You might've heard beauty editors talking about 'skin care for your hair' and internally called bullsh*t, but experts agree healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp.
And just like you might build a skincare routine with different products and ingredients to manage different skin concerns, you can do the same with your hair care.
Basically, time to take the routine further than just wash, rinse, repeat.
Keep scrolling to learn more about the skinification of hair care, plus the active ingredients and products for your hair and scalp concerns.
How to Get Healthy Hair.
Did you know the hair on your head is technically dead?
While there are a tonne of excellent products you can use topically to improve the look of your hair, looking after your scalp skin is how to get healthy hair from the start.
"The structure of the skin is basically the same as the structure of the scalp. There are also different scalp skin types, varying from more oily to very dry and scalp eczema," Philip Kingsley trichologist (aka a hair doctor). Best Ingredients for Hair.
This is all great, but how do I build a skincare routine for my hair and scalp, you ask?
The best way to approach it is to think about what your key hair/scalp concerns are, and then match them with a related product/ingredient.
For example, here's what my current haircare routine looks like, broken down by hair concern:
Hair shedding and hair loss = A targeted hair growth supplement.
Oily, flaky scalp = A scalp scrub or exfoliating product as my 'first shampoo'.
Fine hair lacking body = A volumising, plumping shampoo and conditioner.
Frizz and flyaways = An anti-static pre-styling hair serum or oil (or both).
If you're not sure which ingredients are best for your specific hair concerns, no stress.