The new year is a great time to Detox your hair. Removing surface residues, build-up and just allowing your hair to be deep cleansed and receive protein can really make a huge difference.
Below are some simple tips for the perfect Hair Dextox:-
CLARIFY WITH SC PRECOLOUR
Available from Boots Stores
Whilst Precolour Clarifying Treatment was designed for use prior to colouring or chemical treatments, you can use it as a regular clarifier to remove product build-up and residue. Simply switch to using Precolour Clarifier instead of your regular shampoo for 3 washes, trying to avoid traditional conditioners and heavy styling products.
EXFOLIATE YOUR SCALP WITH BICARB
If the Christmas season saw you using lots of product and sprays, your scalp could have a residue. Using Bicarbonate of Soda on the scalp is a natural way to gently remove residue and exfoliate. To use, simply rinse the hair with warm water, put a small amount of bicarb into your palm and gently rub palms together. Then work bicarb paste throughout the scalp massaging vigorously for several minutes. Rinse thoroughly with comfortable tepid water for a further few minutes.
COCONUT OIL TREATMENT
After clarifying and exfoliating, applying a Coconut Oil treatment can be a natural way to infuse your hair with moisture. 100% natural coconut oil is very rich. To use, simply apply 1/2 teaspoon to your palm and rub palms together to heat oil. Work the coconut oil through towel dried/completely dry clarified hair. Wrap the hair in cling film and leave for 30 minutes. Before rinsing the coconut oil, apply a tiny amount of Precolour Clarifier to palms, rub palms together and then lightly work through the hair. Because coconut oil is greasy, it needs a tiny amount of cleanser to remove surface excess before proceeding to rinsing with tepid comfortable water.
It sounds ridiculous - but many people forget how beneficial good water consumption can be for your skin and hair. Drinking around 2 liters of water a day will hydrate your skin and prove beneficial to your scalp and hair follicles. Healthy hair follicles will lead to improved growth.
Lastly, when detoxing try go cold turkey and cut out all use of heated appliances. Many hairdryers feature a warm and cool shot and if you wish to speed up drying time you can use these settings. During Detox, using a tangle brush or comb after clarifying/treatment and then leaving the hair to air dry naturally is the best course of action.
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