Whether you seek to enlist the expertise of professionals or choose to do it yourself at home, this compilation of the best treatments and products will ensure that you never have another bad hair day.
BEST PURIFYING TREATMENT
DRX TRICHOLOGY DRX PURIFYING TREATMENT
$202 for 60 minutes
The key to full and healthy hair is a scalp that is free of itchiness, inflammation and dandruff. Frequent styling and careless shampooing, however, can result in product build-up on the scalp, which can congest hair follicles and affect scalp health.
Give your scalp a thorough deep-cleanse by turning to DRx’s Purifying Treatment. Beginning with an in-depth scalp analysis, a qualified therapist records your hair and scalp condition before deciding on a suitable serum. Next, a slew of DRx’s proprietary serums are massaged into the scalp to soften, loosen and lift the build-up of sebum, grime and dead skin cells.
This is followed by the use of a special NanoMist apparatus, which helps boost the penetration of active ingredients into deep layers of the scalp and hair cuticles. The gentle heating from the NanoMist also further enhances the scalp’s absorption of these ingredients. After a deep-cleansing shampoo, hair follicles are purified and sebum production is balanced.
Your scalp is then treated to the Low Level Laser Therapy, a combination of low-level lasers that stimulates microcirculation to rejuvenate hair follicles and support fuller hair growth, making it suitable for those with thinning hair, oily scalps or dandruff. At the end of the treatment, your scalp will be purified and refreshed, paving the way for healthier hair growth.
BEST HAIR DETOX
GLAMOUR STUDIO EKSPERIENCE TALASSOTHERAPY TREATMENT
From $100 for 60-90 minutes, depending on hair length
Behind every successful multi-tasker is a solid head-to-toe beauty regime that is time-saving and efficacious, giving you the freedom to focus on taking on the world.
Start off with a regular scalp detox to maintain healthy hair growth. Try Glamour Studio’s EKSPERIENCE Talassotherapy Treatment, where luxury and holistic wellness meet a deeply purifying scalp experience. Drawing upon the natural goodness of marine-based extracts, this four-step treatment is a treat for the hair, scalp and frazzled mind.
The scalp is first prepped with an exfoliating lotion before a scalp mud composed of essential oils, algae powder and a six-vitamin cocktail filler are applied for 10 minutes to detoxify and purify congested and stressed scalps. After cleansing, a scalp lotion suited for your needs is massaged in to stimulate circulation. As a finishing touch, the treatment is capped off with a luxurious blow-dry so you emerge feeling refreshed and ready to conquer whatever comes your way.
THE BEST HAIR-STRAIGHTENING TREATMENT
CHEZ VOUS HAIR BOTOX + FILLERS THERAPY
From $405, as part of the 90-day Hair Botox + Fillers Programme
From lavender to fuchsia, bright and bold hair colours are burning up social media feeds at the moment—and the head-turning trend doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. The biggest challenge for anyone with a taste for rainbow-like hair colours is keeping their tresses sleek and healthy, since harsh chemical processes like rebonding strip hair of its structural protein, resulting in brittle locks that frizz and break easily.
Designed to rescue over-processed hair, the experts at Chez Vous specially devised the exclusive Hair Botox + Fillers Programme that includes the Hair Botox + Fillers Therapy, a Trilogy Express Revitalizing Supreme in-salon treatment, a Chez Vous Trilogy Bespoke Booster Set and a customised range of home-use products.
At the heart of this programme is the Hair Botox + Fillers Therapy: A six-step, semi-permanent treatment, it fortifies weakened hair and tames frizz for restored shine and smoothness. First, your hair is thoroughly cleansed before ingredients like keratin and silk proteins are applied to repair damage and boost hair strength. Next, your tresses are treated to a combination of nourishing emollients to smooth hair cuticles and keep frizz at bay. Then, the heat-activated Smooth-Control Concentrate is used to help seal in moisture, followed by a hyaluronic acid- and ceramide-rich mask to soften frazzled ends. Finally, your hair is beautifully styled with a finishing serum that contains Hydrolysed Silk so you look and feel like a million bucks.
This 90-day programme includes a follow-up revitalising treatment and salon-grade home-care products for more manageable locks. All you have to do is blow-dry your hair daily with your personalised styling cream, as this activates the Smooth-Control Concentrate for smooth, enviable tresses that last for up to three months.
APGUJEONG HAIR STUDIO MUCOTA OMEGA DIGITAL PERM
One look at the major fashion runways of the world and it’s easy to see that wavy curls are enjoying their time in the spotlight. From loose waves to au naturel curls, adding texture to pin-straight tresses can switch up your look, which explains why perms are becoming increasingly popular.
Regardless of whether you prefer big voluminous curls or natural waves, getting a perm means subjecting your locks to chemical compounds, many of which can damage hair cuticles and lead to frizz. This is why it is important to look for a comprehensive perm service that minimises hair damage and replenishes it with nourishing ingredients.
Look no further than Apgujeong Hair Studio’s Mucota Omega Digital Perm. Headed by Korea-trained Chief Director Stylist, Kyle Shin, this is your go-to salon for the latest Korean hair trends, including soft and natural waves. Not your usual Korean-style digital perm, this gentle perm technique reduces heat damage and ensures even curls. It also includes the Omega Oil Therapy to keep hair soft, smooth and shiny. Replenishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, keratin and natural essential oils also protect hair from environmental assaults for bouncy, lush curls that are worthy of a Korean starlet.
BEST MAINTENANCE TREATMENT
LUXE XM MUCOTA SCENA + TREATMENT
Glossy, bouncy hair stems from maintaining healthy hair cuticles and an equally healthy scalp. If you haven’t got time for complicated and extensive hair and scalp treatments, this root-to-tip treatment is all you need to keep your locks in check—perfect for the busy woman on-the-go.
Developed by Japanese professional hair brand Mucota, this fuss-free treatment effectively repairs damaged hair from deep within and rebalances scalp condition at the same time. Firstly, a special formula of antioxidants and silk proteins called Ethos, is applied on hair and scalp to balance pH levels, detox, eliminate product build-up and neutralise free radicals. This is then followed with the Scalp Spa and a Moisture Base treatment called Adel to hydrate and prepare for the products that follow.
Next, hair is treated to a cocktail of amino acids, proteins and nano-keratin to replenish hair shaft in an intensive repairing step called Brava. Finally, your stylist moves on to the Calore step and spreads the Lustre Protect & Seal evenly over your hair to coat the outer cuticles with a protective veil and lock in moisture and shine.
To prolong this professional finish, Mucota also offers Scena+Decor, a home-care pack that contains collagen and honey to provide a boost of shine-enhancing antioxidants so the hair remains lustrous and smooth. Hair feels softer and silkier; while your scalp is refreshed and more resilient.
BEST REPAIRING TREATMENT
ACTION HAIR SALON BALMAIN SIGNATURE HAIR & SCALP TREATMENT
$379 for 90 minutes
Known for its high-octane aesthetic, the French house of Balmain represents a vision that is bold and fashion-forward. Echoing the brand’s DNA is none other than Balmain Paris Hair Couture. A natural extension of the brand, this ultra-premium haircare and styling brand celebrates glamour and individual style by bringing the hottest runway trends and looks to women who appreciate luxury.
Exclusively available at Action Hair Salon, the Balmain Signature Hair & Scalp Treatment is a lavish hair and scalp spa ritual that combines relaxation and high-performance products. Harnessing the most efficacious active ingredients of Balmain Paris Hair Couture products, the treatment infuses your hair and scalp with essential nutrients to resuscitate distressed locks. In addition, extracts of rare minerals and gems deeply revitalise and restore balance for healthy shine and bounce.
From the moment you enter the salon, be prepared to be pampered and coddled every step of the way, thanks to the impeccable service and the expertise of your therapist. Sit back and luxuriate in the comforts of the well-appointed surroundings until you emerge with healthy, luscious tresses that are worthy of the most glamorous of supermodels.
BEST VOLUMISING PRODUCT
KMS STYLE: ADDVOLUME LIQUID DUST
$32 for 50ml
When it comes to hair volume, we say go big or go home. For glamorous va-va-voom volume, you can count on experts for in-salon styling appointments or simply equip yourself with KMS’ STYLE: AddVolume Liquid Dust.
Small in particle size but big in impact, this lightweight styling product transforms fine and limp locks into enviably full tresses. To use, apply evenly onto towel-dried hair before blow-drying to noticeably add oomph to your locks. Or, work it directly into the roots for massive fullness without worrying about the mess of a traditional volumising powder.
And, thanks to its formula of re-bonding polymers, the fluid is able to coat each individual hair strand for a Velcro-like effect, so you can re-shape and re-style your ’do any time throughout the day.
BEST HEAT PROTECTION
LUCICARE TREATMENT MIST S
$48 for 120ml
If you’re a style chameleon for whom changing the way you wear your hair is like changing an accessory, you’re probably a frequent user of styling tools like straightening irons, curling tongs and hairdryers. Shield your locks against excessive heat damage with a lightweight heat protector like Kimage’s LuciCare Treatment Mist S.
A real powerhouse when it comes to protecting hair from the ravages of styling tools, it is formulated with moisturising and repairing ingredients that strengthen hair strands while sealing the cuticle for a smooth and frizz-free finish.
To use, spray liberally and evenly onto the entire length of towel-dried hair before styling your tresses with your preferred styling tools. Its weightlessness is perfect even for fine hair, and you can also layer on other styling products without weighing hair down. The result? A perfect coif that lasts all day even in our tropical humidity.
BEST HAIR DETANGLER
FOLLIZIN HAIR RENEW LEAVE-IN HAIR MASQUE
$50 for 266ml
With the trend of bleached hair still going strong, many women continue to find themselves facing the prickly issue of damaged and straw-like hair. Over-processed hair requires lots of TLC, which comes in the form of Follizin’s Hair Renew Leave-in Hair Masque.
Thanks to its leave-in formula, all you have to do is apply it evenly along the lengths of your hair after a wash and let its natural ingredients do the work. Packed with tamarind extract, argan oil and barley protein, this lightweight product boasts a unique TAB Reconstruct Technology, which replenishes dry, porous and brittle hair. This reinforces hair structure and smoothens hair cuticles for tangle-free locks.
Similar to hyaluronic acid, tamarind extract binds moisture to the hair shaft to hydrate and protect the hair. Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and imparts a weightless shine, while barley protein strengthens and protects hair from thermal styling.
Formulated with an allergen-free fragrance for very sensitive skin types, the mask is also free of ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, alcohol, artificial colouring and silicones, which could potentially damage hair further. Bid adieu to frazzled, out-of-control hair as it instantly regains smoothness and shine.
HASK ARGAN OIL REPAIRING SHINE HAIR OIL
$4.90 for 18ml
Nothing beats a dose of hair oil for sleek, shiny hair. HASK’s Argan Oil Repairing Shine Hair Oil, from its top-selling Argan Oil range, goes one step further to repair damaged hair and tame frizzy manes.
Virgin argan oil is rich in phytosterols, Omega 3, seven fatty acids and antioxidants such as vitamin E, allowing it to penetrate deep into the hair shaft to treat split ends and soften coarse, rebellious locks. The addition of grapeseed and orange oils impart a serious shine to your mane, without it ever feeling greasy or weighed down.
As with all HASK haircare, this is formulated without parabens, sulphates, phthalates, gluten, alcohol and artificial colouring, so you can use their products with peace of mind. Apply before shampoo as a nourishing pre-wash treatment, or apply it to towel-dried hair before styling to protect hair against heat damage, and shield it from environmental aggressors.
BEST DEEP-CLEANSING SHAMPOO
HASK CHARCOAL PURIFYING SHAMPOO
$16.90 for 355ml
Living in the humid tropics means we have had to learn a thing or two about keeping our pores clean and decongested. For example, we commit to regular exfoliation to sweep dead skin cells that have accumulated on the skin surface to unveil clearer skin. Similarly, give your hair and scalp a refreshing boost with a detoxifying shampoo like HASK’s Charcoal Purifying Shampoo.
Perfect for everyone, especially people with oily scalps or those who use styling products frequently, it is formulated with coconut shell-derived charcoal that draws impurities away from hair and scalp. Thanks to its porous nature, charcoal acts as a magnet to product build-up, dead skin cells and stubborn sebum plugs to give your hair and scalp a thorough cleanse. You also don’t have to worry about stains, even if you get it on white fabric. In addition, HASK products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol and artificial colouring to minimise irritation and ensure optimal effectiveness.
As you rinse off the lather, you’ll notice that unlike many deep-cleansing shampoos that might strip away moisture, HASK’s Purifying Shampoo is infused with lemon and grapefruit oils that are rich in vitamin C for soft, bouncy and shiny tresses. Plus, the citrus oil blend also invigorates your mind—perfect for a quick pick-me-up in the morning!