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6 Best Clarifying Shampoos For Your Hair

6 Best Clarifying Shampoos For Your Hair
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If we look at the typical life of our hair over a month, we'll see it goes through much more than we think. Intensive treatments, a color touch up, sporadic days of dry shampoo applications, not to mention regular shampoo-ing and conditioning.

Then, there's the build up of styling products we constantly apply. Heat protection sprays, relaxing creams, coatings of hair spray... even the most healthiest looking locks will be slightly suffocated. This product build-up combined with the Summer heat (especially if you have recently been on holiday) can lead to dull, greasy, lack-lustre hair, and even more so for colored hair. Those rich, warm browns or vibrant blonde shades you once were sporting now seem slightly off-color and dowdy, instantly in need of refreshing.


Welcome to the world of Clarifying Shampoos, relieving your hair from the first wash. If you haven't used this type of shampoo before, have a read below at some of the key highlights.

Why Clarify?

Clarifying shampoos deeply cleanse both the hair and scalp by removing unwanted residue like product buildup, hard water minerals and chlorine. Regular swimmers or those who have returned from a holiday will know that Chlorine has instant effects on your hair, from faded color, extreme drying, and even a change in hair color tones. Some of the ingredients regularly found in clarifying cleansers include tea tree oil, eucalyptus and coconut oil, which leave your hair squeaky clean without stripping it of its natural oils.


Which Clarifying Shampoo is for me?

If you have colored hair which has been wrecked from the daily elements, environmental factors and product build-up, a clarifying shampoo infused with citrus properties is great for brightening and refreshing dull locks. Also, look out for those which include scalp exfoliating as one of their main aims. The beauty of clarifying your hair is to thoroughly cleanse your scalp and keep it as fresh and clean as possible, which starts with an intense scalp exfoliation.

How Often Should I Clarify?

Your hair texture and styling habits will determine how often you should use a clarifying shampoo. Dry, curly and frizz prone hair doesn't usually need as much clarifying as hair which can feel quite heavy and is prone to oilyness. Dry/Curly hair can be clarifyed a few times a month, but hair that regularly battles grease or uses heavy styling products can benefit from a clarifying shampoo twice a week. Once you’ve found your ideal shampoo, remember to follow up with a mild conditioner which don't weigh the hair down and encourage the product build up straight away.

Here's our top clarifying products:

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