Best clarifying shampoos to de-gunk your hair and scalp
For all hair types: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, $18.76, available at iherb.com
Formulated for all hair types, this anti-residue shampoo has achieved HG (holy grail) status with many beauty enthusiasts for both its efficiency and pocket-friendly price. It instantly removes over 90% of residue in a single wash, including build up caused by shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Use once a week and go back to your regular shampoo after – you’ll find it probably works better.
For highlighted and natural hair: Christophe Robin Clarifying Shampoo, USD$35.37, available at net-a-porter.com
This amazing clarifying shampoo does more than just deeply cleanse – it also transforms the appearance of highlighted and natural hair using chamomile and cornflower extracts. With frequent use, natural hair is gradually lightened by the sun, meaning you can skip the regular salon visits and harsh products. For recently coloured hair, this shampoo helps to eliminate residue and excess pigments, so you can stop having to bleach your towel so often.
For dry hair: R+CO Oblivion Clarifying Shampoo, USD$24.89, available at net-a-porter.com
Non-drying and gentle enough for daily use, this clarifying shampoo features rosemary leaf extract and witch hazel to purify your scalp, while coconut and Australian tea tree oil keeps your locks hydrated and strengthened. Product build up, chlorine and hard water is purged from our hair, leaving it soft and shiny. What’s more, this formula is also vegan.
For thinning hair: Mygen 7 Energy Clarifying Shampoo, $17.70, available at Guardian
If you suffer from thinning hair due to an oily scalp, this shampoo will gently and thoroughly cleanse to help regulate sebum production and unclog pores, leaving you with shiny, healthy hair. The formula also improves blood flow to your scalp while enhancing collagen production to strengthen your roots to prevent against future hair loss.
For swimmers and beach lovers: Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three, USD$5-$25, available at paulmitchell.com
If you’re a frequent swimmer, this shampoo is for you. Formulated to remove chlorine and minerals found in pools and the ocean, this shampoo helps to deep cleanse and wash away impurities while strengthening your locks. If you have bleached blonde hair, this also helps prevent your hair from turning green due to the reaction with chlorine.