BY LUSETA BEAUTY
Clarifying shampoo is great for combating greasy, heavy feeling hair. Products with ingredients like activated charcoal have tons of great benefits, especially when they help your hair feel lighter and cleaner by removing excess dirt, toxins, oil, and sebum that can help weigh your hair down or create scalp problems. But the reality is that clarifying shampoos can be drying if used too much, so it’s important to use them correctly. Here is what we recommend for how to use clarifying shampoo products:
WHY USE CLARIFYING SHAMPOO?
Clarifying shampoo helps to deep clean your hair and remove impurities. Products with ingredients like activated charcoal help to clean your hair and scalp by gently removing dirt and oil without overly drying your hair when used correctly. Along with that, the products can help remove product buildup that tends to accumulate on your hair over time. Even washing your hair with normal shampoo products will not remove all of the product, so using a clarifying shampoo is especially important at least every now and then to avoid suffocating your hair under excess product.
Not all of the impurities left in your hair are from dirt, oil, and hair products. If you live in a home with hard water (water with a high mineral content), it’s likely leaving an impact on your hair. Beyond being able to leave your hair discolored, causing bronzing in blondes especially, hard water can leave chlorine and calcium behind on your hair strands, which can leave it feeling dry and brittle. Using clarifying shampoo can leave your hair more vibrant, preserving the expensive coloring job you got done at the salon or helping boost your natural color.
In turn, using a shampoo that can help remove impurities and excess dirt and oil will help your hair feel more bouncy and healthy. It can also help your scalp, which will increase your natural hair growth to help your hair feel healthier and stronger as you’re less likely to suffer from breakage and split ends with regular trims.
HOW TO USE CLARIFYING SHAMPOO AND HOW OFTEN
We recommend using a clarifying shampoo at least once per week to remove impurities, dirt, and oil. It’s more than ok to wash your hair a couple of times per week—every few days at most—but don’t feel obligated to use a clarifying shampoo each time. We recommend using a clarifying shampoo once per week, and another shampoo specialized to your needs during your other washes. This way your hair gets a good blend of nourishment and different ingredients, and you get to preserve your products and help them last longer.
Gently massage the clarifying shampoo into your scalp and hair as you would normal shampoo, but wait a couple of minutes before you rinse the product out so it can deep clean both your hair and scalp. Rinse the product out and then use a conditioner that helps the shampoo prevent drying. Luseta Beauty’s activated charcoal products are clarifying but gentle to help avoid drying common to many clarifying products. The activated charcoal essentially acts as a detoxifying agent, but doesn’t leave your hair brittle or dry.
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