Consider this your sign to clarify those curls!

If you follow us on Instagram (or TikTok, or Pinterest, or Facebook or subscribe to our emails or have eyes or ears) you know how important clarifying your curls is! But, if you somehow have missed this earth-shattering news, fret not! We are getting down and dirty into all things clarifying your curls clean!

First things first: what is clarifying shampoo?

A clarifying shampoo is simply a shampoo that contains chelating ingredients. These ingredients remove the junk from your hair way better than normal shampoos, making it more effective and giving you that deep clean your curls need to reset. 

So, who needs to clarify?

Literally, everyone. Regular clarifying can truly solve so many hair issues, trust us (and see below).

But, why should everyone clarify?

Clarifying is the only way to let our hair start from scratch. Our hair is like a sponge, and absorbs all the products we constantly put on it. Without properly resetting it, these absorbed products can cause so.many.issues. 


Fine - but how often should I clarify?

This one can get tricky! How often you should be clarifying is dependent on so many things, including your hair type and what clarifying shampoo you are using! To know when you should clarify, listen to your hair (aka use Intuitive Curl Care, trademarked by CurlVitality) and look for signs from your hair like: wet frizz, wonky curls, frizz at roots, greasy roots, or hair that stops curling and you don’t know why! BUT - on average, 1-3 times a month!

Okay, where can I get a clarifying shampoo?

So many places! Basically - anywhere clarifying shampoos are sold! They will typically say “clarifying” or “detox” shampoo on the front! However, the easiest, and inarguably best place to get a new clarifying shampoo, is by subscribing to Curls Monthly! Our October mailer included the Malibu C Un-Do-Goo and our November Mailer features the Eden Body Works Clarifying Shampoo!


I am an expert on all things what, who, why when and where clarifying my curls- Now, WHICH?

We are die hard clarifying shampoo stans (if there was any question), and sharing recommendations is our love language - so here we go! 

1. The Malibu C Un-Do-Goo

Goo be gone! This Malibu C Un-Do-Goo will gently undo whatever goo you have in your curls! It will remove product resin, restore shine and softness and is 100% vegan and cruelty free. We don't think it gets much cleaner than this...

P.S. Watch our in-depth clarifying video featuring this squeaky clean star here!

2. The OUAI Detox Shampoo

No way this magical shampoo clarifies, deep cleans away dirt, oil and product buildup AND is powered by apple cider vinegar while strengthening with keratin, right? Yes OUAI!

3. The Eden Body Works Clarifying Shampoo

This shampoo is a pepperminty dream and will instantly awaken both your senses and your scalp! It removes product buildup, increases scalp circulation, and promotes a healthy hair growth environment. Sign us up!


Have you been convinced to clarify? We sure hope so! If you are in need of a new clarifying shampoo go-to and have not yet subscribed to Curls Monthly- don’t miss your chance to join before carts close at 11:59pm on Halloween (talk about scary)! Join here!

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