Cleansing conditioner: one-step haircare that actually works

When your hair is as long and as fine as mine, washing it is about as fun as clipping your toe nails – not very. If I could pay someone to clean it for me, I would! Needless to say, I’m quite adept at making washes stretch that little bit longer (dry shampoo/conditioner and me, are like this *crosses fingers*)

So when my colleague told me about the new Pureology range of Cleansing Conditioners, I was like a) what is this magical time-saver and b) give it to me now.

What is a cleansing conditioner?

Combining a low-lather formula with nourishing moisturisers, cleansing conditioners are the fast and gentle way to clean your hair. Shampoo- and detergent-free, even the most sensitive of scalps can use them every day!

Why you need a cleansing conditioner

1. It’s the Gentler Way to Cleanse
Detergent shampoos can rough up hair’s cuticle, leading to stressed-out strands that are vulnerable to frizz and damage. Cleansing conditioners keep the cuticle intact, so strands stay smooth, manageable and stress-free!
2. Superhero In the Fight Against Fade
Supercharge your colour care regimen. A healthy cuticle helps prevent colour molecules from escaping, so colour stays where it belongs – not down the drain!
3. Creates that “Cool Girl” Look
Low-lather formula doesn’t strip away natural oils, so hair won’t end up too wispy, floaty or “squeaky clean”. You’ll have just the right amount of sheen and body (think day after a blowout!), with no buildup or residue.
4. You Don’t Have to Give Up Your Favorite Shampoo
Avoid over-cleansing by giving your shampoo the day off! Swap your favorite Pureology shampoo for Cleansing Condition 1-2 times a week. Super easy, super colour protection.
5. Anyone Can Use It (Yes, Really!)
Gentle and lightweight enough for every hair type! If you have fine hair, use once a week. If you have very coarse hair, condition afterward for the ultimate dose of moisture.

Which Pureology Cleansing Conditioner is for me?

My hair is dry: You’ll love Pureology Hydrate Cleansing Conditioner. Formulated with rosemary extract, it’s like a big, loooong drink for your strands.
My hair is damaged: The Pureology Strength Cure Cleansing Conditioner is for you. Its exclusive anti-fade complex will protect your colour, while asta repair helps soften, fortify and improve elasticity.
My hair is difficult: Get your hands on Pureology Smooth Perfection Cleansing Conditioner. The soothing camelia oil works to tame your tresses, moisturising as it slicks.

Melissa’s expert tip

If the thought of two-in-one shampoo conjures up memories of backpacking or anti-dandruff products, Pureology’s Cleansing Conditioners will dispel these immediately. Rather than feeling stripped or coated in a film, my hair is left clean and hydrated – and best of all, it takes just one step to achieve this. Cos who doesn’t appreciate a spare few minutes on a Monday morning?

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