9 Clarifying Shampoos to Remove Stubborn Residue

MALIBU C
Un-Do-Goo Shampoo delivers a deep hair detox—drawing out resins, grease and grime—but also defends against dehydration with a super gentle formula.

TRUSS
Miracle Clarifying Shampoo refreshes the hair, removing unwanted residue. Nano Repair elements increase shine, bonding hair fibers from the inside, while a vegetable complex restores the scalp.

PAUL MITCHELL
Shampoo Two
not only deeply cleans oily hair and scalps, but it also minimizes oil production, making hair less oily over time.

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UNITE
Weekender Clarifying Shampoo
is formulated with a refreshing blend of citrus and mandarin orange. The nonstripping, sulfate-free formulation recharges the hair after environmental stress and product use.

REDKEN
Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo
utilizes micellar technology to gently attract and remove excess sebum and product buildup. Tiny moieties encase oil and dirt particles into a micelle that’s rinsed off, leaving hair soft, fresh and clean.

NIOXIN
Clarifying Cleanser
completely removes build-up caused by styling products and environmental factors. The formula quickly defuses mineral deposits from hard water and chlorine, but is gentle enough for daily use.

MOROCCANOIL
Clarifying Shampoo nourishes the hair with argan and avocado oils, while gently cleansing away impurities, restoring the hair’s healthy balance.

ALFAPARF MILANO
Lisse Design Keratin Therapy Deep Cleansing Shampoo
cleanses thoroughly and helps open the cuticles, preparing the hair for a smoothing treatment. Bonus: added collagen and babassu oil leave the hair smooth and shiny.

BIOLAGE
Clean Reset Normalizing Shampoo
was inspired by the lemongrass plant, which always has a fresh scent and stays clean. This shampoo eliminates chlorine, buildup and impurities without removing healthy natural oils.

“Clarifying shampoos are really important for curly-haired clients, who use a lot of products to keep their curls under control.”
—Diane Stevens, Nioxin Top Artist

“A great clarifying shampoo should give your client’s hair that ‘squeaky clean’ feeling, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of the hair’s health.”
—Kevin Hughes, Moroccanoil, Artistic Director

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