Dr Pimple Popper has amassed millions of fans who love to cringe at her gruesome videos, but now a hairdresser reckons she has a procedure that’s just as satisfying to watch.
Christina Kreitel from Utah sent Instagram followers into a frenzy with a video showing her exfoliating a client’s scalp, which has now racked up more than 3.5 million views on Instagram.
The footage shows Christina brushing a woman’s head with a bristled teasing brush. removing flakes of dry, dread skin.
The hairdresser insisted that it’s an essential treatment for when the season changes, saying: ‘Just because you don’t have dandruff doesn’t mean you don’t need this. It’s as satisfying as watching Dr Pimple Popper.’
Many commenters found the footage strangely satisfying but some squeamish sorts were not impressed by the footage and wrongly claimed the woman had lice.
By way of response, Christina shared the process behind the scalp treatment to clear up misconceptions.
‘I was also shocked to see how many people thought this was lice and how many people have no idea what a scalp treatment is,’ she said.
‘I do these on my clients all the time.’
The first step to scalp exfoliation is to brush dead skin from the scalp with a bore bristled teasing brush, which is softer than a comb.
She then applies a tea tree conditioning scalp treatment and massages it in for ten minutes, before washing and styling.
Some confused followers thought the woman had head lice or bugs in her hair
The scalp has more oil glands and hair follicles than the rest of your skin, mearning that sebum and dead skin cells can build up, causing oiliness and flaking.
A build up of sebum and dead skin cells can leave the pored blocked and as cell turnover slows with age, you’ll need a little extra help to scrub them away.
Exfoliating the scalp helps to clear the build up and will make your products more effective as they’re better able to penetrate.
Christina sectioned off her client’s hair so she could work through the whole scalp with a brush
The treatment involves brushing the scalp with a bristled teasing brush. taking away flakes of dry, dread skin.
Some squeamish followers were unimpressed and asked if the woman’s hair was infested with lice