BEST DEEP-CLEANSING SCALP TREATMENT.
HAIR DEFENCE ($380 FROM 75MIN)
Dr Hair. Visit https://drgl.com/store-locator for outlets.
After an extensive assessment of your follicles and scalp, the treatment is tailored to your needs. It deep-cleans the scalp by removing excess sebum, dead skin cells and product build-up. It also deeply embeds peptides and phytonutrients into the scalp to give hair a good environment to grow in. After the treatment, our tester had another scalp analysis showing immediate positive effects on the scalp and hair. Your scalp feels incredibly fresh and clean, and your hair will be styled beautifully as well.
APGUJEONG SIGNATURE SCALP SPA DETOX ($201.16 FOR 60MIN)
Apgujeong Hair Studio. Visit www.apgujeonghair.com/salon-locator.html for outlets.
When you arrive, you’ll first receive a scalp analysis to determine what you will need during your tailored treatment. You’re then treated to an invigorating scalp cleanse and skin/hair detox using products chosen to suit your needs. A deep scalp massage is combined with the products to help you relax while ensuring that your scalp is thoroughly cleansed and refreshed.
BEST SCALP-BALANCING AND REJUVENATING TREATMENT
LKJ AQUA THERAPEUTIC HEAD SPA (FROM $256.80 FOR 120MIN)
Leekaja Beauty Salon, #03-13 Mandarin Gallery (tel: 8133-0818)
The treatment is for sensitive, itchy, oily and dandruff-prone scalps. You’re eased into it with shoulder and neck massages before a deep scalp cleanse. Then, a Korean cream bath is applied to the roots and hair. The result: a lighter head and refreshingly clean scalp. Our tester’s long hair remained soft and lustrous even without conditioner for a few days.
SIGNATURE SCALP TREATMENT ($228 FOR 90MIN)
La Source Spa, #01-03/04 Thong Teck Building, 15 Scotts Road (tel: 6732-1318)
Using Kerastase products, this treatment is personalised to combat your concerns (think: itchiness or dandruff problems). The session wraps up with a hair steamer to boost product penetration. If you can’t tear away from multitasking, there are power points within arm’s reach for charging your smartphone or laptop. Our tester left with a refreshed scalp, and hair that felt softer and silky smooth.
WHY TREATING YOUR SCALP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TREATING YOUR HAIR
Because an unhealthy scalp leads to unhealthy hair, says Catherine Choi, Leekaja Beauty Salon’s senior stylist. To get to the root of the problem, Ted Kim, director of the salon, says you can do four things to take care of your scalp.
1 Ask your hairstylist to recommend a shampoo suitable for your scalp condition. But note that scalp-targeting shampoos are drying to hair, so you also need a good conditioner.
2 Caps and hats can trap heat, which makes your scalp produce excess sebum that irritates it, causing premature hair loss and thinning.
3 It’s a good habit to shampoo your hair at night. Product residue and dirt isn’t good for either your scalp or hair.
4 Use a cushioned hair brush – it helps remove dirt and has a relaxing effect.
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