5 effective clarifying shampoos for men to try

Zap up all that excess sebum and styling product

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 25 2017

If you’re someone that loves to use any sort of hair product like wax, gel, or mousse, then it’s vital to introduce a clarifying shampoo to your routine.

Why? Not only can it effectively remove all the product that you’ve used on your head, but it’ll also keep your scalp nice and healthy, which is essential for preventing further skin issues like dandruff. Use once a week if you’ve got normal hair (as well as your normal shampoo), or daily if you’ve got an oilier scalp.

Here’s the clarifying shampoos we recommend…

#1 KMS Hairstay Clarify Shampoo

Perfect for all hair types, KMS Hairstay Clarify Shampoo has been tailored for those that hit the outdoors often (either for work or a spot of golf). Not only is malic acid great at removing product build-up, it’ll also protect against further environmental damage, such as UV rays that can break down the hair shaft over time.

KMS HAIRSTAY Clarify Shampoo

#2 TRESemmé Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Rich in grapefruit and lemon peel to effectively de-gunk product build-up, TRESemmé Deep Cleansing Shampoo also features vitamin C to strengthen the hair shaft over time. Add this one to cart immediately if you’re looking for a top value buy. 

TRESemmé Deep Cleansing Shampoo

#3 Goldwell Scalp Specialist Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Goldwell Scalp Specialist Deep Cleansing Shampoo is great for oilier scalps as it contains a special zinc-based formula to regulate the production of sebum. Plus, you’ll also find hydro-lime extract that can effectively boost moisture levels on the scalp.

Goldwell Scalp Specialist Deep Cleansing Shampoo

#4 Pureology Purify Shampoo

Featuring a special blend of witch hazel, tea tree oil and chamomile, Pureology Purify Shampoo is a sulfate-free solution that's a great pick for those with bleached or colour-treated hair as it will provide a deep cleanse all over without stripping hair of its natural oils.

Pureology Purify Shampoo

#5 Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo

Keep the health of your scalp in check with Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo, which features quirky ingredients such as panax ginseng root extract to effectively remove product build-up. It’ll also help to balance your scalp’s pH levels so your hair’s natural acidity can continue to prevent fungi and bacteria forming.

Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.