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Why a Scalp Detox is Important?

Think about your most recent hair care routine. What products are going on your hair and scalp? Are you adding a mousse, a gel, a leave-in conditioner, a serum, more? If your scalp is starting to feel itchy and your hair a little heavy or even dry/oily, it may be time for a scalp detox!
Whereas yes, those products get washed out the next time you shampoo and condition, they also tend to leave a residue that builds up on your scalp over time. It’s important to give your scalp a detox at least once per month using natural products that can break down that build up for you and leave you with a healthy, nourished scalp!

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What is a scalp detox?

A scalp detox is essentially an extra step in your hair care routine that you incorporate once or twice/month (pending your product usage). The process is designed to remove build-up and residue to expose a fresh, clean, and well-nourished scalp. The purpose is to unblock any clogged hair follicles, which will aid in hair growth, as well as hydrate the skin so you don’t develop skin conditions like dandruff.

What are some signs you may need a scalp detox?

The most commons signs include:
  • An itchy scalp
  • A dry scalp
  • Fragile hair – easy to break
  • Dandruff
  • Build up along the hair cuticles on your scalp

How do you detox your scalp and how often?

You can detox your scalp in numerous ways, but we recommend taking a natural approach and even speaking to a dermatologist or hair care specialist about the products that would be most beneficial. You’ll likely start off with a double shampoo using shampoos that are formulated to break down build-up. You’ll then move on to a conditioning treatment and nourishing serum.
You should detox yourself at least 1-2x per month unless recommended otherwise by a professional!

Are there any precautions to consider before detoxing your scalp?

If you have any skin conditions such as psoriasis, dandruff, lesions, etc. You should consult your dermatologist before partaking in a scalp detox. Some products can be harmful to such skin conditions and may even make them worse. There are numerous products on the market that can provide you with a quality scalp detox, but you’ll need to first know which ones to avoid!

What are some natural ingredients for detoxing your scalp?

When detoxing, taking the natural route is always the most beneficial. Consider using the following products in your detox routine either as stand-alone options or mixed into your products.
  • Apple cider vinegar – ideal for breaking down build up and restoring balance
  • Aloe vera – Great for moisturizing the scalp as well as fighting any bacteria growth
  • Bentonite clay – Perfect for moisturizing and detoxifying the scalp

Detoxing your scalp should be a routine part of your hair care process. It should be added at least once per month in order to maintain a healthy, nourished scalp and promote hair growth. You’ll want to consult a dermatologist if you have any skin condition related to your scalp, but otherwise, consider talking with your hair care specialist about which products would be most beneficial to you. Consider products with all-natural ingredients like apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay.


Why a Scalp Detox is Important ?



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