There are thousands of hair products available on the market nowadays that you should be aware of. Using too frequently these kind of products is definitely not good for your hair and scalp. Just imagine how it works on your skin when you use too much make up and cosmetic products which will definitely clog the pores and make your skin worse. It works in the same way with your hair and scalp that they need a detox regularly in order to flush out toxic and harmful things on the scalp and hair. Here are the ways:
1. Head massage:
This is one of the best way to detox the scalp. Head massage is both relaxing and stimulate the blood circulation which facilitates your hair growth healthily. It also removes dead skin cells and unclog the hair follicles so that new hair can grow out effortlessly.
You can use your fingertips and gently massage your head. That using some drops of oil is recommended as for dry hair. With some oils, it will make your hair shiny and vibrant. As the oils are absorbed through the pores of your scalp, it’s best to use pure, cold pressed oils such as coconut, almond, jojoba, olive and sesame.
2. Comb It Out:
Combing hair is also a way to give your scalp a massage by using your combs or brushes instead of your hair. A wide-tooth comb made of wood or bristle is suggested. Make it gently and slowly that you are comfortable with. Try to build the habit of using comb every single day or twice a day to make your scalp healthy and strong.
3. Detox Clay Mask:
Nutrient rich clays have amazing benefits to your scalp and hair. They repair and renew scalp skin by nourishing it with pro-vitamins and trace minerals such as silica, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium.
To prepare this mask you will need some rhassoul or bentonite clay; plain water or herb water, some drops of essential oils.
Mix all the ingredients together until it becomes a semi-thick paste. Cover your scalp with the mask, remember to section your hair and coat nicely your head with the mask. Allow it leaves for 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
4. Lemon/Lime Clarifying Rinse:
Lemon detox drink is a familiar recipe for many people and now it comes to detox your hair. It is a great detox for your scalp and hair, which closes the cuticles along the hair shaft and leave your hair the bouncy, shiny appearance.
To make lemon/lime rinse you will need:
· 2 tablespoons lime juice
· 1 cup water
· 5 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Blend these ingredients together and you are good to go. Apply this infusion on your hair, gently massage your scalp and let it sit for 5 minutes. Wash off with water.
5. Baking Soda:
This is one of a great methods to remove build up and clarify your scalp.
How to use:
Dissolve 2 tsp baking soda in a cup of lukewarm water. Pour it on your head and massage your scalp for a few minutes. As baking soda is alkaline it will leave your hair’s cuticle open – which will make your hair look rough and dull. To counteract this, the treatment is best followed with an acid rinse – lemon, orange, black tea, vinegar. This will close the hair cuticles as well as normalize the hair pH.