Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle with Peppermint and Eucalyptus is my staple  shampoo. Oh how I love the tingling sensation and the super clean feeling it gives without stripping my hair. Its all natural which means its not harsh on your strands and its $3.99! This stuff is awesome because the ingredients prevent dry, itchy scalp and clarifies your hair getting all the dirt and build up out. If your hair doesn’t usually like shampooing then you can try just using this shampoo directly on your scalp without doing your strands. Natural hair professionals recommend that if you just co-wash your hair that you should clarify it at least once a month, using either a shampoo or something natural like apple cider vinegar. Clarifying your hair gets rid of the build up the conditioners, oils, creams, etc… leave behind on your hair. Even clarifying conditioners cause build up over time and don’t fully clarify.

Here is a quote by robot I pulled from the longhaircareforum that was perfect for explaining “If I co-wash why clarify?”.

Think of it like this…Co-washing often is like sweeping your kitchen daily, good for keeping it fairly clean without too much effort.Clarifying is like mopping – you wanna clean up everything and start with a new, fresh kitchen floor.Make sense? Co-washing is good for a light clean, moisturizing, and freshening your hair (frequent co-washing can cause some buildup). But clarifying will give your hair a deep clean, removing everything.

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree shampoo ingredients: water, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, nettle oil, thyme oil, birch leaf oil, chamomile, clary, lavender, coltsfoot leaf, yarrow oil, mallow, horsetail oil, soybean protein, coconut derived c12-14 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, tocopherol (vitamin E), trace minerals, citric acid (corn), sodium hydroxymethyglycinate, sea salt, grapefruit seed. No laurel/laureth sulfates and suitable for all hair types.

What is your staple shampoo that you use to clarify your hair?