Three Hair Salons with Chemical-Free Treatments
Saturday, 11 Aug 2012
Formaldehyde? Phthalates? Triclosan and Paraphenylenediamine? Don’t be fooled – these unpronounceable names are actually common chemicals found in your everyday hair products.
If you’re truly out to protect your crowning glory, put down that DIY dye kit and check out these places that use chemical-free treatments to nourish your tresses:
The Root of the Problem
You can’t have healthy hair if you don’t have a healthy scalp. If ever you feel like you need to clear your head for a 100% bliss-out sesh, call the miracle workers at Phyto Hair Spa. We’ll be frank, this award-winning hair spa is not as cheap as they come, but they’re top of the line. Specialists analyze your scalp and tailor treatment accordingly. Only 100% botanical extracts are used in the treatments, which include oxygen therapy, Cleomassa Therapy, and cleansing washes with Phyto shampoo. We also like the diverse range of spa packages that tackle a variety of problems – dandruff, brittle hair, limp hair, and even grey hair.
Phyto Hair Spa, Wheelock Place, #05-08A, 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880, p. 6220 6948; Ngee Ann City, #05-26, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872, p. 6734 6776, Mon-Fri 11am-830pm; Sat-Sun & PH 1030am-7pm
If you’re bent on keeping those grey hairs a secret but have suffered the sting of ammonia one too many times, try a natural dye that won’t irritate your scalp or dry out those ends. We regularly get our hair done at Organic Hair Professional, which uses organic colouring products by Herb UK – a naturally derived bases without ammonia and as little PPDs as possible. They have a wide range of colours but you won’t be able to find any outrageous tints here.
Organic Hair Professional, Block 204, Hougang Street 21, #01-97, Singapore 530204, p. 6289 9373, Mon-Sun 11am-9pm, PH 10am-8pm; Block 1, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-14, Singapore 082001, p. 6410 9373, Mon-Fri 1030am-830pm, Sat 10am-8pm
Or try the experienced hands at Purity Organic Hair and Beauty. They offer a range of organic treatments including a fortifying hair mask made with Wheat Germ Oil, Rhassoul White Clay, and Argan Oil, as well as hair dye formulated with botanical extracts by Color Herbe. They also stock a wide range of organic and/or natural everyday hair products to bring home at their salon.
Purity Organic Hair and Beauty, 9 Scotts Road # 03-03, Pacific Plaza , Singapore 228210, p. 6887 4542
Over at The Skin Pharmacy, you’ll find readymade products made with natural and non-natural products. What’s truly impressive though, is their boutique pharmacy with their open-concept lab. Get your hair care specially tailored by modifying the scent and adding extra serums – and watch them while they do it!
The Skin Pharmacy is at Parkway Parade, Nex, and City Square Mall.
Image: Organic Hair Professional