So you’ve seen that scalp massager with silicone bristles trend all over your FYP lately, and you’re just not sure why it’s all the hype… well, that’s because treating your scalp is the first step in any healthy hair regimen! The scalp massager actually goes by several names — shampoo brush, scalp brush, scalp scrubber — but they all refer to the same all-in-one tool. It may seem like an easy add to your routine, but the endless benefits of our Shampoo Brush can really lead to a healthy head of hair. So, read on for 6 reasons why this Tiktok obsessed tool will be your new life-changing hair hack!
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Reasons a scalp massager is an essential
1. Exfoliate away your flaky problems!
So you exfoliate your skin on the regular, why not your scalp? After all, your scalp deserves undivided attention too! Just like your skin, skipping this crucial step in your hair routine can lead to clogged follicles, dull hair and an itchy, dandruff-filled scalp. On the other hand, consistent exfoliation lifts dead skin cells, creating the optimal, healthy environment for stronger, shinier and flake-free hair! The soft silicone bristles on our shampoo brush ensures gentle exfoliation, without being too harsh. Meaning you’ll step out of your shower feeling refreshed, root to end.
2. Prevents skin breakouts
Nobody likes getting pimples, especially those pesky ones on the forehead that refuse to leave no matter what you use. One reason for that could be your scalp. You might be thinking, “What does my scalp have to do with my face?” Turns out, your scalp health is linked to your complexion. It shouldn’t come as a complete surprise considering the proximity between both. Greasy hair, product buildup and pollution can cause an acne flare-up especially for those who have a fringe. But, this does not mean goodbye to the curtain bangs we all love, it just means giving your scalp more TLC by going the extra step of having a shampoo brush to really get rid of the nasties!
3. Break down product build-up
Whether you realize it or not, product build-up happens daily. Yup, you heard that right, big yikes! Hair products interact with your scalp’s natural oils, accumulating overtime. I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that the purpose of washing your hair? Well.. yes, but just shampooing doesn’t quite do the full job. Thankfully, our bristles act as “teeth”, going deeper to remove all the gunk clinging onto the roots of your strands.
4. Helps with lathering to extend wash-day
So we’ve talked a lot about how these oh so soft, but powerful bristles are designed for a deeper cleanse. To add the cherry on top, it also gets you the biggest bang for your buck on your shampoo. Using a shampoo brush helps distribute your shampoo more evenly and increases lathering. If you have thicker, denser hair, that means each and every strand is well taken care of. With a more thorough, squeaky clean wash, you’ll find your hair staying fresh for longer, extending your next needed wash day. The lazy girl in us is rejoicing!
5. Increases blood circulation & stimulates hair growth
So you’re craving fuller, thicker hair? We’ve got good news for you! This easy add-on tool will help you achieve just that too! By working those bristles, you’re also stimulating blood flow to your scalp. Blood circulation ensures that your scalp gets all the essential nutrients and oxygen it needs to be healthy, which translates to better hair growth!
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6. Recreate your salon’s invigorating massage at-home
Going to a salon for a $200 head rub to melt away your worries is an unforgettable experience for sure. But even for the material girl in us, that’s way out of the budget to be doing it on the regular. Save the splurge for now, because our shampoo brush does just the same thing but for much less! While you’re massaging away in the shower, pay more attention to the temples, the area behind the ears and the neck. You’ll thank us later for relaxing those muscles and tension!
How to use a scalp massager
After wetting your hair, apply an even layer of shampoo on your scalp. You want to make sure you choose a shampoo based on your scalp and root situation. Our Super Hydrating Shampoo is perfect, especially for sensitive scalp because it doesn’t contain those surfactant nasties you find in mass-market shampoos.
Now back to the routine, with a shampoo brush, gently massage your entire scalp in circular montions for 3 minutes. Places you can focus on are pressure points like your temples and the nape of your neck. But there’s no hard and fast rule for this, feel free to take your time and enjoy all that brain tingling goodness. Once you’re done, you’ll want to rinse out the shampoo and follow up with a hydrating conditioner to replenish the moisture loss in shampooing.
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With a Hair Mask
Just because we named it a Shampoo Brush, it doesn’t mean that it only can be used with shampoo. Pair it with your fave hair mask to get the ultimate results. Like before, start by shampooing your hair but this time using the brush is optional because the main focus is getting those locks looking juicy. After rinsing out the shampoo, apply your mask using the brush starting from the mid-lengths of your hair. In this case, the brush comes in handy to ensure even distribution of the product and there are no strands left behind. Unsure about what hair mask to pair it with? Try our Like a Virgin Hair Mask, perfect for all hair types, this one’s a cult favorite for a reason!
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With a Scalp Scrub
This one’s for those who’ve been really piling products on, be it hair spray or dry shampoo and skipping wash days a bit too regularly. We’ve all been there, but what’s important is to clear the build-up asap and the best way to do it is with an intensive treatment. Picking a carefully formulated scalp scrub is crucial for a deep rejuvenation that doesn’t end up stripping the scalp and causing irritation. Our Deep Clean Scalp Scrub is formulated with coconut oil to deeply hydrate the skin and peppermint oil to soothe and cool irritated and agitated skin.
Unlike the routines before, skip the shampoo on this one. After wetting your hair, part your hair and apply the scrub directly to your hair, not forgetting your hairline. Repeat this process by parting your hair in different areas and applying the scrub. Once you’ve applied enough product for your entire scalp, it’s time to bring out the big guns. Using the scalp brush, gently massage to exfoliate away the nasties while stimulating blood circulation to boost hair growth. Do this for 20 to 30 seconds before rinsing off the product but don't forget your strands and follow up with a hair mask to keep them healthy and nourished as well!
If you’ve come this far, you must be fully aware of how crucial this tool is when it comes to having healthy hair. For more hair tips, check out our other hair articles here!
Written by: Iris and Joelle