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The Best Cleansing Shampoo Options Available Now

Is there anything better than ending a long, hard week with a refreshing shower? Doing so with a deep cleansing shampoo, that's what.

We’re not gonna lie: It’s probably one of the unsexiest shampoos you will ever own. Rarely does a cleansing shampoo boast about giving full, bombshell volume, nor impart a razor-sharp, Hollywood-level shine that we all go nuts for. But we all knew that going in. A cleansing shampoo (which some also refer to as a clarifying shampoo) is proudly utilitarian—Spartan even, but increasingly necessary, particularly these days when non-daily hair washings are becoming a fact of life. Read on:

The Best Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Another fact: There’s something completely and utterly satisfying about the process of de-gunking, whether it’s during a spring clean, a viral pimple-popping video, or, yes, our very own hair. For instance, we can’t get enough intensive hair washing videos on Tik Tok.

Even better, though, is the aftermath. Having fresh, clean, bouncy, shiny strands gives both our hair and mindsets a healthy reset for the week and gives you a tabula rasa for a new look.

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Clean hair typically has a fresh, healthy-looking sheen and some natural volume.

1. Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo

Using a cleansing shampoo also rids hair of product buildup. This helps keep fine hair from getting weighed down and going limp. For instance, since the scalp is skin, it also benefits from regular deep cleanse to free it from accumulated dirt and oils.

However, a cleansing shampoo and conditioner systems, like Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioneralso helps give both the scalp and tresses a much-needed break because even your hair can use one from time to time!

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Achieve health and high shine with a cleansing shampoo. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

2. TRESemmé Purify & Replenish Deep Cleanse Shampoo

However, it’s important to be wary of too-heavy formulas that basically defeat the whole purpose. Try products that use lightweight conditioning to re-moisturize your locks. Also, look for gentle formulas for everyday washing to minimize the risk of over-stripping your strands.

TRESemmé Purify & Replenish Deep Cleanse Shampoo gives the best of both worlds and is gentle enough for daily use (we also enjoy the Vitamin C extracts of lemon and grapefruit, not to mention that uplifting, invigorating scent—so zesty!).

A cleansing shampoo is nothing without its coordinating conditioner. In addition to this shampoo, it’s best to use Purify & Replenish Deep Cleansing Conditioner, which has aloe and pro-Vitamin B5, which lightly hydrates and conditions without adding heavy buildup.

3. Dove Nutritive Solutions Clarify & Hydrate Shampoo

We’re also big fans of Dove Nutritive Solutions Clarify & Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo works to give your strands a deep clean but also maintain hydration and intense moisture.

In conclusion, it’s important to note that used as your regular system or even in rotation with other products; a gentle cleansing shampoo helps give your hair and scalp a clean slate. Above all, this shampoo will balance things out and keep residue flakes, limpness, and greasiness at bay. Here’s to freshening up, folks!


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