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How to deep cleanse your scalp in 3 easy steps

Get healthy and refreshed scalp by learning how to deep cleanse it. Here’s how you can get started.

Most of us have been taught all our lives to shampoo every day for clean, fresh hair. But have you heard of deep cleansing for your scalp? What is deep cleansing and how do you do it?

Every time we use or apply hair products, not all of them is removed thoroughly with regular shampooing. Worse, this residue can also register as unsightly flakes, also known as dandruff.

Contrary to popular belief, dandruff isn’t triggered by poor hygiene. Factors such as stress, your diet, sickness, the weather, and harsh hair products can wreak havoc on your scalp, leaving it dry or greasy, itchy and damaged. Men’s scalps are also naturally oilier as well as they produce more sebum than women.

The good thing is that by deep cleansing, you can rid your hair of these residual product deposits and give your scalp a squeaky clean wash to restore that freshness. With healthy scalp comes great looking hair, and who doesn’t want this?

So how do you deep cleanse your scalp?

Learn how to deep cleanse your scalp

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Use a boar bristle brush to effectively get rid of dirt before shampooing your hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Step 1: Before shampooing, comb your hair with a special brush.

Brushing your hair before shampooing not only lets you untangle hair to prevent unwanted hair damage when strands are wet. It also helps you remove rough residue on the scalp. Use a boar bristle brush as it has firm bristles that will really help you brush any stubborn deposits prior to shampooing.

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A deep cleansing shampoo with anti-dandruff benefits will do wonders for your scalp. Credit: All Things Hair

Step 2: Use a deep cleansing shampoo.

The magic of a deep cleansing shampoo is in its formulation. CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men has Nutrium 10, a combination of nutrients and botanical actives, that activates the scalp’s natural protective layer to help seal moisture and hydration.

CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men also comes with activated charcoal and mint. Activated charcoal is known for its detoxifying properties and its hair purification benefits. Apart from its naturally cooling and refreshing benefits, mint also helps fight dandruff and zapping excessive oils in the scalp.

Gently massage the shampoo into your hair, using circular movements. Then, rinse with cold water to close your hair cuticles.

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Keep your hair and scalp fresh and healthy by deep cleansing your scalp once a month.

Step 3: Repeat once to twice a month.

Depending on how many products you use and how dry, greasy or oily your scalp is, it’s best to deep cleanse at least once to twice a month. Think of it as a spa session for your hair to restore health and shine.

Now that you know how to deep cleanse your scalp, it’s time to incorporate this in your scalp care routine. You can also nail various hairstyles for men if you don’t have to worry about dandruff ruining your look. If your tresses and scalp could talk, they’d thank you!

Next read: Dandruff getting you down?  Not all scalps are made equal, so find the treatment that’s best for you. Here are dandruff solutions for different kinds of scalp.