DRx Organic Keratin Repair Treatment – Penetrate, Repair and Coat Damaged Hair

The DRx Medispa Trichology Area

The DRx Medispa Trichology Area

I’ve been deviant to my hair the past year. First, I dabbled with all-the-rage ombre followed by a complete colour job, turning my normally jet-black hair to a light copper. To cut a long story short, it was a great year of hair experimentation! Fast-forward to today and my tresses are brittle and frizzy. When I read about DRx’s Organic Keratin Repair Treatment, it sounded like it was custom-made with me (and my unruly hair) in mind.

Frizzy, rebellious hair

Frizzy, rebellious hair

What is Keratin?

Keratin is a natural protein that occurs in hair, skin and nails. It is said to be a “repairing” substance comprising of 88 percent of your hair. Used as a hair straightening product, it penetrates individual hair follicles, repairing damage and coating each strand of hair with a resilient protective layer.

The difference between a keratin hair treatment and chemical straightening like rebonding is that the latter tames the hair naturally without any strong chemicals. It is a re-conditioning treatment that transforms hair and restores shine. Chemical straighteners work on breaking and rearranging the internal bonds of hair, producing a dead straight result.

The best part? The product used by DRx does not contain harmful substances like formaldehyde and has been approved by HSA in Singapore.

Treatment process:



To begin my hair transformation, I had a consultation with DRx’s in-house trichologist, Peggy Goh, who was very educational and humourous as she explained the treatment and answered all my questions deftly.

Then, I was led to a treatment room which looks like a hair salon but with more hi-tech equipment. A stimulating hair wash with a purifying shampoo to get rid of all chemical and dirt buildup was done, before keratin was applied to my hair. My hair was blow-dried and then steamed to allow the keratin to penetrate. As a last step, my hair was flat-ironed to seal in the keratin. The heat from the hair dryer and flat iron caused the keratin to smoke and my hair emitted a scent that was reminiscent of barbeque – which made me hungry. To distract myself, I took selfies of the procedure and my therapists.

Getting steamed

Getting steamed

Getting flat-ironed

Getting flat-ironed

Cleopatra called and wants her hair back

Cleopatra called and wants her hair back

The end result was Cleopatra-straight hair that felt tacky and heavy with the keratin. Thankfully, Peggy had already reassured me, during my consultation, that this rebonded look is only temporary to allow the keratin to set and my hair will retain its natural volume – on top of being smooth, healthy and more manageable, after I wash it on the third day.

Hair that is straight like chopsticks - urgh

Hair that is straight like chopsticks – urgh

It is going to be a challenge to resist washing my hair with our muggy weather and my active lifestyle. Thankfully, I am allowed to rinse my hair with water.


Voila - shampoo-ad worthy hair now!

Voila – shampoo-ad-worthy hair now & just in time for my birthday celebration too!

After what seemed like an eternity, I washed my hair with relish on Sunday and was delighted to note that some of my hair volume came back. My tresses are also extremely soft and manageable. It is still a little too straight for my liking but I am comforted that I have given my hair the TLC it deserved! Goodbye frizz, hello shampoo-ad-worthy hair!

Do note that your hair colour might be lightened if your hair is overly chemically processed (like mine!). This treatment is organic in nature and the natural acids within the ingredients may heighten the existing colour due to the sheen from the keratin (like a gelish glaze).

Your first treatment should last between two to three months. With repeated treatments, the results will last longer, even up to one year.

Suitable for:

This treatment is recommended for all hair types – whether original, coloured, previously straightened, kinky or wavy hair. In fact, it is more effective on chemically treated hair which is porous, allowing the product to penetrate better.

Duration: 150 minutes

Cost: $450

Available at:

The DRx Medispa

302 Orchard Road,

#14-02 Tong Building (next to Paragon Shopping Centre)

Singapore 238862

Tel: 6733 1555

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