Notoriously tough on hair, hard water can affect a great colour, soft locks and even ultra-shine. Luckily, the latest formulas – including sulphate-free options – cater for city dwellers with locks that need extra-special TLC

Words Hannah Hopkins

Duck & Dry Up, Up & Away Sulphate-Free Shampoo

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Duck & Dry’s latest range of sulphate-free shampoos are a sure fire hit, as they’re much more natural and kinder to hair. “Hard water contains array of minerals that can make your hair dry and heavy.” explains Yulia Rorstrom, Founder of Duck & Dry. “They help to fight against the mineral build up caused by hard water, leaving hair soft, clean and residue-free without stripping away the essential oils.” 

£14, duckanddry.com

Davies Solu Clarifying Shampoo

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This cult US beauty buy will not damage or strip your hair of essential nutrients thanks to its naturally active ingredients which deeply cleanse and instantly moisturise.

£16.90, luxuriouslook.co.uk

Pureology Purify Shampoo

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Breathe a new lease of life into city hair with this gentle but effective detoxifying blend – a sulphate-free formula that clarifies your hair without stripping it of colour.

£13.97, lookfantastic.com

Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two

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Deeply cleanse your hair and remove dulling build-up with Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two. Combining wheat-derived conditioners and extracts of chamomile, henna, and rosemary, aloe vera, it can help give body, fullness and shine to your barnet.

£12.50, lookfantastic.com

MoroccanOil Clarifying Shampoo

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Packed with essential oils, this clever shampoo clears hair of product buildup, chlorine and environmental impurities, plus restores moisture balance on your scalp.

£18.95, feelunique.com

Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo

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A weekly detox shampoo to rid hair of product residue, hard water minerals and pollutants, this is perfect for product junkies and infrequent washers.

£22.50, bumbleandbumble.co.uk

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