A few weeks into Singapore's re-opening and you’re so ready to get out there and (safely) meet friends, family and colleagues again. But if you’ve been neglecting your hair and scalp during those Circuit Breaker stay-home months, it may be time to give some TLC to your tresses before heading out.
And if you’re one of those who developed some bad hair and scalp habits, like skipping daily hair washing or making dry shampoo your bestie during CB, and seen your crowning glory suffering or looking less than lustrous as a result, it’s definitely time to seek help from the professionals. The hair experts at 101 say that they’ve seen customers come in with myriad hair and scalp woes, such as clogged pores, oily scalp, dandruff and even dermatitis from the lack of care.
With the help of the pros at 101, here’s how to save your hair and scalp in two steps: Try a great in-salon treatment, then continue the hair TLC at home with some self-care tips.
FIX YOUR HAIR IN THE SALON!
With 46 years of experience, the professionals at 101 are well-equipped to help with your hair and scalp woes with their wide array of treatments. Using natural herbal formulas together with advice from certified Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians and professional hair consultants, the focus is on helping you restore balance from the inside and out, to achieve a healthy scalp and lustrous, full hair.
To get you prepped and ready to meet your colleagues and friends once again, here are four treatments to try.
Step 1: Pre-Shampoo Scalp Purification
Just like how you would deep clean or exfoliate your skin, this treatment does the same for your scalp. There are three steps, and it starts with the application of a Pre-Shampoo Scalp Purification serum infused with different oriental herbs like ginseng, dang gui and ling zhi, to deep cleanse the scalp and follicles of impurities and excess sebum. After 20 minutes, hair is washed with an herbal shampoo and to finish, a Follicle Hair Tonic Treatment is applied to address the multiple causes of hair loss. The result: A clean and stress-free scalp.
Step 2: Long Dan Scalp Care Therapy
An immensely relaxing treatment, this warm hair rinse, done after shampooing and conditioning, uses an herbal mixture derived from a specially concocted blend of premium grade TCM herbs including long dan. The warmth opens up the pores, allowing the herbal mixture to penetrate into the scalp to soothe and bring balance back thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Hair instantly feels lighter, too.
This treatment is suitable for all scalp and hair types, and is especially ideal for those suffering from oily, irritated and sensitive scalp problems.
Step 3: Signature Meridian Herbal Treatment
This treatment begins with a detailed scalp analysis. From this, a hair tonic from a range of 26 different blends is chosen to target your specific scalp condition. Each hair tonic is infused with different ingredients to address various scalp conditions including oily or itchy scalp, dandruff, dryness and hair loss.
A 20 minute TCM-based scalp massage follows to boost circulation, encourage blood flow to the scalp and promote hair growth. The massage targets the eight main acupressure points on the scalp, focusing on the body’s meridian network or healing energy pathways. The massage can be tailored to address four health concerns – Overall Wellbeing for relaxation, Tension to reduce stiff and sore muscles around the neck and shoulders, Stress to soothe stress and anxiety-induced headaches and Sleeping Disorder to improve sleep quality.
Step 4: Oxy Herbal Fusion Scalp Treatment
Bursts of oxygen are delivered to the scalp and hair roots via an electric device. This not only maintains scalp balance and moisture levels, but also repairs damaged hair follicles, prevents scalp ageing and improves hair growth at the same time. It is also great for protecting the hair and scalp after chemical treatments like colouring.
When paired with the Signature Meridian Herbal Treatment, it also enhances the delivery of the nutrients from the hair tonic, boosting its absorption for faster results.
SELF-CARE TIPS AT HOME!
Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. Here are four tips from the 101 experts on how to continue your scalp and hair TLC at home so you’ll always look your best.
#1: Scalp Cleansing – Consider your scalp condition when choosing a shampoo. Just as you would with skincare for your face, you wouldn’t choose an intensive hydrating shampoo if your scalp is oily, nor would you use a deep cleansing shampoo if your scalp is dry and sensitive.
#2: Scalp Moisturising – Your scalp is an extension of the skin on your face, so applying a scalp mask can help provide nutrients to your hair follicles to prevent dryness and inflammation, while promoting healing at the same time.
#3: Hair Loss Prevention – Here are two easy ways to minimise hair loss:
Give your scalp a massage with a wooden brush. The wooden bristles are like fingers massaging the scalp as you comb it through your hair. This improves blood circulation and delivers nutrients to the hair roots, which helps hair grow more healthily. In addition, using a wooden comb is gentle on the scalp and hair, and won’t cause tangles and breakage.
Don’t tie your hair too tight. Constantly pulling the hair back into tight and sleek hairstyles like a ponytail or a bun can cause hair breakage or make hair loss around the crown and temples appear more noticeable.
Rescue dry and damaged hair with a hair mask. Try this once a week to tame frizz and help repair hair cuticles so tresses look smoother and shinier. And a hair mask doesn’t need to take long. Even leaving it on for two to three minutes as you soap your body in the shower can give your hair the moisture boost it needs.
Always dab with a towel, never rub. Vigorously rubbing your hair dry with a towel after shampooing not only results in more frizz and tangles, but can also cause hair breakage. Instead, wrap your towel over sections of the hair, then dab and gently squeeze to remove as much water as possible.
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Hit the reset button and get your scalp and hair healthy with the Beijing 101 Advanced Scalp Purifying Treatment at just $40 (U.P. $500). You’ll also take home a free gift set worth $196 with each appointment booked.
Book now by visiting https://bit.ly/2OCF55Z.