Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Fantastic!
I've never had problems with my scalp before I moved to an area with hard water - after trying different types of vinegar rinses and even rinsing my hair with bottled water - this product is a life (& time) saver! After two uses my scalp and hair feel better than ever! Highly recommend - if a water softener is not an option this is the next best solution to hard water buildup!
Most Helpful Critical Review Too much cleaning for my hair
I really wanted this product to work since I have used other clarifying shampoos that were not all that special. I have fine, wavy hair that I wear in a short layered style and wanted a shampoo that gets rid of the hard water and styling aid deposits and gave my hair back its bounce. This shampoo cleaned it very well -- so much so that it became fly-away and limp, like a baby's hair. I returned the product.
Reviewed by 50 customers Best clarifying shampoo
Torie from Sarasota
The first clarifying shampoo that doesn't dry my hair out and makes it soft and clean! Love it so much will repurchase!! Highly suggest
Curlyfufu from Raleigh, NC
I had an itchy scalp and have tried many lo-poos, clarifying shampoos (Malibu-hard water & un doo the goo), and prescription shampoos. Nothing stopped the itch. Well, this shampoo did the trick! Itchy scalp is GONE! Thank you, Ouidad! I was following the CGM for several years and I believe that contributed to my scalp issues along with moderate hard water. Give this shampoo a try!
Perfect from Ohio
Thought the whole line was sulfate-free but it isn't
Becca from Kansas City, MO
I bought this along with other Ouidad products to try out. I wanted a clarifying shampoo because I get buildup and bought this because I thought the whole brand was sulfate and paraben free. After trying it, I noticed the 2nd and 3rd ingredients are sulfates. In my opinion, there are way cheaper clarifying shampoos out there; I would only pay this price for a non sulfate one. I will be returning it.
AfroPuff from Oklahoma City, OK
Like most curly-hair individuals, I have a magnificent collection of hair products. Therefore, I need a clarifying shampoo every once awhile.
My hair is well-moisturized, but to keep everything curly and pristine I have to use some pretty heavy product. This did nothing. I'm pretty sure I used 1/4 of the bottle to get through my hair in one wash, and I only wash once a week.
There are better products out there with better ingredients for less money. This brand is not worth it. I just don't understand the hype.
Gentle yet effective
Monty from Philadelphia
I have thick wavy hair, so I was hesitant to purchase because it's marketed for curly hair. I ended up purchasing because of the high reviews and good ingredients. I have an oily scalp, so I wanted something that would cleanse without drying out my ends and this did the job.
Africangal from Boston
Bought this yesterday to clarify my hair today and WOWWWWW! Love love love this so much. Despite all the sulfates, it's so cleansing and gentle and SO effective! The fruity aroma of this product reminds me so much of Malibu c undo goo- another effective clarify but used on the professional side. This shampoo is almost similar it terms of efficacy and the price point is better! SO HAPPY with this purchase! For reference I have 4b/4c hair. Every curly person needs a clarifier. They make a huge difference!
Love this product
GaGa from Louisville KY
Once or twice a week to deep cleanse hair without drying it out
Great job at cleaning
CurlQueen from Bridgewater, NJ
This really cleans my hair well, almost a little too well lol. But that is what I want in a clarifying shampoo. Since it's so effective, I would use this once a couple of months for my hair.
donnamarie0302 from Warren. OH
This is a great shampoo that lathers nicely, smells great, & my hair looks wonderful. I wash my hair daily so this is perfect.
Kate from NC
Finally embracing my curls and trying to wash less. I use this clarifying shampoo once a week followed by a deep conditioning and my hair loves this stuff! Smells clean and not overpowering.
Rebekah from New York (NY)
I've used this twice now. I really like it a lot as a clarifying wash. It definitely seems to remove buildup.
Em from Anchorage, AK
I've been very cautious about clarifying shampoos as the ones used on my scalp dried out my hair. Thankfully, this shampoo cleaned out all the build up WITHOUT drying out hair and making it feel like straw. My hair felt weightless and clean. This will be in my bi-weekly wash routine.
Best Clarifying Shampoo
Lexi from Jersey City
I really love this shampoo because it's gentle but cleans my hair. I have a mix between 3b and 3c curls that is very dry and this shampoo doesn't strip my hair at all.
Very good product!
Fari from Houston, TX
After one wash, i noticed shine in my hair, clean and weightlessness and i have good amount of hair. I felts beautiful.
I hate hard water
Jess from Denver, CO
I have only used this product once so far, but I'm in love. I just moved and have hard water at the new place. I got a shower filter, which helped a little, but I could still feel the build up on my hair. I used this and immediately could tell the difference in the feeling of my hair. My husband said he could see the difference, when my hair was drying.
Love the smell and how it gently cleans my hair
Sue from Oregon
I am a older lady that swims often. Removes the chlorine without stripping the color. Highly recommend.
Finally found a match
AKBM from Renton, WA
I've been looking for a clarifying shampoo that wouldn't leave my roots oily, but wouldn't strip the moisture that my hair needs. Overall, it works great, and I'm considering looking into the rest of Ouidad's products to find a good everyday shampoo (that also won't leave behind an oily residue)
Meg from Connecticut
I originally bought a different clarifying shampoo from Ouidad that was sulfate free and clearly stated that it was safe for color treated hair. This stuff does work to help get out excess product build up but I only feel comfortable using it when I know I'm going to get my hair done soon. I typically use it a couple weeks before my next root touch up and the day I get my hair dyed to clarify. I fear it will strip my color if I use too soon after getting my hair done.
Works but not sulfate-free.
Kaylene from Florida
I suffer from dry scalp and dandruff and this definitely worked for that but then left my hair dry afterwards. It's also not sulfate free which sucks because I wanted to love it.
This did nothing for me
KMK CT from Manchester Ct
I wash my hair 2-3 times a week so I get build up from my dry shampoo and texturizing spray. This shampoo did nothing for me. I had to use my color protecting shampoo to get all the build up out of my hair after using this shampoo and now I just rinse once a week with white vinegar. It's been much more effective. I'm returning this shampoo.
Water Works clarifying shampoo.
Angie from Hollywood,fl.
I love it.First time I find a clarifying shampoo that doesn't leave my hair oily or dried out.
Jess from Miami
This product left my hair super dry!! It is not sulfate free!!!
Didi from Las Vegas, NV
This is hands down the best clarifying shampoo I have ever used. I washed 2x and followed with the Nourishing Cleansing Oil and Extreme Meltdown Recovery Mask. The water in my city is rated as "very hard." Between the hard water, hot/dry climate and summer fun in the pool, my hair is absolutely put through the ringer. This shampoo cut through both the product and mineral buildup, leaving my hair clean, soft and shiny and the smell was divine.
I would buy this product again
Jenn from Riverside,
Would use again if I needed to get rid of build up