Beauty Q&A: What Is a Cleansing Conditioner?July 21, 2020
What Is a Cleansing Conditioner?“A cleansing conditioner is a lather-less formula that uses cleansing agents in a conditioning base to help lift surface dirt off of your hair,” says Price. They have gained a lot of popularity due to their ability to cleanse without stripping your hair. They’re meant to nourish and condition, like a typical conditioner, but without the extra step.
According to Price, shampoos should still be a part of your routine, just not every day. “Cleansing conditioners should be used on days when your hair needs a refresh or a reset but doesn’t need a full-on shampoo,” she says. “Sulfate-free shampoo is still needed to properly cleanse your hair and scalp.”