A Guide to the Korean Hair Care Routine

Korean beauty trends have taken the world by storm in all three areas: skincare, hair care, and makeup.

Have you ever scrolled through social media and been mesmerised by the unbelievably smooth, shiny hair everyone in Korea seems to have? 

Well, it's not just genetics. The secret lies in their meticulous hair care routines, and the good news is that you can achieve the same results at home! 

You don't need a ten-step process to achieve gorgeous hair. This guide will introduce you to the basic Korean hair care routine for beginners, leaving your hair soft, healthy, and oh-so-shiny.

Basic Hair Care Routine for Beginners


A gentle shampoo that cleanses the scalp without stripping away natural oils is the foundation of any good hair care routine. 

Choose a shampoo formulated for your hair type – hydrating for dry hair, clarifying for oily hair, and color-safe for dyed hair. 

Focus on cleansing your scalp by massaging the shampoo in circular motions with your fingertips.

Product Suggestion:

1 ) Lador Keratin LPP Shampoo

 2 ) Lador Damage Protector Acid Shampoo

Scalp Exfoliation

While not an everyday step, scalp exfoliation is a game-changer for healthy hair growth. 

Dead skin cell buildup on the scalp can clog hair follicles and hinder hair growth. 

Once a week, use a scalp exfoliator to gently remove these cells, promoting a healthy scalp environment.

Product Suggestion:

 1 ) Lador Scalp Scaling Spa


After shampooing, replenish moisture with a conditioner suitable for your hair type. 

Apply conditioner from mid-lengths to ends, avoiding the roots to prevent greasy buildup. Let the conditioner sit for a few minutes to allow for deep penetration before rinsing thoroughly.

Product Suggestion:

 1) Lador Hydro LPP Treatment (Conditioner) 

 2 ) Lador Moisture Balancing Conditioner

Hair Serum

Serums are lightweight hair care products packed with concentrated nutrients that target specific concerns. 

Apply a small amount of hair serum to damp hair, focusing on the ends for extra protection against breakage and frizz. They can also be applied to dry hair to keep the hair soft and hydrated between washes.

Product Suggestion:

1) Lador Wonder Hair Oil

 2)  Lador Snail Sleeping Hair Ampoule (Leave-in treatment)


 3 ) Lador Keratin Power Glue Hair Ampoule

Heat Protection 

As heat styling can damage your hair, it is important to use heat styling tools. 

Always remember to apply a heat protectant spray before blow-drying, straightening, or curling your hair. This forms a barrier that minimises heat damage and keeps your hair looking healthy.

Product Suggestion:

1 ) Lador Thermal Protection Spray

Wrapping Up

Following these basic steps will give you a strong foundation for healthy, beautiful hair. 

Always remember that consistency is key! 

As you progress on your hair care journey, you can explore additional treatments and masks to customize your routine further and address specific needs. 

But for now, stick to the simplicity and effectiveness of this beginner-friendly Korean hair care approach!