Has your hair been feeling oily lately? Feel like your go-to shampoo has been letting you down?
If your normal products haven’t been cutting it lately, it’s time to start considering a clarifying shampoo in order to really get your hair clean.
You may be thinking that’s what your shampoo is supposed to be for, and you’re not wrong.
Traditional shampoos help clean, too, but they’re gentle enough to be used every day. The problem with many traditional shampoos, though, is that they also have some unnecessary ingredients that can start to build up in your hair, too. That buildup can lead to that oily feeling you’ve experienced.
A clarifying shampoo, on the other hand, is like a deep clean for your hair. They remove the residue, dirt, excess products, hard water minerals, chlorine, and more.
And most importantly, they can help get oily hair back under control.
To really understand how clarifying shampoo for oily hair works, it’s helpful to start with why hair gets oily and what causes hair buildup in the first place.
Why Hair Gets Oily
The important thing to know about oily hair is that it’s natural. That oil is called sebum, which the scalp produces. It’s a natural oil that comes from glands just underneath the skin.
In addition to helping to keep your skin moist, it also helps to prevent infections.
The amount of sebum produced can vary from person to person. Generally speaking, men produce more sebum than women.
The issues develop when your body produces too much sebum, as that can lead to the buildup.
What Causes Hair Buildup
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine having hair buildup when we are used to regularly showering and washing our hair.
The truth is, though, that the products we use, along with our environment, lead to a lot of that buildup. The products that can lead to extra residue include conditioners, creams, gels, mousse, sprays, and more.
Those build up, and they can trap sweat, sebum, and skin cells. Then if you take into account the other parts of your environment, from the pollution in the air to the minerals in hard water, you see how that combination can start to grow.
How Clarifying Shampoo Helps Oily Hair
At the most fundamental level, clarifying shampoo helps to rinse away the excess sebum at the scalp level.
That can explain why clarifying shampoos are sometimes called deep cleaning or degreasing shampoos.
Clarifying shampoos can reach this level of cleaning thanks to hair-cleaning ingredients called surfactants. These draw the minerals, oils, grease, and other impurities out from the hair and bind them to the shampoo, allowing them to be easily rinsed away.
If your hair is feeling oily and it’s also been color-treated, know that clarifying shampoo can help - you just need to pay particular attention to the directions. By removing that excess sebum as well as minerals and other residue that has your hair feeling dull and lifeless, it will perk back up.
Make sure the clarifying shampoo says it’s for color-treated hair, though, as the same surfactants can also start to pull the color and dye from your hair, too.
How To Use Clarifying Shampoo To Degrease Oily Hair
If you notice that your hair is starting to feel greasy, you can certainly consider using a clarifying shampoo. Generally speaking, you wouldn’t want to wash your hair like this more than once a week, though. Instead, it’s safer to choose a specific day of the week to give your hair the proper amount of time between treatments.
When you go to wash your hair, give yourself a bit more time than normal to go through your hair care routine. Wet your hair, massage the clarifying shampoo into your hair, leave it for at least a minute, and then rinse it out.
For what may be the most important step after, make sure to use a conditioner of some sort. This will actually help to keep your hair’s natural oils under control. By adding back in the moisture that the clarifying shampoo may have removed, your body won’t need to go into overproduction of sebum.
This leaves you with healthier, brighter hair that feels great.
Why My Moxy Clarifying Shampoo Works
Looking for a go-to clarifying shampoo that works well with oily hair? Our My Moxy Clarifying Shampoo has been specially designed to be the best of both worlds. Its mild surfactants are just powerful enough to remove everyday build up to leave your hair without that oily feeling - or dulling its color.To learn more about our clarifying shampoo for oily hair, head to My Moxy.