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What’s Micellar Shampoo & Why Do You Need It?

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It’s not uncommon for skincare trends to find their way into hair care. We’ve had BB creams for our locks, exfoliators, obviously masks and even primers. New to transpose from skin to hair is the technology from the hugely popular micellar cleansing waters.

If you want quick, no nonsense, gentle shampoo that won’t leave hair dried-out then read on...

What is it? Micellar water takes it name from miniscule particles of oil called micelles. It’s these micelles that attract dirt, almost like a magnet, on contact with skin - and now hair. The reason they are so gentle is because they don’t strip away moisture in order to rid you of unwanted dirt.

Why do you need it? If your hair and scalp feel dry after shampooing or you find regular shampooing too aggressive on your hair then the low-foam, gentle method of cleansing with micellar could be the solution you’ve been longing for. The small oil particles attract and hold onto any dirt, meaning there’s no need for drying, irritating foams and perfumes. If shampooing gets your hair clean but feeling weighed down or full of frizz then micellar shampoo is most definitely for you.

Here are a few to try...As well as using micelles Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo, £5.99, is also sulphate-free so it provides a gentle cleanse while also preserving any colour you may have on your hair that little bit longer.

Part of a new range from the ‘backwash staple’ Kerastase, Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire Shampoo, £15.90, is an entirely new take for them given that 98% of the ingredients are from natural origins. It’s also sulphate-free and you won’t find any heavy silicones in here either which makes it a great choice for hair that’s prone to being fly-away.

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