Although washing keeps your hair clean and smelling nice, it doesn’t remove the products that build up over time in your hair.
Product build up can make your hair dull and lack shine, so it’s essential to give your locks a deep cleanse once a week. If when you wash your hair you’re still disappointed with the results, change the products you use. Shampoos which use the word clarifying on the bottle are created for getting rid of product overdose. If you wash your hair daily with the correct products and it still feels clogged, it’s likely that you’re not washing it properly. Wet your hair with warm water, never too hot because this can damage your hair. Then apply a shampoo and use your fingers to massage the shampoo gently into your scalp, if you want some extra help, invest in a head massager or use your hairbrush if waterproof to work your shampoo into your roots, using your fingers to comb through to avoid any tangles. Rinse thoroughly and squeeze out any moisture then repeat the process.
Apply conditioner just to the ends – this stop your hair from getting greasy so quickly. Once your conditioner has been rinsed out, use a specialised hair drying turban to avoid damage as your hair is at its weakest when wet. Leave the towel on your head for a few minutes to absorb any excess moisture. Apply some heat protection and leave-in conditioner to the ends.
We have found our favourite clarifying shampoos so you can have a good old spring clean!
L’Oreal Professional Serie Expert Instant Clear Shampoo RRP £12.15
Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three Clarifying Shampoo RRP £15
Osmo Scalp Therapy Detoxifying Shampoo RRP £9.55
Beauty Works Clarifying Shampoo RRP £11.99
Revlon Re/Start Purifying Micellar Shampoo
Davines Solu Clarifying Shampoo RRP £18.86
Aveeno Scalp Smoothing Haircare Clarifying and Shine Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo RRP £8.99
KMS Head Remedy Deep Cleanse Shampoo RRP £16
VIRTUE Purifying Shampoo RRP £26
Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo RRP £16.50
American Crew Detox Shampoo RRP £12