The No/Low Poo trend has actually made brands think about (and even create) products for women who want less 'poo' in their cleansing routine. That's why L'Oréal Professionnel Paris launched 3 new cleansing conditioners: clean and care in 1 step without any sulfates or parabens!
What is a cleansing conditioner?
A cleansing conditioner has almost no foam (no/low poo) when washing your hair. This was odd for my when I tried it, because I always make that foam-cleanness connection in my head. A cleansing conditioner only has 1 step, it washes and treats/nourishes at the same time. It has a 10% cleansing / 90% treatment ratio.
How to use a cleansing conditioner:
Put the conditioner on your whole hair, less is not more in this case. Use about 3-5 pumps.
Massage it in (lengths and scalp) and leave in for about 5 minutes.
Add a bit of water, massage again and rinse off.
So I tried out the Absolut Repair Cleansing Conditioner, and it was so weird at first. No foam and it also didn't really work when my hair was very oily, I didn't have that 'clean' feeling afterwards. L'Oréal also says that these are suitable for daily use or in-between regular shampoos. So you can't really use these once a week and that's it. I sometimes use dry shampoo to postpone washing my hair because we all know that the more we wash it, the more or scalp creates natural oils to restore balance and our hair gets more oily. It's a vicious circle really. So a cleansing conditioner is great when you use it that way, in-between regular shampoos. But I also know that some of you are big 'no poo' fans and if you use it on a regular base, your hair will eventually get used to this. (But the first weeks it will be more oily.) When I used it on mildly oily hair, it did got and looked completely clean.
Absolut Repair Lipidium & Vitamino Color
The L'Oréal Cleansing Conditioners are completely free of sulfates and parabens. The Absolut Repair Lipidium is suitable for dryer damaged hair. It is enriched with ceramids. Vitamino Color is enriched with uv-filters, a tocopherol derivate, panthenol and neohesperidin to protect the radiance of color-treated hair. This one also contains no silicons.
L'Oréal Professionnel Paris - Absolut Repair Lipidium Cleansing Conditioner (€27,20)
L'Oréal Professionnel Paris - Vitamino Color Cleansing Conditioner (€27,20)
Cleansing conditioners aren't something that I will use very often, I am too much of a mask/shampoo/conditioner girl to get into the whole no poo trend. I do think however, that it is better if I use this instead of dry shampoo. Much better to postpone the full cleansing routine.
Have you ever used a cleansing conditioner?
What do you think about it and the no/low poo trend?