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How to Detox Your Hair and Skin

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How to Detox Your Hair and Skin

When it comes to detoxing, it is not just about eating certain foods to detox your organs and system. Did you know you can also detox your skin and hair by eating certain beauty detox foods? 

How to Detox Your Skin

Natural health and holistic nutrition tend to bring to mind the ideas of diet and detox. What they may not bring to mind are ways to help your skin. In fact, as far as the skin goes, most people think that the only benefits of eating natural foods are to help with acne. But, the truth is, you can use whole foods as both a dietary method of improving your skin or topical method of detoxing your skin.
These foods will detox your skin, blood, cells so your body can function at it's best. To see the best results, you'll need to incorporate these foods into your diet at least three times a week. In as few as just a few days, you may see brighter, glowing skin – and changes in the health of your hair.

Use These Natural Foods to Beautify Your Skin

Natural Raw Honey

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Natural raw honey works as a natural cleanser. If you have skin scars that are becoming darker or more prominent, do not use the chemical based scar removal creams on the market. Use natural raw honey instead. It will help fade the scar and keep it from darkening over time.

If nails are your issue, consider using it as a cuticle softener instead of a nail grinder or file that can damage your nail beds.


You may be surprised to see sardines on this list. Though you can't use them directly on the skin as a topical remedy, you can use them in your diet routine.



If you are trying to build your fish oil intake and Omega intake, then this is the way to go. Sardines are nutrient-dense and inexpensive. I order sustainably caught wild sardines for under $2 per can (from here). You can eat sardines right from the can, and you can add them to salads easily. You can even add them to pizza, which some people do.

Other natural foods lead to skin beautification. These are the most common, easy to find, and most affordable for most people. In fact, these foods may be the ideal alternative to high-cost beauty treatments and routines that you otherwise would not be able to afford


Avocado seems to be on every list for natural benefits. The reason is that it is sincerely a superfood. Avocado is rich in fatty acids as well as antioxidants. This can help clear skin and keep skin clear.

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You can both eat Avocado and use it directly on your skin.
If you don't like the taste of avocado or the texture, then you may want to go with it as a skin treatment. You can do this by mixing the avocado with olive oil or a vitamin based oil. Blend until smooth and use as a facial cream. You can also use it a few times a week as a mask. Leave on for at least 30 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Drink More Water

natural remedies for hemorrhoidsDrinking water is something that people try and do, and most don't meet their daily goals. This is for a variety of reasons. In fact, if you look on Pinterest, you will find goal charts and hundreds of methods to help you drink more water in your daily routine. If you aren't sure what benefit you can gain from drinking more water, outside of hydration, consider these health factors

Detoxing Toxins

One of the key reasons that you should increase the intake of water for your skin and hair health is to cleanse toxins from your body. Toxins can cause many hair issues, including oily hair and damaged hair. It can also cause problems with the skin that include blotchy skin areas, dry skin areas, and rashes. When you remove these toxins from your body, you will see a huge improvement in the health of your skin and hair.

Reduced Skin Issues

Skin illnesses and issues like psoriasis and eczema can be greatly improved by drinking more water. Your skin needs moisture to remain clear and radiant. If it lacks moisture, both inside and out, the skin breaks down and starts to wrinkle or become dry and brittle. This can lead to pain and skin illness.


Inflammation is a huge issue for most people and can be directly related to a lack of water in the daily diet. For example, if the skin and body as a whole do not have enough hydration they may start to swell. This can lead to painful reactions. Rather than take medication… One of the easiest ways to reduce inflammation, especially after exercise, is by drinking more water.
These are only a few of the considerations to keep in mind when it comes to drinking more water. Though you will see other health benefits you will also see a distinct improvement in your skin and hair.

3 Simple DIY Products For a Beauty Detox

A beauty detox usually brings to mind a boxed kit or set of products that you buy from the store. The detox usually consists of chemicals that don't detox your system but instead keep you on a treatment plan that lasts for way too long. In some cases, these detox kits lead to more kits that are more costly and have even more chemicals in them.

You may be wondering if there are any natural options or DIY products for a beauty detox. Here are a few to consider that may work for you.

Epsom Salts

Epsom salts are one of the vital DIY products when you are doing a beauty detox.
Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin. The magnesium in Epsom salt can help improve skin hydration and may reduce inflammation, which can be helpful for conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Epsom salt baths or compresses may be soothing for irritated or itchy skin, contributing to a healthier complexion. It's a good idea always to have Epsom Salt on hand if you're into natural health and beauty.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has many uses in DIY products for beauty detox. You can use it in hair detox as a way to condition and moisturize the hair. Besides using ACV as a topical application, you can ingest it for an inner beauty detox.
It can help with cholesterol levels. It can also help with acid reflux which can come up when you are changing your diet and detoxing. Drinking ACV can also help with metabolism and weight loss.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil stimulates the scalp and is known to produce noticeable hair growth. In fact, Korean research published in the Toxicological Research Journal in December 2014 showing the effect of peppermint oil on hair growth on mice. Of the four groups tested, the peppermint oil group showed the most noticeable hair growth, a significant increase in dermal thickness, follicle number, and depth. am text block.

It can help with a variety of beauty routines, and it's also added to many DIY products. For example, part of a beauty routine deals with oral hygiene. You may want whiter teeth and fresh breath.

Try making your toothpaste with Peppermint oil and coconut oil mixed with baking soda. This adds a flavor and helps freshen breath while whitening your teeth. You can also use the peppermint essential oil in DIY mouthwash. Even so, you can make DIY shampoo and hair routines to help with scalp health and other dry and flaky issues.

Consider a Bathtub Detox

how to detox your hair and skinIf you are looking at detox options, you may have already tried many store-bought options. These options are usually inexpensive kits or pouches that <spanare supposed to be used for a certain number of days. These detox options can be costly, and they may not do what you need.

Here are some benefits of a bathtub detox, methods of creating a bathtub detox, and what you should do following one to help your body and mind relax

Benefits of a Bathtub Detox

One of the key benefits of a bathtub detox is the ease of absorption the bath can have to your skin. If you need a method to remedy skin issues, inflammation, or toxin removal, then this may be the most straightforward and quickest method available to you. Remember, the warm or hot water will help open your pores so the ingredients will soak directly into the skin.

DIY Bathtub Detox Base

You can make a natural bathtub detox base by using Epsom salt and baking soda. Mix one part of baking soda to two parts of Epsom salt.
Here's another tip. Adjust the base with essential oils depending on what you need the bathtub detox for. For example, you could make a soothing and relaxing bathtub detox following a very emotional event like the death of a loved one.
You can add lavender or chamomile to the mix for that purpose. If you want help with a skin allergy, you can add colloidal oatmeal or organic rolled oats to the mix. Adding honey can help with impurities and pulling out toxins.

How to Detox Your Hair

You can find store-bought detox products for all aspects of your body including your skin, body, and spirit. What you may not know is that you can detox your hair. Here are some reasons you should detox your hair, methods for DIY hair detox, and tips for detoxing your hair.

Strip Your Hair

The first step to detoxing your hair is to strip it. This may seem like you need chemicals to do this, but you don't. In fact, stripping your hair means merely using an apple cider vinegar rinse or baking soda rinse on your hair and massaging it.
Another way to strip your hair and condition it is to do a henna powder. This will strip it, condition it, and help remove chemicals. Just make sure that anything you use is organic labeled and labeled non-GMO as well as vegan.

Use Chemical Free Shampoos


This method is simply to avoid traditional chemical shampoo and conditioners. You ideally want to use products that are free of Parabens and sulfates.

After you complete your hair detox, you can start using Kitsch bar shampoo, made with fermented rice that went way beyond my expectations in terms of fuller, thicker hair!

Stay away from commercial shampoos. These items strip your hair of their vitality, oils, and natural radiance. They also break down the hair follicles causing damage to the hair as well as the scalp.


No Poo Method

Or if you want to go the full no poo route, you can use a baking soda rinse for your shampoo, massaging the mix from the scalp to the tips of the hair, and rinsing well. You can then use a spray in of apple cider vinegar for your conditioner. Let it sit during your shower, and then rinse out. The smell will lift as your hair dries.

Rinse With Cool Clean Water

Another important key is to rinse with cool water. Hot water damages the hair. Cool water rinses help remove debris from the hair while giving your hair and scalp a break from heat damage. Think of hot water as a liquid form of sunlight. If the heat and the sun damage it, so will a liquid form of that.
Keep in mind that detoxing your hair will take time and it's a process. You will go through several stages including dry hair or hair that feels a bit oily. This may last several days to two weeks. But after your detox is over you will have stronger hair and more manageable hair along with increased hair growth.

Nutrients to Support Healthy Skin and Hair During the Hair Detox

You may want to add a couple of supplements to your hair detox regime because focusing on internal health is just as important as what you do externally.

The following list of supplements can be used to heal, strengthen, and lengthen your hair:

Biotin is a naturally occurring B-Vitamin, specifically Vitamin B7  in leafy green vegetables. It is one of the best supplements for renewing the hair follicles and roots. The result is thicker, healthier, and fuller hair.

Silica comes in two forms: liquid and capsule. The capsule form is commonly marketed under the name Horsetail. Silica in its liquid form is more efficient and potent. I recommend putting the recommended amount in your morning lemon water.

Coconut Oil is not only excellent to use as a hair mask, but it's also good for internal health as well. It helps with digestion, (the key to good health) and strengthens the immune system. I like to put a tablespoon in my morning smoothie and another tablespoon in chamomile tea in the evening. Either way, try to get at least two tablespoons in your body for skin and hair health daily.

If for some reason, you don't get immediate results with the above supplements, there's a liquid “Hair, Skin, and Nails supplement that will make a huge difference. The only caveat is that it's a bit pricey (about $25 for a month's supply).

The three most essential nutrients to improve hair and skin health are collagen, keratin, and elastin. Find them in liquid form for the fastest absorption.

How Often Should You Detox Your Hair and Skin?

After your first skin and hair detox you will see and feel the difference, and you'll be hooked for life. I recommend detoxing the hair and skin 2x a year in the spring and fall when you do your liver cleanse. If you're not already doing a spring and fall liver cleanse you can read more about how to get started here: How to Detox the Liver

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Written by Jackie Parker


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  1. These are great natural alternatives for detoxing your skin and hair. I try to tell people all of the time that it’s best to go all natural over chemicals. Cucumbers are great for hydration and they also flush out toxins in your body. They can even relieve you from things like skin irritations or heartburn. I believe cucumbers can help you with direct contact to the skin as well, I’ve seen people lay slices over their eyelids. Raw honey and avocado are a couple of my favorites too.

    Thanks for the info!


  2. I’ve never considered doing a hair detox but now I’m inspired to do so straight away!
    I have baking soda and ACV at the ready. I try my best to use natural products but for convenience, some of the commercial shampoos sneak in – especially if I’m travelling and have to use the products provided!
    I’m going to have a go at the baking soda massage and rinse then a spritz of ACV for conditioning. Some of the natural products I have used for shampooing in the past has caused dandruff – do you have any advice for treating or preventing this?

    • Hello Joanne! I can’t wait for you to try the ‘hair detox’ with ACV. Please report back! 🙂

      If you’re experiencing a bit of dandruff, I would try a oil scalp massage once a week or so… Use jojoba or coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. Massage it in and then wait an hour or so before showering. LMK how it works?!

    • As you are using natural products for shampooing, you can use some natural products to prevent dandruff. But you should remember that it is not the only reason that causes dandruff. There may be some other reasons. If you want natural remedies then I’ll suggest you use tea tree oil with your shampoo. You may find many other natural ways on the web to reduce dandruff.

  3. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips for the detoxification.

    A detox is just the thing your hair needs to get a fresh start that really helps in removing the dirt from your hair but also the build up that hair care products leave behind.
    I generally prefer to detox me hair every one in a month that helps to cleanse your hair of the gunk and makes it more susceptible to other hair care treatments.

  4. I just wanted to comment to warn people with acne prone skin when they are using any kind of oil on their skin. Some oils, like coconut oil, are highly comedogenic so they will cause a pore blockage leading to an acne outbreak. Always try to go for a non comedogenic oil as those will not clog your pores. That being said, Article is stellar Anton, in-depth and thorough, something you don’t see as much these days 🙂

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