The busy urban life probably leaves you a small window of time to devote to your haircare. However, with Bangkok’s typical heat and air pollution, our hair can easily get damaged and dehydrated. This is why a pampering hair care is more important than we think. While a shampoo and conditioner are the must-have in our beauty cabinet, other proper products for hair treatments might prove a helpful addition, too. From a scalp scrub to a styling serum, we’ve rounded up a list of five hair essentials you didn’t know you needed.

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Scalp scrub

Often overlooked, your scalp has more oil glands and dead cells than other parts of your body, which means it can trigger skin flakiness and irritation. Similar to your facial exfoliator, this IGK Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub (THB 1,430) can remove dead skin and dandruff, allowing your hair to grow stronger and healthier. Enriched with sugar instead of salt, this refreshing scrub is gentle enough to soothe the sensitive scalps. Its apple cider vinegar and walnut oil will also help strengthen your roots, improving your hair strands in the long run.

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Styling serum

As the name suggests, this Vernon Francois Lightweight Styling Serum (THB 970) does both conditioning and styling. With a prime blend of botanical oils, it deeply nourishes and locks in moisture, giving your flat hair a bouncy, radiant finish. The styling serum also helps add volume and texture to your hair, offering a natural movement to your hair. Not to mention that it can prevent mechanical damage that can lead to split ends, too. Simply apply a few drops on your hair; this non-sticky serum will leave your strands refreshed and styled.

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3
Treatment oil

Step up your hair game with Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil (THB 990). This potent cocktail is infused with strand-reviving ingredients extracted from organic bamboo, which can effectively promote a healthier hair look. For those with colour-treated hair, this oil treatment can also act as a thermal primer, ensuring a fresh and fabulous hair colour at all time. Packed with active antioxidant, it will protect your hair from any future damages, too.

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Hair lotion

While moisturising cream is a cornerstone of anyone’s skincare regimen, hair lotion is no exception. Reboot your hair with this Living Proof Restore Instant Repair Lotion (THB 1,100), which is generously soaked in silk proteins that give an ultimate protection against hair breakages. Refined with the brand’s signature ingredient: Healthy Hair Molecule, this product will also create a restorative shield that can solve damaged hair cuticles. This hair lotion is a cheat sheet to revitalise dull tresses, boosting your much-needed hydration and subtle shine.

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5
Hydrating mask

A weekly hair mask is definitely as crucial as your occasional pampering facials. Perfect for those with dry split-ends and bleached locks, this VERB Hydrating Mask (THB 620) can give your hair seamlessly a serious, intensive treatment. Infused with glycerin and babaso oil, this hydrating mask will also revitalise and recover the texture of your strands, enhancing the softness and smoothness of your hair. For once a week, apply this mask after your regular hair wash and wait for five minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

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Chanya Ormtavesub
Staff Writer, Bangkok
Chanya enjoys writing about everything related to fashion and beauty. If you ever catch her day-dreaming, she’s probably thinking about what to put next onto her shopping wish lists and how to make her cat happy.