The mane secret is out: Quality scalp treatments need not cost a bomb at this established homegrown salon

Healthy luxurious locks look effortless, but most of us know we need a little help to keep it that way. Yet it seems, hair treatments are often regarded as indulgent – that is, until you ask someone who has done it before. They’ll rave about how much it boosts the condition of their hair.

Green with envy? Don’t be. Seeing how hair treatments should be looked upon as an affordable maintenance rather than a costly treat, the folks at haarAttic offers a selection of premium treatments to go along with your cuts for a relatively small add-on.

This homegrown salon was founded in 2006 – that’s 15 years in the industry! – and has recently included a new outlet at Boat Quay to offer more options to their growing clientele. Step in and you’ll notice the immediate difference. haarAttic boasts a relaxing atmosphere that seems more cafe than salon, but rest assured the stylists here are seasoned professionals. In fact, one of the reasons why customers often return is because they experience a one-to-one service from their chosen stylist, so the process and communications are maintained, no matter if you’re there for a cut, colour, straightening or perming service.

At haarAttic, haircare starts from deep at the roots, which is why they highly recommend the Tokio Head Spa Scalp Treatment from their list of hair treatment add-ons. For just an afordable amount, you’ll experience the award-winning results of this brand from Japan, which really delivers a noticeable difference. Natural ingredients like soap nut extract provide a thorough organic cleansing, before letting the enriching goodness of hyaluronic acid and water-soluble collagen come in to deeply nourish the scalp.

All the way from Italy, Oway is the other hair treatment that deserves the attention of your locks. Their scalp treatments are sometimes called head spas because they’re exactly that – as the formulas feature essential oils from their very own biodynamic farms that release their delightful fragrance for a therapeutic session.

Choose from a 1-step scalp treatment at $58, or add more love with a 2-step scalp treatment at $118. The first cleanses and gently exfoliates your scalp as a way to reset your follicles by ridding it of accumulated dirt, product and sebum. It features mint essential oil to reactivate and refresh with its microcirculation skills, while stimulating the follicle with horse chestnut extract, and improves self-renewal with vegetal stem cells from the purple Buddleja Davidii plant. It’s like a walk through the gardens for your hair.

For the second step, one can choose from a trio of formulated treatments, ranging from Soothing, Purifying Dandruff, or Rebalancing to help with sensitive scalps, those with oily or dry dandruff conditions, or greasy scalps respectively.

A little tight this month? We’ve all been there! For customers on a budget, haarAttic recommends the Serioxyl Scalp Peeling Backbar treatment. At just under $20,  it uses glycolic acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, so your scalp can breathe easier without the debris.

If you’ve been hesitant about hair treatments before, there’s no need to now!