Pro tip: Some treatments may affect your hair colour or perm, so check with the salon first.
BEST SCALPCLEANSING TREATMENT
Where Black Hair Salon, #B2-44 Capitol Piazza, tel: 6835-9976
Treatment Aquapuncture Scalp and Hair Treatment, from $179
What it is A deep-cleansing treatment that unclogs bacteria-causing sebum and removes scalp impurities. The fine jets of negative ion water that pulse at varying intensities are akin to an invigorating head massage. There are also a few serums – detoxifying, nourishing and re-densifying – you can choose from.
Our tester says “My scalp was squeaky clean and less oily, and my hair also looked very shiny.”
BEST TREATMENT FOR OILY SCALP
Where Tricholab, #04-08B Plaza Singapura, tel: 6336-1106 Treatment Sebum Control, $212
What it is Combining a Scalp Renewing Mask and Oil Control Ampoule with a scrubber, jet spray and iontophoresis technology, the treatment deeply cleanses and gets excess sebum under control. The four massages that accompany the product applications and shampooing are a welcome treat.
Our tester says “The improvement was instantaneous, and my hair and scalp felt clean and fresh, without the usual greasiness.”
MOST WALLETFRIENDLY TREATMENT FOR OILY SCALP
Where Two Herbs, 204 Hougang Street 21, #01-113, tel: 6242-7895; 709 Ang Mo Kio
Ave 8, #01-2599, tel: 6250-0855 Treatment Two Herbs Volcanic Mud Treatment, $28
What it is A volcanic dead sea mud mask that helps remove excess oil on the scalp so it feels instantly cleaner, while hair is less weighed down and flat.
Our tester says “My scalp felt really clean, and I also noticed less hair fall the next day.”
BEST TREATMENT FOR SENSITIVE SCALP
Where Svenson, #09-06/07 International Building, tel: 6737-8575; #02-11 Parkway Parade, tel: 6346-6646; #B1-59 Jurong Point JP1, tel: 6791-7707
Treatment Balance Sebum Control, $117.70
What it is Botanical actives cut the greasy discomfort of excess sebum. The treatment, suitable for sensitive skin, includes a scalp scrub, cooling mask, head massage and blue light therapy to calm the scalp.
Our tester says “What a difference! My scalp pores, hair follicles and skin were visibly clearer and cleaner. My scalp felt clean and my hair, light and airy. Even after a week, my scalp and hair felt less oily and sensitive.”
BEST SCALP-STRENGTHENING TREATMENT
Where Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio, #05-23 Ngee Ann City, tel: 6238-1522 Treatment Shiseido Professional Sublimic Adenovital Scalp Treatment, $150
What it is Uses Shiseido Professional Sublimic Salon Solutions to restore scalp health, while helping to address hair loss. The mint and citrus scent of the products is so refreshing. Our tester says “My scalp hasn’t felt so clean for the longest time – I’m sold.”
BEST SCALPBALANCING TREATMENT
Where J’s Salon, Level 3 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, tel: 6733-3882 Treatment Trichology Therapy @ Deluxe Garden Suite, $348
What it is The customised treatment uses a jet spray and L’Oreal Kerastase products to restore balance. We were prescribed deepcleansing and purifying products, along with a strengthening and colourprotecting treatment to prolong our week-old hair colour. Includes a 15-minute head and neck massage, and a hand and arm massage.
Our tester says “I walked out feeling nicely ‘lightheaded’, and over the next few days, noticed that my scalp didn’t seem to grease up as quickly.”