Why is Skinification the new thing for hair?

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First, let’s start with what Skinification is. 

If you’re not familiar with the term, Skinification has only surfaced fairly recently. The word itself, we mean. So don’t go feeling too old on us. We can confirm it’s definitely one of those neologisms coined for Gen Z. Like ‘yeet’ – but we won’t even begin to try and understand that one.

Basically in all its glory, Skinification represents the major movement in transcending from intensified, chemically enhanced, “made for hair” only hair products, to products containing more sophisticated skincare formulas. In short, it means putting what you would normally apply to your face, onto your scalp. 

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No, we don’t mean replacing the shampoo with a moisturiser. 

Just look at it this way: your scalp is made up of skin as well. If we’re promoting a renewal of skin cells, where does that lead us? Because to our knowledge, pretty sure if you promote renewal on your head, you’ll be nourishing those cuticles and hair follicles for a higher chance of regrowth.

“Does this mean I can apply hyaluronic acid to my scalp?” – don’t laugh. Valid question, and a yes to that one. You can, in fact, apply a few drops of hyaluronic acid to prevent scalp dryness. And less dry scalp, means less thinning of hair. Hyaluronic is normally used on the face to absorb other products because it’s a natural humectant – Skinification identifies the benefits of skincare formulas on your face, and transfers that to hair care.

Are you following now? 

So why is Skinification one of the most important facets to healthy hair now? Over the years, people have become accustomed to finding the deep-rooted solutions, rather than ones that yield no long-term results.

Founder of Christophe Robin preaches it. “I always recommend that people think of the scalp as an extension of their face.”

It is. Come on, what do you think comes after your forehead at the hairline? This whole time, did you think that the area surrounding turns into phalanges? You’ve got to give it to the new gen for discovering life hacks like these. 

If you’re still falling behind, here’s another example to help you understand. 

After a night out, what does your pre-slumber skincare routine look like? The standard: cleansing oil, facewash, mist, oil/acid, sleeping mask. You could be including a few more steps in that list, but as a general consensus, let’s roll with this. 

Divide this list into two segments. 

Dirt buildup and removal:

  1. Cleansing oil
  2. Facewash


“The other things I need to do in order to rejuvenate and replenish my skin”

  1. Everything else.


With your hair care routine currently- sorry sucker, you’re only doing the first segment.

Product buildup is a disconcerting aggressor that can lead to health issues with your hair. But you’re removing this excess buildup with your shampoo, coating it with a conditioner (short-term gain by the way, invest in a Cuticle cream), and then what? What’s next? 

Blowdry.

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What a lacklustre process. That’s like washing your face, and then skipping the other steps. We go the extra mile and invest in post-treatments for our facial complexion, because we’ve been conditioned to separate the two. Hair is hair, and skin is skin – lest we forget that hair comes from skin, and healthy hair grows through healthy skin. So really, the Skinification movement makes sense if what you’re trying to achieve is essentially the same.

Think about the effort you put into cleansing your skin, removing the dirt and debris and performing the extractions. Applying treatments such as serums or growth essences can help nourish, detoxify and restore balance to the scalp. Much like using active acids or face oils to restore balance to your face. The trick is to look for ingredients typically found in skincare formulations and go from there.

The key word present in the concept of Skinification is restoration. Everything else you use after the first segment heeds towards restoring what has been stripped away by the very environmental factors you are removing. Just before the second segment takes place.If you’re consistently removing debris from your hair by washing it, but not doing anything afterwards for restoration, then the results would be similar to that of your face. A bit more clearer now?

Get a fast track to really, really, really good hair through a few of our essences which contain an array of natural ingredients also commonly used for skincare. Japonica leaf and ginseng root extract, to name a few:

“Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Carborner, Acrylates, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aqua, Alcohol.”

“Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Carborner, Acrylates, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aqua, Alcohol.”

“Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Carborner, Acrylates, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aqua, Alcohol.”

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.

 

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