Your hair and scalp are intrinsically linked. A healthy scalp will grow healthy hair. Hair that has buildup and gunk will not only look dull and greasy, it will slow hair growth because all of that buildup is effecting your scalp. Help your hair grow in healthier by clarifying both it and your scalp. Discover 5 ways to detox your hair and enjoy healthy hair like you’ve never had it before!
This scalp detox method might seem simple, but it works. When you massage your scalp, you increase blood flow to the area and decrease any toxins that may have accumulated. There are tools on the market that will give you a scalp massage, however you can achieve the same result with the pads of your fingers. If you are interested, you could use cold-pressed oil, such as coconut, jojoba, and almond oil, to help lubricate the massage and hydrate your hair. It is recommended that you give yourself a scalp massage once or twice a week.
Detoxifying Clay Mask
Your face and body loves getting a detoxifying clay hair mask, why shouldn’t your scalp and hair get in on the fun? Try either rhassoul clay or bentonite clay as they are very nutrient rich plus they attract and absorb impurities from your scalp and hair. To make a scalp and hair mask, mix ½ cup clay, 150 ml water, and an optional 2 drops of lavender essential oil, into a paste. Cover your scalp and hair completely with it. Sit and relax for around 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Do this only twice a month.
Baking soda is amazing to use to remove product buildup, cleanse your hair and scalp, and exfoliate the skin on your scalp. The easiest way to use baking soda is to mix a teaspoon or two of baking soda into however much shampoo you normally use. Wash your hair like you would normally and rinse. The baking soda will work to remove any buildup. It is recommended you do this only once a month.
Comb to Detox
Combing your hair will work much like a scalp massage does, however you can do it every day. It is very simple to do. Comb your hair with a wide toothed comb. It is recommended that you use a wooden comb. Some also recommend that you count your comb strokes and aim from 50-70 strokes a day.
If your hair’s pH gets too alkaline, you may find that it begins to get dull and brittle. Using something acidic will help to balance out your hair’s pH and close the cuticles along the hair shaft which will make your hair shiny and bouncy again. You can dilute lemon/lime juice in water and pour it over your hair. Massage the lemon mixture into your scalp and let sit for five minutes. Rinse your hair in clean water. The same thing can be done with apple cider vinegar to the same result.
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Originally posted 2015-07-29 08:03:44.