This is why you need to add sugar to your shampoo NOW!

We're finally recognizing that in order to score a head full of healthy hair, we have to pay closer attention to our scalps. Just like your face, your scalp needs more than just cleansing and moisturizing. It also requires frequent exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells, dirt, dandruff, oil and product build-up. But let's be honest, some of the fancy spancy scalp scrubs that exist today can be pricey. Fortunately, there's a DIY trick that works just as well and it involves sugar!

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Our scalp requires just as much TLC as our faces and that includes everything from cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating. But if a scalp scrub isn't in your budget, all you need to do is add a tablespoon of sugar to your shampoo. Dr. Francesca Fusco, dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology shared the hack with Marie Claire

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"Adding a tablespoon of sugar to a dollop of shampoo will gently exfoliate the scalp and easily dissolve and rinse out without leaving any residue on hair," Dr. Fusco said. By removing, dead skin cells, dirt, dandruff, oil and product build-up from the scalp, you're essentially promoting healthy hair growth. Fusco recommends exfoliating your scalp every 3-5 washes depending on your individual scalp health. 

Sure, it's an extra step but if it results in gorgeous hair we're SO in! 

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