Love Carol's Daughter, I've been using their hair products for 7 years now, and this was one of my first few purchases. When it comes to clarifying this definitely does the job. I only use it once per month for a total cleanse. The smell is not the best but its not bad either and I really enjoy the slight tingling sensation from the peppermint, let's me know its doing its job. If your constantly applying product to your hair I highly recommend this shampoo, and the conditioner adds a lil moisture and makes your hair super soft.