Is your hair overly greasy or oily?
Have you tried every shampoo or treatment to restore your hairs body & shine?
If you have answered yes to either question then you might need a clarifying shampoo.
Frequent use of silicone, mousse, hair sprays or gel-based products may cause a build-up of oil in the hair. This may result in the hair being greasy and dull. Women who use these products on a day to day basis may need to use a clarifying shampoo weekly or even twice a week in order to remove the excess oil.
A clarifying shampoo is a shampoo designed to remove excess oil or hair products from the hair. It dries out the hair, helping to clean and restore the natural shine and volume to the hair. But it is not always necessary to buy a clarifying shampoo. You can create your own clarifying shampoo in the comfort of your own home, with ingredients you probably already have, like baking soda and vinegar, which are commonly used as natural clarifying agents.
Washing your hair with baking soda is a cheap and easy method of clarifying your hair. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with just enough water to turn it into a paste and rub it into your hair. Leave it in for 2 minutes and then rinse well. This should remove excess oil.
Vinegar helps clean the hair, removing any grime or oil from the hair. Mix 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water and use as a final rinse in the shower. The smell should dissipate as your hair dries. For best results, it is suggested that you wash your hair with baking soda and then rinsing it with vinegar.
However, it is important to note that clarifying your hair too frequently may remove your natural oils and dry out your hair. Too much of a good thing, right?