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My scalp acts up whenever I’m stressed, and when I see little white flakes on it, I know it’s time to go for a scalp treatment like Jean Yip Hair Spa 6 Elements Botanicals Spa Therapy ($288 for 75min). It started with a detoxifying scalp massage using lavender essential oil. The relaxing pressure point therapy supposedly stimulates blood circulation

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This was followed by an anti-dandruff cream mask, which was massaged into my scalp. During a 20-minute “steaming” session to improve penetration, I was treated to an ache-relieving shoulder massage. When I left the salon with freshly washed and blow-dried hair, I felt better for the rest of the afternoon. Besides this anti-dandruff treatment, there are five other treatments that target problems like greying hair and a dry scalp. What I love most: The treatments are done in a spa-like private room, not in the “open” area where other customers get their hair cut and coloured.

Jean Yip Hub, #B2-31/32 Nex (tel: 6634-6185).

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This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine, January 2014.

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