How I use Korean Hair Care in order to get my Soft Straight Hair with no damage!
We all know Koreans are the best when it comes to the most effective and affordable cosmetics in the entire world! I agree, I am literally in love with their culture, country, people and of course cosmetics.
I love their long soft straight hair and in order to achieve that they implement have heard of their 8 steps routine. I always wondered if I really needed to use that many products to get healthy silky hair.
So what are the Korean Hair Care Routine steps:
- Scalp Treatment
- Scalp Massage
- Hair Mask
- Vinegar Rinse
- Scalp Serum
- Hair Serum
Read what you actually need from that routine:
I know what you would say, “this is way too many products for my busy time”. Not so many people have time to apply all of that. I get it, I also like it when it’s fast and effective. This is why I tested and posted only those products that I personally find the best out of Korean Hair Care.
- Scalp Treatment. How important is that and should you use it?
What are scalp treatments? Scalp treatments target the root of the problem (literally) as they remove debris, dead skin cells and excess oil from the scalp. It is actually one of the best methods to stop itchy scalp and even promote hair growth. As you will be massaging the liquid into the roots of your hair, it will greatly stimulate organic growth.
The one scalp treatment that I use contains cooling effect which takes ways the pain and uncomfortable feelings. An eco-prescription containing herbal ingredients such as chamomile, rosemary and tea tree relieves itchy scalp by supplying moisture and nutrients to the scalp.
A formula containing natural AHA ingredients such as bilberry and oranges helps balancing the scalp moisture contents and keeps it clean. It is a scaler that removes waste substances and keratin from the scalp with external stimuli and sebum secretion. It contains Lygodii Spora, a raw material for plant scrubs, scaling to the fine parts of the scalp.
It is a healthy scalp care with no silicone added!
What I really love about this product is that it has a cooling effect. I like to use it in the morning together with a cooling face mask in order to have a refreshing morning.
2. Shampoo. How and why it is important?
Of course, a bottle of shampoo is a basic need for every individual. They only thing a lot of people forget is to get the right shampoo for their skin. I would suggest to get at least 3 different bottles and use them frequently as I do.
The reason is simple: Our skin remembers everything and it gets used to one product very easily. Once your scalp gets used to one brand of shampoo, it stops being effective. Hence you will need to look for another one. This is why I use 3 different brands at the same period of time. (One after another + I always foam and rinse 2 times). Like this, your scalp will remain healthy without getting used too soon.
Regardless of the skin type that you have, you would need products as per state. Means that if you have oily scalp, you not only need an oily scalp shampoo because it might damage your skin and dry it out very soon to the point of getting dandruff.
I have oily scalp and I like to wash my hair every morning. So I use one shampoo for daily or frequent use, second one would be nourishing with oils preferably, the third one would be anti hair loss.
3. Conditioner. Which one is the best?
A conditioner is a must for every time you use a shampoo. Since silicons need to close all the gaps in the hair structure which will make it sleek and soft. You can skip it every now and then only if you live in a humid climate and you brush your hair thoroughly.
If you have long or medium hair – it is a super must and you cannot skip it. Long hair gets dry more easily because the ends do not have enough oils. Under the sun and wind it gets damaged organically, so soften it up with a good moisturising conditioner (preferably with silicons).
4. Korean Leave-in Conditioner (Hair Serum)
This is my most favourite step since it is very effective and easy to use. For all those super mamas and fashionista that are busy! It’s a must-have product. Do not be afraid of silicons so much, they are not as damaging as media shows it. Actually it is even very helpful for those who care about their long hair! As I mentioned above, silicons soften the ends and makes those healthy and put together.
My very best hair serums and leave-in conditioners:
5. Korean Deep Moisturising Hair Mask
Do you really need it if you already have a conditioner and a leave-in treatment? No, only if you really have a dry damaged hair. A deep conditioning hair mask will work wonders for those who have dyed hair and those who love to experiment a lot. Especially goos for those who have Blond Hair Dye! Do not skip this step once a week!
This is what I loved:
6. Vinegar Rinse. What is it and why do I need it?
I will tell you for sure that vinegar rinse is not a Korean innovation. I am from Ukraine and I have been using vinegar since my childhood as it was normal in my country. At that time nobody heard about Korean cosmetics. You want to know which vinegar I used? I was usual vinegar from the kitchen. My favourite one was apple vinegar and I used it after I rinsed shampoo.
You can also dilute it with water or even massage it into the scalp. Wait around 2 minutes and rinse it off with water. It will work just like a silicon conditioner closing stripped ends smoothing out the structure of hair and even fighting dandruff. And voila!
Korean Vinegar Rinse is the same it just has a better smell (for example raspberries). Check it out here:
So do you really need Korean Hair Care? Absolutely! Do you need all 8 steps? Absolutely Not! I use only the most basic and I am very happy with the structure and condition of my hair! And so should you with this list of my very best Korean Hair products!
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