Reviewed by: Erica An, APD, BNutr&Diet
Our mates at Aveda have given us the low-down on how to go from sweaty mess, to refreshed goddess post-gym WITHOUT using any water. How? I’m glad you asked…
Aveda’s Rinseless Refresh Micellar Hair & Scalp Refresher does it all — it’s a major multitasker and soon to be your favourite no-wash day product or curl refresher! But what is a Micellar Hair & Scalp Refresher? We’ll tell you, and convince you why you need to add a bottle to your post-gym styling repertoire ASAP.
What is Rinseless Refresh?
Rinseless Refresh Micellar Hair & Scalp Refresher is the latest addition to the no-wash day family, joining Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo and Heat Relief, formerly known as Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner. It uses micellar technology to instantly cleanse your scalp and refresh your hair and texture, no rinsing required.
So it’s like dry shampoo?
Yes and no. Rinseless Refresh has a lightweight, wet mist texture versus a traditional dry shampoo. It provides a refreshing, soothing sensation on your scalp; it’s if shampoo and dry shampoo had a baby, it can also be used as a curl/coil/wave refresher spray.
How do you use it?
You can use Rinseless Refresh in a few ways. Post-gym, use it to cleanse your scalp without washing your hair. Just shake it up, part your hair, hold the bottle 10-15cm away from your scalp and spray, then gently massage in. If you’re using Rinseless Refresh to revive your waves/curls/coils or to tame bedhead, hold the bottle 15-20cm away and dampen your hair, roots to ends. Air-dry or heat style as desired.
How does it work?
Micelles in the formula act like microscopic magnets to help lift impurities from your scalp, and naturally derived styling polymers help revive texture and tame frizz for up to 72 hours, even in intense humidity.
But wait, what’s a micelle?
A micelle is formed when surfactants like soap and detergents are dispersed in water. They’re little spheres that have a “head” and a “tail,” and they’re attracted to both dirt and oil and water. They help lift that dirt and oil from your scalp, making it feel clean and refreshed. You can also find micellar technology in Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo.
Does it work for all hair types?
Rinseless Refresh is meant for all scalp types, from oily to normal to dry. It also works well as a refresher on slightly wavy to very tight coily hair.
What does it smell like?
Rinseless Refresh smells amazing, just like spring! It refreshes hair with an aroma of jasmine, certified organica mandarin, lemon, ylang ylang and other pure plant and flower essences. If floral scents are your go-to, you’ll really love it.