Have you ever run your fingers through your hair, only to find that you can't? Perhaps you've used Dry ShampooHairspray, Gel, Hair Oil or a combination of these products, and your scalp isn't happy. 

These products are fantastic at styling your hair the way you want, however they can leave unwanted build-up and chemicals on your scalp and hair follicles, which can lead to conditioners such as irritated scalp, dandruff or even hair-loss, if left untreated. 

How do I know if I have product build-up on my scalp?

If you use styling products regularly, the chances are that you have some degree of product build-up on your scalp. Run your fingers through your hair, close to your scalp and see if you can feel any power or sticky substances, if so - you probably have product build-up. 

So what actually happens when these products are left on your scalp?

Everyone experiences a combination of natural build-up on their scalp including; sweat, sebum and dead skin cells. Some people experience more natural build-up than others - which can cause dandruff and irritated scalp. However, add styling products to the mix, and the chances of scalp build-up are increased. 

How do you get rid of product build-up on the scalp? 

Most importantly, you need to use the right kind of shampoo to directly target the dirt and build-up sitting on your scalp. The Detox Shampoo is the perfect place to start - as this product is suitable for people with sensitive and dry scalp. You need a product that contains micellar technology & lactic acid to deeply cleanse the scalp without irritation. You need to apply a small amount (about the size of a coin) to the palm of your hand and lather it before applying it directly onto your scalp. Massage and scrub your hair for at least 5 minutes before rinsing. You can repeat this a second time for an even deeper clean. Finish off my applying the Detox Conditioner to the ends of your hair to resurge your hair with some moisture. 

How often do I need to deeply cleanse my hair? 

As this is a deep cleanse, you only need to do this 2-3 times per month as you don't want to eliminate all of your scalps natural oils. 

Don’t let styling products cause you scalp drama — follow these steps to keep your scalp healthy, refreshed and prepared for whatever the environment or your biology might throw at it.