Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo Review


If you suffer from dandruff or product buildup, you know that it can wreak havoc on your hair’s condition and even cause an itchy scalp. This can be especially problematic when you use hair products like gel or mousse, which leave behind residue and cling to your hair shafts like static electricity. The Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo was created specifically to eliminate this problem, but does it work? This review will examine my personal experience along with other people’s reviews in the form of pros and cons to show you what to expect when you open the bottle of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo yourself.

Personal Experience

My hair is left clean and clear after using the Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo since it successfully eliminates buildup. My hair, which is generally straight and oily, quickly become very stringy. In addition, I feel that the components in my water that are responsible for developing hardness are the cause of buildup in my hair.

Because I don’t use other hair products other than shampoo and conditioner, I don’t have any difficulties with mousse build-up or anything else, so I can’t comment on whether or not this product is effective on that. Because I don’t use other hair products other than shampoo and conditioner, I don’t have any difficulties with mousse build-up or anything else, so I can’t comment on whether or not this product is effective on that.

Since I started using it once a week over a month ago, it has become a regular part of my routine. My hair is always left looking very clean when I use it. My sister followed my lead and started using it after I did. Her hair seems to have been volumized with the help of several hair products. She states that using it once a week makes her hair shiny and full of volume. 

Having said that, I did dye my hair earlier this week. My hairdresser did some research on the product and its components, and she recommended that I should continue using it.

Dermatologist Review

The Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo immediately removes up to 90 percent of residue left behind by previous shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, leaving behind hair that is clean, lustrous, and completely detangled.

This clarifying shampoo, which does not include any irritants, may eliminate any buildup from your hair with only one rinse, and it does not contain any harsh chemicals. It’s possible that if you use our revitalizing shampoo once a week, you’ll find that your usual shampoo works better than it ever has before.

This residue-fighting shampoo has a gentle formula that thoroughly cleans without irritating the scalp and eliminates the buildup that is the root cause of less-than-ideal hair days. The volume-enhancing shampoo that the company provide for normal to dry hair is formulated to remove residue while also thoroughly washing the hair.

Pros of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo

Melissa Said:

I purchased this item with the intention of using it to create a vitamin C hair mask that would lighten my hair color so that I could do a color correction on it when the original color turned out to be too dark. Since this is the case with the vast majority of clarifying shampoos, I discovered that it left my hair feeling dry. As a result, I applied a conditioning mask to my locks after using the product, as I felt that the conditioner on its own was insufficient. It makes the claim that it is kind to hair that has been colored, but I wouldn’t use it on my hair unless I was purposefully attempting to make the color lighter or make my hair drier.

To lighten my hair by many shades, I took a little quantity of the shampoo and combined it with around 7500 milligrams of crushed vitamin C pills until it formed a paste. I then applied the paste to my wet hair and let it on for one hour before washing and conditioning my hair as usual.

Katherine Said:

Amazing quality Product! I had no idea that I had product buildup in my hair that had been there for months or perhaps years until I used this shampoo. After only one wash, my hair had a lighter, more refined, and more voluptuous feel, and I was able to accomplish the same results with less product than before. But you should limit how frequently you use it since it might cause your hair to become dry. Because my hair is long, black, and fine, I use this product about once every two weeks, which is equivalent to once every four to five washes.

Morgan H Shared:

It is incredible how much this product has benefited my hair!! I’m blown away. I can’t believe I really spent money on this. It was a continual uphill struggle for me to bring my naturally curly hair back to the glorious state it had been in before I became a new mom and started wearing it in buns all the time. This shampoo has been instrumental in my hair’s recovery!! I wouldn’t describe the scent as very feminine, but it is fresh, and I don’t dislike it at all considering how well it works. After using this clarifying shampoo, the image that you see with the orange backdrop is what you should expect. I never want to go another day in my life without having this!

Cons of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo

Zianab Raja Said:

Because I needed a clarifying shampoo, I decided to purchase this product. Even though I didn’t really like the aroma when I first inhaled it after it had been delivered to me, I decided to give it a go nonetheless. Bad concept. It smells terrible, and the odor remained even after I shampooed my hair with a different washed and used conditioner afterward. I am at a loss for words to adequately explain the odor; it is similar to that of a chemical processor to which a strong fragrance has been applied in try to mask the acrid chemical odor. In a similar vein as an air freshener. Steer away if you have a hypersensitive sense of smell.

Kimberly Said:

This shampoo was effective in removing the heavy oil buildup from my hair. It took two rounds of shampooing to remove all of the oil. The shampoo smells like men’s cologne, which was the predominant scent left in the hair after washing it. After shampooing, I let the air dry my hair, and the result is hair that is light and fluffy yet drier than after a regular washing. Using this product without also applying conditioner was perhaps not the best idea. The next day, I saw that my scalp had become quite dry. After using this product for a while, I noticed that a significant amount of my hair was falling out. My dermatologist examined me, and they determined that the hair loss was a direct result of using this product. Since then, I have taken extra special care of my hair, but it seems that my scalp is still in the process of healing, and I am continuing to experience greater hair loss than usual. I really hope that this response goes away quickly.

Final Verdict

This product delivers on its promise of removing dirt and oil, but is not without some downsides. Overall, if you have extremely oily hair, get yourself a bottle of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo to see if it will work for you. For people with less oily hair, there are certainly better options out there. I give it a 9.5/10 for convenience as well as overall value based of my personal experience.

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