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Color Defense Clarifying Shampoo

10.5 OZ |  Item SBS-302315

What is it?
ion Color Defense Clarifying Shampoo features a sulfate-free formula that offers deep cleansing and clarifying to remove product residue, build-up, dirt and oil, without stripping away hair color or moisture leaving hair clean, shiny and vibrant.
What makes it special?
  • Sulfate, Gluten, Paraben, Alcohol, Phthalates, Soy Free
  • Formulated for color-treated hair
  • 100% Vegan
Apply to wet hair. Lather. Rinse. For Best Results, Follow up with ion™ Color Defense Intense Moisture Conditioner.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Squeaky clean! Gets my hair very clean without causing any damage. Best shampoo ever.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clarifying Cure Great shampoo for removing styling product, & clarifying hard water (or well water) metals from your hair while leaving your salon hair color intact!
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Drying. Stripped EVERYTHING but the color Did not pull color from my hair but left scalp clean. Was harsher than I expected though. Very detergenty feel to hair after. Hair left very dry
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Effective and Not Too Drying! I love this clarifying formula. It works well and doesn't excessively dry my hair. Once a month or so, I use it for the first lather to clear the conditioner and product build-up in my hair. I follow with my regular shampoo for the second lather, then apply conditioner. This clarifying shampoo causes my regular hair products to work like new.
Date published: 2020-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remove grease or products from your hair! A great way to get rid of product from your hair before you using your normal shampoo!
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fixed my frizzy ends. I got this 3 months ago and was told it wouldn’t fade my hair. Welp it did but I’m not really mad about it. My once fried and frizzy ends I thought I would never save are fixed. Neat as can be. My hair feels healthier than it has in years. I legit have sobbed about it a few times lol. So maybe it’s just my hair but warning about e color claim but I plan to continue using it.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice build up remover that's safe for treated hair It's nice to find a build up remover shampoo that won't fade my hair color. I really like it.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible shampoo All it did was dry my hair out and remove color. No
Date published: 2020-05-22
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I dye my hair purple can i use this shampoo to remove some product build up I have 

Asked by: Adyneedshelp
The shampoo might be too harsh on your color. I would suggest buying Ion Color Solution After Color Sealer. It comes in a small purple individual treatment packet. Wash your hair gently. Mix 2 Taplespoons of apple cider vinegar with a gallon of warm water. Use this for final rinse, before applying the after-color sealer. Which says massage in wait 2 minutes & rinse. I love the Crystal Clarifying Treatment as well, but it might slightly change your color. I dye my hair blond & my hard well water leaves behind residue. I use the crystal treatment the day before I color. Then again a week later. It takes that orangey tinted out of my hair. Not sure what it would do to purple. Could change the shade of color. Good luck!
Answered by: Moonshine 62
Date published: 2020-06-09

Colored my hair that was too dark. I was told to use clarifying shampoo every day to lighten the color. Is that true?

Asked by: betty0567
Yes, however, use a good leave in conditioner as the clarifying process dries your hair out terribly.
Answered by: Martymoose
Date published: 2020-01-11

What is the best shampoo for a dry scaly scalp

Asked by: Mountains
Ion makes a 2 in 1 anti dandruff shampoo & conditioner, but I've never tried it. I have hard water so I use the clarifying products to dissolve hard water deposits. Sally's carries lots of dandruff shampoos with moisturizers. Any of them should help. Other brands are: Keracare, Sheamoisture, Medi Dan & Sulfur8. Good luck
Answered by: Moonshine 62
Date published: 2020-07-29

can clarifying shampoo and pre color treatment be used together before semi perm color

Asked by: sekzred1
I wouldn't. Most perms & color treatments say not to use on fresh washed hair. Because it can irritate your scalp. The clarifying shampoo is a lot harder on your hair than the clarifying crystals. I would use the shampoo at least one day before the perm just to be safe.
Answered by: Moonshine 62
Date published: 2019-02-17

Can this shampoo be used daily?

Asked by: Carolelb
You COULD use it daily but it tends to dry out the ends of my normal to oily colored hair if i use it too often. I tend to use it 2 to 3 times a week--when i feel my fine hair is looking a bit flat from build up. Keep in mind it also does not lather as much as most shampoos, so i end up using a bit more, or mix it with a little bit of my ION Volume Solutions Volume Shampoo (peach colored bottle) My water is softened hard water. This does a good job pulling out product build up also.
Answered by: vixeninavw
Date published: 2017-11-11

Is this product oily at all? Will it loosen my tape in hair extensions?

Asked by: BombinRamen
This product is not oily. We use it specifically for my daughter's oily hair because it is sulfate free and cleanses very well. As far as extensions, I cannot answer that. Best wishes!
Answered by: BeeGirls
Date published: 2017-11-07

How does this & other Ion hair products rate on the EWG scale? Thank you.

Asked by: JojoHawaii
This product is a 4/10 on the EWG scale
Answered by: BombinRamen
Date published: 2017-10-20

How many times a week do you use this ?

Asked by: CatDog60
I imagine everyone has different needs with this shampoo based on the styling products they use. Personally, I use a mousse that causes some buildup so when I start to notice dullness or my scalp is feeling a little dry or itchy, I use the shampoo--maybe once every couple weeks. The last bottle I bought lasted about nine months.
Answered by: NorthernSpie
Date published: 2019-10-27
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