The year-end holiday season can be a stressful time, especially for busy mums. We fret over getting the perfect gifts, beautifying the home, and organising parties for loved ones. And those fluid Covid restrictions don’t help either. Finally, we get all dressed up to celebrate the festive season. But pretty clothes, accessories, makeup, and a pedicure can’t hide thinning or greasy hair. Haircare is equally important, especially through all this extra seasonal stress!
Female Hair Loss and Thinning Hair
Haircare experts at PHS HAIRSCIENCE® explain that mental and physical trauma can disturb the hair cycle, leading to hair loss. In particular, when women face undue stress, more hair follicles enter the shedding phase. Hormonal changes from birth control pills, pregnancy, or menopause are also a factor. Also, if your parents had receding hairlines or thinning hair, you may also observe female hair loss pattern.
While there’s not much you can do about hereditary or hormonal factors, don’t resign yourself to fate just yet. Instead, work on having a nutritious, balanced diet, a healthy BMI, adequate sleep and exercise, and a strong immune system.
And of course, consistently practise a healthy haircare regimen and be gentle with your tresses. Use nourishing products that promote hair growth and reduce heat styling and overly vigorous brushing. All these will serve to empower your scalp and follicles to stand strong against all its enemies.
Recommended Products to Prevent Female Hair Loss and Thinning Hair:
PHS HAIRSCIENCE® FEM Fortify Shampoo – This award-winning hair and scalp cleanser contains active ingredients that energises the scalp to reduce hair loss. It provides the hair follicles with essential nutrients to prevent and control thinning hair.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE® FEM Fortify Conditioner – Specially formulated for women with mild hair loss and thinning concerns, this rich hair moisturiser helps to strengthen hair fibres and prevent breakage. It also smoothens hair cuticles, leaving hair shiny and soft.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE® FEM Fortify Tonic – Prevent premature hair loss with this powerful treatment tonic that delivers vital nutrients to strengthen hair roots. It re-invigorates hair follicles to support natural hair growth and keep hair looking full longer.
Oily and Sensitive Scalps
Does your hair sometimes feel greasy? This is usually the result of excess sebum and hairstyling products accumulating. Over time, this build-up clogs hair follicles and eventually leads to hair loss. This is even more likely to happen if oily skin (and scalp) runs in your family. And while you can’t edit your genes, you can change how you care for your scalp.
For starters, guard against washing your hair too often and with great force. Choose hair and scalp care products that gently deep cleanse, regulate sebum production, and reduce scalp inflammation. Avoid using harsh shampoos that leave you with that squeaky clean feel. It feels nice now but overstimulating and drying out the scalp only aggravates the situation.
Similarly, those with sensitive scalps should use mild shampoos with anti-inflammatory properties. Like other allergic skin conditions such as eczema, the sensitivity may be a reaction to hair products, diet, environmental, or hormonal changes. If your scalp occasionally feels itchy and irritated, remember to stay hydrated, go easy on hairstyling, and use gentle hair products.
Recommended Products for All Hair Types to Prevent Oily and Sensitive Scalps:
The PHS HAIRSCIENCE® ADV Nutrition range of products are perfect for all hair types to help maintain a healthy scalp, alleviate the occasional oily or itchy flare-up, and prevent them from worsening. (Those suffering from more chronic scalp conditions should check out the ADV Purify range for oily scalp and ADV Soothe range for sensitive scalp instead.)
PHS HAIRSCIENCE® ADV Nutrition Shampoo – This essential deep cleanser removes unhealthy build-up of dirt, sweat, and excess sebum without over-stripping natural hair oils. It unclogs hair follicles, purifies the scalp, and strengthens the scalp’s protective barrier.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE® ADV Nutrition Conditioner – Suitable for all hair types, this leaves hair silky, soft, and vibrant. Botanical stem cells help reconstruct hair cuticles for tangle-free hair. Most importantly, it replenishes moisture without adding unnecessary build-up.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE® ADV Nutrition Tonic – This potent tonic helps to restore scalp vitality and sustain healthy functions essential to youthful hair growth. It contains a curative cocktail of plant stem cells and botanical actives to soothe irritation and reduce inflammation.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE® Christmas Gift Guide
Ahead of the holiday season, PHS HAIRSCIENCE® has put together a series of haircare bundles that are perfect for gifting. These are our favourites:
|For the ladies||For all hair types|
FEM Fortify Discovery Kit, $45
• FEM Fortify Shampoo 50ml
• FEM Fortify Conditioner 50ml
• FEM Fortify Tonic 15ml
ADV Nutrition Discovery Kit, $45
• ADV Nutrition Shampoo 50ml
• ADV Nutrition Conditioner 50ml
• ADV Nutrition Tonic 15ml
FEM Fortify Deluxe Coffret, $149
• FEM Fortify Shampoo 200ml
• FEM Fortify Conditioner 200ml
• FEM Fortify Tonic 100ml
ADV Nutrition Deluxe Coffret, $149
• ADV Nutrition Shampoo 200ml
• ADV Nutrition Conditioner 200ml
• ADV Nutrition Tonic 100ml
The PHS HAIRSCIENCE® Christmas gift sets are available at #04-12 Wheelock Place, #05-25A/B Ngee Ann City, #04-34/35 Plaza Singapura, #B2-40/41 Bedok Mall, and Takashimaya Level 3. For online shopping, head to www.phshairscience.com, Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, Qoo10, and eCapitalMall.
This Christmas, experience the miracle of a crowning glory. Or gift it to someone you love.
Sharing the gift of holiday haircare miracles in this post sponsored by PHS HAIRSCIENCE®