In our last post we talked about the benefits of detoxing your scalp. There are different ways to do this. Each method depends on the individual and their hair care concerns, but we’re here to provide a foundation that is good for everyone.

We started off with our cult-favorite, Phytopolléine Scalp Treatment. This tiny little vial was developed specifically for those with unbalanced scalps. It contains essential oils from two pounds of plant extracts and zero preservatives. Section your hair and apply this directly onto your scalp. Leave it on for about 20 minutes so that your scalp can absorb it. Kick back during these 20 minutes with a good book or an episode of The Office. Once you’re done, rinse your scalp thoroughly.

A good detox is about giving yourself a clean slate. In addition to targeting any excess sebum production in your scalp or encouraging hair growth, it’s just as important to slough of any product buildup or dead skin cells. You want to let your scalp breathe. A clean scalp also gives the roots of your hair a hospitable environment. This urges your hair to stay rooted to your scalp.

Our Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo is the perfect cleanser to give your scalp and hair a breather. As always, we carefully select plant extracts that are natural remedies for specific concerns. Phytoneutre contains Eucalyptus Essential Oil which has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This is really the star of the show, because the eucalyptus oil is the ingredient that targets the harmful bacteria without stripping your hair of any natural oils. The cleanser also has St. John's Wart and Ferula Extract. These protect hair from external factors and act as a shield for each hair fiber. Witch Hazel purifies, while Chamomile Extract softens and hydrates. Last but not least, the Sage Extract deep cleanses each pore, leaving your hair squeaky clean.

This cleanser lathers really well, but since you’re trying to deep cleanse your scalp you should use it twice in one shower. Lather, rinse, repeat. Leave it on for about 2 to 3 minutes and then rinse once more. Use it once a week and you will start noticing the difference it makes to your hair immediately.

If you’re new to scalp detoxing and you’re slightly unsure about its benefits, we recommend you try our Phyto Detox Set. It includes travel-sized versions of both Phytopolléine and Phytoneutre. The set also includes a Reset & Breathe rollerball from our friends at Aromatherapy Associates. We love rubbing a little bit of this onto our wrists after applying Phytopolléine. It makes the whole detoxing ritual feel like spa day. Rub a little more after showering and you’ll get subtle whiffs of this scent throughout your day, making you feel all the more relaxed and tranquil.