We Offer Scalp Treatment in Metro Manila – Beautiful Hair Requires a Healthy Scalp

Scalp Treatment in Metro Manila and branch locations such as Makati, Alabang, Muntinlupa, and Las Pinas cities – Firstly, when it comes to beautiful hair, the scalp must be healthy. In this regard, we will briefly discuss how to address the specific needs of your hair’s scalp.

Optimal scalp health is vital for achieving the desired appearance of our hair, encompassing hair coloring, styling, and cutting. In our pursuit of lustrous and beautiful locks, we often seek various treatments such as oil treatments, conditioning masks, and anti-frizz solutions. However, attaining the desired results may prove difficult at times. If you find yourself facing this challenge, the root cause could likely be related to your scalp. Therefore, enhancing scalp treatment is essential for unlocking the full potential of your hair’s beauty.

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Why do we need a Scalp treatment?

Each strand of your hair grows from your scalp. Therefore, to maintain healthy hair, you must nurture the scalp with essential nutrients and ensure adequate hydration. Beneath the surface, the hair follicles continuously receive a supply of keratin and nutrients. However, if dirt, product residues, and fatty acids clog these follicles, they will impact the overall quality, growth, and health of your hair.

Much like our faces need regular cleansing to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oils, it is critical we cleanse our scalp regularly to remove build-up. Moreover, the way we cleanse also makes a difference. Considering that each scalp is different, it is essential to tailor your scalp care regime to your specific needs. With that in mind, here are some tips on how you can enhance your scalp’s health.

1. Regular Cleansing

Regular cleansing help keep a clean growing environment for your locks.

2. Moisturize

If you have with an itchy, flaky dry scalp, give a scalp moisturizer, or mask a try.

3. Nutrients – Daily Vitamin

Restrictive diets or lack of protein might lead to decreased hair health. In fact, as your hair is lower on the body’s priority list compared to your organs and maintaining necessary functions, hair production can be one of the first things affected by restrictive diets. Therefore, if you struggle to get the right nutrients, regardless of your diet, it’s advisable to opt for a daily multivitamin or B-complex formulated for hair, skin, and nail health, providing that extra boost.

4. Scalp Massage

Great blood circulation is key to hair growth. In fact, some studies have shown that a regular, light scalp massage can lead to thicker hair growth over time. This is primarily due to the increased blood circulation at the follicle, which effectively stimulates growth.

5. Sunscreen

Even with all that hair, it can be easy to forget that harmful UV-Rays can damage our scalp. However, just as you put sunscreen on your face and body to protect against burning, next time, consider wearing a hat or scarf when you head out into the sun for a prolonged period. This simple precaution can provide an extra layer of protection for your scalp.

Milbon Scalp Treatment. Available at any DOT ZERO hair studio locations.

DOT ZERO Hair Studio offers the Milbon Scalp treatment which combats excess fatty acids on the scalp without stressing or drying out. The buildup of fatty acids are gently lifted away from the scalp making way for Milbon’s Hydrating Treatment to lock in moisture and protect the scalp.

Looking for healthier hair? Start at the root and focus on the scalp. Just remember to cleanse regularly, moisturize when needed, and ensure you get the right nutrients. In times of doubt, remember that the way you care for your face can usually be applied to your scalp as well. By giving your scalp the attention it deserves, you pave the way for healthier and more vibrant hair.

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Our Scalp Treatment is available in Metro Manila areas such as Makati, Alabang and Las Pinas cities.

Humidity can wreak havoc on your hair if you let it. Luckily, even a small change in your hair care routine can tame puffy hair; specially-made products as well as home remedies round out the attack. If you don’t want to settle with puffy, lawless hair on a humid day, you should be able to help matters.

Part 1 of 3: Everyday Hair Care in Humid Environments

  1. Get the right cut. If you live in an area that is known for humid weather, consider getting a haircut that caters to your hair type. Long hair and straight cuts add the weight needed to pull down hair that would otherwise puff out. An angled or slightly layered cut will remove some of the bulk. A layered cut will emphasize curls, but could result in puffier hair.
  2. Shampoo at most every other day. Shampoo is great for cleaning dirt and grime away from hair, but it’s not so great at taming puffy hair. That’s because shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, which make your hair silken and combat frizz. Some people go for as long as a week in between shampooing.[1] The exact amount of time is up to you, but the consensus is that waiting a couple days between washes produces healthier, less puffy hair.
  3. When conditioning after shampoo, wash off conditioner using cold water. There’s some debate about how effective this is, but the idea is pretty simple: cold water causes the cuticles of the hair to contract, simultaneously adding shine and taming frizz.[2] Some scientists, however, doubt the effectiveness of cold water on the scalp, saying that since hair cuticles aren’t living cells, they shouldn’t contract.[3] The debate aside, this advice shouldn’t cause puffy hair, so try it out and see if it works. As discussed below, certain specially-designed leave-in conditioners can help fight puffy hair.
  4. Dry hair gently. If your hair is prone to fly-aways and frizzes, carefully blot your hair dry with the towel instead of rubbing. Allow hair to air-dry as much as possible to reduce the amount of puffiness in your hair. If you blow your hair dry, avoid a lot of movement with the blow dryer. Blow your hair dry slowly and in small sections on the lowest heat setting. Remember to blow down the shaft of hair instead of across it, which separates hair sections, or upward, which provides volume and lift but also adds puffiness to frizzy hair. Keep in mind that blow drying removes moisture from the hair strands, which increases frizz.
  5. Avoid over-combing your hair. It can be tempting to smooth out your hair with plenty of brushstrokes after stepping out of the shower. But brushing or combing your hair causes friction, which causes heat and breakage to the hair cuticle.[4] This leads to puffy or frizzy hair. Instead of combing your hair like you’ve entered a contest, use a wide-toothed comb or a paddle brush with ball-tipped ends. Finish off with a light pass using your fingers as a comb.
  6. Decide on a style for the day that works with your natural hair type. In humid weather, you hair will tend to do what it naturally wants to do. Fighting your hair type will probably cause you a lot of frustration; chances are you’ll end up losing every time. If your hair is straight, avoid the urge to put it in curlers on humid days. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, work with the waves instead of opting for a straight style.
    1. Try tying your hair up in a bun or ponytail and finish off by applying some anti-frizz gel.
      If you’re having a truly tremendous hair day, never underestimate the help a hat or well-tied scarf can do for your hair.
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Humid air causes hydrogen bonds to form between water molecules and the proteins in your hair, triggering curls and frizz.

If you have long hair, you probably don’t need to look up a weather report to get an idea of how much humidity’s in the air: You can simply grab a fistful of hair and see how it feels. Human hair is extremely sensitive to humidity—so much that some hygrometers (devices that indicate humidity) use a hair as the measuring mechanism, because it changes in length based on the amount of moisture in the air.

Straight hair goes wavy. If you have curly hair, humidity turns it frizzy or even curlier. Taming the frizz has become a mega industry, with different hair smoothing serums promising to “transform” and nourish hair “without weighing hair down.” But just why does humidity have this strange effect on human hair?

Hair Cross Section

Hair’s chemical structure, as it turns out, makes it unusually susceptible to changes in the amount of hydrogen present in the air, which is directly linked to humidity. Most of a hair’s bulk is made up of bundles of long keratin proteins, represented as the middle layer of black dots tightly packed together in the cross-section at right.

These keratin proteins can be chemically bonded together in two different ways. Molecules on neighboring keratin strands can form a disulfide bond, in which two sulfur atoms are covalently bonded together. This type of bond is permanent—it’s responsible for the hair’s strength—and isn’t affected by the level of humidity in the air.

But the other type of connection that can form between adjacent keratin proteins, a hydrogen bond, is much weaker and temporary, with hydrogen bonds breaking and new ones forming each time your hair gets wet and dries again. (This is the reason why, if your hair dries in one shape, it tends to remain in roughly that same shape over time.)

Hydrogen bonds occur when molecules on neighboring keratin strands each form a weak attraction with the same water molecule, thereby indirectly bonding the two keratin proteins together. Because humid air has much higher numbers of water molecules than dry air, a given strand of hair can form much higher numbers of hydrogen bonds on a humid day. When many such bonds are formed between the keratin proteins in a strand of hair, it causes the hair to fold back on itself at the molecular level at a greater rate.

On the macro level, this means that naturally curly hair as a whole becomes curlier or frizzier due to humidity. As an analogy, imagine the metal coil of a spring. If you straighten and dry your hair, it’ll be like the metal spring, completely straightened out into a rod. But if it’s a humid day, and your hair is prone to curling, water molecules will steadily be absorbed and incorporated into hydrogen bonds, inevitably pulling the metal rod back into a coiled shape.

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