4 Society Ladies Reveal Their Secrets To Beautiful Hair


June 8, 2017 | BY Jessica Liew

Haircare tips and tricks made accessible by high society’s leading ladies like Noor Neelofa and Tunku Elana Khyra.

One of the first and lasting impressions of a woman is her face, followed by how she wears her hair. Long, short, textured, or for religious purposes, covered, it becomes a defining part of her identity.

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We can think of many high society ladies crowned with gorgeous tresses, but there are a few beauties who make diverse hair types distinctively theirs. In our quest to uncover their hair secrets, we spoke to four leading ladies about their essentials for a healthy and gorgeous crowning glory.

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My hair type

“Naturally pin straight so it's really easy to maintain!”

Care tips

“It's very simple for me. I try not to do anything to my hair to keep it healthy. I go for the straight cut so it looks fuller. It’s the exact same cut as when I was 6." 

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Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Sheer dry shampoo powder spray 

Her daily routine
“I use shampoo and conditioner every other day, then air dry. Also, dry shampoo is my life saver!”

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Ouai Dry Shampoo Shampooing Sec

5-minute quick fix
“A high ponytail.” 

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My hair type

“Naturally thick, curly and voluminous.” 

My hair maintenance tricks

“I very rarely straighten or style it as my curls are tricky. They have a life of their own! Also, I never comb my hair. Curls are not meant to be combed. I just run my fingers through it.”

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Pureology Curl Complete conditioner

Hair care essentials
“I soak my hair in coconut oil once a week for intensive treatment and always use a conditioner after washing.”

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Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Multi Repair oil

5-minute quick fix
“I’m pretty lucky with hair – curls are also much easier to style. With my volume I can style it in a ponytail, loose or high bun in 5.”

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 My hair type

“Thick and wavy, slightly on the coarse side.”

My new short cut

“I needed something quick and convenient as I exercise often. Short hair made perfect sense as it's quicker to dry.”

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Joici Moisture + Wash whipped cleansing conditioner

My hair routine
“After the usual shampoo, conditioner and treatment, dry on high heat, lower it gradually and finish on a cool setting.”

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Shiseido Professionel Stage Works structured hold spray

Styling short hair
“For a slightly wetter look, I use a water gel or small amount of wax to hold in place and voila... done! 

5-minute quick fix

Now that it’s shorter, I use wax and sometimes hair spray to keep it in place!

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Essential hair products for covered hair
Hair serum! I will apply it everyday on my hair before wearing the hijab. I highly recommend hijab wearers to own one. I also do a home hair spa at least once a week.”

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Kérastase Aura Botanica Concentre Essentiel 

Food to maintain healthy hair
“I love leafy greens and that's actually good not just for my hair but as a whole. Besides that, fish oil vitamins to strengthen my hair.” 

Staying comfortable under the hijab
“First and foremost, always, always, always fully dry your hair! After that, I apply serum, paying extra attention on the roots. If you have long hair, make sure you it’s not tied too tight.”

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Botanist Botanical Treatment in apple & berry

The best hijab materials for the tropical weather
“My personal favourite would be Korean chiffon. It's very cooling and suitable for any occasions.”

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