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Dear Curly Suzy: I was recently reading about clarifying for the shampoo free method.. and well, with my last purchase I bought the Elucence moisture conditioner and shampoo. Is that shampoo OK for clarifying?

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Dear Jeannie: The Elucence Moisture Balancing Shampoo isn't really a clarifying shampoo. It is a great cleanser but will not remove huge amounts of build up.

Here are some clarifying shampoos that we carry:

You can also do an apple cider vinegar rinse. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup. Here is a recipe:

Mix 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar into 1 cup (250 ml) of warm filtered tap water. After shampooing you can rinse with this.


I love Live Clean ACV Clarifying shampoo. It's sulfate, silicone and paraben free, 98% plant derived and organic. It's quite cheap too!

I also Like Redken Hair Cleansing Cream, and Kenra Clarifying Shampoo. These are two of the *best* clarifying shampoos I have used.