Micellar shampoo: it’s now a thing

Micellar shampoo
Skincare as haircare isn’t ground-breaking news. We’ve had BB creams for our hair, hair exfoliators…however, there’s a new product type hitting the shelves which has piqued a renewed interest for us in this category. Micellar shampoos. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of micellar water, let us enlighten you.

Previously the skincare secret of French women – and they know a thing or two about looking fabulous – micellar waters are what they use to remove makeup and get skin really clean. Through the power of the internet and social media, micellar waters gained cult status in the beauty world. They subsequently came to our UK shores and we’ve all gone crazy for them.

They take their name from micelles, minuscule round balls of oil that you can just about see floating about in the bottle. On contact with the skin the oil is dispersed, picks up the dirt on your skin far superiorly to anything else but doesn’t strip skin of any moisture along the way. In short, it’s quick, super powerful and majorly effective. Which is why it’s now being infiltrated into shampoos, because who doesn’t want super clean hair that doesn’t feel dry in a jiffy?

Meet Kérastase Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire Shampoo, £20
Kerastase Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire
It’s hitting shelves on 6th February and as well as containing micellar technology that will get your hair looking and feeling cleaner than ever before, it also smells pretty fabulous. All of the products (there is a whole Aura Botanica range) contain 98% ingredients from natural origins, are sulphate and silicone free, but it’s only the shampoo that has channelled the micellar magic.
And then there’s Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo, £5.99
Available from March is this high-street bargain buy. With its micellar technology, this is a great option for anyone with a sensitive or flaky scalp as it will gently cleanse the hair and scalp, without over-doing it. It’s also sulphate free so will help keep colour locked in for that little bit longer too.
Charles Worthington Micellar shampoo