Here’s How You Can Rock Fabulous Hair This Festive Season | Clozette

The end-of-year festive parties and social gatherings beckon -- and you know what this means: it’s time to get all primped up in the beauty department! While your makeup look can be enhanced with a little help from cosmetics, your hair however needs more than just a regular wash and blow. After all, it’s not easy to conceal away the telltale signs of bad hair condition -- whether it’s shedding hair or a dry, flaky scalp. On top of the three common causes of thinning hair among modern women, all the chemical colouring and heat styling can be damaging to your hair.

But why should we settle for less-than-perfect hair for the festive season (or even better yet, all year round)? Just like how good skincare is the basis behind a flawless makeup look, a healthy scalp is fundamental when it comes to the full styling works you’d be doing to your hair this season. That’s why we got two of our ambassadors and our very own Creative Director - Kai Ting, Christy and Kersie - to head down to TK TrichoKare to give their crowns some tender loving care in time for the holidays.

There, the ladies underwent a consultation with a Trichologist to know more about their hair and scalp problems, which can be heavily attributed to their lifestyle, diet and wellbeing. A customised treatment is then tailored for each of them using European herbal hair remedies developed from natural botanicals. The result? Read on as the three women tell us how they’ll be rocking fabulous hair this festive season -- and find out how you can try your very own award-winning TrichoKare’s hair treatment.


Kai Ting

“For my favourite season of the year, I intend to get a new hair colour and some bouncy curls! But I’ve always known I have a greasy scalp. When it’s oily, my hair looks very flat, which undermines my confidence. After my analysis at TrichoKare, the kind and friendly Trichologist confirmed that I indeed do have over active oil glands. I also found out that the hair strands growing from my pores are very thin, with oil clots at the pores preventing the hair from growing healthily.”

“TrichoKare’s treatment is customised and formulated using premium European herbal hair remedies. For my treatment, a refreshing mask is spread onto my scalp, and it was so cooling and refreshing! My therapist explained to me that it will help to cleanse my scalp and remove the oil clots on my pores. After which, tonic is applied to help strengthen my scalp and promote healthy hair growth.

During the treatment process, a heat pack was placed on my shoulders, which helped with the blood circulation around my shoulder areas. The head and neck massage also helped ease my tight muscles and relieve stress. I felt so much better after that.”


“After the treatment, my scalp felt clean and airy. There was a slight lingering fresh and tingly sensation as well, which made me feel so great. I had a hair scan again after the treatment is done, and was so pleased to find that my scalp is clean and oil-free. My pores were also clear.

When I run my fingers through my hair, they feel so soft and smooth. I feel that my hair is significantly lighter as well, as my hair follicles are not bogged down by excess oil. The friendly staff at Trichokare did a really good job in making me feel welcomed and comfortable, and I had a good relaxing time undergoing my hair treatment!”



“Wanting fabulous hair really boils down to having a clean, healthy scalp. And I'd wish to have this all year round, not just for a specific season! I had concerns about the area nearest to my forehead as it kept getting oily due to my constant sweeping of my fringe throughout the day. My Trichologist pointed out that this worry area was more prone to the clogging of pores and suggested to do a Deep Sea Cleansing Mask to rid my scalp of dirt and excess oil.”

“A Dead Sea Masque was applied and left on for 15-20 minutes before I headed for a good wash and conditioning. After blowing my hair to a semi-dry state, my consultant applied a special hair tonic before casting UV lights on my head to seal the nutrients all in!”


“After the treatment, we did another round of analysis and my previously clogged pores had cleared, showing visible breathing space for new hair to grow! It was amazing to see just how effective one treatment was. Not to mention that it was incredibly enlightening to learn more about my scalp in details.

My favourite part of the experience was that in comparison to other similar treatments I've had before, Trichokare uses European herbs, which had a pleasant smell, allowing me to walk out of the shop and carry on with my daily activities not having to worry about pungent hair treatment smells. After a proper blowout, my hair felt bouncier, giving me a confidence boost for the rest of the season!”



“With the end-year festivities coming up, I decided to bleach and colour my hair, which unfortunately resulted in dry hair. After my analysis with my Trichologist, I learnt that I have dry and slightly flaky scalp -- particularly around the crown area of my head -- which could be due to my prolonged use of anti-dandruff shampoo. My scalp was in need of balance and a little bit of buildup clearing around my roots before all the festive hair styling.”

“To detox and rebalance the pH of my scalp, a scalp mask was applied and left on before a wash. Instead of a hair conditioner, a protein hair mask was used to help strengthen my tresses. A herbal hot pad was then placed on my shoulders before blow dry began -- perfect timing because I was feeling cold after the hair wash! A customised tonic was sprayed onto my scalp before it was massaged in nicely to help my scalp absorb in the nutrients.”


“This was the first time I tried a scalp treatment and I’m glad it was a very rejuvenating and eye-opening experience. My Trichologist was very professional in advising me on my hair problem, and my therapist took care to use lightly scented products knowing that I’m sensitive to strong scents. I most enjoyed the long head massages she gave while applying essence and tonic to my scalp.

After the treatment, my head and hair felt so light. The before-and-after scan also showed me an amazing first-time result. I really liked the herbal shampoo they used for my treatment and bought a bottle home to replace my anti dandruff shampoo. I’ve been using it ever since and feeling happy with my scalp so far."


Want to rock fabulous hair for the festive season like these ladies? It’s all about the base a.k.a. your scalp. Enjoy TrichoKare’s award-winning Hair Treatment and get a Free Hair care Kit (worth SGD$230) at SGD$29. Click here to redeem now!


Be real with us, what do you really want for Christmas? Is it the new iPhone, a new pair of kicks, or a bunch of beauty items you’ve been eyeing for the past year? If it’s the last one, don’t worry, we feel for you – we want new makeup products too.

But instead of asking for individual products this year, why not go for a “beauty advent calendar”? If it’s the first time you’re hearing of this magical thing, it’s basically a sparkly and festive-shaped vault full of amazing beauty goodies from one or multiple brands; making it the perfect gift for beauty addicts (like you and me) everywhere.

So in an effort to help you with your holiday wish list this year, keep reading below for our list on the must-have beauty advent calendars, all ranging from drugstore to high end.


The Body Shop Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar

Give your skin a little loving with this calendar from The Body Shop as inside every door is a deluxe-sized treat of one of their best-selling and highly-raved about products, as well as a their latest makeup and accessories.


Charlotte Tilbury World Of Legendary Parties Makeup Kit

No beauty advent calendar list would be complete without Charlotte Tilbury. If you’ve been dying to try out her famous products, plus a few new and exclusive ones, then this is the box to write down on your wish list. The cabinets are stuffed with seven travel-sized products and four full-sized ones; definitely worth every penny.


LUSH 12 Days Of Christmas

Obsessed over their bath products that come in fun shapes and designs? Then you’ll love this one even more as the 12 Days Of Christmas calendar contains 12 products that range from bath bombs to soaps to bubble bars and melts. Baths this holiday season will definitely be special! 


Ciaté London Mini Mani Month 2016

Decorate your nails with various colours this season as Ciate’s nail polish-filled vault is the ultimate beauty haul for nail lovers out there. Carefully packaged, the advent calendar comes with 18 mini paint pots, one full size, and four new and exclusive shades. But that’s not all because inside the box you’ll also get a special limited edition surprise, one mini nail treatment, and two new magical nail toppers. It’s safe to say that you’ll be set for the new year when it comes to your nails.


Diptyque Advent Calendar

Now if you really want your loved ones to “treat” you, then you better add the Diptyque Advent Calendar to your list. With 25 little treasures to enjoy, the vault offers a unique selection of their luxurious fragrances and famous candles to bring you into the new year.


Makeup Revoltuion Beauty Advent Calendar

Makeup Revolution is famous for their affordable products because they’re considered dupes for a lot of high end ones. So why not get the best they have to offer with this advent calendar? From lipsticks to strobing creams to brushes, we guarantee you’ll fall instantly in love with the brand.


L’OCCITANE Advent Calendar

No one does indulgence like L'OCCITANE, and their advent calendar isn't short of face, hand, and body treats. You’ll find a surprise in each château door that will instantly captivate you and give a fun way to beautify your countdown to Christmas.


Which of these beauty advent calendars are you going to put in your wish list? Share your picks with us below!



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Giving your friends and family presents during the holiday season is a wonderful experience as you are able to show your love for them through something that will put smiles on their faces! However, the process of finding the perfect present is not an easy thing.

The pressure to impress your loved ones while staying within your budget often looms over you as you shop for them. But since it’s the season of giving, you don’t have to worry about a thing because we’ve got you covered!

So keep reading below as we list down our 5 tips and tricks on how to find the perfect gifts your friends and family will love!


Set a budget and stick to it

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With all the excitement surrounding the holidays, it’s easy to go overboard when shopping for gifts. Before you head down to any store, make a list of the people you’re gifting this year, set a budget (or spending limit) for yourself, and the most important one of all, stick to it. With all the holiday sales going on nowadays, it won’t be hard to!


Canvass Stores

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But, that doesn’t mean that you should buy the first thing you see in the first store you enter. Have a look around and try to check out other locations to see which ones offer more affordable prices. It may take more effort, but trust us, when you find a gift that costs less, you’ll be glad that you did it.


List down the person’s interests

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When you’re having trouble thinking about the perfect gift to give to, let’s say, your sister, simply make a list of all her hobbies and likes. From there, you’ll be able to quickly see what she’s into and what you think she’ll appreciate!

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For example, if your little sister is a diehard K-Pop fan who loves K-beauty makeup, then the perfect present for her would be something from a popular Korean brand, such as LANEIGE’s Milky Way Fantasy Holiday Collection! The collection includes limited edition shades of the famous Two Tone Lip Bar (SGD 34) and Two Tone Shadow Bar (SGD 38), their signature BB Cushion Whitening (SGD39), the highly raved about Water Sleeping Mask (SGD 48), and the Basic Care Moisture Set (SGD 86). Each of these best-sellers are housed in packages that are dusted with twinkling lights against a background of the night sky, which will instantly put a smile on her face.


Do a little bit of stalking

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If listing down the person’s interests didn’t help, you can always resort to every one’s plan B: light stalking. Check out their social media accounts because a person’s Facebook page and Instagram feed says a lot about who they are. If their profile is full of travelling shots, maybe you can get something that’s related to that!


Add personal touches

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Whether it’s a handwritten calligraphy note or a sprinkle of your favourite chocolates, adding these small touches will give more meaning to the gift and make it more personal; it will show your loved ones that you really put a lot of thought into it!


Got any more tips for finding the perfect gift for your friends and family? Share them with us in the comment section below!