Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormonal imbalance, and a stressful lifestyle — all these factors lead to thinning of hair, lacklustre locks and even hair loss, something that most brides should definitely stay away from before their wedding. So if your hair is in a condition that’s getting worse then it’s understood that your hair needs help.
We spend so much time and energy protecting our skin; however, not many people do enough to maintain their hair health and shine.Regularly washing your hair is not enough to keep it clean. Shampooing alone does not cleanse your scalp deep enough to get rid of pollutants and dirt. A thorough cleansing of the scalp with natural ingredients can revive your pretty, shiny hair and restore your hair health and luster. Since damaged hair implies it is time to detox, here are a few tips on how to do it
What Is Hair Detox?
Hair detox involves cleansing your hair deeply with a readymade detox shampoo or natural remedies. It helps remove dirt, grime, and product build-up. This layer of gunk, if not removed, can keep your hair from receiving the benefits of an extensive hair care routine. A hair detox also makes your hair and scalp ready for other hair care treatments.
Stay away from chemicals, heat and hair dyes
While you are giving yourself a thorough hair detox, it would be advisable to steer away from using chemical procedures, heat styling and colouring for at least a week. These lead to more product build-up and end up defeating the purpose of the hair detox
No To Hair Brushes
First of all, discontinue the procedures that lead to damage. Damaged hair is in a fragile condition, so treat it gently. Avoid brushes and use a wide toothed comb with smooth edges especially on wet hair.
Mix one part castor oil with two parts coconut oil. Heat and apply on the hair. Remember to apply on the ends too. Then, dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap the hot towel around the head, like a turban. Keep it on for 5 minutes. Repeat the hot towel wrap 3 or 4 times
Cleanse your scalp with zinc
Look for shampoos containing selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, or pyrithione zinc, such as Clear Scalp & Hair Intense Hydration Shampoo, to slough off dead skin and excess styling goop. Instead of dumping a dollop on your head, start lathering at the nape of the neck and work up toward the hairline
Apple Cider Detox
The apple cider vinegar helps wipe out product residue and oil while adding shine. Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a mug of water. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual and then pour the diluted apple cider vinegar on your hair and do not rinse. It is the easiest way to detox your hair.