Every day, our hair and scalp are exposed to harsh environmental elements as they work to regulate heat and protect us from sun exposure. Hair also plays a huge role in how we express ourselves, and is a key element in personal appearance, which, in turn, affects our self-confidence and wellbeing.

One notable way to give our hair and scalp some much needed TLC is hair spas— but do they really work to tackle our hair and scalp issues? And, if so, how do they work? Read on to find out more!

Types of hair spa treatments

When it comes to hair spa treatments, you’re spoilt for choice with a variety of options available on the market. Hair spa treatments can be categorised based on the hair and scalp issue you’d like to tackle:

  • Hair spa for dandruff — Hair spas for dandruff control work to mitigate the growth of dandruff-causing Malasezzia and calm itchy scalps.
  • Hair spa for hair loss — Hair spas for hair fall control work to promote hair growth, nourish the scalp and reduce hair fall.
  • Hair spa for colour protection — Colour protection hair spas can be used after a chemically colour treatment to maintain the vibrancy and longevity of your hair.
  • Hair spa for oily scalp — Hair spas for oily scalps help regulate oil production and deeply cleanse the scalp.
  • Hair spa for damaged hair — Hair spas for damaged hair work by deeply conditioning dry or damaged hair. Some hair spa treatments involve a keratin-infused mixture that smooths and strengthens hair structure.
  • Hair spa for dull hair — Lacklustre hair can be treated with a rejuvenating hair spa to deeply nourish the scalp with nutrients and antioxidants.

Benefits of a hair spa

Other than providing relaxation, the benefits of going for a hair spa treatment include:

  • Improves blood circulation in the scalp
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Boosts scalp health
  • Balances sebum production
  • Softens and hydrates hair
  • Nourishes hair and scalp
  • Alleviates scalp itchiness
  • Removes scalp impurities
  • Strengthens hair structure
  • Adds shine and softness
  • Manages and reduces frizz
  • Helps hair maintain colour vibrancy
  • Addresses signs of ageing hair
  • Boosts confidence

 Some hair spa treatments can include specially formulated serums and technologies for optimal results.

What to expect during a hair spa appointment

Hair spa appointments differ depending on which hair and scalp specialist you visit. TrichoLab’s TrichoLuxe Heavenly Heavenly Head Spa Singapore utilises clinically-proven techniques and is sub-categorised into 4 hair spa options, each addressing specific scalp concerns — earth, water, air and fire.

All our hair spas start with a thorough analysis to get a better idea of your scalp’s current condition, before a welcome massage is done using a high-pressure aroma mist. Based on your needs, one of the 4 treatments will then be recommended:

Earth (hair growth)

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The Earth hair spa treatment is specially designed to help tackle hair thinning or hair loss. It involves the application of a specially formulated immunolock serum with iontophoresis (+), which is a mixture of botanicals such as tea tree oil, chamomile extract, and organic dandelion — clinically proven to thoroughly cleanse the scalp and create optimal conditions for scalp hair growth.

This is followed by a scalp massage, super growth scalp enhancement mask with O2 steaming, anti-hair loss serum and more.

Water (hydration)

The Water hair spa treatment is best for dry scalps and frizzy hair, designed to deeply hydrate and restore moisture to the hair and scalp.

After the immunolock serum is applied with a nano machine, hyaluronic acid peels are administered with atomising steam, as well as hair elixir therapy and a hyaluronic acid serum. Because of its ability to retain water, hyaluronic acid boasts a myriad of hydrating benefits such as enhancing the scalp’s skin barrier function, improving skin elasticity and smoothness and providing long-lasting moisture.

Air (refresh and age defy)

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The Air hair spa treatment works to refresh and breathe life into the scalp using double cleanse peels and a green tea ECGC (Epigallocatechin Gallate) concentrate serum, boasting powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties.

Along with a personalised hair elixir therapy with hair cuticle massage, this treatment nourishes the scalp and combats signs of ageing.

Fire (rejuvenate)

The Fire hair spa treatment utilises infrared light therapy to detoxify, calm and stimulate scalp healing. Infrared light can also help promote blood circulation and encourage cell renewal, leaving your scalp feeling renewed and rejuvenated.

A red wine tonic is also applied to promote hair growth and provide antioxidant protection. This treatment also includes a hair elixir therapy with a hair cuticle massage and nano machine.

How often should you go to a hair spa?

For general maintenance, monthly hair spas are enough. However, if you experience specific problems such as dry or damaged hair, or an oily scalp, it is best to go to a hair spa 2-3 times a month.

During your first consultation, our trained therapists will recommend a treatment regime that would meet your needs for optimal results.

What is the cost of a hair spa in Singapore?

In Singapore, hair spa treatments can cost anywhere between $150 to $350, depending on the type of treatment and complexity of the services offered. The TrichoLuxe Heavenly Head Spa is priced at $298, including GST.

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Hair spas are a relaxing and efficient way to treat your scalp and hair issues, providing a wide range of advantages to both your scalp and overall well being. Book a consultation with us today for a thorough scalp analysis and personalised treatment plan!