We’ve all heard that a detox can be a great way to restart your body, but have you ever tried a hair detox? If you are someone who uses dry shampoo, colors your hair or wants to extend your blowout, this might be something worth exploring.
I often get asked how I “trained my hair” to go so long in-between shampoos. I really can’t take credit for this because my hairdresser is the one who got me on a pretty solid routine and now I can go a good 3-4 days between shampoos. Last year, she used the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scalp Scrub after noticing I had some build-up, and I was immediately intrigued. She’s always introducing me to new things but I had never heard of this before.
I’ve used scrubs on my face and body, but not my scalp. She went on to tell me about all the benefits and why this would help my hair, etc. After seeing and feeling the difference in my hair, I was sold. I purchased right then and there and have been using once a week ever since! But there’s a reason behind the hair detox. Let’s dive into the why and how to use it.
WHY A HAIR DETOX?
Every day our hair accumulates build up from styling products, environmental pollution and even stress. Using a scalp scrub once a week will remove any product build-up on your scalp and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. This is key for helping maintain your blow out and extend time in-between shampoos.
Just like you exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells also encourages cellular turnover on your scalp allowing for fresh, healthy new cells to surface.
HOW TO DETOX YOUR SCALP?
These two products make for the perfect detox (yep – safe for color) and will help restore balance to your scalp. I recommend doing this once a week.
STEP ONE: SCALP SCRUB
Use this Scalp Scrub like you would a shampoo. Apply a small amount (I use about a nickel size) to wet hair focusing on the scalp. Gently massage the scalp, concentrating on the nape of the neck and around your hairline. The sea salts should dissolve on application for a gentle and non-abrasive exfoliation, but be sure to really wash your hair thoroughly to get all the salt out.
STEP TWO: Detangling Gelée Conditioner
After rinsing the salt scrub, distribute the Detangling Gelée Conditioner throughout the scalp, lengths and ends. I know, usually you wouldn’t put a conditioner on your scalp but this gel texture formula works to detangle and condition without weighing down your hair. I’ve never used anything like this before! Lather as usual then rinse. This is ultra-concentrated and delivers the efficiency of a hair mask, without the leave-in time.
This two-step duo will give your scalp some much needed TLC and leave your hair feeling soft and healthy. Both of these products are also color safe and free from parabens, silicones, phthalates, oxidants and mineral oils.
WANT A DISCOUNT?
I’m hosting a big giveaway with Christophe Robin on my Instagram today so be sure to check it out for your chance to win some exciting goodies for your hair! And if you are too excited and need to try it now (hey – I get it, this is good stuff) use code ASHLEYR20 at checkout for 20% off your order.
Have you tried a scalp scrub? Share your thoughts in the comments for all of us to read! xx Ashley
Product & Outfit Details
Detangling gelée with sea minerals | Cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt | Black Stone Tray | Petite Hair Brush | Maternity Riviera Pants (these run TTS) | Maternity Chambray Button Down Shirt | Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick + Lipliner | Signet Ring (I wear the size Medium face) | Beaded Ball Bracelet | Thin Gold Ring (this is the same ring I wear on my thumb too)
This post is written in collaboration with Christophe Robin. All selections and opinions are my own!
Images by Mary Hafner