No matter how much time you invest in your hair care routine with all the deep conditioning hair masks, leave in conditioners, serum and heat protestant, there is one thing that you are missing out. And if you are guilty of using dry shampoo then you need to be paying more attention to the part of you hair that you have been neglecting: the scalp. Over a period of time, using too much dry shampoo and other hair products will leave your hair follicles clogged and flaky.

You need to understand that there is so much more than just shampooing, conditioning and heat protecting your hair. You need to start paying closer attention to your scalp. Just like the rest of your skin, your scalp also needs cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating. (ALSO READ How to get long hair for guys? 14 tips to get long, healthy and strong hair for men).

Though you might be cleansing and moisturizing your scalp, but exfoliating takes a back seat when it comes to hair care. But exfoliating the scalp is necessary since it cleanses,  tones and buffs away the dead skin build up on the scalp making it more supple and optimizing the condition of the skin.

Here's why you need to add a spoonful of sugar to your shampoo

All you need is this one simple hack to exfoliate your scalp. Add a tablespoon of sugar to a dollop of shampoo and then massage it into your wet scalp. This will easily exfoliate your scalp without leaving any residue in your hair. Also the fine sugar will remove all the gunk in your scalp and nix the dead skin cells away. This will leave with you a cleaner and healthier scalp and hair. (ALSO READ How to combat excessive hair fall: 4 ways to control excessive hair loss).

Here's why you need to add a spoonful of sugar to your shampoo

You will notice that you will be getting a deeper clean and a better moisture at the same time when your practice this method. The exfoliation will normalize the skin cell turnover by removing the accumulation of skin and thereby promoting good hair growth.

Here's why you need to add a spoonful of sugar to your shampoo

But make sure that you do not exfoliate your scalp more than twice a week, depending on your individual scalp health, since exfoliating too much can strip your scalp of all the natural oils. If you wash your hair less than 4 times a week, consider exfoliating twice a week, otherwise stick to exfoliating just once a week to get a healthy hair and scalp.