While I was shopping for micellar water, I spotted the newly launched ‘Micellar Shampoo’ from Nivea. Being aware of the amazing properties of micellar water, I decided to give this shampoo range a try. Since I was unable to decide which one I needed to buy, I picked up both of them. So, today’s review is all about ‘Nivea Purifying Micellar Shampoo’. Read on to know more.
Price and Quantity: $6 for 400 ml
NIVEA Purifying Micellar Shampoo, with refreshing lemon balm extract, has been specially developed for normal to greasy hair and scalp. The micelles attract dirt so that the hair is thoroughly but gently cleansed and hair and scalp are optimally cared for.
Cleans effectively and gives a boost to the hair.
Long-lasting freshness of hair and scalp.
Protects the natural pH balance of the scalp.
For clean hair and optimal care of the hair and scalp.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit®), Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate , Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal
My Experience with Nivea Purifying Micellar Shampoo:
The shampoo comes in an easy squeezable plastic bottle with a green screw cap which also has a tap-press dispenser. The bottle is transparent and you can clearly see the contents of the bottle. There is some information on the bottle. The package is pretty simple. The bottle is not very hard and it is squeezable. I feel this is a good option, because it is a long bottle, and when it ends, it will be very easy to get the contents out.
The cap closes well. You easily tap on the side to open the dispenser. There is no seal but there can be no foul play with this big bottle. Since the bottle is big, I don’t think it is a good companion for travelling. There are two variants available in this range: Purifying and Comforting. The shampoo is clear and has a runny consistency. The texture is gel-like and is easy to work with.
The ‘Purifying’ shampoo contains lemon extracts due to which the shampoo has a fresh smell. The smell stays for a while on the hair before fading away. There is no conditioner in the range right now and I think they would add it soon. The shampoo lathers well and cleanses the hair effectively. It removes any build up and also oil in a very good manner. A little product yields a lot of clean results.
The Purifying shampoo has been specially designed for oily scalp, and since I struggle a lot with oily scalp, I tried this one for almost 2 different weeks with different ways before I could write a review. The product rinses out easily. It does make the scalp feel very fresh but it does dry the scalp out a little if you have not previously oiled the scalp. Due to which, I could see flakes similar to dandruff near my hairline and I had to moisturize the area with a hair serum.
However, when used on oiled hair, there were no issues. The product works very well by eliminating oil from my scalp. I was able to go for almost 3 days without washing my hair. Usually, I wash my hair every alternate day. The shampoo also makes hair soft but not very soft like a conditioner.
The product is free from any dyes, parabens and silicones. Thus, the softening effect is real and it’s not just a coating. Since I have dry ends, they feel a little drier and I need to use a good cream to moisturize the ends. The product also prevents the hair from being limp and gives a light lift. The product contains SLS, which is a bummer. Overall, it is worth a try and worth each penny paid.
So, summing up:
Pros of Nivea Purifying Micellar Shampoo:
• Fresh smell.
• Cleanses the scalp very well.
• Eliminates oil from the scalp for good 3 days.
• Makes hair a little smoother.
• Results are long-lasting.
• Adds a little lift and prevents any limp.
• Free from parabens, dyes and silicones.
Cons of Nivea Purifying Micellar Shampoo:
• Not very moisturizing/conditioning.
• Contains SLS.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Recommend or Repurchase Nivea Purifying Micellar Shampoo?
Yes! Worth a try!
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