How To Make Brown Sugar Scrub For Scalp?

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Your scalp care needs a good deep cleansing routine to eliminate all the grime and gunk, depending on the hair texture (from once every two weeks to at least once a month). You can use a natural homemade hair scrub without burning a hole in your pocket. Brown sugar is a natural hair exfoliant that can naturally slough off dead skin cells on your scalp without irritating it.

Go ahead and try one of our homemade brown sugar scrubs for healthy hair and scalp detox. Scroll down to learn more.

Oatmeal And Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown sugar and oatmeal homemade scalp scrub successfully exfoliates the scalp, removes clogged dirt and impurities, and boosts the blood circulation of your hair follicles.


Two teaspoons of brown sugar

2 teaspoons of oatmeal

2 teaspoons of hair conditioner

15 drops of olive oil

Hair conditioner


Mix two tablespoons of brown sugar and oatmeal in a bowl.

Add 2 spoons of your favorite hair conditioner to the mixture.

Mix the ingredients using your hands.

Add 15 drops of olive oil. Use a spoon to mix them together.

Your Brown Sugar Scrub is ready.

Interesting fact: Oatmeal helps in fighting heart-related diseases. It removes stress and regulates blood pressure (1).

Jojoba Oil And Brown Sugar Scrub

The jojoba oil and brown sugar scrub removes dandruff, treats hair fall, and may act as a hair growth stimulant by moisturizing your hair effectively. This carrier oil also protects your hair against the harmful rays of the sun.


2 spoons of brown sugar

2 spoons of fresh lemon juice

2 spoons of jojoba oil

1 spoon of sea salt


Mix brown sugar and sea salt together in a bowl.

Add jojoba oil and fresh lemon juice.

Mix using a spoon.

Your jojoba oil and brown sugar scrub is now ready.

Baking Soda And Brown Sugar Scrub

This mixture can be used once a month to remove unwanted bacteria and dandruff. It contains antiseptic properties that will protect your hair from damage.

Note: If you have color-treated hair, this scrub might not be the one for your scalp treatment.

Interesting fact: Australian tea tree essential oil can be used for a massage therapy as it supplies your body with essential nutrients and keeps your skin toned, beautiful and rosy (3).

Now that you know how to prepare your own brown sugar scrub for hair, go ahead and read the many benefits it has for your skin!

A blogger shared her brown sugar scrub recipe that she uses on her scalp. She mixes blended brown sugar with honey, amla powder, almond oil, and peppermint essential oil. In her blog, she wrote, “My particular scalp scrub includes ingredients that helps to exfoliate, remove buildup, moisturize, conditions my roots and scalp as well as relax and increase blood flow to my scalp (i).”

Quick TipIndividuals with sensitive scalp should exercise caution as sugar granules may cause mild irritation. Ensure you make the scrub into a thick and smooth paste before applying it to your hair.

Beauty Scrub

Brown sugar has often been used as a core ingredient while preparing beauty scrubs. Not only do experts see it as a natural exfoliatori , but also emphasize its natural effect. To use brown sugar for scrubbing at home, always begin from the feet and work it up to your neck and scalp. This will boost blood circulation and help your skin balance its pH levels. Wash your body with warm water once you are done. Doing this regularly will leave your skin soft, smooth, and refreshed.

Promotes Healthier Looking Skin

Brown sugar is also popularly known for promoting healthier and more beautiful-looking skin. It contains glycolic acid, which is a must-needed ingredient for all expensive beauty products. This helps in eliminating toxins from the body as it conditions and moisturizes the skin effectively.

Fights Acne

Brown Sugar fights acne, pimples, and other skin conditions. It prevents breakouts in the future and a healthy scalp allows your skin to remain happy and vibrant. Add honey and milk to your brown sugar scrub in order to reap the benefits.

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