How to Detox Your Hair | Hair Mask DIY

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It might be time to learn how to detox your hair if you’ve recently started using shampoo bars.

How to detox your hair

If your hair just seems dull and limp, it might be detox time. A DIY hair mask is a wonderful way to remove buildup and get your hair soft and shiny again.

Why do we need to detox our hair?

We already know why it’s so important to gently detox our bodies on a regular basis. But does hair accumulate toxins? It sure can! How does this happen? Well, that depends on your hair care routine.

Commercial hair care products often contain things like silicones and polymers. These ingredients are added to give hair slip and shine. That sounds nice, right? In reality, the situation is not so pretty.

Silicones and polymers coat the hair, which prevents the hair shaft from truly being able to absorb any real moisture. Over time, hair becomes dry and brittle. Also, silicones and polymers are types of plastic. Plastic can contain a lot of nasty chemicals, and is definitely something I try to avoid as much as possible in my home. I definitely don’t want plastics in my hair care products!

Hair Crisis

So, if you’ve been using commercial hair care products, and want to switch to using shampoo bars, you’ll experience something called a hair detox crisis. As you begin using shampoo bars, theses silicones and polymers gradually start to come off of the hair shafts. During this time, hair can definitely appear limp and even oily. It’s not a fun thing. Thankfully, there is a way to speed up the hair detox process and get rid of the buildup all at once. That way, you can immediately get your hair back to square one, and have it soft, clean, and beautiful.

How to detox your hair with a hair mask diy

Hair Mask DIY

If you’ve been wondering how to detox your hair, you’ll be glad to know that it’s really easy to whip up a homemade hair mask. You just need a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Let’s go over the ingredients and see how they benefit hair.

Bentonite Clay

This clay is one of the most powerful detox agents when it comes to different clay varieties. In this hair mask, bentonite clay works to throughly cleanse the buildup from the hair shaft. Its powerful drawing action detoxes hair very effectively.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is soothing and moisturizing, and helps to condition hair. It also aids in being the liquid portion of the mask.

Apple Cider Vinegar

This helps to balance the ph of the hair, making it smooth, soft, and shiny. It also has wonderful scalp properties, and acts as the rest of the liquid portion to make the mask easily workable. I recommend using raw, live apple cider vinegar for best results.

How to detox your hair with bentonite clay

How to Detox Your Hair with a Hair Mask DIY Directions

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup bentonite clay
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing container and stir to combine thoroughly. Note: Use a plastic or wooden utensil instead of a metal one whenever working with bentonite clay.
  2. Work the mask into your hair, covering all your hair. Work it into your scalp and coat your hair to the ends.
  3. Put on a shower cap, and let mask sit for 15 – 20 minutes. Don’t let the mask dry on your hair!
  4. Wash the mask out of your hair with warm water.
  5. Once mask is completely washed out, rinse hair with 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water.
  6. Rinse again with water.
  7. Wash hair with a natural method, such as an organic shampoo bar followed by a diluted vinegar rinse.
  8. Rinse well, and enjoy your soft, clean hair.

How to Detox Your Hair with a Hair Mask DIY Video

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Yield: 8 fl. oz.

Bumblebee Apothecary Hair Detox Mask

How to detox your hair

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bentonite clay
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, raw is best

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing container and stir to combine thoroughly. Note: Use a plastic or wooden utensil instead of a metal one whenever working with bentonite clay.
  2. Work the mask into your hair, covering all your hair. Work it into your scalp and coat your hair to the ends.
  3. Put on a shower cap, and let mask sit for 15 - 20 minutes. Don't let the mask dry on your hair!
  4. Wash the mask out of your hair with warm water.
  5. Once mask is completely washed out, rinse hair with 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water.
  6. Rinse again with water.
  7. Wash hair with a natural method, such as an organic shampoo bar.
  8. Rinse well, and enjoy your soft, clean hair.

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “How to Detox Your Hair | Hair Mask DIY”

    • I haven’t tried halving the recipe, but it should be somewhat thick, like a face mask consistency. You can always add a little more clay if yours is too wet. Hope that helps!

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    • I usually use the whole recipe at once, and don’t keep it leftover. I’m not sure about the shelf life, but I’m guessing you could keep it in the fridge for a few weeks 🙂

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  1. I’m going to try this & shampoo bars. I have fine hair & have to wash daily due to oil. How often should I use mask when transitioning & then going forward. We have soft water at our home.

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    • Great question! I would try the mask once, and wash normally after that, and see how your hair is. Most people only need to do the mask once, and that is enough to reset their hair. You can do it a second time if you feel like it would help and it won’t hurt. Hope that helps!

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    • Great question. Tallow is a very shelf stable fat, and on its own it doesn’t readily mold. In my experience tallow skincare products without water last around 6 months to a year. In recipes that contain water I recommend a preservative. Hope that helps!

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