Clarifying Shampoo 8.5oz
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Deep Cleansing Treatment, Color Protecting, Anti-Aging.

For all hair types.

$32.00

Deep cleansing treatment, Color Protecting, Anti-Aging.
Gentle enough for daily use – For All Hair Types.
Sulfate & Sodium Chloride Free.
Shampoo, rinse and repeat until you achieve a rich thick lather indicating your hair is clean.
Weekly deep cleansing therapy that doesn’t strip moisture or color.

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What Is A Sulfate Free Shampoo And Why Do You Need One?

What Is A Sulfate Free Shampoo And Why Do You Need One? 546 450 Number 4 High Performance Hair Care

sulfate free hair productsBONJOUR DAH-LING!

Today we’re tackling the subject of sulfate free hair products, like our best-selling shampoos. What is it and why do you need to use one? We’ll be asking: Is a sulfate free shampoo really a must-have product in your shower caddy?

Sulfate free products are increasing in popularity. Head to any store and you’ll see the range is expanding.

At Number 4 High Performance Hair Care we pride ourselves on creating exceptional, cutting edge products, inspired by nature, but led by delivering professional level results. Extraordinary experiences are fused with the highest quality curated ingredients. We care as much about what we leave out, as we do put in! That’s why our range is designed to be 100% Vegan, Sulfate & Sodium Chloride Free, Gluten Free, Paraben Free and never tested on animals. So the short answer as to whether you need to use a sulfate free shampoo is a resounding YES. Let’s explore why and answer your most frequently asked questions about sulfates.

What Are Sulfates?

That lovely lather that makes your body wash, facial cleanser and yes, your shampoo so luxurious and creamy….that’s sulfates. They’re used in a heap of the most popular hair and body care products to deliver that bubbly, foaming texture that everyone loves.

The most common of all the sulfates is something known as sodium lauryl sulfate – or SLS for short. It’s absolutely NOT included in N4 products and we’ll go on to explain why not. SLS is a chemical, known as a surfactant and is highly effective in removing dirt and oil from the hair and skin.

How Do Sulfates Work?

These little bad boys, and we do mean bad, are like water babies! Imagine a tadpole for a minute with two ends – one which loves and one which hates water. When it comes to sulfates, the head is oil-soluble and traps dirt and grease, while the water-soluble tail then washes it clean away. At least, that’s the theory.

So far, so good? So what’s the problem with sulfates?

Well, we’re glad you asked! Let’s go back to that tadpole analogy again. The head can frequently get trapped and when it does, it causes irritation which can lead to a dry, itchy scalp. Because the sulfate molecules are so hardy and robust, they’re unable to differentiate between what is excess oil, and what is your hair and scalp’s own natural sebum. This means that they strip away everything they come into contact with, even the good stuff. Leaving behind hair that’s dry, brittle and prone to breakage.

What are the benefits of using an N4 Sulfate Free products?

All Number 4 products tout the benefit of being sulfate free. But what does that mean for your hair?

  • Reduced frizz
  • Reduced skin, neck, back and scalp irritation
  • Softer and more hydrated hair

The Best Number 4 Sulfate Free Shampoos

You have three options available if you are looking for the best sulfate free shampoo from the Number 4 range. They all gently cleanse and purify the hair with their anti-aging, sulfate and sodium-chloride free formulations. You can shop the range HERE. Whether your hair is curly or straight, thick or thin, our Hydrating, Volumizing and Clarifying range will protect your precious hair, hydrate your scalp and care for your delicate skin.

Click here to discover some of N4’s amazing sulfate free hair products. We’re here to help make every day a good hair day. Nothing makes us happier than that!

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Cruelty
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Benefits of All Number 4 Products

Flex-net Resins

To provide flexible
style with shine

Humidity Resistant Technology

Reduces friz & flyaways

Thermal
Protection

Shields hair from heat

Convenience

Easy to cocktail together
or layer in hair

Alcohol-free
Formulas

To prevent drying hair

Anti-static
Properties

Provides extra conditioning

Versatility

For all hair types
Use on wet or dry hair

Room for
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Number 4 Liquid Complex Culture is the backbone of our brand, defining all of our products and drawing upon water and an advanced delivery system that takes beneficial botanical agents and technology to achieve consistent high performance hair care results.

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Liquid VibranceTM
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Nutritive to hair and scalp, moisturizes and enhances shine. Contains a blend of vitamins and minerals to restore natural vibrancy. Color protecting. Contains Black Currant, Soy Yogurt, Algae, Yerba Mate

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Contains potent anti-aging properties which promote and enhance youthful vitality. Rich in antioxidants. Contains Acai Berry, Hibiscus, Mangosteen, Vitamin C

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Hydrates and strengthens. Repairs damage, revitalizes and restores. Helps protect from the adverse effects of heat styling, chemical processing and environmental factors. Contains Burdock Root, Oolong Tea, Irish Moss, Vegetable Protein

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Sulfate & Sodium Chloride free formulas prevent build-up while protecting color and natural sheen. Contains Lemongrass, Gooseberry, Organic Oatmeal, Golden Seal

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Customer Reviews

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Savannah Culp
Clean shampoo

My hair has never felt healthier, softer or smelled better.

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Cynthia

The smell was so amazing, had a great lather and made my hair feel incredible. Unfortunately, it made my scalp very oily and even caused me to break-out on my scalp and at my hairline. I have an oily scalp and was looking for a clarifying shampoo to help minimize my oil but this is sadly not the product for me; it seems more suited for dry, damaged and color-treated hair. I took one star off because it didn't clarify but added moisture, another star deducted since it made me break-out and another star removed as the price is exorbitant, especially considering it doesn't accomplish what it's intended for.

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eric

By far the best shampoo I have used.

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Jaime

LOVE this shampoo!!! I cannot express this enough. I used to have to wash my hair every day due to dirt and oil collected at the scalp area. Since I've been using this product, I am not in that vicious cycle anymore! I can skip shampooing and thus treating my hair better!

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Caseyb

Best shampoo I have ever used, and I have used a ton! This leaves my hair soft and shiny, and sometimes I don't have to use a conditioner after I have used it because of how nourishing it is! Love this stuff and have the big bottle!

19 reviews for Clarifying Shampoo 8.5oz

  1. Cynthia

    The smell was so amazing, had a great lather and made my hair feel incredible. Unfortunately, it made my scalp very oily and even caused me to break-out on my scalp and at my hairline. I have an oily scalp and was looking for a clarifying shampoo to help minimize my oil but this is sadly not the product for me; it seems more suited for dry, damaged and color-treated hair. I took one star off because it didn’t clarify but added moisture, another star deducted since it made me break-out and another star removed as the price is exorbitant, especially considering it doesn’t accomplish what it’s intended for.

  2. eric

    By far the best shampoo I have used.

  3. Jaime

    LOVE this shampoo!!! I cannot express this enough. I used to have to wash my hair every day due to dirt and oil collected at the scalp area. Since I’ve been using this product, I am not in that vicious cycle anymore! I can skip shampooing and thus treating my hair better!

  4. Caseyb

    Best shampoo I have ever used, and I have used a ton! This leaves my hair soft and shiny, and sometimes I don’t have to use a conditioner after I have used it because of how nourishing it is! Love this stuff and have the big bottle!

  5. StephanieS02

    This is a fantastic product. I don’t love it quite as much as the hydrating shampoo, but it smells lovely and leaves my hair clean and soft.

  6. Heather

    This was is perfect for anyone who needs a deep clean. My hair is so weighed down by product after a few days and I was very pleased with how clean and livelier my hair was after using. Smells great too.

  7. Chelsea

    I am obsessed with the line, after a got a few samples from Birch box, I went out and bought a bunch of products, so I was estatic to get new (to me) samples this month from my birchbox. As expected they were amazing. Hair felt clean and not striped. Full of life and healthy. I followed with a few drops of their oil. I Love that they don’t have any crappy chemicals and most of, if not all of their products are vegan.

  8. Tay

    I got like three uses out of a sample packet for this shampoo and that’s impressive!
    A little certainly goes a long, long way..(especially when you have rather short hair) But just like the other products i tried, this smells amazing!
    It’s a different than most shampoo kind of smell in the best way possible. I felt like i was in some kind of high maitanence hollywood salon. My hair felt and looked wonderful, combated my frizziness due to overly curly hair. I just love this product!
    Love all n4’s products (:

  9. Amazing!

    Super rich lather, smells wonderful, and left my wavy hair shiny :). A little goes a very very long way, so start with a small amount and add more as necessary. Enjoy!

  10. Ally

    I’ve heard excellent things about this product . I hope to dry it on my hair someday . I’m sure I won’t be disappointed . I love all their products . ❤️

  11. purplecowzrule

    This is a great product. Smells nice and makes me hair look good. Loves that a little goes a long way.

  12. Reycca1980

    This shampoo makes my hair feel so clean! The smell is amazing and long lasting. My hair shines and is so much tamer just using it. I’m in love!!

  13. purplecowzrule

    This shampoo is great! It smells nice and cleans and freshens my hair. Love this formula and that a little bit goes a long way.

  14. MelodiM89

    This shampoo is my holy grail! I would be one frizzy headed girl without it. It smells so fresh and makes my hair unbelievably shiny!!!

  15. a1nettie

    I am so surprised that a clarifying shampoo can make my hair feel so silky. Normally my hair is “squeeky” clean after a clarifying shampoo. Not with this. It is very thick and I love the scent as well.
    Annette

  16. jordynhabeck

    Easily the best shampoo I’ve ever used. It smells great and somehow makes my hair super easy to brush.

  17. Fifi

    Cleans and freshens my color! I can’t live with out this product!

  18. emboog

    A weekly must-have for color treated hair and a product that you can feel works.

  19. janae

    I am so happy I found this product!

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