Hair Refresh

Researching hair products can be overwhelming. There are hundreds of brands and thousands of products. I really don't use many products on my hair on a day to day basis. I try to go at least 3-4 days between hair washes. It is not only healthier for my hair but it saves me time! This routine requires its fair share of dry shampoo. 

Every few months my hair seems a little lackluster. This is usually caused by some product build up on my scalp. If you hair is oily or if you work out and sweat a lot, you can have some issues with build up as well. Scalp care is important not only for styling, but for your hair health overall. I've tried a few clarifying shampoos but none of them really seem to work as well as they claim. 

After some research I started using apple cider vinegar in my hair! I dilute a couple tablespoons with a cup of water then I work it into my wet hair. I let it sit in my hair for a few minutes, really massaging it in. Then I shampoo and condition like usual. Some recommend doing the apple cider vinegar rinse after shampoo and conditioner. Because the vinegar smell is so strong, I like to use the shampoo and conditioner after to really rinse out the smell.

Recently I've found another product to use to clarify my scalp, the Kristin Ess Exfoliating Scalp Scrub. I've been using it around every 4-5 weeks or whenever my roots start to feel weighed down with product. I'd never heard of a scalp scrub before but liked the concept. The consistency is gel like so it doesn't drip. You can also really feel the scrub aspect of it, but it is sugar based so it won't dry out your scalp or hair.

It is an easy product to use too. The bottle has a nozzle applicator which makes it easy to get the scrub to your roots. After wetting my hair I apply the scrub along my hairline first. Then I use the applicator to apply the product along my part line. I then create some lines parallel to my part about an inch apart and apply product there. I then really massage it into my scalp and let the scrub work. It feels amazing and really seems to clean up any buildup I've been having. After I rinse it out, I shampoo and conditioner like usual! It really takes only a few extra minutes but has made a big difference in my hair. 
Kara Krittenbrink

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