Ms Pooja Chhabra – Trichologist at Trichokare

Meet Pooja, one of the trichologists at TK TrichoKare. We were very lucky to be able to have a consultation with her during our appointment with TrichoKare and this writer was very happy to finally have an expert examine and advise on hair loss from a more scientific and biological point of view.

The consultation began with a scan of the scalp and the trichologist pointed out that she could see that veins that were quite close to the scalp, indicating sensitive scalp or skin.


What causes hair loss?

A variety of reasons cause hair loss, including:

  • hormones
  • stress
  • genetics
  • scalp infections
  • certain hairstyles
  • oily scalp with clogged hair follicles

In this case, it was a combination of both genetic and hormonal issues. It was explained that chemically speaking, the main culprit for baldness is DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), a derivative of the male hormone testosterone which can be found in the oil glands of every hair follicle. As women’s hormones change every month and even more drastically during pregnancy, DHT is triggered more so because the balance of hormones keep changing. As we know, a teeny tiny bit of hormone change can really wreak havoc in our bodies as well as our hair. This DHT is also the cause of hair loss in men but it is often a lot easier to treat because men’s hormone levels do not fluctuate as often as women’s.

Ms Chhabra said not to give up hope as a clean scalp has shown that there is still a chance to work on the follicles to ensure that they get more nutrients required for healthy hair growth. She then customised a treatment – a hair mask to soothe the sensitive skin while also balancing it so that it will be less oily. After that, an ampoule which contains extracts from herbs that clinically show improvement in hair growth and to nourish the hair follicles will be applied onto the scalp. It is close to a facial but instead of one’s face, it’s treating the scalp!

Too much white hair!

Another problem plaguing a lot of people is white hair and we were given a preview of TK TrichoKare’s colouring services before it launches! The hair dye that TK TrichoKare uses did not contain ammonia and uses natural ingredients, meaning that it is gentle on the scalp. Indeed, there was no nasty chemical smells and no itching on the scalp while waiting for it to set either. Kudos to the team for their personalised and thoughtful treatment – during the wash, the consultant switched from the usual conditioner to another one which was more moisturising and targeted at grey hair. This was simply because she realised that although the scalp was oily, the ends of the hair were very dry.

Ampoule used for the treatment

The ampoule was sprayed onto the scalp with something that looks almost like an air-spray gun. It felt really cool on the scalp and it was followed by an amazing massage meant to promote blood circulation to the scalp and therefore, encourage nutrients to reach the follicles.

After the blow dry, the scalp was given the infra-red treatment to kill off any bacteria on the scalp as this too would affect the health of your hair.

After colouring

The hair colour effectively covered all the grey and with some of TK TrichoKare’s Hair Coat, hair is immediately shiny and soft.

At the end of the treatment, it was back into the consultation room for a review scan. The hair colouring has helped to show where there are empty hair follicles and the trichologist was optimistic that new hair can grow back from them. Nonetheless, hair growth is not immediate.

Ms Chhabra explained that the herbal extracts used for hair growth would be rendered useless if the scalp and hair follicle were still clogged with oil and toxins as the growth factor would not be absorbed. Which is why it is normally recommended for clients to do 6 to 8 cleansing Trichological Scalp Treatments before going onto the hair growth treatments. Hair growth also differs from person to person because of our natural hair cycles as well as the cause(s) of each individual’s hair loss.

With so much stress, pollution and diet issues  (not to mention how some of us change hair colour like we change clothes) nowadays, it is important to take better care of your scalp like how one takes care of our face. Which is why, if you have hair problems but do not know where to start, do make an appointment with TrichoKare’s trichologist for your first time consultation. If you just want to try out TrichoKare’s Scalp Treatment, we are happy to say that we’ve managed to get a special price for you!

Book your trial Scalp Treatment for only SGD$48 (w/ GST) instead of SGD$138 here.

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