Recently I cut off my long hair, not because I wanted to follow the short hair trend, but more of my-tresses-wouldn’t behave-any-more-so-I-had-no-choice-but-to-snip-them-off *cries*
I’ve always had problems with my scalp. It’s always either itchy, oily or flaky (sometimes all 3 at the same time).
There’s never really a ‘good scalp day’ for me.
I grew very frustrated of course.. I tried so many brands of shampoo in the market – Phyto, Rene Furterer but to no avail.
Heck, I was so desperate I went to buy California baby, hoping it would give me some relief, but no, it didn’t work at all.
Was prescribed a shampoo and a scalp spray. I guess the intent was to dry out the excess oil from the scalp and keep it clean and fresh but it dried out my hair real bad too. Even conditioner won’t help.
Am done with self-medicating.
Met Ms Leonica Kei, a very well-known trichologist in Singapore, at Philip Kingsley for a consultation earlier this week. She’s super friendly and easy to talk to! I was really worried about the scalp scanning where they magnify your scalp like 200x.
Turns out, they used that technology 10 years ago and no longer do that now. *Huge relief* She will look at your scalp, do a thorough questionnaire and then diagnose your condition.
First diagnosis: Seborrheic dermatitis.
TBH, I was quite impressed cause she told me that without using any equipment.
Second diagnosis: Balding/ receding hairline.
I swear I wanted to die right there and then. But okay lah, I don’t have to cause she told me there’s still hope.
At my first ever treatment
After the treatment with no hair product applied nor straightening.
Scalp felt less itchy and calm, and hair was light and fluffy.
Shampoo, conditioner and a scalp lotion for everyday use.
I have a treatment plan planned for the next few months, working to treat the sensitive scalp and then subsequently, hair growth. Will be documenting my progress here, so watch this space!
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