The Best Clarifying Shampoos According to Hair Texture

Jul 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Best Clarifying Shampoos
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All shampoos aren’t created equal, but you already knew that! We recently broke down the benefits of throwing a clarifying shampoo into your lineup (hint: It’s like your regular version but more intense). “The purpose of a clarifying shampoo is to eliminate residue from the hair and scalp that can make the hair look dull,” explains celebrity hairstylist and Phyto brand ambassador Anthony Cristiano.“Most importantly, it detoxes the scalp, removes dry skin cells and eliminates product buildup as well as environmental pollutants. This promotes hair growth and a healthy scalp,” he adds.

Of course, we also recognize that when it comes to selecting the right shampoo, hair texture is a major factor. Everyone can benefit, with advantages ranging from product buildup removal to rehabbing your hair after a dip in a chlorinated pool. Just remember: Clarifying shampoo is meant to be used sparingly (like, once a week max), so think of it as a supplement to your current regimen. Here are 10 options for every hair texture/type, including some expert picks.


Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /10: For Wavy Hair: Bumble and bumble Bb. Sunday Shampoo

Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo
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1/10 :For Wavy Hair: Bumble and bumble Bb. Sunday Shampoo

2 /10: For Wavy Hair: Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo

Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo
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2/10 :For Wavy Hair: Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo

3 /10: For Kinky Hair: Carol’s Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir Clarifying Shampoo

Carol’s Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir Clarifying Shampoo
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3/10 :For Kinky Hair: Carol’s Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir Clarifying Shampoo

4 /10: For Kinky Hair: Creme of Nature Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Rinse

Creme of Nature Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Rinse
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4/10 :For Kinky Hair: Creme of Nature Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Rinse

5 /10: For Curly Hair: Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo

Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo
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5/10 :For Curly Hair: Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo

6 /10: For Curly Hair: SheaMoisture Sacha Inchi Oil Omega 3, 6, 9 Rescue + Repair Clarifying Shampoo

SheaMoisture Sacha Inchi Oil Omega 3, 6, 9 Rescue + Repair Clarifying Shampoo
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6/10 :For Curly Hair: SheaMoisture Sacha Inchi Oil Omega 3, 6, 9 Rescue + Repair Clarifying Shampoo

7 /10: For Straight Hair: Phyto Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo

Phytoneutre Clarifying Shampoo
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7/10 :For Straight Hair: Phyto Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo

8 /10: For Straight Hair: Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo

Oribe the Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo
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8/10 :For Straight Hair: Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo

9 /10: Honorable Mention: Davines Solu Shampoo

Davines Solu Shampoo
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9/10 :Honorable Mention: Davines Solu Shampoo

10 /10: Honorable Mention: Philip B. Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo

Philip B. Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing Clarifying Shampoo
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10/10 :Honorable Mention: Philip B. Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo