Scalp Exfoliation Treatment For Thinning Hair

.Hello everyone! Today I’m talking about hair and one way you can get the most out of various hair thinning treatments.  We know about the benefits of exfoliation for the face and body, but the scalp is often neglected.  It needs care just as the rest of our skin. I was shopping at Ulta for hair regrowth products to improve my thinning hair and prevent further hair loss, when a stylist suggested that before beginning any program, a scalp exfoliation treatment (called Scalp Renew Treatment at Ulta) would be helpful.

Scalp Exfoliation Benefits

Regularly exfoliating the scalp has several benefits.  First It deep cleans the scalp by removing dirt, pollution, excess oil, and hair products (like dry shampoo) which can block the pores.  When this happens, it can affect the quality of hair growth or stop it altogether.  Scalp exfoliation stimulates hair growth by increasing the blood circulation, thus bringing vital nutrients and minerals to the area.  Additionally, it helps hair treatment products absorb better.  A healthy, clean scalp is critical to hair growth.

The Scalp Exfoliation Treatment

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The stylist washed my hair with Nioxin Cleansing Shampoo.

Nixon products were developed especially for thinning hair.  This shampoo helps remove buildup and folicle clogging scalp residue.  It’s made with vitamins, botanicals, and has an SPF 15. The shampoo is available in the following formulations:

  • System 1 is for fine hair with light thinning.  
  • System 2 is for fine hair with progressed thinning.
  • System 3 is for color treated hair with light thinning.
  • System 4 is for color-treated hair with progressed thinning.
  • System 5 is for chemically treated hair with normal/light thinning, and with very dry hair.
  • System 6 is for chemically treated hair with progressed thinning.

Next, she sectioned my hair in four sections and applied the Nioxin Scalp Renew Treatment over my entire scalp.  It’s like having an anti-aging facial for the scalp. This product stimulates and exfoliates the scalp skin, removes build-up, and stimulates blood circulation.  She massaged the treatment into my scalp and left it on for ten minutes.  After that, she washed the Renew Treatment out and applied a conditioner.  The stylist recommended this treatment monthly.  You can buy it here.

At Home Methods:

There are also some at-home methods to exfoliate the scalp.  She suggested using an apple cider vinegar and water rinse once a week in addition to the exfoliation.  Or gently rub a scalp exfoliation brush through the scalp while shampooing to remove flakes physically.  You  can  buy  it  here.Scalp Exfoliation is most often done on wet, just-washed hair.  Never exfoliate the scalp if you have  irritation, cut, or if your scalp is feeling too sensitive.


In the next few days after the treatment, my hair and scalp were squeaky clean, bouncier, and shinier.  The treatment was enjoyable, and I plan on doing it monthly, as part of my regular hair care routine.  If I don’t get there, I will make a point to do it at home.  Scalp exfoliation can be a helpful tool in the fight against hair loss.

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