It’s unfortunately not a myth that, over time, a routine of chemical haircare products weighs down and weakens hair and makes it get greasy more quickly. Throw pollution and the sun into the mix and our hair definitely has something to complain about! Luckily, this can be avoided. Firstly by using natural hair care that’s suitable for our hair type, and secondly by clarifying our hair. But what does that mean? Don’t panic, we’ll explain!
What is clarifying?
Clarifying hair naturally means deep cleansing the hair and scalp to remove impurities that have become embedded in the hair fibre over time. How? By using a simple detox hair routine that is kind to your hair (in other words, natural).
Hair care containing specific natural active ingredients is used to clarify, cleanse and detox hair. These actives open up the scales of the hair fibre, deeply cleansing the hair and the scalp too. Long-term build-up (e.g. toxins, chemicals like silicones, and pollution particles) disappears, leaving hair healthy and as light as a feather!
The aim: to purify, clean and remove residue (yes, we’re talking about a haircare routine and not the housework)!
How can I clarify my hair simply and effectively?
We recommend clarifying every 4 to 6 weeks or on an occasional basis whenever you feel the need. However since curly, kinky and coily hair types have richer and more involved haircare routines (with moisturising products, creams and gels, etc.), they should ideally clarify once a month.
Here are our 3 tips for clarifying your hair like a boss:
The first step to healthy hair: using a scrub.
Exfoliation is an essential part of the hair clarifying process and will get rid of chemical build-up. There’s nothing better for the job than our Depolluting Salt Scrub made with sea salt, zinc and malachite extracts. This scrub is one of a kind, purifying your scalp and eliminating excess chemicals, sebum and pollution while boosting microcirculation. One thing’s for certain: there will definitely be a before and after with this product! It removes all impurities, restores balance and soothes your scalp thanks to its minerals and trace elements.
Good to know: with Depolluting Salt Scrub, you don’t need to use a shampoo afterwards. When you massage it into your scalp on wet hair, the product forms a rich lather that cleanses hair just as well as a shampoo. All you need to do now is rinse!
2. Wash (for sensitive scalps that can’t handle a scrub)
Our Vegan Stick Shampoo Detox contains an ingredient that’s perfect for clarifying: white clay!
This natural purifying ingredient is amazing for brittle and oily hair. But clay doesn’t just have a purifying action – it also soothes irritation to gently detox the scalp. It also contains peppermint and castor oil for an antibacterial and antifungal action. The result: purified and re-energised hair!
How to apply: on damp hair, part the hair into several different sections and apply the stick to the roots. Lather, then rinse out – it’s as simple as that!
The third and final step: nourish the hair and, while you’re at it, soothe the scalp at the same time!
- Vegan Scalp Potion for the scalp: What better than a targeted treatment for stimulating blood flow and hair growth after clarifying? Vegan Scalp Potion takes care of your scalp and roots deep down by providing them with all the nutrients they need.
How to apply: apply a few drops to your scalp on dry hair the day after you clarify. Massage at length into every part of your scalp using the pads of your fingers or the Stimulating Scalp Brush. Leave on overnight then rinse off and shampoo your hair. Say hello to a happier scalp!
- Vegan Hydratation Mask for the lengths. It is very important to hydrate your hair after clarifying. You’re in luck as Vegan Hydratation Mask provides a natural shot of hydration and nourishment that will do a world of good to your hair, which might be a bit on the dry side after everything you’ve been through before you clarified. Thanks to its blend of coconut, sweet almond, jojoba and castor oils, your hair will be in heaven!
Good to know: you can use it as a conditioner or a mask to hydrate your hair without weighing it down.
4. Bonus tip: Finish clarifying your hair with organic cider vinegar
After clarifying, it’s essential to close the scales of your hair cuticle to protect it from external aggressors. To do so, rinse it with a solution of 2 to 3 tablespoons of organic cider vinegar (or organic lemon juice) to 1 litre of water.
It’s even recommended that you continue clarifying your hair after switching to natural products as, despite our best efforts, our hair continues to pick up nasty particles like pollution and toxins, etc. Clarifying it occasionally will help natural hair care to work effectively and will boost its effects (which are reduced when the fibre is saturated). Your hair will absorb your products and the good nutrients it needs to be healthy much better. To understand why it’s important to go natural, read our article: “3 good reasons to switch to a natural haircare routine”.
Bye-bye oily, dull, dry and flat hair. By clarifying your hair with our natural hair care, you’re giving your beautiful locks a second life! Let your scalp breathe and enjoy light, more voluminous, glossy hair that’s full of vitality! So, ready to give it a go?