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    Default Difference between purifying shampoo and clarifying shampoo

    I have searched google to try to find out if there is a difference between purifying shampoo and clarifying shampoo. I cannot seem to find anything. Does any here know if it is the same thing or is there differences between the two?

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    I doubt there's a difference other than marketing. You need to look at the ingredients of each shampoo to determine what the shampoo does.

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    I don't think there's any difference, though I've never seen them referred to as purifying shampoos before.
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    I'd agree, you'd have to look at the ingredients. I have a "purifying" shampoo, but it's sulphate free - so clearly not a clarifying shampoo. By that I think they mean, there's no protein and fast building up ingredients in it so it cleans as best as a sulfate free does.
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    I'd read the ingredients and see how the manufactures say to use the product and the intended results are.

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    Default Re: Difference between purifying shampoo and clarifying shampoo

    I'm not sure either.

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have a related question: does anyone know what ingredient(s) would indicate a clarifying shampoo? (I know the label helps, but I'd like to know if there is an ingredient.)

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    Default Re: Difference between purifying shampoo and clarifying shampoo

    Quote Originally Posted by XcaliburGirl View Post
    I'm not sure either.

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have a related question: does anyone know what ingredient(s) would indicate a clarifying shampoo? (I know the label helps, but I'd like to know if there is an ingredient.)
    A clarifying schampo usually include a sulphate (one example is Sodium Laureth Sulphate) but it does not have silicones or mineral oil in it. So check for SLS and no silicones.

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    The difference is that one clarifies and the purifying shampoo does not clarify. It's all in the name. I have no idea what "purifying" means. It's not as though people's hair is unpure...marketing. I hate marketing. They assume we're idiots so much of the time, and we fall for it every time. Overall, shampoo is shampoo regardless of what you name it.

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