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Size 8 oz/ 236 mL · ITEM 1270073
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$27.00

So far I love it...This is the best...I usually have oily hair by 5 PM after I wash it in the morning, also I did follow up with a tea-tree shampoo, so I'm not sure if its this shampoo alone or if its the combination of the two, but either way it was a cheap tea tree shampoo, I would recommend this to all my fine Asian oily hair girlies...I have extremely oily fine hair and I live in California (the water here is super hard and there will be a lot of mineral build up in your hair follicles), first I was using head and shoulder to rid the build up but I heard its bad for you, so researched and this product came across, and I'm so happy it did
What it is: A weekly clarifying shampoo that removes product buildup between washes.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness

Key Benefits:
- Addresses Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Panax Ginseng Root Extract: Used as a hair and scalp tonic.
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: Supports scalp.
- Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract: Cleans and supports the scalp and hair shaft.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This deep cleanser lifts away product residue, excess oil, and built-up pollutants for a fresh, clean start. It is best for healthy, oily, non-color-treated hair.
Size 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1985043
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$26.00

Has a nice scent...Lasts a long time...I haven't any color in my hair so I don't know if it will cause any color lifting but if you are in need of a good clarifying shampoo, this is worth it...I tend to wash my hair once or twice a week and I am no stranger to dry shampoo, so at least once a week I like using a detox/clarifying shampoo
Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A clarifying shampoo featuring activated charcoal to remove impurities and product buildup without stripping or drying out hair.

Key benefits:
- Deep cleans hair
- Does not strip or dry out hair
- Helps strengthen and reinforce damaged hair

If you want to know more…
On The Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo is enriched with activated charcoal to purify and thoroughly cleanse both the hair and scalp—absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities. It removes product buildup without stripping or drying out hair, while vegetable protein strengthens and reinforces chemically treated or damaged hair.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is never tested on animals, and is safe for color-treated and keratin-treated hair.
Size 16.9 oz/ 500 mL · ITEM 2432177
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$24.00

My hair was soft...I really like it...I love trying nee things for my hair because I want to keep it healthy and clarifying shampoo is so good for me because I use a lot of stuff for my hair and I do use heat in it and this honestly deep cleans it and it's makes it feel so healthy and soft...This is a gentle clarifying shampoo as the brand markets, however, I find that if I want that really clean feeling, I have to shampoo with this product multiple times
What it is: A clarifying shampoo that thoroughly cleanses textured hair by removing buildup and impurities without stripping hair of moisture or shine.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Dryness
- Oiliness

Key Benefits:
- Removes product buildup and impurities
- Leaves hair clean and refreshed
- Preps for a deep-moisturizing treatment

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Charcoal: Removes buildup and impurities without stripping hair of moisture or shine.
- Coconut Oil: Adds luster, shine, and softness.

What Else You Need to Know: This clarifying shampoo works with every texture and curl type to leave hair feeling clean, refreshed, and ready for an efficient deep-moisturizing treatment. It is formulated with charcoal and a coconut-derived clarifier to remove buildup and impurities with stripping strands of moisture or shine.
Size 6.8 oz / 201 mL · ITEM 2202471
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$18.00

This helps a lot...I was so impressed...Perhaps it is because I have never used a clarifying shampoo, but I am going to order this trio I am often disappointed when I buy a product from a sample...I definitely use a lot more product in order to get this all over my head cause it's a VERY thick shampoo that doesn't lather, because it's free of sulfates and all that other junk I wasn't surprised that it has little to no lather
What it is: A cleansing shampoo designed to remove product build up for super shiny hair and a balanced scalp.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Oiliness, Shine, and Color Safe

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sea Water: Intensely cleanses the scalp by clearing away oil, impurities, and product build up while restoring essential minerals back into damaged, breakage-prone hair.
- Aloe Vera: Soothes scalp irritation and helps reduce flakiness while enhancing elasticity in weak strands.
- Honey: Locks in moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Reset Clarifying Shampoo is the first step in the three-step Reset system. Formulated with sea water and honey, this powerful cleanser removes built up oils and product residue while maintaining hydration for vibrant, shiny hair and a healthy-looking scalp. For best results, follow with Reset Repairing Mask. A hint of grapefruit and oatmeal blend together to leave hair with a light, fresh fragrance.
Size 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 2030260
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$26.00

I'd buy it again...I really like this...I recently switched off of liquid shampoo and have been using shampoo bars which I LOVE but was finding that between those, and the dry shampoo I was experiencing more build up than usual...I only use a clarifying shampoo about once per week to deep clean my hair and get out whatever product residue was left behind when I used during the week before cleansed out
What it is: A deep-cleansing, color-safe shampoo that removes everyday buildup and restores hair and scalp to a healthy balance.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Color Safe

Formulation: Rich Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Argan Oil: Restores elasticity, smoothness, and manageability to hair.
- Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile and Jojoba Extracts: Natural plant extracts that provide nourishment to hair.
- Keratin: A structural protein that rebuilds and strengthens damaged or porous hair.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product also comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Rich in nurturing argan and avocado oils, keratin, lavender, chamomile, and jojoba extracts, Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo removes buildup that can cause limp, greasy strands—without stripping hair. Can also be used prior to a color, perm, or chemical treatment to promote more even results.
Size 7.1 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2438380
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$44.00

I highly recommend it...This is my new Holy Grail...Omg I'm so in love with the Oribe Clarifying Shampoo...I have tried so many clarifying shampoos and scrubs, Oribe's is amazing
What it is: A clarifying shampoo powered by skincare exfoliants that purifies and deeply cleanses without stripping away hair’s natural oils.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Shine
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Exfoliates hair and scalp
- Removes product and mineral buildup
- Clarifies without stripping

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Volcanic Ash: Gently exfoliates hair and scalp, removing dirt, oil, and product buildup (without a stripping effect).
- Green Tea Extract: Strengthens every strand to protect against damage and breakage.
- Oribe Signature Complex: Defends hair from environmental elements, oxidative stress, photoaging, and deterioration of natural keratin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Go deep with this skincare-inspired shampoo, which polishes away dirt, oil, and buildup to purify your hair and scalp. Enriched with volcanic ash and green tea extracts, the unique mousse formula transforms into a rich lather, detoxifying and exfoliating while protecting against damage and breakage.

All Oribe products are dermatologist tested and formulated with safe, high-quality, innovative ingredients. They are also PETA approved, UV protective, and color- and keratin-treatment safe.

Fragrance Description: Created in collaboration with one of the oldest French Fragrance houses, Oribe’s signature scent, Côte d’Azur, features sun-drenched notes of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine, and sandalwood—embodying the glamour and heat of the legendary destination.
Size 7.8 oz/ 230.7 mL · ITEM 2494300
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$20.00

OMG I LOVE this shampoo...Because I love it that much...Like, now I detangle before I shampoo because as soon as I put this shampoo on my curls start clumping and defining and getting so pretty
What it is: A deep-cleaning shampoo that clarifies, removes buildup, revives the scalp, and promotes strong hair without stripping away the healthy oils.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Color Safe

Key Benefits:
- Removes buildup without stripping away healthy oils
- Helps low-porosity hair types keep the cuticle open to receiving moisture
- Free of SLS/SLES

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rosemary Leaf Extract
- Safflower Seed Extract
- Aloe Leaf Extract

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: When it’s time for a deep clean, this Clarifying Shampoo removes buildup and revives the scalp to give tresses a fresh start without stripping away your hair's healthy oils. The formula features antioxidants, promotes strong hair, and helps improve moisture reception for low-porosity hair types. Pro tip: Use every 3rd wash or so to keep hair & scalp residue-free.

Fragrance Description: Tracee picked this to smell clean and not overpowering, with notes of an exotic floral mélange of jasmine, bergamot, and sweet sandalwood.
Size 2 oz · ITEM 2496354
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$13.00

What it is: A weekly clarifying shampoo that removes product buildup between washes.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness

Key Benefits:
- Addresses Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Panax Ginseng Root Extract: Used as a hair and scalp tonic.
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: Supports scalp.
- Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract: Cleans and supports the scalp and hair shaft.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This deep cleanser lifts away product residue, excess oil, and built-up pollutants for a fresh, clean start. It is best for healthy, oily, non-color-treated hair.
Size 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2280303
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$25.00

I love this stuff...First of all, WOW...I purchased this product after seeing Liah Yoo's best of beauty 2019 video and because I was in the market for a good clarifying shampoo after Briogeo's scalp revival shampoo didn't really work for me...It's a nice shampoo overall, but doesn't feel like it's doing a good job specifically as a clarifying shampoo to get rid of build up
What it is: A lightweight, gel-to-foam shampoo that removes build-up, helps maintain moisture and volume, and supports balance—all without stripping.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits:
- Removes dirt, oil, and buildup
- Cleanses and detoxifies without stripping
- Lightweight gel-to-foam format adds moisture and restores volume

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pink Clay: Helps balance hair and scalp, while gently removing dirt and buildup.
- Charcoal Powder: Helps absorb dirt, odors, harmful substances, and impurities that collect on hair; also helps cleanse pores of toxins and odors, while exfoliating dead skin cells.
- Indian Cress Extract: Supports oxygen flow for a balanced, healthy scalp.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This unique aerosol shampoo transforms from gel to foam to cleanse, revive volume, and replenish moisture. It is formulated with pink clay and charcoal to absorb dirt, odor, buildup, and impurities, while Indian cress extract nurtures the scalp to help support a natural, healthy balance—without stripping.

Sea buckthorn berry, also known as obliphica, is included in all of amika’s haircare and styling products. It contains over 190 biologically active compounds, including vitamin C (15 times more than an orange), vitamin A (three times more than a carrot), and vitamin E. It also has high concentrations of the rare omega-7, making up 40 percent of the berry. Typically, only found in fish oil, omega-7 keeps free radicals at bay and supports natural collagen, a key building block for skin, hair, and nails.
Size 14 oz/ 414 mL · ITEM 2481562
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$22.00

My 4 b curls loved this...This product worked so well...The Blue Tansy Clarifying Gel Shampoo is Amazing...I'm so glad I invested in this product line
What it is: A blue-tansy-infused, clarifying shampoo that removes buildup while rich extracts promote shine and healthy hair growth.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Oiliness
- Shine

Key Benefits:
- Nourishes hair while deeply cleansing
- Helps reduce breakage
- Maintains hair's moisture level

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue-Tansy Flower Oil: Nourishes follicles to support new growth and regrowth.
- Jojoba Oil: Protects against dryness, breakage, and split ends.
- Bamboo Extract: Adds strength and shine to lackluster hair.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This shampoo works to detox and remove oils from hair and scalp, providing the perfect environment for styling product efficacy. It also infuses blue- tansy oil and rich extracts of slippery elm and bamboo to promote strong, shiny, healthy hair.

Fragrance Description: This shampoo contains floral notes of natural tuberose, jasmine bud extract, ylang-ylang, orris concrete, benzoin, and musks.

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Size 32 oz/ 946 mL · ITEM 2485688
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$84.00

What it is: A non-stripping cleanser, with the Clarifying Complex, that helps remove product buildup on all curl types.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Dryness
- Color Safe

Key Benefits:
- Clarifies and deeply cleanses
- Removes product buildup
- Maintains moisture, hydrates and smooths curls

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Clarifying Complex: Helps remove product buildup on all curl types.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This is a non-stripping cleanser containing a Clarifying Complex that helps remove product buildup on all curl types. It also allows for easy detangling and improves manageability and comb-ability.

Fragrance Description: This cleanser has a comforting, spa-like scent that starts with notes of eucalyptus, coriander, peppermint, and jasmine and finishes with pine, musk, and juniper.
Size 4 oz · ITEM 1722180
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$26.00

I love this product , I use it after working out cause I don't like washing my hair every day cause it's a little damage , it absorbs most of the oils in my hair , I would say that it's long lasting and I love how it smells, I received this product free for testing purposes...I really like this product it really left my hair feeling clean and refresh and soft like if I had just was it and this was the first time I tryed this product and I'm in Love with it now I'm taking part in a contest
What it is: A dry shampoo that will actually clean your hair for you—removing dirt, oil, and odor for a fresh start—no shower necessary.
Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly
Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick
Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
Key Benefits:
- Cleans hair
- Absorbs dirt, oil, and sweat
- Makes hair look, feel, and smell clean
Formulation: Spray
Highlighted Ingredients:
- Fast-Absorbing Powders: Soak up oil and sweat.
- Patented Healthy Hair Molecule: Reduces surface friction so it’s easy to remove the powders (and whatever they’ve soaked up) to keep hair cleaner, longer.
- Odor Neutralizers and Time-Release Fragrance: Create freshness and deliver a light scent all day.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: This dry shampoo has fast-absorbing powders that soak up oil and sweat, while Living Proof’s patented healthy hair molecule allows powders to lift easily from the hair—taking dirt and oil with them. Odor neutralizers and a time-released fragrance keep hair smelling freshly washed—so no one will know your not-so-dirty secret.
Clinical Results: In a concept and use test of 200 people:
- 9 in 10 users agree PhD Dry Shampoo keeps hair clean between shampoos
- 8 in 10 users say PhD Dry Shampoo is better than other dry shampoos
- The same majority of non-users agree PhD Dry Shampoo is the next best thing to washing
Size 3.5 oz/ 150 mL Original Scent · ITEM 1506468
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$26.00

I love the scent...I like the scent...I could definitely feel this one in my roots when I run my fingers in them, the initial smell has a chemical smell to it, it's more expensive than I would like, and I have dark blonde hair but would still have to work in a little where I over sprayed...It does spray pretty white/ashy in color, but here's a good little tip to make that go away: spray the dry shampoo at your roots as usual, rub it in with your hands a little, and then blow dry it in with a paddle brush or round brush
What it is: A super absorbent formula that eliminates oils and impurities, leaving hair looking and feeling clean and refreshed with extra volume and a matte finish.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Volumizing, Oiliness, and Color Safe

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Micro-Fine Rice Powders: Absorb excess oils and odors, and as they absorb, they become translucent to naturally blend with all hair colors and expand to provide lift in the roots.
- Golden Root Extract: Increases moisture to prevent dryness and breakage.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and silicone. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Product is now available in four scents:
Original scent with notes of jasmine, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla.

Vanilla Bourbon scent with notes of tonka beans, caramel, and cardamom.

Lush scent with notes of violet, sandalwood, and musk.

Coconut Colada scent with notes of coconut water, muguet, and coconut.
Size 8 oz/ 236 mL · ITEM 1895580
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$42.00

helped out a lot...I love the smell...I have had a very dry scalp for a year now I did find a shampoo and conditioner that has worked wonders for me but when I received this shampoo and conditioner from influenster for my honest opinion I decided to test it out...I absolutely love the way that it foams up enough to cover my hair, allowing me to use it as a shampoo as well when I use it, meaning that the number of products that I use when I shower doesn't increase just because I use this and that regular shampoo doesn't strip my scalp right after using this
What it is: An exfoliating, sulfate-free scrub that lifts away impurities and buildup while balancing and soothing an itchy, irritated scalp (whether oily or dry).

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Oiliness
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Detoxifies and removes buildup, oil, and impurities
- Hydrates, balances, and soothes an itchy, irritated, and flaky scalp
- Clean and naturally derived, formulated 6-free™, and made with a proprietary NOVA Complex® that purifies, nourishes, and refreshes

Formulation: Scrub

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Binchotan Charcoal: Detoxifies and draws out impurities that clog the hair follicle and cause buildup on the scalp.
- Coconut Oil: Moisturizes the scalp, preventing dryness and flakiness.
- Peppermint, Spearmint, and Tea Tree Oil Complex: Has a cooling effect on the scalp and reduces itchiness, irritation, and flakiness.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Made with 95 percent naturally derived ingredients, this shampoo supports absorption of key vitamins and minerals for long-term hair health while balancing scalp hydration for both oily and dry types. Peppermint, spearmint, tea tree, and coconut oils soothe and refresh, while binchotan charcoal and plant-based exfoliators lift away buildup, impurities, dead skin, and excess oil that can clog hair follicles.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

Clinical Results: In a clinical study, after 1 use:
- This product increased scalp hydration

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