Who says micellar water is just for your face?

By Maddy Zollo
May 04, 2018
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Raise your hand if your mane is 99% dry shampoo, hairspray, or combination of the two by the end of the week. Sound like you? If so, it's crucial to wash out product build-up with the right formula. While a clarifying shampoo (known to remove the usual dirt and oil along with the stubborn gunk left behind by stylers) used to be the go-to solution for product junkies, there's a new formula on the block that does all that and more: Meet micellar-infused shampoo.

If you think the term "micellar" sounds familiar, you're right. It's a go-to ingredient found in many cleansers and makeup removers. This is purified, soft water that has teeny molecules called micelles suspended in it that are designed attract impurities. The micelles draw debris out of the skin without causing irritation or over-drying. Because of these gentle cleansing properties, it's no wonder micellar water has made its way into our medicine cabinets and most recently, our showers.

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A micellar-infused shampoo works the same way on hair as it does on skin. It gets rid of all the grease, dirt, and leftover product without stripping strands. Unlike clarifying shampoo that is supposed to be used once or twice a week, it can be used to cleanse daily, making it ideal for everyone — from the most heavy-handed hairspray lovers to the everyday hair washers.

What's even better is that the formula is also packed with other nourishing properties. Take my personal favorite, Herbal Essence's Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo. Beyond smelling amazing (which triggers flashbacks of the brands euphoric shower commercials from the 90s), it is loaded with antioxidants that replenish, reinforce and volumize your locks. So next time you're in the drugstore shampoo aisle, grab a micellar formula to see first-hand why it's worth lathering up with.