Mar 1, 2018

What to do if your Hair Age is Older than you?


Ageing is inevitable. As we age, we lose muscle mass and our skin sags. Much has been made of the need to keep physically fit and the use of skincare products to decrease the rate of ageing. But did you know there is such a thing as 'hair age'?

I first found out about hair ageing during my visit to TK TrichoKare in the middle of last year. Because in case you did not already know, TrichoKare is the leading trichological centre in Singapore that provides customised hair and scalp treatments validated by certified Trichologists with products formulated by a professional herbalist.

The best part? TrichoKare offers holistic hair and scalp care solutions for ALL hair and scalp conditions, using premium European herbs which are free of harsh chemicals and proven to have medicinal benefits on the hair and scalp to promote hair growth. I should know... because this is my FIFTH time at TrichoKare! So yes, I am well versed with the hair and scalp care routine by now.

The first step in any treatment with TrichoKare begins with a consultation with a Trichologist (hair and scalp specialist) who will give an analysis of the scalp.

As you can see, the scalp scan before the treatment revealed my hair follicles were clogged with excess sebum, which signifies a mild irritation of the scalp and may impede hair growth. If left untreated, it could lead to visible signs of ageing hair, like hair thinning and hair loss. 😱😱😱

Well, the good news is after taking the Advanced Tricho Hair Test, it was revealed that my hair age is 46 (I'm 41 this year).  When I took the test last May, my hair age was 48 (I was 40 then). Since then, my hair have actually become younger. WOOHOO! Thanks to TrichoKare for taking care of my hair!

Ideally, my hair age should be the same as my real age so that means there is still work to be done. My Trichologist recommended the Advanced Age Defying Hair Treatment, which is an anti-ageing hair treatment that has been specially developed to help both men and women counteract age-related changes in the density and diameter of their hair.

The treatment began with a customised scalp purification masque application to my scalp. And because TrichoKare only offers natural solutions to its customers, the masque comprises of premium European herbs which have medicinal benefits on the hair and scalp.

One of its key ingredients is Saw palmetto herbs, a plant with small berries. It acts as a remedy for hair loss and thinning hair as research has shown that Saw palmetto herbs aid hair growth, especially for men. In fact, in a 2014 Turkish Journal of Dermatology Study, nearly half the participants treated with Saw Palmetto increased their hair count by 11.9 per cent after four months! (Link here)

In addition, the masque contains the healing herbal essences of Lavender and Melaleuca extracts, which is ideal for unclogging hair follicles by removing excess sebum and debris such as dandruff and other impurities from the scalp. Which also probably explains my relaxed look.

After letting the masque sit on my scalp for 20 minutes, my hair was due for a wash. And this portion is probably the one I look forward to most... because it is one of the most relaxing hair washes I have ever had. Thanks too, for the accompanying soothing massage administered on my scalp during the wash!

Oh, and I have to give a special mention to the shampoo and conditioner used in my wash. I love my shampoo that leave my scalp feeling all minty after a wash so suffice to say, it was love at first wash. More importantly, both products are made with nutrient-rich botanical extracts which are free from harsh chemicals and even suitable for sensitive scalp.

I think my face gave everything away because the next thing I knew, two bottles of Revitalizing Bath shampoo and Organic Herbal Conditioner found their way to my home. LOL.

The Revitalizing Bath shampoo is formulated for regular use to help restore scalp’s moisture and pH level, strengthen hair from root to ends while removing grease and dirt that can clog hair follicles. Complement this with the Organic Herbal Conditioner which contains antioxidant properties of herbs to protect the hair from breakage, nourish and moisturize dry, brittle hair.

I have been using them ever since my treatment and let's just say I dread the day when they run out. Luckily, I know just where to go to place my order 👉

Anyway back to my treatment - where the latest innovative Oxyjet technology was introduced to my scalp.

Using pulsed oxygen pressure, an infusion of 98% pure oxygen and nutrients are "shot" into the deep layers of the scalp. It was paired with an ampoule that was selected specially for my greasy problem.

The active ingredients are able to penetrate deeply into the scalp without needles, which means it is all gentle, effective and safe! Not only does the process help to replenish essential nutrients for the scalp and rejuvenate hair roots to restore youthful vitality to one's hair, it also aids in increasing blood circulation and encourage the production of collagen - resulting in hair growth and preventing hair loss. It can really help to thicken your fine, thin hair!

As you can see from the video below, the entire process is gentle and painless. In fact, I actually enjoy the cooling and therapeutic sensation of the spray on my scalp!

My scalp treatment was then topped off with an Infrared therapy, which served to encourage cell renewal to promote hair growth, improve the blood circulation beneath the scalp, as well as to ensure that the ampoule was further penetrated deep down to my hair roots.

After the 2-hour treatment, it was time to see the results for myself.

Another scalp scan was done, and the difference was so obvious! Most of my hair follicles were cleaned out, and the premium European herbs helps to relieve the itch & redness on my scalp. Now, my scalp felt so much cleaner and the pores also opened up which helps to encourage new hair growth.

If my scalp can look this clean and healthy after just one session, imagine what a series of consistent Advanced Age Defying Hair Treatments can do to yours. And that is because the treatment has 6 great benefits:

1. Detox Scalp

Enriched with a potent blend of botanical extracts, the treatment helps to deeply cleanse the hair roots which regulates excess sebum production, removes all dead skin cells and slows down scalp ageing.

2. Strengthen hair roots

The treatment infuses the hair with proteins to reduce hair breakage and improve hair density. The presence of Capsicum Annuum extract with C-Complex vitamins helps to boost micro-circulation and strengthen the hair follicles.

3. Increase hair density

By strengthening the cohesion of keratin fibres to promote hair density, the treatment invigorates shrunken hair follicles and promotes hair follicle regeneration.

4. Moisturise & Soften hair

Active botanical extract such as rosemary provides key nutrients to nourish the fibre and soften the hair from the roots, infusing vital nourishment and deep moisture for silky-soft texture.

5. Restore lustre

The presence of Camellia extract in the treatment enhances the hair's natural, glossy shine, restoring the hair's natural radiance.

6. Reverse grey hair

Possibly the best benefit for me - the treatment supports the production of melanin in the hair shaft which inhibits grey hair.

So if you would like to understand the state (and age) of your hair and scalp, TrichoKare is the professional option - as validated by the numerous hair awards it has received.

• The Singapore Women’s Weekly Hair Awards 2017 – Best Volumising Treatment For Thinning Hair
• ELLE Beauty Treat List 2017 – Best Treatment For Hair Loss
• Parentsworld Beauty Awards 2017 – Most Effective Hair Loss Treatment 
• Daily Vanity 2017 – Top 10 Trusted Hair Treatment Centre
• Her World Spa Awards 2016 – Best Treatment For Damaged Hair
• Harper's BAZAAR Hair Awards 2016 - Best Sebum-Regulating Treatment for Oily Scalp

And after all my visits to TrichoKare, I have always been left impressed by the expert Trichologists at TrichoKare, in particular the excellent service offered by its staff. For this session Vionn attended to me and she was extremely well-versed in the science aspect of hair growth and was able to offer me advice to manage my greying hair better.

And the icing on the cake is the results are always so immediate! The treatments at TrichoKare have continued to show great results for my hair and scalp so my hair age did go down, I reckon! :)

INSANE PROMOTION! TrichoKare is offering my readers the chance to experience the Advanced Age Defying Hair Treatment for only $40 NETT! This includes a detailed hair & scalp analysis, FREE HairGRO Ampoule and Oxyjet with a total value of $758. Book your appointment via HERE.

EXTRA PERKS: Stand to win 2D1N staycation at MBS (worth $680), after the trial treatment!

You can choose to visit either one of their outlets at:
1. NEX
2. The Clementi Mall
3. Novena Square
4. Orchardgateway
5. Compass One

Remember, a healthy scalp helps to prevent future hair loss so do not neglect your hair and scalp! If you have been looking for a solution for your hair problems, hope that my review helps!

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