Charcoal has been making waves in the beauty industry for awhile now, but there’s something you should know—it’s the charcoal shampoos that are the real heroes. Products with activated charcoal (it’s the activated part that’s key) are meant to attract impurities, whether they’re clogged pores, dirt, stains, or product buildup. While some charcoal facial cleansers might be a bit too much for sensitive skin, charcoal shampoos are gentle enough for use on a variety of hair textures. You’ll want to look for a high-quality products that won’t strip—something that’s of particular importance to ladies with color treated hair. Most charcoal shampoos or treatments can be used on any hair type without drying out strands or messing with color. For best results, you might find that you only need to use charcoal shampoo once a week or maybe even every other week depending on your hair type and your product of choice. So, if your hair is feeling lifeless, heavy, or lackluster, give a charcoal shampoo a try. With the right product, you’ll find yourself on the way to a healthier scalp, while the added volume boost will provide the immediate results we all crave. We’ve included two favorites below in addition to a dry shampoo that uses activated charcoal to create amazing second day hair. Give them a try and let us know what you think.
Plus, three of our favorite activated charcoal shampoos.