The moment you realize that scalp is actually skin that you can never observe seemingly, you will start giving this often overlooked zone a little extra TLC.. Like any other organ that needs maintenance and attention, a scalp is in regular need of a detox.. By detox we don’t mean the simple act of washing your hair, co-washing or massaging, our scalp tends to absorb everything we apply to it, with time the natural optimal ecosystem faces build up accumulating that will wreak havoc on the delicate scalp.. Treatments that target scalp detox will rid you of all the harmful toxins and bring the natural balance back, the result? Healthy growing hair..
Signs To Look Out For That You’re Due For A Scalp Detox Treatment
1 || Hair Loss And Thinning…
Free radicals and a low count of antioxidants in the body will affect your scalp health.. A lot of cases when there is no direct illness that causes hair loss, it’s mostly oxidative stress that remains culprit, which destroys cells in the body such as hair follicles.
To treat oxidative stress, it is highly recommend to reduce your exposure to free radicals. A scalp detox effectively flushes out the harmful toxins before they attack the hair bulb and refreshes it with antioxidants to keep it protected.
2 || Not Washing Your Hair Regularly…
Nowadays, products like dry shampoos, hair sprays and gels are widely available and the result is skipping regular hair washing routines.. While the short-term effects can be great for hair health, your scalp may not fare as well. Most shampoos have a unique pH and formula to properly cleanse the scalp of excess sebum, residue and product buildup. When you continually skip this step, hair follicles can become clogged – leading to hair loss, thinning and weak hair strands.
3 || Scalp Purging Die To Diet And Lifestyle…
As exciting as it may seem, starting off on a new diet that involves detoxing will result in toxins expelled through your pores, including the large pores on your scalp.. This can lead to breakouts, which can be quite painful and bothersome. Organic scalp treatments, particularly those infused with the herb Horsetail, help soothe the inflammation and speed up the detox process by pulling out all the toxins and impurities left on the skin.
4 || Living In A Highly Polluted Environment…
Toxic fumes and substances are never completely washed away by shampoo. Most of them are quickly absorbed by the scalp, causing free radical damage to the skin cells and hair follicles. Adding a scalp detox treatment to your beauty regimen can help draw out all the toxins that your daily shampoo cannot remove.
5 || Using Heavy Hairstyling Products…
There’s a price to pay when your hair styling products are giving you flawless results! However, that grimy and waxy feel you get no matter how many times you wash your hair weekly is a sign that you are heavy-handedly using product. The residues that remain on the scalp and hair can cause dehydration and irritation when not removed properly. Unfortunately, your daily hair bath and conditioner can only do so much. In fact, they may actually exacerbate the problem if not washed away completely.
What you need is a complete scalp detox treatment to get rid of the residues once and for all.
6 || There’s A Season Change…
Seasonal changes, especially winter, can cause flakes to appear. When not exfoliated, it can build up on the scalp and clog pores. Doing a deep cleansing and purifying treatment will not only buff away the flakes, but also restore moisture and balance to damaged scalp.
7 || Not Washing Off Product Efficiently
Residues that result from shampoo not rinsed well, or not washing your hair the day you use dry shampoo, add to that impurities left on scalp after coloring your hair are all results that call for a scalp detox..
Scalp Detox Benefits
# Promotes healthy hair growth
# Purifies the scalp of odor-causing bacteria
# Antioxidants prevent oxidative stress and enhance scalp function
# Removes buildup that causes dull hair and scalp imbalances
# Calms scalp irritation and redness
Ways To Detox Your Scalp
1 || Scrubs
Using a cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt effectively removes residues which tend to cause unhealthy scalp. Best when used weekly for a detox or after a hair color to soothe the scalp and eliminate chemical residues. A DIY recipe involves simply adding a teaspoon of sugar or coarse salt to shampoo, and then massaging it into the scalp, the fine particles dissolve with water, leaving no residue behind..
2 || Special Shampoos
Using a more targeted elixir in your shampoo will have a great effect and leave hair feeling refreshingly clean with an extra anti-dandruff boost…
3 || Scalp Treatments
Those will help regulate and restore your natural scalp pH. Some include charcoal and witch hazel, while others are infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate or cutting-edge Vitamin-B3-based complex, which rebalances the microbiome for both instant and long-lasting relief.
4 || Scalp DIY Masks
If you take your time and scour the net for a scalp mask, you will be overwhelmed with the amount of effective recipes out there! Do yourself a favor and pick one of those to reap the many benefits at the convenience of your home..
5 || Scalp Massage To Remove Toxins
The good old scalp massage is the easiest way to detox your scalp. When you head massage, it increases blood circulation, this helps to carry away toxin from the scalp and remove them from your body via the detox organs. Head massage also stimulates and strengthens your hair follicles to grow healthy hair.
6 || Lime Juice Clarifying Rinse…
We know that lime juice with warm water makes a great detox drink for our body, but lime juice also helps to detox our scalp and hair. Rich in alpha hydroxy acid, lime juice gently removes the outer layer of dead skin cells and product build-up to promote hair growth and give a lustrous shine to hair.
7 || Honey and Cinnamon Scalp Tonic…
Along with detoxifying your scalp, the honey and cinnamon combo is super nourishing for hair. If your hair growth is deadly slow or you have bald patches, I encourage you to try this. It will revive your hair and bring new life to it. Honey is a great moisturizer and works wonders to balance the scalp pH – this keeps the microbes and other nasties in check. Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps remove scalp impurities, increases circulation, and stimulate hair growth.
8 || Baking Soda Cleansing Mask…
Baking soda or Sodium bicarbonate is an extraordinary cleanser. That is why it has hundreds of beauty uses – from toothpaste to shampoo you can use baking soda in many different ways. When massaged into the scalp, baking soda exfoliates the scalp to remove any impurities. It also acts as a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal and helps to alleviate dandruff.