“For healthy and shiny hair, one’s scalp must first be taken care of,” says Taichi Ito, Chief Representative of Milbon, the No. 1 professional salon brand in Japan. Trusted by hair professionals in over 40,000 boutique salons around the world, they sure know more than a thing or two about hair problems and how to keep it in great condition.
What are the most common hair problems which you have come across?
Dry scalp, hair loss, dandruff and oily scalp.
What’s the difference between having dry scalp and oily scalp?
Dry Scalp, also known as Scalp psoriasis, is a common skin disorder that is raised, reddish, often creates scaly patches. It can pop up as a single patch or several and can affect the entire scalp.
Excess oiliness, also known as seborrhea, often results from an excess production of your skin’s natural oils, or sebum. This can cause your hair and scalp to feel greasy or dirty, even if you’ve already just washed your hair. Oily scalp can cause scalp acne and dandruff.
How can one manage these problems with oily and dry scalp?
Oily scalp. We recommend using medicated shampoos, containing salicylic acid, tar or selenium, to alleviate oily scalp conditions. You may need to shampoo your hair twice, because excess sebum produced by the scalp tends to destroy the lather that actually helps to cleanse the scalp and hair.
Dry Scalp. The first line of defense is to use treatment directly on your skin: medicated shampoos, creams, and oils. You can get these over the counter, but stronger ones may require a prescription. At Milbon, our Plarmia Clear Spa Foam is a deep cleansing scalp shampoo that uses the power of microcarbonation to gently remove build up, dandruff, and excess oils that regular shampoo leaves behind.
Dry Shampoo have been very popular lately. Is it healthy for the scalp?
Dry shampoo is like a refresh shampoo. The ingredients from dry shampoo soak up the oil from the hair, leaving the hair looking natural and freshen the hair with fragrance at the same time. Prolonged usage may cause the scalp to become dry, so it is still unhealthy if you skip using shampoo for a long period of time.
Just how much shampoo should one use per wash?
That will depends on the density and length of hair. We recommend 10-30 ml per wash. Oily hair and scalp cases might require to shampoo twice and more regularly.
How do you prevent hair damage from constant styling and hair coloring?
Using proper hair care products and while styling with hot curlers or flat iron, do not use too high the temperature and be careful not to burn the scalp. Make sure to protect your hair with the right hair treatment.
Our best seller with hair salons is our Milbon’s Neu Due line. The shampoo and hair treatment are designed for Asian fine hair, improve overall texture, leaving every strand feeling silky, smooth, and soft.
Does the temperate of the water matters when washing our hair?
Yes, we recommend warm water. If the water is too cold, it won’t eliminate the excess grease, and if it’s too hot, your scalp may react by producing more sebum. Warm water allows efficient cleansing without aggression and irritation to your hair and scalp.
After washing in warm water, we recommend using cold water for the final rinse, as this will help to close the cuticle, leaving your hair looking glossier as it reflects the light better.
Share with us your best hair growth tip.
Healthy diet, proper hair care, regular massaging of the scalp and stay stress free.