The anti-shampoo

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Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner and Volumizing Dry Shampoo

More and more women of late are embracing dry shampoo – a styling product that absorbs oil and gives hair texture in between washes. But a new age of “unshampooing” has transpired in the past few months: cream hair cleansers.

At a salon the other week, I came across a product by the Macadamia Natural Oil hair line, Flawless Cleansing Conditioner – a product that supposedly cleanses, conditions, provides style control and reduces blow drying time. Unlike dry shampoo, which simply masks dirt and grease, these type of shampoos contain natural cleansing ingredients that gently remove buildup without stripping the hair of its natural oils. You pretty much use it just like a regular shampoo, just don’t expect to see a lot of suds like what we’re used to. 

New products like these are what experts call the anti-shampoo – low-foaming cleansing solutions that promise to prevent color from fading, clean grime and product build-up and maintain hair health by not stripping your strands of moisture. By foregoing regular shampoo, you won’t need as much masks, conditioners and such since sodium laureth sulfate – the ingredient that leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean in regular shampoos – is one of the culprits that can be drying to your hair.  

Cream cleansers do come with their share of drawbacks, though. Most cream cleansers are more expensive than your average shampoo (this one is more than Php1,000 a bottle),  They’re also harder to come by than the drugstore variety — most cream and oil hair cleansers are sold exclusively through salons and, of course, the Internet. If you’re active or have oily hair, I won’t recommend this though — you might want to stick to regular shampoos. In my case, I still look for that squeaky-clean feeling, so I just alternate mine with regular shampoo.

Macadamia Natural Oil Volumizing Dry Shampoo and Flawless Cleansing Conditioner are available at select Piandré salons.





 However, people who are very active and spend more time outdoors might want to stick to regular shampoos,” she says.


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