You're thinking, why would I detox my hair? Well, look atop your head. If you think you put your body through its paces during the holiday season, think about what you did to your poor hair: updos, blowouts, curls, bobby pins, enough hairspray for a pageant contestant. Yeah, you owe your hair a big apology. Ridding your hair of toxins will make you look and feel instantly better.
I officially apologize to my hair after long stints of punishment with a detox shampoo, followed by a highly apologetic deep conditioning mask. This Jonathan Product Detox Dirt Clarifying Shampoo ($22) is a must-have for anyone who uses tons of styling products. The shampoo not only rids hair of styling gunk but gets rid of heavy metals, chlorine, and environmental toxins. If you live in an urban area, swim, or have hard water, grab this for your shower.
In these times, it’s important to make your money go the distance, and for me, the best money I ever spend is on Kerastase Masquintese for Thick Hair ($59). They make a formula for fine hair as well. I slather this on my hair post-workout once a week and sit in the steam room for about ten minutes. If you don’t have a steam room, put some on your hair and finish grooming in a steamy shower while it works before rinsing out.
Last but not least, I recommend letting hair air dry but if you absolutely must blow your hair out, protect your hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Protection Formula ($9.09), which will seal your cuticles and protect your hair all at the same time. Your hair will thank you for it and you will look like you spent the holidays at the spa rather than dancing on tables on New Year’s Eve.