The Skinification of Hair
What is the “skinification” of hair care? Haven’t heard of it yet? As strange as it may sound, it’s the latest revolution in hair care that has currently been taking over the industry. Inspired by skincare, multiple brands have been launching shampoos, serums, masks, and sunscreens infused with scalp-friendly active ingredients that are usually meant to be used on your face. But, the purpose of these is to work wonders on your strands and most importantly, your hair follicles.
If you really think about it, when was the last time you showed your hair half as much love as you show your face? Just like your face, your hair is frequently battling heat, pollution, weather, and especially this season…chlorine.
What happens? Frizz, flyaways, brittleness, fall-out and split ends everywhere. So, we are here to give you that wake-up call. It’s time to upgrade your mane maintenance! The best part? There are tons of benefits, like exfoliating a dry, flaky scalp, strengthening fragile strands and even promote hair growth – perfect for those who always seem to be stuck at a shoulder length.
Our scalps are essentially an extension of our faces. The skin and hair aren’t really that different because they are both composed of similar proteins and fats. If we take the important rejuvenating and anti-ageing approach to our skin, we can apply the same approach to our hair. And who doesn’t want flawless healthy-looking hair? Don’t worry, there are super easy changes you can make to achieve a massive difference, so here is how to “skinify” your hair regime:
Think of when you’re getting your favorite facial and the therapist applies those amazing essential oils that work wonders for your skin. MoroccanOil’s Original Treatment has the same effect on your scalp. This product is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and boosting vitamins that completely transforms your hair treatment. It can be used as a conditioning tool and will leave you with nourished, manageable and smooth strands every time.
The Protection Protein
Did you think SPF was only for your skin? Think again…UV exposure can really damage your strands and even compromise your color. Luckily, IGK has a product super helpful in this department, their Good Behavior Protein Smoothing Spray. This is a heat-protective spray that mimics the smooth, frizz free results of a keratin treatment. The spirulina protein strengthens while an innovative formaldehyde free bonding polymer smoothens when activated by heat. This will help protect your hair against humidity, heat, and UV damage.
Masks have become a solid to the collection in our bathroom cabinets. So why wouldn’t they work just as well on our hair? MoroccanOil saves us with the Weightless Hydrating Hair Mask. This moisturizing, five-minute hair mask will revive even the driest of hair. It is a rich and creamy, yet lightweight, deep-conditioning treatment that is made with a high-performance formula to hydrate and condition hair while dramatically improving texture, elasticity, and shine.
While products are always a must-have, it never hurts to get some extra help from a supplement. The favorite that we’ve come to know and love is SugarBear Hair Vitamins. These vegetarian little bears contain so many active vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, C, D, E, Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc and more. Biotin, more specifically, is one of the most important vitamins you can take to promote hair growth. It supports the heath of your scalp by producing fatty acids which in turn helps the health of your hair. A deficiency in these fatty acids can cause symptoms such as dry, scaly or flaky skin, dandruff or dry, brittle hair. Basically, they give you everything you need to grow the healthiest and strongest hair possible.
So now you’ve got the 411 on the skinification of hair, and as always we are here if you need us. Love, adore