Is your hair looking frizzy and dull, weeks after your last hair colour? Well, it may just be time for you to head back to the salon for a repairing hair treatment. There are however a number of hair treatments out there, how do you choose which one?
We dig into our reviews to see which hair treatment Beauty Undercover Agent reviewers prefer and there seems to be a clear winner: Tokio Inkarami.
Based on the reviews, we come up with the Top 10 reasons why they love the hair treatment.
When the stylists say that Tokio Inkarami can help every hair type, they certainly weren't joking.
A number of hair "miracles' have happened where customers with extremely dry and damaged hair reported seeing a huge improvement in their hair condition after the treatment.
This customer from The Beauty Emporium by The Urban Aesthetics is a good example.
Her hair used to look like this:
After the Tokio Inkarami Treatment, her hair condition has improved significantly.
She's not the only one though. Jloo also managed to get her C curl perm on her damaged hair after doing a Tokio Inkarami treatment.
Tokio Inkarami doesn't straighten your hair, so you shouldn't expect that. However, if you're just thinking of what to do to reduce your frizz in between rebonding, Tokio Inkarami can be a good option.
A stylist at AUBE Japanese Hair Salon recommended Pei Pei to try Tokio Inkarami treatment and according to her, it was really good to improve her untamed and frizzy hair.
Agent CXU went a step further in saying that the Tokio Inkarami Treatment reduces her frizz so much that it gave her a similar effect as rebonding.
As mentioned, it doesn't straighten hair but Tokio Inkarami treatment does help to repair hair and reduce frizz. That's why it is a treatment often recommended by top stylists. Rebonding too many times would damage hair quite a bit. Switching it up with Tokio Inkarami treatments helps to let your hair rest, while ensuring that it remains frizz-free.
Are curls from your last perm looking less bouncy and shiny?
One trick to revive your curls without going for a re-perm is to give it a good hair treatment. This helps to replenish the necessary nutrients within the hair so that the curls can look more defined and get back its bounce afterwards.
Tokio Inkarami is one such treatment that Agent G went for to lengthen the time between perms.
The above is before the treatment and below is after.
While styling definitely helped, . Even back at home, the hair looks like this afterwards.
Definitely a lot curlier and bouncy after the treatment!
If you don't believe what Agent G says, Agent jiwon1230 had a similar experience at LeeKaJa Korean Hair Salon.
According to her, the treatment brought life back to her curls and gave her hair a healthier, shinier sheen.
It is ideal NOT to perm your hair if your hair is dry and damaged from multiple perms or hair colours. Curls are more bouncy if a perm is done on healthy hair because the hair can take on the shape more easily and evenly due to the existence of a strong hair cortex. As hair become more damaged over time and the hair cortex become emptier, it is difficult for the hair to maintain a specific shape, leading to limp and undefined curls.
That is why a good pre-treatment is essential if you want to perm your currently dry and damaged hair. Tokio Inkarami is a top choice among stylists because of its ability to repair and replenish hair ingredients from within. It plumps up the hair and can restore hair up to 140% of its original condition, allowing for better results during perms.
Agent Giam, for example, felt that the hair texture didn't change even after the C Curl perm thanks to Tokio Inkarami.
One of the major reasons why some of us go for hair treatments is to make our dry and coarse hair look soft and shiny afterwards.
Reviews from Agent saby and Agent JT seems to show that the treatment does just that.
Many treatments out there achieves temporary soft and silkiness with high levels of silicon. This treatment however minimizes use of that and instead contains lots of amino acids and fullerene to repair the hair to improve health from within so that the hair retains its smoothness and shine for a longer period of time.
Those of you who've tried going for treatments know how short-lived most treatments are. It is pretty frustrating to spend more than $100 on a treatment that lasts only for a few washes. As hinted earlier, this is because most contain high levels of silicon that makes the hair smooth immediately after the treatment. However, the effect lasts only till the silicon falls off... which is just a few washes.
Tokio Inkarami stands head above the rest in that aspect as it not only replenishes the amino acids within the hair, it contains fullerene, a powerful antioxidant that is effective in protecting the hair against UVB damage and other heat damage. They also strengthen the core of the hair by binding macromolecular keratin protein to your hair cortex via their patented aggregation bonding process. This guards protein loss firmly by replenishing the hair’s lipid and warping the hair’s surface layer. As the hair cortex is pumped up with lipids and proteins, your newly coloured, rebonded or permed hair can sustain its colour or shape for a longer period of time, leaving your hair up to 140% stronger, compared to 105% for other treatments.
In fact, the treatment lasts even longer if you use the same Tokio IE Shampoo and Treatment formulated to replenish the same ingredients over time. Agent G experienced up to 6-8 weeks of smooth and silky hair when she uses the Tokio IE Shampoo and Treatment after the Tokio Inkarami treatment.
However, one customer from AUBE Japanese Hair Salon still experienced very good results even when she didn't get the home care set!
This just shows us how good the treatment is!
Bleach is known as the ultimate hair killer as it is one of the most damaging hair process ever. There are popular products like Olaplex and Cureplex that can be added to the bleach solution to reduce the damage. However, many of us still experience coarse, dry and frizzy hair afterwards.
Did you know that doing Tokio Inkarami immediately after the bleaching and colouring process can keep your hair looking soft + extend your hair colour?
This customer at Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central bleached their hair but still came out with soft hair.
The reason why this is so is because bleach removes a lot of the proteins and amino acids while also removing your natural hair colour pigments. Hair colour tends to fade really fast if the cortex is empty because it cannot "hold on" to the hair colour. Keeping the hair plumped up with Tokio Inkarami can actually help you extend your hair colour while keeping your hair soft afterwards!
Treatments are good at repairing your hair and all but ladies with fine hair know one major con of hair treatments: weight!
Strong treatments tend to contain a lot of chemicals and heavy silicon that weigh your hair done. Maybe because Tokio Inkarami focuses on plumping up the hair cortex instead of coating the outer layer, it contains a lot less silicon, making the treatment almost weightless.
Customers comment on how light their hair feels even after the treatment, a major reason why it is so popular among ladies for all hair types!
Most treatments have improved by now and rid that rich, chemical scent. It's even better if the treatment smells good, right?
We love the lemongrass scent on the Tokio Inkarami treatment, particularly when the stylist is massaging it into your hair.
From this review, it seems like we're not the only one!
With its superior treatment effects, one would expect Tokio Inkarami to be priced quite high.
And... you would be right. Unfortunately, the pricing for Tokio Inkarami is indeed near the top-of-the-range treatments available in the salon.
You can however see a huge range of prices depending on salon as expensive salons can charge up to $300+ for the treatment whereas you can find it at $150+ before discount at more affordable salons. Service and location does differ although the treatment process should still be approximately the same!
Wondering where to try Tokio Inkarami?
So far, the treatment is not available at any papa and mama salon but selected mid-range to top-range salons with skillful and knowledgeable stylists. Some of these salons include:
If you get a Tokio Inkarami treatment, don't forget to share your thoughts on Bu.sg!