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 a bit 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 small fortune. (Some of the top name brand clarifying shampoos can cost up to $58 a bottle!) 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/clarifying shampoos is actually just sea salt! The sea salt works to dissolve dirt and product buildup, which can restore volume and vitality to your hair. And using coarse sea salt in particular will also help scrub away dead skin cells for a healthier scalp.
Using that helpful information, I wrote up this “recipe” for the world’s easiest clarifying shampoo that costs pennies to make. :-)
DIY Hair Detox
- 3 parts coarse sea salt
- 2 parts mild shampoo (you can use whatever you already have on hand)
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, as needed, 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 detox shampoo works! Here’s what she had to say about it…
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 I’d love to hear how it goes! :-)