How do I know if I need scalp or hair treatment?

How you care for your hair and scalp matters. The right care can prevent certain types of hair damage or scalp issues leaving them looking and feeling healthy. 

In recent years, scalp care has gotten relatively trendy and more are aware of the importance of taking care of their scalp as well as their hair! Considering that your scalp and hair endures the same suffering from the sun and pollutants, it's only right that you to give them the same amount of love and attention. 


When should you start focusing more on your scalp or hair? Here are some signs you need to look out for:

You'll need scalp care if...

Scalp care is as important as hair care (maybe even more). The scalp should be free of product buildup and residue for healthy hair to grow. Traditional hair-care products like shampoo are designed to wash your hair - not your scalp. 

When should you start focusing on scalp care? When you're facing these issues: 

  • Oily Scalp
  • Sensitive Scalp
  • Dry Scalp
  • Excessive Hair Loss
  • Dandruff
  • Itchiness or Irritation
  • Acne
  • Sun damage

Why is scalp care important? Think of your hair and scalp like a garden. Your scalp is like the soil in the garden and your hair as the plants in it. The soil (scalp) is the base that provides necessary nutrients for healthy plants to grow (hair). Like an actual garden, the soil (scalp) should be free of product buildup and residue for healthy plants (hair) to grow.

If your scalp is consistently bothering you with one or more of these issues, it's time to search for scalp products that can moisturise and aid your scalp. 


When your scalp is clogged, it makes it harder for thick, strong hair to grow. Exfoliate your scalp to remove excess sebum and buildups. Scalp care products with moisturising ingredients such as keratin will help to calm the scalp and reduce irritation. 


Try using our Chanamu Tea Tree Scalp Scrub Treatment! It's filled with key ingredients such as yeast extract, amino acids and caffeine. These ingredients will help soothe your scalp, promote hair growth and strengthen your hair. 

How to use:

Apply the scalp scrub before shampooing your hair and massage into the scalp in circular motions for 10-15 minutes. This will help boost your blood circulation and in turn promote hair growth. 

To target more specific areas of your scalp like scalp redness, dandruff etc, try our Chanamu Scalp Care Tonic. With ingredients like tea tree oil, thyme and menthol will help soothe irritation and improve blood circulation to restore hair growth.

How to use:

Spray onto damp scalp, twice a day. Gently rub the tonic into your scalp to help your scalp absorb the goodness. You can leave it to air dry on its own or dry using a hair dryer on cool setting. 

When your scalp is clean, your hair should grow and look healthy. 


You'll need hair care if...

When do we start focusing on hair care issues? Here's a list to look out for when your hair is not looking as healthy as it used to. 

  • Dry & Brittle Hair
  • Rough and Damaged Hair
  • Chemically Treated Hair
  • Excessive Hair Loss
  • Unmanageable 

Frequent heat styling with no heat protection or blow-drying can cause your hair to go brittle and damaged. To prevent this issue, reduce heat styling and instead opt to air-dry your hair. If you really need to blow dry, use medium heat to dry your scalp first and allow your partially dry hair to air dry.


Shampooing hair removes any oils or dirt that may be lingering from a day or two without washing. Use shampoo with moisturising ingredients like keratin and argan oil, these will hydrate your hair without stripping it of its natural oils. 

Without a good hair wash, sebum will build-up, leaving unwanted oiliness and dead skin.


Try our Chanamu Shampoo Series! Our Chanamu Tea Tree Shampoo contains Hawthorn Fruit Extract that helps revive hair growth and hair follicles, promoting healthier and stronger hair!

Our Chanamu Irritable Scalp Shampoo is a stronger Shampoo that is ideal for those with a more compromised scalps and hair. If you're experiencing hair fall, damaged hair, dull hair, stiff hair and chemically treated hair concerns, this might just help! Containing revitalin and estragon extract, this shampoo is great for restoring hair elasticity and strengthen your hair follicles.


Complete your hair routine with our Chanamu Scalp Multivitamin Treatment. It protects and maintains hair for a healthier and stronger scalp. Simply use this after shampoo and before heat styling your hair. This will help to rebuild and promote healthier hair growth. 


After post shampoo, use treatments or serums to moisturise your hair. We recommend trying our Chanamu NO3 Treatment in Straightening. This leave-on treatment will help create a protective layer on your hair while making it smooth and easy to style!


When your scalp is feeling oily or itchy, it's best to focus and target scalp areas as a healthy scalp will ensure healthy hair growth. Always remember to use heat protectors when styling your hair to prevent further damage on hair strands. Another important reminder; always make sure to thoroughly dry your hair before going to bed! 

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