The chemical and toxins from your hair products like your shampoos, serums, conditioners, styling gel that build up on your scalp and exposure to environmental pollution, heat of sun are some the major causes hair damage, hair fall and makes hair look dull and lifeless. A detox is what you need to remove these build ups along with cleansing all the dirt and grime that accumulates on your hair. Detoxing the hair will make your hair look shinier, stronger and healthier. Scalp detox treatment is one step further than just shampooing your hair. A thorough cleansing of the scalp will open the hair follicle, remove product build up and nourish the scalp for healthy hair growth.
Here Are Six Ways To Detox Your Hair:
1. Baking Soda
Baking Soda – 1/2 cup
Warm water – 2 cups
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is an excellent cleanser and good exfoliant which will help to remove product build up with its gentle cleaning action, clean dirt and grime, eliminate dandruff. You will get clean, residue free strands.
Mix baking soda and warm water in a mug thoroughly. Wet your hair completely and pour the mixture of baking soda and water on your hair. Gently massage the scalp and hair and rinse well with plain water for residue –free hair. Apply natural conditioner like apple cider vinegar rinse or raw honey to seal the detox and condition your hair.
2. Lemon And Cucumber Shampoo
This shampoo will help to cleanse your scalp of dirt, grease and dandruff and get rid of the impurities that traditional hair products leave behind as it contains citric acid from lemon. Cucumber will help to sooth the itchy scalp and provide a cooling effect. And this is suitable for oily scalp as well as dry scalp.
1 lemon (medium sized)
1 cucumber (medium sized)
Essential oil 3-4 drops (0ptional)
Peel cucumber and lemon and after making small pieces and blend all the ingredients well adding essential oil of your choice. Use it to detox your hair as your regular shampoo once or twice a week.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid that will not just wipe out the residue from the hair products that are left behind even after shampooing but will also add shine to your hair without stripping the natural oil from your stresses.
½ cup of Apple cider vinegar
3 cups of water
Mix water and apple cider vinegar and after shampooing your hair use this diluted mix as a last rinse to wash your hair. If your hair is oily use more apple cider vinegar and less if your hair is dry. Soak up your hair with ACV once a week to get clean, shiny and healthy hair.
4. Coconut Milk And Aloe Vera Shampoo
This hair detox recipe with provide your hair with healthy fats and proteins and many other nutrients your hair need to grow stronger and healthier.
½ cup coconut milk
2 tbsp. Aloe Vera gel (preferably fresh)
5-6 drops of essential oil (optional)
Mix the ingredients well and apply on your wet hair similarly as you use your regular shampoo. Massage your scalp for 2-3 minutes and wash your hair with clean water. You can use this detox treatment as often as your hair needs.
5. Sea Salt Clarifying Shampoo
Salt base hair shampoo is excellent for removing product build up, relieve itchy scalp, improve circulation and stimulate the hair growth and make hair soft and supple. This shampoo will add volume to your hair. But avoid using this treatment if you have red itchy scalp or any other scalp infection or excessive dry hair.
2 tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 tsp. baby soap flakes
1 tsp olive, avocado or almond oil
Mix sea salt and baby soap flakes and oil to create your own clarifying shampoo. Apply a spoonful on your hair and work to create lather. Rinse off thoroughly with water to get healthy, shiny hair.