Can We Really Detox Our Hair? 10 Simple DIY Hair Detox Formulas

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Are you rolling your eyes on reading the title of this article and wondering what is hair detox? You might have heard about detoxing your body, but hair detox? Probably not! But your hair needs as much detox as your body needs too. Everyday your hair goes through a lot. Sun, pollution, dust, chemicals from your shampoo, conditioner and hair colour, you name it and your hair has been exposed to it some time or the other. And if not the external agents, the hair has its own natural secretion of sebum from the scalp which too builds up over a period of time. Hence hair detox is a must for you and the best part is you don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket to get your hair detox done. We have curated 10 DIY detox hair masks for you that you can easily do at home. 

1. Coconut milk and Aloe Vera shampoo

Ingredients

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it to form a smooth paste. Wet your hair and apply the mix in your hair and scalp and massage gently for 5 – 10 minutes like you do for shampooing your hair. Rinse it off with water. You can make the mixture and freeze it in the refrigerator in the ice trays. Take out one or two cubes and melt them a day before using it. You can freeze it for up to a month. The antioxidants of aloe vera gel help hair to get rid of the toxins while coconut oil nourishes and conditions hair. 

2. Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo

Ingredients 

Method

Mix all the ingredients together and apply on your scalp and hair shaft. Leave it for some time and then wash it off. Apple cider vinegar helps to restore the natural pH of hair while the other natural cleansing ingredients help to remove product build up. 

3. Cinnamon and Baking Soda mix

Ingredients 

Method

This is one of the best hair detox home remedies. Mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your hair and leave it for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash it off with water. This pack helps your hair to get rid of the buildups naturally while the antioxidants keep the toxins away.

4. Baking soda and Egg mask

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup – baking soda
  • 3-4 – egg whites
  • 1 – clove of garlic 
  • 3-4 drops – Mesmara lavender oil

Method

This is one of the easiest homemade detox hair masks you can do at home with ingredients easily available in your pantry. Mix all the ingredients together and apply on your scalp and hair. Leave the mask for 30 minutes and shampoo it off. Baking soda is an awesome cleaning agent that naturally removes the oil build up. 

5. Cucumber and Lime mix

Ingredients

  • Cup – Grated cucumber 
  • 1 cup – lime juice

Method

Mix these two ingredients and apply on your scalp. Let it be there for 10 minutes before you wash it off. This detox hair mask helps you to get rid of flaky and itchy scalp. 

6. Shikakai – Best hair detox shampoo

Ingredients

  • 2 cups – shikakai powder
  • Water – as needed

Method

Make a paste with the shikakai powder and water. Wet your hair and massage the paste on your scalp for 2 minutes. Gently work down to give a good massage to your hair. Regular application of Shikakai nourishes your hair and detox it from all the harmful toxins.

7. Coconut Milk shampoo

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup castile soap
  • 2-3 capsules of Vitamin E oil
  • 20 drops of lavender oil

Method

Mix all the ingredients and store in a bottle. Wet your hair and apply it. Massage well and rinse off. This hair detox mix has many benefits. While the protein nourishes the hair, antioxidants help to detoxify and the castile soap cleanses the hair. 

8. Honey for hair

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • Four tablespoons of filtered water
  • 10-15 drops of lavender oil

Method

Make a mix of all the ingredients and store in a bottle. Wet your hair and apply the mix. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Honey helps to keep your hair soft and detoxify. Regular usage makes your hair soft and glowing. 

9. Honey and Cinnamon mix

Ingredients

Method

Mix everything together and apply on scalp and hair. Rinse off with lukewarm water. 

10. Clarifying shampoo

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of course Sea salt
  • 1 cup of natural shampoo of your choice

Method

Mix both the ingredients together and apply on your wet hair. Make a smooth lather and wash it off. The course sea salt helps to get rid of the build up and clean your hair. 

Regular hair detox retains the natural shine of your hair, keeping it soft and radiant. Try these easy DIY detox hair packs and shampoos at home. Don’t forget to let us know the end results!

 

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