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New Year, New You: 21-Day Hair Detox for a Beautiful Hair Resolution

New Year, New You: 21-Day Hair Detox for a Beautiful Hair Resolution

The beginning of a New Year is the perfect time to reveal a new you. Nothing makes a bolder statement than entering a room with healthy, shiny, luxurious looking locks. And the secret to beautiful hair is not as elusive as you may think, once you make a personal resolution to stick to it.

If you are familiar with detoxing your body for optimal health, then you are already on the right track. You can detox your hair, too, naturally stripping it of toxins and buildup that keep it from really shining.

The detox routine below is divided into three weeks with certain tips you should practice on any given day. These tips are designed to boost scalp, root, and hair strand health, leaving you with your best hair yet.

At the end of the three weeks, you will have the hair you've always dreamt of.

Scalp Care First

You want to spend the first seven days of your hair detox rejuvenating your scalp. Without a healthy scalp, hair has no base from which to grow.

To detox your scalp, simply include the six tips below into your first seven days of the plan.

Tip #1: Remember to get enough water each day, because without proper hydration your scalp can develop dandruff.

Tip #2: Follow a proper brushing technique in order to maximize circulation.

Tip #3: Start using a DIY sugar scrub for exfoliating dead skin cells from your scalp.

Tip #4: Use peppermint oil to cleanse your scalp and stimulate hair growth.

Tip #5: Learn and practice how to massage your scalp.

Tip #6: Keep a hair journal to mark your washing behavior as well as keep track of progress and changes in the health of your hair.

Getting to the Root of the Problem

After detoxifying your scalp, your hair now has a healthy base to grow from. Ensuring the roots of your hair are strong and healthy is the next step. Healthy roots provide strong anchors for your hair within the scalp. The seven tips below are important for maintaining optimal root health.

Tip #1: Head massages stimulate circulation in the scalp and promote the growth of strong roots.

Tip #2: Try a new healthy hair smoothie for breakfast to deliver the nutrients your hair thrives on.

Tip #3: Start using a no-heat volumizing technique, as heat can damage the strength of your hair.

Tip #4: Use a DIY clarifying hair rinse to clean your hair of toxins and built-up materials.

Tip #5: Get rid of all old hair products. Anything out of date can damage your hair, and it is always a good idea to switch things up—a new product can give you a new result.  

Tip #6: Learn an inversion yoga pose for hair growth which will improve circulation to the roots and promote optimal growth.

Tip #7: Try a gentle low strain up-style, such as a topknot. You can have a new look without pulling too much on your hair, which weakens it and causes breakage.

The Last Strand

With seven days of focus on your scalp and then your roots, your hair will almost be ready. Taking care of the strands is the last step on your hair detox roadmap.

Tip #1: Take a break from heat styling (for at least a week). Heating tools burn your hair and cause premature breakage, leaving you with split ends and frizz.

Tip #2: Get a regular trim to make sure split ends do not climb up your hair. The further up they go, the weaker hair becomes.

Tip #3: Use a hair mask and hot towel to really pamper your hair and show it how much you care.

Tip #4: Consider buying a silk pillowcase. The material is gentler on your hair as you sleep.

Tip #5: Use hair sunscreen, which can easily be made and protects your hair from the same damaging rays that burn your skin.

Tip #6: Throw out your brush and start using a natural bristle one instead.

Tip #7: Keep your vitamins stocked to makes sure your hair gets all that it needs. The essential vitamins for hair health you must have are vitamins A, C, E and the B-complex.

Final Thoughts

Detoxing your hair is easy and only takes three weeks. The more of these tips that you follow, the healthier your hair will be. No matter day of the New Year it is, it’s never too late to get started. You’ll be ready for a big Spring!

Spend some time devoting special attention to your scalp, roots and hair, and resolve to have a New Year with hair that everyone will be talking about.

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