x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Relationships Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×
BTV
VAS
DCX
RMS

Five tips on detoxing your scalp

Hair - By Esther Muchene | February 22nd 2021 at 12:52:06 GMT +0300
Your hair needs special care if you aspire to grow long and healthy hair (Photo: Shutterstock)

After a long weekend of booze, fried foods and lazing around, you guilt trip yourself to a diet. When the fake Instagram life takes a toll on you, you go on a social media detox.

But have you ever thought of detoxing your hair?

Due to the tons of hair products, dust and dirt that build up over the years, your hair starts to get coated with all that gunk and it’s time you got rid of all the impurities.

Like your body, your hair is demanding too especially if you aspire to grow long and healthy hair.

And for this reason, you need a proper hair detox. This involves a deep cleanse to unclog your follicles, balance your natural oils and pH.

To revive your hair and bring the shine and gloss back, here are a few tips on how you should detox your scalp.

  1. Start with a cleanse

    1. READ MORE
    2. 1. Tips for boosting hair care routine
    3. 2. Six simple tips to boost your hair health for growth
    4. 3. Eight hair care tips for men
    5. 4. Woman who used Gorilla Glue as hairspray 'to sue company'

If you have oily, dump hair you need to be washing it regularly. Use a proper shampoo that will clean and moisturize your hair. Pores on the scalp get clogged with dirt, oil and product buildup just like pores on your skin.

You therefore need a shampoo to remove all that gunk. Regular shampoo won’t do it. Look for a clarifying shampoo that meets your hair needs. Whether your hair is color treated or you suffer from dandruff think along those lines.

And while washing your hair, remember to pay close attention to hair at the nape where it is much thicker and traps most sweat and oil.

The right nutrition will help detox your scalp from within (Photo: Shutterstock)
  1. Eat a proper diet

No matter how much you want to avoid this, the right nutrition will help detox your scalp from within. Citrus foods, goose berries and green leafy vegetables will help in the absorption of iron which will in turn make your hair healthy.

Add zinc and omega 3 rich foods to help strengthen your hair from the inside. Another amazing way to help with the detox is drinking at least eight glasses of water per day. Doing so will provide your hair with some trace element beneficial for your strands.

  1. Scalp massage

Using the pads of your fingers perform gentle rhythmic movements and brisk rubbing directly on your scalp. Alternatively, you can use a massage tool or wide toothed comb to do so.

What this does is increase blood circulation which carries away toxins from your scalp to the detox organs where it is gotten rid of. In return this stimulates your follicles to grow long, strong hair.

Detox masks have minerals extract impurities, oil and absorb excess dirt from the scalp (Photo: Shutterstock)
  1. Add moisture

To replenish your hair, it is important to add moisture to your locs. A pre-shampoo treatment for instance is packed with nourishing oils that add moisture to your cuticles and protect your hair from breaking when being washed.

Do this at least once a week and massage it to your scalp. Leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing out. When buying a pre-shampoo treatment, look for one that has geranium for strengthening, coconut to soften and argan oil to moisturize.

  1. Repair with a detox masque

The fact that you’re thinking of a detox means that your hair is at a fragile point and will therefore need some TLC. Opt for rhassoul or bentonite clay masks that are rich in sodium, silica, iron and potassium.

These minerals have the ability to extract impurities, oil and absorb excess dirt from the scalp. When that happens, your scalp will renew new skin and the nourished roots will produce healthy, strong strands of hair.

Be The First To Comment

Top Stories

Brazilian ballerina born without arms soars with her attitude
Achieving Woman - By Reuters


Confessions: I was deported from Dubai, my family rejected me after my savings ran out
Lady Speak - By Hilda Boke Mahare


Conjoined twins not expected to live now learning to walk and thriving at school
The Clinic - By Mirror


Woman left penniless after being tricked out of Sh6 million by online dating lover
Girl Talk - By Mirror


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'risk being accused of having ideas above their station'
Entertainment - By Mirror


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's divorce papers reveal reason for divorce
Entertainment - By Mirror


Girl code: Single parents, just how do you date?
Girl Talk - By Beryl Wanga Itindi


Woman remains hopeful despite being bedridden for 32 years
Readers Lounge - By Audrey Masitsa


Meghan Markle 'hints at baby gender' with huge 'ethically sourced' sapphire ring
Entertainment - By Mirror


4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina


Latest Stories

Eight hair care tips for men
Hair - By Esther Muchene


Six simple tips to boost your hair health for growth
Hair - By Esther Muchene


Tips for boosting hair care routine
Hair - By Esther Muchene


Hair trends: Everything you need to know about the butterfly locs
Hair - By Lolita Bunde


Head games: Afro turned vintage!
Hair - By Shiro Wanyoike


PHOTOS: Rihanna’s hairstyles through the years
Hair - By Audrey Masitsa


Six ways to make your hair grow faster
Hair - By Esther Muchene


Head games: Goodbye boring ponytail
Hair - By Shiro Wanyoike


Head games: Mane attraction
Hair - By Shiro Wanyoike


Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Or Login With Your Standard Account
Support independent journalism

Please enter your email address to continue

Support independent journalism
×
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in