Kaveri Karhade, a board-certified dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, also says it's OK to put face cream on your hair; in fact, it may even provide a few benefits, like fighting frizz. "There are some ingredients found in face creams that can be beneficial for your hair," she tells Allure, citing hyaluronic acid from a face cream could help lock water into the hair shaft, helping with hydration.
Cosmetic formulator Stephen Alain Ko says yes. "There's no reason not to, especially if it's just the excess," he tells Allure, nothing that the Eve Lom Moisture Cream she appears to be putting on her hair contains many of the same ingredients you'd find in hair-care products. "Hair is 'dead' and doesn't need 'nutrients' at the ends.
That said, many ingredients don't penetrate the hair shaft and instead just sit atop the hair until it's washed out. "For example, silicones found in face creams may give the illusion of shine when applied to the hair but may weigh down your strands and make them appear limp.
The actor finishes up her Reels video and routine by misting her face generously — "Water yourself like the succulent you are" — dabbing on a little eye cream, giving us a look inside the jar of a tinted lip balm, and posing in an adorably patterned tie-top headband.
But is that OK to do? We reached out to experts to confirm. https://t.co/ZDLzmLMzIT— Allure (@Allure_magazine) August 17, 2020