August 13, 2015

Here’s an awkward situation: It’s the end of the day but the balmy heat shows no sign of letting up, and an entire day of being out in the heat and humidity has led to your hair feeling really gross. Gross as in, an itchy and oily – or worse, flaky scalp that makes you regret the dark-coloured top you put on. Even if you’ve just washed your hair that very morning, the itching keeps coming back with a vengeance.

The quickest fix for this is to switch up your shampoo, because the right one can really soothe the scalp, fast. Here are some tried and tested options. No more having to awkwardly scratch your scalp as inconspicuously as possible.

Main image from: sachajuan.com


Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo


Contains ingredients to directly eliminate dry dandruff, so try this if you’re dealing with a dry, flaky scalp. The menthol in it is a real soothing treat for irritated skin, too.

US$31, net-a-porter.com. Sachajuan is also stocked at Prep Luxe at #01-62 Capitol Piazza.

Tsubaki Volume Touch Shampoo


The latest haircare line from Tsubaki is all about the key ingredient called Tsubaki Koji S, a mould that is often used in the food fermentation process. Yes, we know that mould might sound gross, but this one is used in the sake fermentation process anyway, so it’s the good kind of mould. It helps to moisturise and soften the scalp and improve the blood flow there, so hair is softened from the root – and this one adds some volume to boot.

$16.90, available at Watsons.

BENE Premium Bluria Delicious Spa Shampoo


Keeping your haircare products free of silicone is really the key to a healthy scalp, since silicone can build up there and cause itchiness and weight down hair. BENE’s haircare products are all about being silicone-free, and the Bluria line will really make every shower like a spa session, thanks to the scent of the Bluria rose. Includes green papaya, avocado and kiwi extracts as well to give hair a good cleanse.

$19.90, available at selected Watsons.