Why You Need A Scalp Brush and 5 Benefits For All Hair Types

Curly haired woman washing hair with scalp brush to show the 5 benefits for scalp health

Why You Need A Scalp Brush and 5 Benefits For All Hair Types

Hitting a hair growth plateau? Suffering from a dry or flakey scalp? A scalp brush could be the game-changer you've been looking for. Scalp brushes have been around for centuries and are known to benefit the scalp in various ways. So why are you seeing them everywhere all of the sudden? The answer is simple, treating the scalp is the first step in any healthy hair ritual. Here's what you need to know about adding a scalp brush to your routine and the benefits. 

What Is A Scalp Brush?

Also known as scalp massagers and scalp scrubbers, scalp brushes are handheld tools with flexible bristles or silicone tips designed to massage and exfoliate the scalp to achieve maximum hair health. Which scalp brush is right for you will vary based on hair types and personal preference, but are ultimately a fabulous tool for the scalp regardless of hair type and even with or without hair.

What Are The Benefits of Using a Scalp Brush?

Elevating your in-shower haircare routine by adding in a scalp massage is an obvious benefit when it comes to stress relief and relaxation. We also understand that adding a step to wash day can be a BIG decision so we compiled the top 5 benefits of using a scalp brush. 

  • Exfoliates the scalp
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Improves hair texture
  • Reduces dandruff
  • Enhances product absorption 

Exfoliates The Scalp

If we have said it once, we've said it a thousand times, "scalp care is skincare." Your scalp actually ages 6x faster than your face and needs to be exfoliated just the same. Using a scalp brush can help to remove dead skin cells, excess oil, and other impurities that can clog hair follicles and lead to hair loss. By exfoliating the scalp, you are creating a clean and healthy environment for your hair to grow.

Promotes Hair Growth

Using a scalp brush can also help to stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles. This increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to the scalp, which can help to promote healthy hair growth. Additionally, the gentle massage that a scalp brush provides can help to loosen any tension in the scalp, which can also promote hair growth.

Improves Hair Texture

Scalp brushes can also help to improve the texture of your hair by distributing natural oils throughout the hair shaft, along with using hydrating haircare products with clean formulas, like House of Dear. By using a scalp brush to massage the scalp, you are encouraging the production of sebum, which is the natural oil that helps to keep hair healthy and shiny. By distributing this oil throughout your hair, you can help to reduce frizz and improve the overall texture of your hair.

Reduces Dandruff

Dandruff is a common scalp condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, including dry skin, oily skin and fungal infections. Using a scalp brush can help to reduce dandruff by exfoliating the scalp and removing any buildup of dead skin cells or excess oil. Additionally, the massage action of the scalp brush can help to stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow, which can help to reduce inflammation and itching associated with dandruff.

Enhances Product Absorption 

Using a scalp brush can help to distribute shampoo or other hair care products more evenly across the scalp. This can help to improve product absorption and ensure that your hair and scalp are getting the maximum benefit from the products you use, like the House of Dear Resurrecting Wash and Rinse.

In conclusion, using a scalp brush has numerous benefits for both scalp and hair health. From promoting hair growth to reducing dandruff and improving hair texture, a scalp brush in combination with House of Dear's clean haircare products are an essential tool for anyone looking to improve their overall hair health.