Do you remember when you first started washing your hair? Chances are, you wash your hair because you’ve always done it, but never really thought much about why. That’s ok, but if you truly want beautiful, healthy hair, it’s not as simple as wash, condition, repeat. A hair care routine needs to be delicately crafted to suit your hair colour, texture and length. In the end, your wash schedule, the products you use and way you style your hair will make your hair care routine as unique as you are. If you aren’t sure where to start, or where you can improve your hair care routine, don’t stress. There are so many small changes you can make to improve the health of your hair long term, but to start seeing those changes today, you should get your hands on a restorative shampoo or clarifying shampoo.

What Is a Clarifying Shampoo?
Conventional hair care products are often used daily because they are great for keeping your scalp clean, and your hair shiny and smooth. They are made with basic cleaning agents that help your hair look and feel good on the surface… But sometimes your hair needs a deeper clean from root to tip, and that’s where clarifying shampoo comes in. Clarifying shampoos, also known as "purifying," "detoxing" and deep-cleansing” shampoos, are designed to remove stubborn build-up from your hair and scalp, like product residue, grease, oil and impurities in your hair.

If you don’t already have a clarifying shampoo, you definitely need one. Think of all the products you already use for your hair: shampoo, conditioner, oil, masks, dry shampoo, hair spray, styling gels… they all leave a residue in your scalp and hair. While exercising can lead to excess oil and sweat in your scalp, if you swim (even occasionally) in a chlorinated pool, it leaves mineral deposits and other chemicals that stick to your hair and can be very damaging. Regular shampoo won’t wash it all away, and you’ll need a clarifying shampoo to restore your hair. Because the cleaning agents and ingredients in clarifying shampoos are stronger than those found in typical shampoo, they don’t need to be used daily, or even weekly. For best results, clarifying shampoos can be used one to two times a month. Using it too often can irritate your scalp and dry out your hair.

Ultimately, clarifying shampoos are going to help lift dirt, oil, hard water deposits, product and chemical build-up out of your hair and scalp. This has a huge impact on the overall health of your hair, allowing your scalp to breathe more, and your hair to absorb nutrients and minerals from your shampoo and conditioner. Apple Cider Vinegar is a brilliant example of an all-natural clarifying and restorative shampoo, rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish the hair after effectively cleansing it. Gentle enough to use on all hair types, apple cider vinegar shampoo rebalances the scalp and helps restore shine, to support healthy and strong hair growth. For best results, use with an all-natural apple cider vinegar conditioner.

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This article is penned by Ally for Aquableu Shampoo and Conditioners.