15 must-have purifying shampoos for healthy hair and scalp
Like your skin, your scalp needs some caring too
A deep cleanising ritual once in awhile never hurt no one. While regular shampoo is sufficient to get rid of oil and sweat produced daily, it doesn’t slough away impurities and product build up. This is why you need a purifying shampoo in your life, it comes in handy to clear clogged pores in your scalp and prevent pimples from forming. So we’ve collated these shampoos for you to try out!
This balancing shampoo is formulated with astringent botanicals like eucalyptus leaf, fennel fruit and mistletoe leaf to rid your scalp of excess oil without irritation, while giving your hair that extra bit of oomph.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day™ (PhD) Triple Detox Shampoo
This detox shampoo from Living Proof contains anionic polymers that binds itself to metal ions (present in hard water) that causes dullness, frizziness and hair breakage. The polymers get washed out as you rinse, ridding the mineral buildup as you shampoo. There’s also activated charcoal to absorb excess oil and a witch hazel-spiked soothing complex to rebalace and keep your scalp healthy.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day™ (PhD) Triple Detox Shampoo 160ml, $41 from Sephora
Essentially a scalp scrub, this shampoo is infused with charcoal to draw out impurities and absorb excess oil from the scalp. The exfoliating bits are vegetable-based, which means you don’t have to worry about plastic microbeads. The formula contains peppermint and tea tree oil to leave your scalp feeling fresh and tingly after washing. The clarifying effects of the other ingredients can be rather harsh and drying for your strands. However, the inclusion of coconut oil combats this by adding moisture back to your hair, keeping it soft and manageable.
Trust Shiseido to formulate a shampoo that is ever so attentive. This purportedly not only deep cleases your scalp, but firms it simultaneously and tightens the pores. It also has a cooling after-feel, which makes it great for the hot and humid weather in Singapore.
Tsubaki Head Spa Extra Cleansing Shampoo 280ml, $15.90 from Watsons
This shampoo is infused with organically grown nettle that helps in the control of oil production, making it suitable for oily hair. The bottle is recyclable, so after you’re done with caring for your hair, recycle it and care for the environment.
Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo 300ml, $17 from Sephora
When it comes to deep cleansing, you know the product means business if it contains charcoal. It is said to be free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colours. This signals that it’s safe for both natural and coloured hair, or everyone, really.
Hask Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo 335ml, $16.90 from Guardian
If you apply styling products to tame your natural curls or permed hair on a daily basis, why not invest in this purifying shampoo that has been formulated specially for curls. This gets rid of the gunk while still retaining the bounce in your curls.
Unlike some clarifying shampoos that leaves your scalp exceedingly clean, but renders your hair dry and stiff, this shampoo over here contains essential oils that helps to retain the moisture in your strands while getting rid of impurities.
Mane ‘n Tail Gentle Clarifying Shampoo 355ml, $15.90 from Watsons