5 All-Star Shampoos To Keep Your Hair Fresh & Fabulous This Summer

Meet the one product your hair needs to stay soft and shiny this summer: Clarifying shampoo. A combination of product build-up (silicones are a big culprit here), dirt, gunk, and oil in your strands can lead to a dull-looking, dried-out, and greasy 'do. Most regular shampoos are made to gently cleanse your strands, so they aren't able to stand up to the task of eradicating stubborn build-up. Clarifying shampoos are specifically designed to get rid of these dulling agents and make your hair look glossy, less greasy, and more voluminous.
While they can be great for all hair types, women with fine, oil-prone hair will see the most benefit from using these shampoos. Just be sure not to overdo it — using this formula more than once or twice a week can strip your hair of its natural hydrating oils and can cause fading in color-treated hair.
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Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite clarifiers. Add them into your summer beauty rotation to help battle grease, grime, chlorine, and styling product overload.
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This cult-favorite shampoo features an all-star roster of healthy-hair ingredients: apple cider vinegar, vitamins A and E, apple, sage, rosemary, verbena, oat, wheat proteins, and kukui. The end result of putting all that goodness on your head? Soft, silky strands that are easy to style and free of build-up.

Frédéric Fekkai Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo, $25, available at Nordstrom.

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This eco cleaner uses organic green tea, aloe vera, lemon peel oil, blue chamomile, and almond oil to restore your hair's bounce and shine. Since it's sulfate-free, it doesn't suds up like many shampoos you may be used to. Don't worry — that doesn't mean it's not working, it's just cleaning your strands in a gentler, more environmentally friendly way.

Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo, $10.89, available at Soap.com.

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Chock-full of tart citrus, this lemony shampoo works wonders for removing chlorine green from hair, and makes short work dispensing your 'do of grease, oil, and stuck-on silicones.

Lush Antiphilitron Shampoo, $29.95, available at Lush.

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Refresh, revitalize, and restore balance to your hair with this natural shampoo. It uses eucalyptus oil to stimulate your scalp and remove excess oil and dirt, without stripping your strands.

Phyto Phytoneutre Clarifying Shampoo, $22, available at Nordstrom.

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Based on the traditional ritual of rinsing your hair in vinegar to increase shine, this less-harsh option uses ginger, cinnamon, and cherry vinegar to neutralize hard water, detangle, and give hair a glossy finish.

René Furterer Fioravanti Clarify And Shine Rinse, $26, available at Lock & Mane.

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