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KEVIN.MURPHY Maxi.Wash 250ml

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A deep clarifying shampoo to strip unwanted product residue and excess oil that can build up in your hair.

  • Cruelty Free
  • Sulphate Free

What customers say

GOOD - 56% recommend

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Hair Concern:

  • Dull, lacking shine
  • Fine or limp hair
  • Flaky scalp
  • Oily hair
  • Oily roots, dry ends
  • Product buildup
  • Thinning hair

Hair Curl Type:

  • Curly
  • Straight
  • Wavy

Hair Texture:

  • Fine
  • Medium

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3.8 of 77 reviews

56% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Clean

Mani

i got it as a sample and it gave my hair a good clean. definitely great for clearing out the product build up in the hair.

Most Helpful Criticism

Cleans too well

George

This product drys hair out dramatically but in saying that I think thats what this product is designed to do- maxi clean! I personally wont repurchase as felt like it was damaging my hair when using
  1. Watery and drying

    Ali

    Very watery and slippery product. It leaves roots very clean but ends very dry, you need a deep conditioning mask after using this product, not worth the money. Very disappointed as I love the rest of the Kevin Murphy range.
  2. Cleans too well

    George

    This product drys hair out dramatically but in saying that I think thats what this product is designed to do- maxi clean! I personally wont repurchase as felt like it was damaging my hair when using
  3. The best

    Maree

    Far out does this deep clean!! I use when I accidentally over tone my hair or when I just want to do a massive cleanse. It really strips the hair ( can be drying so make sure to follow with a great deep condition)
  4. Awful

    Em

    I received a free tube with an order - it was an awful experience. Left my scalp very unhappy and wasn’t a good washing experience, was expecting it to leave my hair super clean, instead it was super straw. Never again.
  5. Did I get a dodgy one??

    Jas

    This shampoo is the worst in my opinion. So much so, I thought I had received a faulty product until I read some of the other reviews. It came out extremely watery which surprised me. Putting it into my hair, it disappeared and you can't tell where on your hair the product has spread to. It doesn't lather, which I wasn't expecting because it has sulphates in it.
    Once I rinsed out, my hair w...
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  6. drying

    perfecting skin

    i received it as a sample but i don't think i will be purchasing it again. it dried my hair and my scalp was itchy after using it. consistency of the shampoo was runny too
  7. Seriously clean

    Lainie

    I have extremely oily hair and this left my hair squeaky clean. Problem was I had to use more conditioner because my hair felt dry. Also, it's a strange consistency as it comes out like water so you end up using way more than you should. I received this as part of the 4 piece gift but I am still on the fence if I would purchase it once my 50ml runs out.
  8. Clean

    Mani

    i got it as a sample and it gave my hair a good clean. definitely great for clearing out the product build up in the hair.
  9. Good for very oily hair

    Minka

    My hair gets really oily at the roots and this wash definitely helps. I wouldn't use it more than once a week though, once a week or two does the job.
  10. Too harsh

    Jin

    Tried the very big travel size from recent goodie bag. Too harsh for my sensitive scalp in one time use.
  11. made my hair dry

    Cherry

    i don't know why but it made my hair really dry. and my scalp became so dry that it feels ichy. my hair is long and dry but this made them all the more dry.
  12. Terrible!!!!

    Mandy

    This product made my scalp ridiculously itchy. Absolutely horrible.
  13. HORRIBLE

    Manny

    I got this in a goodie bag and it is horrible. My scalp was so itchy from it.
  14. Sample

    Abby

    I wanted to like this product but Too harsh for my scalp. Will only recommend this to people who have very oily non sensitive scalp.
  15. It doesnt foam well

    Geb

    For a high end and expensive brand, this is a bit shocking because it doesnt leather well and make you tend to use a lot more.
  16. So bad

    Jin

    Received a big sample, unfortunately it made my sclap so itchy, spent a week to change my scalp back to normal
  17. Nice and thorough!

    Kaylah

    Love this for eliminating oily roots and keeping colour fresh. My new favourite

  18. Squeaky clean

    Erin

    I have found that I need to shampoo my hair and then use this product - or double maxi wash my hair as my hair can get pretty oily. I love that this product deeps cleans your hair without it being fluffy when dry like others. I noticed a difference in my hair style, longevity and cleans away build up really well.
  19. Leaves hair clean

    Amy

    I purchased this as the other Kevin Murphy shampoos don't seem to get all of the oil and product out of my hair. This wash gets everything out and definitely leaves my scalp feeling clean. The tea tree oil has a nice cooling feel on my scalp which I love.
  20. Great for blondes

    Dani

    This is great for blondes if you over tone your hair it removes excess toner and evens it the surface. I lovvvvve the smell too. Always feels so clean after
  21. Love it

    Bri

    This is the best maxi wash, makes my hair feel completely new, gets all those left over hair products and oil out.
    Would highly recommend.
  22. Good deep wash

    Adele 123

    This wash doesn’t foam up or make your hair feel nice after washing and is very tangling but it’s a deep wash as described and only for use once a week
  23. Average

    BivaDiva

    I love their angel wash shampoo but I found there was not enough lather with this maxi shampoo. Although i expected a really intense clean, I used more product to feel as though my hair was clean.
  24. Decent clarifying shampoo

    Grace

    I like this shampoo for clarifying my hair once or twice a week after using silicone styling products and to help with itchiness and dryness on the scalp, but I've definitely found better products that do the same job more effectively. It leaves the hair feeling slightly dry and almost squeaky clean. Smells divine. Would recommend if you don't really use many styling products in your hair and just...
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  25. wow

    shan

    This shampoo is amazing for oily haired people like me who also have a bit of dandruff! Ive noticed this wash helps so much more than normal dandruff or oily hair shampoos!
  26. Another good Kevin Murphy product

    Fiona

    I decided to branch out from my usual Kevin Murphy shampoo and try this one. It has a lovely fragrance and works well on my naturally wavy, colour treated hair.
  27. Great clarifying shampoo but leaves my hair a bit dry

    lolly

    My hairdresser recommended this to me and I bought from Adore, It's a lovely, natural shampoo but I worry it makes my hair dry and I probably won't repurchase.
  28. Strange consistency

    Tiana

    I bought this product wanting something that cleanses my hair of all the build up, the packaging is absolutely perfect for use in the shower, but I was shocked when I put it in my hair, be warned this product doesn't "lather" up at all, it goes into your roots and feels very stiff and drying. It definitely removes all the build up, but my bleached blonde hair felt stripped even after following it ...
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  29. Detoxed and tangled

    Amelia

    I found this definitely removes build up. I use a lot of dry shampoo and hairspray on my fine, extremely oily hair and this shampoo really gets it squeaky clean, but I need to wash and rinse twice. The only problem I had is that it left my hair very tangled and knotty, which I never experience with such oily hair! Have had to use way more conditioner than I normally would!
  30. Removes Toner Build-up

    Zoe

    This is the first clarifying shampoo I've found that doesn't make my hair feel like straw. I have very light blonde hair, and sometimes over-tone or get build up making my hair look dull. This is the perfect way to remove the excess toner and leaves my hair looking much brighter. It also smells amazing (in true Kevin fashion).
  31. Maxi super good

    Hannah

    I’ve used the samples received with my order and really like this product. It gives a clean feel and softness in the hair.

    The conditioner of this brand is also super good.

    It worked for me.
  32. Great for cleansing hair

    Kristy

    This product was recommended to me by my hairdresser for cleansing my hair before having it professionally coloured. Once rinsed out my hair feels kind of like straw, but this feeling soon disappears after a conditioner is applied, and my hair does feel lovely and clean afterwards. Great for ridding hair of built up product.
  33. Not a fan

    Tanya

    I use alot of Kevin Murphy products, but just not sure what this one was meant to do. It just felt like a normal shampoo. I also found that I had to use heaps of product because it didnt foam up. And it smells average. So it's a no from me.
  34. Removed product!

    EML

    This Shampoo removed the months of styling product build up I had! Such a life saver! My hair looks much shiner and my roots had a lot more bounce! Yippee!
  35. Good deep cleanse

    Chelsea

    Great if your hair needs a good wash! Great deep cleanse for the first shampoo
  36. Not sure

    Caitlin

    I bought this to use a clarifying wash once a week to get rid of all the build up but found this to cause my hair to feel really corse and dry. I love KM products but this one isn’t for me. My partner on the other hand loved it for his hair!
  37. Deep Clean

    Kira

    If you hair/scalp needs a good clean this wash will do it. It made my hair feel squeaky clean without feeling dry or stripped which can be hard to find. It lathered really well and I found it to be quite gentle on my scalp. I also liked the smell.
  38. Not great

    Ash

    I'm a big fan of KM products, but this one was a waste of money. It smells horrid and does nothing special. It's runny and you can easily use too much because it doesn't lather like the usual wash products. My hair feel stripped, dry and brittle after using this.
  39. Greasy hair

    Jessica

    I have used this as a clarifying shampoo once a week.
    I have dry ends and oily roots.
    This is a very runny liquid, it will run straight out of your hand if you're not careful.
    I massage it into my hair and wash it off and my hair immediately feels stripped, rough and dry.
    I have to always use a hair mask with this product.
    Afterwards my hair feels clean and nice.
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  40. Divine Wash

    Bmac

    This wash has allowed me to only wash my hair once a week - my hair and scalp feel so clean but not dry after use. I do use a hydrating conditioner on my ends after every wash. I haven’t used any brand other than Kevin Murphy for over 5 years now.
  41. Not a fan

    Peaches

    Love KM products but loathe this one! I have an oily scalp and bleached hair so it's difficult to find a shampoo that cleans the scalp without drying the ends. This one sounded good and as suggested, I paired it with a hydrating conditioner. I find that the non foaming consistency makes it feel like I can't really scrub my scalp. It makes my hair feel instantly heavy and dry and it's hard to work....
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  42. don't love it

    ally

    This is the only KM shampoo I haven't loved, it doesn't do much for volume for me and leaves my hair feeling a bit gritty and dirty, also makes my hair knotty far quicker than usual. Not a fan.
  43. I'm liking it, but...

    Chloe

    I've used detox style shampoos before and they are great for a 2 step cleanse. I find this Kevin Murphy one good, but you can easily be heavy handed with it. It doesn't soap up like other shampoos which you'd expect but just be careful for reaching for more. I find using too much of it it doesn't wash out properly and you're left with an oily scalp! But use it as directed and it's a nice addition ...
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  44. Ok

    Belinda

    Received a sample of this but I feel like I needed a lot more product than the sample I received because it doesn’t really lather like other shampoos. Whilst it doesn’t good job of cleansing the hair, especially since I have super oily roots, I did find it a bit stripping.
  45. Made my hair very dry

    Gabby

    I received a free sample of this and was excited to try it, but was disappointed. I had to use more product than I would with my normal shampoo, and it left my hair feeling extremely dry. It does smell nice, but I wouldn't use it again.
  46. Good detox shampoo

    jules

    I got this as a sample it is good to clarify your hair once a week to get rid of product build up this does a good job but it's very runny almost like water but does work
  47. A Shampoo that doesnt foam or make my hair feel clean

    Sarah

    I received a sample sachet to try. I followed the instructions, but found the shampoo hardly lathered up and didnt feel that my scalp was completely washed despite giving a longer time to massage through my scalp. After conditioning and drying my hair, my scalp still felt a bit greasy despite the extra time I spent. I have normal, long blonde hair and do not generally have issues with shampooing m...
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  48. Good detox shampoo

    Courtney

    I received a 100ml bottle of maxi.wash and was excited to try it. I loved the lemony scent, but first time using it found it difficult to lather and it didn’t do much for my hair. The second time I used it, I used twice as much and got a nice lather and felt that it really cleaned my hair. I used it after swimming and my hair felt squeaky clean and fresh. The texture is quite runny so it’s hard to...
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  49. Removes build up for fresh feeling hair!

    Lauren

    I really put this scalp shampoo to the test. I’m embarrassingly talking about over a weeks worth of dry shampoo kind of test! I popped this shampoo on after reading up about it, so I wasn’t surprised by its non lather and let it sit on my scalp for a while after msssaging it in. I rinsed and followed with my usual hydrating shampoo and conditioner and voila! A hair makeover. My scalp had not been ...
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  50. Fantastic cleanse

    Kim

    Received this shampoo as a mini gift and love it. I suffer from oily hair and feel this shampoo really cleans my hair well. I will definitely buy the full size version.
  51. A must have!

    Deborah

    I use this every week or so to cleanse my hair and scalp of product build up and since using this in addition to other products from Kevin Murphy, my scalp has become a lot less irritated and itchy, no matter how many products I have used. This is a definite must have and will be purchasing again for sure!
  52. I love this wash.

    Tifani

    This wash has allowed me to only wash my hair once a week - my hair and scalp feel so clean but not dry after use. I do use a hydrating conditioner on my ends after every wash. I haven’t used any brand other than Kevin Murphy for over 5 years now.
  53. Squeaky clean

    Kishlette

    My hair is fine and I use a lot of different products - if I don't clarify once in a while, my hair gets dull and flat. This is a brilliant product to use for a clarifying shampoo once every week or two; I use it in conjunction with Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub for a squeaky clean finish and a clean slate. While I always follow with a treatment conditioner, this product doesn't overl...
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  54. so so

    perfecting skin

    i like it because it made my color treated hair smooth after the wash but could not see other benefits of it very clearly. maybe because i just tried one of its sample. but it does gives a nice body to the hair and cleanse it from all the product build up in the hair.
  55. Works when you’re careful

    Lydia

    I have long hair, almost hip length. The ends are somewhat fine and prone to dryness but my roots get very oily. I work out every day but can’t wash my hair more than 2-3 times a week so I live off Oribe’s dry texturising spray which is very hard to get out.

    I used the KM detox on my roots and WOW. I let it sit and it didn’t lather when I washed it out, then I used my hair growth moi...
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  56. Love love love!

    RD82

    I absolutely love this clarifying/cleansing shampoo for my oily and dark hair to ensure it remains clean and shiny and there isn’t excessive product build up. , However if your hair is coloured dark, I wouldn’t recommend using it in the first couple of washes after a colour.
  57. Gentle yet effective cleanse

    Tennille

    This shampoo almost ran through my fingers but it did the job of deep cleansing without stripping the hair so that right through to the ends of my hair it looked both clean and condiitoned
  58. Cleansing but a little harsh

    Jayde

    Received two samples of this (with two orders) and I felt it was a little harsh on my hair. Could maybe even say it felt like it stripped it a little of moisture. It didn't foam up like most shampoos and I had to use both samples to cover my hair because of that. On a positive note it was really cleansing and I can say after I washed it out and conditioned my scalp felt really cleansed and no oil ...
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  59. Perfect for someone with oily hair

    Trina

    I received this as a sample with an order - It would be perfect for someone with oily hair. It cleansed really well and removed any bit of oil on my scalp. Definitely makes your scalp feel really cleansed. I didn't like how much product I had to use though - The sample was quite big and it barely covered my hair and I dont have thick hair. Didn't get soapy/foamy like most shampoos either. It was s...
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  60. Great deep cleansing but gentle shampoo

    Heather

    I got this on recommendation from my hairdresser a while ago and really found it to be great. It helps to gently but very effectively cleanse off any build up from your scalp and hair. A must have, I think, for those of us who use a lot of leave on styling products - dry shampoo, oils, mousse etc.

    A little goes a long way too so this will last you quite a while. I do have medium fine...
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  61. Get your hair into rehab with MAXI.WASH

    Mim

    We all put lots of products into our hair to make it feel/look nice, and over time that will build up to congest your scalp and make you hair a bit dull and lifeless. Consider Maxi.Wash to be the beginning of a new hair story, when you need a rehab from all that product! I love to give my hair a Maxi.Wash and then treatment masque, it really helps to clarify my scalp and hair and get it ready to g...
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  62. best so far

    Wendy

    Ive been looking for a cleansing shampoo for hair that has a lot of oily buildup ,after trying numerous products this is the best ive come across so far ,a little expensive and u do need a bit to get a lather but Kevin Murphy products do what they say .
  63. Would not repurchase

    Dominique

    Nice shampoo overall, I still needed quite a lot of product to wash my hair thoroughly. Love the brand but I wouldn't buy this again, I have oily hair.
  64. Too harsh for curls

    Sarah

    I wanted this to remove buildup on the scalp and for after a swim. It does do very well in removing build up and cleaning the hair, but it is very, very clean, my hair feels stripped almost. I have a very good moisturising conditioner and it almost restored my hair. A few more washes and a hair masque later, my hair was back to normal (I have fine curly hair). But for me, the clean wasn't worth th...
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  65. Ok though exy

    Sophie

    Smells quite nice and citrusy, thought not overpowering. Scalp feels clean but doesn't dry my hair. However, very expensive for what it is. Won't be repurchasing.
  66. Cleanser for your hair!

    Cate

    I love this product! I use it about once a week followed by a treatment and it leaves your hair free from any product/pollution build up and squeaky clean without being too drying or causing frizz!!
  67. Such a good clean!

    Jana

    I bought this to give my scalp a break from my regular anti-dandruff shampoo (Redken, so good) and have been really happy with the results. It cleans my scalp really thoroughly without stripping moisture from my hair. It’s made my hair super bouncy, and my roots don’t get oily for 3 days. Love it, will buy again.
  68. Love it!

    Simon

    I use this along with the Hydrate Me rinse, and another colour shampoo & conditioner occasionally as my hair is lightened. It smells BEAUTIFUL, and does what it says. Doesn't leave my hair feeling oily at the roots (which are darker). It leaves a bit of a dry feeling after just washing it when still wet, but once the rinse goes over, its the perfect combo for silky smooth hair. Would re-purchase.
  69. Squeaky Clean Hair

    Yiana

    I struggle with hella oily roots and dry ends - this shampoo was a lifesaver. I use it as a prewash once a week, and leave it in for a few minutes before I wash and condition my hair as normal.
    I have frizzy, curly hair so am always careful not to use products that will take moisture away. This doesn't dry out my ends like a lot of other super strong cleansing/clarifying shampoos do, and lea...
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  70. Rehab For Your Hair

    Brooke

    I initially tried the Maxi Wash at my local salon, and loved the idea of a shampoo that gives your hair the kind of rehab it really needs. The kind you wish you could use to curve your eating addiction.

    It wasn't until I purchased, and used it several times as a shampoo, that I ventured onto the Kevin Murphy website to get the most out of my products. What I learned, is that this is a...
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  71. deep cleaning shampoo

    lauren

    This really cleans my hair and is perfect when used with the kevin murphy restore conditioner. My hair is left clean and soft
  72. Finally got my hands on this beauty!

    Kathleen

    I've been eyeing this off for months, my poor hair gets covered with product all week. On a Sunday when I use this, my hair loves me. I use a LUSH conditioner bar on the ends of my hair after I'm finished, but that's just because the wash takes away all the nasties, it does leave your hair feeling a bit coarse.
    It smells like tea tree oil, and your head feels so clean! Like that feeling aft...
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  73. Great for removing product, but not a regular shampoo

    Sarah

    I have fine hair and so this is good for removing product build-up at the roots. However, it can't be used as a regular shampoo which I thought you could as it would be too harsh (well, for my fine hair). I would recommend once a week, then use your normal shampoo the rest of the time.
  74. Wow

    Sarah

    I have used this ONCE and I have already noticed a huge difference. I have an irritated and congested scalp, which gets flakes and sore. After washing my hair with this, a couple of stubborn patches of irritation have come away. My hair feels lighter and less ' gritty' too.
    I used this on long fine highlighted hair with tape extensions which are dry and coarser than my natural hair. I also r...
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  75. Best For Short Hair

    Remi

    It does take away all the build up of product in your hair but if you don't have an extremely moisturising conditioner to use afterwards you will be in trouble. Your hair feels so dry after using and a lot of product only goes a little way. Probably best suited to short hair or mens hair.
  76. Anonymous

    My husband has just discovered this and with his oily scalp it keeps his hair clean and non greasy all day. He now loves this more that his favourite daily shampoo by American Crew.
  77. Anonymous

    Great for removing product build up. Leaves hair lovely and clean but not stripped. Smells great too.
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