Hair loss and thinning hair are common conditions many of us face. But there are things we can do that can help! One of these is to start with the scalp. As the scalp has a higher density of sebaceous glands, sweat glands and hair follicles than skin on other parts of our body, it’s more susceptible to infections and irritation caused by oil and dirt build-up. When the scalp isn’t cleansed thoroughly, the pores eventually get clogged. The result? Hair strands that grow out from these clogged pores turn out to be thin, brittle and lacklustre. There’s no denying: if you want thicker and fuller hair, you’ll need to maintain a clean and healthy scalp.
Homegrown hair and scalp specialist group PHS HAIRSCIENCE tackles hair problems with a range of research-proven products and trichology-based solutions, along with signature services available at its six outlets across the island. Their at-home treatments are formulated with a high concentration of botanical essences, plant stem cells and the brand’s Patent 5 Complex, and they’re specially tailored for different hair and scalp concerns. Whether you’re suffering from dandruff, sensitive scalp or excessive hair loss, the products aim to boost your overall scalp health. Here are three ways we can use them effectively.
#1 Double cleanse
Just as double cleansing is an important step in skincare, it’s equally essential in your everyday haircare regime. Start with the ADV Nutrition Shampoo ($48), a bestseller containing lotus stem cells, mugwort extract and apigenin to purify the scalp and remove unhealthy build-up. Then, use the FEM Fortify Shampoo ($48) as your second cleanser; this correcting shampoo is great for preventing and managing mild to moderate hair loss and thinning. Any lads who are suffering with hair loss can try the HOM range!
Repeated chemical services like bleaching and straightening can lead to dry and brittle hair. Thankfully, damaged cuticles can be smoothed and restored with the ADV Repair Conditioner ($48), a hypoallergenic conditioner for those with treated hair. Alternatively, the FEM Fortify Conditioner ($48) is a great pick for thinning hair. Milk proteins, ginseng root extract and collagen all supercharge the nourishing formula to boost hair health and prevent hair fall caused by breakage.
Think of this final step as a facial serum – but for your scalp! The FEM Fortify Tonic ($120) helps to replenish vital nutrients to your scalp, which in turn controls hair thinning and keeps the follicles in good condition for healthy hair growth. Section your hair and apply the product on towel-dried scalp. Then, massage the product in with your fingertips and leave on.
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