Banish greasy ends and flat, lifeless locks with these sebum-absorbing, root-lifting therapies.

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Banish greasy ends and flat, lifeless locks with these sebum-absorbing, root-lifting therapies.

Thanks to the heat and humidity, oily or combination skin is a given for those living in Singapore. And just like how you go for facials or apply sebum-regulating skincare to manage your skin concerns, you need to do the same for your scalp with monthly scalp treatments. TK Trichokare’s Hair Fall Preventative System is targeted at those with scalps so oily that hair follicles tend to get clogged up, affecting hair growth. DRx’s Purifying and Control Therapy, on the other hand, deep cleanses while maintaining the optimal condition for healthy hair and scalp. Anyone can benefit from a regular hair detox: PHS HairScience’s Purifying Treatment gets rid of oil, dirt and dead skin cells while maintaining a pH level of 4.5 to 5.5; a slight but ideal acidity that suppresses the growth of fungi and bacteria.

Excessive cleansing can cause your scalp to over-compensate and produce even more sebum, so alternate between a deep-cleansing shampoo and one that suits your hair and scalp type.

Cushnie Et Ochs fall/winter 2016
Cushnie Et Ochs fall/winter 2016

Best Hair Detox

Purifying Therapy, $188 for 60 minutes, PHS HairScience

Designed to purge the scalp from a build-up of oil, dirt and dead skin cells, this deep cleansing treatment also restores your scalp’s pH level and keeps bacteria at bay for a refreshed scalp and fuller hair growth. Visit phshairscience.com

Best Sebum-Regulating Treatment

Hair Fall Preventative System, $605.62 for 120 minutes, TK Trichokare

Focusing on balancing oiliness-prone scalps, this treatment uses gentle yet potent ingredients to mop up excess residue and inhibit overactive sebum glands while improving microcirculation. Visit tk-hair.com

Best Purifying Treatment

Purifying and Control Therapy, $376 for 120 minutes, DRx

This treatment begins with deep cleansing to get rid of toxic and metabolic wastes, after which trichologist-approved ingredients are used to control sebum production, absorb excess sebum and keep harmful bacteria at bay. The result? An utterly refreshed scalp. Visit drx-group.com

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Best Lightweight Conditioner

Green Tea Mint Fresh Scalp Conditioner, $12 for 200ml, Innisfree

This silicone-free formula contains green tea and mint to regulate sebum production and maintain hair and scalp hydration without any residue.

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Best Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Restart Sulfate Free Clarifying Shampoo, $42 for 250ml, Svenson

Formulated to detoxify scalps congested with built up sebum, grime and product residue, this shampoo also contains peptides and antioxidants to strengthen and protect hair health.

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Best Sebum Regulator

Scalp Clear Pre-Wash, $65 for 200ml, Derma-Rx

Its combination of exfoliating fruit enzymes and moisturising botanical extracts purges hair follicles while maintaining scalp pH and hydration levels.

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Best Clarifying Shampoo

Purifying Hair Bath, $32.43 for 200ml, TK TrichoKare

Inspired by European herbal hair remedies, this contains burdock and aloe vera extracts to effectively rid your hair and scalp of sebum and dead skin cells for a refreshing lightness.