a scalp detox must-have for happy hair and scalp

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Hannah Coffman
Community Manager

We spend a lot of precious time (and money!) on our faces. You know the drill: cleanse, moisturize, SPF, and repeat...and that’s if you’re not following a 10-step K-beauty regimen! It’s about time we show our scalps some love with a scalp detox—after all, your scalp is skin too.

Why spend time on your scalp? This often-forgotten region of the body is prone to buildup from styling products, dead skin cells, plus pollution, and the list doesn’t end there. All that buildup = an oily scalp and dull, greasy hair. If you’re plagued by those strand concerns, a scalp detox is in order. Deeply cleansing the skin on your head can help reset your scalp, restore moisture balance, and leave you feeling fresher longer.

scalp detox essential: reset pink charcoal scalp cleansing oil

One of the quickest tricks for a scalp detox is the reset pink charcoal scalp cleansing oil. Using the same K-beauty concept of double-cleansing the skin, this super-effective scalp treatment should be the first step in a thorough scalp detox. This oil-to-foam pre-wash will draw out impurities, break down dirt, and remove product build-up for a healthier-looking scalp.

Pink clay and charcoal (two scalp detox superstars!) work to gently cleanse and exfoliate, without stripping away essential oils. Minty menthol refreshes the scalp with a cool and clean tingling sensation. Sunflower oil breaks down dirt and our star ingredient, sea buckthorn oil, adds moisture back in for luscious locks. We’ve also added Indian cress stem extract along with 7 other extracts to deeply nourish your scalp with much-needed vitamins and antioxidants—a scalp detox isn’t just about the deep clean!

how to detox your scalp with reset cleansing oil

First, section dry, unwashed hair and apply at the roots. Be sure to massage the oil into your scalp to distribute it evenly. Adding water transforms the oil into a milky lather. Before rinsing, wait 3–5 minutes as this is where the scalp detoxifying magic happens. Follow up with your favorite amika shampoo and conditioner—we recommend the reset clarifying + cleansing gel shampoo and reset cooling gel hair conditioner for a seriously good (and seriously effective!) scalp detox. For even more product recommendations, head to our scalp care page or chat with Ace, our virtual expert, for picks that are perfect for you.

Pro tip: If you’re heading to the salon for a color service or having a DIY moment, turn to reset pink charcoal cleansing oil for a scalp detox before applying chemical treatments—this will remove buildup from hair products which can alter color results.

posted: 04/01/2019last modified: 04/01/2019