Beauty influencer Rei Germar and celebrity hairstylist Lourd Ramos swear by a good hair detox when it comes to getting clean and bouncy tresses. But in case you've never heard of the treatment, here’s what you need to know:
What is a hair detox?
As the name suggests, a hair detox is a way to give your scalp and tresses a deeper clean. It helps get rid of certain dirt and impurities like excess oil and product residue that tend to build up over time, which shampoo alone might not be able to remove.
Who should do a hair detox?
If you’ve been commuting to work since the start of GCQ, your tresses can benefit from some detox time since it’s more exposed to pollution and other irritants outdoors.
But even if you’re mostly staying at home, the products you use to care or style your hair can leave excess oil and product buildup. If you style your hair a lot like Rei, Lourd recommends doing a hair detox twice a week to help keep your scalp clean and itch-free.
How can you do a hair detox at home?
You don't have to wait to go to a salon to get this treatment. Here's how Rei and Lourd do hair detox at home:
- 1. Start with shampoo.
Detoxifying your tresses starts with applying shampoo. Lourd recommends shampooing twice during your hair detox routine if you feel that your hair or scalp is extra oily or itchy. He even suggests using warm water when rinsing to really break down any product buildup.
- 2. Apply your conditioner.
After rinsing, apply your conditioner from the mid-section of your locks going up. Massage the product into your scalp before rinsing it with cool water.
- 3. Apply a serum conditioner.
Lastly, apply a serum conditioner to make your hair feel even lighter and nourished. Apply it from your scalp down to the tips of your strands, section by section. Then, use a warm wet towel to wrap your tresses and leave the product on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it with cool water.
Not only will detox time help cleanse and keep your tresses feeling light and purified, but it will also help you get much-needed self-care at home!
Ready to do it yourself? Start by choosing a good product mix that will help you get the most out of your detox treatment, like the TRESemmé Detox & Nourish collection. This set comes with a shampoo, a conditioner, and a serum conditioner that will help make your hair feel clean and nourished as it helps rid the hair of impurities and product buildup with regular use.