Do you ever feel as if your hair products, over time, aren’t working the same? Does your hair look dull or feel weighed down, at times?
If so, your hair may be suffering from product build-up. If you often skip regular cleansing sessions, stretch wash days, or saturate your hair with styling products, you may have noticed a flakey or gummy build up on your hair and scalp.
Most hair products on the market can cause build-up, including hair conditioners. YES, you read that right - hair conditioners!
The combination of multiple products mixing with your scalp’s natural build-up can create quite a greasy, grimy predicament.
The residue from hair care products, if not properly removed, can accumulate on our hair over time, causing dryness, flakiness, and dull-looking hair.
The health of your scalp can also be affected, because, if your hair follicles/pores are blocked, this can inhibit healthy growth at the root and cause scalp irritation.
How to Get Rid of Product Build-up
The most common way to get rid of product build-up is to wash it with a clarifying shampoo.
The goal of a clarifying shampoo is to help the hair to receive moisture better by removing any residual build-up or impurities.
Depending on the type of shampoo you use, the cleansing process can seem harsh, which is why we recommend our Hair Detox Mask.
It helps to remove the undesired build-up of product, dirt, and deposits of pollutants.
Our formula contains activated charcoal and organic apple cider vinegar, which work together to help remove build-up. The formulation also includes moisturizing agents, essential oils, and vitamins.
The Hair Detox Mask contains a high concentration of organic apple cider vinegar; however, here are other key ingredients; organic aloe, charcoal, turmeric, green tea, and chamomile.
Let’s discuss these active ingredients further.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple juice is fermented using bacteria via a biochemical conversion, and the resultant product is a sour liquid containing acetic acid and malic acid.
It also contains flavonoids, polyphenols, and antioxidants. These actives help protect hair fiber and the scalp against free radical damage.
This natural product offers immense health benefits and has been used in the kitchen for centuries.
ACV is naturally high in acetic acid and has a pH level close to human hair. Not only does apple cider vinegar help balance the scalp and hair’s natural pH levels, but due to its acidic pH, apple cider vinegar may help tighten or “close” the cuticle layers of your hair.
It may also help strengthen the hair and improve the surface properties of hair, which means smooth and shiny hair.
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Aloe vera has a combination of more than 300-400 different chemicals offering diverse dermo-cosmetics actives.
The major components are various polysaccharides (Starch), glycosides, such as mannan (Mannose sugar), and its acylate derivative acemannan.
Aloe is commonly known to soothe the scalp, as well as hair. It also has anti-irritant properties that help reduce any skin discomfort.
Furthermore, it may act as a natural hydrating agent for hair by balancing water molecules in the hair fiber.
Charcoal activated carbon is powdered carbon obtained by burning organic material in a controlled oxygen environment.
The powder material has a small particle size, which defines its unique surface properties and adsorption capacity. It has been used in various industrial applications to clean, purify, and filter liquids.
The same logic has been adopted in the beauty industry too. Charcoal activated carbon is used as an ingredient in numerous skincare and haircare products to help give them a deep-cleansing effect.
Our Hair Detox Mask formulation helps adsorb polymeric residue and organic/inorganic pollutants.
Furthermore, it works on the scalp surface by absorbing excess sebum and help to remove dandruff flakes.
The Indian spice turmeric is often used in South Asian cuisine and is beneficial for the hair due to its anti-inflammatory properties. There is strong anecdotal evidence that this can help to reduce thinning hair. Also, because of its antibacterial benefits, it may help with dandruff.
Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea)
You’ve probably heard a lot about the health benefits of drinking tea, especially the benefits of green tea, as it is considered by many to be the ultimate “anti-aging beverage.”
It is also beneficial to hair. They contain the highest level of antioxidants, like polyphenols, catechins, and various other types of flavonoids.
Because green tea is enriched with catechins, it can help to reduce dihydrotestosterone (DTH), which happens to be one of the primary reasons for hair loss.
Green tea has an antiseptic property that helps to prevent and treat several hair problems like dandruff. Green tea is also common for softening hair and improving the texture.
The main antioxidant components extracted from chamomile flowers are the terpenoid group of antioxidants, including chamazulene and acetylene derivatives.
Other major constituents of the flowers include several phenolic compounds. Primarily the flavonoids, including apigenin, quercetin, patuletin as well as various glucosides.
Chamomile benefits start with antioxidants that are associated with healthier skin and hair. It is also great and known for helping to add shine and softness to your hair while soothing your scalp.
Blend of Vitamins
Our Hair Detox Mask contains Biotin (Vitamin H) and niacinamide (Vitamin B3), and both are water-soluble molecules.
They are popular in skincare for their skin rejuvenating properties, improving age spots, and even skin tone. In haircare, they may help inhibit or slow down hair thinning.
Bounce Curl Hair Detox Mask is a unique formulation. Its ingredients work together synergistically to help remove build-up from the hair and scalp. It will help give your hair and scalp the reboot they need!