A total hair detox doesn’t have to be a million-step process – think ready-to-go instead of K-Beauty ritual. We spoke with Erica Conan, Director of Education at ColorProof Color Care Authority to find out how to detox our locks in just two easy steps – consider this the end of the road for excusing your scalp!
According to Erica, the most important tools for a total hair detox are the ColorProof ClearItUp Detox Shampoo ($30), and ColorProof Scalp Cleansing Brush ($6). “This is a powerful blend of removing impurities with the help of gentle ingredients and a cleansing instrument.
The ClearItUp removes hard water, product buildup and excess oil off of the hair strand while the Scalp Cleansing Brush exfoliates buildup on the scalp itself. Both are gentle enough for the most sensitive scalp and hair needs with added benefits of adding softness, shine and increased blood circulation for encouraged growth and strength,” she notes of how it works.
Once a Week – or Daily
It doesn’t take much of a time to investment to get the products to work either – according to Erica, to be effective you just have to do it once a week. “However, because ClearItUp Detox Shampoo is such a gentle, natural cleanser, you are able to use it daily without fear of drying out hair or stripping your color. This works especially great for men and those who get oily throughout the day. The Scalp Cleansing brush should be used during every shampoo to encourage a healthy scalp environment for the shiniest, healthiest hair possible,” she continues.
The Benefits of a Hair Detox
Even though it doesn’t take much time, there’s no point to do a hair detox at all if there are no benefits. But that’s not the case – hair detoxing can be one of the easiest ways to improve the quality of your hair and maximizing what you get from all the other products in your routine. It does this by removing barriers that keep products from getting to where they need to get to work properly and eliminating all the unwanted things that build up on our hair over time. “This buildup can block our treatments and stylers from working correctly, make our hair look dull and even cause breakage at times, using a good quality detoxifying shampoo will remove these and give your hair a clean slate!” Erica says.
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Choose Your Detox Wisely
“Not all detoxifying shampoos are created equal, and a stripping or clarifying shampoo is not always the same thing,” Erica warns. Clarifiers are sometimes designed to remove more out of the hair vs off of the hair, think of products for removing swimmers green- these will also remove your hair color and using them too often can really dry out your hair. You still need essential oils to keep your hair healthy, so you never want a “squeaky clean” feeling on your hair. You want to be sure, especially if you have color treated hair, to choose a professional brand that uses quality, gentle surfactants to remove impurities from the surface and not deep within. “I love the ColorProof ClearItUp Detox Shampoo because it uses very gentle, natural surfactants such as baking soda and vitamin C to cleanse and will never dull and fade your hair color or strip the hair of essential natural oils that add shine and protection,” Erica explains.
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