How to Give Your Hair and Scalp the Ultimate Cleanse
Sometimes we get so stuck in a beauty routine we forget to stop and check if it’s still working for us. Take a close look at your hair. Try running your fingers through it. Does it feel grimy or greasy despite you having recently washed it? If the answer is yes, it might be time to upgrade your hair cleansing routine, to eradicate that never-quite-clean feeling.
The hair version of a spring clean, all you need is a cleansing or clarifying product (or an entire routine if your budget allows), that offers a deeper clean, and to use it once a week or so. Greasy hair will particularly benefit from a clarifying shampoo, and if it responds well, don’t stop there. Below are the products we recommend for achieving the scalp and hair equivalent of a detox retreat...
Step 1: Use a pre-shampoo scalp scrub
There was once a time when scrubs were reserved for our face or body. Now, hair and scalp experts can’t recommend their exfoliating and purifying benefits enough. Consider the Nexxus Clean & Pure Invigorating Detox Scalp Scrub as a pre-shampoo booster. It exfoliates the scalp, dislodging flakes and stubborn build-up to enhance the effects of your clarifying cleanser. With impurities removed and the scalp rebalanced, the rest of your purifying haircare regime has a much better chance of resolving issues caused by excess grease and lingering product residue.
STEP 2: Shampoo to get rid of build-up
Many frizz-smoothing, shine-boosting stylers include silicone, an ingredient with the tendency to coat strands like glue in high concentrations (if we’ve just described your go-to styler, give the Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox 5in1 Invisible Hair Oil a go instead). The Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox Shampoo uses an exclusive PROTEINFUSION blend containing elastin protein and marine minerals to restore and revive strands, while gently but effectively sweeping away stubborn build-up. And there’s good news for those with drier hair types (we’re looking at you, girls with curls and coils) or those with colored hair prone to fade: you can still use a clarifying shampoo, but perhaps do it less frequently – once or twice a month alongside your regular color or curl-centric system (check out Nexxus’s Color Assure and Curl Defineranges if you haven’t already).
STEP 3: Avoid future build-up
Hair build-up is unavoidable. Even if you banned all styling products (which we’d obviously never advocate!), the water you wash your hair with and the environment you live in will deliver invisible deposits into the strands. Look at the watermarks on your shower door, or the limescale build-up in your faucet heads. This pesky mineral build-up is the same type that hardens on your strands, causing an array of issues, from brittleness to hair never quite feeling clean enough. Investing in a shower filter will help to minimize its effects, but there’s no way of stopping all the build-up your hair collects during the average day. Nexxus prides itself on including the best problem-solving ingredients in its products, but also excluding ingredients that don’t boost overall hair health. You won’t find silicone in any of the Clean & Pure products, including the Conditioner; just hardworking hair nourishers powered by protein – the natural building block of our hair.