8 Must-Have Products For A Healthy Scalp

LIFESTYLE  |  January 15, 2018
  • It’s common knowledge that healthy hair begins at the scalp.
    1 / 9 It’s common knowledge that healthy hair begins at the scalp.

    If your scalp is clogged, dry, inflamed or itchy, your precious hair will bear most of the brunt and you may soon experience problems like an oily scalp, dandruff, sensitivity and even hair loss. From the best new scrubs to the most nutritive serums, get to the root of your hair woes and encourage the growth of long, healthy tresses with these scalp savers:

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  • Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract, $80.60 (50 ml)
    2 / 9 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.

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  • Aveda Pramasana Purifying Scalp Cleanser, $60 (150 ml)
    3 / 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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  • Moist Diane Extra Fresh Scalp Essence, $18.90 (60 ml)
    4 / 9 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.

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  • L'Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Cleansing Scrub, $40 (150 ml)
    5 / 9 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 LOccitane stores.

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  • L'Oreal Paris Elseve Phytoclear 1Min Pre-Shampoo Purifying Scrub, $15.90 (100 ml)
    6 / 9 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 oils renowned anti-bacterial and anti-fungi properties. Interestingly, its 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.

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  • Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $79 (250 ml)
    7 / 9 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. It contains the natural exfoliant sea salt to remove scalp build-up and boost blood circulation, and lathers very well once youve massaged all the product in. It also has a refreshing citrusy scent. Available online at Sephora.

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  • Daeng Gi Meo Ri Vitalizing Scalp Nutrition Pack for Hair-loss, $47.80 (145 ml)
    8 / 9 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 thats been approved by the Korean Food and Drug Administration. Its 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 youve cleansed your hair. Available at Watsons.

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  • PHS Hairscience ADV Elixir, $199 (100 ml)
    9 / 9 PHS Hairscience ADV Elixir, $199 (100 ml)

    This signature pre-wash treatment by homegrown brand PHS Hairscience works to unclog pores on your scalp and eliminate accumulated dirt, sweat and oil, while priming scalp to absorb nutrients and strengthening hair cuticles. Available at PHS hair salons.

    (Also Read: Are You Balding? These 10 Tips Will Prevent Your Hair From Dropping So Much)

    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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