Why I’ll Never Underestimate the Importance of a Hair Detox Again

Miriam Herst | 28 February 2019
hair detox woman shower towel

Even our strands need a detox sometimes.

Once you get to know me, it doesn’t take long to find out that I am a religious believer in dry shampoo. I have a few trusted formulations on rotation and find myself using dry shampoo at least once a day. If you aren’t yet aware of the benefits of dry shampoo, leave it to me to make you a believer. Dry shampoo absorbs oil, gives hair texture and volume, and does some real preventative leg work to absorb new oils and dirt. That being said, I recently realized how important it is to make room in my hair care routine for a hair detox.

A hair detox is important for anyone, but it is especially vital for those of us who are spraying hair product into our strands on a daily basis. Sooner or later you are going to want to hit refresh on your scalp and tresses and clean things up. Here’s my go-to hair detox routine for when my strands need a total do-over:



How to: Hair Detox



hair detox woman shower brunette
Don’t be afraid to spend some time really cleansing your scalp and strands.

As you might expect, the very best place for a hair detox is the shower. I like to use Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner. As it states in its title, this formula is gentle enough to use on a daily basis. That means I don’t have to worry about this routine being too harsh on my strands. I take my time massaging my scalp and making sure that the shampoo really cleanses my hair of all that powdery dry shampoo build-up. Once my hair feels sufficiently cleansed, I squeeze out excess water. Then I run the clarifying conditioner through the lower half of my hair. I let the conditioner sit for a few minutes and then rinse it out.

SUAVE ESSENTIALS DAILY CLARIFYING SHAMPOO
SUAVE ESSENTIALS DAILY CLARIFYING CONDITIONER

Hair detox nights are my opportunity to give my hair some real TLC. Once I’m out of the shower and I’ve gently towel-dried my hair, I’ll go in with TRESemmé Moisture Rich Nourishing Detangling Spray. It’s important to restore some of the moisture in your strands after using a clarifying shampoo. This detangling spray also ensures that comb-through will be easy.

TRESemmé MOISTURE RICH NOURISHING DETANGLING SPRAY

While I won’t be giving up my collection of dry shampoo anytime soon, I’ve vowed to be more mindful of how often I detox my hair.

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