I’ve been struggling lately to find a shampoo and conditioner that I really love. They either make my hair too dry or too greasy: there just seems to be no happy medium. Another problem I encounter from using heavy shampoos and conditioners, is a dry, itchy scalp, which ultimately can lead to dandruff. What you’re probably thinking is, “grab a bottle of Head & Shoulders and stop whining”, but given that half of my hair is dyed and half is natural (courtesy of ombre), I don’t want to risk damaging or stripping the colour from my hair (as per the advice many beauty experts and hair stylists).
I still absolutely love, and use, my clarifying shampoo from Sally Beauty and the Macadamia Oil mask that I talked about here, but I prefer to only use a colour-safe clarifying shampoo and deep conditioner once or twice a week (though you can use it more often if you’d like). So the hunt began for the perfect daily shampoo and conditioner. I wanted the new favourites to be three things: effective, colour-protective, and affordable. I remembered seeing a commercial for the new “Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy” line of hair products that could treat and prevent dandruff. Their website also states that their products help make hair stronger and more resilient. After all, their slogan, “Strong, beautiful hair starts at the scalp”, does make a lot of sense. I purchased the Damage and Colour Repair versions of their shampoo and conditioner for less than $6.00 each at Wal-Mart, and hopped in the shower.
Right away, I could check off colour-protective and affordable from my list. Next I needed to determine it’s effectiveness. To give a fair review, I used it 3 times before I started drawing any conclusions (the company claims you’ll see results in just 7 days). Right away, I noticed my scalp wasn’t itchy or irritated. I also noticed that my hair (especially my natural hair near my scalp) was extremely soft and manageable. The scent of the shampoo is subtle and pleasing, and not overpowering once your hair has dried. The shampoo lathers and spreads extremely well, and the conditioner rinses out easily, leaving hair moisturized but not heavy or greasy. It turns out I can also check effective off of my list, making this shampoo and conditioner a triple-threat.
At such an affordable price, and with many different hair-therapy remedies (moisturizing, volumizing, etc.), as well as a line for men, Clear’s products are definitely worth trying. Their brand has also been endorsed by various celebrities, including Heidi Klum and Miranda Kerr. Looking for more information? Check out the Clear website here to find the formula that’s right for you. Tried this product? Let me know your thoughts, below.
“I think the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser” ~Joan Crawford