Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The Only Clarifying Shampoo I Use
I have prematurely gray, curly, thick, coarse hair, and the minerals in our hard water react with the heat of my styling tools to yellow the white/silver. I use this shampoo once or twice a week, depending on how often I style my hair with heat, and it takes the brassiness out and brightens the white/silver in my hair. Though it's a clarifying shampoo, it's not harsh and doesn't leave my hair feeling dry. And it smells like Froot Loops, lol. I've tried other clarifying shampoos, and none is as effective as this.
Most Helpful Critical Review Changed the formula
Have been using PM clarifying shampoo for 10+ years - always consistent result: removes all the chemicals & minerals and left hair squeaky clean and fluffy - NOT ANYMORE. They've changed the formula and now it does not remove the minerals/chlorine/residue, not squeaky clean as before and my hair is nit fluffy as before; lies flat and almost feels still oily/looks oily! So disappointed! Looking for a new shampoo now!
Reviewed by 148 customers Great for after sun fun
Kimmy from Atlanta
Great for an overall clarify shampoo that isn't harsh or drying out your hair
Way better than expected
Less from New York
To start, I was honestly nervous about buying this product. Some of the reviews said that it dries out your hair, and they had some bad experiences. I did a ton of research on my own, and found out the way this product should be used. You do NOT need to use a lot of product. No matter how thick or long your hair is, I don't think you should use as much as you would with a normal shampoo. This should only be used every 3 weeks or once a month. I used a quarter size amount, and I literally felt the residue and product build up coming out of my hair. The bottle says it leaves your hair "squeaky clean," and it's true. That's what this product is for, and that's exactly what it does! You will feel your hair become a bit dry in the shower, but it's because all of the product you've been putting on your hair is removing itself. When you condition, just leave it on a little longer, comb it through, and you will be fine. I really liked this. I happen to love the smell, too. It's really lemony-minty.
❤️ from Hopkinsville, KY
My daughter is removing the purple from her hair and the first use of this product helped so much!
Great for Build Up
Lakin from Indian Land, SC
I have struggled with buildup for almost 10 years and could not find anything that would help it go away. I was nervous to try this shampoo because it is a little pricey for my normal shampoo cost, but it is DEFINITELY WORTH IT! (As I write this review), I have only used it once, but I can already feel a difference! I would suggest applying some good conditioner as well because this product will most likely leave your hair very dry.
Cleaned my hair like never before
Madcart from Louisiana
I've never used a clarifying shampoo until I tried this one. I couldn't be happier with the product!!! 11/10 recommend!!
Great for long, straight hair!
H from Kansas City
For the past few years, I have purchased drugstore shampoos to save money. However, after a while, those shampoos no longer made my hair look clean and I had to wash every day I knew I was going to leave my apartment. When I finally decided to switch, I chose Paul Mitchell's Shampoo Two for its price, and could not be more pleased! My hair is very long, straight, and has never been colored. I still wash it frequently, but only once every three days (my hair starts to look greasy quickly). This shampoo smells so great and the bottle will definitely last for months. Would definitely recommend!
I use this product every day especially in the summer!
Sue from Denver
I love Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two especially in the summer time after I have been working in the yard! It makes me feel really clean!
Saved my hair!!
Bre from Oklahoma City, OK
My hair has just been CLINGING to product for months and I finally got sick of it. I bought this stuff and after one use my hair felt amazing! No more buildup and it lasted longer between washes without looking greasy.
IM SOLD! Great on my oily hair!
Dani from Oklahoma
I have had extremely oily hair as of the last few months, and being as how I get my hair professional colored every 4ish months due to COVID, I was sort of on my own with researching products to help with my oily hair. And when I say oily I mean, I would wash my hair daily or at least every other day and I immediately blow dry and curl/straighten my above shoulder length hair, it would look and feel greasy. Not even dry shampoo could save my oily hair, that bad. I found this product online and read tons of reviews, got it in & used it once and instantly noticed a HUGE difference. The first week I used it three times (every other day) and after that I will use it probably once, maybe twice a week depending on how much product I use on my hair. I do only use this shampoo because I stopped using conditioner when nothing else would help my hair, I didn't find it dry or itchy on my scalp like other people did, I am a natural brunette so for different hair types it might be different as well! I will most definitely recommend this to all my friends who are having oily hair issues!
Helped with oily scalp
Queen B from Greenville SC
I have been using it about a month, every day sometimes every other and around the 3rd week I noticed a difference. Right now I can go about 20 hours from washing (naturally air drying) before I notice the feeling of some oil and even then it's not too bad, by hour 30/32 it's getting annoying . This may not sound like anything good but my hair has always been like stuck to my head with oil after 20 hrs of washing before this shampoo. Hope it keeps getting better as I use it more and hope I can eventually get to wash every other day as a norm. Glad I tried it!
Wonderful clarifying shampoo
ann from Wisconsin
Love how well this shampoo worked, so thankful that my wonderful stylist recommended it to me!
Not the answer for oily hair
Liz from TX
I've been on the hunt for a shampoo that combats oily hair for quite sometime now. Unfortunately, this is not the one. After shampooing and conditioning my hair, my roots were back to oily within a few hours. The shampoo lathers nicely and the smell is pleasant. However, it did not help minimize oil production in my case. A whole bottle later, and my hair is still as oily as it was at the start of using this product. If you suffer from super oily hair like me, this isn't the answer. I have yet to find a holy grail shampoo for my oily hair, but I'm still on the hunt!
Great Clarifying Shampoo
Heather from Tx
Cruelty free and color safe
Great For Oily Hair
Reid from Indianapolis
I have oily thick hair and even when I wash, it gets oily within a few hours. I tried a lot of things but this is the only one that has worked. I'm able to go an extra day without washing my hair and only have to use a little dry shampoo on certain days. Highly recommend!
Returning This Product
ConcreteLady from Oklahoma
I have been sulfate-free with my hair products for 3 years now. I purchased this product because I have hard water and I have some buildup on my hair. I feel the shampoo really cleaned my hair, however the next day, I had a very itchy scalp. I must be sensitive to some of the ingredients. I'm sure this product works well for some, but not for me.
This is a great clarifying shampoo.
Nini Bear from Central Oklahoma
I haven't found that many clarifying shampoos that live up to their name. I have trouble finding the one I have used in the past so I was looking for a shampoo that might be more available to me. I read the reviews on the Paul Mitchell Two and gave it a try. I have been pleasantly surprised by this product. I will purchase it again.
Good Choice for Silver Hair!
BassetHound76 from Syracuse, NY
I have been using this shampoo for a number of years and it keeps my white/silver hair bright and not yellow!
Ashhh from Modesto ca
I have very oily hair so i thought id try this.. And it did not work for me..not even a little bit
This worked for awhile
Mandii from New Jersey
I loved this shampoo. It worked for quite awhile for me, but now on my second bottle my oily roots are back with a vengeance and this no longer does the trick for me. I'm going to try alternating it with another shampoo and see if it will start to help for me again.
One of my must haves
SummerK from Florida
Because I have naturally curly hair that I wear at a longer length I don't wash my hair daily. I need a shampoo that will clean my scalp. This one is IT
Brittany from Albuquerque
Leaves my hair clean and shine:
Nickyboo from IL
I wash and redo my hair daily! Using many prducts to style and hold my hair in the shape or form my hair...... which is very overwhelming sometimes because I just do the most. Anyways, I've used the stage 3 and it stripped my hair wayyy to much and this one still left my hair feeling hydrated and delicious clean. So now I say this is a wonderful product but baby dont use it everyday! I say weekly 😘
Squeaky, clean hair!
Prefer Anonymity from South, Florida
Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo Two is amazing at removing build-up! Whether I have used coconut oil or some 'cone' laden products, this shampoo cleans it back to square one. Depending on how gunky my hair seems, I may use it monthly or every three weeks, with no noticeable drying effect. Literally leaves a squeaky sound/feeling when using in shower, then just feels 'light' when drying. Smells slightly like citrus, but does not linger after your hair dries. Only oddity is that the shampoo is extremely watery, difficult to keep on your hand to get to your hair, resulting in some loss of product at times. Worth it!
Does what the name says, and nothing else
3Bcrst from Ohio
This shampoo is simple and does a good job clarifying the hair like the name says. Don't expect anything else from this shampoo except to clean your hair. It would be a good in between products product for the fact that it gets everything out of your hair and "resets" it so there's no product buildup, especially if your hair is used to a certain shampoo or other product for a long time. This shampoo makes your hair very bland feeling when washing and makes my hair sound like squeaky plastic when I squeeze extra water out of it. Feels that way until hair dries. Do NOT use this if you have naturally dry hair!! It adds ZERO moisture to your hair, but it hasn't dried out my hair as I don't have naturally dry hair. I use a conditioner on the hair that hangs from my head and that adds enough moisture for me. This shampoo does keep my hair / scalp cleaner longer than others I've used. On day two the crown of my head can get greasy with other shampoos and this one doesn't do that as bad or as soon as others I've used.
Hard water cure.
MrsHolzer from Rapid City, SD
Bought this per recommendation of store stylist to help reverse hard water buildup. My hair was noticeably softer after the first use. Could do without the lemon scent, only reason for 4 stars instead of 5. Smells more like a household cleaner not a hair product.