Skinification Of Hair

Skinification Of Hair : Not Just Another Beauty Fad!

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

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Haircare has come a long way in recent years, and the latest trend to hit the market is skinification of hair. This practice involves treating your scalp like you would your skin, and it's not just another beauty fad! When it comes to haircare we have been focusing on maintaining shiny, smooth hair and controlling hair fall. Scalpcare used to be limited to getting rid of dandruff and flaky scalp. But the recent trends indicate a drastic change in the conversations occurring around scalp care. Many haircare brands have launched and are launching products which are specially formulated to improve scalp health. Skinification is crucial for the health of your hair and scalp, and in this blog post, we will get the complete scoop on skinification of hair and how to incorporate it in your haircare routine!

What is Skinification Of Hair?

Healthy scalp

Skinification of hair is the practice of treating your scalp like you would your skin. This means using skincare principles, such as cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, nourishment and protection to care for your scalp. Our scalp is home to thousands of hair follicles and sweat glands, making it an important part of our overall hair health. Skinification recognizes this and aims to improve the health of our scalp to improve the appearance and health of our hair, as a healthy scalp is the prerequisite for healthy hair. The products formulated for scalp treatment are infused with popular skincare actives. Simply put, treating the scalp skin as your facial skin and giving it the same TLC as your facial skin is what skinification is all about.

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Why Incorporate It In Your Haircare?

Hair Fall

The barrier function of the scalp skin is lower as compared to the facial skin, that's why incorporating skinification into your haircare regime is important to boost scalp health and improve hair health. The nourishment to the hair reaches through the scalp. If your scalp is well-nourished, all the vital nutrients travel through the roots to the tip of the hair, promoting growth of healthy hair. By bringing together the vital steps of skincare and haircare, you can take care of your scalp in a better way. That is what skinification is all about. There are many benefits to incorporating skinification into your hair care routine.

Dead skin cells, debris, sebum and product buildup can accumulate on your scalp, clogging the pores of the scalp, leading to unhealthy scalp, resulting in hair fall. Cleanliness should be your top priority when it comes to your scalp. Neglecting scalp health can lead to itchy, dry scalp and various scalp conditions such as dandruff, scalp psoriasis, seborhheic dermatitis, which ultimately leads to hair fall, thinning, hair breakage and split ends.

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What Does A Skinification Routine Include?

Skinification Routine

A skinification routine for your hair is no different from your skincare routine as the basic steps are the same in both. These steps can vary depending on your hair type, but they generally include scalp exfoliation, cleansing, hydration, and protection.

  1. Scalp Exfoliation: Exfoliation can help remove any buildup on your scalp, such as dead skin cells, excess oil, and product buildup. This buildup can clog hair follicles, leading to hair loss and breakage. Exfoliating can improve blood flow to the scalp, fortifying the hair follicles with vital nutrients and promoting hair growth. Exfoliate your scalp once or twice depending upon your scalp type. There are several ways to exfoliate your scalp, including using a scalp scrub, a scalp massager, or a soft-bristle brush. You should definitely try ThriveCo Exfoliating Scalp Scrub. The supercharged formulation deeply exfoliates and rejuvenates your scalp.
  2. Scalp Cleansing: Scalp cleanser can help to get rid of all the gunk and buildup. Use a shampoo that is gentle on your scalp and which does not rob your hair and scalp of its natural oil. Depending upon your scalp and hair type, you can use a scalp cleanser 2-3 times a week on the scalp.
  3. Scalp Hydration: Hydration is essential for both your skin and scalp. A well-hydrated scalp can improve the health of your hair, making it shinier and stronger. When your scalp is dehydrated, it can result in a dry, itchy and flaky scalp which is prone to dandruff. Incorporating scalp moisturizer such as hydrating serum/ oil into your scalp care routine can prevent dry scalp conditions and improve the appearance of your hair. The Scalp Vitalizing Serum from ThriveCo contains Advanced Hyaluronic Acid that deeply hydrates your scalp and shoots up stronger hair growth. 
  4. Scalp Protection: Just like your facial skin, your hair and scalp also need protection from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV rays. Use haircare products containing UV filters. You also need to protect your hair from heat damage due to excessive use of styling tools. Using a heat protectant serum may help reduce damage done by the use of styling tools. Using a hair sunscreen or wearing a hat can help protect your hair from these stressors.

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"I really loved the Thriveco Scalp scrub. I have a itchy Scalp After using this scrub i am feeling better. It really worked on my scalp."

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Skinification of hair is a crucial step in maintaining healthy hair and scalp. Overlapping skincare and haircare principles to tailor a new beauty regime which can improve the overall health and appearance of your scalp and hair is the foundation of the skinification of hair. Remember, a healthy scalp equals healthy hair! So, if you want to improve the appearance of your hair, start incorporating skinification into your hair care routine today.

About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.




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