You’ve heard about skin ageing and know everything about it, but have you heard of hair ageing? Yes, we know how unusual that sounds, and were surprised when we first heard about it from TK TrichoKare, a leading trichological centre that provide expert solutions on hair and scalp problems.
“Like skin, hair also ages intrinsically,” says TrichoKare Senior Trichologist Jane Ang. She added that pigment cells also decrease with age, which slows down the production of melanin, resulting in greying hair. Lesser collagen and elastin also cause hair to become drier and more brittle. Shrinking of the hair follicles then results in thinner hair.
We at Daily Vanity didn’t even realise this until TrichoKare brought it up: our hair texture has definitely changed from childhood, to teenagehood, to now when we’re in our 20s and 30s. Could hair ageing be a thing? Our curiosity was whetted, and I was sent down to TrichoKare to find out more.
Is your hair older than your actual age?
When I arrived at the TrichoKare branch, I was ushered into a private consultation room where a specialist asked me some questions about various hair concerns that I might have.
I took the Advanced Tricho Hair Test, which zoomed in on these five signs of hair ageing:
- Thinning hair
- Appearance of grey hair
- Dryness of scalp and/or hair strands
- Brittleness of hair strands
- Lacklustre hair
How old was my hair? It was revealed that my hair was 32 years old – a good 3 years older than I really am!
They also did a close-up scan of my scalp, where the specialist was able to point out the problem areas that was causing my hair problems: I have a greasy scalp, so oil was clogging up some hair follicles which impedes hair growth. This results in an excessive hair loss, hair thinning and brittle hair strands, which is the reason why my hair has aged faster than it should.
Furthermore, clogged follicles may also develop into active acne spots, which looked very alarming on the close-up scan!
How do you fight against and prevent hair ageing?
TrichoKare is now offering an Advanced Age Defying Hair Treatment, which I was eager to go for after seeing the scans and results of my hair age.
This hair treatment utilises their latest innovation, the Oxyjet technology, which replenishes essential nutrients to the scalp and rejuvenates hair roots to make your hair look thicker and more youthful. Besides this, the treatment regime will be customised by their haircare experts to your needs, to ensure that you get the most effective results.
TrichoKare also uses premium European herbal remedies in their personalised treatments for hair and scalp problems, such as:
- Boost the diameter and thickness of each hair
- Reactivate 80% of dormant hair follicles
Gingko Biloba extract
- Counteract signs of scalp ageing
- Boost collagen to increase new hair growth
How was my experience at TrichoKare like?
I was, of course, familiar that TrichoKare had been patronised before by celebrities like Xiaxue, Jaynesh and Anand, so I was very curious to find out what their treatments are like. I’ve also never gone for a hair treatment done by a trichological centre before.
As the main problem with my scalp was that it was excessively greasy, my hair treatment was geared towards cleansing the follicles clogged with excess sebum, detoxification of the scalp and increasing my hair density.
The OxyJet treatment itself was paired with a cooling ampoule that was selected specially for my greasy scalp problem. Combined, they had a soothing but stimulating sensation on the scalp, almost like a targeted massage on various spots on my scalp. Not only did it give my scalp a deep-cleansing by removing impurities and excess sebum in the follicles, but the stimulating sensation is said to improve blood circulation and encourage the production of collagen, which in turn improves hair growth.
After the treatment, I felt like my hair and scalp was significantly cleaner than I have ever felt it before, and the scans of my scalp taken after the process certainly showed it!
I wash my hair every night, and it usually gets greasy after about 18 to 20 hours. If I wash my hair at a regular hair salon, the oil-free state lasts a little longer, about 36 hours or so.
With TrichoKare, however, I felt that my hair stayed oil-free for 48 hours or more after the treatment! I was very pleased with how clean my scalp felt, which made such a big difference to someone like me who has to constantly struggle with greasy scalp problems. In the Before scans, you can see the dry, flaky skin on my scalp which usually comes off as dandruff. This was completely removed and the follicles are visibly clean and clear in the After scans. The results were extremely satisfying for someone like me who has never tried a service like this before!
So how old is your hair? Find out for free at TrichoKare, where they care for your hair!
Sign up for Age-Defying Hair Treatment for $40 and receive free hair care kit + serum (total worth $758)!