This article was first published on 7 February 2022.
Have you noticed you have a receding hair line, increasing hair fall, or bald spots? Before you start panicking, know that there are many reasons why your hair is losing volume. Hormones, age, genes, stress, and choice in hairstyle can potentially lead to thinning hair. The best way to find out what’s causing it, of course, is to consult a doctor! But if you want to supplement the treatment prescribed to you with at-home remedies, you’re welcome to do so.
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss can affect your scalp (though it may happen in other parts of the body too). The less support your hair follicles have, the bigger the chances are that you’ll experience some form of hair loss.
There are also some medical conditions that can impact hair growth. For example, there’s perifollicular fibrosis where the scalp’s collagen thickens up to the point that it “suffocates” your hair follicles and deprives it of vital nutrients needed to improve the strength of your hair. Since many of these problems are caused by the scalp’s condition, it’s only fitting that hair loss is addressed in that area.
Check out these at-home hair loss treatments that help give your scalp better health — all are readily available in Singapore.
A few drops of the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Serum (SGD57) at night will soothe itchy, flaky scalp. It's formulated with Binchotan charcoal that draws out product and oil build-up. Peppermint, spearmint, and tea tree oils soothe inflammation, while witch hazel, water, hyaluronic acid, and aloe balance out scalp hydration.
Peptides for your scalp? Yes, The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum For Density (SGD42) exists to make your mane thicker, denser, and healthier. It has multiple peptide and botanical complexes that nourish dry, dull tresses and help them look fuller.
Product build-up can also cause future hair woes, so give your scalp a good, gentle scrub every week with the Coco and Eve Like A Virgin Deep Clean Scalp Scrub (SGD53). This hair loss treatment contains exfoliating volcanic ash, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and coconut shell powder, preparing your scalp for your shampoo and other hair treatments.
Since the scalp is skin, it has its own microbiome that determines its overall health. Harness the benefits of pre- and post-biotics found in the Gallinée Scalp and Hair Serum (SGD44), a post-shower scalp treatment that helps balance scalp oil production and prevent potential hair loss.
Can you use an anti-ageing serum for your hair? Yes, the Act + Acre Cold Processed® Stem Cell Serum (SGD60) is one. It contains scalp-rejuvenating plant stem cells and antioxidant-rich leaf extracts that boosts collagen production and aids in correcting early signs of hair thinning, dryness, or hair fall.
Another at-home hair loss treatment you can consider is the Virtue Labs Topical Scalp Supplement (SGD95), which contains Alpha Keratin 60ku®, B vitamins, peptides, and prebiotics to flood your scalp with nutrients. The result: a balanced scalp and smooth mane when you wake up the next day.
Formulated with bio-fermented tangerine peel and Japanese knotweed, the Aveda Invati Advanced™ Scalp Revitalizer (SGD131) helps refresh the scalp and strengthen the hair at its roots. To enjoy its perks, simply spray it 16 times and massage the leave-in hair loss treatment into your damp or dry scalp once a day.
You've heard of skincare ampoules, but did you know there are ones for your tresses too? The L'Oréal Paris Full Resist Ampoule (SGD44.90) is formulated with 3x Anti Hair Fall Technology that improves hair root strength and prevents premature scalp ageing and the thickening of the collagen hair fibre around the follicles in as fast as 42 days.
If you love styling your hair, pick up the Percy & Reed Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil For Fine Hair (SGD39). This volumising hair oil protects your mane from heat with wheat protein, while also nourishing and strengthening it with pro vitamin B5.
Massage the RYO Hair Loss Expert Care Scalp Massage Essence (SGD27.20) into your scalp to achieve healthier and more voluminous hair. This leave-on scalp essence is formulated with Ginsen9EX™ to care for target signs of hair loss and scalp stress. It also comes with a massage tip applicator for easy application.
The Regro Topical Minoxidil 5% Hair Solution Extra Strength (SGD72.65) is a hair lotion powered by minoxidil. Minoxidil is a potent hair growth stimulant that has been known to work on both males and females.
If you've noticed early symptoms of hair loss, pick up the NaturVital Hairloss Tonic Treatment (SGD48.90) to stop it in its tracks. The tonic is powered by Phytoactive Complex (made from wheat and soybean seeds, ginseng and hops extracts), and pro-vitamin B5 and vitamins A, B3, E, F, and H to strengthen your hair and leave it silky and manageable to style.
Level up your hair care routine with these at-home hair treatments.
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