How To Make Brown Sugar Scrub For Scalp? 

Show some TLC to your lovely locks with this sweet and affordable ingredient.

Reviewed by Tiffany TaylorTiffany Taylor, Hairstylist
By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Your scalp needs a good deep cleaning to eliminate all the grime and gunk, depending on the hair texture (from once every two weeks to at least once a month). You can use a natural homemade hair scrub without burning a hole in your pocket. Brown sugar is a natural exfoliant that can naturally slough off dead skin cells on your scalp without irritating it.

Go ahead and try one of our homemade brown sugar scrubs for healthy hair and scalp. Scroll down to learn more.

Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub Recipes

 1. Oatmeal And Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown sugar and oatmeal scrub


Brown sugar and oatmeal scrub successfully exfoliates the scalp, removes clogged dirt and impurities, and boosts the blood circulation of your hair follicles.


  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of oatmeal
  • Small bowl
  • 2 teaspoons of hair conditioner
  • 15 drops of olive oil
  • Hair conditioner


  1. Mix two tablespoons of brown sugar and oatmeal in a bowl.
  2. Add 2 spoons of your favourite hair conditioner to the mixture.
  3. Mix the ingredients using your hands.
  4. Add 15 drops of olive oil. Use a spoon to mix them together.
  5. Your Brown Sugar Scrub is ready.

Interesting fact: Oatmeal helps in fighting heart-related diseases. It removes stress and regulates blood pressure (1).

2. Jojoba Oil And Brown Sugar Scrub

 Brown sugar and jojoba oil scrub


The jojoba oil and brown sugar scrub removes dandruff, treats hair fall, and moisturizes your hair effectively. It also protects your hair against the harmful rays of the sun.


  • 2 spoons of brown sugar
  • 2 spoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 spoons of jojoba oil
  • 1 spoon of sea salt


  1. Mix brown sugar and sea salt together in a bowl.
  2. Add jojoba oil and fresh lemon juice.
  3. Mix using a spoon.
  4. Your jojoba oil and brown sugar scrub is now ready.

Interesting fact: Jojoba oil fights wrinkles and signs of aging. It also increases the softness of your skin by 37% (2).

3. Baking Soda And Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown sugar and baking soda scrub


This mixture can be used once a month to remove unwanted bacteria and dandruff. It contains antiseptici  XA substance or chemical used to kill or prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms and reduce the risk of infection. properties that will protect your hair from damage.


  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of shampoo
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. While massaging your hair, focus on the scalp and roots.
  3. Use a few minutes to massage. This will improve blood circulation.
  4. Use warm water to rinse.

Note: If you have color-treated hair, this scrub might not be the one for you.

Interesting fact: Australian tea tree oil can be used for a massage therapy as it supplies your body with essential nutrients and keeps your skin toned, beautiful and rosy (3).

Now that you know how to prepare your own brown sugar scrub for hair, go ahead and read the many benefits it has for your skin!

Stylecraze Says
Individuals with sensitive scalp should exercise caution as sugar granules may cause mild irritation. Ensure you make the scrub into a thick and smooth paste before applying it to your hair.

Beauty Benefits Of Brown Sugar

1. Beauty Scrub

Brown sugar can be used as a beauty scrub


Brown sugar has often been used as a core ingredient while preparing beauty scrubs. Not only do experts see it as a natural exfoliatori  XA substance or an ingredient that helps remove dead skin cells from the skin surface and keeps skin smoother. , but also emphasize its natural effect. To use brown sugar for scrubbing at home, always begin from the feet and work it up to your neck and scalp. This will boost blood circulation and help your skin balance its pH levels. Wash your body with warm water once you are done. Doing this regularly will leave your skin soft, smooth, and refreshed.

Stylecraze Says
Use a deep conditioner after exfoliation to keep the scalp soft and hydrated.

2. Promotes Healthier Looking Skin

Woman applying a face scrub for glowing and healthy skin


Brown sugar is also popularly known for promoting healthier and more beautiful-looking skin. It contains glycolic acidi  XA water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) (a group of plant and animal-derived acids) made from sugar cane. , which is a must-needed ingredient for all expensive beauty products. This helps in eliminating toxins from the body as it conditions and moisturizes the skin effectively.

3. Fights Acne

Brown Sugar fights acne, pimples, and other skin conditions. It prevents breakouts in the future and allows your skin to remain healthy and vibrant. Add honey and milk to your brown sugar scrub in order to reap the benefits.

The brown sugar crystals exfoliate the scalp, removing any dirt and other impurities from the scalp. They improve blood circulation and restore the skin’s pH levels. These crystals moisturize the skin while removing toxins from the body. Pairing brown sugar with other ingredients such as oatmeal and jojoba oil improves scalp and hair health and appearance. These natural ingredients provide additional hair care benefits such as moisturization, antiseptici  XA substance or an ingredient that helps remove dead skin cells from the skin surface and keeps skin smoother. and anti-dandruff properties, managing hair fall, and protecting the hair from damage. So, now that you know how to make a brown sugar scrub for scalp health, add it to your hair care regimen at least twice a month and see the difference for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is salt or sugar better for scalp scrub?

Each ingredient has its own benefits. Salt can deeply cleanse your scalp, but too much salt may leave your scalp and hair dry. Sugar scrubs can exfoliate your scalp and promote blood flow, which may stimulate hair growth.

Do you use scalp scrub on wet or dry hair?

A scalp scrub should be applied on wet or damp clean hair.

Should you do a scalp scrub before or after shampoo?

Many people prefer to use a scalp scrub after they wash their hair with shampoo.

Which brown sugar is best for sugar scrub?

Organic brown sugar is the best for making sugar scrubs.

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