How to Strip Impurities From Your Hair

July 28, 2008 by janet Trieschman  
Published in Hair

Build up on your hair occurs from shampoos, conditioners, balms, other hair products, chlorine, and minerals. Removing these impurities will allow your regular shampoo, conditioner and styling aids to work better and more effectively.

Have you found your favorite shampoo just isn’t working as well as it used too? Do you often change shampoos looking for just the right one but never really finding it? It might not be your shampoo but rather the build up on your hair. This can easily be removed and the your favorite shampoo will perform better.

Build up on your hair can occur from excessive use of shampoos and conditioners that contain wax. Often store bought brands build up faster than professional quality product, but over time, they both can leave a build up.

Impurities can create a build up in your hair. These come in the form of iron content in your water. This will occur with all kinds of water but more quickly with the use of well water. A water softener can help but it doesn’t remove all minerals from your water. Minerals can also change the color of lighter hair.

If you regularly are in chlorinated water at a pool, this too can build up and dry out your hair causing you to use more conditioner that will then build up. You would be better off to first use and leave in the conditioner before swimming. This will allow the chlorine to attack the condition and not your hair follicle.

The easiest and most cost-effective way to strip impurities from your hair is to occasionally wash your hair with baking soda. You can create a paste with the baking soda and water and then rub it into your hair. Leaving it on for a few moments, rinse and continue to wash your hair as usual. You can also mix the baking soda with your shampoo and wash as normal. I prefer the first method as some shampoos might create a chemical reaction with the baking soda creating an ammonia smell.

For hair that is heavily affected, I would suggest using baking soda once a week. All other’s should use this remedy once a month.

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3 Responses to “How to Strip Impurities From Your Hair”
  1. Autumnrose Says:

    Thanks! I have like five different shampoos I alternate between and I thought that would prevent buildup, but it never really worked. Now I know to use baking soda instead, and I’ll try that today!

  2. Sasha Brown Says:

    Thaanks for the tips. Can this be done to creme hair too? i have cremed hair but i fifnd that it breaks easilly and comes out in the comb when i comb it. Can Stipping it make it less prone to tearing and breaking?

  3. crystal Says:

    not matter what my hair is not taking the relaxer, it just doesn’t look like I’ve been to the hair dresser

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