6 Best Clarifying Shampoos

The 6 Best Clarifying Shampoos

A good clarifying shampoo is non-negotiable. While not designed for everyday use, clarifying shampoos are perfect as a once-weekly treatment to completely strip your hair of any gunk or residue. They work perfect with a moisturizing shampoo. To help you find the best clarifying shampoo for your hair, here are our six top picks.

 

1. Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo

This shampoo may be dirt cheap, but don’t underestimate it. This simple shampoo might just be the holy grail of clarifying shampoos. It completely strips away any grease or product build-up, leaving you with hair that is more squeaky clean than Taylor Swift. However, considering it packs quite the clarifying wallop, it’s crucial that you follow up with a rich and ultra hydrating conditioner.

 

2. Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo

This gorgeously scented gem might be the best clarifying shampoo for anyone whose hair tends to be on the drier side. It efficiently strips away any residue or gunk, but leaves you with silky, soft-to-the-touch hair. Moroccan oil has long been the best choice for dry locks. Its presence in this product ensures a clarifying experience that won’t leave you with dried out hair.

 

3. Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo Two

Paul Mitchell might just be the reigning king of clarifying, which is why two Paul Mitchell products found their way on to this list. The Clarifying Shampoo Two is ideal for those with oily hair who need an extra punch of de-greasing action. It efficiently sucks the oil out of locks without drying them out, which makes it the only shampoo on this list that is suitable for daily use. Furthermore, the Two shampoo effectively diminishes oil production, meaning that hair will become less and less oily over time.

 

4. Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three

The Two clarifying shampoo might be designed for oily hair types, but the Three is suitable for just about anyone. It’s also the absolute, undeniable, ultimate “I’ll-throw-myself-off-a-bridge-if-they-ever-stop-making-this” clarifying shampoo of choice for swimmers. Absolutely nothing will suck chlorine out of the hair quite like the Three clarifying shampoo. If your favorite mode of exercise is doing laps at the pool, the Three shampoo is a product that you must have in your beauty arsenal.

 

5. Joico K-PAK Clarifying Shampoo

Despite having a name that reminds us of that awful Kevin Spacey alien movie – this product is frequently raved about by industry experts and YouTube hair gurus. The K-Pak clarifying shampoo manages to strip away gunk and impurities without sucking away moisture. This is the best clarifying shampoo for hair purists who are looking for salon quality in the comfort of their own shower.

 

7. Pureology Purify Shampoo

Most women with color-treated hair assume that clarifying shampoo is simply off the table. After all, plenty of well-meaning women have washed with a clarifying shampoo only to see their hair color wash right down the drain. Luckily, the Purify shampoo is designed specifically for women with color-treated hair. It will provide all the gunk-removing benefits of a clarifying shampoo while leaving your color perfectly intact. You can read about our top picks for color treated hair, here!

 

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11 thoughts on “6 Best Clarifying Shampoos

  • September 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm
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    Hi, nice share. I have used suave and Paul Mitchell product, they worked very well for me.

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  • June 4, 2015 at 11:30 pm
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    This list is on point with the Suave’s Clarifying Shampoo. It does the job well and at a very affordable price.

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    • December 4, 2016 at 3:41 am
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      The ‘Suave’ has cheap and damaging ingredients. Since our skin is our biggest organ, it easily absorbes harmful (& even carcinogenic chemicals). Some of the worst chemicals used in beauty products are banned for use in foods, because they are harmful & dangerous, yet surprisingly, are allowed in beauty products. Not only are these chemicals harmful when absorbed by the skin, but they are also really bad for your hair. Some of the worst are; Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Aluminum Laurel Sulfate, any ‘Parabens, e.g. Methylparaben’, Sulfates, etc.

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  • June 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm
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    What about for daily (Paul Mitchell Two) swimmers (Paul Mitchell Three) with coloured hair (Pureology)? Help!!

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  • January 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm
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    can you tell me where I can buy the cheapest clarifying highlighted shampoo for highlights

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  • May 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm
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    Where I will buy Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo ????

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  • May 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm
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    i have thick curly hair and my hair has dandruff and gets oily on a daily basis. what shampoo should i use for my hair and should i be using conditioner?

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  • June 21, 2016 at 10:27 am
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    I use GKhair pH+ clarifying shampoo once a week. It completely strips out any dirt, buildup, residue and other impurities that are held up both on my scalp and in my hair due to the styling products. Perfectly cleanses my scalp and hair leaving a soft and fresh look. 😉

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  • June 27, 2016 at 10:19 am
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    The best I have ever used is the GKhair pH+ clarifying shampoo. This shampoo opens the hair cuticles and removes excess styling products, dirt, residue and any other impurity build up. Ideal cleansing for dreadlocks. I usually used it for my oily and greasy hair and it works really very well for me. 🙂 <3

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