After a day at the beach, you’ll go home with more than sand in just your shoes.
Your hair will also carry debris that can increase porosity. The longer salt water and chlorine—the astringent found in swimming pools—sits on your hair, the dryer it becomes. Luckily, you can avoid this by detoxifying your scalp with a clarifying shampoo after you swim to lift harsh chemicals.
These cleansers remove toxins better than regular shampoos, but you’ll want to air on the side of caution when selecting a formula because the potent washes also tend to strip your hair of essential nutrients. To prevent this, you should look for gentler versions that also contain natural oils to help replenish your hair.
Fortunately, you don’t have to look very far because we’ve already sourced the best clarifying ‘poos in the game for removing post-swim residue. Check them out below.
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At times your coils or curls just won't act right and it's difficult to make them shine and behave. This shampoo will remove the old, dulling residue and make a fresh clean start, but without dehydrating your hair.
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If your looking for a clarifying cleanser that’s gentle enough for daily use, then this non-drying, paraben, and sulfate free shampoo infused with citrus oils is a must have.
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This cleanser is must have for beach babes. It gently detoxifies your scalp to remove remnants of salt water and chlorine without drying out your curls or disrupting color treated hair.
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A great shampoo should cleanse, hydrate and nourish your hair. This clarifying cleanser comprised of Coconut, Avocado, and Almond oil checks all the boxes and is sulfate free.
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Commence washday with this detoxifying cleanser derived from ginseng, rosemary leaf, and sage extract to remove environmental residue from the streets to the beach, including heavy water minerals like chlorine.
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Clarifying shampoos are known to dry out your hair, which why this hydrating formula infused with argan and avocado oil is at the top of our list for safely removing build up.
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While this sulfate free shampoo extracts summer debris, it’s Pineapple and grapefruit extract restore moisture and shine to dull lifeless curls.
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