Your Guide To Hair Detoxing

September 14, 2017

Dear Pureologists,

Out with the old and in with the new! Just because it’s not spring doesn’t mean you can’t clean up your beauty routine this season. Sometimes it can seem like despite our best efforts, hair isn’t responding to your favorite products the way it used to. When this happens, it could be a sign that your haircare routine needs a detox. Whether you’re looking to reduce your environmental impact or want to hit the refresh button on your haircare routine, we’ve got you covered. 

Learn how to boost your hair regimen with these detoxing tips. 

What Is Hair Detoxing?Similar to what detoxing can do for your body, hair detoxing works to help you start with a clean slate. That’s because a hair detox can help get rid of heavy buildup that might be responsible for weighing your hair down throughout the day. Unlike body detoxes which may take a few weeks, by adding just a few products to your routine you can start detoxing your hair from day one. By doing your hair a favor with a detox, you’ll be well on your way to improving everything from color to hair’s health.

Deep Clean Without Stripping Your Haircolor

There’s nothing like a clarifying shampoo to give your hair the deep clean it needs. Look for ingredients like tea tree oil and clarifying witch hazel which help remove unwanted residue. Since its formulated with our AntiFade Complex, the shampoo can purify your hair without chipping away at your haircolor in the process. Not to mention, tea tree oil is also the perfect ingredient for a hair detox shampoo due to its antifungal properties that help get rid of bacteria in the hair. Whether you’re looking to get rid of styling product buildup or just want a gentle way to refresh your hair, using a clarifying shampoo can work wonders for detoxifying your hair.

For daily detoxing, it’s all about using the right ingredients in the shower. A shampoo like Hydrate Sheer will help detox and hydrate your hair thanks to nourishing green tea found in its formula. Similar to how green tea can detox your body from the inside out, it can also have moisturizing benefits in your hair because it’s rich in antioxidants. Don’t forget to follow up with a lightweight conditioner like Hydrate Sheer Conditioner which works to quench thirsty hair. Thanks to its silicone-free formula, it won’t leave hair feeling heavy or weighed down.

Protect Your Hair From Pollutants

To prevent future buildup from occurring, adding a leave-in treatment to your haircare routine is a must. After detoxing your hair in the shower, spritz hair with a leave-in to shield it against environmental damage. This is especially important if you live in or near a city where pollution can latch onto hair. By protecting your hair before you even step out of the house, you’ll maintain all of the effort you put into your hair detox.

Sustainability Is Key


One of the best ways to live colorfully is having peace of mind knowing that you’re reducing your environmental impact, especially in your beauty routine. Looking for sustainably sourced ingredients in your products is the perfect way to do this because it means that any ingredients that are picked from mother nature are being replanted along the way. To really take your hair detox to the next level, consider using sustainably sourced ingredients, such as the ones found in Hydrate Sheer. Packed with sustainable proteins like soy, oat and wheat, these ingredients work to help strengthen and rebuild hair. You can also feel confident in knowing that it packs other sustainably sourced additives like jojoba oil and sage.

Whatever your reasons are for jumping on the hair detox train, one thing’s for sure –– detoxing is the stuff that bouncy, healthy hair dreams are made of.

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