The right hair cleanser can make all the difference in a woman’s hair — especially when it comes to hair loss. If you’re noticing a few more hairs showing up in your brush than normal, it might be time to consider a product that’s designed to help keep your strands intact, like a natural shampoo for hair growth. One we love? John Masters Organics Herbal Cider Hair Clarifier & Color Sealer ($21.99, Perfume Emporium).
Its hair growth powers come from the addition of natural hair loss-fighting ingredients, such as apple cider vinegar, the acetic acid from which stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which in turn encourages hair growth.
It’s also formulated with hair-loss fighting essential oils, including nettle oil and rosemary oil, both of which been shown to block the proliferation of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), aka the hair loss hormone, which is a derivative of testosterone. According to the American Hair Loss Association, an overproduction of DHT shrinks hair follicles, making it impossible for healthy hair to grow and leading to female pattern baldness.
While this formula has a hand in cleaning hair, there’s a specific way to go about using this product. As a clarifier, it’s made to be used alongside your favorite thickening shampoos to intensify its cleansing powers by tackling issues that can lead to scalp problems (think hard water, environmental stressors, and product build-up).
As such, this herbal cocktail also rebalances and restores your scalp’s pH level for healthier, shiny hair. It’s particularly nice for delicate, thin hair thanks to its natural ingredients, and it’s topped off with lemon oil for a delectable scent.
To apply this clarifier, dilute one capful into a glass of water and pour it into your hair to thoroughly saturate your strands. Leave it in for one to three minutes, give your hair a good rinse, and follow up with your favorite conditioner.
According to users, this shampoo makes a fantastic, restorative rinse, with one reviewer sharing, “It [also] brought back the natural curl to my hair and the morning after, my hair is full of body. I’m pretty pleased to say the least!”
I’m also a huge fan of this rinse myself. In fact, I make a point to use it every time after I get my hair colored, as the chemical processing can leave it feeling dry and straw-like. After just one rinse with this clarifier, my hair is so much softer and my color stays rich. I’ve even begun to notice less fallout — something I really appreciate as someone with curly locks that constantly shed.
Trust me — if longer, stronger hair is what you’re after, add this clarifying rinse to your shampoo routine —your scalp will thank you.
Where to buy: $21.99, Perfume Emporium
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