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The “skinification” of our hair has taken the spotlight this year, and rightly so. While we’ve all been obsessed with exfoliating our faces, our scalps and strands have been watching and patiently waiting to be showered with the same TLC.

Well, that time has arrived, and it’s taken us long enough to realise that having a balanced scalp is the key to healthy hair.

Why a balanced scalp is important to hair health

balanced scalp

Our scalp contains about 100,000 follicles, each containing a single hair that grows, so it’s no surprise that the condition of our hair is inherently linked to the condition of our scalp.

Just like the face on your skin, neglecting your scalp can lead to a slew of issues. It can become dry, flaky, itchy, and full of product buildup, which could pave the way for dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and even premature hair loss.

In fact, hair loss and scalp issues are the most pressing haircare issues in Singapore.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, online conversations also saw mentions of scalp issues rise by a whopping 76%. Search terms like “itchy scalp,” “oiliness,” and “quarantine scalp” dominated Google.

How to reset different types of deregulated scalps

When your scalp produces normal levels of sebum, it keeps your scalp protected and moisturised for smooth, shiny hair. When sebum production is disrupted or overstimulated, however, it summons several scalp issues.

But fret not, because L’Oréal Professionnel has the solution.

Say hello to L’Oréal Professionnel’s Scalp Advanced line, which offers the most complete range of scalp care, targeting discomfort and sensitivity, oiliness, dandruff, and thinning hair.

Powered by dermatological actives and trusted by dermatologists, the Scalp Advanced range is here to restore your scalp and crowning glory.

Pssst! You can also receive a professional scalp diagnosis and enjoy an in-salon scalp treatment at one of L’Oréal Professionnel hair salons in Singapore. 

Treating scalp discomfort

itchy scalp

An uncomfortable scalp can be caused by dryness, greasiness, dandruff, as well as dermatitis, which can often induce increased sensitivity – the main reasons why your scalp feels itching and tingling sensations.

Other causes of scalp discomfort include external factors, such as sunburns and tight hairstyles.

Often characterised by constant itching and redness, a sensitive scalp can cause plenty of discomfort and distress.

The solution

If you’re someone who loves experimenting with new hair colours but are held back by a sensitive scalp, L’Oréal Professionnel has an in-salon treatment that will help prevent any redness or tingling sensation while you refresh your tresses with a bold new shade.

Before colouring or lightening your tresses, your stylist will apply the L’Oréal Professionnel Scalp Advanced [Anti-Discomfort] Lipid Shield, which protects your scalp while it reduces itching and tingling. This way, you can enjoy the colouring process even more.

To care for your hair at home and enjoy an extra dose of soothing benefits, reach for L’Oréal Professionnel’s Scalp Advanced [Anti-Discomfort] range. It regulates and soothes sensitive scalps with up to 4% sorbitol and niacinamide, so your hair will feel lighter and more comfortable.

If you’re looking for an SOS treatment to put out an inflamed scalp, try the Intense Soother Treatment.

It has a refreshing jelly texture to instantly cool and calm a distressed scalp – perfect after a long, humid day! Apply it to both your scalp and the lengths of your hair for four minutes before rinsing it out.

Treating thinning hair

We all experience some form of hair loss at some point in our lives, but there are plenty of lifestyle factors that can prompt our strands to fall at an accelerated rate.

A stressful chapter of life, malnutrition or deficiencies, illnesses, traumas, and so many other events can cause our hair to begin to fall out.

The solution

Take back control with L’Oréal Professionnel’s Serioxyl Advanced [Anti-Thinning] range. It combines 5% stemoxydine with resveratrol to optimise your hair cycle, improving follicle renewal to grant you fuller, denser hair.

Denser Hair

We recommend Denser Hair, a lightweight serum to stimulate dormant hair roots and densify the hair fibre, addressing the number one hair concern in Singapore.

Simply spray it on the scalp evenly at night on your towel-dried hair, massage it in and leave it on overnight.
Combined with the Purifier & Bodifier Shampoo, you’ll see results in just six weeks!

Treating scalp oiliness

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Almost everything under the sun can trigger an oily scalp, from fluctuating hormones and an unsuitable haircare routine to high humidity and an imbalanced diet.

All of these factors can induce an overproduction of sebum, which overflows onto the scalp and greases up your strands.

The solution

To target the root cause (no pun intended) of your oily scalp, exfoliation is key, which is why L’Oréal Professionnel’s Scalp Advanced [Anti-Oiliness] range taps on 3% AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and 6% clay to slough off dead skin and purify the scalp’s surface from dirt, oil and sweat.

2-in-1 Deep Purifier Clay

For a clean slate, try the 2-in-1 Deep Purifier Clay, which removes fibre pollution and sebum particles from your hair and scalp for a deep cleanse.

Use it as a mask by leaving it on for three to five minutes and let it work its magic before rinsing it off. This way, you can enjoy a fresher scalp and lighter locks for much longer without reaching for the dry shampoo as often.

If your scalp is in need of a more regular pick-me-up, you can also use the versatile 2-in-1 Deep Purifier Clay as a shampoo to unclog residue, sweat, and oil.

Treating dandruff


Perhaps the most common cause of dandruff is the overgrowth of Malassezia yeast, a naturally-occurring fungus on the scalp.

Paired with a weak barrier function and bacteria on the scalp, it can prompt your epidermis to renew itself much faster, causing visible clusters of dead skin that detach from the scalp in the form of flakes.

The solution

l'oreal professionnel scalp advanced Dermo Clarifier Shampoo

To nix dandruff, reach for L’Oréal Professionnel’s Scalp Advanced [Anti-Dandruff] Dermo Clarifier Shampoo.

It’s a lightweight cream that’s enriched with piroctone olamine, an antibacterial and antifungal ingredient that helps to control the spread of Malassezia, thereby reducing the formation of dandruff.

Suitable for both dry and oily scalps, this shampoo reduces the appearance of visible flakes from the very first wash. Plus, it soothes and balances the scalp.

You won’t have to worry about pesky white flakes showing up on your favourite dark-coloured tops any longer!

Where to find L’Oréal Professionnel’s new Scalp Advanced range

Ready to experience the products for yourself and restore your hair to its crowning glory? Make an appointment at one of L’Oréal Professionnel hair salons today. You can also receive a professional scalp diagnosis while you’re there!

There’s no better way to show your hair and scalp some much-deserved love and attention.

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