I Used A Scalp Exfoliator For 2 Weeks And Here’s The Difference It Made To My Scalp & Hair

I Used A Scalp Exfoliator For 2 Weeks And Here’s The Difference It Made To My Scalp & Hair

Beauty Hair
By Sophie Hong on 30 Sep 2022
Senior Editor

Healthy hair starts at the root, so if you haven’t been exfoliating your scalp, this is your sign to start. And if you’re experiencing hair issues such as greasiness, dandruff, and hair loss? Then all the more you should be doing scalp exfoliation on the regular! 

This is because your scalp health directly affects your hair condition, so you definitely need a good scalp treatment in your arsenal of haircare products. If you’re new to this, we’d recommend starting with the ADV Elixir from PHS HAIRSCIENCE, which is an effective at-home scalp treatment that is suitable for all scalp types and helps to prevent scalp aging and related disorders such as dandruff, oily scalp, sensitive scalp, and even hair loss. 

Our editor Jayme has never done scalp treatments before, and unbeknownst to her, she actually suffers from a dry and sensitive scalp. We got her to try the ADV Elixir for two weeks, and within that short span of time, we could see an immediate improvement in her before and after scalp scans. Consider us impressed! 

Read on for our review of the PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV Elixir! 

What ADV Elixir does

ADV Elixir, $83 for 30ml and $142 for 50ml, PHS HAIRSCIENCE. Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

Formulated with 70% concentration of botanical essences, the ADV Elixir is a powerful serum that does major things for your scalp. First, it exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, impurities, and toxins that may be clogging up your hair follicles. This, in turn, helps to revitalise your scalp and allow it to absorb vital nutrients more efficiently. 

There are rice stem cells, which help to improve the blood circulation to your scalp, while ingredients such as green tea leaf and Panax ginseng root extracts help to prevent scalp aging and boost overall scalp health. Together, these key benefits work synergistically to restore your scalp balance and support healthy hair growth. 

The best part? The product leaves a cooling sensation on your scalp, which not only refreshes your senses but also helps to soothe itchiness! 

How to use ADV Elixir

 Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

  1. Apply the product to your scalp before shampooing. Start by sectioning your hair and applying it evenly to your scalp, covering the crown, sides, and back of your head 
  2. Gently massage the product in and leave it on for 10 minutes 
  3. Shampoo and rinse as per usual

    For normal scalp, use once a week to maintain scalp health. For oily or dandruff-prone scalp, use up to 3 times a week. For dry or sensitive scalp, use once every 2 weeks.

Before & after using ADV Elixir


What Jayme says: Before using the ADV Elixir, my scalp was dry and sensitive. The scan showed quite a bit of redness and buildup in my follicles, likely caused by dry skin flakes. My scalp also had a lot of fine lines, indicating that it was dehydrated. 

I’m impressed by how much my scalp condition has improved after just two weeks of use! It looks so much cleaner and healthier now - most of the redness is gone, my hair follicles are clear and my scalp looks well-moisturised without any fine lines. I’m inclined to continue with this scalp care regime even though I don’t have any serious concerns at the moment because I want to maintain the health of my scalp. 

Although this extra step can be a little time-consuming, I find that the results are worth it. And the product itself is a breeze to use. The liquid gel texture doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy residue behind, which makes it so easy to wash off, plus it smells so fragrant and leaves a pleasant cooling sensation on my scalp!

The ADV Elixir is retailing at $83 for 30ml and $142 for 50ml. Available at all PHS HAIRSCIENCE outlets and on their website

Get 20% off the 50ml ADV Elixir + free shipping when you check out with the promo code <GIRLSTYLE20>. Shop here.

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