Putting your hair through the wringer, skipping out on showering, using a variety of styling products, colouring your hair from midnight black to bleach blonde, etc.–at times a normal conditioner and shampoo routine won’t be enough to give you the shiniest and healthiest hair. This is the reason why deep cleansing is necessary. What exactly does this mean?

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What is a deep hair wash?

According to some dermatologists, a deep cleanse is a treatment for hair which exfoliates dead skin cells as well as breaks down hair and scalp buildup. on hair preventing problems such as scalp itchiness, hair breakage and dandruff. The final goal is to prepare your hair for absorption of the benefits such as nutrients and ingredients in your other hair products as well as giving you better and healthier hair in general. Your hair should sparkle and your hair’s natural shine will be apparent and your scalp should feel very clean.

While all this sounds good in principle, is this additional step needed? In order to break it down for you, we’ll explain the process of a deep hair cleaning and why you should consider doing it.

What does a deep hair cleansing involve?

A deep cleaning process goes beyond the normal shampooing to cleanse your scalp and hair. While regular hair washes get rid of the dirt and excess oil however, they can still be contributing to the product buildup instead of breaking it down, as deeper cleaning will. Regular washes don’t provide the scalp the type of care it needs to maintain optimal health and performance.

A deep cleanse treatment process involves clarifying, exfoliating and moisturizing the hair and scalp. Exfoliation process exfoliates the dead skin cells as well as the buildup of oil, dirt and products from the scalp so that it does not sit and block pores. Clarification process removes the hair of any product residue which may be stuck to the hair’s strands. The process of hydration ensures that moisture is retained so your hair isn’t dried out.

This kind of deep cleaning treatment is typically applied before you shampoo your hair, and it is advised to apply it to wet hair to let the hair’s cuticle to lift and allow the treatment to be penetrated under the surface of the cuticle. After that, you can follow up with your normal hair wash routine.

The frequency of deep cleansing is based on the frequency at which you shampoo your hair. It is well recommended to deep clean your hair at least every one to two times a month, or roughly 5-to-7 washes. Do not try to overdo it though as it could strip off your hair’s oils, making your hair more vulnerable to breakage.

How do you know when your hair requires a deep cleansing treatment?

A thorough deep cleansing treatment is always beneficial for those seeking healthy hair. It is worth considering this if you frequently use styling products or reside in a polluted zone where water may create mineral buildup that can cause dye discoloration.

Scalp and product buildup is common to everyone, and making sure that your scalp isn’t stuffed with dead cells of the skin and other debris can help to prevent scalp problems such as dryness, dandruff or the condition known as psoriasis. It unclog pores and gives a deep cleaning as well as helps to promote healthier hair growth.

What should you look for in a deep cleansing treatment for your hair?

Although deep-cleansing treatments can be widely used, it is recommended to search for products that can improve the texture of your hair.

Hair that is straight and thinner needs to deep cleanse more frequently as product buildup is likely to be more evident in thin than on thick. The more natural curly and thicker hair is more prone to dryness, thus should be washed less often to keep moisture. While a deep cleanse hair treatment is suitable for all hair types however, it is always recommended to examine the formula to ensure that it’s suitable for your particular hair needs and texture.