If your hair is feeling out of balance, full of stubborn product build-up and dirt from the polluting city air - you might be in need of a clarifying shampoo.
Just like clarifying lotions and toners minimise pores, promote cell renewal, and gently exfoliate our faces - for noticeably brighter, cleansed skin - clarifying shampoos do the same for our hair.
Perhaps you've got stuck in a rut of daily hair washing - leading to overproduction of oil from the scalp. A clarifying shampoo soothes your scalp and frees it of oil and dirt - ideal if you use a lot of product or live in a hard water area.
These should be used routinely once a week to keep locks in check and press the reset button when your roots are over-worked.
Only to be used once every two weeks to rejuvenate flat, cloyed locks, this works like a facial for your roots as it whisks away impurities. Use this if you’re prone to applying hair oil and dealing with dry ends; this will soon balance out your strands and give your roots a real lift.
Phytoneutre Clarifying shampoo by Phyto.
An unbalanced scalp is as uncomfortable as it is jarring to your confidence, leaving an almost greasy cast yet feeling dry all at once. Often caused by product build-up and overzealous styling, it can take a professional grade shampoo to set your hair to rights. This detoxes roots without stripping your lengths thanks to a shot of purifying eucalyptus oil.
This deep-cleansing wash grips onto unwanted oil and clarifies your strands, using a blend of Vitamin C with grapefruit and lemon. The citrus ingredients are purifying on otherwise lank, oily roots. Pair with a deep conditioning mask to avoid dryness through the lengths.
This shampoo has a gel texture to it, which makes it easy to apply right through every strand, and you only need a small amount as it lathers up into a rich foam quickly. Makes hair feel super silky with a refreshing minty scent.
Not only for removing product build-up, this washes through hard water, too, which tends to dry out even well-cared-for strands, leaving hair looking dull and damaged.