Sometimes I do things that I have to shake my head and laugh at myself over. Over the weekend even though I knew I had such a crazy busy weekend and company coming over and lots of housework to do, I got it into my head that I wanted to try a scalp detox scrub. I read about it either Friday or Saturday and it’s supposed to be really good for your scalp and encourage hair growth and healthy hair follicles etc. I have pretty thin unhealthy hair (although to be honest it is looking a LOT better these past few months!), and I thought I’d give it a little treat now that it isn’t battling the side effects of me drinking and smoking.
The recipe for this is pretty easy:
Mix olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt together and rub into scalp. Massage, rinse. Done.
DONNA’S recipe went something like this:
- figure out best time to squeeze new adventure in to the day between cleaning and guests arriving
- Be sure to give yourself no extra time for error or unexpected blips. Remember – you’re on a time crunch here!
- While cleaning house, be sure to mop bathroom floor and vaccuum bathroom throw rug. Spend extra time on this while you daydream about scalp exfoliation procedure
- Mix ingredients as called for. Forgot where you saw recipe? No worries, this one is easy to wing. Squirt of lemon juice, some sea salt… dang all the salt is in the pre-filled, disposable grinder that you bought and can’t figure out how to pry the lid off. Ok, grind some into the bowl. Well, THAT’s too fine, it should be coarse! Where’s that pickling salt you bought last fall, that should do the trick. What’s the difference between these types of course salt anyway? All good, now add olive oil. Too much olive oil. Add more salt. Ok, all ready to head into the bathroom
- Put bowl on counter, stand on clean floor and scoop scrub out of bowl and apply to dry hair (scrub just falls off all over the place). Ok, maybe get hair wet first (*strips down, into shower, gets hair wet, climbs back out*). There, that’s better, now the salt is sticking!
- Since you’re naked and in the bathroom and have salt scrub in your hair, now is the PERFECT time to try out that coffee/sugar body scrub you got for Christmas. Open the container, climb back into the bathtub (we don’t want the coffee scrub all over the floor do we? Don’t turn the water on yet!). Scrub it all over you. Ahhh awesome. Your skin is going to be so soft. Oops, quite a bit got on the bottom of the tub, but I bet it would be great if you rub your feet in it and give their soles a little exfoliating too.
- Realize that now you have to wash all this stuff off, but the open container of coffee scrub is in the bathtub with you, and the lid is over on the counter, and the bottom of your feet are covered in the coffee scrub. Contemplate trying to toss the container to counter. Decide to step onto freshly vacuumed throw rug instead. Just quickly and then back into the bathtub. It’s ok, there’s already the salt scrub on the rug anyway. (I am just realizing now as I’m typing it that I could have turned the tap on and rinsed my feet off hahaha, that never even crossed my mind at the time)
- Turn shower on, wash out hair scrub, wash down body. Shampoo hair. Wow, that oily feeling must be from the olive oil, eh? Maybe the original recipe didn’t call for so much. Make mental note to look up recipe again. Shampoo hair a second time. Hrrmmm… still feels a bit oily. Will have to do, company will be here soon.
I will say though, my hair felt AMAZING. If doing this helps it grow faster that’s an added bonus.