I’m a Detox Diva (and that is NO secret!). With two 92-day juice fasts under my belt, plus several 10-day juice fasts, over a dozen liver flushes and regular colon cleansing, I can say that for me, toxin release has been a major game changer in terms of health, beauty, emotional well being and even spiritually. But these life-enhancing benefits sometimes come at a price… I’m talking about intense and well, at times, rather unpleasant detox symptoms.
My number one modality when I’m dealing with a healing crisis is to take extremely hot epsom salt baths. I sit in them for about 20 minutes, then wrap myself up in a warm blanket and sweat it out for another 30 minutes. What takes place after that is nothing short of a miracle. I absolutely love it!
But here’s where the surprise comes in. While I was soaking in one of my “miracle” epsom salt baths, I got the idea to dunk my whole head into the water. I know this goes against everything we hear about not using hot water on your hair etc… Well, I didn’t question my hunch and stayed for the majority of my 20-minute bath with my hair totally submerged into this salt-saturated hot bath. Then I kind of forgot about it and went on with my day. The following day I noticed that my hair was unusually shiny, really bouncy and my curls beautifully defined. Also, the texture was really incredible. I thought it was a fluke until I witnessed the exact same phenom take place systematically every time I had one of my epsom salt baths. To be honest, I’m not sure what to attribute this to (except for the fact that it certainly causes intense hair follicles detox), but it’s by far the most effective hair beautifying treatment I’ve ever come across.
Plus It’s everything I love. It’s health-enhancing, hassle-free, chemical-free and unlike most hair regimens that frankly feel like a chore, this is the most wonderfully relaxing and pampering experience.
As a general rule I use at least one pound of epsom salts per bath and occasionally one cup of organic apple cider vinegar (it still works without the vinegar though). The funny thing is the “classic” apple vinegar hair rinse never worked for me. It dries out my hair to the max, plus it’s a stinko (literally…). BUT added in a hot epsom salts bath it’s truly amazing.
I honestly have no idea if and how this would work on other hair textures. So if you decide to give it a shot, let me know. I’d love to hear how my “hot epsom salt hair beautifying wonder bath” is working for you!
In radiant Health & Beauty!