Remove Product Buildup

Hair with product buildup
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Q: What is the best way to remove product buildup besides a clarifying shampoo?
A: Well, clarifying shampoos are certainly the safest ways to remove product build-up, since these shampoos are designed to work on the hair and remove the residue left behind by hairsprays, gels, and other styling products. However, some people prefer to use more natural methods for whatever reason.
A little research reveals the following tips for natural product build-up removal:
One: Rinse the hair with pure apple cider vinegar to remove product build-up and make the hair very shiny. The benefit here is that apple cider vinegar is really easy to get from your local supermarket.
Two: On the same general principle of natural build-up removal, with a less "vinegary" smell, is making a hair tonic using strongly made Green Tea (using 4 individual bags with 2 cups boiling water and steep the tea until the water becomes tepid) then add the juice of one lemon. Mix well and pour through freshly shampooed hair. Leave the mixture on the hair for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly with cool water.
See also:
Clarifying shampoo and color treated hair
How to choose a hair product
Hair care
Natural hair care