It is common to encounter hair problems as you age as the growth of new hair will slow down when you get older. However, more and more people are starting to experience receding hairlines and thinning hair at a younger age. Stress and hormonal changes are among some of the known causes of hair loss in young people but diet can also play a big factor as the popularity of fad diets may cause them to take in lesser nutrients that promote healthy hair growth. Regular hair bleaching and dying as well as the excessive use of styling products can also damage hair and cause it to fall out. If you are worried that you might be in danger of losing your hair prematurely, try out these products to give you fuller, thicker and healthier hair.
Phytonovathrix Global Anti-Hair Loss Treatment, $249.90 (12 x 3.5 ml) & Fortifying Energizing Shampoo, $45 (200 ml)
Renowned French hair care expert Phyto, which has been a driving force of botanical hair care for 50 years, has launched a new anti-hair loss formula after extensive research. The new Phytonovathrix Global Anti-Hair Loss Treatment, is made with 99 per cent plant-based ingredients and contains Celery Seed Extract which helps boost the production of a protein in your hair. This in turn claims to encourage the active phase of your hair’s growth cycle (also known as the anagen phase).
For best results, use it together with the gentle Phyotonovathrix Fortifying Energizing Shampoo, which is formulated with hair-revitalising ingredients like gurana, horsetail and red algae extracts. Available at My Beaute Paris stores, leading department stores, selected Watsons outlets and online.
Nioxin 3D IntensiveCare Diaboost, $134 (100 ml)
This targeted hair treatment from the US works to boost the thickness of hair strands that are losing density. Launched in Singapore in June 2019, it’s part of a day-to-night 3D IntensiveCare range that also includes a hair mask, booster serum and night treatment. After washing and towelling, apply the Diaboost directly to the hair roots and massage for about one minute before blow-drying. Available at Nioxin Advanced Care Boutiques and on Lazada.
Ryo Hair Loss Care Treatment, $12.90 (200 ml)
If your hair and scalp tend to get oily and sticky, it could lead to blocked hair follicles which prevents your hair from growing properly. Refresh your scalp with this targeted treatment from the South Korean brand which harnesses the powers of Korean ginseng root extracts and a proprietary solution to fight warning signs of hair loss such as limp hair and a widening hart parting. It leaves behind a fragrant ginseng scent too!
Massage into scalp for a couple of minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Available at Guardian, Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10.
DrGL Cleanser Hair (Anti-Hairloss), $98 (240 ml)
This proprietary formula from homegrown skin and hair specialist DrGL combines powerful growth factors, peptides and key vitamins to nourish your hair from root to tip. It is the result of intensive research and development in cell regeneration that’s the key to reversing hair loss. Available at DrGL online and DrHair at TANGS at Tang Plaza.
Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Vital Treatment, $16.90 (450 m)
Featuring an upgraded formula that uses organic argan oil (aka “liquid gold”), this antioxidant-packed conditioner is designed for ageing hair and scalps and contains no sulphates, silicones and parabens. It delivers a boost of moisture and vitalising keratin to strengthen individual strands so they don’t break so easily, and leaves behind an aromatic sakura fragrance. Available at Watsons, Tokyu Hands, BHG, Welcia-BHG, Don Don Donki and Fairprice.
Daeng Gi Meo Ri Advanced Anti Hair Loss Shampoo, $31.80 (400 ml)
Powered with herbal extracts such as red ginseng, peony root and ginger, this anti-hair loss shampoo delivers nutrients straight to the scalp, while deeply cleansing away impurities and dirt. It also contains chamomile, coix, zinc pyrithione and salicyclic acid that help soothe sensitive scalps, relieve itchiness and regulate sebum levels. Available at Watsons.
Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Adenovital Advanced Scalp Essence, $119.84 (180ml)
This salon-only product works to stimulate hair growth by transporting a key blend of active ingredients, including the AP stimulator derived from apricot, right into the roots. Simply pump straight onto the scalp and work it gently throughout. Available at selected salons.
Rossano Ferretti Vita Rejuvenating Shampoo, $80 (200 ml)
This luxurious and sulphate-free shampoo by the renowed Italian hairstylist works to prolong the growing phase of your hair’s life cycle, and is rich in natural camellia, ginseng and guarana extracts for stronger tresses. Available at Rossano Ferretti salon.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Shampoo, $15.90 (250 ml)
This gentle formula features a patented strengthening technology and volumising polymers, to infuse limp and fine tresses with essential protein from deep within. Available at Cold Storage, Watsons and Guardian stores.
Sloane Inc Hair Recovery S13.2, $192.60 (30 ml)
This daily hair and scalp tonic encourages the growth of new hair by stimulating hair follicles and thickening hair shafts to give you a more full-bodied mane. Available on Amazon and The Sloane Clinic outlets.
Viviscal Professional Hair Nutritional Supplement, $128.40 (60 capsules)
This supplement helps extend the growth cycle of your hair and replenish vital nutrients directly to the follicle to encourage the growth of healthy hair. Available at Prive and other clinics.
Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails, $49 (60 tablets)
Feed your hair with this multi-vitamin that contains essential nutrients like zinc, selenium and biotin to support the growth of healthy locks. Available at selected leading personal care stores.
Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Foam, $49.80 (200 ml)
Pump up the volume of your blowouts by applying this lightweight styling foam to your hair after showering. Available at leading personal care stores.
PHS Hairscience FEM Fortify Shampoo, $39 (200 ml)
Boost the density of thinning hair with this stimulating formula that also works to repair and revive damaged hair. Available at PHS Hairscience outlets.
Derma-Rx Trichology Trans-Follicular Serum, $109 (30 ml)
Gently massage this revitalising serum into your scalp – it contains a potent blend of multi clinically-proven ingredients that boosts hair growth and fortify scalp from external aggressors. Available here.
Follizin Intensive Follicle Energiser, $136 (50 ml)
Rejuvenate your scalp with this intensive treatment that helps your scalp better absorb essential active ingredients with a unique Follispheres Delivery Technology. Available here.
Bioleaf Hair Growth Tonic, $59 (60 ml)
If you are already suffering from hair loss concerns, this potent remedy is packed with natural ingredients like ginseng, dongquai and seaweed extracts to boost blood circulation, thus stimulating hair growth. Available at Venus Beauty, Shopee and other authorised retailers.
Text: Elizabeth Liew / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / July 2019