5 clarifying shampoos that will help balance oily tresses this summer

Greasy hair no more.

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Hot summer months are on the horizon, and people with oily skin and hair brace themselves for a tough period as they have to contend with skin that is more prone to being dull and locks that tend to get greasy. Enter: clarifying shampoos. They thoroughly clarify your scalp and help you achieve that squeaky-clean feeling without stripping them of their natural oils. 

We round up some of the best in the market that your bathroom shelf needs this summer. 

Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo, ₹1,980

Struggling with limp and lifeless hair weighed down by pollutants and build-up? Moroccanoil’s Clarifying shampoo is here to the rescue. Safe for coloured hair and infused with keratin, argan, and avocado oil, it gently cleanses your hair and nourishes it at the same time. Plus, the signature Moroccanoil scent of musky amber and sweet flowers will leave your tresses smelling good all day long. It’s a win-win!

Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo, ₹2,450

This sebum-regulating shampoo is a salon favourite, and for a good reason—it effectively removes excess oil and nourishes dry ends in one go. It is fortified with amino acids and Vitamin B6 that aid in hair growth and help prevent pesky split ends. 

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo, ₹1,700

All hair types and textures will benefit greatly from Aveda’s Rosemary Mint shampoo, which has micelles and white vinegar to help combat deposits and dandruff. The gentle formulation works without messing with the natural pH of the scalp. 

Bioderma Node G Purifying Shampoo, 1,990

Looking for a shampoo that gets rid of deposits, flakiness, and product build-up but is gentle enough for regular use? Then Bioderma’s Node G Purifying shampoo is the answer. It is especially formulated for those who wash their hair frequently—its mild, sulphate-free blend will not strip your tresses of essential oils needed to maintain healthy hair. Suitable for all hair types and age groups, the shampoo helps your hair look shiny and voluminous and can also be combined with medicated shampoos.

OUAI Detox Shampoo, ₹3,200

A cult favourite among skincare and body care enthusiasts, this clarifying shampoo does what it claims—it detoxes your tresses, and deep cleanses your scalp without leaving it too dry or stripped. You’ll find apple cider vinegar and keratin in the ingredient list—the former is known for its cleansing properties and removes extra oil and the latter protects and strengthens your mane. While the formulation is suited for all hair types, oily hair folks struggling with excessive build-up will benefit the most.