 1 teaspoon of vegan conditioner


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Combine the two ingredients and mix away

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The end result should look something like this

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And that’s it!

You can use this recipe as a base and strengthen it with essential oils. If you’re adding oils, focus on oils that nurture the scalp like lavender, cedar wood and rosemary essential oils.

You can use this exfoliator whenever you feel like your scalp needs a deep clean. Is it dry, itching or flaky? Give it a dose of brown sugar! I was inspired to make this hair recipe when my scalp began flaking, and today the problem is unnoticeable. You should follow it up with a natural remedy for dry, irritated scalp. This hair recipe is also good for removing product build-up, which inevitably inhibits growth.

An exfoliator is one of your best friends in growing out long, healthy hair and should be a staple in your hair care regimen {if I had a dollar every time I wrote that sentence…}. Follow up this treatment with a homemade scalp mask and scalp toner.

~Live Well!


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