Did you know that the life cycle of each hair strand is made up of three phases and lasts about six years? Firstly, the anagen phase is when hair is actively growing—this can be between three to six years. It is then followed by telogen, or the dormant phase, during which it falls out and the follicle begins in preparation for new hair. Simply put, those with a longer anagen phase and a shorter dormant phase will have longer and thicker hair than those with a shorter anagen phase and longer dormant phase. Beyond that, the causes for thinning hair are endless, from hormonal fluctuations to stress and improper hair care habits. In order to accelerate hair growth, the hair follicles have to be stimulated, and thanks to modern technological breakthroughs, you can now project laser beams to directly reach hair follicles. If you’re opting for a DIY fix, do put aside extra time to massage in your products as this helps boost microcirculation so hair follicles receive more oxygen and nutrients for healthier, denser hair.
At the Salon
Best Thinning Hair Solution
Hair Maximiser Programme, $3,478, The Sloane Clinic
The scalp is first treated by an FDA-approved, pain-free, low-level laser to stimulate hair follicles. Next, a hair-boosting serum further enhances scalp health with a cocktail of niacin, vitamin E and Minoxidil. Visit sloaneclinic.com
Best Anti-Hair Fall Therapy
Hair Centre Advanced Factor R, $120 for 60 minutes, Svenson
Combining the regenerating capacities of the Advanced Factor R Treatment solution with Chromatherapy Light Treatment, hair follicles are awakened for accelerated hair growth. Visit svensonhair.com.sg
Best Hair Rejuvenation
Intense Regeneration Therapy, $348 for 120 minutes, PHS Hairscience
This deeply relaxing treatment awakens dormant hair follicles with a patented formula of Kino Tree Bark extract, while citrus oils strengthen hair bulbs. Visit phshairscience.com
Best Scalp Stimulating Treatment
Slow & Regrow Hair Loss Treatment, $250, EstheClinic
Using the CapiLED technology, this treatment first delivers mild laser beams specifically to hair follicles. Next, EstheClinic’s ElaDerm cosmeceuticals are applied onto the scalp via a micro-needling method for rapid and deep penetration. Visit estheclinic.com.sg
Best Hair Growth Technology
Hair Growth Treatment, $398 for about 120 minutes, J’s Salon
Usually used for anti-ageing facials, the Indiba machine used emits radiofrequency to increase cell metabolism and blood circulation to stimulate healthier, fuller hair growth. Visit js.com.sg
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