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We all want healthy, beautiful hair. But sometimes, in our quest to get luscious locks, we hit road bumps and end up doing things that are not exactly good to our hair. We're sure you've heard of and maybe even tried many hair growth myths before. Here, we share three popular hair-growing myths and why you shouldn't follow them. Plus: we reveal how you can own luscious locks and win a 2D1N staycation at Shangri La, Singapore!

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Regular haircuts will lead to hair growth

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We've all been told this before: get a trim every so often in order to promote hair growth. However, cutting the ends of your hair doesn't affect your follicles, which determine hair growth. Getting haircuts is not an entirely negative thing, though. Trimming the ends of your hair gets rid of split ends, which tend to promote hair breakage.

The more you brush your hair, the faster it grows

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Brush your hair 100 strokes a day in order to have healthy-looking tresses, they say. It is believed that when you brush your hair a lot, blood flow will be stimulated, which promotes hair growth. Sounds pretty tempting, right? But the truth is: frequently brushing your hair can actually do more harm than good because it may lead to breakage. The friction of brushing your hair too much can cause frizz and make your hair look dull.
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Your hair will eventually stop growing


Some say that at a certain point, your hair will just stop growing no matter what you do. The good news is: it's not true. While your hair will reach a maximum length, your chances of getting there will depend on your regimen. If you don't attend to your hair properly, the ends will break and get damaged, and you won't see your tresses getting longer despite your hair continuously growing.

The key to having long, beautiful locks – just as in having nice skin – is in following a good routine. Before starting with a regimen, however, it's best to have a word with a professional. There’s TK TrichoKare, Singapore’s leading Trichological Centre that specialises in customised European herbal hair remedies for hair woes. Aside from learning through the experts at TrichoKare, their products and services – formulated by professional herbalists – work to ensure that your hair is healthy inside and out.

Digital beauty influencer Sylvia tries the TK TrichoKare Hair Fall Preventive Treatment


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The program starts with a treatment to make sure that your scalp is clean and ready for the next stage. Stage two is targeted at strengthening your scalp and hair. It stimulates the roots’ metabolism and promotes blood circulation on the scalp and oxygen flow in the hair follicles. It also repairs already damaged parts of your hair.


By the time you finish stage three, which is focused on fortifying the density of your hair, you’ll see visible results, such as shinier tresses and a softer, velvety texture. Of course, there are long-term benefits, including strengthening your scalp for hair styling treatments and deeply nourished and invigorated hair follicles for – most important of all – hair growth.

 

Here’s a review from digital beauty influencer, Sylvia:

“Greasy scalp has always been my main concern, which is why sometimes my hair turns greasy by the end of the day. A hair analysis further confirmed my greasy scalp issue with some clogged pores! Yes, our scalp is just like our face. It does get congested. Not to worry, TrichoKare to the rescue! A 20-minute scalp purification treatment is done to purify and deep cleanse the pores and scalp, followed by a hair ampoule (applied to the roots) to control oil secretion and reduce hair fall. A cleaner scalp plays a part in encouraging new hair growth. After the treatment, my scalp looks cleaner, less greasy and feels lighter. I also love the head massages done throughout the treatment, very comfortable and relaxing.”

P.S. Read our reviews on the TrichoKare Hair Fall Preventive Treatment here and here.


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The day of hearts has already passed, but there are a lot of things we're still gushing over and are eager to know more about. If you're on the hunt for something to marvel at or try, here are some of the cool ones we spotted this week.

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Grammys Glam 

Awards season is in full swing in Hollywood, and the most recent one that happened is the Grammys. Celebrities served great glam looks, but the ones we love were by Kelsea Ballerini, Charli XCX and Lea Michele. 

Selena Gomez x Coach 



Whether on the red carpet or just strolling around Los Angeles, Selena Gomez stuns with her looks. The singer-actress is bound to don more classy looks now that she's the new face of Coach.
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Lipault x Ines de la Fressange


French and fashion are always a good mix. Case in point: The new Lipault collection created by French fashion icon, Ines de la Fressange. A manifestation of the model's penchant for clean lines and exquisite fabrics, the collection has an effortless style that everyone covets. 

Will you shave your skin? 


From cool and laid-back, we move to something a bit shocking from the world of beauty. There's a treatment called dermaplaning, and it entails shaving off your dead skin cells. Are you brave enough to try it?

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Condom blender?


A few weeks back, we saw the rise of the silisponge. This week, all eyes are back on the Beauty Blender, but there's a catch: you wrap it with a condom. (Yup, a condom.) You have to wash off the lubricant from the condom before using it to wrap your sponge. By doing this, you're supposedly getting the benefits of using a makeup sponge minus the dirt.

Good job, Google!


To end things on a lighter note, here's a bit of cute news: A seven-year-old kid wrote a letter to Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, to ask for a job. Pichar replied to the girl, saying he thinks she just needs to continue working hard to get to her dreams and that he's looking forward to receiving her application once she finishes college.


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Were you so busy last week that you didn't have time to get updated on what's buzzing? Check this out.

 

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If you love the process of doing your skincare and makeup routines every day, then you know how big of a difference a product can make when it smells sweet or tasty or just plain delicious — for some reason, it makes the routine even more special and exciting.


So if you’re looking to spice up (literally and figuratively) your routines this year, we guarantee you won’t be able to resist the five food-infused beauty products we have for you below.


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Too Faced Sweet Peach Cream Peach Oil Lip Gloss




There is nothing more delicious than lathering on a lip gloss that smells like freshly picked peaches and having it nourish your lips and make them smoother. Licking it is not recommended, though.

Youth To The People Kale + Spinach + Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cream




For all you health buffs out there who love your leafy greens, you can be sure that this superfood-packed moisturiser will restore, rejuvenate, condition, and protect your complexion to give you the skin you’ve always dreamed of.
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The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter



People with sensitive skin don’t need to worry about fragranced products anymore because this delicious almond milk and honey body butter will soothe any irritation and redness to keep your skin soft and nourished.

Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask



When you combine black sugar with honey what do you get? An intensely exfoliating and revitalising mask that gets rid of dead skin cells and zaps bacteria away for a clean and smooth finish.

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Jeffree Star Gingerbread Man Cookies Velour Lip Scrub



The key to a smooth liquid lipstick application is to prep the lips with a lip scrub that gets rid of all the dead skin. And there’s no better scrub to use than this gluten-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free gingerbread lip scrub that you can literally lick off. Yum!


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