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Ouai Detox Shampoo Review

I Tried Ouai's Detox Shampoo, and Between the Results and the Scent, I Fell in Love

Ouai Detox Shampoo Review
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As someone whose scalp goes through the wringer during the wintertime, clarifying shampoos have always been on my radar. The skin on my scalp is fairly normal but gets dry during the colder months, which causes it to overproduce oil and become a flakey mess. I tried several popular sudsers on the market but noticed that afterward, my scalp ended up worse off than before. It felt like a never-ending cycle that left my hair lifeless. I needed a clarifying shampoo that didn't strip my hair of its natural oils and make my scalp feel excessively dry and irritated. My friend swore by the Ouai Detox Shampoo ($30), so I had to try it out.

I don't know what I love more about the Ouai Detox Shampoo: the results or the heavenly scent. After using it several times, it easily became a staple in my hair-care routine. The shampoo effectively cleanses any excess oil and dry-shampoo buildup. Yet it does not compromise on being gentle on my scalp and hair. Whenever I feel like my scalp needs a deep cleanse, whether it's from using too much product and hairspray or as a pick-me-up exfoliation treatment, it's the only product I turn to for a quick refresh and revamp.

The Ouai Detox Shampoo is a gentle yet effective clarifying treatment that claims to deeply cleanse the scalp of product buildup, dirt, excess oil, and flakiness. It has chelating agents and apple cider vinegar to exfoliate the scalp and remove impurities like hard-water deposits, excess oil, product residue, dry shampoo, and more. The clarifying shampoo is nonstripping and color-safe due to hydrolyzed keratin, which helps soften and smooth the hair. The apple cider vinegar also helps minimize frizz and adds shine.

This shampoo is a weekly treatment best for those who want to reset their hair and scalp or those who frequently use heavy-duty leave-in products like gels and dry shampoo. It's great for all hair types and textures. Keep reading for my in-depth review and how I like to use it.

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