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Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

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I was going to buy one and was researching which ones would work out for me.  Clarifying shampoos are supposed to rid your hair of product build up.  Product build up includes shampoo, conditioners and other styling products.  

 

I came upon several articles and youtube videos that discuss the apple cider vinegar hack.  I'm trying it as I type.

 

1 part apple cider vinegar to 2 parts water.  You can use this before you shampoo, in between shampoo and conditioner or after shampoo and conditioner (but don't rinse it out) if you use after shampoo and conditioner.

 

It claims to revive dull hair.  Add body to dull hair and rid your hair of longstanding product build up that is not washed out routinely.

 

I will let you know how it works out for me.  Please chime in, if you've done this before to tell me how it worked out for you.  Thanks, all.





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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

Yes, vinegar works great.  I also like to use Prell shampoo. If ever there was a good clarifying shampoo then that's the one. It's been around for over 70 years. Smells wonderful, too!

 

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@SilleeMee wrote:

Yes, vinegar works great.  I also like to use Prell shampoo. If ever there was a good clarifying shampoo then that's the one. It's been around for over 70 years. Smells wonderful, too!

 

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Oh yes. Thank you @SilleeMee I forgot about Prell.  Guess how much it costs on Amazon?  I have come across it but totally unaware that it's  good for a clarifying shampoo.  It does give you bounce and body....

 

Walmart might be cheaper.  If it is truly a clarifying shampoo and this vinegar hack doesn't work as intended, I may check it out.  VO5 also has a good body building shampoo but it's not a clarifying shampoo.

 

Thank you.





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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

Prell Classic....

 

Prell Classic Shampoo: 13.5 OZ





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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

@gertrudecloset 

They only make one Prell shampoo and, as far as I can tell, it hasn't changed since I used it as a kid ages ago. 

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@SilleeMee wrote:

@gertrudecloset 

They only make one Prell shampoo and, as far as I can tell, it hasn't changed since I used it as a kid ages ago. 


OK then.  That was one I saw on Walmart.  Prell "Classic."  They also have a conditioner.  Prices on Wally world are similar to Amazon.





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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

When my hair was long and thick as a teenager, I used a vinegar or lemon juice rinse on my hair.   In recent years I have used Suave clarifying shampoo.   

 

Prell was one of my favorite shampoos years ago.   When I started going to a salon, a stylist asked what shampoo I used, and my answer was Prell.   She promptly suggested I switch to something else, saying Prell would be great as a carpet shampoo, but does not have anything in it that is beneficial to your hair and scalp.   

I stick to Biolage, Nexxus, and Tressame now. 

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Many years ago when I was searching for a clarifying shampoo, V05 came up as one of the highest rated drug store brands. Couldn't find it in any drug store but found it in a dollar store and bought two bottles.  Still using the one occasionally.  It tends to make my fine salt/pepper shoulder length hair kind of fuzzy.  I don't use a conditioner regularly and have switched to a bar soap for fine hair from Herbaria....no flyaways and glossy. 

 

 

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

Boy, I'd love to revisit Prell, for nostalgia's sake, but I have a ton of Tweak'd and other shampoos and conditioners.  Maybe I'll get some in the summer. 

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

I have used neutrogena anti residue, and have used and loved neutrogena t/sal ( I use it as a clarifying and works great for me)   My normal shampoo and conditioner is always Nexxus.