DIFFERENT WAYS TO DETOX YOUR HAIR
We all want healthy hair. However, achieving that can be a bit harder than we want. Today we are straightening, bleaching, dying, and experimenting with different hair styles that suck the life out of our hair or pull it out. Just like you detox your body or do a weekly face mask (which you should aim to do) you have to do the same for your hair. Now I’m not saying to detox your hair you have to forgo adding any heat to it for a period. Though that can help drastically taking these steps below and developing a routine will not only detox your hair but keep your hair healthy, long, and strong (unless you’re a pixie cut, bob, or lob type of girl).
It Starts with the Scalp
Yes, that is right. Just like your body needs to be cleaned up daily after you endure harsh chemicals from outside or a sweaty session at the gym you need to clean your scalp from all the products and sweat that build up on it. This is not only key to healthy hair, but it aids in hair growth. Clarifying shampoos or shampoos that contain selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, or pyrithione zinc help rid your scalp of dead skin and all the styling products you put in your hair. Now don’t go and dump a glob of shampoo on your head. The best way to do it is by “lathering at the nape of the neck and work up towards the hairline” says New York City hairstylist Nunzio Saviano.
Go Heatless A Couple of Day in the Week
I know I said you wouldn’t need to give up heat completely but foregoing it a couple of days, in the long run, will make your hair happy. Think about it, when you style your hair with hot instruments (I would hope) you’re adding a heat protector which causes build up. I like to curl my hair every two to three days and sleep in a bun or wear a bun in between which keeps the curls going strong. This not only saves your hair from constant heat but makes it easier to have heatless days.
Pump up the Moisture
This is a no-brainer. Just like you need water to survive, and your skin needs lotion to keep its elasticity so does your hair need moisture to keep it healthy. Using moisturizing shampoos and conditioners is always a bonus. You should also add moisture to your hair after washing it and add more moisture to your hair throughout the week. The last thing you want to do is dry your hair out especially if you’re going to be adding heat to it or be out in the sun all day.
Condition, Condition, Condition
Every week I try to deep condition my hair. I either use a coconut mask I purchased from TJ Maxx or Loreal’s amazing deep conditioner for damaged hair. Then, every two weeks I use Olaplex step three and leave it in my hair for 10 minutes then wash and condition my hair followed by adding coconut oil. Letting your hair repair and restore itself is just as important as keeping it moisturized
These are just a few of the many ways you can detox your hair and start your journey to healthy and strong hair. The best way to achieve that is to create a routine and stick to it.
Let us know below how you detox your hair!
Originally posted on Deliberate Magazine.