Home Remedies for hair detox

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Our hair is constantly being subjected to a lot of ‘torture’ on a daily. When it is not being pounded by pollution, the sun, and styling, it collects build up from the serums, shampoos, and conditioners that you use to keep it healthy. Your hair starts to become dull and lifeless. It’s even worse if you have cool-toned hair, as all the build up is likely to give it an undesirable yellow tint. This is when a hair detox comes in handy.

What Is Hair Detox?

A detox is just the thing your hair needs to get a fresh start. It helps remove not only the dirt and grime from your hair but also the build up that hair care products leave behind. This layer of gunk, if not removed, can keep your hair from receiving the benefits of even a completely sound hair care routine. A detox helps cleanse your hair of the gunk and makes it more susceptible to other hair care treatments.

Why Should You Detox?

Even healthy hair is constantly collecting dirt, grime, and product residue. Regularly washing your hair is not enough to keep it clean. In fact, the shampoos and conditioners you use are bound to leave some residue of their own in your hair. Although completely detoxing your hair may take time, you can feel the difference right from the first session.
Wondering how to detox your hair? Worry not, there are many different kinds of hair detox treatments. Here are some homemade remedies to detox your hair

Ingreduents required for hair detox

• Bentonite Clay and Aloe
• Baking Soda
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• Sea Salt Clarifying Shampoo
• Honey Shampoo
• Coconut Milk Shampoo
• Cucumber And Lemon

Bentonite Clay and Aloe

Bentonite clay draws out the minerals and toxins from your hair with its strong negative electromagnetic charge. The aloe gel contains nourishing properties as well as antioxidants that keep your hair healthy.

What you need:

• two cups of bentonite clay powder
• two cups of pure aloe vera gel
• four tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• one cup of apple cider vinegar

What to do:

• Put the bentonite clay, aloe vera gel and 4 teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar in a mason jar and mix till you get a smooth paste
• Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair
• Wear a shower cap and allow it sit in for 30 to 30 minutes
• Pay attention to ensure the mask is not drying up
• Rinse off the mixture with a cup of vinegar
• Wait for 3 minutes then you shampoo and condition.
• Carry out this routine once in two weeks to detox your hair. If, however, you want to do it more often, then you should skip using apple cider vinegar to rinse your hair.

Baking Soda

Baking soda eliminates the oil build up, removes products from your hair, and fights off dandruff from your shafts and scalp. The warm water used before applying baking soda will lift your cuticles, making way for some deep cleaning action.

What you need:

• 1/2 cup baking soda
• Three cups hot water

What to do:

• Mix the baking soda in hot water and keep it aside.
• Rinse your hair until it is completely wet.
• Pour the baking soda and water mixture through your hair.
• Work it in well and massage your scalp for a couple of minutes.
• Rinse it out and condition to seal the detox.
• You can also opt to use raw oil to condition your hair.
• You can use this recipe once a week or once every two weeks depending on how dry or oily your hair is.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar cleans your hair without stripping away its natural oils. This is one of the easiest ways to detox your hair and it works best when you use the rinse after using natural sulfate-free shampoos.

What you need:

• Three cups of apple cider vinegar
• Two cups of water

What to do:

• Dilute the apple cider vinegar with two cups of water.
• Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
• Pour the diluted apple cider vinegar through your hair and do not rinse it further.
• Do this once every two weeks

Sea Salt Clarifying Shampoo

Sea salt is a very active exfoliating agent. Mixing it with a shampoo will not just get rid of the dead skin cells in your scalp, it will also clean your hair of product buildup.

What you need:

• 2 parts coarse sea salt
• 1 part shampoo

What to do:

• Mix the sea salt and shampoo to create your own sea salt clarifying shampoo.
• Work it into your hair until you get a good lather.
• Rinse off with cool water.
• Do this detox recipe once a month

Honey Shampoo

Honey is a humectant that keeps your hair soft and moisturized. After the initial transition period from chemical shampoo to honey shampoo, you will find that your hair is in much better condition because of all the chemicals that you’re avoiding.

What you need:

• one teaspoon of raw honey
• two teaspoons of filtered water
• Any of your preferred essential oil (optional)

What to do:

• Add the honey to the water and mix until it is well-combined.
• Wet your hair and work the mixture in.
• Concentrate on your scalp and work your way down to the tips.
• Rinse off with cool/lukewarm water.
• You can also opt to wash your hair off with honey shampoo with an apple cider vinegar rinse

Coconut Milk Shampoo

This mixture contains high levels of antioxidants and protein. The castile soap is an effective cleanser that will remove product build up. Switching from your regular shampoo to this natural one will transform your hair in a matter of weeks.

What you need:

• 1/4 cup coconut milk
• 1/3 cup castile soap
• Two capsules vitamin E oil
• 15-20 drops of your preferred essential oil (optional)

What to do:

• Mix the ingredients and store it in a shampoo bottle or a pump bottle.
• Wet your hair and work the mixture in as you would with your regular shampoo.
• Concentrate on the scalp and work your way down to the tips.
• Use this natural shampoo as regularly as you use your shampoo

Cucumber and Lemon

The citric acid in the lemon cleans your scalp while the cucumber soothes it. This is the perfect detox for people with oily scalps. It gets rid of build up, grease, dandruff, and promotes healthy hair growth.

What you need:

• 1 large lemon
• 1 medium sized cucumber
• Essential oils (optional)

What to do:

• Peel the cucumber and lemon and chop them into small pieces.
• Blend the ingredients with an essential oil of your choice.
• Use this mix as you would your regular shampoo.

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