Scalp care, the herbal way
JUST like our skin, our hair is very much affected by our lifestyle and diet choices. Poor nutrition, stress and irregular sleeping hours can lead to unhealthy scalps and thinning hair.
Home-grown scalp centre Luxe Scalp Specialist has come up with a herbal treatment to tackle problems such as oily scalp, dandruff and greying hair.
The 21/2-hour treatment starts with a wooden-comb massage which helps with blood circulation in the scalp. Next comes the use of a high-frequency machine whose transmissions could kill bacteria.
Ginger wine is then massaged onto the scalp to prepare it for a herbal mask formulated with Asian herbs such as ginseng, dang gui and amla.
After the herbal mask has been applied to the entire scalp, a 30-minute micro-mist steaming aims to help the scalp to absorb the herbs' nutrients.
The scalp then goes through a thorough hair wash and cooling tonic is massaged onto the scalp following a therapeutic shoulder-and-neck massage.
Infra-red heat therapy is then employed, with the aim of enhancing the effects of the scalp tonic.
Luxe consultants and therapists are trained by a certified trichologist to carry out a comprehensive scalp analysis before and after treatment, to understand clients' hair and scalp conditions.
Consultants will monitor the progress of clients' treatments, so as to track their scalp conditions periodically and suggest tweaks.
The basic 21/2-hour scalp treatment starts from $720 for 10 sessions.
MediaCorp artiste Yvonne Lim is a regular customer of Luxe. Its Ginseng Anti Hair Fall Treatment is said to have helped to solve her sensitive-scalp problem and she is happy with the all-natural components of the hair treatment.