Unlike our counterparts who live in the colder climates, it is a norm to wash our hair daily in our hot and humid Singapore. While some said that washing our hair daily will result in dry hair, others also mentioned that not washing your hair daily will result in sebum clogging up your hair follicles that will cause hair loss.
So, which is correct? Should we or should we not wash our hair daily? Because my hair is extremely dry, but yet I do see more hair loss than I had in the past, I want to find out more about my hair condition. Hence, I headed down to TK TrichoKare to speak to the Trichologists (aka Hair Doctors) in an attempt to clear my doubts.
About TK TrichoKare
With years of hair care experience, you can rest assured that your hair issues will be well taken care of. Established since 2004, TK TrichoKare is the leading Trichological Centre that provides customised European Herbal Hair Remedies that are validated by certified Trichologists. Their treatments are also formulated by professional herbalists to provide the best for their customers.
COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
I was asked to fill in a declaration form and had my temperature taken before I was allowed into TK TrichoKare. Although these precautionary measures took up some time, I really appreciate all the efforts TK TrichoKare put in to protect both their staff and their customers. I was also assured by their staff that they themselves took temperatures twice a day and contact areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
Consultation & Analysis
I went for a consultation and spoke to TK TrichoKare’s Trichologist/Consultant to find out what’s best for my hair. The very friendly Hair Consultant, Jonathan, first did a hair analysis for me, with their special equipment that magnifies up to 200 times. Jonathan told me that my hair is generally healthy, except for some clogs in the hair follicles (shoo, hair loss, shoo!). But what surprised me was, unlike most Singaporeans who are plagued with an oily scalp, Jonathan told me that my hair looked a little dry. The dryness could be caused by excessive hair washing, or using hair products that were too harsh for me.
I always fear hair loss due to sebum clogs and therefore, I stick to clarifying shampoos that are a little drier for my hair. Guess I need to chill a little on that and get my hair condition back in balance again. And in the meantime, Jonathan recommended a customised treatment – TriOxy for me to hydrate my dry hair.
I was served hot tea and some snacks, and the staff at TK TrichoKare made me feel very comfortable during the entire treatment.
We first started on a TriOxy Treatment that consists of a 3-step process — OxyPeel, OxyJet, and OxyNutrient.
The OxyPeel solution was first applied to remove all the dead skin and gunk from my congested hair follicles, and it was followed by The OxyJet treatment.
The OxyJet technology
The OxyJet technology uses a needleless jet infusion to allow oxygen and OxyNutrients to penetrate deeply into the hair follicles. OxyNutrients, together with the OxyJet technology, helps to reactivate up to 80% of dormant hair follicles, accelerate cell regeneration to stimulate hair growth, and at the same time, boost collagen and melanin production to prevent greying hair and reduce hair loss.
A scalp massage for better absorption of the OxyNutrient.
The whole experience with OxyJet was a pleasant and comfortable one. Once it was completed, I was told to rest for 20 minutes to allow the OxyNutrient solution to work its magic before I went on to the next step of the hair treatment.
Then I was led to the hair washing area for the Revitalizing Hair Bath, which helps to restore my hair’s sebum balance, and that was exactly what I needed. The shampoo that was used felt cooling and minty on my head and I walked back to my seat feeling nice and refreshed.
Once I was comfortably seated, a hot pad was placed on my shoulders to help me to relax (which also reduces stress, another common factor for hair loss!) while I continued with the rest of the treatment. It was quite the saviour for my aching neck and shoulders that were caused by long hours of computer use.
Jonathan then went on to apply some hair serum on my hair before he proceeded to blow dry my hair to prepare for the final step of my hair treatment, the Photodynamic Therapy, which is a laser light technology that supports hair regeneration. Jonathan did another hair scan for me post-treatment and it revealed cleaner and healthier hair.
The entire treatment was comfortable and relaxing, and it was great to know that my hair was well taken care of. The trip to TK Trichokare gave me a better insight on how I should be taking care of my hair, and cleared up the misconceptions that I had earlier. My hair felt clean and refreshed, and I guess I should schedule regular hair treatments to keep it in tip-top condition!
Book your appointment with TK TrichoKare to enjoy their Award-Winning Advanced Hair Care and Detox Treatment at $40 NETT with free HairGRO Ampoule and Hair Care Kit, and choose between a free hair trimming session (up to 2cm) or a Hair Protein Treatment.