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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

I use a baking soda paste as a clarifier but only the week I'm going to the salon for a color procedure. I've found that any clarifier shampoo strips out my color. I've never used the vinegar as a clarifier but have used it as a final rinse in the summer when my head perspires a lot. Not sure about the benefits but will follow this to see what you think. 

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

Prell was all we had and used when I was a kid.  I haven't used it since.  I have never used a clarifying shampoo but have considered it recently since my hair feels a bit weighed down.  I have seen one by Pantene which looks good and I think I may try it.  It supposedly has no parabens or any of the other yucky ingredients.  

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

I put alot of product on my short, straight, thin, fine hair just to make it bend---as it does not curl, so I do need a clarifying shampoo every couple weeks--but I am trying Beekman's spray on apple cider vinegar hair rinse about every 3rd shampoo instead of the shampoo, and find it works really well.Your hair is wet then you spray it on and rub it on your scalp  for a few minutes then rinse it out---easy. Smells like vinegar, but not harsh,  and rinses clean and my hair feels pretty good after. I bought it when HSN had a sale--got a set of 2 for under $17 with free shipping---9 oz per bottle

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?


@jackthebear wrote:

love Suave Clarifying shampoo, 

my hair feels great after using  and it's cheap


 

I also use Suave Clarifying shampoo.  Probably once a week.  It's very inexpensive and does the job.

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

My conditioner and heat protectant does not contain silicones so I don't feel the need to use clarifying shampoo. 

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?

I use neutrogenia's clarifying shampoo. I have actually been a repeat buyer of this product. Its very good.

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?


@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

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. 


Oops, I guess I won't be getting any Prell after all.  It strips color, which I don't want. 

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?


@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

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. 


Oops, I guess I won't be getting any Prell after all.  It strips color, which I don't want. 


 

 

@JeanLouiseFinch 

Yes, the Prell will strip out color. But don't most clarifying shampoos do that? I'm not sure b/c I don't color my hair to know that.

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?


@gertrudecloset wrote:

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.


@gertrudecloset   Good morning. Yes, I've read about this rinse, but used Neutrogena shampoo. Most shampoos with sulfates will naturally clarify the hair, but be careful if you color your hair. I think using it too often can fade the color.

 

When I wore my hair longer and curlier, I'd use gel, mousse and more product. I did clarify with the Neutrogena every few weeks. Now that I wear my hair quite short, I rarely use styling products and don't need to clarify.

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Re: Do you buy clarifying shampoo?


@rms1954 wrote:

I have used Neutrogena.  


@rms1954   Same with me. I'd think using Prell or other "clarifying" shampoos on a regular basis would be quite drying to the hair, no?