Hair Care Solutions For A Great Hair Day – Melix Malaysia
Do you always wake up to a bad hair day? Where your hair is full of flyaways and tangles easily.
Perhaps it stings a bit when you colour your hair. Or that shampoo you’re using makes it prickle. Or maybe you find yourself scratching your scalp a tad too often because it itches for no particular reason.
If you experience any of these conditions, chances are you have a sensitive scalp. Your scalp is delicate as it contains more blood vessels than any other part of the body and has a lot of nerve endings too.
What Makes a Scalp Sensitive?
Here are some common causes of scalp issues. Later on in the article, we will share what products you can use to help manage the problem:
Hair Dye and Relaxers
Your scalp may be irritated by the products used during treatments that colour, bleach, or straighten your hair. The ingredient PPDA in permanent colours has been known to cause allergic reactions. Coupled with the use of heat during treatment, this can aggravate the scalp irritation further.
Shampoos with Mineral Oil, Parabens and Silicones
Mineral oil, silicones and preservatives like paraben in shampoo can irritate the skin and in the case of paraben, may even cause cancer. Most shampoos have mineral oil as it is cheap with moisturising properties. However, it is not able to be absorbed into the hair fibre and therefore, can’t do much to treat damaged hair.
Paraben is commonly used as a preservative to inhibit bacterial growth in shampoo formulations. If you see any of these words in the ingredient list, you can be certain that paraben is present in the shampoo – methyl-paraben, propyl-paraben and parahydroxybenzoate.
Silicones are controversial in that it coats your hair, making it look smooth and shiny. Unfortunately, this glossy look is artificial as it blocks moisture from penetrating the hair shaft, effectively drying it out in the long-term. If you want to weed out silicones, look out for words such as Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone and Phenyl trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane in the ingredient list.
The Malaysian Weather
Our very hot and humid weather does our scalp no favours. Not only does the sticky weather make the scalp feel itchy and irritated, but it can also contribute to hair fall and breakage. Left unchecked, every day can be a bad hair day in our country! For those with thin hair or who are bald, the hot sun can also burn the scalp making it dry, scaly and rough.
The Right Products To The Rescue Sensitive Scalp – Melix Malaysia Scalp Care Series
Thankfully, you and your scalp do not have to suffer a minute longer than necessary. By following these tips, you can have a great hair day every day!
Pamper The Scalp
Nourishing your scalp is a vital step to keep it healthy. As such the hair products that you use should contain ingredients that are good for your scalp health and are free from mineral oil, silicone and parabens.
Melix hair shampoos and conditioners are specially formulated for sensitive scalps. Developed by scalp health professionals with a vision of using plant extracts and mild and gentle formulation to solve scalp problems, Melix products are 90% natural and free from silicone, mineral oil, heavy metals, artificial colouring and parabens. There are three variants to choose from:
- Summer Rain – suitable for sensitive, itchy and oily scalp
- Autumn Breeze – suitable for sensitive, coloured and permed hair
- Spring Shower – suitable for fragile hair, dry and sensitive scalp
And to narrow it down further, if your scalp feels oily:
- In less than 24 hours, choose Summer Rain Shampoo & Conditioner;
- Within 24-36 hours, choose Autumn Breeze Shampoo & Conditioner;
- More than 36 hours, choose Spring Shower Shampoo & Conditioner
As an extra treat, be sure to comb your hair with Melix Massage Wood Comb. Not only does the gentle scalp meridian massage relieve stress, but it also helps to remove dandruff, distribute hair oils and promotes good blood circulation on your scalp.
We can’t emphasize enough the importance of washing your hair at least three times a week especially in our hot and humid weather where hair becomes grimy and sticky easily. It is recommended to double cleanse your hair with the Melix Shampoo as the first round is to remove the dirt while the second time will effectively deep cleanse your tresses, ensuring super clean hair. For best results, apply the Melix Conditioner for a few minutes before rinsing it off. You can apply the conditioner right up to your scalp because it is gentle even to sensitive scalps. The result is soft, glossy hair! Melix Shampoo and Conditioner are gentle to the scalp and can be used daily.
If you need to freshen up in between washes, spritz on the refreshing Melix Apple Stem Cell Tonic. It helps cut down the greasiness of the scalp and the peppermint oil will provide soothing relief in the heat.
Let Your Hair Air Dry
While using a hairdryer will speed up the hair drying process, the high heat it generates will strip the hair of its natural oils and cause the scalp to become greasier as it struggles to balance this dryness. So if you can help it, let your hair dry naturally. Use absorbent towels such as the microfiber ones to help soak up the excess water after your hair wash. If you have dry and damaged hair, add a squirt of Melix Organic Argan Serum and spread it on your hair for that soft, lustrous shine. The serum contains moisturising oils such as organic argan oil, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil and olive fruit oil, which will nourish and protect your hair from drying out.
Say Bye To Dandruff
Dandruff is one of the symptoms of a sensitive and irritated scalp. If you are battling with dandruff, spray Melix Anti Dandruff Spray – directly onto the scalp after you shampooed and conditioned your hair. Not only will your scalp feel refreshed, but it will also reduce the occurrence of dandruff with daily usage, leaving hair smoother and more manageable.
Have A Great Hair Day With Melix
Truly, Melix has achieved that fine balance between nature and science when it comes to scalp health by providing a natural and gentle hair care regime, even for the most sensitive scalps. For more information and to purchase online, go to their website. Don’t forget to visit their Facebook page and Instagram too!
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