I’m sure everyone is familiar with Essential – a popular hair care brand in Japan. You probably read a number of positive reviews written by bloggers. Even me personally is a paying supporter of their Sleeping Hair Mask! But what I’m about to share is their newly launched “Essential Deep Cleansing Care for oily scalp & dry ends”!!!
Essential haircare range has relaunched with new, improved formula and technology. Which means now, Essential is available in 4 variants to suit all hair needs and types:
- Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) – for weak & damaged hair
- Moisturizing Frizz Free (pink) – for dull & rough hair
- Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) – for flat & limp hair
- Deep Cleansing Care (blue) – for oily scalp & dry ends (new)
Getting a shampoo that best suit my hair is not the easiest task, as I got oily scalp and extremely dry ends. Using a light clarifying shampoo for my oily scalp cause my ends to be even drier. Nevertheless, if I use a moisturizing shampoo my scalp will be oily after half day. #firstworldproblem
The conclusion is I can get 1 problem solved only! Which I stick to a light shampoo & conditioner and apply generous amount of leave on treatment after that, do I have a choice? No I don’t, but that’s in the past. Now???
Let’s shout for joy and rejoice!!! *pop confetti* Essential improved formula and technology is the solution to our combination hair problem!!! Oily roots and dry ends? Daijoubu!
Note: Out of these 4 variants, the yellow and blue variants have technology that caters to people with combination hair – oily scalp/roots yet dry ends.
I’m using Deep Cleansing Care, Nourishing Breakage Defense Hair Mask and Hair Treatment. To prove that that their new combination hair care is as good as what it claimed to be. I decided to try them for 10 days, before I reviewed it!
My hair gets greasy before the end of the day, but after using Deep Cleansing Care which contains Microfine All Smooth Essence it actually help to counter my combination hair, leaves a long lasting fresh and clean scalp. Best part is my hair feels surprisingly smooth during blow-dry and it doesn’t tangle! Lastly, it has a refreshing scent which I like and I think it will appeal to many people.
On some days, after shampooing I’d use Essential new improved hair treatment that works its magic on hair in 30 seconds! The result is deeply moisturized and manageable hair. Perfect for busy days. I used to be very lazy when it comes to hair treatment time at home because of the waiting time. Now? 30 seconds can gao dim (take care of it)!
On other days when I wish to give my hair a intensive treatment to treat those dry/damaged ends, I’d choose Nourishing Breakage Defense hair mask that is made with honey & shea butter for softer, smoother and more manageable hair.
Hair treatment and mask is differ accordingly to one’s hair type, therefore please refer to the following chart on How to Choose the Correct Treatment and Hair Mask for your Hair Type:
People with very dry/damaged hair should use the richest formula Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange) variant for treatment and mask while the rest can use the Moisturizing Frizz Free (pink) variant which is comparatively lighter.
DO NOT apply treatment/mask on your scalp. Apply to hair ends only.