Clarifying Shampoos explained: What purpose do they serve? and a DIY recipe!

Clarifying Shampoos explained: What purpose do they serve? and a DIY recipe!

You’ve probably heard a lot about clarifying formulas for dull, limp or heavy hear. Experts give us some advice on how why should use it and what ingredients are important.

What are Clarifying shampoos?

Different from regular shampoos, clarifying formulas are specially designed to exfoliate and remove build-up in your hair. They are great to remove old product’s build-up –like mousse, gels and chlorine. They are great to remove grime and new formulas aren’t as rough on your hair as they used to be.

Who should use them?

Anyone. They can remove all impurities from your hair and anyone can benefit from it. An added benefit is that if you get rid of dirt and debris from your hair, other hair treatments will be evenly distributed and penetrate your hair better.

How often should you use a clarifying shampoo?

If you are using two shampoos, you have to use first the clarifying one, then a traditional shampoo that meets your hair’s needs. It is not necessary to use them every day, once every two weeks should be enough.

Use a clarifying shampoo once every two weeks.

DIY clarifying shampoo

This is a super simple recipe that you can use to scrub your scalp and deep clean your hair. I usually do it once a month or so, or when I notice my hair has become dull or heavy. Once you try this formula, you’ll see why I love it so much!

Ingredients

Baking soda 1 part and water 3 parts

For a DIY clarifying shampoo, you need 1 part of baking soda and 3 parts of water.

Method

  1. As simple as it sounds, mix in a small bowl 1 part baking soda and 3 parts of water –for you to have as a reference, I have shoulder-length hair and I use 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 6 to nine of water. It should form a thick paste, I sometimes add a few drops of essential oil, but that is completely optional. Then apply to your scalp when your hair is wet, the mixture won’t form any foam because it does not contain any sop, they leave for 1 or 2 minutes and rinse.
  2. You can rinse with apple cider vinegar to defrizz your hair and give it a little shine. I like to condition before and to finalize I add a little coconut oil.
  3. Then dry and style.

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Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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