When and Why You Should Clarify Your Hair
Need some clarity on clarifying shampoo? If you're a swimmer or have a lot of minerals in your water, you may already have one in your shower, but what about the rest of us? Does everyone need a little detox from time to time? And how frequently?
What is the purpose of a clarifying shampoo?
A clarifying shampoo is a deep cleansing shampoo, formulated to remove impurities like chlorine and minerals in hard water- along with oil and product build up that can create dull, greasy looking hair. It gently breaks down deposits so they can be rinsed away, leaving hair restored and clean. It can also help remove build up from the scalp, preventing flakes and other skin ailments that occur without a proper cleansing.
Who needs a clarifying shampoo-and how often?
Anyone can benefit from a good detox from time to time. Depending on hair type, texture, and lifestyle you may want to consider clarifying your hair between once a month to once a week. If you are a swimmer, have hard water, use a lot of hair products, or tend to be on the oilier side, you would most likely benefit from using a clarifying shampoo more frequently than someone who has filtered water and doesn't use many styling products day to day.
How do I know if my hair needs a detox?
Product build up can leave hair feeling weighed down, gummy, or greasy. If you are noticing that your hair feels 'off,' products don't seem to be providing the same results, or you are noticing a dry or itchy scalp, you should try a clarifying shampoo to give hair and scalp a fresh start.
Will a clarifying shampoo remove my hair color?
While it's important to avoid stripping shampoos for a couple of weeks after your color service, a quality clarifier can actually improve the vibrance of your color by removing build up and increasing shine.