During one of the Saturdays last month, I paid a visit to Thomson Specialist Skin Centre and met up with dermatologist, Dr Tan Hiok Hee, to consult him about hair loss. Well, the purpose of my consultation was threefold. One was to find out about my own hair condition from a clinical standpoint, another was to understand the types of hair loss treatments available and finally, I wanted to know how Thomson Specialist Skin Centre differs from the usual salons that offer such treatments.
I’m facing a bit of a hairy conundrum at the moment: I don’t know who to go for my next haircut. You see, I broke off a long-term relationship with my hairstylist some 48 weeks ago. I’d anticipated this day but let’s just say it happened prematurely. The decision wasn’t easy especially since I’ve been going to him for ages and he knows my hair and my temperament pretty well. But I just couldn’t handle his nonsense like making me wait at the salon while he went TV shopping or threatening to cancel my appointment when I was 10 minutes late. The last straw was when he gave me some lame attitude when I complained that he had cut my hair too short. I decided enough was enough. Friend or not, I was taking my money elsewhere.
I haven’t thought of using oil for my hair until I saw that John Masters Organics has an argan oil that is meant for both skin and hair. It comes in a 59ml glass bottle and is USDA certified organic. When used on hair, it is supposed to give shine and reduce appearance of split ends. At the same time, it can be used as a heat protectant for blow drying and flat ironing of hair. Anyway, I bought a bottle to try, hoping that this oil can help nourish the dry ends of my hair.
I’m not one who jumps onto the trend wagon easily but I did recently, quite by accident though. Now, I have been quite obsessed with hair products for a while, and I spotted this Tangle Teezer hair brush while window shopping. The tacky color and odd shape called out real loud to me and so I decided to buy it. On hindsight, that was actually a wise decision!