The myths that get in the way of having shiny, healthy-looking hair

You’ve probably heard these at least once: “Pick shampoos that foam well because the more suds it has, the cleaner your hair will be”, “Don’t use hair oil if you have an oily scalp”, or even “Don’t wash your hair too often – it will cause hair loss”. 

These hair and scalp care myths have been around for so long that many of us have come to accept them as the truth. But they aren’t necessarily true – and you could be doing more damage than good. 

Myths busted

So what’s fact and what’s fiction? We bust these three common myths:

Myth 1: Shampoos with more suds clean hair better.

Myth 1: Shampoos with more suds clean hair better.

Fact: Not necessarily. Using a shampoo that produces a lot of foam doesn’t always mean that your hair and scalp are getting a better or deeper cleanse. Suds are a by-product of harsh detergents in sulphate shampoos, which can sometimes strip hair of its oils and nutrients. This, in turn, can leave hair dry and brittle, and cause breakage. Instead, it is more important to choose the right shampoo to target your hair and scalp concerns. 

Myth 2: Skip the hair oils if you have oily hair.

Myth 2: Skip the hair oils if you have oily hair.

Fact: You can still use oils even if your hair is oily. The key is to be careful where you apply it. Like skin, hair needs a little oil to be healthy and strong. If yours is oily, apply the hair oil from the midsection of the strands to the ends and avoid the scalp, as too much oil can clog hair follicles, which can result in other problems such as hair loss. 

Myth 3: Washing your hair too often can lead to hair loss.

Myth 3: Washing your hair too often can lead to hair loss.

Fact: It is natural to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day. Washing merely dislodges those strands that have already become detached from the base. Plus, washing actually stimulates the scalp, which is thought to boost hair growth instead of accelerating its loss. 

In fact, prolonging the interval between hair-wash sessions can cause more problems such as follicles getting clogged by oil, sweat and product build-up, especially in Singapore’s hot and humid climate. Instead, when dealing with hair loss, it is more important to treat the root of the problem, be it stress, hormonal changes or dietary needs.

Personalised for your hair and scalp needs

Still confused? Not to worry: The experts at Yun Nam Hair Care are here to help you separate fact from fiction – and restore the beauty of your crowning glory. Your journey at Yun Nam will follow four steps:

1. One-to-one personal consultation

This is where you share your hair and scalp concerns with the professional hair care consultants in confidence.

2. Computerised hair scan

Yun Nam’s advanced computerised hair scans will reveal your exact hair and scalp conditions, so that the consultants are able to accurately identify the root causes of any hair and scalp concerns. 

3. FASTGro™ Hair & Scalp Treatment

Depending on the results of the hair scan, your consultant will concoct herb blend that’s most effective for your hair and scalp concerns. The treatment will also be customised to your age and gender too, to ensure that your hair and scalp are both restored to its healthy state as quickly as possible. 

4. Constant monitoring during treatment program

Your hair and scalp condition will be under close monitoring by your consultant during the length of the treatment so that they can prescribe the best next-steps along the way. 

Inspired by the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, FASTGro™ Hair & Scalp Treatment uses the pure, undiluted herbal extracts of 10 over premium Chinese herbs to help resolve a variety of hair and scalp problems. Herbs like ginseng, dang gui and he shou wu are included to promote hair growth, reduce dandruff and hair fall, and treat oily scalps. The potent blend is customised to your hair and scalp condition, ensuring that it targets the root causes of your hair and scalp problems, and not just the superficial symptoms.


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