As of last year, oil had becomeВ the ugly duckling-turned-beautiful swan of the beauty world. Formerly avoided like the plague (Clogged pores! Greasiness! Breakouts!), oil is now being slathered on by everyone and their mother (literally, though-it's great for aging skin) and used to cleanse, moisturize, brighten, and even fight acne. Thus, it should be no surprise that the hair world would soon get on board. Adding shine and softness to your hair with oils is old news by now (hi, argan), but cleansing your hair with oil is another story-a story we're very, very interested in. Just like how cleansing oils for your skin claim to gently lift oils without harsh surfactants, the latest crop of cleansing oil shampoos promise to do the same for your scalp. This is all you need to know about this product trend.ImaxTree
Cleansing Oil Shampoo 101
First things first-how exactly do cleansing oil shampoos, like Shu Uemura's Cleansing Oil Shampoo ($57), benefit your strands? We turned to the pros for the answer. вЂњCleansing oil benefits the hair for a number of reasons,вЂќ Cibu stylist and educator Heather Comer says. вЂњMost shampoos contain strong surfactants, which strip your hair of its natural oils. Therefore, your scalp must work twice as hard to replace the oil that the shampoo removed; this could lead to a tighter scalp, which means a weaker strand.вЂќ Cleansing oils, on the other hand, use essential oils like neroli to gently attract and remove excess oil, leaving your scalp healthy and clean. Plus, many natural oils also have antibacterial properties, Comer notes. "It is similar to the way a cleansing oil on your skin will help to regulate the production of excess oil," Shu Uemura Art of Hair Artistic DirectorВ Moises VillaВ says. "Oil cleansingВ helps to regulate your scalp's natural oils by telling the oil glands that there is enough."
To use a cleansing oil shampoo, you simply apply to your strands and gently massage into your roots like you would a normal shampoo. вЂњYou don't need a regular shampoo afterward,вЂќ Cibu technical and artistic directorВ Sharon SoВ says. вЂњIt won't leave an oily residue.вЂќ As for who benefits most from a cleansing oil, So says it's good for all hair typesВ but best for those with medium to coarse hair. вЂњI wouldn't recommend to anyone who has super-fine hair,вЂќ she says. Comer agrees, saying that cleansing oil is most beneficial for chemically dependent, curly or wavy, and super-parched strands. So-will cleansing oils be here to stay? Comer and So both think yes. вЂњI absolutely think cleansing oils are going to stay around,вЂќ Comer says. вЂњWhat are our clients looking for? Beautiful, soft strands that can withstand the evolution of beauty. The benefits of cleansing oil shampoos are endless.вЂќ Here are our cleansing oil shampoo recommendations.Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo Moisture Balancing Cleanser for Dry Hair and Scalp $57ShopAloxxi Essential 7 Oil Cleansing Oil Shampoo $46ShopOuidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil $26ShopPureology Smooth Perfection Cleansing Conditioner $32Shop