Do I Need to Detox My Hair?

Do I Need to Detox My Hair?

For me, the term self-care used to exude visions of lengthy skincare routines and tranquil bubble baths. Lately, self-care looks a lot like a 5-minute coffee break and an hour of R&R after my kid goes to sleep. Regardless of what your personal grooming routine looks like, there’s one area that tends to go unnoticed until a real problem arises. So today I’m addressing something that is often overlooked in our beauty routines: scalp care. There’s so much more to haircare involved in a healthy scalp than just a regular shampoo and conditioner. Just like investing in your mind and body, your hair deserves special treatment too. Product build-up, a dry itchy scalp, and dandruff are just a few ways that your hair is trying to tell you something. If these symptoms sound familiar, you could be in need of a hair detox. 

Unhealthy hair and an unhealthy scalp can be the result of a few things. One could be that your regular hair products (i.e. leave-in conditioner, hair spray, etc.) are building up and causing your hair to look… unclean. Another reason could be a change in the seasons. Winter tends to yield dry and itchy skin, and your scalp is no exception. There’s no need to be alarmed if this sounds like something you’re dealing with. There are plenty of haircare products on the market that can help you detox your hair and treat and prevent an unhealthy scalp. My good friend and long-time hair stylist Kristin Ess just added scalp care to her current line at Target and my hair has never been happier. Keep scrolling for a handful of shampoos, conditioners, masks and more to get your strands back to happy and healthy…


Kristin Ess Shampoo

Kristin Ess Scalp Purifying Micellar Shampoo


Virtue Recovery Shampoo

Virtue Recovery Shampoo

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Davines Purifying Shampoo

Act and Acre Hair Cleanse

Act + Acre Hair Cleanse


Virtue Conditioner

Virtue Recovery Conditioner

Kristin Ess Conditioner

Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Conditioner

Act and Acre Conditioner

Act + Acre Hair Conditioner

Treatments & Masks

Kristin Ess Hair Mask

Kristin Ess Weightless Hydration Daily Scalp + Hair Mask

Kristin Ess Bubble Mask

Kristin Ess Detoxifying Bubble Hair Mask


Bumble and Bumble Scalp Detox

Bumble and Bumble Scalp Detox

dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Bumble and Bumble Scalp Detox

Davines Purifying Gel

Davines Purifying Gel

Act and Acrew Scalp Detox

Act + Acre Scalp Detox


Kristin Ess Hair Oil

Kristin Ess Anytime Anywhere Scalp + Hair Milk Oil

Kiehl's Hair Oil

Kiehl’s Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate

For even more information on detoxifying your hair, be sure to check out this post about stripping shampoos and whether or not you should be using one.

Have you ever done a hair detox?

Let me know what worked for you in the comments below!

XO Lauren

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