Don’t let the haze and city pollution ruin your day — or at least, your hair. These deep-cleansing shampoos will remove all those nasty particles so they don’t cling to your strands or clog up your hair follicles.
- Klorane Anti Pollution Detox Shampoo with Aquatic Mint
- Schwarzkopf Extra Care Purify and Protect Shampoo
- TRESemme Cleanse and Renew Deep Cleansing Shampoo
- Organix Hydrating Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
- Moist Diane Scalp Shampoo
- Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo
- Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
- Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo
- Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo
- PHS Hair Science ADV Purifying Scalp Cleanser
Klorane Anti Pollution Detox Shampoo with Aquatic Mint
$18.90 (with a 2 for $29.90 promo at Watsons)
Finally, your hair can breathe! It removes 97% of pollution particles from the scalp. This includes smog, heavy metals, ozone, cigarette smoke — and yes, the dreaded Singapore haze. It also uses a special variety of mint that has the highest amount of antioxidants, plus lemon and tea accords.
This shampoo has a fresh herbal scent and is safe for coloured hair. It is dermatologically tested and biodegradable.
Schwarzkopf Extra Care Purify and Protect Shampoo
This shampoo removes all traces of haze, pollution and dust with its breakthrough Puricare technology. For 72 hours, it shields your skin from particles without interfering with your hair’s natural shine.
silicone-free formula penetrates hair to the core, repairing the hair’s inner structure to reduce breakage, leaving hair soft and full of vitality.
TRESemme Cleanse and Renew Deep Cleansing Shampoo
You can use this gentle cleansing shampoo every day! It washes off both sticky styling products (like waxes and creams) and pollution. Unlike many purifying shampoos, it won’t dry out your hair and creates a rich, creamy lather. Massage it into your scalp and then work it from roots to tips.
“I use dry shampoo and styling products, but this makes my hair feel squeaky clean! I only need a little bit to get a good lather, so a bottle lasts me a long time. I love the way it smells, too!” says one beauty review.
Organix Hydrating Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
We love both the affordable price tag and the fresh, tingly feeling! This gentle shampoo contains peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and super moisturizing milk protein. Your hair will feel super clean and super soft — and the cooling sensation is perfect after a long, hot day.
Moist Diane Scalp Shampoo
This is one of the best deep-cleansing shampoos for dry, fine hair. It gently removes product build up and oils, then infuses your scalp with rich botanical oils. The argan oil, baobab oil, marula oil, biotin oil, and mango seed oil penetrate deep into your scalp to encourage thicker hair growth — with ZERO greasy after-feel.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo
You know how charcoal can draw out impurities from the skin? Well, this shampoo uses that same ingredient to clean the scalp and hair follicle. Then, micro-exfoliators gently remove dead skin cells and product build up. Tea tree oil, peppermint oil and spearmint oil helps ward off scalp infections and dandruff. For extra shine and softness, there’s super-moisturizing coconut oil and Panthenol.
Sephora beauty reviews gush over the minty feeling, the creamy coconut scent, and how their hair feels extra soft. It can be drying for very fine hair, though — if that’s your hair type, use this once or twice a week like a hair mask.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
One of the most popular exfoliating scalp treatments in Singapore! It has over 140 reviews in Sephora, and an average 4.5 star rating. Women love its natural formula (it’s made of 100% plant active ingredients) and how the sea salt cleans the scalp and stimulates blood circulation.
You can use this after a colour treatment to purge chemical residue and relieve any itchiness or irritation. It can dry out your hair, so we recommend following this up with a moisturizing hair mask or hair treatment.
Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo
This botanical shampoo gets rid of residues and chemicals like smoke, pollutants, and hard water minerals without stripping your hair of its natural oils. The eucalyptus oil revives the scalp and boosts circulation to improve hair growth. It also contains St. John’s Wart, witch hazel, chamomile extract, sage extract, and ferula extract — all natural oils that help keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong!
Use this shampoo once or twice a week to get rid of product build up and nourish your scalp. One Amazon review said, “This is the only shampoo that works on my very thick, curly hair! I use it just twice a week but my hair feels so clean, soft and manageable for days after.”
Yves Rocher Purifying Shampoo
This is one of the best purifying shampoos for oily hair! It gets rid of the oil and grease (plus all the pollution and dirt) and leaves your hair feeling clean and fresh.
It also contains organically-grown nettle, which will help control your oil production and prevent those bad hair days. Beauty reviewers also love the clean, herbal scent.
PHS Hair Science ADV Purifying Scalp Cleanser
If you’ve got oily scalp, and dandruff, and the sweat can get kind of stinky… well, this shampoo’s going to fix all of that.
Its Patent 5 Complex and rice stem cells keep oils and bacteria under control. And as it gently cleans each strand, it also gets rid of all the pollution and dirt that’s sticking to it.
And if you’re not a fan of floral fragrances, this shampoo’s clean and unisex scent is perfect. “My brother actually started using this first, and then I liked it so much that I ended up stealing his bottle!” says Katie. “My hair is so shiny and soft now, and since it’s not as oily, it has a lot more volume. I totally recommend it to everyone!”