Washing the hair is necessary to remove the impurities accumulated over the days, but a classic shampoo is not enough. A clarifying shampoo is complementary to deeply remove styling residues and regain light hair that is more receptive to care. We list our best detox or clarifying shampoos in the store.
What is a clarifying shampoo?
A classic mild shampoo will clean the scalp and the hair on the surface, sebum, dust, impurities, sweat, and dandruff remaining on the surface will be eliminated. A detox or clarifying shampoo will have a deep cleansing action without stripping. Styling products applied regularly accumulate and leave a deposit on the lengths and scalp. Especially if the products are rich or very oily, the hair and scalp suffocate and the treatments no longer work. As with returning from a seaside vacation, sand and seawater damage the hair and encrust the scalp. This is where the clarifying or detox shampoo kicks in. This will deeply cleanse the scalp and the lengths of these styling residues, sea salt or sand. The hair will be lighter and more inclined to receive new care which will be able to act better. The clarifying or detox shampoo is used once every 4 to 6 weeks.
Why use a clarifying shampoo?
Your hair reaches saturation, it reaches a critical and alarming stage: the hair no longer breathes and the treatments are no longer effective. The hair is hermetic, barricaded. Clarifying your hair is therefore essential. A clarifying shampoo will get rid of residues and other stubborn traces that block the oxygenation of your hair and de facto hair growth.
Do you want to find natural hair? Initiate a real return to the source? There is a resilience to eliminate the harmful substances accumulated during years of perms, coloring, and other treatments. Thanks to the clarifying shampoo , you will make a clean sweep of your sometimes eventful hair paste and get back on your feet with a scalp healthier than ever. Why do we need to clarify the hair from root to tip? To purify your hair in depth, so that daily hair care (shampoo, balms, conditioners) do not see their effects diminish.
The advantages of this method of clarifying your hair?
– Your hair leather will be sanitized and free of impurities.
– Your natural hair will grow.
Our best detox and clarifying shampoos
For a gentle wash without stripping the hair fiber and the scalp, natural clarifying shampoo is recommended (there is no specific classification; they are listed by indifference).
L’Oréal Professionnel Serioxyl Clarifying & Densifying Shampoo
The L’Oréal research center has made it possible to develop the Serioxyl clarifying and thickening shampoo for fine and colored hair. Its hypoallergenic formula cleanses the scalp of impurities and residues while giving body and strength to the hair fiber.
Ingredients: Enriched with magnesium sulfate and polysorbate 21. Dermatologically tested.
Hair type: Formulated for fine, colored, and weakened hair.
L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Pure Resource purifying shampoo
L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Pure Resource Purifying Shampoo purifies, protects and nourishes hair , leaving the scalp clean and fresh and looking radiant.
It is intended for oily or dirty hair and scalp as it helps remove product build-up and residue. Produces a rich lather. Makes the hair light and easy to comb.
Ingredients: Formulated with citrine and vitamin E.
Hair type: Suitable for oily hair.
Any clarifying or detox shampoo should be used once a month every 6 weeks. It is a stronger washing treatment than the classic mild shampoo. Avril beauty and Centifolia purifying shampoo can be used a little more often for cases of excess sebum because they are gentler. The Tropical Detox has multiple uses, so it is used according to the desired results. It’s up to you to choose the shampoo that suits you best.
The Clarifying Shampoo from N.A.E
N.A.E’s organic and vegan clarifying shampoo, specially formulated for oily hair, is a bestseller in its category. With organic sage and organic mint extracts, this hair washes gently cleanses the hair, purifies the scalp, and helps nourish dry ends. For fresh, light hair .
It leaves a feeling of freshness in your hair and a fresh, invigorating scent that you will love!
Ingredients: Formulated with organic sage and organic mint extract. Vegan and certified organic (97% of ingredients of natural origin).
Curl Clarity shampoo from As I Am
The clarifying shampoo Curl Clarity Shampoo for As I Am is a gentle washing and moisturizing without sulfates that cleanses without irritating for beautiful curls naturally. An ideal product to prepare your hair for a hair mask. It can also be used when you are in the transition phase .
Ingredients: Formulated with coconut, amla, and tangerine.
How to use clarifying shampoo?
Caution: Do not apply it every week because the clarifying shampoo is more aggressive than a classic shampoo. Used occasionally, it, therefore, invigorates dull hair. (Once a month, see once every two months). It should not be abused, otherwise, the hair will be dry, fragile and it could irritate the scalp (sebum present in small quantities), not to mention tingling …
After using the clarifying shampoo, your frizzy or curly hair will tend to be a little dry. Nothing to worry about, this consequence is normal. To overcome this little inconvenience, you will need to moisturize your hair using natural oils.
Clarifying shampoo, for whom?
The advantage of clarifying shampoo is that it is suitable and should be used by all hair types! Unless you wash your hair with mineral water and black soap and live in a protected ecosystem at an altitude of 3000m, everyone can benefit from the benefits of clarifying shampoo from time to time. The frequency of use, however, will vary depending on your hair type.
Curly, frizzy, and frizzy hair
This is the main target of the product. Curly, curly, and frizzy manes often need to be disciplined and maintained with oils, creams, etc. Not to mention very aggressive hair straighteners. This type of hair will therefore need a detox treatment at more regular intervals, that is to say, 1 to 2 times a month maximum. This is the kind of treatment that is useful during the “transition” phase ie when the frizzy hair begins to grow back creating a sharp demarcation with the relaxed ends. The clarifying shampoo is therefore ideal before repeating a new smoothing treatment on the regrowth.
Due to its hydrogen peroxide content, clarifying shampoo can change the reflections of your color. So wait a few months so as not to bleed the color. On the other hand, do not hesitate to ask your hairdresser if he intends to apply a clarifying product to you before coloring your hair because if this is not the case, you can do it beforehand for an optimal result.
Here again, clarifying shampoo can work wonders. If your scalp has a tendency to regain quickly, it means that you are producing a lot of sebum. This substance is intended to protect the skin and the hair, but can quickly give a dirty appearance especially if the scalp is not regularly maintained. The clarifying shampoo will have a “purifying” effect here because it will unclog the pores and cleanse the scalp to allow regrowth in the best conditions. You can then use a clarifying shampoo 3 to 4 times a year.
Weakened and dry hair
In this case, you will have to be a little more vigilant. As clarifying shampoo tends to dry out the hair, it can have a catastrophic long-term effect if used repeatedly on dry, fine hair. Indeed, if in addition the ends are damaged or even split, the scales of the hair are already open and no product will be able to recover it. However, using a clarifying shampoo may be worth it just before a haircut to provide a fresh start. But here too it will be necessary to be vigilant and limit shampoos to twice a year, mainly followed by a moisturizer.
Pre-smoothing clarifying shampoo
As it allows the hair to be more receptive to the application of future care, the clarifying shampoo is the ideal preparation for straightening techniques such as Brazilian straightening, Korean straightening, or Japanese straightening. By opening the hair fiber, the keratin of Brazilian straightening is assimilated in-depth and therefore allows very long-lasting results. Remember to ask your hairdresser if he intends to use a clarifying treatment, otherwise do not hesitate to do it beforehand.