It’s no secret that one of the most common hair problems plaguing Singaporean women is premature hair loss. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s, losing your hair can make a dent in your self-confidence. But did you know that most of our hair problems actually start at the scalp? Thus, the key to thicker, fuller hair lies in a healthy scalp.
But don’t just take it from us – we consulted Trichokare, a trusted hair and scalp specialist centre in Singapore with over 13 years of experience (and has won multiple times in The Weekly’s annual Hair Awards!). Their winning formula? There’s no one-size-fits-all solution – each and every treatment combines the knowledge of certified trichologists/consultants with premium European herbal hair remedies to customise a treatment that targets each customer’s hair and scalp conditions, from hair loss to dandruff.
We sent our Digital Lead, Elizabeth Liew, to try TK Trichokare’s signature TriOxy treatment designed to curb thinning hair and encourage the growth of lusher, healthier tresses. She takes you through the entire treatment process here:
I am first ushered into a consultation room where one of Trichokare’s consultant Doreen, first examined my hair and scalp condition in order to customise the most appropriate treatment for me. She does a “hair pull” test to see how much hair falls out just by running her fingers through, and scans my scalp with an advanced lens that magnifies the scalp by up to 200 times. It’s fascinating to see my scalp up close, and Doreen goes into great detail explaining the condition of my hair and scalp and the various root causes.
As someone who works long, stressful hours, sleeps too little and doesn’t have the healthiest diet, I’ve noticed that my lifestyle has taken a toll on my hair. Add to that multiple bleaching and dyeing sessions, which has weakened my hair strands and caused them to become brittle and break easily. Parts of my hair and scalp have a persistent waxy layer that cannot not be washed off easily, causing some scalp itchiness.
Trichokare’s diagnosis: While my hair volume is still good, I have an oily scalp that produces excessive sebum which is the root cause of the stubborn waxy layer I have been experiencing. This in turn causes the buildup of dead skin cells, leading to dandruff. My scalp is also quite sensitive, so there is redness at certain spots.
Doreen recommends the TriOxy treatment for me — a three-step process comprising OxyPeel, OxyJet and OxyNutrient — to cleanse and exfoliate the scalp and administer nutrients to strengthen the protective layer on the scalp and encourage the growth of healthier, fuller tresses.
The first step of the TriOxy process is OxyPeel, which works to thoroughly detox the scalp and remove the hardened buildup of dead skin cells, impurities and excess sebum on the scalp. This helps create a more conducive environment for nutrients to be absorbed. To do this, the therapist massages a customised mask of premium European herbs and naturally-derived ingredients, like Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), directly onto my entire scalp. It feels cool and refreshing, and doesn’t irritate my scalp at all.
To speed up the peeling process, the therapist uses a jet spray which also helps to prevent hair follicle ducts from getting congested. Then, I waited for about 10 minutes (waiting time depends on your scalp condition) for the peel to finish working its magic.
After about 10 minutes, I get a revitalising hair bath – first to wash out the mask, then to shampoo and condition using Trichokare’s in-house formulas specially created to restore balance to the scalp’s sebum levels. This was followed with a soothing hot pad shoulder massage to release tension and help me feel more relaxed (because we all know increased stress levels can lead to hair loss!).
Next, the therapist applies an OxyNutrient solution with hyaluronic acid to give my scalp an intense boost of hydration and nutrients. But just applying the solution onto the scalp doesn’t ensure that the nutrients get delivered right into the hair roots.
Thus, an OxyJet device and an additional ampoule containing a customised blend of European herbs (mine includes rosemary and horsetail) are then used in tandem to help nutrients penetrate deeper into the scalp, particularly around the crown area which is prone to thinning. The OxyJet also helps boost the scalp’s blood circulation.
The last step of the treatment is Photodynamic Therapy, which involves me sitting underneath a large umbrella-like infrared machine that essentially uses laser light technology to stimulate blood circulation, kill bacteria on the scalp and help speed up the healing process.
After the treatment, I’m brought back into the consultation room where Doreen performs a post-treatment analysis by scanning my scalp again. The results are clear: My scalp clearly looks a lot cleaner and less congested, and the oily flakes are gone. My scalp feels refreshed and cleansed and there’s also less irritation and itching. The stubborn waxy build-up is gone as well, and my hair is noticeably smoother and feels softer as I run my fingers through them. And with proper aftercare, Doreen says the results can last longer too!
Here’s how my hair looked before and after:
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