Why You Should Treat Your Hair Like You Treat Your Skin
You probably already have a firmly established skin care routine for your face, neck and maybe even chest by now. Whether said routine involves only a couple of products or a dozen steps. But we’re guessing your hair care routine is much shorter and features fewer products. If your locks are still less than desirable, it may be because you’re not treating your hair like your skin. Yup, your hair care regimen should include some skin care basics to really make a difference.
Just like our complexions, our strands can get dry. Especially this time of year. So you should look for hair care products that have hyaluronic acid. If you haven’t looked lately, you might be surprised. Everything from treatments to serums to shampoos and conditioners boast the hydration powerhouse.
But these products are far from one-trick ponies. Not only do they deliver much-needed moisture, they protect your mane from heat styling and pollution. They unclog hair follicles and sweep away product buildup. They also baby your scalp because a healthy scalp equals healthy hair.
Ready to put as much thought into your hair care as you do your skin care? Keep reading to discover the best products to incorporate into your routine ASAP.
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment, $9.99 at The Inkey List
The brand’s serum boasts hyaluronic acid to hydrate your strands, reduce frizz and up shine. It’ll even protect your mane from environmental pollution. You can apply it on your locks when they’re wet or dry. So it’s super easy to use.
Augustinus Bader The Scalp Treatment, $80 at Saks
Scalp care is hair care. Want proof? Check out this breakthrough serum. It creates an optimal environment for hair to not only grow but thrive by renewing and balancing the scalp. Not to mention clearing blocked follicles and strengthening and revitalizing strands. Just apply to a clean, damp scalp two to three times a week.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Shampoo, $60 at Dr. Barbara Sturm
This shampoo treats your strands and your scalp. It repairs damaged and lifeless locks while boosting both shine and volume. It’s all thanks to a combination of antioxidant-rich plant extracts that help strengthen the scalp. There’s also pro-vitamin B5 to nourish the hair shaft along with hyaluronic acid to increase hydration.
Nécessaire The Conditioner, $25 at Nécessaire
Consider this conditioner a twofer. It’ll soften your strands as it treats your scalp. Simply massage into wet hair, then rinse.
SEEN Magic Serum, $36 at SEEN
Get smoother, shinier and healthier-looking hair with this magic serum. The formula cuts down on frizz while imparting strength and protects your mane from heat styling and breakage. Apply before styling or use as a finishing serum.
Oribe Power Drops Hydration & Anti-Pollution Booster 2% Hyaluronic Acid Complex, $58 at DermStore
Oribe’s oil-based hair treatment will transform your locks. With a blend of hyaluronic acid, moringa seed extract, creatine and the brand’s signature complex, it hydrates, creates a protective barrier against free radicals and moisture loss, shields hair from external stressors plus enhances softness. All you need is a few drops to get results.
Living Proof Scalp Care Dry Scalp Treatment, $34 at Sephora
This leave-in treatment hydrates your scalp while proving relief from flaking, itching and irritation. Its vitamin B3-based microbiome complex balances your scalp's natural ecosystem. But that’s not all. Its hyaluronic acid-based molecular patch delivers hydration and moisture. So you’re left with a healthier, happier scalp.
Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Ultra Rich Hyaluronic Treatment Lotion, $45 at Sephora
Are your strands super dry? Meet their new BFF. The multitasker delivers up to 72 hours of hydration. Not to mention humidity protection and frizz reduction. It works on all hair textures and features hyaluronic acid, Kalahari melon seed oil and the brand’s signature six-oil blend.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub, $36 at Sephora
Drunk Elephant’s AHA/BHA acid blend dissolves dead skin cells and styling product buildup. It also supplies biodegradable, gentle exfoliating beads to sweep the aforementioned residue away. And there’s no need to worry about stressing out your scalp. Marula oil and mongongo oil provide protective moisture.