60 minutes and nine steps – that’s all it takes for major hair repair with Chez Vous’ new Advanced Lamination.
Sugar may seem like an innocuous ingredient, but the everyday staple reaps numerous beauty benefits, and has been used in age-old rituals including in body scrubs and hair removal. At Chez Vous, sugar is used for hair lamination, a process that involves coating your hair with nutrients, and sealing them into your hair cuticles using heat. Where it differs from a keratin treatment is that you’re able to perm and rebond your hair three weeks after the treatment; it can also be done immediately after hair colouring as it will not cause the hair dye to fade.
Here, sugar is found in two potent actives of Hydroxypropyl Gluconamide and Hydroxypropyl Ammonium Gluconate. The two penetrate deeply into hair’s layers, working to triple hair’s strength and preventing damage in the long run. With the salon’s new elevated iteration, the duo are joined by a host of other potent actives to boost and lengthen the result of your treatment.
While pampering is not the core focus of the lamination, it’s what you’ll receive repeatedly. It begins with an invigorating massage using Oribe’s Cote d’Azur Luminous Hair & Body Oil to stimulate your hair follicles. Pop in at lunch time and you’ll immediately feels a weight taken off your shoulders. A rinse using the soothing Oribe Serene Scalp Shampoo, with sugar maple extracts to protect against free radical damage, follows.
At this stage, the treatment officially starts. A formula, concocted from Oribe’s 2 percent Vitamin C complex booster and Camu Camu fruit extract and Bixa Orellana seed extract is applied to hair. The former is a rich antioxidant that enhancers hair’s natural shine, while the latter is natural amino acids that improve hair’s ability to retain moisture, and reduce frizz. To seal in all that goodness, hair is blow dried and then flat-ironed.
For further hydration and to create a protective layer on hair, a formula made up of Oribe’s 2 percent Hyaluronic Acid complex booster and Amino Oil concentrate is applied. This is followed by a collagen mask, infused with a Linoleic Acid booster to repair hair damage and structure.
Hair is then rinsed, and conditioned with ceramides to soften and infuse shine, and the same opening massage is repeated before your locks are blow dried and styled.
Despite numerous steps and countless products involved, 60 minutes will fly by. I walked in with lacklustre, dull-looking hair and walked out with a lighter head and glossy, sleek locks that glistened under sunlight. The treatment is said to last six weeks with proper upkeep. This entails regular maintenance with the Oribe Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner, which are exclusive at Chez Vous’s main salon. You’re also advised to avoid heat tools, so hair can retain its moisture. It has been more than six weeks for me, and my hair is still shiny, bouncy and the envy of all my friends.
Chez Vous (Main Salon) is located at #05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium(Takashimaya), Singapore 238872. Call 6732 9388 to book an appointment, or head here for more information.
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