Many of us are familiar with the term ‘skin age’, but did you know there is also such a thing as ‘hair age’?

Like our skin and the various parts of our body, our hair ages too. With age, it grows thin, turns grey, gets dry and brittle, and can lose its shine – these are all signs of ageing when it comes to the hair on our heads.

Maybe you’re touching your hair, wondering if you’re a 20-something with 30-year-old hair. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, many Singaporeans actually have hair older than they are! That’s simply because there are many factors about the average Singaporean’s lifestyle that can age your hair.

If you’re curious about what some of these factors are, here are 3 things you had no idea are ageing your crowning glory:

1. Sun Damage

Image Credit: Vitalitas Portal

Most of us Singaporeans are well familiar with how much sunshine this littler red dot sees (Read: LOTS of sun).

By being out in the sun for a long time, we subject our hair to UVA and UVB rays, which damages the outer covering of our hair strands (the ‘cuticle’), resulting in a dry, dull and brittle mane.

The next time you foresee yourself spending hours under the hot sun, try sporting a cap, or moisturise your tresses with oils, conditioners and treatments to keep them looking youthful and healthy!

2. Over-shampooing

Image Credit: Women Fitness

Another bad habit many of us Singaporeans are guilty of is over-shampooing our hair, with some of us washing our hair twice, or even thrice a day.

While washing your hair can leave you feeling fresh and clean throughout the day, washing it too often can remove the hair’s natural moisture that keeps it looking healthy, drying it out.

Because the optimal frequency of hair washing varies from one person to another, a rule of thumb is if your hair starts to get dull, you’re shampooing too often.

3. Stress

Image Credit: K Updates

Another #SoSingaporean problem that’s costing us our beautiful hair is stress.

Work, relationships, and just ‘adulting’ in general can be huge sources of stress, which can take a toll on our hair, such as by causing the hair’s diameter to thin over time.

For people predisposed to gray hair, stress can also stop the production of melanin in hair, leading to the sprouting of gray hair.

Is your hair older than your actual age?

Curious to know the age of your hair? TK TrichoKare has an Advanced Tricho Hair Test that let you find out how old your hair is.

For those unacquainted with the brand, TrichoKare is the leading Trichological Centre to provide customised European herbal hair remedies that are validated by Trichologists. All its products are formulated by professional herbalists, and are carefully extracted from premium grade European herbs.

Awards TrichoKare has won

The brand has won multiple beauty awards, including the Singapore Women’s Weekly Hair Awards 2017 (Best Volumising Treatment For Thinning Hair), Elle Beauty Treat List 2017 (Best Treatment For Hair Loss), Daily Vanity (Top 10 Trusted Hair Treatment Centre 2017), Her World Spa Awards 2016 and Harper’s Bazaar Hair Awards 2016. It also counts celebrities like Xiaxue, Jaynesh and Anand among its clients!

TrichoKare counts celebrities like Xiaxue, Jaynesh and Anand among its clients.

Whether you find out your hair is 5, 10, or 20 years older than you, TrichoKare’s got your hair needs covered with its new anti-ageing hair treatment.

Their Advanced Age Defying Hair Treatment helps to fight signs of ageing hair. It is specially developed to help both men and women counteract age-related changes in the density and diameter of their hair.

Signs of ageing hair

The treatment features the new Oxyjet Technology – a needleless jet infusion of oxygen and nutrients used to penetrate deeply into the scalp. It helps to detox the scalp, reactivate up to 80% of dormant hair follicles, accelerate cell regeneration to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss.

The key ingredients the hair care specialist uses to counteract ageing hair is:

Emu Oil

  • 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
Beauty blogger Rae at TrichoKare

Beauty Blogger, Rae was sent down to TrichoKare to find out more about the treatment. She took the Advanced Tricho Hair Test conducted by the certified Trichologist. How old was her hair? It was revealed that her hair was 41 years old – a good 7 years older than she is!

Before

(Before)

After

(After)

“After my session with Trichokare, my scalp feels healthier and visibly cleaner than I have ever felt before. With a customised hair treatment, the solution really identifies the root of my problem. In the before scan, you can see the sebum buildup and dry flakes. These were completely removed, I was impressed by the results! I’ve since observed less flakes and reduced hair fall even after 2 weeks. The session with Trichokare definitely taught me on better haircare techniques, what should and should not be done.” – Rae

After just 1 month of treatment, TrichoKare’s customers saw visible changes including a reduction of premature grey hair as well as an increase in hair growth.

Tested & Proven

If you’re keen to try TrichoKare’s anti-ageing hair treatment, there’s a special promotion going on right now. You can get the Advanced Age Defying Hair Treatment at just $40, and you’ll have a Hair Care Kit and HairGRO Serum (U.P. $758) thrown in for good measure!

To top off an already sweet deal, you also stand a chance to win a 2D1N staycation at Marina Bay Sands (worth $680) after the trial treatment!

TrichoKare has 5 outlets across Singapore, so whether you’re curious about the age of your hair, or have hair that is in dire need of saving, make a date with Trichokare here.

Outlets:
[email protected] Square, #03-19
The Clementi Mall, #05-11
Nex, #02-24
Orchard Gateway, #02-12
Compass One #04-10
Operating Hours:
Mon–Fri: 1100–2100
Sat–Sun: 1000–1900

Contact: +65 6338 8680
Website: www.tk-hair.com
Facebook
Instagram

This article is written in collaboration with TK TrichoKare. 

 
 
Also Read
“My Toilet Routine Became Clockwork” – What Drinking Kombucha Every Day For A Week Does To Your Body

For the unacquainted, Kombucha is a fermented drink brewed with tea, sugar, water and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY).

Relieve Your Stress Like A Barbarian – Hurl Axes At S’pore’s First Indoor Axe Throwing Range From $28/Hour

Axe Factor at The Grandstand is Singapore's first indoor axe throwing range with up to 10 lanes equipped with with real axes for you to master your skills.

Prepare For Truffle, Make It Double – Kanshoku’s Ramen Is A Truffle Lover’s Dream

While their menu includes Japanese food staples like Tonkatsu ramen, rice bowls and gyoza, the star of the show has to be their Truffle Ramen.

A Cut Above The Rest – This Is Probably The Most Instagrammable Hair Salon In Singapore

Tucked away in a former office space and hidden away from the city is Chez Vous: HideAway – which bills itself as Singapore’s most Instagrammable salon.

Like Artbox, But With MORE Food: New Food-Centric Market ‘Eatbox’ To Feature 50 F&B Stalls In Jan 2019

Taking place over two weekends in January at Downtown East, Eatbox is described by its organisers as a “boutique edition of Artbox”.

A Uniquely Singaporean Omakase: Feast On An 8-Course Meal Made With Local Produce In A HDB Flat For $99

Private dining experiences are emerging here once more. It’s not difficult to understand why as Singaporeans would prefer home cooking instead.

Poke Bowls, Vintage Clothes And More – 8 Stalls To Check Out At Twilight Express: Flea & Feast

We’ve already seen two instalments of Twilight: Flea & Feast this year, but it looks like the indoor bazaar will be making a third appearance in 2018.

Tis’ The Season To Be Hungry – How To Have The Perfect Christmas Meal Without The Hassle

Not everyone can cook a turkey without the risk of setting their kitchens on fire, and that’s where Novotel and Mercure Singapore On Stevens comes in.