Natural Japanese Haircare Secrets from Lapidem Tokyo & A Giveaway!

If you’ve been reading Tokyo Beauty Book and following my Instagram then you will know that I am a huge fan of Tokyo holistic beauty brand, Lapidem. While visiting a beauty trade fair in Tokyo earlier this year, I came across the incredibly stylish and natural beauty brand for the first time and was lucky enough to meet Lapidem’s creator, the inspiring and multi-talented Yukiko Kondo. After visiting the Lapidem Salon in Akasaka (read more about my visit here) I have fallen in love with the Lapidem products, and my latest discovery is the newly launched Lapidem hair care series. I am also so excited to announce that Lapidem have been kind enough to give me some samples of their hair care products to giveaway to Tokyo Beauty Book readers!! So, please read down to the end to the story to see how you can enter.

Prior to discovering the Lapidem brand, I had already been moving towards more natural hair care products, as my hair continued to become drier and more lifeless with the more mainstream products I was currently using. Basically, I was in a hair rut and desperately need some advice on how to turn it around.

In Tokyo, good hair is super important.

Along with clear, radiant skin, thick, lustrous shiny hair is the ultimate beauty goal for both Japanese women and men. Interestingly for most westerners, who are coached by their hairdressers not to wash their hair everyday, hair washing is a daily ritual for the majority of  Japanese women.

If you have ever visited Tokyo, I’m sure you will agree, that most Japanese women do have gorgeous, thick, glossy straight tresses that most of us thought only happened in hair commercials.

So what is their secret?

Let me fill you in on what I have learnt so far from the lovely hair care experts at Lapidem.

  1. Invest in quality hair care products. The three basics items: shampoo, treatment (conditioner) and a scalp treatment.
  2. Maintaining a clean, healthy scalp is critical from growing and maintaining strong, beautiful hair. Many Japanese women routinely visit the hair salon for a Hair Spa to deeply cleanse the scalp and boost scalp circulation with a vigorous (and oh so heavenly!) massage.

Lucky for me the Lapidem team gave me some samples of their new natural hair care series range, which is designed to contain everything you need to achieve beautiful, smooth, shiny hair. With the three steps it’s so easy to follow at home, and it doesn’t hurt that the beautiful, minimalist packaging looks amazing in your bathroom.


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Although the Lapidem products are formulated for aging, thinning and dry hair types, they are natural enough for the whole family to use (I have used the Amino Shampoo on my little ones). All of the Lapidem hair care products are formulated using 95% natural ingredients and are 8 free* , so you don’t have to worry about any hidden nasties (see the full ingredient listing for each of the 3 Lapidem hair care products at the bottom of the page).

After using the Lapidem hair care series my hair was shiny and soft, and I loved the moisture the damage treatment give to the ends of my long hair. Overtime, I hope to see results from the scalp treatment in terms of hair strength and hair regrowth, but after even a few applications my hair is already feeling more resilient, nourished and shiny.

Here is the low down on the three-step Lapidem hair care series. If you like what you see and would like the chance to try the Lapidem hair care products for yourself, Tokyo Beauty Book has partnered with Lapidem to giveaway 10 sets of their hair care samples for you to try!



Rich in natural amino acids and plant extracts, this gentle foaming shampoo deeply cleans the scalp and hair lengths of dirt and sebum, leaving hair perfectly clean without stripping natural oils or fading hair colour.

Scalp Amino Shampoo (500ml ¥2,800, Refill ¥2,300).

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After preparing the hair with the amino shampoo, you now have the perfect clean slate to treat your tresses with this uber-nourishing treatment conditioner. Like the Amino Shampoo, this product is formulated with 95% natural ingredients, to give moisture and nutrition to your scalp and hair. There are so many (actually 25) amazing ingredients in this treatment. Just to name a few, the formula includes camellia seed oil (which has long been used by Japanese to condition and treat their hair), macadamia oil, olive oil, shea butter and squalene. The best part is you can use this treatment 2 ways, either in the shower or out, as a leave-in conditioning treatment.

Damage Care Treatment (500ml ¥2,800, Refill ¥2,300).

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In addition to the treatment of the hair lengths, the Lapidem hair care range also has scalp treatment. The focus of the Lapidem Scalp Treatment is on hair aging, thinning and hair loss which naturally comes with age. By revitalising the scalp with a combination of massage to boost circulation and Lapidem treatment to promote healthy turn over of cells on the scalp, leads to healthy new hair growth and restores shine and elasticity to the hair lengths. Like the Lapidem Damage Treatment, the Scalp Aging Treatment can be used both in and out of the shower.


Scalp & Aging Treatment (500ml ¥3,200, Refill ¥2,800)

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Lapidem & Tokyo Beauty Book

Be Holistic Spring Giveaway

If you like what you see and would like the chance to try the Lapidem hair care products for yourself, Tokyo Beauty Book has partnered with Lapidem to giveaway 10 sets of their hair care samples for you to try! 

To enter simply:

1. Follow both Lapidem (@lapidem_tokyo) and Tokyo Beauty Book (@tokyobeautybook) on Instagram

2. Like any Tokyo Beauty Book Instagram post that feature Lapidem hair care products! 

Please note: This giveaway is only available to those living in Japan. 

Giveaway will close on the 31st May 2017 at 5pm JST. The 10 winners will be chosen using a random name generator. On the 1st June 2017 the winners names will be posted on Tokyo Beauty Book’s Instagram and they will also be notified via Instagram DM.

Good luck!


* 8 free- No silicone, paraben, paraffin, PEG free, synthetic coloring , laureth sulfuric acid and olefin sulfonic acid.


Where can you buy Lapidem Products?

Lapidem Salon, 6-16-4 Akasaka, Tokyo

Lapidem online store

Here is a list of salons also stock Lapidem

Lapidem Holistic Hair Series Ingredients Lists

*  Provided by Lapidem.


Lapidem Amino Acid Shampoo

Water, Cocoyl Glutamic Acid TEA, Glycerin, Cocamide DEA, Polyquaternium-10, Shoubunaekisu, Boschka Extract, Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Arnica Flower Extract, Olive Oil, Numa Kaemen Bone Extract, Radix Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolysed hyaluronic acid, glycyrrhizic acid 2K, ginseng extract, menthol, hydrolyzed keratin (wool), hamamelis leaf extract, horse chestnut leaf / stem extract, horse chestnut seed extract, horse millet, flower / leaf / stem extract, grape leaf extract, Oligopeptide – 24, BG, pentylene glycol, EDTA – 2 Na, NaCl chloride, Na benzoate, perfume, tocopherol, ethanol, phenoxyethanol.

Lapidem Damage Care Treatment

Water, myristyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, glycerin, ethylhexyl glycerin, shea butter, algana spinosa nucleus oil, olive fruit oil, hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed keratin (wool), caninabara fruit oil, hydrolyzed silk, Pomegranate fruit extract, pentylene glycol, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, spruce extract, squalane, jojoba seed oil, horse oil, camellia seed oil, macadamia seed oil, boneless bone fragment extract, horse chestnut leaf / stem extract, horticultural leaf flower / leaf / Stem extract, horse chestnut seed extract, oligopeptide 24, hamamelis leaf extract, arnica flower extract, grape leaf extract, Assembly extract, hydrolyzed collagen, glycyrrhizic acid 2K, Radix root extract, Wasabinoki seed oil, Baobab seed oil, Ascorbyl dipalmitate, BG, Shogyo extract, lactic acid, hexyl decanol, tocopherol, citric acid, glyceryl caprylate, Na lauraminopropionate, perfume, ethanol.



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