Summer heat can contribute to many scalp issues, including scalp irritation, product buildup, dandruff, excess oil, and more.
An oft-overlooked part of our hair care routine is scalp care.
Proper scalp care not only ensures the health of your hair but also reduces issues like dry and itchy scalp, scalp irritation, and hair loss.
One of the best ways to care for your scalp is through a scalp detox. It can help remove product build-up, dead skin cells, and excess oil, which can all contribute to a healthier, cleaner scalp.
In today's blog post, we will share a simple yet effective three-step scalp detox method using our featured scalp treatment bundle, Zinc+ Peppermint, and Bentonite Clay Scalp Care System.
Zinc, Peppermint, and Bentonite Clay have been used in various ways for a long time.
In our scalp care bundle, we created a system that cares for your scalp and hair from roots to ends.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Scalp Detox Shampoo
- Wet your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. It helps open up the cuticles and prepares your hair and scalp for the detoxification process.
- Section your hair and apply a sufficient amount of the scalp detox shampoo to your scalp. Using your fingertips (not nails), massage the shampoo into your scalp with gentle, circular motions. Be sure to cover all areas of your scalp. This process helps stimulate blood circulation and aids the shampoo in penetrating deeply to cleanse and detox.
- Leave the shampoo on your scalp for a few minutes to let the active ingredients work. You should start to feel a cooling or tingling sensation as the ingredients begin their work.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm (not hot) water. Ensure all the shampoo is washed out to prevent any residue build-up. The final rinse could be with cooler water, which helps close the cuticles and adds shine to your hair.
- Pat your hair gently with a microfiber towel to remove excess water. Avoid rubbing your hair, as it could cause damage and frizz.
For optimal benefits, we recommend using the scalp detox shampoo no more than once per week.
Step 2: The Scalp and Hair Mask
- After your Zinc+ Peppermint Shampoo, with your hair still wet, apply the mask to your scalp and hair: Take a dollop of the mask mixture and apply it to your scalp.
- Using your fingertips, gently work the mask through your hair, starting from the roots and working your way toward the tips. Ensure that you cover your entire scalp and distribute the mask evenly throughout your hair strands.
- Once the mask is applied, use your fingertips to massage it into your wet hair and focus on your scalp. This will help stimulate blood circulation and ensure that the mask effectively penetrates the hair follicles and scalp—massage in circular motions for a few minutes.
- After massaging the mask into your hair, leave it on for the recommended duration of 2-5 minutes. This allows the active ingredients in the mask, such as zinc, peppermint, and bentonite, to work their magic on your scalp and hair.
- Once the recommended time has elapsed, thoroughly rinse your hair with warm water. Make sure to remove all traces of the mask by gently massaging your scalp and running your fingers through your hair under the water stream. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear and all the product is washed away.
For optimal benefits, we recommend using a Scalp and Hair Mask no more than every 3-4 weeks.
Step 3: The Scalp Elixir
- To apply the Scalp Elixir effectively, part your hair to expose the scalp area where you want to apply it.
- Use the included dropper or apply a few drops to your fingertips if you prefer
- Using your fingertips, gently massage the oil onto your scalp in circular motions. Focus on the areas where you want to provide nourishment or address specific concerns, such as dryness or flakiness. The massaging action helps to improve blood circulation, promote oil absorption, and distribute the oil evenly.
- Extend to the hair strands (optional): If desired, you can run your fingers through your hair to distribute a small amount of oil along the length of your hair strands. This can help provide extra strength to your strands. The elixir is a lightweight oil and absorbs quickly.
- Proceed with your regular hairstyling routine, or leave your hair as is. The oil will provide hydration and nourishment to your scalp and hair throughout the day.
For optimal benefits, we recommend you use the Scalp Elixir daily.