TK TrichoKare Hair & Scalp Treatment + Trioxy Treatment Review

I started off the scalp treatment with a detailed consultation.  It involves detailed history taking and really takes into account my dietary habits, sleep pattern and hormonal changes.

After this my hair was analysed under a magnifying glass to check for any obvious thinning of hair.  They also used a Tricho-scan camera which magnifies up to 200 times to analyse my scalp.  It works as a visual proof of my scalp condition, according to which the treatment can be planned.


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Take a look at the 2 pictures at the top.


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True enough, my scalp showed redness and signs of inflammation. It is clearly shown and I got a shock when I saw how red the entire scalp was. My consultant told me that it could be due to stress, constant itching, too much sun exposure, too much colouring and hair dye. This can lead to hair loss and it doesn’t help when my hair is already fine to begin with.

I was very happy with the way my consultant explained me about the treatment. She went through every step in detail and customised a treatment Called *Tri-Oxy*.

This Treatment contains naturally derived ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and sodium hyaluronate – these ingredients help in exfoliation, hydration and retention of moisture and nutrients.

They use hyperbaric oxygen device to deliver these ingredients into the deeper layers of my scalp.

I was then brought to the treatment area to get started. The lady who did the treatment for me was very friendly informative as well. A customized premium European herbal scalp masque was administered onto my scalp, which can help to exfoliate the dead layer of the scalp and remove impurities and excess sebum. It is great for deep cleansing and detoxifying my scalp.


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*TriOxy* was then performed on my scalp before I wash the hair. It consist of 3 steps – OxyPeel, OxyJet and Oxynutrient.

OxyPeel exfoliates dead skin from clogging pores, OxyJet helps to accelerate scalp’s cell metabolism and improves blood circulation while OxyNutrient provides nutrients and boost hydration to the scalp.


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After TriOxy was done, I was brought over to the shampoo area for a revitalizing hair bath which can help my scalp restore its sebum balance, keeping it feel refresh and stress-free. It was a much-needed session as it relaxes my senses throughout. For some reasons, my scalp also feels extra clean after the wash.


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After the hair bath, I was brought back to the same room for another round of TriOxy treatment. I really love the TriOxy treatment as it gives off a cooling yet relaxing sensation to my scalp.

I can literally feel the nutrients getting pumped into my scalp and the whole experience is super energizing.

My sensitive scalp can be really dry at times so *Tri-Oxy* can give the scalp the hydration boost that is needed.


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The last step of the treatment is the Photodynamic Therapy, which is said to promote hair growth and increase blood circulation as it supports hair regeneration, and helps accelerate healing.


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Now compare the before and after photos, which was taken right after the treatment. The redness is totally gone! My scalp also don’t feel as inflamed as before. All I need was a single treatment to calm the irritated scalp down. I believe that if I continue to do it every month, I will be able to see an improvement in the scalp condition and hair growth. I am truly convinced that the treatment works.


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See you at TK TrichoKare!

Back at Black Hair Salon

Black Hair Salon has a new outlook and I am totally digging the new look of the salon!!! Other than the look, the entire salon stays the same. The friendly family (staffs), boss and services!! It is just so hard to find a salon that I really really love and would go back again and again.

The full length mirror is an ideal mirror for any selfie before/after any hair services! Hehe.

Because the birthday month is in Nov, so I wanna pamper the hair by not doing any damage to it. Anthony recommended me to do a scalp treatment to cleanse the scalp thoroughly.

Other than cleansing the scalp, the treatment can also reduce hair loss. It is important to take care of the scalp as well. It is as important as your hair!! The treatment was quite minty and cooling. I like minty stuffs on the head like shampoo and conditioner.

This bowl of powder is GOOD stuff!! It is imported!

Other than the scalp treatment, I also trimmed off 4cm of my hair~ I really wanted short hair but J doesn’t like girls with short hair (Irony!! LOL).

Scalp feels cleaner and lesser strands of hair were seen on the comb for the next few days!
It is recommended to do the treatment once a month at the start. I am so going to do this again next month!! (Along with a roots colour touch up).

Thank you Black Hair Salon for taking so good care of my hair!!

They are having a promotion for the month of November.
1st service = 10% off.
2nd services and above = 20% off

Promotion period: 1st Nov – 30th Nov

They are located at:
The Bencoolen 180 Bencoolen street, #01-28
Singapore 189646
(Nearest MRT station: Bugis)

Contact them at 6835 9976 for appointments!

From Colours to Brown Hair again

I am a very safe person. I believe anyone can tell from my pictures. My hair is always black or different shades of brown. But everyone in the blogosphere is trying all the “weird” colors on the hair so I was quite tempted to try it too.

I wanted pink and purple. Then I wanted turquoise and purple. I was very fickle minded because I couldn’t make up my mind at all. But that wasn’t my worry. My worry was about the bleaching part. I have never bleached my hair before and I don’t want it to break. I read about how blogger’s hair break after countless of bleaching. I was so scared that I told Anthony (the hairstylist at Black Hair Salon) not to bleach the hair for too long.

I was so scared when it was yellow (due to bleaching)!! I never had such colored hair before. LOL. He said the most ideal color would be white as it would be able to absorb brighter colors like turquoise in. So I dropped the idea. I wanted green.

He knew I was too fickle minded so he came out with a combination for me. I never had worry issues with treatments and color decisions when it comes to Black Hair Salon so I agreed to his suggestion right away.

Everyone told me that it would take me 4-5 hours but it only took me 3 hours!

Look at the beautiful green, purple and blue strands! I thought purple was the prettiest!

I still had my share of worries for the bleaching part but even after 3-4 washes, the hair was still nowhere near dry. It just felt like it hasn’t been bleached at all. Anthony even told me that I can change my hair color as and when because Goldwell Elumen will not dry the hair at all. It is the first high performance, oxidant-free hair color.

The colors also stayed vibrant. Wooooow~ I did my first shoot with my colorful strands too!

This picture was taken after 2 weeks of coloring. Still vibrant! The color doesn’t even come off when I wash the hair. I swear I observed the color of the water flowing out. It was just…. water and shampoo?

And yup, I am now back to brown hair because some personal reasons required me to stay brown.

Having said that, I will try Turquoise the next round!! Love you Black Hair Salon!!

*I AM REALLY AMAZED BY HOW SMOOTH THE HAIR IS AFTER 3 TIMES OF COLOURING IN 3 MONTHS*

Quote “Maybeline” for discounts when you visit them!

Address: The Bencoolen, 180 Bencoolen Stret #01-28 Singapore 189646

Contact: 6242 3945 // 6835 9976

Let’s tone down!

Not much people realized that I dyed my hair 2 days ago. Not even the people whom I see almost everyday. One of them could tell that I did something to my hair but just couldn’t tell what was it.

That was because I met an amazing hairstylist at Vintage Studio (West Gate Branch)! I told him that my current hair colour lightened a lot because the last dye was 6 months ago and it was just continuously the retouching of the roots only.

My previous colour was more to the copper brown tone. I wanted the ash tone brown but I don’t want to bleach my hair due to sensitive scalp. Keith, my hairstylist that day also didn’t want me to bleach them as well. He told me he could mix an ash brown for me but the ash wouldn’t be as obvious as those who bleached their hair.

I only sat in the salon for an hour. Which was soooo fast for me! I used to spend at least 2 hours in a salon!

As I was getting my hair dyed, I was also enjoying the show on the television beside me. This is why I could barely feel the clock ticking away.

I also noticed this room in the salon. It was a cosy and private corner. Not all salon offers such prestige services yo! The entire room was dim and cosy. I could just sit there and relax all day.

This is the end result after one hour! Do you know that darker shade also make your hair look healthier?

I went for a Japanese buffet after that and this picture was taken under the light. I can’t tell you how much I really love the colour in words. But I really have to emphasize that the hair wasn’t even DRY or dead looking after a few washes. Wow~ Wella hair dyes seems to be working well for me! Talk about good quality. Vintage Salon sure has it!

Colouring only starts from $58 and I so wanna try their scalp therapy next!

Yuan Shuai is their ambassador.

FYI, Vintage Studio also took care of his hair at the Star Awards! What an honour! I was looking through their Facebook albums and saw Jerry. Bahahaha. I have to meet this guy soon. Our last meetup was a year ago!

Anyway, the branch at west gate is newly opened and Keith is currently stationed there.

If you are interested, they are located at #03-25 and is opened from 10.30am to 9.30pm. Call to make an appointment to avoid disappointment 🙂

Once again, Thank you Keith for the amazing colour!

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Visit their Facebook page or their website for more information!: https://www.facebook.com/vintage.vs // http://www.vintagestudio.com.sg

Girls just wanna have fun – L’Oreal Professionnel

The bloggers gathered at Avalon for L’Oreal Professionnel IT Girls!

Fashion accessory is no longer just eyewear, necklaces or earrings. Your hair colour can be a bold fashion statement as well.  I love trying out different colours on the hair but I don’t want them to stay on me permanently. Neither am I willing to bleach. And this is why hair chalk is of a better option.

Switching up your hair colour every other day according to your mood and personality is now possible with this creative innovation.

3 local celebrities were also present there to showcase their IT look.

I love Kyla Tan’s hair and colour – Mocha Blonde Pixie most! She is also Miss Singapore International 2010. Do you happen to know that?

The entire showcase was a runway in Avalon. And while waiting for the show to start, we just had to take selfies!

There was also a booth at level 1 for us to try out the different colors. As I was wearing a shimmering white dress, I gave it a miss incase the colour runs to my dress.

The host for the night was Lin Peifen who was really friendly. As we were seated at the VIP area near the stage, we were just directly beside her.

YAY!

Now, L’Oreal Professionnel hair chalk respects hair integrity as it boasts a cutting-edge formula that allows colour to easily and quickly adhere as a thin film on the hair’s surface without changing or damaging the hair structure. All these can be done in just 15 minutes.

There are 6 shades to choose from:

Sweet Sixteen Pink
First Date Violet
Blue Ocean Cruise
Garden Party
Coral Sunset
Bronze Beach

The glorious shades are designed for a stunning effect, with colours fading gradually and smoothly with each wash. Complete fading takes up to 3 washes, depending on the amount of product applied and hair type.

Even though I went for the event, I didn’t had the chance to give the chalks a try. I would totally try it if there is a next time!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/lorealprofessionnel.sg

L’Oreal Paris latest hair innovations

Last year, I was featured in Juice Magazine (July) for L’Oreal Paris EverStrong.

And this year, they have come up with EveryStrong Thickening range as well as the new Extraordinary Oil + UV Protect!

We all know that hair ends are often drier and dull looking as compared to the upper part of the hair. However, do you know that our scalp also requires the same attention that you give to your hair ends?

I’ve been using the thickening range for the second week now.

I was quite skeptical of the word thickening because there are a lot of shampoo which you can find in the market, but priced at a higher selling price when you see the word thickening. But after using this for weeks, I can feel cleaner and healthier scalp. Healthier scalp also leads to hair growth and healthier looking hair.

Just like what you see on the bottles, they are 100% sulphate-free, silicon-free and paraben-free.  The EverStrong range consists of shampoo ($14.90), condition ($14.90), as well as the hair tonic ($29.90).

The thickening tonic is to be sprayed onto your scalp, directly to the roots, after you towel dry your hair. You can massage the sprayed area with fingers and no rinsing is needed after the spray. It leaves a cooling sensation after each spray as it contains Rosemary and Mint. Mint is well known for it’s follicle stimulant properties.

Read about my review for Extraordinary oil when it was launched last April: http://blog.myfatpocket.com/maybelinesim/2013/04/22/loreal-paris-extraordinary-oil/

The difference is that it has added colour protection now! It instantly makes your hair soft and shiny.

Walk out onto the street, 8 out of 10 people have coloured hair, so this would definitely come in handy for most of us!

Anyway, anyone can indulge in the extraordinary oil whether you have dry, frizzy, curly, straight or thin hair.

Remember to click on the link above for full review of the hair oil to say goodbye to frizzy hair!

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/lorealparissingapore

Majolica Majorica x Ma Cherie Launch

Every brand has its own unique way of remembering bloggers.
For MM X MC, it’s printing our very own invitation pass with our name and picture on it.
Thoughtful much!

Met up with this little girl and headed over to the event place together.

Majolica Majorica has now entered Chapter 40 with some of their new products.

The main focus of the new addition is the Eye Hunter collection which consists of products for the lip and the eyes!!

Perfect Automatic Liner ($22.90) now has 2 new limited edition colours in Red and Purple. It is not just any matte red or purple but those that comes with glitters and shine. You can create a bold look with these new colours.

Honey Pump Gloss Neo ($12.90). People who knows me knows that I am a sucker for any lip colours/balms and whatsnot!

The line hunter ($19.90) is unique because it comes in a flat brush. Yes, not the usual brush. What’s the difference?

A flat brush allows you to draw your lines the size you want – thick or thin. All you have to do is to play with the angle, or the way you hold your brush. It is sweat and sebum proof, so no touch up is needed even after a long day! You can probably wear it to sleep because it also contains essence for your eye area. Heh.

Yup, I had my fair share of trying out all the products there.

Next up, Ma Cherie is introducing refill packs for their shampoo and conditions!

Like the shampoo and conditioner, it is available in two functions – Air Feel, which is retailing at $13.90 and Moisture at $14.50.

Champagne Honey Gelee are added in both shampoo which makes the hair easier to manage as they will feel smoother and softer after each use.

Not only shampoo and conditioners, Ma Cherie also has a whole lot of products to for your hair. From hair oil to hair fragrance.

Even their packagings look so attractive that you just want to try all of the products right?!

All products are available in selected Watsons store.

For more information:

MAJOLICA MAJORCA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/majolicamajorcasingapore

MA CHERIE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Macheriesg

The Body Shop – All in one!

Attended a pampering session by The Body Shop just before Chinese New Year and you would definitely be happy to hear this.

They have quite a number of new products that you would like to try on your hair, face, or hands!

Vitamin E is one of the hot selling categories in The Body Shop. And in addition to the Vitamin E family is the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil with their highest concentration of wheatgerm oil.

With a unique texture, this non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula delivers fuss-free, instant skin comfort!

I know oil means greasy and oily and trust me, I hate apply oily stuffs onto my face. My initial question to the lady who dropped a drop onto my skin was “Why does it still feel a little oily?”. She confidently told me to continue rubbing it and it will leave me nothing but smooth skin. Indeed. That was it. Smooth and soft, no tinge of greasiness could be felt.

You can either apply it directly to your face or input 1 – 2 drops of it into your moisturiser.

You can now sleep and moisture the skin at the same time!

84% of the women in a study felt that their skin get replenished and 87% of them agreed that their skin felt softer the next day. Talk about radiancy, 76% experienced a more radiant look.

The next talk is their Spring Trend Collection.

In this collection, you will be able to find Shimmer Cube Palette in either Pink or Bronze, Lip Gloss in Vanilla or Rose and Hair Chalk in Pink or Blue.

Priced at $9.90 each, The Body Shop® Hair Chalks are an affordable way to get gorgeously colourful hair. The shimmer cubes are available for $36.90 and the 12ml lip glosses $16.90.

Let’s play with colours!

Hair Chalk had been around for quite some time already and they can be quite damaging to the hair or messy to apply.

The Body Shop has now come up with 2 bold colours – Tickle Me Pink and Falling For Blue.

Unlike other hair chalks you see in the market, it does not come in the form of a chalk but more like an eyeshadow, making it neater and easier to apply in just 3 steps.

1. Place a towel below the intended area.
2. Gather a section of hair and place it on the colour pad and glide down.
3. Seal the colour with any hairspray.

Get the colour on your hair for some fun and wash off the colour with any shampoo once you are done with the day!

Here is Miwitch, happily trying out Tickle Me Pink.

The Shimmer Cube Palettes are really cute because you can detach each of the cute from the box.

Each palette contains four subtle iridescent shades to mix and match. Crease-resistant and suitable for contact-lens wearers. They are dematologically and ophtalmologically tested.



Swatches of the two palettes.


Verlyn and me while waiting for Nadia to be done with her make up.

Nextttttt, the original and iconic body butter is now available in uplifting blueberry!!! They are available in stores from 10 Feb onwards.

You will never forget your first body butter experience! The Body Shop introducted their first body butter in 1992 and now, they offers over 20 varieties of Body Butter in fruity, nutty and floral scents.

Also available in Shower gel, Body lotion, Body Scrub and Lip butter.

One tub is sold every 2 seconds. The blueberry series comes with a blue berry bath sponge. So cute!!

Just so you know, the body butter offers up to 24 hours of skin hydration, and the skin-soothing butters are full of unique ingredients, scents and textures to suit all preferences.

Good for your skin and good for the world, each Body Butter is made with the finest ethically-sourced ingredients from the four corners of the globe for the ultimate skin nourishing experience.

Also available in Body Scrub which is priced at $30.90 for 200ml. Both the look and smell taste/smell like blueberry. And I like berries.

Scrub before you butter!

Each Body Butter from The Body Shop contains at least one ingredient sourced through its socially minded Community Fair Trade (CFT) programme. Through this programme, the beauty retailer buys the highest quality ingredients directly from small producer communities around the world, paying a fair price that enables families and communities to invest in their future.

Hair, skincare and make up, all in a post. Hurry up, go and test them out yourselves at The Body Shop stores now! 🙂

TSUBAKI Out of Bath Treatment

Having tried TSUBAKI’s shampoo and condition during the previous launch, I really do like the effect and scent of the different shampoos. Now, TSUBAKI has just launched its out-of-bath leave-in treatment series for the first time in Singapore – Damage Care Hair Emulsion, Damage Care Hair Water, Shining Hair Water.

Developed using the latest technology – Highly penetrative boost formula, the Out-of-Bath series will be introduced to complement the existing In-Bath series, as well as to provide the complete suite of hair carefor Asian women.

A leave-in treatment, the Damage Care Hair Emulsionencompasses a new highly penetrative boost formula where luxurious repair ingredients are blended with the penetrative essence for improved permeability. The selected camellia oil penetrates deeply into the core of each hair shaft to repair and restore suppleness.

Pump 1 or 2 pumps and spread it on both palms and start applying it to the hair by rubbing on the hair ends. I like to work with it on semi-dry hair.

I hate products that leaves a sticky and oily feeling on the palm/hair. However, this does not leave any sticky residue! Yay!

Next….

Hair Water!

White: Damage Care Hair Water
Red: Shining Hair Water

The Damage Care Hair Water is created to instantly repair, protect against damage and makes hair elastic and lustrous right from roots to tips. It can protects the hair against UV exposure during the day and leave your hair smooth and manageability along with a hint of camellia and green fragrance.

Shining Hair Water instantly replenishes moisture and shine to the hair, making it silky smooth and lustrous. Like the Damage Care Hair Water, it also protects the hair against UV exposure during the day, creates silky smooth hair without oily feel and leaves a hint of camellia, honey and fruit fragrance.

The Select Camellia Oil can repair damaged hair surface and creates a protective coating, providing hair with a rich radiance. It also has the ability to seal in moisture throughout the hair.

Both of the textures are very much like water, and water has no oily feel.

Use any of the products after washing and towel drying the hair.

Hold the spray nozzel 5 – 10 cm away from the hair and spray generously. You can comb or brush your hair with your fingers after that 🙂

TSUBAKI Damage Care Hair Emulsion Damage Care Hair Water and Shining Hair Water are available at $16.90 each exclusively in Watsons stores from 06 February 2014 onwards.

Preparing yourself for CNY

I am almost done with the preparations for CNY except getting new clothes.

Firstly, I got my black roots touched up at SalonB by Oscar. He always leave me a happy girl after every session. It seems like he could do magic to my dry hair. I always leave him to decide my length/colour and he always know what I want, or what would suit me better.

Salon B is located at 1 Nassim Road #02-03 Singapore 258458
Tel: 6836 5855/9819 0183

Please call them to make an appointment cause they are always busy and packed. Quote “Blogger Maybeline” to get 20% off all chemical services.

Next, I had my New Year nails done at Beau Essentials by Sophia.

I click with her extremely well! She was also awarded with quite a number of awards for her nail designs and skills! You have to visit her!

All I have to do is to show her what I want by googling for pictures on the internet and she could make them appear on my nails.

Beau Essentials is located at Beauty World –
Upp Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, Singapore 588177
Tel: 6468 0979

I just can’t decide on my CNY design yet~

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Now, I am done with these. But what about the skin?

As usual, HADA LABO SHA Hydrating Lotion! This is one of my essential skincare in my entire routine. I seriously do not know what to do without it.

My 3 in 1 doink doink!

On top of the outer application, I take Collagen powder from Fancl as well. I like how conveniently the HTC Collagen comes in sachets because I would not overtake or undertake it and I consume it on a daily basis so it actually saves me a lot of time!

I tend to drink it with iced coffee before I start my day. Remember, Collagen is extremely important for the skin. It can reverse aging and keeps the skin supple and firm! Exactly what you need before staying awake all night during Lunar New Year for all the gambling or gathering sessions.

The fastest way to get rid of tired and dull looking eyes to prepare the face for the upcoming Chinese New Year is probably by pampering myself at Astique Clinic – Vitamin C Eye Rejuvenation or for some botox/fillers to enhance the features!

With all the love from the sponsors and brand, I can look even prettier for the upcoming Lunar New Year!

Trust me, you can too! 😉