Clarifying shampoos should be used sparingly in a curly hair regimen, as they can dry out your hair and strip it of the necessary oils, but if you are using heavy products or notice your hair has become limp or lifeless, it may be time for a thorough cleaning.  Don’t get me wrong; some curlies have eliminated shampoos because they no longer use a lot of heavy products that contain ingredients like silicones and even mineral oil. If your freshly washed hair feels sticky or coated, you should try a clarifying shampoo.

What is a clarifying shampoo?

The main ingredients in many clarifying shampoos are surfactants. Surfactants are used to remove dirt and oil from the hair. Many clarifying shampoos contain tea tree oil, peppermint oil, or eucalyptus oil for their cleansing and anti-bacterial properties that help to aid scalp conditions. Here's our top 20 clarifying shampoos.

20 Gentle Clarifying Shampoos