Hair Detox 101: How To Give Your Mane The Ultimate Reset
Never heard of a hair detox? Here’s what you need to know.
Your hair needs a detox just as much as the rest of your body, and whether you’re in need of a scalp refresh or a deep cleanse before your next salon appointment, we’re here to break down what you need to know about hair detoxing.
If you’ve never heard of a hair detox before, you likely have a few questions: What is a hair detox, do I need one and, most importantly, what kind of hair detox do I need? A hair detox is essentially a routine that gives your mane the ultimate “reset”. Everyone can benefit from a hair detox from time to time, but you may need to try one ASAP if you’re dealing with certain hair woes. Your hair and scalp can be overprocessed, dull, damaged, or dry due to various hairstyling and lifestyle practices including salon color and bleach, heat styling, overusing hair products, and excess dirt and oil building up on the scalp.
Your hair may also be affected by factors out of your control, such as the type of water that comes out of your showerhead. If you weren’t already aware, there’s a difference between hard water and soft water. While soft water has a lower concentration of minerals, hard water has a higher than usual concentration of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium carbonates. While both soft and hard water can have negative effects on your strands, hard water in particular can cause your hair to become dry, brittle, brassy, or dull. The minerals left behind by hard water can even lead to less than optimal hair color results when you head to the salon. That’s why, if you have hard water, detoxing your hair before your next color appointment is essential. A detoxing hair care system like L'Oréal Professionnel’s new Metal Detox line can help. These formulas use patented technology to neutralize metal minerals inside the hair fiber and help detoxify your mane. The at-home system consists of an anti-metal cleansing cream and hair mask that help detoxify and protect the hair after a color service.
Not sure when to do a hair detox? When in doubt, always look to a salon professional for guidance. Book a consultation appointment to determine what kind of hair detox you need and how often you should detox your hair.
If you want to try a hair detox, we’re here to guide you! We’re breaking down hair detox routines below, whether you’re prepping your mane for hair coloring or want to focus on detoxing your scalp.
Try The Trend: If You’re Prepping Your Hair For A Color Service
Try The Trend: If You’re Dealing With Damage
Try The Trend: If Your Scalp Needs A Refresh
Try The Trend: If You’re Dealing With Major Product Buildup
No matter what hair woes you’re dealing with, every hair detox should follow a few essential steps. Read on to find out daily hair detox tips you should be following.