Monday Beauty Tip #17: Detox Your Hair

Are you having problems with dull and lifeless hair? If you’re a styling-product junkie then you should use a clarifying shampoo to maintain a healthy hair and scalp. A clarifying shampoo is formulated to deep clean your hair by removing product buildup from the hair shafts. Styling products, such as hair spray, mousse, gel, oil (silicone based), conditioners, and even daily shampoos can cause buildup on the hair over time. This buildup can weigh down your hair, making it flat and lifeless, as well as prevent the reflection of light, which can make the hair look dull and dingy. Weekly use of a clarifying shampoo will help remove the buildup and provide the hair with a clean start.

I’ve only recently started using a clarifying shampoo and now I’m hooked! I’ve definitely seen a huge improvement in my hair since I started using it, my hair feels so much lighter as well as it look healthier. Right now I’m using the Phytoneutre clarifying shampoo from Phyto which I love. It is highly concentrated with natural active ingredients (lots of essential oils), which I love. It has a very fresh eucalyptus smell to it which can be a bit overpowering if you have a sensitive nose, I love it though. The feel and the movement of my hair has improved a lot, this clarifying shampoo does a great job without stripping my hair to a dry state. Would definitely recommend!

Edit: Many of you asked me if this can be used on colored hair. I’m not a 100% sure but I read a bit online and apparently a lot of clarifying shampoos contain acetic acid and this is whats bad for colored hair. I checked the ingredients in the one I have from Phyto and it does not contain acetic acid! :)

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Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. alexandra

    I really like detoxifying shampoos to get rid of all the dust and pollution residues.
    Now when you have color treated hair it’s not recommended as it will damage your hair color.

    But otherwise it’s great ! I found that the klorane oat milk liquid shampoo is already nice at doing this but I also really love the bumble and bumble sunday shampoo which has been my first bumble and bumble product.

    I’d love to try the phyto one ! Phyto is a really nice brand ! They have good hair moisturizing creams. I love the repairing conditioner and even the one for normal to dry hair. I received the phytojoba shampoo for dry hair in my april joliebox last saturday ! Can’t wait to try it ! And I’ve been also eying the secret de nuit hair treatment for a while but it’s so expensive that I’m waiting for a little -20 % off at Monoprix or something ^^

    1. Author

      Oh, I didn’t know you can’t use it if you have colored hair. But I love it, my hair feels so clean after! I haven’t tried Klorane or Bumble and Bumble, will definitely pop that on my list ;)
      Phyto is definitely a brand that I’m loving more and more!! :)

  2. Méli

    Bonjour Hanne ! How many time do you wash your hair in a week ? Bisous ! :)

  3. Daniela

    Is there any brand that can be used on colored hair? Bumble and Bumble cant! =(

    1. Author

      Hi Daniela. I’m not sure, but I read a bit online and apparently a lot of clarifying shampoos contain acetic acid and this is whats bad for colored hair. I checked the ingredients in mine from Phyto and it does not contain acetic acid! :)

    2. Daniela

      Is the acetic acid that draws the color of the hair? I always use leave in and a mask once a week and i feel that i need to do a more deep cleaning on my hair, at least once a week , but I’m afraid of ruining my highlights (sorry for my english)

  4. Jeanette Havmand Andersen

    Why is it a clarifying shampoo can´t be used in color treated hair? – Cos it will remove the color?
    I´ve got color treated hair, but I´m determined not to color my hair anymore, as I would like to see my natural hair color.
    Do you think I can used it then?

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