What is Korean scalp care?
Korean scalp care products are hair care products that work by nourishing the scalp and strengthen hair roots, to give you healthier, fuller and lustrous hair. Being an extension of the face, it is important to ensure that your scalp is healthy and well taken care of to maintain a healthy head of hair. In addition, while scalp care can seem like a difficult task, it is actually a lot easier than it seems as you only require an additional step or two and this can be customized to suit your individual preferences or hair needs. After all, healthy scalp forms the foundation for your hair to grow long and strong!
Types of Korean scalp care products
Being an important part of your day to day hair care routine, there are a number of types of scalp care products that you may like to incorporate. These different scalp care products work best when used in conjunction with other hair care products such as shampoo and conditioner, hair essence, hair treatments and so on. Here are the most commonly found scalp treatment products and how to use each one of them.
Hair tonic is a watery-type of scalp treatment product that is applied or sprayed directly onto your scalp to nourish and energize your hair roots. This concentrated scalp care product have different functions depending on their main ingredients, for instance, rosemary hair tonic is often used to promote thicker, fuller-looking hair, whereas tea tree is used for scalp and hair that is excessively oily and require moisture balance.
Hair tonic is often used on wet or damp hair, but they can also be used on towel-dried hair. For best results, it is always advisable to first wash your hair using shampoo and conditioner of your choice, then apply a liberal amount of hair tonic all over your scalp and gently massage to allow for better absorption.
Scalp Exfoliator or Scalp Scrub
Scalp exfoliator or scalp scrub is a gently exfoliating scalp care product that has a granulated or slightly coarse texture to eliminate dead skin cells, control excess sebum and prevent buildup on your scalp. The way this product works is that it removes any hair product build up such as hair styling products, dead skin cells and excess sebum, to leave your hair feeling ‘light’ and fresh instantly! In addition, scalp scrub Australia is a great solution for dry, itchy scalp as they leave a refreshing, soothing finish after rinsing.
To use scalp scrub, first start by shampooing your hair in the usual way that you do. Then, dispense an adequate amount of scalp scrub directly onto your scalp and use gentle, circular motions to massage the product. Alternatively, you can use a brush or exfoliating glove as well. Once that is done, simply rinse it away and continue with a hair conditioner.
Just like facial serums, scalp serums or scalp boosters are scalp treatment products that penetrate deep into the layers of the skin, to deliver nourishment and vitamins to your hair and scalp. With a large variety of active ingredients added to suit different hair and skin types, it is easy to find the most suitable scalp serum for you. Commonly found ingredients in scalp serums or scalp boosters include proteins from plant extracts to strengthen hair roots, gentle chemical exfoliants to control excess sebum and prevent buildup of dead skin cells, rosemary and herbs to revitalize lifeless, dull-looking hair, and so on.
To apply scalp serums, ensure that your hair has been cleansed with shampoo and conditioner. Begin by dividing your hair into sections and apply directly onto the roots of your hair, giving it a gentle massage with your fingertips or the soft silicone massager tip if your scalp serum comes with it.
Scalp Mask Pack
Scalp mask pack is a wash off hair mask designed to nourish and moisturise both your scalp and hair. Just like wash off face masks, sscalp mask packs are applied onto your hair roots and left on before rinsing. They can be used in lieu of your conditioner as they can provide the deep moisture and nourishment your hair needs. Depending on your hair type and preference, you can choose to apply scalp mask packs a few times each week.
When using scalp treatment masks, apply a generous amount directly onto your hair and scalp after shampooing. Gently massage the product in and leave it on for at least 5-10 minutes before rinsing it thoroughly.No hair care routine is complete without the addition of scalp treatment products. Not only do scalp treatments help revitalize your hair roots, they also help maintain optimal moisture balance and supports healthy hair growth for silky-smooth, lustrous and bouncy hair. Shop scalp treatment at BONIIK – the best Korean beauty, skin care and makeup store in Australia!