As DHT is present on the scalp, the first step is to scrub the scalp with a gentle exfoliate. This natural scrub is tough enough to remove DHT, sebum, flaking dry skin cells, hair products and any pollutants but gentle enough so as not to damage your hair follicles or scalp.
You will need: A blender or juicer. Plastic bottle Plastic Funnel And here’s your shopping list:
- One whole lemon
- Sea salt Powdered
- activated charcoal
Take the juice of 1 whole lemon and blend with the entire cucumber. Add around 100g of ginger and half a tablespoon of the salt and 1 teaspoon of powdered activated charcoal.
There’s no need to add water, but if the mixture has turned lumpy. Sift the mixture through a sieve or muslin. Using your plastic funnel, add this mixture to your plastic bottle and give it a vigorous shake until it’s well-mixed.
Now you’re going to need at least 10 minutes to spare. Apply the mixture to the area of your scalp that you feel is affected by DHT.
Gently massage this exfoliant in and leave the mixture to work its magic on the scalp for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse the mixture out with warm (not hot) water. It’s a good idea to do this natural scalp scrub once per week and within a month you’re likely to notice a real different.
Lemon juice is a great source of vitamin C, which can boost your immune system and reduce inflammation. When applied to the scalp ,lemon juice helps to absorb excess oils that lead to a greasy, unhealthy scalp. In this way Lemon juice also helps to eradicate dandruff. Lemon juice can make it look shinier, especially after you’ve been in the sun.
“Cucumber juice is extremely good for your hair and scalp. It contains silicon, sulphur and vitamins including Vitamin A and C, silica, Potassium, Alkaline materials, Manganese, Magnesium which collectively stop hair fall, and promote healthy hair.”
Activated charcoal also helps to cleanse your scalp of lots of impurities, removes the sebum and deep cleanses the pores It unclogs the pores in your scalp and detoxifies the hair follicles.
This makes your scalp a better environment for hair growth, Scalp scrubs remove dandruff, excess oil and build up, rebalance, and boost circulation. In this Vogue Article: Steve Shiel, scientific director at L'Oréal UK & Ireland, said"
A good exfoliation helps keep the environment hair grows in - the scalp - balanced and nourished; from stimulating circulation and sloughing off dead skin cells and flakes to eliminating product build-up at scalp level, better hair growth and a mirror-like shine is but a scrub away. And shampoo alone won’t cut it: “You need a scrub to effectively remove excess sebum and product residue and leave the scalp's surface feeling clean and refreshed, which they are better able to do thanks to natural exfoliating ingredients."
We’ve talked about scalp massage in some of our other videos, Massaging your scalp dilates small arteries within your scalp that increase the blood flow to the follicles. “Gentle massaging of the scalp can increase blood flow to the hair follicle, the root of the hair, which is the only living part of the hair,”
Scalp massage for hair loss also reduces stress, which can worsen hair loss. All of this can improve the texture of hair, making it thicker, stronger and healthier over time. For best results, it's important to regularly massage your scalp - at least three times per week for around 3 months. Scalp massages to promote hair growth is a slow process, but extremely effective.
In this 2012 study, researchers found that caffeine can even help to suppress male pattern baldness in the laboratory environment.
Caffeine helps to stimulate the blood vessels beneath the scalp, encourage healthy hair growth, slow down hair loss and can also help to keep hair shiny and soft. So these homemade caffeine oils are definitely worth trying out.