“As a stylist I get asked about clarifying shampoos a lot. Especially from people that have long, dry or chemically damaged hair but have oily scalps. WHAT TO DO? First of all don’t forget to brush your hair daily from roots to ends with a natural bristle brush preferably (i.e. Marcia Brady). This really does help move oil from your roots to where it’s needed. Try not to shampoo daily cuz it can make your scalp think it needs to produce more oil. Finally, use a clarifying shampoo at least once in a while (every other shampoo, weekly, or biweekly). I’m loving a really great new clarifying shampoo by MoroccanOil. They are well known to be a luxe line for long and/or course hair. This is the perfect clarifying shampoo for longer dry hair with oily scalps. Of course it’s sulfate and paraben free and color safe.”
Thomas Sena, Stylist and GM for Beauty First Salons.