Here’s what went down at our visit to Svenson
With the heat getting intense in our part of the world (how ‘blessed’ are we to be situated right at the equator?), I’ve found myself sweating in many awkward places I never knew could even perspire. Getting my hair drenched in sweat has especially been a true test of patience trying to keep calm in the heat!
Svenson came to my rescue as I visited one of their centres at the International Building for an in-depth scalp analysis and a shot at trying their new Hair Retention System, which promises results in restoring hair to a youthful state, extending life of colour and protecting colour vibrancy. I didn’t know what to expect, thinking my hair is in the pink of health since I love how voluminous it is and have faced no problems at all except the usual hair fall and itchy scalp after not washing for a couple of days… but I was in for a shock!
I was introduced to Joni, the trichologist that attended to me for my first scalp analysis. We had a thorough sharing session on everything that had to do with my general wellbeing, lifestyle, and hygiene habits, which all contribute to scalp health and the condition of one’s hair. Did you know that your family’s medical history and any underlying medical conditions you may have are some of the factors behind deteriorating scalp health? If, like me, you have any family history of hair thinning or hair loss, you may have to start getting worried.
Joni then proceeded to analyse my scalp with a magnifying machine, gently prodding my scalp and revealing an interesting up-close look at my noggin. Here’s a tidbit to note: healthy scalps have at least two strands of hair growing out of one pocket, while empty spaces and single-strand pockets mean you may have a problem with hair loss or thinning. The scan revealed a lot of the latter for me, and quite a buildup in dead skin cells, perspiration and oil on my scalp despite just washing it the night before! Clogged hair follicles should be regularly cleaned, or you might see a slow down in healthy hair growth. I then found out that it’s likely due to my irregular diet and sleeping patterns – gotta start eating and sleeping well for sure! Plus, the conventional hair care brands bought from the supermarket that I usually use are notorious for being laden with unfavourable chemicals that strip hair of its natural oils and plague the scalp with hard water deposits.
Since my main issues were mostly internal and not external, Joni recommended the Svenson Restart Sulfate Free Clarifying Shampoo and Quench Daily Conditioner to be used daily or every other day, for a thorough clean on the scalp and moisturised, silky-soft locks. After using both products for about three weeks, I can no longer survive beyond two days without washing my hair! The clarifying shampoo leaves a cooling and minty sensation on the scalp thanks to ingredients like citrus fruit extract and eucalyptus leaf oil – all with deep cleaning and radiance restoring properties. The conditioner is chock full of vitamins and minerals to lock moisture into hair ends, preventing breakages and strengthening the hair shaft.
It’s safe to say my scalp hasn’t felt cleaner (no more itchiness!) and my hair is shinier and bouncier than ever. You may have to think again if you’re confident that your hair is in good shape girls, especially if you’ve been feeling stressed lately! Have a good look at your scalp for yourselves and book an appointment with Svenson!
Get a free consultation at Svenson when you register here, or call any one of their three centres at Orchard International Building, 360 Orchard Rd, #09-06/07, (+65) 6737 8575, Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, #02-11, (+65) 6346 6646, or Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, JP1 #B1-59, (+65) 67917707.