When we hear the word detox we think of body cleansing. We think of cleaning the blood in your body, of removing impurities, of a 3 day detox or a 7 day detox. Nonetheless, the trend and usage of detox methods is ever-growing and has tapped into the hair care market.
Different activities in your daily life can impact the health of your hair. Mineral impurities can affect the hair’s protein structure leading to significant hair damage and even UV rays make the list for causes of hair damage. With different hair products, hair treatments and hair care systems there has to be a way to stop this cycle of hair damage.
This quick tutorial on a DIY hair detox treatment requires bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera gel. There are many recipes available but they all use bentonite clay because of its ability to draw out toxins and excess oils from your hair and scalp. It has also been used for skin detox treatments.
You will need:
- Bentonite Clay Powder
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Shower Cap
Step 1: Begin by mixing ½ cup of bentonite clay, ½ cup of aloe vera gel and ¼ of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Make sure to mix it really well.
Step 2: Work the mixture into your hair. Put on a shower cap and wait 20-30 minutes but make sure that the mask does not dry on your hair.
Step 3: Rinse with the remaining 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes.
Step 4: Shampoo and you’re done!
P.S. It is suggested to finish with a shine boost rinse. There are many natural recipes available. Want to suggest some? Comment on our Facebook page or tweet us with your suggestion!