Your scalp is healthiest when it’s clean, AND a little stimulation goes a long way. Studies have shown that scalp massage can increase the production of certain chemicals in the body, including endorphins and serotonin [source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine]. These chemicals can help put you in a better mood, reduce your stress, and create an environment for relaxation.
After searching high and low for an easy DIY scalp treatment I found the Honey Brown Sugar Scalp Massage courtesy of Curly Nikky and Kurlybella of K is for Kinky. You’re going to think that you are supposed to eat this but I don’t think you should. Though the idea of a scalp massage may seem foreign to you, don’t worry, it makes your scalp feel so good. I suggest using a finely ground brown sugar and to rub the scalp very softly.
-4 tbsps of brown sugar
-2 tbsps of your favorite conditioner. you can also substitute yogurt, shea butter, mango butter or coconut milk
-1 tbsp honey
Mix together and apply to scalp. Massage to remove buildup and impurities. Rinse thoroughly.
This works sooo well for hair that has buildup – you know, when you scratch your scalp and you have gunk that comes off in your fingernails? It helps to clean the scalp without stripping it and making it feel tight and dry.