You blow-dry it, perm it, straighten it, crimp it. Your hair goes through a lot of styling over the years. Eventually, you may notice your tresses becoming dull, lifeless, or even damaged thanks to all the chemical processes and products you’ve exposed it to. Even if you don’t usually style your hair, it can still look unhealthy because of a natural buildup of oils and sebum on your scalp. When this happens, your scalp can become clogged, causing irritation, or a greasy layer can form and prevent any products you apply from fully penetrating your hair.
Try These Concoctions for Your Hair-Detox Needs
If you think your hair needs to be restored to its former glory, or maybe you just want to give it some tender loving care, consider detoxing it with these hair-care concoctions that use products you can easily find at home.
Cucumber and Lime
Having an oily scalp can lead to a host of problems, from acne to dandruff and even hair loss. A natural way to lessen oiliness and improve the health of your scalp and hair would be to use a mixture of cucumber and lime. Lime can remove oil, dirt, and buildup, and it leaves your hair and scalp with a refreshing citrus scent. Cucumber, on the other hand, has natural inflammatory and anti-itching properties that could help fight irritation. As the citric acid of lime strips hair of its extra oil and grease, cucumber steps in to moisturize it naturally so you don’t suffer from dryness.
To enjoy the detoxing benefits of this amazing combo, mix a cup of cucumber and one teaspoon of lime juice into a blender. Blend until it becomes a fine paste, and then apply the mixture by sections on your scalp. You may use your fingertips or cotton balls to do this. Leave on for five to fifteen minutes before washing out.
Sea salt has become popular for its exfoliating properties on the skin, but did you know you can also use it on your scalp? This type of salt is effective for dissolving grease, product buildup, and dead skin on your scalp, instantly making your hair feel smooth and shiny. To treat your hair to this DIY detox shampoo, mix one tablespoon of pure sea salt with a tablespoon of your usual shampoo and a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture on wet hair, and wash out thoroughly using cold water. Repeat this treatment up to twice per month for best results.
Sodium bicarbonate, the active component in baking soda, is a natural cleanser and an effective exfoliating agent. This is why baking soda has a multitude of beauty applications, from being a natural toothpaste to shampoo. Baking soda can also be used for detoxing your hair and ridding it of impurities. It can exfoliate dead skin cells and natural oils from your hair and scalp, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.
All you need to do is mix one tablespoon of baking soda with two cups of warm water. Wash your hair first before applying the mixture to your hair and scalp. Thoroughly massage then rinse from your scalp to the tips of your hair before washing it off completely with water. This simple hair hack should add volume to limp and dull hair and make your scalp squeaky clean.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Chemical treatments and artificial hair-care products can disrupt your hair’s natural pH level, and this can cause damage to your hair follicles. One trick to restore your hair’s natural pH would be to treat it to a naturally acidic product like apple cider vinegar. High in acetic acid, apple cider vinegar is known for its many health benefits, including aiding digestion, lowering cholesterol, and reducing belly fat. Its natural antibacterial properties, combined with its acid content, makes it great for restoring your hair’s pH levels and cleaning out oil and product buildup on your scalp.
To use apple cider vinegar, combine a quarter cup of the liquid with water, and run it through your newly washed hair. Rub your fingertips onto your scalp and hair to apply the apple cider vinegar deeply before rinsing it thoroughly with water. Make sure the apple cider vinegar you use is raw and does not contain added sugars.
Some Extra Care for Your Hair
Just had your hair bleached or dyed? These DIY concoctions may not be enough to regain your hair back to its original state, but worry no more! There are a lot of treatments available in the market whether it’s for maintaining your blonde locks or keeping that bright red hue for weeks.
Want to purge out substances you’re not sure you have or have not taken? Then this ultra-clean shampoo will make sure you have nothing to worry about and you’ll feel relieved.
Whatever the state of your hair is, always take care of it and be confident no matter how you style it.