Like your skin, your scalp also needs a deep cleansing ritual once in a while. While your regular shampoo is sufficient to get rid of oil and sweat every day, it doesn’t slough away impurities and product buildup. Which is why a purifying shampoo always comes in handy to clear clogged pores in your scalp and prevent scalp pimples. Here are 10 to try.
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OUAI Curl Shampoo 300ml, $42, Sephora
If you apply styling products to tame your natural curls or permed hair every day, invest in this purifying shampoo formulated specially for curls. This gets rid of the gunk while still retaining the bounce in your curls.
CLEAR Men Deep Cleanse Shampoo 700ml, $15.70, Watsons
Who says we can’t use men’s products? This leaves your scalp feeling clean and refreshed, and works doubly hard to keep dandruff at bay.
Mane 'n Tail Gentle Clarifying Shampoo 355ml, $15.90, Watsons
Unlike most clarifying shampoos that leave your scalp clean but your hair dry and stiff, this contains essential oils to retain the moisture in your strands while getting rid of impurities.
TSUBAKI Head Spa Extra Cleansing Shampoo 280ml, $15.90, Watsons
Trust Shiseido to formulate a shampoo that reminds us of a skincare product. This purportedly not only deep cleanses your scalp, but also firms your scalp and tightens the pores. It also has a cooling after-feel, which makes it great for Singapore’s hot weather.
YVES ROCHER Purifying Shampoo 300ml, $17, Sephora
This shampoo is infused with organically-grown nettle, which helps control oil production, making it suitable for oily hair too. The bottle is recyclable, so you’re doing good for the environment while caring for your hair!
Simple Purifying Gentle Shampoo, 200ml, $9.90, Guardian
Containing chamomile and other gentle ingredients, this shampoo cleanses your hair and scalp without causing irritation. It’s great for sensitive scalp.
Essential Deep Cleansing Care Shampoo, 750ml, $11.50, Guardian
Like other Essential shampoos, this one cleanses your scalp while ensuring that the ends of your hair are cared for.
Tresemme Deep Cleanse Shampoo 900ml, $14.90, Guardian
While most clarifying shampoos are not formulated for daily use, this one, which is also infused with Vitamin C, is gentle enough to be used every day. This is great news if you use a lot of styling products on your hair daily and need to get rid of the gunk at the end of the day.
HASK Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo, 355mL, $16.90, Guardian
When it comes to deep cleansing, you know the product means business if it contains charcoal. It is said to be free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors, which means it’s safe for both natural and coloured hair.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV Purifying Scalp Cleanser, $39, Zalora
If you’re suffering from itchy scalp, this will provide great relief. Apart from eliminating impurities, it also control sebum production so your scalp doesn’t feel as oily.