How To Incorporate Micellar Shampoo Into Your Haircare Routine

It's easy to miss changes in haircare trends since new products are seemingly introduced every day. Some products are worth the investment, whereas others should be avoided until their time in the spotlight has come to an end. One of the items worth the investment is micellar shampoo, especially since this cleanser works well for all hair types. Unlike clarifying shampoo, which may have a harsh effect on your follicles, micellar shampoo is a gentle cleanser that removes product buildup in addition to daily dirt and oil accumulation (via Carol's Daughter).

The main ingredient in this cleanser is micellar water. Micellar water is a combination of purified water and moisturizers, and it can be used to remove makeup, clear pores, and cleanse your hair (via Healthline). The key to its beneficial properties is that micellar water, and micellar shampoo, is free from alcohol. This means it cleans your hair properly without any negative drying effects. Sounds amazing, right?

If you're intrigued by what this product has to offer, you can incorporate micellar shampoo into your hair care routine with a few simple steps.

People with textured curls can use micellar shampoo monthly

The frequency with which you wash your hair varies depending on your hair type and general cleansing preferences, so if you have textured curly hair, you can continue shampooing on your regular schedule. When you incorporate micellar shampoo into your hair care routine, you'll use this specific product once a month. On whichever day you choose each month you'll simply use the micellar shampoo in lieu of your usual cleanser (via Carol's Daughter). Since micellar shampoo is just a general cleanser, you'll need to make sure you're hydrating your locks throughout the month with a moisturizing shampoo.

Using micellar shampoo once a month on curly hair clarifies the follicles and allows for optimum moisture penetration within the cuticle itself. It also helps maintain twist-outs and defined curls, and it works well as a cleanser either before or after you've had a protective styling applied at the salon. Follow your micellar shampoo rinse with your preferred conditioner or nourishing cream to ensure you're retaining as much hydration as possible.

Micellar shampoo can be used as a daily cleanser if you have oily hair

If you have oily hair, you can incorporate micellar shampoo into your daily hair care routine in place of your usual cleanser. The same rule applies if you just like to wash your hair every day, since micellar shampoo is gentler and less drying than other traditional shampoos. "I think micellar shampoos are more of a gentle, in-between option as compared to traditional clarifying shampoos," says dermatologist Whitney Bowe (via Women's Health). Bowe added, "If you don't necessarily have a dirt or oil problem but if you want to wash every day, this is ideal because it's not over-cleaning."

If your hair tends to be on the dry side, Bowe recommends using the micellar shampoo more sparingly since it doesn't provide any added moisture or hydration. In this case, you could wash your hair twice a week with the micellar shampoo, and then use a traditional moisturizing shampoo on the other days you wash your hair. Though micellar shampoo doesn't provide hydration, it does add a boost of volume to your tresses, which is perfect if you have finer hair. Numerous companies offer micellar shampoos, so you can choose whichever brand you like best when you're trying this product out for the first time.