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.
Aesop Equalising Shampoo 200ml, $37 from Aesop
Formulated with the needs of oily hair and scalp in mind, this antiseptic shampoo contains lemon oil and burdock extract to regulate fungal growth and sebum production.
Phyto Cedrat Purifying Treatment Shampoo 250ml, $49.90 at all Watsons outlets
This clarifying shampoo contains lactic and malic acid to remove product buildup and mineral deposits from hard water, in order to give you weightless, voluminous hair.
KMS Head Remedy Deep Cleanse Shampoo 750ml, $51 from Lookfantastic
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.
Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo 236ml, $62 from Sephora
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
Who says we can’t use men’s products? This leaves your scalp feeling clean and refreshed, and works doubly hard to keep dandruff at bay.
Clear Men Deep Cleanse Shampoo 700ml, $15.70 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
Containing chamomile and other gentle ingredients, this shampoo cleanses your hair and scalp without causing irritation, a great help for sensitive scalp.
Simple Purifying Gentle Shampoo 200ml, $9.90 from Guardian
Specially formulated for daily use, it is infused with vitamin C. A great news for anyone who uses a fair bit of styling products daily!
Tresemme Deep Cleanse Shampoo 900ml, $14.90 from Guardian
If you’re suffering from itchy scalp, this will provide great relief. Apart from eliminating impurities, it also controls sebum production so your scalp doesn’t feel as oily.
PHS Hairscience Adv Purifying Scalp Cleanser, $39 from Zalora
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.
Ouai Curl Shampoo 300ml, $42 from Sephora
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