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The best ways to deal with scalp build-up in curly hair

Ever feel like your curls aren’t as lush as they used to be? We feel you.

But did you know it might be because of scalp build-up? If you think this might be the culprit, don't fret, babe. You're not alone! Scalp build-up can be SUCH a pain, but with a handful of tips and tricks, you can manage it like the total pro that you are. 

In this story, we'll dive into what scalp build-up is, what causes it, and the best ways to get a handle on it! So grab a cuppa, put on your fave playlist, and let's dive into it together…

So, what exactly is scalp build-up?

First things first, let's talk about what scalp build-up is. Scalp build-up is when dead skin cells, oils, and hair products accumulate on your scalp. All of these matters combined can lead to irritation, itching, and even hair loss, at times.

And what can cause scalp build-up? 

Well, babe, there are a few things that can contribute to this kind of build-up. For starters, using too many hair products or not washing your hair frequently enough can lead to a build-up of oils and product residue on your scalp. Even certain health conditions can lead to scalp build-up.

Another culprit is hard water (yeah, that old thing!) which can leave large mineral deposits on your hair and scalp, causing irritation and drynessBut there’s nothing to fear… we've got your back with some tips to help manage it and make your hair care routine (and maybe your life?) a hell of a lot easier! Here are our top tips:

1. Treat your scalp to a nourishing massage

Giving your head regular scalp massages is a lovely, gentle way to prevent scalp build-up in curly hair. When you massage your scalp, you redirect blood flow to the area, which helps to promote a healthy scalp and reduce the risk of build-up. 

This is because when you massage your scalp, you stimulate blood flow to the area. This helps to deliver much-needed oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles, which can help to promote healthy hair growth and prevent scalp build-up. Plus, increased circulation can also help to remove any excess oils or debris that may be sitting on your pretty little scalp.

A great way to get the most out of your scalp massage is to choose the right product. Try the new 06 Oil Serum, a total game-changer for those who want all the nourishing benefits of an oil without the greasy aftermath. 

The oil serum is also packed with rosemary seed oil, which is full of all sorts of goodies that your scalp loves. It's got antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that work together to nourish your hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth. Plus, we've got to say it: rosemary seed oil smells incredible! It's like a little aromatherapy sesh every time you use it. 

2. Try not to go wild on hair products

Who doesn’t absolutely love having a drawer full of hair care products to spoil those curls with? It can be extremely tricky to resist the latest holy grail product that pops up on the feed or one that a trusted bestie recommends. We feel you! But as tempting as it might be to try out every new product, using too many can lead to product build-up on your precious scalp, and if we can avoid that, let’s!

You can even try opting for products that are lightweight and won't weigh your lovely curls down too much. And if you do fancy slightly heavier products like gels or mousses to achieve certain styles, try washing your curls out thoroughly to prevent build-up. Your scalp (and your bank balance) will thank you, babe!

3. Come wash day, focus on the scalp

When it comes to wash day, try washing your mane just at the root, and not on the ends of your hair. Here, you can really focus on cleaning away the build-up with a great shampoo. Which brings us to...

4. Pick the right shampoo for you

If you're eager to keep your scalp looking and feeling its best without sacrificing moisture, the 01 Shampoo is your BFF. It's like a superhero for your scalp, flying in to save the day and take away all the scalp buildup that's been weighing your curls down. With all-natural ingredients like baobab oil, coconut oil, cupuaçu butter, and yucca plant extract, it's like a magical elixir for your hair, removing buildup, hydrating your curls, and smelling simply divine.

5. Try using a gentle scalp tool

It depends on your personal preference, babe, but we can totally recommend gentle scalp tools like a silicone brush. These can help to exfoliate your scalp to remove dead skin and product build-up while you're singing away in the shower!

We hope some of these tips and tricks have been helpful, babe. We hope you can manage scalp build-up like a pro and keep your stunning curls looking and feeling their best. x

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