HAIR LOSES VOLUME AND STRENGTH AS YOU AGE, BUT YOU CAN KEEP IT HEALTHIER FOR LONGER BY STARTING GOOD SCALP-CARE HABITS NOW.
For hair to grow healthily, your scalp needs to be clean and wellnourished. When you wash your hair, shampoo every part of your scalp and press it firmly with your fingertips for a quick massage. This helps to get rid of debris, bacteria and chemical build-up, and boosts blood circulation for healthier tresses.
Do a Monthly Treatment
It’s worth treating your crowning glory to monthly pampering like the Hair Loss Treatment ($980 for 10 sessions of 120 mins each) at Origin Luxe, a scalp-care spa. This treatment isn’t just for those who are losing hair – it also helps maintain normal scalp and hair health.
Great for all hair types, it combines the use of high-tech machines with traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs and massages to leave your scalp feeling fresh and your hair, soft and manageable.
Your scalp will first be analysed, then given a quick massage using a comb before a high-frequency machine transmits micro-electric currents to kill bacteria, and boost blood and oxygen circulation. After that, a herbal ginger wine is spritzed over your scalp to energise and prep it.
Next, a herbal blend of ingredients like danggui, ginseng, Indian gooseberry and bhringraj is applied. This exclusive herbal concoction, which contains no chemical preservatives, helps promote healthy hair growth, reduce itchiness and nourish the follicles. It also treats clogged follicles, oiliness and dandruff.
A micro-mist steam session follows to speed up circulation and help the ingredients penetrate your scalp. Then a scalp tonic is applied and an invigorating acupressure massage follows.
The relaxing session ends with Infrared Heat Therapy to get rid of lingering bacteria and boost the penetration of the tonic.
Fill Up on Vitamins and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C strengthen hair follicles. To protect your scalp and help it to produce the oils it needs to stay healthy, eat foods with red-orange pigments, such as sweet potatoes, carrots and papayas. These contain beta carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. Also eat vitamin C-rich fruits like blueberries to boost circulation in the scalp. And get your fill of omega-3 fatty acids from salmon, sardines, avocado and walnuts.
If your head often feels itchy, try switching to haircare products that are free of parabens and sodium laureth sulphate (SLS). “Parabens and SLS could irritate the scalp and strip off its natural oils, leaving it inflamed and dry, resulting in hair loss,” explains Riff Lim, general manager of Origin Luxe.
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