Up your Hair Care Routine

Just when you think you have the perfect hair care routine, the industry comes up with another innovation. If you’re wondering which are trends and which are genuine advances, here are a few suggested essentials for your routine right now:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A targets the pores in your scalp to produce more oil, specifically sebum, which keeps strands hydrated and full of shine. Hair supplements are common and you can find treatments and shampoos with vitamin A.

Just don’t overdo it — excess vitamin A can cause headaches and nausea.

Castor oil

Essential oils are full of healthy fats for nutrition, and some can nourish and moisturize your hair, promoting growth and elasticity. To use, simply apply the oil to damp hair. Then shampoo and condition. For fine hair, double cleanse and avoid applying directly to the scalp to avoid limp hair and oily roots.

Rosemary oil

Rosemary has anti-inflammatory properties to improve scalp blood circulation and healthy growth and it moisturizes the scalp. Mix in a couple drops with another oil, like coconut or jojoba, and massage directly into the scalp. Wait 20 minutes, then shampoo.

You can also opt for products that contain rosemary oil or leaf.

Hyaluronic acid

You already know how this helps your skin. It’s no wonder it helps hair also, locking in moisture and protecting hair from environmental pollution. Find a brand that has it included, like The INKEY List’s Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment.


Protein is essential for healthy hair. It strengthens weak hair and builds resilience. Look for products that contain proteins such as keratin, wheat protein or panthenol to seal off the cuticle for smoother hair and prevent frizz and split ends.

Glycolic acid

This acid promotes a healthy microbiome and removes build-up by balancing the natural oils and supporting the hair follicles. Look for a glycolic acid scalp treatment like Difeel Elite Glycolic Acid & Biotin Stimulating Hair Serum.

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