So we always hear about the importance of exfoliating our skin in order for it to be cleaner and more clear. Rarely do we ever hear about scrubbing our scalps! Over time, especially with the use of hair products and just the general buildup of natural hair oils, our scalp may become full of gunk. This leads to clogged hair follicles and poor hair growth. You may notice that your hair gets oily faster than it should, sometimes even the day after washing it! It is not good to wash our hair every day because it leads to overdrying, breakage, and limp flat hair. However, it is also unattractive to have a greasy head of hair... so what do we do?! Clean the buildup accumulating at the roots of our hair, of course. This can be done by using clarifying shampoos, or- since I recently got back into Lush products again after a few years- by using a hair scrub or deep cleansing shampoo bar, both can be found at any Lush store! I personally have tried two of their deep cleansing hair products that I really loved: the "Squeaky Green" shampoo bar and the "BIG" hair scrub.
The Squeaky Green shampoo bar is literally a round bar designed for oily scalps and stressed out hair, that you gently rub into different parts of your scalp and it suds up into a generous lather leaving your scalp free of any and all buildup! It is made of refreshing Rosemary, deep cleansing Tea Tree, and stimuating Peppermint, all of which account for that squeaky clean feeling. It also contains Vanilla and Chamomile which calm any irritation or itchiness that may be present on your scalp. The only minor drawback is that there are little pieces of (peppermint?) bark that you may see being rinsed through your hair and into your tub, but it's really no problem since they don't stay in your hair. This bar lasts an incredibly long time, I got mine a couple months ago and use it a couple times a week, or whenever I feel like I need a deep cleanse for my scalp and it still looks like it's barely been used. It leaves your head feeling "squeaky clean" and your hair feels fluffy and lightweight afterwards. Just remember to use a good moisturizing conditioner afterwards. This is definitely a product I will continue to use. :)
**Good for: greasy scalp & flat hair (better for use with thicker hair)
The BIG hair scrub is another product I was glad I ended up buying. This is a bit pricey for a shampoo, but it is well worth the nearly $27.00 for an 11.4 oz tub. Do you have thick hair and want it to have volume and shine? Then this product is for you. I was intrigued when I saw this was a sea salt scrub... for hair!? I am all about using body scrubs, since I love how you can literally feel all the impurities being washed off of your body, leaving it soft and smooth. So I was definitely interested in how a scrub for hair would be. However, I was not about to pay almost $30 for it though, even though it is a pretty big size. So while I bought some face scrubs and a hair shampoo bar, I requested a sample of this scrub just to try it out. I am not even exaggerating when I say I literally fell in love with it immediately! Not only does it feel incredibly amazing on your scalp, but it also smells so nice and the smell lingers in your hair for a pretty long time. Just scoop out a small amount (enough to fill about the tips of your fingers) and massage a little into different areas of your scalp- not the ends of your hair. If applied directly to the ends it will dry them way too much- as you rinse the scrub out the ends of your hair will get just the right amount. The sea salt beads gently remove any and all buildup and clarify your scalp. Sea salt contains lots of minerals which are good for hair health and remove dead skin cells and grease without stripping your hair of natural oils. The scrub also contains virgin coconut oil, avocado butter,and citrus juices to help smooth and add shine. After using this scrub you are left with just-came-back-from-the-beach volume and a very clean and nice smelling head of hair! A definite favorite that I try to use once in a while when I feel like pampering my head, since it's a little more on the pricey side. Be sure to use a gentle and moisturizing conditioner after this to keep your hair soft. I have long, heavy, and thick hair so it's hard to keep it volumized and soft but this product seems to work like magic and is definitely something I will buy again and again :)**Recommended for: flat hair that tends to get greasy in the scalp area**