I bought the travel / trial size version at Ulta for just $4.50 and had zero expectations. Just needed a chelating shampoo since my home as hard-ish water. But wow, this has been wonderful!! I've tried countless expensive shampoos and conditioners the past 3 years (Aveda, Ojon, Bumble & Bumble, organic brands from Whole Foods), trying to find a combo that would leave my fine but dry and kinda frizzy hair smooth and soft. NOTHING has helped except for this.
This glides through your hair and leaves it so clean-feeling yet super soft. Amazingly, it also doesn't strip my color. And I've noticed significantly less hair in the drain. I'm thinking of using this as my regular shampoo!! I'm guessing the magic of this shampoo lies in its 3 chelating agents (tetrasodium, trisodium, and disodium EDTA) plus large amount of the humectant urea. Anyway, this is awesome!
Overall, though this product doesn't work exactly like I intended it to, I have really come to love it. To give you a brief overview of my hair type, it is normally oily at the roots (mostly at the crown) within 12-24 hours after washing, has a natural wave, and contains tons of split ends, breakage, and extremely dry and frizzy ends due to numerous bleaching and dye jobs over the past year. I bought this shampoo thinking that it would be a great 3-4 times weekly clarifying shampoo for my oily hair, but it doesn't really work for me as a stand alone shampoo. This is a REALLY strong clarifying shampoo (unlike the super inexpensive Suave version and others that are deemed gentle enough for daily use),.and I feel like using it more than once or twice a week just causes my scalp to produce even MORE oil. Also, because my ends are dry and brittle, it can be a little harsh on them, and I feel like using this shampoo and then having to slather my hair in conditioner to make up for the dryness is kind of defeating the purpose of clarifying. However, because my regular shampoo is sulfate free and contains a lot of Argan oil, I like to use the Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three either once a week (before a deep conditioning mask) or sometimes even as sort of a base shampoo before using my everyday shampoo, if my hair feels like it could use extra washing. I've also found that this is great shampoo if you are looking to remove strong odors from your hair. I am around a lot of secondhand smoke, and this immediately removes the smell of cigarettes. As for the smell of the shampoo...to each his/her own. It smells like extremely sweet spearmint gum, and while I don't have a problem with it (as it doesn't linger after you rinse it out) some people might. But overall, I do recommend this as a great weekly clarifying shampoo, or as a base shampoo to be used before your regular hair care routine.
This product is really nice. I swear my hair had crazy build up and had a red tint to it which is not normal (I think we have SERIOUS hard water in my condo). Anywho, I bought this and my hair is no longer a red tint and it is a million times softer and more manageable. Only thing is I don't have any other cleansing shampoo to go by but this one is def. nice.
I like to clarify once a week before I deep condition. When I saw a trial size of this at my local Ulta Store, I decided to buy it. I'm glad I did. This left my hair completely clean and ready for my deep conditioner. The final results were soft, healthy hair full of volume and shine.
Picked up a small bottle as my hair felt like it had a buildup which regular shampoo couldn't tackle. Used the clarifying (shampoo three) and I no longer feel the buildup. It didn't strip my hair as some clarifying shampoos have in the past, just took off the product buildup nicely without leaving my hair like straw. Will keep in rotation and use as needed.
Wow, after one application all the chlorine was gone from my two week holiday in the pool! My hair is so shiny and easy to manage again. The smell was really light and no trace at all when my hair was dry. Will take on every holiday from now on.
I have a pool in the backyard so I swim most of the summer and spring time and even in the winter (arizona is HOT).....But i have blonde hair so this remves the gross green tint my hair can have sometimes.I also love the way it smells, I don't use it all the time kjust after I swim, but once a week before a deep condition.I wuld definetly reccmmend and the price is not bad for the amount of product.One bottle lasts me 3-4 months.
Great clarifying shampoo. Helps gets rid of buildup.
I use it once a week and whenever I go swimming to get the chlorine out of my hair.
As several other reviewers mentioned, this is the perfect shampoo if you have terribly hard water/minerals and oily hair.
Made a huge difference for me. Plan on using it three times a week and alternate with something else. Who cares what it smells like (add a drop or two of scented oil?) the end result is well worth it.
This shampoo is great as a clarifying weekly shampoo. I would never use this as an every day shampoo but it's nice to use every week to just start the week feeling fresh and new. I do really hate the smell. It smells like lollies, really sweet smelling (But I suffer from an illness and I get nauseus alot and this smell doesn't help) others might love the smell :) But I I like what it does for my hair, so definitely a keeper for now.........I do want to try the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree special shampoo as a clarifying shampoo. I tried the shampoo two as well which is a clarifying shampoo.....but it didnt do as good a job as this.