The concept of scalp detoxing is still pretty misunderstood, and thus, underutilized. The idea behind detoxing in general is all about removing impurities, and what do we know about the scalp? It likes to hold onto impurities like crazy!
From product residue and oils, to skin flakes from dandruff, our scalps are often a hotbed for all pore-clogging things. This is exactly why detoxing is important. It doesn’t replace shampoo. Instead, it’s a friend to it— removing all the things your shampoo couldn’t.
Ready to purify and cleanse? Here are 3 obsession-worthy scalp detoxes to get you through when shampoo isn’t enough.
Raw Sugar Scalp Therapy, $7
Black charcoal is that girl. And in this case, it’s the active ingredient in this incredibly effective scalp treatment from Raw Sugar.
Also formulated with hydrating micro algae and inflammation-soothing peppermint, this luscious paste deeply cleanses your hair and scalp, while also gently exfoliating your scalp and effectively absorbing toxins.
The best part is that it gets any oil, dirt, and grime that your shampoo didn’t get without stripping your hair of their natural oils and drying out or irritating your scalp.
Rosemary Apple Cider Scalp Detox Tonic, $12
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular ingredients for hair masks because it does a really good job of balancing and soothing the scalp.
And so, Pacifica did something smart and developed an ultra-nourishing hair and scalp detox that pairs apple cider vinegar with rosemary—a powerful herb proven to prevent baldness and stimulate hair growth—and the rest is history!
The magic of this scalp treatment is in the fact that it treats your scalp just like the pores on your face and moves to combat congestion by removing dirt, oil, and buildup while being very careful not to irritate or adversely impact your hair.
Mielle Organics Moisture RX Scalp Treatment, $10
There are a few of us who, no matter what kind of shampoo and conditioner we use, will always suffer from dry or irritated scalp after a fresh wash. And truth be told, it’s genuinely a pain in the butt to deal with! Especially when you just can’t help it.
That’s why this scalp treatment from Mielle Organics is a lifesaver. With just a few spritz, it provides some serious relief to intensely dry, possibly overly stimulated, scalp.
That’s great and all, but that’s not why it’s special! This spray has a secret weapon that gives you a good scalp detox while also soothing and calming: ginger! Ginger has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that keeps the bad bacteria away, and a clean scalp near.