By now, you've probably heard at least one of your beauty-savvy friends raving about co-washing—the art of cleansing your hair using only conditioner. This one-step method has been a favorite of curly girls for years, but now—thanks to the advent of hybrid cleansing conditioners—is gaining popularity with a wider range of hair types.
As we celebrate the addition of BIODERMA to b-glowing, we wanted to offer more insight on what cleansing waters are, and how they can be used. Cleansing waters were originally created in the 90's by the French as an alternative to using hard water, which left excess residue on the skin. Micellar cleansing water is especially gentle, since micelles—little tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules—absorb dirt and oil, yet leave skin soft and supple. The detergent-free formula is extremely versatile, too, and can be used as a makeup remover and toner. Makeup artists worldwide use cleansing waters in between photo shoots and runway shows, as they easily and quickly remove makeup. The no-rinse formula also helps keep redness at bay, as soap-based products can cause raw skin if used too often.
After months of frigid weather, chapped lips, and neglected pedicures hidden inside boots, it’s finally time for spring beauty! March 20th is the first day of spring, which has us admiring all of the gorgeous flowers in bloom: pale-purple lilacs, orange lilies, pink peonies, and white crocuses. Nature is peacocking its most beautiful colors right now. So why not take inspiration from those shades of spring? Here’s how to do it and look as pretty as a spring flower.