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DIY Scrub for refreshed summer hair

DIY Scrub for refreshed summer hair

As the summer continues on, so, too, does oil and sweat (especially for those in Spain!!). For your hair, this may mean limp strands that fall flat at the root or an itchy, inflamed scalp from all the buildup. Perhaps you increase your shampoo schedule, but your hair still remains greasy and dull.


At the most basic level, a DIY scrub needs just two ingredients: a physical exfoliant and an emollient.

New York based hair stylist Jenna Pitocco uses sugar for her exfoliant, as the gentle granules can mechanically remove all the debris without scratching up the skin. As for the emollient, she uses jojoba oi. The oil closely mimics the natural oils in your skin, and it feeds your scalp with moisture and healthy nutrients.

Then we have the extras, apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil, both of which are frequently touted as hair care wonders. Namely, the acidic nature of apple cider vinegar can help balance your scalp's microbiome, plus, it naturally seals down the hair cuticle and adds shine. Tea tree oil, on the other hand, has been shown to improve mild to moderate dandruff and can even aid in healthy hair growth.


2-4 tablespoons jojoba oil

2-3 tablespoons finely granulated white or brown sugar

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1-2 drops Tea Tree Oil


In a large mixing bowl, add the jojoba oil, vinegar, tea tree oil, and sugar. Mix until it forms a paste. You may want to add your oil tablespoon by tablespoon until you reach your desired consistency.

Part the hair in sections and apply the mixture to different areas of your scalp.

Use the pads of your fingers to scrub, scrub, scrub.

After scrubbing, let it sit for a few minutes, so those ingredients can infuse their healthy vitamins and nutrients.

Wash out thoroughly before shampooing and styling as usual.

The Vintage Avenue Team x

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