Honestly speaking, we have a lot to thank K-Beauty for. From introducing us to the marvels of a double cleanse to pleasing every lazy girl out there with easy-to-use sheet masks, the K-beauty skincare routine has been revolutionary in more ways than one.
Therefore, when we discovered that Korean women also have a dedicated step-by-step hair care routine, we were compelled to give it a shot. Read on to know all about the 6-step Korean hair care routine that promises to give you glossy hair. And if their silky, soft and lustrous hair is anything to go by, we are sure you won’t be disappointed.
- Step #01: Exfoliate
- Step #02: Cleanse
- Step #03: Massage
- Step #04: Hydrate
- Step #05: Mask
- Step #06: Serum
Step #01: Exfoliate
Just as exfoliation plays a really important role in keeping your skin healthy and glowing, exfoliating your scalp does a similar job too. It helps get rid of product build-up, dead skin cells, dirt, grime and oil to thoroughly clean the scalp, stimulate dormant hair follicles and promote better hair growth.
To do this, all you need is a boar bristled brush, especially if you have dry and frizzy hair. This brush will help to evenly distribute the natural oils of your scalp as well as eliminate scalp impurities. Simply brush your hair starting from the roots all the way down to the tips. Ensure that the bristles are brushing against the surface of your scalp for best results.
Step #02: Cleanse
Now that you have loosened up all the scalp impurities, it is time to clean it all out using shampoo. It is best to use a shampoo that is packed with some hair-loving ingredients. We recommend using the Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree and Vetiver Aroma Radical Refresher Shampoo as it helps refresh and rejuvenate dull strands and adds a boost of shine.
Step #03: Massage
Instead of just rubbing the shampoo over your scalp and rinsing it out, the Korean hair care regimen involves taking the time to massage the shampoo into your scalp for a couple of minutes. This stimulates blood circulation and improves the absorption of the hair care products to follow.
Step #04: Hydrate
If you skip this vital hair care routine step, trust us, you’re doing your precious hair a lot of harm. The conditioner is meant to repair and hydrate your tips. Your tips require a lot more moisture than your roots, simply because they’re older than the roots. Hence, apply the conditioner from the mid-length to the tips to intensely moisturise them.
Step #05: Mask
Do you think any K-Beauty routine can ever be complete without a mask? After the conditioner, it is time to apply a deeper and richer moisturising mask to deliver some extra shine and goodness to your hair. Pick a mask with hydrating ingredients such as argan oil, olive oil, etc. Apply this mask only on the lengths of wet hair and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
Step #06: Serum
Just like a face serum, hair serum is packed with active ingredients that repair, nourish and condition your scalp. Pick a serum that promises to deal with your hair concerns. This will help nourish your scalp, seal in the hydration and protect your hair from environmental aggressors.