Should you detox your scalp?

Whether it's once a week or once a month, it is essential to remove impurities from your scalp to allow it to breathe.

The scalp, being an extension of the skin, needs to be cared for the same way one would care for their skin. This being said, the root to healthy hair is a healthy and balanced scalp. This helps ensure the hair grows long and strong, hence it is important to detox and reinvigorate your scalp.

There are a number of reasons why a scalp detox once a week is essential: the accumulation of styling products, dry shampoos, not rinsing your shampoo or conditioners well enough, stress, pollution - all build-up onto the scalp.

In an attempt to answer this problem and taking inspiration from traditional recipes based on sea salt, I decided to get to work with my 
formulators to develop a specific moisturizing and purifying care for sensitive and oily scalps.

My cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt was the first scalp scrub on the market created to effectively remove color pigment residues after hair color which tend to cause itchiness and allergies. It turned out to become a haircare staple, ideal for a weekly detox or after a hair color to soothe the scalp and eliminate chemical residues.

If you are a frequent user of dry shampoo, I always recommend not sleeping with it. Of course, it's a great last-minute trick, however when you sleep, your skin absorbs everything on it - dry shampoos suffocate the scalp and make it oily. It is important to always wash those off very well before going to bed!

Another trick to avoid oily roots is to rinse your hair very thoroughly! We never rinse well enough, which results in products coating the scalp and making it greasy, leading to having to wash it again, activating the production of sebum on your scalp.

The best way to detox and keep your scalp clean and healthy for a long time:

  1. Once a week, deep cleanse with my cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt - follow with a nourishing care or a conditioner on your ends only as it can be a bit drying OR finish with a few sprays of my Hair finish lotion with sage vinegar, massage it into your scalp then towel dry your hair to remove the excess.
  2. Depending on how many times a week you wash your hair, use the Purifying shampoo with jujube bark extract, it will be a more gentle and frequent option which will help rebalance your scalp all the while hydrating your lengths. A conditioner is optional, however for optimal results I recommend using the Hair finish lotion with sage vinegar.

The extra tip: In your Purifying shampoo with jujube bark extract, add a teaspoon of baking soda. It will boost its purifying properties and will leave your scalp feeling fresh and dandruff free!