If you’ve ever used a micellar water on your face, you probably don’t need us to tell you how amazing they are. Micellar waters have become a favorite product in many beauty lovers’ makeup bags thanks to their gentle-but-effective formulas. So, you’ll be happy to know that this great concept is expanding into hair with a number of micellar shampoos launching.
If you’re wondering why you should swap your favorite shampoo for a micellar one, it’s because micellar shampoos use the same micelle technology as their facial counterparts. These micelles basically act like magnets for dirt and oil so you get squeaky clean hair without any annoying residue.
Kerastase is one of the leaders of the game with its Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire Shampoo ($43). The 96% natural origin shampoo still produces a rich lather that many shampoo fans love. The natural micelles in the formula “cling to dirt and impurities,” and remove them. The shampoo also leaves your hair shinier and nourished thanks to coconut oil and argan oil. What’s more, the shampoo doesn’t contain any silicone, parabens or sulfates and it doesn’t have any extra added contains.
If you can get your hands on it, Charles Worthington has also released an Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo ($7). As you can guess from the name, the shampoo is gentle enough to be used every day. It’s described as, “A sulfate-free, micellar shampoo [that] effectively removes impurities without stripping or weighing down the hair, while leaving your color vibrant and protected. The result is soft, lightweight, natural movement that you can achieve day after day.” If scent is an important consideration in your shampoos, the Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo has FragranceLock technology which infuses your hair with a scent that last all day. No perfume required.
Given the way that micellar waters started off as a French pharmacy secret and evolved to a point where the majority of brands have one in their offerings, don’t be surprised if you start seeing more and more micellar shampoos hitting the shelves.