Widening part lines, a clogged or greasy scalp, dandruff, and thinning hair are just a few aesthetic issues women and men face with age. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. While this loss may be increasingly noticeable for individuals with longer hair strands, it is NOT normal if you start noticing more and more hair clogging your drain after every shower!
If you’re an active social media user or enjoy frequenting malls, I’m almost certain you would’ve passed at least one blown-out, microscopic-view of a problematic scalp. Whether or not Covid-19 has had a hand to play in the increased advertising of such trichology treatments is beyond me, but one thing is for sure, these services are growing increasingly popular amongst Singaporeans as our motivation to maintain optimal scalp and hair health whilst working from home dwindles.
In an effort to investigate the effects and benefits of such treatments, the SHOUT team sent one producer to try it for herself! Regarded as one of Singapore’s most trusted hair and scalp care centres, TK TrichoKare specialises in a series of customised European herbal hair remedies validated by certified Trichologists. With over a decade of experience in offering targeted hair and scalp treatment solutions, TrichoKare prides itself in utilising the most up-to-date knowledge and latest treatment methods to provide guests with the best hair and scalp treatment experience.
Through advocating for a holistic approach to hair and scalp care, TrichoKare promises to provide each customer with a selection of luxurious, relaxing, and professionally executed treatments tailored specifically to meet their individual needs.
A session at TrichoKare typically begins with a complimentary pre-treatment consultation, where a Trichologist / hair and scalp specialist will work to identify your specific hair and scalp urgency. It was at this stage that our producer, whose hair always looks effortlessly smooth and silky, received shocking news that she, like innumerable other individuals, are unaware of the complications plaguing her scalp! Hidden beneath the surface, Ri’s scalp had grown unnaturally oily, and even developed a mild case of dandruff.
These results were due to Ri’s slackened at-home routine. Instead of washing her hair three times a week, Ri was advised to shampoo daily, avoid conditioning the scalp, and use a post-shower hair tonic. Through TrichoKare simple yet comprehensive pre-treatment consultation, Ri learnt that her habit of applying conditioner directly onto her roots had caused a buildup of wax, which eventually clogged her pores.
According to the hair & scalp specialist, other redflags such as the appearance of red hues along the scalp are the direct consequence of damaged internal cell protective layers due to bleaching, dyeing, or other harsh chemical treatments which may leave your hair feeling thirsty.
With mild dehydration, your hair may not look as lustrous or healthy as it normally does. Subsequently, more severe dehydration will cause your hair to become thin, brittle, dry, and break off easily. As our producer soon learned, when your hair is dry or when protective layers are damaged, your scalp loses its natural defenses against UV light and impurities, causing additional issues in the form of reflective redness, excessive oil and clogged pores.
Invisible to our naked eye, impurities build up in the scalp over time, forming a thick layer of wax which may not be removed through routine shampooing processes. Depending on the severity of one’s case, scalp treatments which help to remove and soften clogs may need to be done on a weekly basis until visible results are achieved. Over time, as your pores strengthen with enhanced oxygen circulation, these treatments may be conducted at intervals of 2 weeks to a month. Luckily for Ri, this investigation came at the right time, allowing her to preemptively prevent these issues from worsening.
TrichoKare’s award-winning treatment starts off with the application of a customised scalp masque and a 10 minute massage. Used to replenish moisture, the customised masque contains different active ingredients such as rosemary, and other European herbs in the form of tonics and ampoules, to cater to a range of scalp issues. According to Ri, the products used throughout her experience felt gentle and cooling on her scalp, whilst the lightly-scented fragrance helped transport her into a state of total serenity.
Once the 10 minutes is completed, TrichoKare’s specialist will begin by rinsing off any remnants of oil and the masque, before shampooing the hair twice. The first round of shampooing ensures the cleanliness of the scalp, whilst the second round works to double cleanse before conditioning. Like most of one’s experiences at high-end salons, the hypnotising massage did not end there! With a firm grip and gentle circular motions, TrichoKare’s specialist methodically kneads the scalp to remove dirt, facilitate relaxation and enhance blood flow!
By the time the hair wash was done, our producer was nearly asleep! Fortunately for her, there was still much more to experience. Using an OxyJet machine to restore 98% of oxygen into the scalp, a customised serum (copper peptide for Ri’s) is applied onto the hair. Designed to thoroughly cleanse the pores and improve blood circulation, this process primes the scalp for a final touch which involves utilising infrared radiation to kill bacteria, and boost oxygen flow for the next 10 minutes.
By the end of the treatment, Ri noted that her hair had begun to return to its natural volume, giving her an ‘airy’ scalp sensation. Much to her relief, her post-treatment scans showed a reduced amount of dandruff, with growing numbers of unclogged pores. The treatment’s results had left Ri feeling hopeful and motivated in continuing her hair healing process. TrichoKare encourages customers to do hair and scalp treatments on a regular basis to reduce the risk of long-term redness, inflammation, dehydration, and dryness.
For first-time customers, enjoy TK Trichokare’s award-winning Advanced Scalp Detox and Care Treatment at only $40 NETT, and walk home with FREE Travel size Hair Care Kit, and a Hair Ampoule (usual price $745). Book your appointment now at https://link.tk-hair.com/Shoutsg.
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