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How To Detox Your Hair Like The Pros

By: Sally Beauty Staff

February, 23 2016

Your hair can be one of your best accessories. No matter if you prefer it short and sweet or swinging long and low, natural brown or neon blue, your hair is your crowning glory. You’d do anything to keep it looking great, but sometimes a mixture of styling and the elements can leave your hair looking lifeless and lackluster. In the same way you detox your body after a holiday binge, you can detox your mane of all the contaminants it collects by avoiding products with harmful parabens and sulfates.

Parabens have been a part of the DNA of popular cosmetics since the 1950’s. They were originally used to prevent the spread of bacteria, but in recent years have been found to disrupt estrogen in the body and were even linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. Today, there are many brands that offer safe paraben-free options for a variety of cosmetics.

Sulfates, on the other hand, are harsh cleaning agents often found in shampoos and body washes. They can strip hair of natural oils and cause severe dryness that can lead to annoying issues like dandruff and frizziness. Whether you prefer a natural, chemically treated or colored look, sulfates can damage your precious tresses.

Luckily, you can find a broad range of safe products that are free from these damaging chemicals here at Sally.


Unlock the key to lasting, vibrant hair color with Ion Color Defense After-Color Sealer. This post-color treatment contains cuticle-smoothing properties, and leaves hair feeling hydrated and manageable.

Try a conditioner that keeps on giving. The Ion Effective Care Treatment is one that should be part of your regular hair regimen. It’s gentle enough for daily use and helps strengthen damaged hair.


Protect your color-treated tresses with Ion Color Defense Sulfate-Free Shampoo. This gentle cleanser safeguards against heat and environmental damage for vibrant, healthy-looking hair that stays beautiful.

Show your locks some love with SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil. This leave-In conditioner is perfect for chemically-treated and natural hair textures, offering superior moisture for styles that shine.

The Ion Keratin Smoothing Masque is one smooth operator. It fights frizz and strengthens while prepping hair for easy, tangle-free blow-drying.

Nurse your hair back to life with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Shampoo. This sulfate-free shampoo is loaded with ingredients like Aloe Leaf Juice to help hydrate and improve manageability.


Get your hair on the road to recovery. Biotera Ultra Color Care Shampoo is your go-to for supreme color retention and hydration. This gentle shampoo is perfect for all hair types and is both sulfate and paraben-free.

You’ll want to make One ‘N Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo your one and only. You’ll discover added volume, instant shine and color protection are just some of the benefits of this efficient shampoo.

Talk about instant gratification. One ‘N Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner instantly revitalizes dull, weak, and damaged hair. This daily conditioner is safe for chemically and color-treated tresses. The result is hair that’s healthy and silky soft.

This smooth criminal lives up to its name. Beyond The Zone Smooth Criminal Blow Out Balm is guilty—for giving killer shine and drop dead gorgeous results. Use before you blow-dry to speed up drying time.

Ion Moisturizing Shampoo is just what the hair doctor ordered. This powerful, ultra-hydrating daily shampoo reduces breakage and restores the vitality of your hair. The gentle formula is suitable for all hair types.

Which one of our paraben and/or sulfate-free products will you use to detox your hair?