1. OGX Anti-Hair Fallout Niacin3 & Caffeine Root Stimulator Spray, $16.90 (118 ml).
Just like the rest of our skin, dead skin cells, dirt and grime also accumulate on our scalp. This leads to clogged hair follicles, which eventually restricts healthy hair growth. Taking a two-pronged approach to encourage fuller hair, this scalp serum works to clear away debris on our scalp while stimulating hair bulbs. Thanks to a blend of AHA, niacin and caffeine, it helps purge your scalp while delivering nutrients to the hair follicles. You may feel that your hair and scalp feels lighter and more refreshed. With prolonged use, your hair may also start to feel thicker over time. Available at FairPrice, Cold Storage, Lazada, Watsons and Guardian.
2. NaturVital Hair Loss Tonic Treatment, $15 (60 ml).
Reinvigorate your hair follicles with this non-greasy formula as it tones the scalp and strengthens hair follicles during the growth phase. A blend of wheat, soybean and ginseng extract works to provide an energy boost to the hair bulbs as it replenishes the scalp with essential nutrients for healthy hair growth. Pro-vitamin B5, biotin and others also help reinforce the hair shaft so that you may experience less hair breakage. Available at Watsons, Guardian and Robinsons.
3. Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Tonic, $19.90 (200 ml).
Specially formulated to cater to women above the age of 40, caffeine is the key ingredient of this scalp tonic as it instantly boosts micro-circulation in the scalp so that hair follicles receive more nutrients and oxygen. At the same time, niacin and zinc also help thicken hair growth so your hair becomes fuller and more voluminous over time. Available at Watsons and Guardian.
4. Klorane Chronic Hair Loss Force Tri-Active Serum, $108.90 (100 ml).
After showering, reach for this and spritz it directly onto scalp any time of the day to stimulate hair follicles. It is suitable to use on dry or wet scalp, as long as it’s clean! Containing a powerful trio of ingredients, including quinine, caffeine and arginine, it has a triple action on those dealing with chronic hair fall, as each ingredient provides hair follicles with nutrients and energy essential for fuller and thicker hair regrowth. Available at Watsons and Guardian.
5. ICM Pharma Growell Scalp Lotion, $69.75 (60 ml).
At the heart of this formula is Minoxidil, a powerful ingredient that’s clinically proven to offer visible results for those who are facing hair loss. All you have to do is apply twice daily onto scalp and massage to boost absorption and stimulate micro-circulation. When absorbed into the scalp, it works by rejuvenating hair follicles and helping them function optimally again. Its mess-free spray pump helps reduce wastage and enables you to apply precisely on areas needed effortlessly. Available at Watsons.
6. Ryo Hair Loss Care Scalp (GinsenEX), from $17.90 (75 ml).
This newly-launched Korean hair care brand harnesses the powers of ginseng to boost healthy hair growth. Their potent scalp essence contains a high dosage of ginseng-derived nutrients that work to reduce hair fall by strengthening hair roots at areas prone to thinning, such as the crown and parting, as well as other hair loss areas. Available on Qoo10.
7. Vichy Dercos Ultra-Soothing Scalp Serum, $36 (60 ml).
This lightweight and refreshing formula is great for scalps that have been subjected to frequent chemical or colour treatments. It doesn’t need to be rinsed out and claims to offer instant relief from irritation or redness by reinforcing the skin barrier and giving a boost of long-lasting hydration. Available at Watsons and Guardian.
8. Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract, $80.60 (50 ml).
This cult product by the French hair expert features a fortifying concentration of essential oils, such as orange (toning, stimulating) and lavender (anti-inflammatory), that boosts the efficacy of active ingredients deep into your scalp. When massaged section by section into the scalp before shampooing, you’ll feel a warm, relaxing sensation. Available at Guardian, Watsons, John Little, Robinsons and OG.
9. Aveda Pramasana Purifying Scalp Cleanser, $60 (150 ml).
Also a pre-shampoo treatment, this product works to deeply cleanse, rebalance and strengthen your scalp. Formulated with an exclusive blend of ingredients including seaweed extract for regulating sebum levels, it contains 98 per cent plant derived ingredients to gently purify and exfoliate your scalp, leaving it feeling refreshed. The nozzle tip is great as it helps to easily dispense the product directly onto your scalp. Available at Takashimaya, TANGS, Capitol Piazza and Aveda salons and spas.
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10. Moist Diane Extra Fresh Scalp Essence, $18.90 (60 ml).
If you have an oily and irritated, dandruff-prone scalp, this handy leave-in treatment is formulated to nourish, relieve and rebalance scalps, especially in humid tropical climates. It’s made with no less than 48 herbs like rosemary, tea tree and peppermint that have antibacterial properties to naturally soothe your scalp, while banishing odours and controlling sebum levels. Use on towel-dried hair and spray it directly onto your scalp, massaging gently with fingertips. Available at Watsons.
11. L'Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Cleansing Scrub, $40 (150 ml).
Refresh your scalp and your senses with this cooling and fragrant formula that smells of mint, thyme, grapefruit, cedar and lavender. It contains natural origin sea salt that gently exfoliates your scalp to remove product build-up, dead skin cells and more, ultimately leaving it feeling lighter and cleaner, but not stripped. Available at L’Occitane stores.
12. L'Oreal Paris Elseve Phytoclear 1Min Pre-Shampoo Purifying Scrub, $15.90 (100 ml).
Combat those pesky flakes with this new anti-dandruff scalp scrub, powered by tea tree essential oil’s renowned anti-bacterial and anti-fungi properties. Interestingly, it’s also made with almond seeds (instead of microbeads) to delicately and thoroughly exfoliate impurities from your scalp. Available at Watsons, Guardian, leading supermarkets and selected department stores.
13. Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $79 (250 ml).
Great for those with oily or sensitive scalps, this scalp-scrub contains no parabens or silicones, although it does have sulfates. Itcontains the natural exfoliant sea salt to remove scalp build-up and boost blood circulation, and lathers very well once you’ve massaged all the product in. It also has a refreshing citrusy scent! Available online at Sephora.
14. Daeng Gi Meo Ri Vitalizing Scalp Nutrition Pack for Hair-loss, $47.80 (145 ml).
Reinvigorate limp locks and relieve itchiness with this nutrient-packed leave-in hair treatment that’s been approved by the Korean Food and Drug Administration. It’s formulated with a potent blend of herbal extracts that work to encourage hair growth, such as gamcho, dangui and changpo, as well as L-menthol, salicyclic acid and D-panthanol. Use it after you’ve cleansed your hair. Available at Watsons.