4 Steps to Removing Product Build-Up From Your Hair
It’s common for stylists to recommend extending the time between hair washes to avoid damage and color fade, as both are side effects of overwashing. The problem? While your color might stay fresh, skipping washes regularly can lead to an accumulation of styling products, dry shampoo, grease, and even pollution. This build-up is more resistant to regular shampoos (especially color-safe, sulfate-free ones), so if you’re regularly skipping washes, it might be time to incorporate a clarifying formula into your routine.
Why is this so important? In addition to cutting through stubborn impurities and rebalancing your scalp, clarifying shampoos also help keep your scalp healthy. Even if the look and feel of not-quite-clean hair doesn’t bother you, it’s worth considering the bacterial breeding ground it could potentially create on your scalp over time. Leave the wrong kind of microbes to thrive, and you could end up with skin conditions such as dandruff or dermatitis.
How frequently you give your hair a deep cleanse is down to your hair type and lifestyle. If your hair is on the greasy side and you use daily styling products (including dry shampoo), your need for detox or use clarifying shampoos will be more frequent. If you’re not prone to excess oil and use minimal products, once a week or even once a month might be enough. However frequently you choose to clarify, below is the hair detox routine to follow to keep build-up at bay and your scalp happy…
Step 1. Use a pre-shampoo scrub
The skin on your face requires regular exfoliation in order to clear clogging dead skin cells, and the skin on your head is no different. Scalp scrubs are a great way of physically dislodging dirt and debris before going in with your clarifying shampoo. Clean & Pure Invigorating Detox Scalp Scrub uses a PROTEINFUSION blend containing elastin protein and marine minerals to purify the hair while lifting build-up from the scalp. Boost its effectiveness with a gentle massage using your fingertips (but not scratching with your nails!)
Step 2. Reach for a clarifying cleanser
The Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox Shampoo uses elastin protein and marine minerals to cleanse the hair of lingering product residue and rebalance the scalpwithout using sulfates. Why? Sulfates might create a nice lather, but they are also known to strip the hair and speed up color fade. That means you’ll cleanse hair without sacrificing color and hydration.
Step 3. Use a complementary conditioner
Once you’ve battled the build-up with a good scrub and clarifying shampoo, there’s a really important third step: conditioner. More specifically, a conditioner that won’t take you back to square one by leaving product residue behind. Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox Conditioner boasts the same purifying ProteinFusion blend as the rest of the Clean & Pure range, restoring damaged strands and purifying the scalp with elastin protein and marine minerals.
Step 4. Style light
Just like a silicone-packed conditioner, heavy hair stylers can undo all the hard work of your clarifying shampoo. Experiment with lightweight multitaskers (have you tried Nexxus’ Weightless Styling range yet?) and avoid applying styling products directly to the more grease-prone roots. Instead, work it up from the ends and mid-lengths if needed.