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 conditioner! 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, and the goal of a clarifier is to help the hair to receive moisture better. Depending on the type of shampoo you use, the cleansing process can seem harsh, which is why we recommend our Hair Detox Mask. It targets to remove the undesired build-up of product ingredients, residues of any styling products, and deposits of pollutants. Anti-residue and detoxifying products are in high demand as product residue and build-up can leave hair feeling heavy, dull, and without shine. Our formula contains activated charcoal and organic apple cider vinegar, which ensures the removal of organic and inorganic build-up, leaving the scalp and hair completely clean. The formulation also contains 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 to see how it will help to improve the health of our hair and scalp.
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 protect hair fiber against free radical damage as well as nourish the scalp.
This natural product offers immense health benefits and has been 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 balance the scalp and hair’s natural pH levels, but due to its acidic pH, apple cider vinegar helps tighten or “close” the cuticle layers of your hair. It will also help to 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 renowned for its scalp nourishing properties and anti-irritant potential. It minimizes any skin discomfort and delivers soothing effects to the scalp. For hair, it works as a natural hydrating agent that balances 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 is carried into our Hair Detox Mask formulation, where it is incorporated to adsorb polymeric residues and organic/inorganic pollutants. It also acts at the scalp surface, absorbing excess sebum, removing any flakes of dandruff, and therefore helps in cleaning the scalp.
Turmeric is a popular Indian spice regularly used in South Asian cuisine. It is a proven powerful antioxidant having anti-cancer and anti-aging properties. Its incorporation ensures healthy hair, reduced free radical damage, and protein loss.
Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea)
You’ve probably heard a lot about the health benefits of drinking tea, especially the benefits of green tea, 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 for adding 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 inhibit or slow down hair thinning.
Bounce Curl Hair Detox Mask is a unique formulation. Its ingredients work together synergistically to effectively remove build-up from the hair and scalp, leaving your hair clean, well-conditioned, hydrated, and healthy.