Why Micellar Water Is the New Secret Weapon for Your *Hair*, Not Just Your Face

It's time for your texture to bounce back.

By now, you've probably heard of the French woman's secret for cleansing, nourishing, and toning the face in one fell swoop—micellar water AKA eau micellaire. Personally, I'm addicted to it, but it never occurred to me that its benefits could go beyond the face until DevaCurl's new Buildup Buster landed on my desk.

An ultra-light micellar water cleansing serum, it attracts dirt to *gently* remove buildup—caused by product, tap water, and environmental stressors—from the hair and scalp. But what separates it from a regular clarifying shampooIt's free of harsh ingredients that strip the hair, as well as loaded with moisturizing oils, like abyssinian seed and jojoba, to keep it healthy and shiny. So you're not only giving your head a deep clean, but helping your texture spring back to life for more volume and bounce.

Used as a replacement for shampoo, it comes inside a bottle with a pointed tip so that it's easy to disperse as you massage it all over the scalp and through to the mids and ends. Because you don't want to over cleanse the hair, it should be used weekly or as needed.

As of today, the Buildup Buster is coming soon, but you can sign up for early access before the official release here.

DevaCurl Buildup Buster, $28; devacurl.com.

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Lauren Valenti is Vogue’s former senior beauty editor. Her work has also appeared on ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, and in In Style. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, with a concentration on Culture and Media Studies and a minor in Journalism.