Did you know you could detox your hair? This process removes buildup from over the counter products that damage your hair. The hair care industry makes billions and billions of dollars each year worldwide, but you don’t have to contribute to it if you don’t want to. It’s possible to make your own detox hair mask treatments to strip your scalp of the built up chemicals and toxins and reveal it’s naturally clean self. Here are some easy ways to make detox hair masks:
CLAY DETOX MASK
Things you need: You need 1/2 cup brewed green tea, ½ cup apple cider vinegar and ¾ cup bentonite clay.
Method: Brew the herbal tea and let cool slightly. Pour tea and apple cider vinegar in a blender and Start adding clay a tablespoon at a time while blending or whisking. Do this until mixture is smooth and creamy. Store in an air-tight container in the shower for up to a week. To use, wet your hair. Starting at roots, massage a handful of the clay mixture into hair and work down to the roots. Repeat until all hair is coated. Leave up to 20 minutes (do not let dry!) and rinse out with warm water.
VINEGAR DETOX MASK
Things you need: You need ½ cup aloevera gel, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and ½ cup fuller’s earth.
Method: Mix fuller’s earth, aloe vera and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar together and work into hair. Put on shower cap and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes. Don’t let the mixture dry! If you feel it is drying, you can spray diluted apple cider vinegar on your hair. wash off and shampoo as usual.
CINNAMON DETOX MASK
Things you need: You need 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder.
Method: Mix the ingredients into a small container and massage the concoction into your scalp gently. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes covered with a shower cap and rinse.
LEMON DETOX MASK
Things you need: You need 2 fresh lemons, 2 medium sized cucumbers, and ½ cup olive oil.
Method: Blend 2 peeled cucumber with 2 fresh peeled lemon and olive oil. Pour the mixture out into a jug. Mix it into your hair, massage well, and keep it for 1 hour. Wash off using mild shampoo. You could even add some rosemary or olive oil to the mixture.
Tip: Use more cucumber if your hair is a bit drier than normal, and more lemon if it is a little oily.
ESSENTIAL OIL DETOX MASK
Things you need: ½ cup bentonite clay, 5 drops peppermint essential oil and water as per needed.
Method: Simply take bentonite clay in a wooden or glass bowl and add water to it little by little. Do this until you get a thick paste like consistency. Add lemon essential oil to it and stir properly. Part your hair in sections and apply the mask on entire scalp and hair. Wash off after an hour using mild shampoo.