You may be wondering to yourself, “What is clarifying shampoo and why should I be using it”? Think about it this way- you put tons of product into your hair everyday. In addition, your hair picks up dirt and smells throughout the day as well. Regular shampoo helps to get rid of some of that (and to nourish your scalp, of course), but not all of it. Clarifying shampoo helps to eliminate the buildup of product and truly clean your hair. It’s not made to necessarily replace your daily shampoo, but as a supplement to use every so often.
Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying Sulfate-Free Shampoo (discontinued – try this instead) / Alterna Bamboo Style Deep Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo / Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Clarifying Shampoo / Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three / Fekkai Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo / TIGI Pro Clarifying Shampoo (only available at salons) / Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo
How do I know if I need to use clarifying shampoo?
If you use products like hairspray and gels daily, you should probably use a clarifying shampoo every so often to give your hair a real deep clean. If your hair seems to be greasy, dull, limp or heavy, a clarifying shampoo definitely can help. I notice after using it, my hair looks instantly shinier.
How often should I use a clarifying shampoo?
I try to use it once a week, usually right after my hair had a “rough day” (aka when I put a ton of product in it or heat styled it). If you rarely put heavy products into your hair, you can use it less- maybe once every 2 weeks or so. If you’re a swimmer, clarifying shampoo should be your BFF to combat the negative effects of chlorine.
What if none of my hair products seem to be working?
Well my friend, it may be because all those products have caused a build up and the new products can’t penetrate the actual hair strands. This is where clarifying shampoo can help!
Have you ever used a clarifying shampoo before?