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How To Detox Your Hair At Home Naturally?

Updated: Mar 21

How To Detox Your Hair At Home Naturally?

Are you someone who wash hair frequently? Or someone who uses different types of hair products and styling tools? And now, you're facing product build-up.

If you're looking for a solution, then this article is for you.

Yes, you can clean that buildup happening in your hair naturally. Any kind of toxification on your scalp and shaft is not allowed to grow your hair.

I am going to share how you can clean any kind of build-up on your hair in the comfort of your home and the many products that we use for our hair.

Table Of Contents:

Why Is Hair Detox Necessary?

1]. Product Buildup:

  • Over time, hair care products, including shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and treatments, can leave residue on the hair and scalp.

  • This buildup can make the hair appear dull and lifeless, reduce the effectiveness of styling products, and lead to other hair issues.

  • A hair detox can help remove this buildup and restore the hair's natural lustre and manageability.

2]. Hard Water Minerals:

  • Suppose you live in an area with hard water (water that contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium).

  • In that case, these minerals can accumulate on your hair, causing it to become brittle, dry, and less manageable.

  • A hair detox can help remove mineral deposits and improve the overall health of your hair.

3]. Environmental Impurities:

  • Exposure to environmental pollutants and impurities, such as smoke, dust, and pollution, can also leave residue on the hair and scalp.

  • A hair detox can cleanse the hair and scalp, removing these impurities and potentially reducing scalp irritation.

4]. Styling Product Residue:

  • Regular use of styling products like hair sprays, gels, and waxes can leave behind residues that can be difficult to remove with regular shampooing.

  • A hair detox can effectively strip away these residues and allow you to start with a clean slate for styling.

5]. Scalp Health:

  • A hair detox can help maintain a healthy scalp by removing excess oil, dead skin cells, and any product buildup on the scalp.

  • This can prevent issues like dandruff, itching, and flakiness.

6]. Improved Hair Growth:

  • A clean and healthy scalp can provide a better environment for hair growth.

  • Removing product buildup and impurities can stimulate the hair follicles and promote healthier hair growth.

7]. Preparation for Hair Treatments:

  • If you plan to undergo a chemical hair treatment (e.g., colouring, perming, or relaxing), a hair detox can prepare your hair by removing any residues that might interfere with the treatment's effectiveness or safety.

What Product Build-Up Does To Scalp?

Product buildup on hair refers to the accumulation of various hair care products, oils, and environmental impurities on the surface of your hair and scalp.

This buildup can make your hair look dull, flat, and lifeless, and it can also lead to a range of other hair problems, including:

  • Dullness: Product buildup can create a film on your hair that reflects less light, making your hair appear dull and lacklustre.

  • Greasy or Heavy Feeling: Overusing certain hair products, like heavy conditioners or styling creams, can leave your hair feeling greasy or weighed down.

  • Flakiness: Some hair products can cause flakiness and dandruff-like symptoms on the scalp, especially if they contain ingredients that irritate the skin.

  • Itchy Scalp: Product buildup can contribute to an itchy scalp, especially if you're using products that contain ingredients your skin is sensitive to.

  • Reduced Styling Effectiveness: When there's a layer of buildup on your hair, it can be more challenging to style the way you want, as products may not distribute evenly on the scalp.

  • Hair Breakage: Excessive buildup can lead to hair breakage and make your hair more brittle and susceptible to damage.

Product buildup can result from using too much product, not properly rinsing out products, or using products that contain heavy waxes, silicones, or other ingredients that can accumulate on the hair over time.

It can also occur due to infrequent or ineffective hair washing.

You can check for product buildup on your hair at home; all you need is a pair of scissors. Open the scissors and scrape your hair using one blade.

All the accumulated product will come on the blade (if present).

How Can I Detox My Hair Naturally?

You can detox your hair AT HOME without making salon appointments!


Follow these steps to make the magical detoxifying mask for your hair. This mask will work as a magnet to remove all the deposition from your hair and scalp.

Take a patch test in case you have sensitive skin.



STEP 1: Take two tablespoons of multani mitti (bentonite clay) in a bowl.

When used as a hair cleanser, multani mitti helps clean the scalp and remove bacteria, germs, and other pollutants to preserve the scalp.

STEP 2: Add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel.

You have to keep in mind the consistency of the aloe vera gel. If your aloe vera gel has a thick consistency, one tablespoon will suffice.

For liquid gel, add a little more than one tablespoon. If you are allergic to aloe vera, use two tablespoons of cucumber juice.

STEP 3: Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

If you are uncomfortable with apple cider vinegar, then add one tablespoon of lemon juice.

STEP 4: Mix all the ingredients well. You can add rose water to make the consistency liquid.


Wet your hair and start pouring the mask straight into your hair. Gently massage it on your scalp and hair. Do not be too harsh while rubbing.

Wash your hair thoroughly with plain water. Make sure to wash your hair nicely so all the deposition comes out with the mask.

If you are sceptical, use a clarifying shampoo to wash your hair - do not use a chemical-based shampoo.

You might smell apple cider vinegar on the wet hair. But once the hair is dry, the smell will go away, and you will get fresh, clean, and lustrous hair.


A hair mask requires patience and time. If you find the process of hair mask tedious, you can opt for this alternative!

STEP 1: Wash your hair with whatever shampoo you use.

STEP 2: Take 3 cups of water in a mug or a bathroom mug full of water.

STEP 3: Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the water.

STEP 4: Rinse your hair with this water after a head wash.

All the deposition will be removed with the help of this rinse!

For Severe Deposition:

But, if you have severe deposition, add two tablespoons of baking soda/powder instead of apple cider vinegar.

Baking soda is a strong base, and shampoos are acidic. Baking soda can nullify the cutting effect of shampoo and deeply cleanse the hair.

P.S: Do not use the baking soda rinse if you have applied hair colour. It can remove the dye from your hair

When To Do This Remedy?

  • Hair Mask: Do this remedy once in 15 or 30 days.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse: Do it once every week.

  • Baking Soda/Powder Hair Rinse: Do it once every 15 or 30 days.

It's important to note that while occasional hair detox treatments can be beneficial, they should not be overused, as they can also strip the hair of its natural oils and moisture. So, be mindful of when you do the detoxifying process.


If you like to watch the video version of this article, you can watch this: (And don't forget to check the comment section 😊 )


Try one of these methods to remove all the dirt, deposition, product buildup, and impurities from your hair. Your hair will feel fresh, frizz-free, and healthy.

If you get great results by trying this DIY Hair Detox Treatment? Don’t forget to come back and write a review based on your experience, and inspire others to try it too.

Also, if you’re not a part of our amazing family, you’re missing out. Join us today and start your natural skincare and haircare journey and get help from other community members. 😊

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chaitali mankar
chaitali mankar
Sep 18, 2023
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I was missing and waiting for a new Article. And here you are with an amazing content and innovation. 👍✅💯🙌

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Loved the detailed article on hair detox treatment.👍♥️ And the mask is really useful so I am going to prepare it and apply it for sure. Thanks Prerna ma'am.🙏💐


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Lakshmi Tanuja
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