Do you know there is a scientific field focused on the health of your scalp and hair? This is known as Trichology – a branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp.
Rather than resorting to unscientific hair remedies, if you are experiencing hair or scalp issues, it is best to consult a trichologist – a hair and scalp specialist who diagnose the causes of hair fall, hair breakage, hair thinning, miniaturisation of hairs; diseases of the scalp and treat according to cause.
TrichoKare is one of Singapore’s leading hair and scalp care expert. They have been around for 13 years and all their hair specialists are trained under certified trichologists, using advanced hair care technology and European herbal hair remedies.
Credentials wise, TrichoKare has won numerous awards for their hair treatments such as ELLE Beauty Treat List 2017, Her World Spa Awards 2016, Harper’s BAZAAR Hair Awards 2016, The Singapore Women’s Weekly Hair Awards 2016, Singapore Tatler Best of Singapore 2016 and many more.
There are several known personalities who engage their services, including Singapore’s blogging queen, Xiaxue, who definitely needs to take special care of her hair and scalp, given her liking to dyeing her hair to assorted rainbow colours.
I went for a consultation with TrichoKare last week at one of their outlet at Novena Square. They have five outlets in Singapore, all conveniently located in shopping malls that are near MRT stations – Compass One, Nex, Orchardgateway, The Clementi Mall and Velocity@Novena Square.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by the friendly reception staff who guided me to the consultation room for a chat with one of their hair care specialists. The specialist started by asking some general questions about the condition of my hair and scalp, my diet and lifestyle, before doing a scan to assess the actual conditions.
I like that she took a holistic approach to hair care, taking time to find out more of my lifestyle and diet instead of just diving straight into treatment. Factors like stress at work and poor eating habits can lead to hair loss too. There is no one size fit all solution for hair loss and the role of a hair care specialist is to tailor the best treatment program for each individual customer.
As I exercise regularly and adopt a clean diet, there were not many adjustments needed on my lifestyle front. The diagnosis I got was that my hair is generally thinning evenly across the whole head. This is related to my very oily skin and scalp. I always have acne problem since young and I still get acne attack even though I am already passed my mid 30s. What I didn’t realise was that I have acnes on my scalp too, as pointed out by the TrichoKare hair specialist. She even took a photo of the acne to show me.
The first session of treatment recommended for me was to start with a dead sea mask to curb the oily scalp. This was followed by the application of TrichoKare’s own formulated hair ampoule with a head and shoulder massage from their therapist.
The last step was an infrared therapy to boost circulation. This took approximately 15 minutes and despite the scary look of the sci-fi looking machine, you don’t feel much except a very slight heated sensation on the scalp.
After the treatment is done, I was ushered back to the consultation room for a debriefing session with the hair care specialist. She would then take another set of scans for my hair and scalp to show me the full before and after pictures.
Can you see the difference? The two pictures below are the after, where there are less red patches and dull skin.
Actually I can feel the difference myself right after the treatment and for the next couple of days after that. My scalp felt less greasy and cleaner. I don’t feel the usual itchiness when I start to perspire outdoor.
The TrichoKare hair care specialist rounded up the session with recommendations on the follow-up sessions and TrichoKare’s own hair and scalp care products to use. This is sold in a customised package, based on each individual’s hair and scalp conditions and treatments needed.
If you are interested to try out TrichoKare, there is a special offer for Alvinology reader whereby you can experience their award-winning Hair Fall Prevention Treatment @ $40 + FREE FolliGRO Ampoule + Energy Serum (total worth S$743). Details: http://bit.ly/2nz8enr
Extra perks: Because TrichoKare knows how important it is to feel relaxed, refreshed and recharged, everyone who sign up for the trial treatment stands to win a 2D1N staycation at Marina Bay Sands (worth S$550)!