In a month's time, it will be that time of the year again when girls would dress their best and pose for their fav #CNYOOTD. Are you ready?
From getting our nails done to buying new outfits and even to the extent of going on a diet, there are many things we would do to show off our best selves.
There are certain things though, that we should be doing consistently and hair care is one of them. Just like how washing our face with water is not enough for our skin, shampooing our hair everyday is not sufficient; especially not when an important occasion is approaching.
Today, let's find out what are the 4 things you can start doing religiously to achieve that natural glow for Chinese New Year ♡
#1 Be kind to your body and go for a balanced diet
As the saying goes, "You are what you eat." It is true and we are not just talking about body size.
Just like how Vitamin C from oranges and broccoli help to boost our immune system, our hair and scalp also needs the right nutrients to grow.
Fun fact: Sulfur amino acids is one of the main components found in hair and can be found in many meat and vegetables such as fish, eggs, milk and dairy products.
So in order to enjoy healthy hair and scalp, ensure that you include such foods in your meals!
P/s: Do note that they should be well-balanced. Too much of either may not be ideal.
#2 Cleaning your scalp is more important that you think
If you are one of those girls who can't go a day without washing your hair because it turns greasy easily, chances are that you have an oily scalp. Do not listen to people who tells you it is bad to wash your hair everyday. It varies from one person to another.
Personally, I've always had long, thick and healthy-looking hair. Despite dyeing and even having bleached my hair, I thought my hair was in good condition... until I saw how my scalp looked when it was magnified by 200 times during my scalp treatment session with Beijing 101 Hair Consultants.
*Warning: Pictures ahead might be a little disturbing.
See how congested my pores are? If you noticed, there are some yellowish-green spots and they are the oil clogging my pores.
Here you can also see my 22-year-old scalp peeling.
Can you imagine living with a scalp like that? I was quite worried about it until I was told that my scalp problems could be solved in one session.
During the consultation, I also learned that each strand of our hair can only regrow four times throughout our lifetime so girls with naturally thinner hair and those who love to dye their hair, take note.
Also, living in sunny Singapore means we are always exposed to harsh UV rays from the sun. Most of us (including myself) may be so preoccupied with caring for our face and body that we neglect our hair and scalp. Mine was also a little affected.
To bring it 'back to life', Beijing 101 Hair Consultants gave my hair a treat with their signature herbal scalp mask and I loved how soothing it was!
#3 Wash your hair (and scalp) with lukewarm water
Do not use hot water to wash your hair because it will just strip off the protective oil (the healthy ones) from your hair, making it dry and brittle.
Lukewarm water helps us open our pores, allowing us to wash away the grease and dirt that's clogging them. We can't emphasise how important it is.
Following this rule, my Beijing 101 hair consultant gave my hair a herbal wash to remove all the dirt and grease clogging my scalp followed by this pro(tein) filler; replenishing the nutrients in my hair.
During my scalp treatment, I enjoyed both traditional and modern treatments. While the manual application allows room for delicate precision, the use of high tech machines like this definitely boosted the effects.
This happened after one magical herbal wash.
#4 Rest and let your body do the work
You must have heard about the wonders of a good night's sleep, or as they call it, beauty sleep. Following this principle, Beijing 101 adopted a meridian herbal treatment that includes acupressure and scalp massage; working on critical acupoints to improve blood circulation hence promoting hair growth for fuller and stronger hair. There are four treatments we can choose from: Overall Wellbeing, Tension, Stress, Sleeping Disorder.
For someone who's always working late into the night with little to no rest, this was a good chance for me to relax and let my body do its work so I opted for 'Tension'.
While we are in deep sleep, our body is working to repair our muscles, organs and other cells. Chemicals that strengthen our immune system also start to circulate together with our blood. An increased blood flow would then mean that our hair will get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, helping it to stay strong and healthy.
My favourite part about this scalp massage? The millennial in me who disikes traditional Chinese herbs did not have to worry about smelling like it because the treatment is odourless! It was also administered by my hair consultant, a certified Chinese physician who focused on the root of what I need.
After the massage, I went through the final stage of my treatment: disinfecting my scalp.
This machine was a major wow for me because it's the first time I've seen a machine that can disinfect our hair and scalp. I was sceptical because of the red light but it turns out surprisingly relaxing.
After I've completed the scalp treatment, my hair consultant walked me through my analysis and showed me the astonishing results just from one treatment. Check this out.
I was pleasantly surprised at just how effective one treatment could be. To help me care for my scalp, Beijing 101 also gave me this hair care kit that includes their uniquely formulated serum to help my hair stay healthy and bouncy; a perfect kit to prep me for CNY.
Are you ready for that CNY glow up? If yes, click here to start your journey to getting healthy hair and scalp ♡
Here's what you can expect from the treatment:
- Deep Scalp Cleansing Mask
- Herbal Wash
- Herbal Sea Salt Therapy
- Acupressure and Meridian Massage with Tonic Application
- Enriched Oxy Protein Treatment
Give your hair the extra boost and enjoy Beijing 101's award-winning hair scalp treatment proven effective by hundreds of people.
About Beijing 101
Most Effective Hair Treatment - With 90% visible results in increased hair growth, Beijing 101 Hair Consultants have won numerous international awards in over 44 years. It is also dedicated to treating common hair issues such as hair scalp concerns, greying hair, premature or excessive white hair as well as male/female pattern hair loss problems. All of Beijing 101 hair treatments employs premium-grade natural herbs such as Dang Gui, Ginseng, Ling Zhi and He Shou Wu to treat not just the symptoms of hair and scalp issues but also the root of the problem in an integrative and harmonious way in line with TCM practices.
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This post is sponsored by Beijing 101 Hair Consultants.
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