6 Signs You Need A Scalp Detox
When was the last time you had your scalp detoxed? And no, we’re not talking about the last time you washed your hair.
Like our body, our scalp absorbs everything we apply to it. And over time, they build up and wreak havoc on the scalp’s delicate ecosystem. For this reason, you need a detox treatment to completely get rid of all the harmful toxins and restore the balance.
Not sure if you need it? Check out the following signs that you’re due for a much-needed scalp detox treatment:
You only wash your hair a few times a week (if at all).
Let’s face it, in the era of dry shampoo addictions and co-washing, most of us have abandoned the idea of shampooing our hair daily. While the short-term effects can be great for hair health, your scalp may not fare as well.
Most shampoos have a unique pH and formula to properly cleanse the scalp of excess sebum, residue and product buildup. When you continually skip this step, hair follicles can become clogged, leading to hair loss, thinning and weak hair strands.
We’re not saying start washing your hair daily because that has adverse effects, too—we’re saying it’s time to start working a scalp detox treatment into your beauty routine.
You've started a new lifestyle or diet.
It’s the new year and you’ve probably started to make some positive changes to your diet and lifestyle (you go, Glen Coco). However, did you know when starting the detoxing process, toxins are expelled through your pores, including the large pores on your scalp? This can lead to breakouts, which can be quite painful and bothersome.
Organic scalp treatments, particularly those infused with the herb Horsetail, help soothe the inflammation and speed up the detox process by pulling out all the toxins and impurities left on the skin.
You've started to notice hair loss and thinning.
If you’re not suffering from alopecia areata, chances are your hair loss problem is caused by oxidative stress. While there can be various reasons why your hair is shedding more than normal, oftentimes it’s mainly because of the presence of excess free radicals and low number of antioxidants in your body. This imbalance causes oxidative stress, which destroys cells in the body such as hair follicles.
To treat oxidative stress, we highly recommend reducing your exposure to free radicals. Yes, there may be too many free radicals in the environment that it’s impossible to completely avoid them, but there are several precautionary measures you can do to prevent oxidative stress. For one, a scalp detox effectively flushes out the harmful toxins before they attack the hair bulb and refreshes it with antioxidants to keep it protected.
There's a season change.
Yes, it’s not just you. Seasonal changes, especially winter, can cause flakes to appear. When not exfoliated, it can build up on the scalp and clog pores. Doing a deep cleansing and purifying treatment will not only buff away the flakes, but also restore moisture and balance to damaged scalp.
You live in an area where there's high levels of environmental toxins.
Do you live in an area where there’s too much pollution? Toxic fumes and substances are never completely washed away by shampoo. Most of them are quickly absorbed by the scalp, causing free radical damage to the skin cells and hair follicles.
Adding a scalp detox treatment to your beauty regimen can help draw out all the toxins that your daily shampoo cannot remove.
You're heavy handed with hard-to-remove styling products.
Does your hair feel grimy and waxy despite how many times you wash it? While styling products do serve a purpose, product residues that remain on the scalp and hair can cause dehydration and irritation when not removed properly. Unfortunately, your daily hair bath and conditioner can only do so much. In fact, they may actually exacerbate the problem if not washed away completely.
What you need is a complete scalp detox treatment to get rid of the residues once and for all. Trust us when we say you’d wish you had done it sooner once you see and feel the difference. Just check out the scalp detox benefits below:
Scalp Detox Benefits
- Promotes healthy hair growth
- Purifies the scalp of odor-causing bacteria
- Antioxidants prevent oxidative stress and enhance scalp function
- Removes buildup that causes dull hair and scalp imbalances
- Calms scalp irritation and redness