Detoxing your scalp really is the ultimate clean! Your scalp feels fresh, invigorated and gives you an overall feeling of wellbeing. A healthy balanced scalp is the foundation for growth and strong healthy hair.
Just like the skin on our body, our scalps need regular exfoliation and care, overtime dead skin cells, sebum, product and environmental pollution build up on the scalp and around the hair follicles which inhibits healthy hair growth and overall hair quality.
How do you know if you need to detox your scalp?
Is your scalp itchy and uncomfortable?
If your scalp is flaking, feeling dry and itching or generally feels uncomfortable it can be signs of scalp inflammation. One of the main causes of this is seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) the which is an overgrowth of yeast on the scalp. Yeast tends to thrive in an oily environment so keeping your scalp clean and free of product build-up is essential to return the balance to your scalp, so it returns to normal oil production.
It is also possible to have a dry scalp and not have dandruff this often caused by weather changes or product’s that irritate or dehydrated the scalp. Detoxing the scalp will remove any build up that is making the skin sensitive. Ongoing issues dandruff and a dry scalp can cause excess hair fall.
Are you experiencing hair loss or excessive hair fall?
A healthy scalp means healthy hair. Build-up of product, sweat, sebum and dead skin cells can block the follicle coming to the surface which can lead to thinning hair.
If you think of a garden, the flowers are only as good as the soil they have been given to grow in and your hair is the same when you look after your scalp issues you will find a lot of your hair issues are resolved so it really is a win win!!
You will be surprised to learn that your scalp is the fastest ageing skin on your body and can age up to six times faster than your face. Many skin experts claim that 70% of face wrinkles are due to scalp ageing as the elasticity of the scalp weakens it not only affects the hair but also the facial skin.
Prioritising your scalp health, can help slow down the ageing process.
Is your hair dull and lifeless?
Detoxing your scalp comes with the added benefit of gently deep cleansing your hair and removing product build from the lengths if the hair. Your hair will be super shiny and easy to manage, not to mention your style will last longer as it is no longer weighed down.
Do you use dry shampoo regularly?
Don’t get us wrong, who doesn’t love dry shampoo? However, if you are using it a few days in a row without washing or working up a sweat you really need more than a regular shampoo to thoroughly remove it. Dry shampoo works by absorbing oil so can be drying for the scalp and once mixed with sweat and dead skin cells if becomes a combination that can be difficult to remove, without leaving some residue on the scalp and the hair dull. Regular scalp detoxing will make sure the all the build-up is removed and your hair is glossy.
Benefits of detoxing your scalp:
- Promotes healthy hair growth.
- Hair looks healthy and super shiny.
- Removes build up from dry shampoo and hair products.
- Soothes the scalp and relives dandruff, dry skin and excess sebum.
- Strengthens and smooths the hair.
- Gives amazing root lift and hair texture.
- Protects the hair from environmental damage & UV exposure.
How often should you detox your scalp?
It depends on your hair habits, but as a rule, we recommend once a week for best results. Once you have felt your hair after detoxing you will get to know when your scalp (and hair) needs it. This is all you need to start!