Skincare for Your Hair is About To Be All the Rage

January 04, 2022

It's a new wave of hair care called the "skinification" of hair.

You're probably familiar with the benefits of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and salicylic acid for your skin. Now, what if we told you that the benefits of these ingredients extend beyond your face?

There's been a recent rise of popular skincare ingredients used in hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Some are aptly calling this wave the "skinification of hair." To find out if there are true benefits of adding these ingredients into your hair care routine, we tapped dermatologists and cosmetic chemists. Keep reading for a breakdown of the ingredients traditionally used in skincare that are now popping up in hair care and learn about their uses and benefits. 

The Benefits of Ceramides for Hair

Other popular ingredients for both skin and hair are ceramides. "Ceramides are waxy lipids that in skincare, work as an occlusive to seal moisture into the skin," explains Krupa Koestline, a clean cosmetic chemist and founder of KKT Consultants. As far as hair goes, it seals the hair shaft, locks in moisture, and protects them from external damage, like heat or styling damage. "There are also studies showing that ceramides in scalp care can help induce hair growth," says Koestline.

Try the Cuvée Beauty Première Treatment Masque ($40, nordstrom.com) made with a mix of ceramides, truffle extracts, pea proteins, and champagne extract to smooth and soften the hair.

 

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