How to Make an Effective DIY Scalp Treatment & Detox Your Hair at Home

by ModaMob
5 Materials
30 Minutes

Today’s DIY is a DIY scalp treatment where we show you how you can detox your scalp at home.

This at-home scalp treatment is essential if you style your hair, as styling can create a buildup of product and leave your hair really dry and gross. Hot weather can also affect our scalp too, with sun damage and sweat.

The best thing about this detox is that it’s so easy to make and use - there are only a few ingredients you need to mix and apply to your scalp! It’s as easy as that. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Bentonite clay
  • Wooden or plastic spoon
Adding apple cider vinegar to water

1. Add ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water

Apple cider vinegar is rich in vitamins and minerals vital to the health and strength of your hair, such as vitamin C and B.

Additionally, this common household ingredient contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) which can help exfoliate your scalp and skin.

Apple cider vinegar is also said to be anti-inflammatory and can aid in reducing dandruff.

Mixing aloe vera gel into the DIY scalp treatment

2. Add ½ cup of aloe vera gel to the mixture

Aloe vera does everything and there’s no wonder why it’s in this mask.

The gel contains many active ingredients and materials that strengthen hair, strips non-naturally occurring oils, relieves itchy and flaky scalp, and can even protect your hair from UV damage that can dull the shine in your hair.

DIY scalp treatment recipe with bentonite clay

3. Add ½ cup of bentonite clay to the mixture

Bentonite clay adds moisture to hydrate your hair while simultaneously removing toxins in your scalp - making it the key ingredient in this detox.

Not only can it remove buildup, but it can also break down oils. This clay is known for bouncing back even the most lifeless curls.

How to make an at-home scalp treatment

4. Mix

Using metal with bentonite clay can deactivate all of the properties within the clay, so make sure you’re only using a plastic or wooden spoon while mixing.

How to detox the scalp at home

5. Apply the mixture thoroughly to your scalp

Make sure to really work it in; we recommend working in sections to make sure you’re coating your entire scalp. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

Results of the DIY scalp treatment

DIY scalp treatment tutorial

Here’s what my hair looked like before I applied the detox and after! The difference is astonishing and the results are so beautiful.

If you need something to liven up your dull, lifeless, or greasy hair, this at-home scalp treatment is just what you’re looking for.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Aloe vera gel
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