Men rush out to buy fancy cars and perhaps pick up a younger girlfriend when they start to feel old, but women face an age crisis of different nature. Instead of picking up younger dates, they start picking up more hair products as their hair starts to thin out and lose its bouncy, youthful nature.
If you’ve increased your use of hairspray or volume-enhancing gel, you know that weighed-down feeling that eventually takes over. This leads to a hair crisis right up there with any man’s midlife crisis.
To eliminate residue from all of that hairspray and gel or to help undo the damage that comes from years of blow drying, straightening and highlighting, you need a healthy detox for your tired tresses.
You can buy expensive products rich in unnatural chemicals, or you can keep it simple and combine your favorite shampoo with coarse sea salt.
The Value of Sea Salt
Sea salt naturally contains minerals that can strip your hair of grease, dead skin cells and dirt without removing healthy oils. In the process, it removes residue from hair product for cleaner, lighter hair.
Have you heard of BIG shampoo marketed by Lush? It costs over $40 per bottle of less than 12 ounces. Can you guess the primary active ingredient? If you guessed sea salt, you’re correct.
You can go spend your hard-earned money on that expensive product, or you can follow this recipe to make your own clarifying sea salt-based shampoo that costs a fraction of that price for much larger portions.
How to Make DIY Clarifying Shampoo
The directions to make your own sea salt-based shampoo are quite simple.
- Take your favorite mild shampoo and mix with coarse sea salt.
- You should use three parts sea salt and two parts shampoo, but how much you mix at a time depends on how many people are using it and how often it will be used.
Using that base shampoo, you can add other ingredients to get more benefit out of your homemade shampoo.
- Coconut oil softens and conditions the hair. Add just a tablespoon or two.
- Melaleuca essential oil soothes dry scalps and is a remedy for dandruff. Add 2 drops.
- Rosemary essential oil can stimulate hair follicles to help with hair growth. Add 2 drops.
How to Use Clarifying Shampoo
Use your clarifying shampoo just as you would use any other shampoo, except you only want to use it once a month. It can dry your hair and scalp out too much if used daily.
Work it into wet hair thoroughly, and then rinse it out. You may find it refreshing to end with a quick rinse in cool water.
What to Expect
This shampoo will exfoliate and rejuvenate your scalp, leaving you with a refreshed feeling. It should also give your hair some natural volume.
Basically, it helps bring your tired hair back to life, announcing the end to that hair crisis. Cleaner hair is also shinier, so you have that to look forward to as well.