During the past few years I have been having a “hair crisis” of sorts. My hair is getting thinner with age, so to compensate I’ve started using more and more hairspray to try and get some of my hair’s old volume back. Not only was I using more hairspray than ever, but I had even starting buying the “industrial strength,” maximum-hold kind!
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But shortly after I started using more products and sprays, my hair started looking tired and weighed down. My regular shampoo wasn’t making much of a difference, so I started searching for a solution that would detoxify and revive my sad, wilted hair, but wouldn’t cost a fortune (since I’ve name-brand clarifying shampoos that cost up to $60!) Little did I know how simple the solution would turn out to be.
After doing some digging online, I discovered that the main ingredient in most detoxifying or clarifying shampoos is actually just sea salt! The salt helps dissolve dirt and product buildup, which can restore volume and vitality to your hair, and using coarse sea salt specifically helps to scrub away dead skin for a healthier scalp.
Using that helpful information, I wrote up this “recipe” for the world’s easiest (and most affordable) clarifying shampoo.
DIY Clarifying Shampoo & Hair Detox
Add in one or more of the following ingredients for added hair benefits:
- 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil (for added softness and conditioning)
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil (to combat dryness and flaking)
- 2 drops rosemary essential oil (to promote faster hair growth)
Stir ingredients together, apply to hair, and wash. Use once or twice a month to thoroughly clean your hair and scalp.
My daughter Britta gamely agreed to be our before-and-after model so we could show you how this clarifying shampoo works! Here’s what she had to say about it…
“I don’t use a lot of hair products, but I did inherit my dad’s oily scalp. My hair starts looking visibly greasy just a couple of days after washing it, so I was interested to see if this detox shampoo treatment would help cut through all of that oil. And it definitely did! My hair was SUPER soft and clean afterwards, and my scalp felt great too.“
I think these photos speak volumes about the benefits of using this easy detox shampoo. Britta’s hair is so shiny and radiant in the “after” side of the photos that it looks visibly lighter in color. All that for the price of a container of sea salt! :-)
So whether you’re battling product buildup, an oily scalp, or just want shinier, healthier hair, I definitely recommend giving this DIY option a try. And as always, I’d love to hear how you like it!
Do you have any tips or tricks for reviving lifeless hair?
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