May I offer you a suggestion that could easily provide the best scalp cleansing you've ever had?
For this wash day experiment, I invite you to add one additional ingredient to your shampoo to ensure your hair and scalp are clarified to the fullest. What's this additional ingredient?
Yes, the ingredient I speak of is activated charcoal. A detoxifier so powerful that there is none like it. I'm not sure why it took me so long to consider activated charcoal as a scalp treatment. I mean, scalp is skin too, right? It turns out there are quite a few activated charcoal shampoos on the market. But why not try a DIY version by adding a pinch to your shampoo this wash day to maximize your cleansing?
Keep in mind that charcoal is a strong detoxifier so, by adding a little to your shampoo, you've officially transitioned from cleansing to clarifying. You'll remove product build up and dirt as well as excess oil and congestion. Be sure to follow up with your favorite moisturizing conditioner and seal with oil to bring balance back to your hair and keep it from over drying.
I'm also considering mixing a little charcoal, peppermint oil, and witch hazel in a spray bottle and using it as a pre-shampoo stimulating scalp cleanse. The options are endless.