a scalp detox must-have for happy hair + scalp

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Jacqueline Aldana
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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 treatment—after all, your scalp is skin, too.

why spend time on scalp health? this often-forgotten region of the body is prone to buildup and residue from hard water, product buildup, dead hair follicles, 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 detox treatment is in order. deeply cleansing the skin on your head can help reset your scalp, restore moisture balance and natural oils, and leave your hair feeling fresher, longer.

in this article:

scalp detox treatment 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 to a healthy scalp. massage the scalp in a circular motion using this oil-to-foam pre-wash to draw out impurities, break down dirt, and remove product buildup for a healthier-looking scalp.

safe for all hair types (curly hair included), 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 rich in vitamins and antioxidants to deeply nourish your scalp. because a detox treatment isn’t just about the deep clean—it’s about promoting a healthy scalp and hair overall!

how to detox your scalp with reset cleansing oil

first, section dry, unwashed hair and apply at the roots. thoroughly massage the oil into your scalp using a circular motion to ensure it’s distributed evenly. add water to transform the oil into a milky lather and continue to give your head a good scalp massage. before rinsing, wait 3–5 minutes as this is where the scalp detoxifying magic happens. next, wash your hair 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 and a major reset on healthy hair. for even more product recommendations and tips , 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: 06/28/2024