Best at-home hair treatment products for Singapore weather: Masks, serums, silk accessories to transform frizzy tresses

Best at-home hair treatment products for Singapore weather: Masks, serums, silk accessories to transform frizzy tresses

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Text: Emily Heng

The importance of skin renewal is stressed upon by many a skincare guru. The abundance of chemical peels, exfoliators, and vitamin C serums available is proof enough; all of which preach a multitude of benefits when it comes to dead skin cell removal. Starting with a clean slate, it seems, is deemed essential to maintaining optimal complexion health.

It is a theory that appears to be under-utilised in haircare, even though there are equally beneficial results for locks. How can you attain said clean slate with your mane? Well, it all begins with the scalp. At least, according to David Adams, co-founder and colourist of FourteenJay salon in NYC. He elaborates, "Our skin and scalp are part of the same ecosystem. As we would exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize our skin, we should do the same with our scalp." This translates to shinier, healthier locks in the long-run — a total hair reboot, if you will.

Piqued your interest yet? Below, a lineup of products to get you started; think exfoliating treatments that will have you bidding adieu to all hair-related dirt and grime alongside serums, masks and accessories to restore (and maintain) those bouncy-fresh new locks. Eat your heart out, Becky with the Good Hair.

Omorovicza Revitalising Scalp Mask

Clogged, oily scalps — the leading culprit behind flat, lifeless locks, FYI — are given a new lease of life with Omorovicza's scalp mask. Made with detoxifying Hungarian moor mud as well as salicylic acid, it gently cleanses, exfoliates, and conditions to leave a squeaky-clean scalp that, consequentially, promotes hair growth and volume. This one even comes gluten- and phthalate-free to reduce chances of skin-reactions. How thoughtful!


Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Masque

Dry, thirsty hair? A hydrating hair mask should do the trick, with cult-favourite Coco & Eve Coconut & Fig Masque proving up to the task. Its winning formulation comprises shea butter, argan oil, and linseed — intensely moisturising ingredients to nourish locks from root to tip. Comb it through locks with the helpful detangler brush provided and wash off after 20 minutes to witness a shiny-smooth mane.


Kérastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum

Hot and humid climates (i.e. Singapore) are never kind on hair. Dry, static-like ends are often the consequence of such sweltering temperatures, sometimes leading to tangled knots. Combat this with an anti-frizz hair serum like Kérastase's, which tames locks by imparting shine and moisture through a potent blend of iris root extract and vitamin E. An overnight treatment, hair is slated to progressively absorb the nutrients of this nourishing elixir that leads a smooth curtain of tresses the next morning.


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector

And when you need a quick fix, this handy overnight treatment that does it all. Not only does it give shine and glossiness to locks thanks to its combination of hydrating amino acids and conditioning ingredients, it also softens it to allow for easy management. Miraculous effects supposedly last up to five washes. Simply apply to damp hair, comb through, and wash off in the morning to see dramatically changed hair. Is every day going to be a good hair day with this powerhouse? Highly likely.


Burberry Printed Mulberry Silk-Twill Hair Tie

To maintain that hard-earned, freshly-scrubbed and bouncing locks: a silk hair tie that prevents split ends and breakage. Get one in a statement graphic print — like this one from Burberry — to catapault your style quota through the roof.