Clarifying shampoos work on the same principle as a face cleanser. It removes potential hair build up caused by the frequent use of dry shampoo, hair styling products or even heavy duty hair masks. You only need to use it about twice a month, when your hair looks limp and weighted. The frequency of use also depends on how much hair products do you use. For the occasional dry shampoo user perhaps go for twice a month. If you style your hair most of the time and tend to wash it more frequently using clarifying shampoo once a week is best.
My colored, dry, fine and volume lacking hair seemed like the perfect contender for some clarifying action. My current shampoo combination of choice is Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Kerastase Elixir Ultimate Sublime Cleansing Oil Shampoo. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo is a great “every day” shampoo that leaves hair feeling clean without irritating your scalp. Great recent discovery.
Kerastase Elixir Ultimate Sublime Cleansing Oil Shampoo is excellent hair product when used in moderation. I really struggle finding clear how-to-use instructions, so I just started using it as a normal shampoo. Wrong! Do not underestimate the strength of its cleansing properties. My hair scalp turned greasy and so do my hair roots. The minute I replaced it with regular shampoo, my scalp return to its normal state. Once I started using this cleansing oil shampoo once every other week I could really see how much difference this product makes. My hair instantly felt lighter, soft and hydrated. It removed excess oils and left my scalp to breathe again. From my experience I can say that cleansing shampoo can also work for oily scalps and tick hair too.
Incorporating clarifying shampoos to your hair routine can be very beneficial. Results are visible after a single wash but you do need to be careful how often to use it.