Hair essence is a very important product when it comes to Korean hair routines. It makes your hair smoother and gives a shine to it. That’s why most people use hair essences. There are many different brands of essences, but after years of trying out products. I have made a list of the 8 Best Korean Hair essences.
1. Lador – Eco Silk Ring Hair Essence
The Lador Eco Silk Ring Hair Essence is a leave-in treatment for your hair. It protects your hair from getting more frizzy and works as a great moisturizer. The product will last throughout the whole day, and it should be applied to towel-dried hair.
What I really like about this hair essence is that it’s blended with organic jojoba oil and olive oil. These ingredients make your hair very soft and smooth. The Lador brand is very famous in Korea, and lots of products use this. That’s why it’s on the first spot of this whole list.
From my experience, this essence has improved my hair a lot, but it took some time. When I started using this, I didn’t notice a huge difference, but after 2 to 3 weeks, my hair started getting very soft and way smoother. Still, to this day, I use this hair essence because I genuinely like it.
If you are looking for a hair essence that works for all hair types and want real results. This is one of the best options out there. I highly recommend you trying this out at least once in your lifetime.
2. Kumano Cosme – Shikioriori Tsubaki Camellia Oil Hair Essence
The Kumano Cosme Shikioriori Tsubaki Camellia Oil Hair Essence is a hair essence that uses camellia oil. The camellia oil helps your scalp prevent itchiness and moisturizes it very well. The hair essence can be used on dry and wet hair, but I personally like to apply it on dry hair.
If you apply it on dry hair, you smell the scent a bit more which, is what I really like. Another plus about this hair essence is that it also works as a protectant. It gives your hair a protection layer from heat and UVB damages.
The bottle is extremely easy to use and works for all hair types. I advise you to use this hair essence every time you are shampooing your hair. This way, your hair will feel very refreshed after using the hair essence.
What’s also important about using this hair essence it sprays from a distance and not too close. For the best results, you should spray from about 10 to 15 cm away. This way, all the parts of your hair will be hit and get the essence.
3. Nature Republic – Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Essence
The Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Essence is one of the better hair essences that work really well for damaged hair. This hair essence makes your hair less dry while also leaving it moisturized.
You could use this hair essence every day when you wake up, but I normally use this hair essence once a week because I have too many other products to use.
What I really like about this hair essence is that it maintains a healthy look and gives a great shine to your hair. The shine will stay throughout the whole day without adding other products.
Another plus about this product is that the bottle will last you really long. You only need a tiny amount of the essence to make it work. Normally a bottle of this hair essence lasts me between 2 to 3 months when used 3x a week.
If you are looking for an excellent treatment for dry or damaged hair. This is the perfect product for you. It’s great for straight or curly hair, and it also leaves a great scent to it. It doesn’t feel too heavy on the hair, and it doesn’t make your hair oily at all.
4. Innisfree – My Hair Recipe Strength Tonic Essence
The innisfree My Hair Recipe Strength Tonic Essence is great for people that want to boost their hair. The hair essence strengthens your hair while it also keeps your hair intact.
If you are going to use this hair essence, make sure you shake it before using it. This way, the ingredients from the bottom will mix with the whole bottle.
What I really like about this product is that it’s silicone-free. That means there aren’t any harsh chemicals inside. Harsh chemicals are very bad for the hair and often could lead to hair thinning or even hair loss.
The hair essence also contains Jeju phytoncide complex and ginseng. I have used this hair essence myself, and it really works.
My hair felt a lot stronger after using this hair essence. The only downside is that you really go with 1 bottle. So I recommend you to buy 2 or 3 if you really like this hair essence. It saves on shipping, and there’s probably a discount code.
One of my friends that has a very dry scalp also started using this hair essence, and she really liked it. Her hair got less flaky, and the dryness was gone, only after using it for 1 week.
5. Dariya – Camellia Oil Hair Essence
The Dariya Camellia Oil Hair Essence is a very lightweight essence that isn’t sticky. It’s formulated with red and white camellia oils that work really well as a moisturizer. The hair essence also repairs the damaged hair follicles while leaving your hair with a shiny look.
What I really like about this hair essence is that the bottle lasts you pretty long. It has 100ml, and for me, it lasted around 2 months, which is pretty long if you compare it to other products.
With this hair essence, it’s better to spray it on wet hair rather than dry. If you spray it on wet hair, it will absorb very quickly into it, leaving your hair very smooth. The bottle feels very premium as if it came from a luxury store.
Another plus about the hair essence is that it’s anti-frizz. It makes your hair feel very smooth, and it also works great as a heat protectant. This product is totally worth the price and I’m restocking it myself pretty soon.
6. Village 11 Factory – Perfect Day Shining Hair Essence
The Village 11 Factory Perfect Day Shining Hair Essence is perfect for people with normal to dry hair. It’s an excellent moisturizer that is plant-based. This essence, you have to apply differently from the other ones.
What’s special about this hair essence is that it isn’t a spray. You have to use your hands to rub it in your hair. However, I think this is a better way to apply it since you know for sure you’ve covered all the dry spots on your hair.
What I really like about this hair essence is that it’s formulated with 8 types of different plant-based oils. You don’t see this often, so it’s a very good feature to have when buying the perfect essence.
The hair essence has a great scent to it, leaving your hair very fresh like perfume. It’s very easy to use a product that can be used every day if you wanted to.
7. A’pieu – Super Protein Hair Essence
The A’PIEU Super Protein Hair Essence is one of the different essences out there. If you have very thin hair and you want to make it fuller, this is the perfect product for you. It has rich hydrolyzed protein derived from beans in it.
It works really well, and it actually does make your hair fuller. I have used this myself, and it’s truly amazing. When I first tried this product out, I was a bit hesitant because I have used too many other products already and didn’t want to spend more.
After thinking for a while, I just decided to go with it and test some more. Now that I look back, I’m actually happy that I did try some more because this product is one of the better ones out there.
8. Cosme Station – Kumano Horse Oil Hair Essence
The Cosme Station Kumano Horse Oil Hair Essence is the last on the list and my final hair essence that I tried last year. The hair essence is a great moisturizer, while it also makes your hair feel soft.
It’s very lightweight and doesn’t feel harsh at all. Some of the other hair essences I tried felt very harsh on my hair, which I didn’t really like. Those I have excluded from the list, so don’t worry.
What I do think is important when it comes to using this hair essence is that you use the full set. That means the shampoo, conditioner, and hair essence if you want the best results. Those 3 products combine extremely well together, so the transition from shampoo to conditioner is perfect.
There are a lot of different products when it comes to hair essences. But is it a necessity, it really depends on what kind of hair type you have. For some people they really need it and others not.
Overall I do think that using a hair essence 1 to 3 times a week can actually improve your hair a lot. I used this myself, and I’m really happy that I did it because my hair feels very smooth these days.