Credit: Moist Diane

We invest in healthy food, exercise and even an anti-ageing skincare routine from a young age so why don’t we look after our scalp and hair the same way too?

While often overlooked, the scalp comprises of blood vessels that deliver important nutrients to your hair for growth, protection, shine and softness. The scalp is also extremely delicate and has a high number of sebaceous sweat glands and hair follicles.

This explains why it gets compromised by factors such as frequent hair styling, product build-up and stress. Not getting enough sleep or following a poor diet are also factors that interfere with scalp health. This situation is even more dire if you have hormonal imbalance.

Over time, poor scalp health can weaken and damage the hair follicle, leading to breakage and hair fall.

Why wasabi?

So where does wasabi fit into this issue? You might be surprised to know that the much-loved ingredient isn’t just delicious to eat, it also plays an important role in looking after your scalp and hair. Japanese haircare brand Moist Diane’s clinical research has recently revealed that the key to reducing hair fall lies in wasabi flavone.

1. Stimulates micro-circulation of scalp

Wasabi flavone is an extract from wasabi leaves that helps to increase the micro-circulation of your scalp and nutrient supply to hair follicles, thus encouraging healthy hair growth.

2. Balances good and bad bacteria on scalp

This magical ingredient balances the good and bad bacteria and other microorganisms that are found on your scalp. Plus, it balances the scalp’s pH, which aids in providing a healthy scalp environment that’s less prone to odours.

3. Controls sebum production

The hot and humid weather in Singapore can also cause the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive, producing more oil than what your scalp actually requires. The fact that Wasabi Flavone also controls the production of scalp sebum by up to 85% is a bonus.

4. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial

Additionally, since wasabi is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredient, it minimises the incidence of dandruff by soothing scalp sensitivity and itchiness.

Before you grip your tongue in panic, you don’t have down spoonfuls of wasabi to reap the benefits of the root vegetable.

Enter Moist Diane’s Extra Hair Fall Control Range. Formulated with wasabi flavone, the range, which includes a shampoo, treatment and scalp revitalising essence is clinically proven to reduce hair fall by up to 96%. It strengthens hair against falling and breakage, as well as reduces scalp redness and dandruff. Organic argan oil with protect keratin address hair breakage issues by restoring the hair’s protective barrier and hair strength.

If you’re worried about the wasabi stinging your scalp akin to the burning sensation it gives your mouth or throat when you eat wasabi in any form, we’re here to assure you that this is not the case. In fact, these hair products are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

The star of this show is the lightweight scalp essence with feather keratin, a non-sticky spray-on formula that’s easily absorbed into your hair follicles to fortify it, while balancing any scalp sensitivity and sebum/dandruff concerns. Spray it onto your scalp after your shower and massage it in before blow-drying your hair, to encourage hair growth.

The haircare range is also infused with a botanical serum which is a carefully-selected blend of sakura, pearl, rose, yuzu, pomegranate and ginseng extracts. These ingredients work together to deeply nourish and provide both your hair and scalp with the necessary nutrients for scalp care and damage repair. It’s not just your scalp that benefits, as they also provide the nourishment for luscious locks.

Moist Diane’s Extra Hair Fall Control Range promises results in just four weeks. But don’t wait till your hair is literally falling out before reaching for this solution. Having and maintaining a good and consistent haircare routine is important for tackling hair loss before it happens and the hot (pun-fully intended!) new Moist Diane Extra Hair Fall Control Range will help you achieve those goals.

Moist Diane’s Extra Hair Fall Control Range comes in a Shampoo (450ml, $16.90), Treatment (450ml, $16.90) and Scalp Revitalising Essence (50ml, $18.90). It is available at Watsons, Fairprice, Don Don Donki, Venus, CK and the Mandom Official Store on Shopee and Lazada.

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Brought to you by Moist Diane