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The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands 

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Updated June 8, 2017 1.9k votes 1.3k voters 154.9k views 26 items

List Rules The best shampoos for clarifying hair.

The best clarifying shampoo helps to clean hair thoroughly, removing all the built-up gunk that can accumulate on strands. Clarifying shampoos aren't usually for everyday use, but once in a while, detoxifying hair is necessary. Which clarifying shampoo is the best quality? Time to vote! And, if you have a favorite clarifying shampoo that isn't listed, please do add it -- others will thank you.

What is a clarifying shampoo? Over time, all those products you like to slather on your hair can really build up, resulting in dullness. The best shampoos for clarifying can help to remove all that nastiness, so your hair gets a fresh start. Clarifying shampoo can instantly transform drab, lifeless-looking hair into a shiny, bouncy mane. 

One thing to remember when choosing a good clarifying shampoo: Be sure to check whether it's approved for color treated hair, especially if you are using it as a regular cleansing shampoo. Nothing can strip color faster than a strong clarifying cleanser. So be careful if you have colored hair. If you're in doubt, try looking for great sulfate-free shampoos that also act as clarifying cleansers. Some of the best volumizing shampoos may also serve double-duty, clarifying and enhancing overall body.

While almost everyone can benefit from an occasional clarifying shampoo (usually once a week at most, or once a month), it's also important to find a high quality daily cleanser. If your hair is on the dry side, check out this list of the best moisturizing shampoos. Problems with dandruff? This list of the best dandruff shampoos might be of interest. And, if your hair is thinning, you might consider adding a shampoo for hair loss to your regular shampooing routine.
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Suave Daily Clarifying S... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Neutrogena Anti-Residue ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Pantene Pro V Clarifying... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Frederic Fekkai Apple Ci... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Paul Mitchell Shampoo Th... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Kenra Clarifying Shampoo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Redken Cleansing Cream ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Alberto Vo5 Kiwi Lime Sq... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Bumble and Bumble Sunday... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Nexxus Aloe Rid Gentle C... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Clairol Herbal Essences ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Ojon Full Detox Detoxify... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Ion Color Solutions Colo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Fudge Detox Cleanser Sha... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Quantum Clarifying Shamp... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Phyto Phytoneutre Clarif... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Back to Basics White Gra... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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N4 Clarifying Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
beautyproathome added
N4 | Clarifying Shampoo | A weekly cleansing therapy.  Its unique formula doesn’t strip moisture or color but does strip absurd faux pas.  Nutritive to hair, scalp and shower decor.
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Aubrey Organics Green Te... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Redken Nature’s Rescue R... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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O&M Original Detox S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Lush Antiphilitron Shamp... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Salon Selectives Clean S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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Abba Pure Detox Clarifyi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands
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KMS California Daily Fix... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Clarifying Shampoo Brands