One of the many things we love about Chez Vous Hair Salon is their Expertligent Fix You program. To revive faith in the hairdressing industry, Chez Vous embarked on this program to offer hair repair for selected people whose hair has been unsatisfactorily managed (bad perm, rebonding, colour, haircut) by any other local salons at zero charges.
(This service will reopen in February 2017 due to the CNY peak period.)
Faced with the challenge of fixing even the most damaged of hair, stylists at Chez Vous Hair Salon continuously innovate and create customized treatments for EVERY hair type. Thus, the Hair Botox + Fillers is born!
Made from the very best active ingredients, Hair Botox can tame even the most unmanageable hair without rebonding or permanently changing your hair texture! We sent curly-haired Agent C to stress-test the Hair Botox + Fillers and the results left us truly wowed!
Read on to see what this new treatment entails
Hello, I'm Agent C!
If you're an avid reader of Beauty Undercover, by now you would have probably guessed that I have a soft spot for hair treatments. A quick look at just how crazy my hair can look like and you'll understand why ..
Before Resculpting Supreme at Chez Vous Hair Salon - February 2016
After Resculpting Supreme at Chez Vous Hair Salon - February 2016
The Resculpting Supreme did wonders for my hair, and though the effects of the service wore off about 5 months later, it is undeniable that it had somewhat improved the condition of my frizzy hair. Nevertheless, the images below are evidence that my locks could once again benefit from another hair treatment. Hence, my interest piqued when I heard about Hair Botox + Fillers during my usual haircut appointment at Chez Vous Hair Salon.
Hair Botox + Fillers is a revolutionary new hair therapy by Chez Vous Hair Salon, that fixes hair damages with active ingredients and reparative hair supplements. Just like how botox and fillers even out wrinkles and plump up your face! It's a semi-permanent solution that can last 2 to 5 months, depending on how well the hair is taken care of.
The idea of botox for the hair did sound promising and since I was pleased with the result of the Resculpting Supreme, I was keen to try out the new service when it officially launches (it was not yet available at time of my haircut). However, fast forward to a month later, Agent G contacted me and asked if I would like to stress-test Hair Botox + Fillers. Naturally, it didn't take much convincing for me jump at the opportunity!
Chez Vous was brimming with customers even on a weekday, and despite all that hustle and bustle, their customer service still remained faultless. Without much delay, I was introduced to my stylist, Associate Salon Director, Readen. He checked my hair and briefly explained the steps of the Hair Botox + Fillers to me. First up was a hair wash with a purifying shampoo, then dried to prep the hair for the treatment.
As you can see, my hair has a lot of natural frizz and a simple blow dry with just running your fingers through won't cut it when trying to acheive an effortless smooth look.
Hair Botox + FIllers treatment truly begins with this step - the application of hard keratin to each section of the hair. The unique property of this hard keratin is that the size of the hard keratin has been miniaturized for it to penetrate deeper into the hair, allowing it to fill up the hair to repair damage and resist humidity. Together with the hard keratin, a secret blend of actives, comprising of thermal activated smooth-control concentrate and pro-satin silk protein, are also included to combat frizz and tame unruly hair!
To ensure that the thermal activated smooth control concentrate goes into every part of my hair, hot air is applied for about 15 mintues before moving on to the next step.
The next step involves pampering the hair with a hair booster to saturate the hair with all the necessary moisturizing and repairing supplements. The proprietary blend of hair boosters including amino-oil complex oils, jojoba oils, and avocado oils have been miniaturized for better penetration. These oils provide the hair with a hydrophobic coating to lock in the benefits, smoothen hair and repel humidity for long-lasting frizz-control.
After application, the hair is then blow dried straight with a round brush to allow for heat activation.
Heat is applied again, this time using a flat iron to activate the smooth-control concentrate and to seal in the goodness for manageability, smoothness and radiance that last.
It's not even the final step of the treatment and my hair is already showing a vast difference! For one, my hair colour is looking a lot brighter and my locks are definitely frizz-free! Though it looks a little flat now, Readen assures me that the flatness will go away after a hair wash.
Before washing my hair, Readen applied a final blend of hyaluronic acid and ceramide-rich injection masque to hydrate the hair and seal the goodness in. Yes, hyaluronic acid! That's the magic ingredient touted by top Japanese and Korean skincare brands for facial hydration and antioxidant defense against sun exposure. Just in case you didn't know, 1 gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water and Chez Vous has somehow found a way to incorporate hyaluronic acid into hair with this final blend!
After leaving the blend on my hair for about 10 minutes or so, my hair is washed. The treatment concludes with a high-performance finishing serum used to seal and enhance the effects of the Hair Botox + FIllers. It also provides the hair with maximum heat protection.
The brilliance of the Hair Botox + Fillers treatment is that it assures you a frizz-free look without having to spend a dreaded amount of time blow-drying your tresses. Sounds a little too good to be true? We'll see...
Lo and behold! This is the final look after the stylist hair blow dried the hair straight with just his fingers! Yes, you heard that right, no round brush was used to achieve this straight, smooth and frizz-free look!
Though the treatment results in a straight look, Hair Botox + FIllers is not a rebonding service as it does not contain any hair relaxers or softening agent that changes the internal structure of your hair. As no disulfide bonds are broken in the process, you can still colour your hair or use heating tools after the service!
(For optimal results, it's better to colour your hair BEFORE the Hair Botox + Fillers session since it's not a permanent hair service that alters your hair texture but a pure treatment. Any chemical service that opens the hair cuticles will dislodge the treatment ingredients sealed in, shortening the lifespan of the treatment.)
A before and after side by side comparison goes to show one thing - this unique Hair Botox + Fillers treatment delivers on its promise of shiny, smooth and frizz-free locks! Whether in terms of texture or colour, my hair is transformed. While blowdrying is still necessary, blowdrying time is cut by half as my hair is no longer as porous and no special technique is required during blowdry, just drying it downwards with my fingers!
As this is a semi-permanent treatment, it can last from 2 months to 5 months, depending on how you care for it, which means:
To ensure the longevity of the treatment (up to 5 months), we hear that the Trilogy Bespoke Boosters (BB) is a must-have! This is the home-care equivalent of salon treatments for those of you who don't have time to go back to Chez Vous for a treatment.
Made from top quality miniaturized salon-grade ingredients, these boosters help to work on inner care to repair hair bonds for elasticity and resilience, rebuild core with hair identical amino acids for strength and texture and rejuvenate inner moisture binding function of hair for softnesss and shine. Each booster application is equvialent to 5 ordinary hair mask usage! Customizable to your hair condition, one BB set comprises of 3x50ML boosters and is to be used in 2-3 sessions within 10 days.
The biggest but expected downside for this power-packed hair service is the price. It starts from $375 for ladies with short hair, $405 for ladies with medium length, $455 for mid-long hair and $505 for long hair (aftercare not included).
However, Chez Vous has devised a special programme that offers the best of the treatment including:
The Express Revitalizing Supreme is most effective within 1 month of Hair Botox + Fillers treatment to slow down the leaking of the hair ingredients applied in the process itself. The entire programme is priced is at $599 for medium length, $699 for mid-long and $799 for long hair length (2 booster sets given for long hair).
We would highly recommend you to top up for the programme for maximum efficacy if you are thinking of trying the Hair Botox + FIllers.
The Hair Botox + Fillers is the most extravagant hair service I've ever tried and I must admit, the most effective one too. Achieving soft, healthy and manageable tresses has never been this easy and I have received quite a few compliements as well! Although Hair Botox + Fillers is expensive, I most definitely wouldn't mind splurging on quality treatment for #BETTERHAIRDAYS. :)
PS: I'm really hoping this treatment will last, so stay tuned while I update on the longevity of the treatment in the upcoming months!
A month later and my hair is still as smooth and frizz-free as the day of the treatment! I absolutely love that a simple blowdry can achieve this look and it doesn't look unnaturally straight as it would if I were to rebond my hair. Though the shiny effect of the treatment may have diminished a wee bit, I can't deny my hair colour has never looked more vibrant.