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6 Great Clarifying Shampoos

Most of my clients don’t think to use a clarifying shampoo on a somewhat regular basis.

I think part of that may be because shampoo has been getting quite a bad reputation these days, but it also may be because they don’t know the difference between a clarifying shampoo and a regular shampoo.

Clarifying shampoos are formulated to work a little harder than standard shampoos to get product residue, or anything else that builds on your hair, off. They can be slightly drying, so it’s not a bad idea to finish up a clarifying treatment with your most hydrating conditioner.

Most women don’t need to clarify more than once a month, or on an “as needed” basis. Your hair may feel a little limp on the day you clarify since it’s going to be super clean, but it should return to normal very quickly.

I’ve rounded up a few great clarifying shampoos to look into. I don’t necessarily think this is the type of product that you need to spend big bucks on, but find one that cleans your hair without making it feel like straw.

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  • Kenra Clarifying Shampoo 2 of 7
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    I'm a big fan of Kenra's hairspray, and their clarifying shampoo doesn't disappoint either!

    Buy it at Walgreens for about $11.00

  • Pureology Purify 3 of 7
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    Pureology is known for high-quality products that are great for your hair. Their Purify cleansing shampoo is no exception.

    Buy it at Ulta for $27.00

  • Carol’s Daughter Rosemary and Mint Clarifying Shampoo 4 of 7
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    Nothing smells quite as spa-like as rosemary and mint.

    Buy it at Sephora for $13.00

  • Bumble and Bumble Sunday 5 of 7
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    I love that Bumble named this clarifying shampoo "Sunday." It's a perfect way to start out the week with fresh hair.

    Buy it at Sephora for $23.00

  • Alterna Caviar Clinical Daily Detoxifying Shampoo 6 of 7
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    Match this intense shampoo with a good, hydrating conditioner to keep your hair in tip-top shape.

    Buy it at Sephora for $32.00

  • Redken Hair Cleansing Cream 7 of 7
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    A personal favorite — I love using this product to clean off build-up and residue from styling products.

    Buy it at Ulta for $24.50

 

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