You’re lathering your hair with expensive shampoos and conditioners, you’re working a weekly mask through the lengths and you're giving your ends a deep treatment as often as you possibly can. So why isn’t your hair reciprocating the love you’re giving it?
The secret to truly healthy-looking hair is often overlooked- and it all starts at the scalp.
We spend so much time (and money) caring for the lengths of our hair and our scalp is often neglected. Scalp care is an important part of hair care, it’s important that our hair care routine encompasses a scalp treatment, too. So, for healthier looking hair, it’s time to embrace “skinification.”
What is skinification?
A relatively new term in the hair care space, skinification is far more than a beauty buzzword. At its simplest, skinification refers to the use of hair care formulas with the same high efficacy ingredients as your facial skincare.
Our scalp is, of course, our skin too- so why do we so rarely treat it with the care we give the rest of our skin? Skinification is all about treating your scalp the same multi-layered way you approach your skin, and it’s the secret to seriously healthy hair.
Why is scalp care so important?
We place so much emphasis on the lengths and ends of our hair, but the secret to a good hair day starts where the hair itself starts- the scalp!
The roots of the hair begin at the scalp, so if your scalp is congested or unhealthy, it can prevent your hair from growing healthy and strong. As the hair grows from follicles found on the scalp, it’s important to ensure those follicles are clean and clear. Follicles that are congested with oils or build-up, blocked by dry cells or are under-nourished will lead to lackluster and unhealthy-looking hair.
In the same way we treat blocked facial pores with a multi-step routine, it’s important that we treat our scalp with a similar approach.
How to look after your scalp
The first step for a truly happy scalp is exfoliation. Exfoliation, as it does for skin anywhere on the body, works to both remove dead and dry skin cells and stimulate the turnover of new skin cells. Scalp exfoliation is the key to ensuring those all-important follicles aren’t congested or blocked, allowing your hair to grow freely. We recommend using the Sukin Natural Balance Scalp Scrub once or twice per week, depending on the current condition of your scalp, to remove product build up, dry cells and excess oil from the skin. This particular scrub is suitable for all skin and hair types and, being a natural product, doesn’t use any harsh chemicals that could strip the skin and hair of its important natural, protective oils. Plus, it uses a naturally refreshing blend of Peppermint, Ginger & Nettle to leave your scalp feeling deeply cleansed & energised.
Following your scalp exfoliation, soothe the skin by applying a scalp treatment like the Sukin Sensitive Micellar Scalp Masque. In the same way that you would restore moisture to your facial skin following an exfoliation, it’s important to give back to the scalp after using a scrub. This one minute treatment harnesses the hydrating properties of natural Argan, Coconut and Avocado oils while Chamomile Extract and Maize Complex work to soothe the scalp, and can be used as both a pre-shampoo treatment or a post-conditioner scalp mask.
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