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Best Deep-Cleansing Shampoo: HASK Charcoal Purifying Shampoo
$16.90 for 355ml

Living in the humid tropics means we have had to learn a thing or two about keeping our pores clean and decongested. For example, we commit to regular exfoliation to sweep dead skin cells that have accumulated on the skin surface to unveil clearer skin. Similarly, give your hair and scalp a refreshing boost with a detoxifying shampoo like HASK’s Charcoal Purifying Shampoo.

Perfect for everyone, especially people with oily scalps or those who use styling products frequently, it is formulated with coconut shell-derived charcoal that draws impurities away from hair and scalp. Thanks to its porous nature, charcoal acts as a magnet to product build-up, dead skin cells and stubborn sebum plugs to give your hair and scalp a thorough cleanse. You also don’t have to worry about stains, even if you get it on white fabric. In addition, HASK products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol and artificial colouring to minimise irritation and ensure optimal effectiveness.

As you rinse off the lather, you’ll notice that unlike many deep-cleansing shampoos that might strip away moisture, HASK’s Purifying Shampoo is infused with lemon and grapefruit oils that are rich in vitamin C for soft, bouncy and shiny tresses. Plus, the citrus oil blend also invigorates your mind—perfect for a quick pick-me-up in the morning!

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Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo, $19.90 for 184g

This dry shampoo contains charcoal powder, in addition to its key ingredient, Oryza Sativa (commonly known as rice starch), to absorb sweat, oil and odour, leaving hair soft and refreshed. In short, it’s the perfect post-gym partner.

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Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $19.90 for 184g

Most dry shampoos help to give hair a bit of a lift by removing oil and sweat at the roots, but this version goes the extra mile by adding bulk-enhancing chia seed to give limp hair va-va-voom volume.

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Charcoal Purifying Shampoo is available at selected Guardian, Watsons, Unity and Cold Storage outlets. Visit

By Joyce Cheo