The Best Products to Detox and Clarify Your Hair

I try to avoid silicones in my hair products since it weights down my long, wavy hair like nobody’s biz. I typically rely on Lush Shampoos and Conditioners since they lack silicones but sometimes, well, my hair kinda digs ’em and off to silicone-land I go!

You’re probably using a ton of products that weight your hair down daily and make it heavy, greasy, oily, or just lackluster. It happens.

Here are some of my favorite products to detox and clarify hair to give it a nice, light, fluffy feel.

Personally, you should probably detox twice a week if you hair isn’t color treated and you’re using a ton of product but once a week if you don’t use a ton of haircare products. Hair gets weighted down in a major way the more product we put into it be it a shampoo or conditioner laden with silicones or hair gel and hair spray that leaves behind a ton of gunk.

Here’s some of my favs for clarifying hair and getting it back in fighting form.

Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner
One of my favs for gently cleaning, clarifying, and refreshing my hair. This duo contains a blend of rosemary, peppermint and marine extracts that removes product build up and helps restore hair with a paraben, mineral oil, and petroleum free formula. This literally brings the squeaky back to clean hair.

Lush Big Shampoo
Facts is facts, Lush Big is harsh on hair or at least on mine. It dries out hair in a major way and makes it like a head of straw but as far as detoxing? Oh hells yes. It’ll get your hair so clean it’ll whistle. Color treated hair beware!

Lush Antiphilitron
Swimming a lot this Summer? Chlorine destroys my hair! Antiphilitron is packed full of lemons and de-greases, de-oils, and fights grime, chlorine, and silicones in a flash! Plus with daily use it’ll lighten up brown hair.

Lush Ice Blue Shampoo
Problems with flakys? Oil? Or just want to wash those silicones right out of your hair? Ice Blue’s minty peppermint shampoo will wash it all out and leave hair soft, lighter, and fluffy!

These are my top picks for detoxing hair. I highly recommend them. They’ve def saved my hair when it was feeling limp and lackluster.

But if you can’t really afford to indulge, simple Baby Shampoo, used one a week, goes a long way at clarifying hair in a snap!

Good Luck!

And do share your hair detox picks!

  • 5/2/12 11:16 Cj:

    Lush daddy-o also works as a good clarifying shampoo :) along with getting rid of the brassyness in blonde hair.

    Btw have you seen Shu’s cleansing oil shampoo?? It’s AMAZING! I don’t even use a conditioner afterwards, only a pump of their essence absolue which is also… AMAZING lol.


    • 5/2/12 11:29 the Muse:

      no daddy-o for me :( it doesn’t like my hair!

      YES! It’s prob one of the nicest shampoos I’ve tried in a while. I don’t typically find myself hyped over shampoo but love it! it balances my hair so nicely!


  • 5/2/12 11:36 Noelle:

    I have to try Ice Blue & Carol’s Daughter!

    I like BIG shampoo, at least I do a few hours after use and especially the next day my hair feels great.


    • 5/2/12 11:44 the Muse:

      noelle both are brilliant plus they smell great if you love minty stuff! ;-D mine too! but damn it leaves my hair super dry ;-D


  • 5/2/12 12:08 Joy:

    Have you tried Redken’s Refining Sea Polish? It’s an exfoliator for the hair. Kid you not, it’s totally awesome stuff.


    • 5/2/12 16:15 the Muse:

      no but why does that so freaking cool?


  • 5/2/12 14:07 moena:

    This might sound weird, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen your hair, Muse, and I am really curious because it sounds lovely! I have boring straight hair and am always in awe of long wavy/curly locks.


    • 5/2/12 14:13 the Muse:

      prob not…I’ve done a few posts with it down ;-D but i typically keep it up and out of my face in the morning when I am doing makeup and such so that’s the pictures you see on my blog ;-D I rarely let it down in the day, I can’t work with it all over my face etc so I keep it tightly slapped back ;-D


    • 5/2/12 14:42 Quinctia:

      I swear sometimes, wavy is the least predictable hair type. On any given day, I have no idea how close my hair is going to be to either end of the curly/straight spectrum. So, it can be interesting if you don’t mind variety and aren’t a control freak about your hair doing a certain thing at a certain time. I don’t do a lot of styling, I tend to get my hair cut in layers and then wash and go, most of the time.

      As for shampoo/conditioner, I’d have to say my favorite is Nature’s Gate Organics Asian Pear and Red Tea. It smells great, the conditioner is thick enough and slippy enough to moisturize and detangle my hair, that particular blend is intended for color-treated hair, and I can buy it easily at both Target and the places I usually buy groceries. And, obviously, with that organic moniker, there’s no sulfates or silicones. (The just plain Nature’s Gate line, I’ve seen at least one shampoo with sulfates, so double-check your label if you’re buying!)


  • 5/31/12 11:45 Bonnie:

    Muse, have you tried Lush’s I Love Juicy? AMAZING. Just about the only shampoo that doesn’t weigh my hair down and make it all greasy. Also that Veganase conditioner is great when you want more volume.


    • 5/31/12 12:12 the Muse:

      sure have bonnie ;-D reviewed it a few years ago ;-D great stuff!


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