If you are experiencing itchiness, irritation, inflammation, dandruff or hair fall, it may be time to detox your hair and scalp. Excessive styling and using too many products or prolonged exposure to the elements can all cause stress to your hair and scalp. Replenish and breathe new life back into your hair with these simple detox tips:
Cut Back on Styling
Constantly styling your hair can cause a lot of damage to your scalp and tresses, especially if you regularly use heat styling tools like blow dryers and curling irons. Give your hair a break and lay off the styling for a week or so to give your hair time to recover. If you really need to style your hair, especially for work, consider using hair extensions to avoid further damaging your natural hair. True Glory Hair offers reasonably priced, well-made hair extensions in a wide variety of styles and lengths to suit everyone.
When choosing hair extensions, opt for those made from real hair so they look, move and feel just like your natural hair. Choose from True Glory Hair’s range of virgin Brazilian and Indian hair extensions for a realistic look.
Hair styling tools aren’t the only things you should avoid when detoxifying your hair. If you regularly get your hair colored, consider taking a break for a few months. Many hair dyes contain harsh chemicals that can damage your hair, and bleaching your hair in particular can leave it extremely dry and brittle.
Use a Clarifying Shampoo
Using hair products like wax, pomade or hair spray every day can result in product build up. These can clog your scalp and form a layer of dead skin cells and residue, which can lead to dandruff or excessive greasiness. Give your hair and scalp a deep clean with a clarifying shampoo that will get rid of any product buildup or residue. Use this at least once a week to keep your scalp fresh and your hair clean and light, especially if you frequently apply hair styling products.
Put on a Hair Mask
You can whip up your own detoxifying hair mask at home using ingredients that are easily found at any grocery or health store. Mix equal parts of bentonite clay powder, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera gel and apply the mixture generously to your hair and scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let sit for about 20 minutes, without letting the mixture dry out.
Rinse your hair well and follow up with a clarifying shampoo. Bentonite clay is extremely effective at drawing out impurities from your hair and scalp, as well as absorbing excess oil and grease. Apple cider vinegar is rich in nutrients and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Aloe vera gel restores moisture to your scalp and alleviates itching and irritation.
Try these tips out when you feel like your hair and scalp could use a “reset,” and you will be rewarded with a refreshed scalp and lighter, bouncier and shinier hair.