If the 10 step Korean skincare routine is the key to flawless and healthy skin, the 10 step scalp routine is the secret behind sexy, luscious locks. Korean women are just as invested in the health and beauty of their hair to the point they include a plethora of hair serums, essences and balms into their hair care routines. This habit is so ingrained in the Korean culture that the realization Western women simply make do with shampoo and conditioner comes as a huge shock to their Korean counterparts!
One haircare product that is very popular in South Korea and that I use myself in my hair care routine is Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Oil Serum. What sets this serum apart from other products of this kind is its lightweight texture: despite its high oil content, it doesn’t leave a greasy residue on the hair and doesn’t weight it down.
The key ingredient is camellia oil, a pale amber-green oil that is derived from the seeds of the Camellia flowers that grow on the pristine island of Jeju, where Innisfree is based. Camellia oil is particularly nourishing for the hair because it is a rich source of essential fatty acids, which easily penetrate the hair, moisturizing and strengthening it from within. This makes this oil particularly good for hair that’s been left damaged and weak by harsh chemical treatments, such as dying and perming.
Whenever I get out of the shower and my hair is still damp after washing, I pour two pumps of this hair oil serum onto the palm of my hands, rub them together and apply it on the lengths, paying particularly attention to the ends, which, being the oldest part of your hair, tends to be the most damaged. Then, I gently pat the little residue that’s left on my hands on the top of my scalp to moisturize the roots too.
Not only does the oil hair serum makes my hair softer and easier to style, but it also imparts a vibrant bounce and a beautiful, healthy shine to my mane. On top of it, it completely banishes frizzy hair without causing unwanted buildup and leaves my hair smelling like a bouquet of flowers. The fragrance lingers for hours on hand, leaving a lovely scented trail behind me wherever I go.
Summary: Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Oil Serum deeply moisturizes and strengthens hair from within, leaving it softer, bouncier and shinier.
Claims: A premium hair serum that effectively protects the hair while also providing proper nourishment to keep it bouncy, silky and smooth.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Isododecane, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Glycolipids, C12015 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance.
Where to buy: Amazon