It’s likely that you’ve never heard of Hemiskaran before, so don’t get in the way of your referral. Hemiscaran is a lightweight moisturizing oil produced by fermentation of sugar-based plants. It has been widely used in the skin care business for many years and has just joined more and more ingredients that have created a crossover to the hair care market. So why is it causing such a storm in that new hair care environment?
Simply put, Hemiscalan gives your hair many of the good things that silicone-based products usually do, but with some of the less desirable side effects subtracted. Unlike silicone, it does not cause accumulation and is biodegradable. Did you get your attention? Good – read to read more!
Hemis Karan vs Squalene
You may not be familiar with Hemiskaran, but you may have crossed the road with Squalane before. Squalane is a derivative of squalene, a polyunsaturated hydrocarbon, and is a well-established and reliable moisturizer in both hair and skin care businesses. There are similarities between Hemiskaran and Squalene. Both are naturally produced from sugar cane. It moisturizes, protects, repairs, penetrates the hair shaft and, in the process, adds shine and bounce to the hair.
The main difference between the two components is the low molecular weight of hemisqualene. This gives you a lighter texture and prevents your hair from becoming too heavy or too greasy.
As with many products, you need to make sure that the Hemiscaran you are using comes from a reliable source. Read the label to see what the label is and how it is manufactured. There are many products on the market, including Hemis Squalene, so shop for a reputable product at an affordable price.
What is it for?
Hemiskaran strengthens hair and prevents damage. It also hydrates and moisturizes your strands, and helps reduce annoying curly hair and splatters. Its lightweight texture means it will be quickly absorbed by your strands. If you think you already have a hair care product that does this for you, you’re probably right. The problem is that many of these products contain silicone.
Now, silicone is not a terrible ingredient by reasonable standards, but it has some unwanted side effects. It tends to leave lumps in the hair, is not water soluble, and is difficult to wash off. The fact that it is non-biodegradable also means that it is not good for the environment.
Hemiskaran does not have these problems. It can be used daily or as needed. It is suitable for all hair types, but people with dry or frizzy hair are most likely to appreciate its benefits. People with very fine hair should use it with caution. Even a product with a light texture will be heavy on fine hair, so apply it little by little until it is effective.
Hemiscaran is still a relatively new arrival in the hair care market, so there is no scientific research to quantify its benefits, but so far all feedback is positive. However, as with many materials, there are some issues to be aware of.
People who are already suffering from hair accumulation are advised not to start using Hemisqualene until the problem is resolved. This is due to the ability of the ingredients to put a protective sticker on the hair. If you already have product buildups or scaly hair on your hair, sealing it will only exacerbate the problem. Similarly, people with scalp problems such as seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, psoriasis, and scalp inflammation should seek advice from a dermatologist before using this product.
How to use
This product can be used daily or as many times as needed. This ingredient has a little effect, so apply only a small amount. To use as a moisturizer, moisturize it, apply it to clean hair and spread it over the hair with your fingers or a comb. It can also be used for dry hair if you tame curly hair or fly away. Hemiscaran can also be used in combination with other ingredients as part of a hair mask.
The use of Hemiscalan in hair care products continues to grow, seeing other skin care products used in the hair industry. Primarily, this trend is driven by the desire to replace harmful or unwanted side-effecting ingredients with natural alternatives. It also acknowledges that our hair tresses deserve the same kind of care and attention that our skin receives.
If you’re concerned about your hair care routine or hair health, there’s never been a better time to ask for help. Vinci Hair Clinic offers free, non-obligatory consultation with one of our hair experts for all new clients. What do you hate about it? Get in touch and book your appointment today!