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The Holy Grail Products That Are Lifesavers For Oily Scalp and Damaged Hair

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Whether you’re one of those who need to blow dry your hair every morning, or you absolutely have to wash your hair daily due to Singapore’s sunny yet humid weather, our hair and scalp could all use a little more TLC. This is because frequent heat application on hair can be damaging, and using the wrong shampoo will strip your tresses of the natural oils it needs. To ensure you have the right product arsenal to avoid landing in a hairy situation, above, seven recommendations.

For oily scalps: Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo, $54
Using charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and hair follicles, this shampoo comes in a tub and is great for people who experience oiliness on their scalp or the root of their hair quickly. It also works well for those who suffer from scalp dermatitis, or even for dry, itchy scalps too. For damaged hair: Ouai Treatment Masque, $48
Perfectly portioned out in sachets so you never use too much or too little, this mask is formulated to moisturise damaged and lacklustre hair. For dry hair: Kokostar Ggongji Hair Pack, $6
Gentle on the pocket, this single-use mask by K-beauty brand Kocostar promises to rejuvenate dry hair with a blend of argan oil, olive oil and shea butter. For the busy bee: IGK Prenup Hair Spray Mask, $48
This is the easiest mask for the time-starved amongst us. After shampooing and rinsing, squeeze water from clean hair and spray this baby in sections, from root to tip. Wait anything from one to three minutes before rinsing to moisturise and remove dirt and oil build up. For frizzy hair: Sachajuan Hair Repair, $40
Take down the frizziness in your hair with this treatment. You’d need to use this once every few days, or even use it in place of your usual conditioner. Keep in on your hair for at least five minutes for the best results. For smooth, luscious locks: Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque, US$44.90 (S$61.48)
While the before and after results on social media are a little exaggerated, Coco & Eve uses ingredients like coconut, fig, shea butter, argan oil and linseed for this hydrating mask. We love that it comes with a Tangle Teezer-like brush which you can use to comb the mask evenly through your mane. For sensitive scalps and dandruff: Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt, $35
Whether it’s sensitivity, oiliness or dandruff, this scrub comes to your rescue and will leave you feeling fresh and squeaky clean. The sea salt in the product removes product and sebum buildup. Plus, soothes any itchiness you have at the top of your head.