Have you ever found yourself with oily and sticky hair? It’s not just plain old oily. It’s something else – feels almost plasticky, and you can never seem to dry it even with a Dyson hair dryer blasting hot air at top speed at your hair. If you know what I’m exactly talking about, it’s product residue from your shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, treatments, sprays, serums, and oils. These products are often laced with surfactants – stuff and chemicals in the likes of silicones that coat your individual hair strands to detangle and make your hair silky, shiny, straight, glossy, and ultra-soft.
But they bring a problem – surfactants accumulate and get stuck on your hair and scalp over time. As you use the same conditioner day on day, you are repeatedly piling more surfactants on your hair. So, there will come a day when your hair gets limp, dull, heavy, sticky, and may even start falling out as the gunk suffocates your hair follicles.
How to solve this problem? Not all shampoos and salons can do that for you – well, definitely not another “clarifying” shampoo from the supermarket, nor those too-good-to-be-true deals and salons you find on Fave.
You will, instead, need an actual professional product that was properly and scientifically formulated to strip residue from your individual hair strands and scalp. You will need the product to be salt (and negative ion) based so it will effectively repel anything that’s coated on your negatively-charged hair strands – like repels like, right?
“Huh, but where to find these hair cleansers?” We know. Here, we’ve compiled a list of detox hair and scalp scrubs for your different level of detox habits and haircare needs. They may definitely cost more than usual drugstore or supermarket shampoos that we’re used to paying for, but they will definitely cost a lot lesser than a “fancy” hair treatment at random Fave hair salons that may exaggerate your hair problem only to up-sell you with additional services and “upgraded” shampoos. For your wallet and sanity’s sake, we suggest you just invest in a trusty scalp detox and do it yourself: