If your hair is looking listless, the solution could be as easy as a quick wash—but, this time, don't reach for your usual shampoo. A clarifying shampoo can help to remove product buildup, hard-water minerals, and chlorine from your hair, resulting in shinier, healthier, and even more-voluminous strands.
"Once the hair shaft and follicle are free from this buildup, your hair and scalp are better able to absorb nutrients and moisture needed for health and vitality," says Lorean Cairns, founder and creative director of New York City salon Fox and Jane. Consider this your tool for achieving the cleanest mane ever.
"If your hair is very long, naturally dry, or over-processed, use clarifying shampoos minimally and focus on the root section of the hair only," says Cairns."If your hair is thick and you naturally produce a lot of oil, you may want to incorporate clarifying shampoo into your regular routine by using it as an alternate to your daily shampoo one time per week or two times per month."
When using a clarifying shampoo, always follow up with a nutrient-rich conditioner to keep hair soft and healthy.