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Meet the Clarifying Shampoo That Was Made for Curly Hair

For a deep clean that’s not stripping.
February 18, 2022

If you have
curly hair, then chances are you’re well aware of how dry it can get. It’s also probably fair to guess that you’re often on the hunt for hair care products that work to cleanse your hair and scalp without stripping the natural oils that you have. And you might be surprised to learn that despite experiencing dryness, you can still have buildup that should be addressed 一 which is when it’s time to reach for a clarifying shampoo. 

While clarifying shampoos are key to achieving a deep cleanse, they can often be too harsh if you have dry hair. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls No Build-Up Curls Micellar Shampoo was specifically formulated for curly hair to give you the deep yet gentle cleanse you’re looking for. Ahead, we’re sharing what you need to know about this curly hair holy grail.  

What’s Clarifying Shampoo?

If you’re not familiar with what clarifying shampoo is, allow us to provide a brief overview. Clarifying shampoo is meant to give your hair and scalp a deep clean in order to rid it of buildup from oil, product residue, flakes, minerals from your water and more. 

It’s not meant to be used daily as it can be too abrasive for that, but it’s a great option when you’re in need of a refresh. If your hair is feeling dull, greasy, limp, or heavy, clarifying shampoo will help to give it back its shine and softness. 

The Clarifying Shampoo Your Curly Hair Needs

Many clarifying shampoos can be overly stripping on curly hair which can be dry. But the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls No Build-Up Curls Micellar Shampoo was formulated specifically to care for your curly hair. Ingredients in the formula, such as coco glucoside (a surfactant derived from coconut), work to create a lather, and salicylic acid helps to rid the scalp of flakes and dead skin cells. It's also formulated with hyaluronic acid and castor seed oil to provide your hair with hydration.

The micellar formulation ensures that it’s gentle while working to deeply cleanse the hair and scalp. The pointed applicator helps you to evenly distribute the shampoo at your roots 一 and when the liquid hits your scalp, it provides a cooling and refreshing sensation. 

Once you coat your scalp in the formula, you’ll want to work it in with your fingers to create a nice lather. You’ll quickly notice that it produces a soft, fluffy-like foam which is easy to work through your roots, mid lengths and ends. After rinsing your hair and letting it dry, you’ll be left with a clean scalp and shiny hair that feels soft and bouncy, not stripped. 

Editor’s tip: To incorporate it into your hair care routine, use the clarifying shampoo once a week when your hair is in need of a reset. For your regular shampoo sessions, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo and follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner for manageable, defined curls. 

Clarifying Shampoo for Oily Roots 

While many people with curly hair experience dryness, it’s possible to have excess oil and be in need of an extra deep clean. If that sounds like you, or you prefer a clarifying shampoo with a more viscous formula like most shampoos have, try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Shampoo. It works to deeply cleanse the hair of buildup while remaining gentle on color. It’s also formulated with menthol which gives it a refreshing feeling. 

If you have oily roots but dry ends, the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo is great for you. It’s formulated with a blend of three clays which are known to attract oil like a magnet without drying out the lengths or ends of your hair. It also contains salicylic acid which helps to gently exfoliate the scalp. 

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Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Design: Crystal Miller

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