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How to do Hair Detox and Why You Should Do It?

How to do Hair Detox and Why You Should Do It?

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Hey Friends,

Have you tried hair detox yet?

This is the post that I wanted to share that has played a really crucial role in my Hair Transformation. And I mean it. Few years back my hair were frizzy, dull and rough. Basically it looked like a bird’s nest. Sadly that’s true.

Whatever I did, whichever product I used, nothing gave me good results. Everything made my hair and scalp much worse. Can you relate to it? You know I spent thousands in salons, tried the most expensive products, and all the home remedies on the internet and what not. But everything just weighed my hair down and made them even frizzy and lifeless.

Then I came across a concept called Hair Detox. I know it seems like some complicated thing to do, but trust me all we are gonna do is apply a hair mask.

how to do hair detox

What is Hair Detox ?

Hair Detox is basically deep cleansing of your hair and scalp to remove toxins and the layer that is build-up on your hair and scalp.

Whenever you use a product, a hair mask or even oil (basically anything), it leaves a layer on your hair shaft. So, if you already have layers build up on your hair and you keep on applying more products, they do nothing good to your hair and scalp but actually just sits on surface of your hair and scalp. Thus making your hair more rough, frizzy and unmanageable.

That is why, you should do a Hair Detox at least once every two months.

How to do Hair Detox ???

The first time I did Hair Detox was about 2 years back and now I do it every month. If you are regular reader of HCS, then you might know that I have mentioned in most of my posts to do  regular cleansing of your hair and scalp or using a good clarifying shampoo like Halo Shampoo with egg proteins at least once a month.

Here is a quick way to remove build up of years – A Hair Detox Mask!

What is hair detox. How to do Hair Detox nd Why should you do it

Ingredients For making Hair Detox Mask

This detox mask is really easy to make and it just includes three ingredients. When it comes to hair care, these three ingredients are simply the best.

Fuller's Earth Clay (Multani Mitti) – 4 TSP

100% Pure Fuller's Earth Clay (Multani Mitti) Bentonite Clay- 1/2 LB - 227 gms - 8 oz
  • 100% Natural Clay
  • Ideal for extra oily skin types
  • Helps with acne and blemishes

Last update on 2023-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Aloe Vera Gel – 4 TSP

First Botany Aloe vera gel from 100 percent Pure Aloe Infused with Tea Tree Oil - Natural Raw Moisturizer for Hand Sanitizing Gel, Skin Care, Hair Care, Sunburn, Acne & Eczema -16.9 fl oz | 500 ml
  • ALOE VERA GEL FOR FACE, SKIN AND HAIR – This is a multi-purpose and...
  • Fast-absorbing leave-on gel -No sticky residue -Great as an Acne Treatment...
  • BEST QUALITY IN THE MARKET: In order to ensure quality & freshness, our...

Last update on 2023-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Apple Cider Vinegar– 1 TSP

American Garden Apple Cider Vinegar, Orange & Yellow, Medium, 473 ml
  • American Garden Apple Cider Vinegar is made with 100% natural products and...
  • It has grown to become a popular choice thanks to its many health benefits...

Last update on 2023-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

For Rinsing

Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 cup


Step 1 : Take 4 tsp of Fuller’s Earth.

Step 2 : Add Equal quantity of Aloe Vera Gel. (I used fresh extracted Aloe Vera Gel but you can use the ones available in the market too, just make sure they are 100% organic).

Step 3 : Add 1 TSP ACV and mix well. Your Hair Detox mask is ready.

How to Use this Mask?

  1. Apply this mask on your hair and scalp.
  2. Use a shower cap to cover this mask and DO NOT let it dry.
  3. Keep the mask on for 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Rinse with ACV and let the ACV sit on your hair for at least three minutes.
  5. Then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
  6. Do not use water to dilute the mask if you feel the consistency is not good enough for you, add Aloe Vera Gel or ACV instead.
  7. Do not remove the mask directly with water it won’t come out properly. There is a reason that we are using ACV to rinse it off.
  8. The Recipe can be doubled or halved as per your hair length.
  9. Don’t do this more than once a month.

Benefits of Hair Detox

Hair detox basically helps you to

  • Deep cleanse your hair and scalp
  • Remove build up
  • Give your hair and scalp a chance to breath
  • Make your hair smooth and soft
  • Help in stimulating hair growth
  • Control hair fall
  • Help in changing Hair Porosity
  • Make hair shiny and adds volume
  • Remove Split-Ends
  • Soothe your scalp
  • Remove flaky skin from scalp

This recipe is one of my favorite masks to great hair and I strongly recommend you to try this. Also along with this you should minimize use of heat for styling, different products and if you do, use a good clarifying shampoo once every 15 days.

Hope you like this post and it benefits you in some way.

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  1. Sonali says:

    Can i experiment these with my 15 years old daughter? She had really thick and long hair and has been facing hair fall recently.

  2. Reems says:

    One question…washing hair is only to be done with ACV? or ACV + water?

  3. yes. its for all hair types

  4. Aditi says:

    Hey will this work for oily hair?

  5. Nimi Popat says:

    Hi Mia, I agree detox is extremely important. If you don’t fine Fuller’s earth, you can check for Bentonite Clay. It works great too.

  6. Mia Foo says:

    i don’t use hair styling products, but i still believe a hair detox is beneficial as the commercialised shampoos and conditioners tend to leave residue in our hair and scalp as well. but may i ask what is Fuller’s Earth Clay? I’ve never heard of this and I doubt i can find it in my location, any substitutes for that?

  7. Nimi Popat says:

    I am glad it helped Trisha !!!

  8. Nimi Popat says:

    Yes, Sabine. I use Clarifying shampoos once a month. I prefer using Halo. It contains Egg yolks and works wonderfully for me. Your scalp right now definitely needs a detox. You should absolutely try it.

  9. Nimi Popat says:

    Hey Zwitsy, yes detox will deep cleanse your scalp which in turn will control hair fall but if you are facing too much hair fall lately then you must check out this post

  10. Nimi Popat says:

    Thats really sad to hear. I am sure, detox will help !!!

  11. Nimi Popat says:

    Hey Dianne, I agree most people are not aware of hair detox. Hence, I wanted to share it.

  12. This is the first time I heard about hair detox and I want to do this at house. Detox term is not only for the body πŸ™‚

  13. Zwitsy says:

    I didn’t know about hair detox and in fact, it is my first time to hear about it. Just wondering, though; does it cure hair fall?

  14. Rowena Rose Conde says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I need this badly. my hair is dry guess because of the treatment I used give it before πŸ™

  15. Nimi Popat says:

    Thanks Stella !!!

  16. Nimi Popat says:

    Its a pleasure Robert πŸ™‚

  17. ROBERT LEE says:

    Thank you so much. Now I understand better.

  18. Stella the Travelerette says:

    Glad you are feeling better! Thanks for this recipe. I have long hair and I use a lot of product on it so I’ve used apple cider vinegar as a cleansing rinse. I’ve never tried a mask though! I will check it out.

  19. This is a very comprehensive guide. My hair is so dry from chasing summer all year long and this is a good and easy guide I can follow. Thanks for sharing, Klaudia!

  20. Nimi Popat says:

    Thanks Angie !!!

  21. Nimi Popat says:

    Thanks Erika !!!

  22. Nimi Popat says:

    Hey Ella, on the contrary it works like a charm on dry scalp. I have dry scalp and it just works amazing. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  23. Nimi Popat says:

    Hi Robert, If you don’t wanna try this detox mask you can always use a good clarifying shampoo to remove build ups. Only clarifying shampoos helps in removing build ups. Also, you should never use a clarifying shampoo more than twice a month otherwise it removes natural oils from your scalp. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  24. Nimi Popat says:

    Berlin, it is readily available in local shops or even online. πŸ™‚

  25. Nimi Popat says:

    Thanks /maria, I am pretty positive about that. Give it a try !!!

  26. Nimi Popat says:

    I agree Klaudia, ACV is awesome !!!!

  27. Nimi Popat says:

    That is so sweet of you Jessica. Thanks πŸ™‚

  28. Sabine says:

    Lately I have some issues with my scalp. I have some dry areas which are itching a bit. It feels like eczema. Now that I read this, maybe I should do a detox. Maybe it’s just build up layers. I’ve heard that there are special detox shampoos, but you prefer to use this?

  29. Jessica says:

    I value my hair most and been trying to make it as natural as possible, but I never tried hair detox. I bookmarked this post as a guide whenever I plan to do it. πŸ™‚

  30. Klaudia says:

    Thanks for this great advice ! That sounds very promising , I will certainly follow your easy explained instructions , I love all natural home made products and remedies. And the apple cider vinegar anyway is such an all-round talent !

  31. Maria says:

    This is a very helpful post! This could help me get my old hair back. πŸ˜€

  32. Berlin says:

    This post is really very informative. I wasnt aware of hair detox and its importance. Now, i should give my hair the treatment it very well deserve. i am familiar with the two ingredients expect for the clay. I believe beauty shops offer that? Thank you.

  33. ROBERT LEE says:

    I have a question. If I do not do hair detox, by using another brand (shampoo), does it help in removing the old residues (which will be replaced by the new brand)?

  34. Ella Ivoire says:

    This mask sound really good however, if you have dry skin on the scalp this might not be so good because of the apple vinegar

  35. Erika Ravnsborg says:

    Very cool! I have to do a detox a lot for my hair too. It’s so dry here in Canada

  36. angie says:

    loved reading your details of how to perform the detox. I have never really thought about detoxing hair thanks for sharing

  37. Nimi Popat says:

    Hey Nya,
    Would love to hear your experience. Please do share it. Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  38. Nya says:

    This is a very interesting and instructive post. I love my hair but it does get tendency to get weak very easily, and falls very easily, so I definitely want to start taking more care of it. I will give a try to hair detox, and will let you know how it went.

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