01 Feb '16, 2pm
Because not all 'poos are the same.
In order to be a chelating shampoo, it needs to be able to, well, chelate – AKA contain ingredients that extract the buildup. Strands that feel extra unruly or particularly “coated”, like you can still feel product on your roots after washing, might be suffering from such buildup. So if you want your clarifying shampoo to combat the effects of hard water (and chlorine – it’s a hair saver for swimmers), you’ll want to look for chelating agents like the ingredient EDTA. And you don’t need to use both a clarifying and chelating ‘poo to get both types of clean– it’ll do everything that clarifying does (removing non-mineral buildup and residue). However, mineral buildup is not one you likely need to worry about on a weekly basis.