Think of a detox as hitting the reboot button on your hair. Of course, your hair can't literally become toxic so therefore doesn't need to be 'detoxed' in a clinical sense, but what we're effectively talking about is industry jargon for giving your hair and scalp a deep-cleanse. Heating, styling, back-combing, dyeing and over-use of products can all be factors in making the hair thin and brittle, and the scalp unhealthy. Over-washing to combat this problem can then further strip the hair fibre, exacerbating the problem. Your hairdo is also pounded daily by sunlight and pollution, making it look flat, dull and lifeless. By removing the residue of products and pollution - such as petrolatum, sulphates, silicone, grease, pomades, waxes, sticky styling serums, dry shampoo, colouring and tinting chemicals - from your hair follicles, scalp and hair shaft, you allow it to breathe and rejuvenate. For those with cool-toned hair, build up is likely to give it an undesirable yellow tint. Peter … [Read more...] about Ruth Griffin: Does your hair need a detox?