I am sure most of you have heard of this haircare brand, Ba Wang, which was launched few years ago.
it was a blast because Jackie Chan was the spokesman. But frankly speaking, though the commercial was eye-catching, it never tempted me into trying it. LOL
Ba Wang has become even more famous because of the recent rumor:
Samples of BaWang’s anti hair-loss formula shampoo and its Royal Wind brand endorsed by Chinese pop singer Faye Wong had 10 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane, a substance that may cause cancer, Next Magazine reported, citing test results by Hong Kong-based inspection and analysis company SGS.
BaWang said in an email that it reserves the right to take legal action against Next Magazine. The weekly declined to comment on any possible litigation. Editor-in-Chief Lee Chi-ho said by phone that a safe shampoo “must not contain any dioxane.”
The shampoo doesn’t cause any harm to humans as the amount of 1,4-dioxane it contains is very small, the magazine cited Chief Executive Wan Yuhua as saying. The substance is found in most shampoo brands, Wan told the magazine.
Just to share abit of my thoughts here. I never really enjoy reading Next Magazine. It's just an entertaining magazine from Hong Kong, and gives me the impression that it is always babbling about gossips, rumour, exaggerating news. I guess this is a norm in this kind of entertainment magazine, so I never really believe too much in the words printed. I was talking to my friends (one of them working in mediacorp) about the rumour started off by Next Magazine. And their responses were the same! "Orrhhh, Aiya.... as usual... ".
I guessed they have already sort of know what kind of words Next Magazine would say to be famous (or infamous).Currently, I am using a few haircare products from Ba Wang,
Singapore's HSA has did the relevant tests on the products from Ba Wang and has got no issue with any of the ingredients/formula in the products, so I don't see what's the worry about.
Even hair dye has got ingredient which causes cancer (since years ago), and yet we still have many consumers continue to colour their hair right~?
Anyway, back to this Ba Wang haircare range!
Somehow (probably due to the packaging), many of us have thought that Ba Wang haircare is meant for adults who in their 40s and above. But this is seriously not true! Infact, Ba Wang products cater to those with hair problems, irregardless of age and race. I'm one of those who has never thought of using Ba Wang Haircare, even when I bought one for my Dad sometime ago, I never laid my hands and head to try it!
As our stress levels in our society increases, more younger people are facing lotsa hair problems like , hair loss, hair thinning, etc than before, and Ba Wang haircare definitely are providing solutions and aids to these problems. Yes, the packaging does look like some TCM prescriptive's, but that's the kind of image which Ba Wang wants to show, we are talking about chinese herbal extracts, ginseng, ling zhi, which is why the packaging is never meant to have any fanciful colours for consumers.
 Tea-seed Itch Relief Shampoo which comes in two sizes, 400ml (SGD11.90) and 750ml (SGD17.90).
 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 400ml (SGD10.90), 1000ml (SGD20.90).
Not sure why but there are a few times when I feel my hair scalp slightly itchy by 6pm, probably it's because of the sweat during lunch time. It's really unglam to scratch my hair scalp in the public and after scratching, I notice some white flakes on my nails!! YUCKS!
I am hoping this shampoo will help to have a better cleansing on my hair scalp and lessen the itchiness.
One of the most important factors which we look for in a shampoo is the scent! The scent from these two shampoo may not be as pleasant as my favourite brand, Asience (Pink range), but it's also not as horrible as what I have expected, like those bitter TCM stuff. The shampoo smells like some light herbal stuff, not very choking for me.
Anyway, I tend to apply my own repair serum daily, and the serum comes with some light scent, which is able to hide the herbal scent if I don't like it. But so far, after hair wash, my hair feels good and I am not very particular about the herbal scent. Infact, the shampoo sorts of calm myself during shampoo-ing, must be the chamomile ingredient inside the shampoo.
I personally prefer to use less anti-dandruff shampoo because somehow, it makes my hair dry. But it's good to keep the hair scalp itch-free.
 Hair-Strengthening Shampoo, 400ml (SGD10.90) and 1000ml (SGD20.90).
Since a baby, my hair is very thin. Whenever a strand is dropped on the floor, it's not easy to pick it up, I have to use a pair of wet hands to swipe up that strand, that's who thin my hair is. Me being a vainpot, despite having thin hair, I still go for hair rebonding and hair perming at least once a year, all these harsh treatments cause damage to my hair and my poor thin hair not only becomes more thinner than before, but also easily broken, infact I have abit of split ends. Therefore, hair strengthening is what my hair needs as well.
I believe results from this Hair Strengthening shampoo from Ba Wang will not be so immediate, but I am still looking forward to it. This shampoo is highly recommended for those with fine and dull hair.
It has Shou Wu, an ingredient which (proven and well-known) helps to return hair to its original colour, black for Asians. Not only colour, Shou Wu helps to strengthen hair cuticles and gives repaired hair a silky black.
I am not so much interested in about having black hair, but am hoping Shou Wu will help to strengthen it.
As for my spilt ends, dry ends, I gota look into Repair and Nourishing Shampoo which is also available under Ba Wang haircare range.
 Repair and Nourishing Shampoo, 400ml (SGD10.90), 1000ml (SGD20.90)
I tried this just 1-2 nights ago, quite like it, my hair feels soft and smooth after washing. I recommend this shampoo to those with rebonded or coloured hair! You will need the repair and nourishing ingredients from this shampoo! The scent may not be pleasant to some of you, but you can hide with hair serum the next day before you leave the house, or some leave-on serum when the hair is dry/wet.
The reason why I recommend is because of the immediate softness and smoothness I notice.
My hair doesn't face with much entangling problem during combing, which really helps to less more hair being pulled or broke.
 Hair Darkening Shampoo Professional Pack (SGD22.90) which consists of a shampoo (200ml) and conditioner (80g)
This is probably useful to those who are facing greying/dull hair problems. It contains Black Sesame which is supposed to help hair the produce black pigments. But will need a relatively long period if time to really see good results in my own opnion. I have tried it and personally feel it is quite an average product in terms of resulting soft and smooth hair.
 Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo (200ml) and Conditioner (80g), (SGD24.90).
I ever bought this for my dad and he is still using the shampoo. He still faces hair fall issues, but as terrible as before. So I guess this haircare needs to be used for a period of time before results can be seen. In terms of scent, it has abit of herbs scent, something which is light and not overwhelming.
My top favourites are Tea-seed Itch Relief Shampoo & Hair-Strengthening Shampoo!
and oh by the way! For those who intend to buy Ba Wang haircare from some unfamiliar stores, especially in China, beware of imitation goods! To differentiate between the real anf fake goods, just have to ensure you see this tape below, on the packaging box.
Before i stop here, Ba Wang will be launching a new haircare range, called, Royal Wind (追峰）, and the spokewoman is Faye Wong! This is probably gonna be another hit in town soon!
Do check out at watsons!
Finally, for those who want to try out the haircare from Ba Wang at FREE-of-charge, you may grab two packs of the Shampoo Professional Pack at this link.
That's all to share.
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