5 clarifying shampoos for men who use styling products on the daily

Clean as a whistle

Beauty Crew Content Producer / 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.

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Kérastase Specifique Balancing Shampoo

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.

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Redken Detox Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo

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.

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Klorane Shampoo with Aquatic Mint

KEVIN.MURPHY Maxi.Wash

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.

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KEVIN.MURPHY Maxi.Wash

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. 

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Mr. Smith Stimulating Shampoo

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Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.