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Do you ever feel like your scalp and red hair are still dirty even after washing them? That’s because your shampoo (sometimes) isn’t cutting through all the dirt, oil, and build-up. 

Shampoos and conditioners are packed with things that help make your red hair look and smell better. Those ingredients aren’t necessarily bad, but they can leave build-up on your red hair. For example, lots of hair products have silicone in them to try and make the hair shinier and more glossy, but too much silicone leaves hair weighed down and hard to style.

So how do you cut through that build-up and refresh your locks? Clarifying shampoo!

This specialty shampoo will wipe away anything that’s clinging to the scalp and hair and give you a fresh canvas to work with. We first learned about the benefits of a clarifying shampoo from Adam Livermore, Oribe’s Global Educator, when he was a guest on How to be a Redhead’s podcast earlier this summer. 

He even recommended a bi-weekly clarifying shampoo to enhance natural red hair if you’re experiencing fading or brassiness. Livermore went into detail about how product build-up can cause the hair to look brown or dull.

Clarifying shampoo can be a game-changer when added to your hair routine, just make sure to use it no more than once a month as it can strip your hair of the natural oils that help with vibrancy and shine. 

Try these ‘Redhead Friendly’ clarifying shampoos:

For all hair types 

Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo, $54

For color-treated hair 

Christophe Robin Clarifying Shampoo with Chamomile & Cornflower, $34

For curly red hair

Texture Id Curl Clarifying Shampoo, $10

Rock it like a Redhead!