5 clarifying shampoos for men who use styling products on the daily
Clean as a whistle
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / June 22 2021
If you’re a gent who’s found themselves addicted to styling products and subsequently lived through the nightmare that is product build-up, been struck with a bad bout of dandruff or have a scalp that over-produces oil like nobody’s business – then you’re probably in the market for a clarifying shampoo.
These deep-cleansing shampoo formulas are a cut above the rest when it comes to powering through product build-up, dandruff and excess oil and sebum. They’re excellent at keeping those hair follicles clean, unclogged and stimulated, so you can maintain your scalp and hair health in the long run – meaning less hair fall-out and strong, shiny, soft strands.
Get around these five clarifying shampoos, lads – your scalp can thank us later.
Kérastase Specifique Balancing Shampoo
This purifying pick somehow manages to strike the perfect balance, deeply cleansing the scalp of oil, excess sebum, product build-up and impurities, while being uber gentle on strands. Rich in glycerin and vitamin B6, this botanical-infused formula forgoes traditional cleansing agents for gentle naturally-derived ingredients for a balanced and healthy scalp.
Redken Detox Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo
Sulphate-free and colour-safe, this clarifier helps to remove pollutants as well as excess oil, sebum, unwanted minerals from tap water and product build-up, without stripping strands of precious moisture. Use once a week for a hair detox and reset that leaves hair looking and feeling shiny and soft.
Klorane Shampoo with Aquatic Mint
Our budget-friendly pick, this mint-infused formula revitalises and stimulates the scalp, while also boasting a vegan-friendly and sulphate-free ingredients list. Enjoy a cooling sensation on your ol’ noggin and enviably shiny, smooth strands post-shower.
Excess oil, build-up, and a flaky scalp are no match for this spring clean in a bottle. Suitable for sensitive scalps, damaged or colour-treated hair, this dedicated offering utilises a botanically-enriched pH-balanced formula to effectively cleanse your scalp and hair without stripping it dry. Lightweight, healthy hair here we come.
Mr. Smith Stimulating Shampoo
If you like to wash your hair every day, then this pick is for you. Gentle enough for daily use while still being tough on product build-up, this stimulating shampoo is enriched with peppermint oil and caffeine-rich green tea extract to help promote scalp circulation and subsequently encourage hair growth. And with a UVA/UVB protecting formula, this is a great pick for the self-professed beach bum.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.