Updated: Jan 15
If you think this review is going to be about locks…you’re absolutely wrong. Sorry, I’m not a hardware kind of person. The locks I’m talking about are all to do with hair! That’s right, I’m shifting the vanity game here, so I’ll be talking about the 10-Step Korean HAIR Care routine. I know it sounds daunting, but trust me, these steps aren’t hard to follow, and it won’t take up a lot of time, unless you decide to do the whole routine in one go.
What Are You Talking About?
Let me start off by saying that the routine comes in two parts. One part is aimed at the scalp, while the other is aimed at the hair itself. The scalp is important because it’s where your hair grows from, and if it’s not maintained, then you’ll be sure to have dried, damaged, and flat strands.
The routine actually ensures that the scalp itself is also protected, hydrated and balanced. What I mean is that your scalp has its own pH level, i.e. it has its own acidic/alkaline level. Now, the pH level for your scalp should be between 4.5 and 5.5., so it should be a little alkaline but mostly neutral. I know…science right?
Alright, let me put it this way. What shampoo do you use? Is it the standard drugstore one, or do you use a dandruff prevention one? Oh, maybe you use those anti-fungal shampoos, you know like Nizoral or something like that? Well, these shampoos only care for the HAIR. The scalp is practically ignored when you use them, and even if they’re aimed at your scalp, I’m guessing after a few uses, your ends are already dry and splitting.
With the Korean hair care routine, both the scalp and the hair are nourished, so you don’t have to worry about having split ends or even dandruff. Here’s how it works!
What Is the Routine?
Alright, so there are 10 steps, as I’ve mentioned, to the routine. I’ve also said, don’t worry, you don’t have to do the steps all in one go, in fact, it’s best if you actually do some of them once a week, or even once every two weeks.
Plus, if you think it’s going to break your bank, it won’t. While products are around £15 - £30 (I’m British, sue me), you won’t need to buy them like every week, or ever month. Some of them last as long as three or four months! So, you’ll be good for a while.
Alright, enough blabbering, here are the steps:
1. SCALP SCALER/SCRUB (X1 A WEEK)
2. SHAMPOO AND SCALP MASSAGER (DEPENDS ON YOU)
3. CONDITIONER (AGAIN…DEPENDS ON YOU)
4. HAIR MASK (X1 A WEEK)
5. VINEGAR RINSE (X1 A WEEK OR X1 EVERY 2 WEEKS)
6. SCALP TREATMENT (X1 A WEEK OR X1 EVERY 2 WEEKS)
7. SCALP TONIC (EVERY TIME YOU WASH YOUR HAIR)
8. SCALP ESSENCE (EVERY TIME YOU WASH YOUR HAIR)
9. HAIR SERUM (EVERY TIME YOU WASH YOUR HAIR)
10. MISCELLANY (EVERY TIME YOU WASH YOUR HAIR)
Ok, there’s a lot to uncover here, so let me take this step by step in later posts. For now, do you see what I mean about it looking complicated, but it actually isn’t? I mean almost half the steps you do, only need to be done once a week, and if you do start carrying out the routine, you won’t need to wash your hair that often anyway. So you won’t be using up so much product!
I absolutely love this routine; I’ve been using it for the last three months, after I had my ends trimmed because they were TERRIBLE, and I've not had to worry about dandruff or split ends! I mean, normally, three months after going to the salon, my ends already start looking like dead grass, it's dry and damaged, despite my attempts at drowning them in conditioner, masks and serums. I can never get them to look as clean as they do when I leave the salon!
Ok, what you guys have to know is that I have very thick hair, so when it’s long, the ends get so damaged from the lack of hydration, I end up just putting my hair up in a ponytail. In fact, I’d need to get my hair cut less than every six months, because they’d be so damaged. With this routine, I’ve not seen a dry or split strand at all, and if I did, it was probably because the hairdresser I went to missed some (when I’d left the salon I’d noticed a few on my way home, so I’m attributing those to that salon).
Believe me, every time I look in the mirror, I always admire my hair now, it’s sort of my vanity point. My skin could be too dry or too oily at times, and my nails can be cut too short, but ever since I started using the Korean hair care routine, my hair has always been immaculate, even if the scalp’s a bit oily! It’s never dry or damaged.
So, do I recommend the routine? Hell yes! It’s an absolute must if you want to grow it out, and even if it’s short, I’d still recommend it, since it takes care of your scalp and helps your hair to grow stronger and fuller.
So, after reading this post, are you guys going to try out this routine? Let me know! Show me what your hair looks like after a week or two and tell me if it’s worked for you!
Well, that’s it from me today, I’ll see you next time, and hopefully, I’ll be able to breakdown these routines, and what products I’d recommend.