How to Remove Product Build-Up from Your Hair

How to Remove Product Build-Up from Your HairStyling products (hair sprays, gels, mousses, spritzes), conditioners and dry shampoos can build up on your hair even if you shampoo regularly. They mix with the natural build-up on your scalp and weigh your tresses down, making them look dull and lifeless. To keep your hair looking healthy and radiant, you should remove product build-up every now and then. Here are 4 ways to do this.

Buy a Clarifying Shampoo

Clarifying shampoos are specifically designed to remove excess sebum (skin oil) and product build-up from the scalp and hair. Use them at least once a month to eliminate any product residue that may have built up on your hair. Keep in mind that deep cleansing shampoos also strip the hair of natural oils. Using them once a month shouldn’t dry your hair out, but they are unsuitable for everyday use.

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Try Micellar Water

If you have a sensitive scalp or very dry hair, clarifying shampoos may be too harsh for you. In such a case, you can try using micellar hair products or simply micellar water. Micellas are tiny groups of molecules that attract dirt but don’t strip your hair or skin of moisture. Therefore, micellar products are much gentler than clarifying shampoos, although you still shouldn’t use them more often than needed.

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Make Your Own Hair Rinse with Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Hair build-up tends to have an alkaline pH, while the natural pH level of your skin and hair is slightly acidic. Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice diluted in water helps remove build-up, restore your hair’s natural pH level and seal the cuticle, locking in moisture and making your hair look healthy and shiny. Never use undiluted vinegar or lemon juice because it’s too acidic; adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water will work just fine.

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Exfoliate Your Scalp

Your scalp needs exfoliation just like the rest of your skin. Exfoliation removes build-up, helps eliminate dandruff, and improves microcirculation, making your hair grow faster and reducing hair loss. Of course, it is important to choose the right product that won’t scratch your scalp or cause dehydration. Luckily, there are plenty of scrub scalps on the market.

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