If you have been following my blog for a while, you might know that I am always on a battle with greasy scalp, and it’s super annoying because there is always a shampoo curse when the good effect never lasts more than 2 weeks.
Then I was contacted by a company – BioTHIK to check if I was interested to review their hair care products. I have heard of this brand before and of course, I will be interested in any products that promise ‘scalp cleansing’.
With exclusive formulation from the US, BioTHIK is not exactly a product which you can just purchase off the shelves in the pharmacies or supermarkets. It only retails at certain authorized clinics and saloons. Online purchase is available now for those who are interested.
What’s interesting about BioTHIK is, it has a special product which can ‘build’ hair instantly by using the concept of fiber! I believe it is the most popular BioTHIK product, but that will come in the next post 😉
Let’s look at the ‘treatment part today.
BioTHIK™ Scalp Cleansing Foam II is penetrated with Takanal to reduce flaking and control excess oil excretion. It is scientifically formulated for anti-dandruff, oil control and thinning hair. Proven effective against dandruff with daily use and increases the rate of hair growth.It contains a curative ingredient for scurf reduction and scalp nutrient for thinning hair.
The recommended range for me was Scalp Cleansing Foam II,which is for greasy scalp oil control. There is a Scalp Cleansing Form I for sensitive and thinning scalp. I do not have dandruff but the greasy scalp alone is killing me.
I was thrilled to find out that it is dispensed as foam so it saves you the time for lathering and you can be sure that you are spreading the shampoo evenly on your scalp.
Massage it on to scalp for about 3 minutes and rinse off.
Then, you are recommended to use the Hair Texture Protector as conditioner. The shampoo alone is not drying, however, I find that when I top it up with the conditioner, instead of moisturizing my hair, I get really frizzy and dry ends. After a few uses and trials, I decided that I shall use my normal conditioner with the shampoo.
As the last step, apply Intensive Follicle Serum I when hair is semi dry. You are advised to apply this on dry scalp and massage gently for 1-3 minutes for better absorption. For best results, you can follow the massage techniques included in the booklet when you purchase the products. I am less patient and always in a hurry in the morning, but it still works to reduce the grease.
BioTHIK™ Intensive Follicle Reactive Serum I helps to control oil and effectively provides a healthy scalp. It also regulates sebaceous glands activity and has a normalizing effect on the scalp. As well as this, it has a preventive action against hair loss and helps to stimulate increase of hair volume.
Each bottle is 6ml and comes with 3 droppers in a box. You can pop the lid easily and capped it with the dropper. There is also a cover for the dropper so there won’t be any leakage even if you bring it for traveling. I think this is my favorite product of the three.
I have tried using BioTHIK shampoo, and also other brands of shampoo with this serum. It’s really awesome in grease control as my hair can manage to stay dry for almost a full work day. However, if I do not follow up with this serum after shampoo, my fringe and scalp will start to turn greasy about after lunch.
It might be suggested that using shampoo of the same range will provide the best result but I find that this serum also works with other shampoos, which is really great. Even if I use it sparingly, a 6ml can still last me for about 4-5 uses although it says to use 1 bottle a day. When your scalp is regulated again, you can continue with serum II. However, I am not sure if there is any significant hair growth, but I feel that my crown is less exposed now.
If I were to replenish products, the only product I will repurchase is the serum. I feel that it really helps my scalp to stay fresh through out the day even when I use it with another shampoo. Some people have the conception that the more frequent you wash your hair, the greasier your scalp will be. This is actually not true, especially for oily scalp. You need to wash it at least once a day or twice to get rid of the gunk on your scalp that will prevent hair growth, speaking from my personal experience of course.
1. Biothik Shampoo II -RM78
2. Conditioner – RM68
3. Serum I – RM148
Tips to Reversing Hair Loss!
1. Blend bananas with honey, yoghurt and low fat milk. A drink rich in biotin can help keep your crowning glory firmly rooted.
2. Take dietary supplements such as Vit B6, zinc & saw palmetto. Supplements are useful when you can’t get enough from natural food sources.
3. Invert your head while you shampoo & massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head.
4. Eliminate stress.
5. Get enough sleep!