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.
6 Great Clarifying Shampoos 1 of 7
Kenra Clarifying Shampoo 2 of 7
I'm a big fan of Kenra's hairspray, and their clarifying shampoo doesn't disappoint either!
Pureology Purify 3 of 7
Pureology is known for high-quality products that are great for your hair. Their Purify cleansing shampoo is no exception.
Carol’s Daughter Rosemary and Mint Clarifying Shampoo 4 of 7
Nothing smells quite as spa-like as rosemary and mint.
Bumble and Bumble Sunday 5 of 7
I love that Bumble named this clarifying shampoo "Sunday." It's a perfect way to start out the week with fresh hair.
Alterna Caviar Clinical Daily Detoxifying Shampoo 6 of 7
Match this intense shampoo with a good, hydrating conditioner to keep your hair in tip-top shape.
Redken Hair Cleansing Cream 7 of 7
A personal favorite — I love using this product to clean off build-up and residue from styling products.