Every once in a while, your hair (just like your skin and body) needs a good detox. Throughout the day, your hair is exposed to tons of pollutants, smoke, and other gunk that leaves your hair dry, lacking vitamins and minerals, and just overall unhealthy. If you don't take care to detox your hair once a month, you could end up with dry, itchy scalp, thinning hair, and split ends. This homemade detox hair mask is proven to rid your hair of pollutants, leaving the follicles healthier and able to absorb more of the good stuff rather than the bad stuff!
DIY Detox Hair Mask
You can start by applying this homemade detox hair mask once a week for 1 month. This will ensure that you're getting your hair back to its roots as quickly as possible. After month 1, apply the mask every 2 weeks for another month. Once the second month is over, continue applying the mask only once a month.
- 1/2 cup clay
- 1/2 cup aloe vera
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- Mix all ingredients from above in a medium bowl. You'll notice that it will start foaming a bit, and that's perfectly normal: it's the the clay reacting with the vinegar!
- Apply mask to dry, unwashed hair, making sure to cover roots and ends. It may be a little runny, so make sure to have a towel draped around your shoulders.
- Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and rinse out.
Why This Detox Hair Mask Works:
The clay is a wonderful beauty tool to have not just for your skin, but also for your hair. It infuses the hair with tons of vitamins and minerals and also detoxifies at the same time. Bentonite clay has been used for thousands of years for different beauty treatments, and this is one of them. The vinegar actually helps the clay to “come to life”, as in it activates it to released even more minerals. Vinegar also helps to get rid of built-up product, and restores shine. Aloe vera will pack a moisture punch, and also rid the hair and scalp of any possible bacteria.
Try this mask out and let us know in the comments how it worked out for you! Don't forget to share 🙂
What is Clay and where to find this product please?!
Clay is a naturally occurring mineral and contains traces of quartz, metal oxides, and organic matter. You should be able to find it at your local beauty supply store, some grocery stores, health stores, or online 🙂