Skinification of hair is booming as a trend. But what is the idea, and why does it sound so scientific? While the world is obsessed with the 11-step skincare regimen, the spotlight is now being drawn to hair nourishment while drawing inspiration from skincare ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and AHAs. Gone are the days of a simple shampoo, conditioner and occasional mask, with skinification, you can do a lot more.
When hair care overlaps with skincare, skinification of hair is born. Haircare formulas are now advancing to focus more on scalp health with the use of improved and superior ingredients targeted to fix problems like limpness, frizz and build-up. Experts are finally paying attention to the scalp, which plays an important role in the nourishment of the hair.
It has always been taken for granted that the role of the sebaceous gland that secretes oil is enough for the growth and wellbeing of hair, but in reality, it’s not true. Just like skin, hair and scalp needs differ from one person to another. Hence, the scalp sometimes may need a little push with the help of topical treatments to function better.
How To Skinify Your Hair Care Routine
Prep, cleanse, moisturise and enhance. Similar to skincare, the first step preps the scalp to accept the products better. This step involves exfoliating the roots to remove dead skin cells and built-up. The common ingredients used are salicylic acid, tea tree, glycolic acid.
The second step is to cleanse using a shampoo that contains micellar water. The third step includes conditioning hair with SPF, which protects hair from UV exposure. Your regular serums have gotten more potent with hyaluronic acid, keratin and nourishing oils that repair and protect the hair.
Personalised Good Hair Days
Bid au revoir to mindlessly picking the same old shampoo and conditioner off the rack and elevate your good hair days. Calling a hair specialist for a personalised regimen is now just as necessary as a monthly dermatologist appointment. Hair can get damaged just like your skin by excessive atmospheric conditions like heat or cold, harsh ingredients like sulphates which is why couture-like customisation is key.
While ingredients are king when skinifying your routine, increasingly shampoos, conditioners, toners, mists and serums are now being made cruelty-free, vegan and organically sans toxins similar to skincare. That’s not all though. Keeping in mind the climate crisis, brands are taking initiatives towards sustainable packaging, so it’s a win-win for your hair and the planet. We love to see it.