Essential : Dealing with Combination Hair Type


Whenever I do a scalp analysis, I would be told that I had clogged scalp because of my oily scalp. It all seems puzzling because my hair ends would be dry. But at times, I would be told that my scalp was too dry because now that the pores are clogged, the natural oil from the scalp couldn’t be released to moisturize the scalp. So, what type of hair products should I use then?

Light clarifying shampoos or rich moisturizing shampoos then? Light clarifying shampoos targets oily scalp but it causes hair ends to be drier while rich moisturizing shampoos supply moisture to the hair ends but at the same time causes product build-up in the scalp which clogs the pores at the scalp if the scalp cleansing is not thorough enough.

If you are facing the same dilemma as I am, then perhaps we are both having a combination hair type like most people do due to environmental factors like stress and changes in lifestyle habits. We would thus need to use a combination of different shampoos to tackle the problem and I find that switching up shampoo every now and then does help in improving hair quality.

Essential, a leading Japanese haircare brand, has came up with a solution to tackle those with a combination hair type. Essential Light Finish Volumizing and Deep Cleansing Care variants would be perfect for those who are facing the same problem as I do.


I was delighted when I saw these two massage hair brushes that comes along with Essential hair products. I’ve learnt the importance of scalp massage and scalp cleansing after going for several scalp treatments to address my scalp problems. And ladies, to have a healthy hair and scalp, it all depends on your hair scrubbing and scalp cleansing techniques!

This massage shampoo brush is a common haircare tool used by the Japanese women to help remove dirt and sebum more effectively from the scalp. The massaging action of the shampoo brush on the scalp also helps improve blood circulation and promote relaxation.

These brushes made life so much easier especially for those with manicured nails or long finger nails. It is also less tiring when it comes to scalp cleansing and massage.

(For a limited time only, Essential is also giving out a massage shampoo brush with purchase of shampoo and conditioner!)



Essential Shampoo 750ml + Conditioner
750ml with free Massage Shampoo Brush in hot pink or mint green available
from mid-May 2015 at all leading supermarkets ($19.60).

You can also redeem free samples of Deep Cleansing Care
shampoo and conditioner at

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