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If you’ve been following the blog over the past month, you know that I recently switched up my skincare routine to focus much more on anti-aging. I’ve always been a skincare advocate, but now that I’m in my late-30s and have gone through the emotional swings of having kids (which as my fellow mamas know, effects your skin in multiple ways!), I’m much more conscious about what kinds of products I use and how they’re protecting my skin from free radicals and other environmental factors that contribute to premature aging. My next beauty project: anti-aging hair care.

When most people think about aging hair, they think of strands going gray. But because your scalp is actually the same skin that’s on your face, it’s also subject to aging due to scalp issues like dryness and flaking, which then impacts the youthfulness of your hair. When scalp skin is under a high level of oxidative stress, the hair can be damaged, thus impacting the quality of growing hair as it matures within the follicle. This can result in hair dullness, loss of shine, and breakage. So just like your face, your scalp needs to be future-proofed with scalp care, so it can continue to produce strong, vibrant strands that aren’t brittle and prone to breakage.

I recently started researching reliable hair care brands that offer products with future-proofing benefits, and was surprised to find that Head & Shoulders was on the list—in fact, it’s the first haircare brand to win a skin award from Cosmopolitan magazine, for its Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner!

Growing up, my mom, who has straight, fine hair, always used Head & Shoulders, but I never thought it could work on my curly hair type. Now knowing all the skincare benefits of the Smooth & Silky Shampoo & Conditioner, I gave it a chance and am loving the results so far! Like my facial complexion, my scalp has been struggling postpartum, leading to super dry skin and lots of breakage. The Smooth & Silky Collection moisturizes, rejuvenates, detoxifies, and restores balance to my scalp, which creates a healthier foundation for hair to grow.

I’m happy to report that my hair looks and feels healthier after using it for just 3 weeks! It feels clean each time I shampoo, while still maintaining the moisture my curls desperately need, and my postpartum fall-out has even settled down a bit, which I couldn’t be happier about. Just goes to show that caring for the skin on your head is just as important as caring for the skin on your face!