Those who've tried Keratin Treatment know that Keratin is a godsend for those of us with frizzy hair; it is after all one of the few treatments that can keep your hair frizz-free for more than 6 weeks without straightening your hair permanently.
What many people may not realize is that Keratin Treatments are actually not compatible with rebonding, perming or even colour. Go for a colour before the keratin treatment and you'll find the hair colour fading really quickly after the Keratin. Rebond or perm your hair after Keratin and you may run the risk of the curls not forming or even the hair being fried. This makes many stylists wary about recommending Keratin Treatments.
Are there alternatives to Keratin Treatments that can remove frizz without affecting future or prior hair services?
While attending a Beauty Expo a few years ago, the founders of Chez Vous Hair Salon came across this revolutionary new ingredient: sugar or rather its derivatives Hydroxypropyl Gluconamide and Hydroxypropyl Ammonium Gluconate. Effective across a wide pH range, these two hard-to-pronounce ingredients penetrate deep into hair fibers to strengthen and restore damaged hair in a way similar to Keratin - without affecting future or prior hair services! This means zero fading even after you go for Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination immediately after your colour. Best of all, it allows those with curly hair to retain their natural curls by 50% to 70%. Read on to find out more about the new state-of-the-art Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination at Chez Vous Hair Salon.
While Keratin Treatment typically wraps a layer of Keratin around the hair to make it look glossy and healthy, the Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination works within and uses amino acid and collagen to lock in moisture and create a hydrophobic protective layer on the hair.
If you don't already know, your hair is actually made up of amino acids. Applying the right sized amino acids to your hair can help replenish lost amino acids, boosting the smoothness, silkiness of hair that also helps to fight humidity, and improves elasticity. The Sugar Hair Lamination does so by adding oils from Camu Camu and Bixa Orellana that have been proven to penetrate deeper within the hair. As a bonus, they even include collagen and antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid via a hair masque to add shine and help the hair fight future hair damage from UV rays.
What differentiates the Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination from other Keratin Treatments is this: its ability to reduce only 50% of the curls (temporarily) as opposed to straightening the hair permanently. It is undeniable that curls result in the perception of frizz, particularly from those of us with fine hair. Under Singapore's humid weather, these fine-haired curls tend to result in uncontrollable frizz that poof up.
What Sugar Hair Lamination does is to add some sort of a weight to your hair with its organic, hydrophobic layer so that your curls are loosened temporarily. This is only temporary as it does NOT contain relaxers that significantly alters your curl pattern.
Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination by Chez Vous @ Ngee Ann City Takashimaya
How many of us have gone for hair treatments only to find that it lasts only a few washes?
Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination stands out in this aspect as the results lasts up to a revolutionary 6 weeks! Hair becomes more manageable, healthier, and more manageable, with impressive effects.
To check if it's just marketing talk, we sent Agent S to try the Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination and these are her results!
Above: Before, Below: 6 Weeks after Treatment
Want to know what the treatment process is like? Read on below.
If you don't yet know, I have curly hair that looks like this.
Look at me fight with my frizz every day and you can probably guess why I spend more than an hour straightening my hair before I go out each time
To be honest, seeing this mess in the mirror sometimes make me not want to go out at all.
Hoping to reduce the frizz, I tried rebonding a few years ago. I loved it immediately after rebonding - I didn't have to do anything and my hair would be straight and most importantly frizz-free and easily manageable.
But months after, my hair starting growing out curly and I just didn't like how there is a kink in the regrowth.
It's been years since my last rebonding and my hair now looks like this:
If only... there could be a treatment that make my hair not so frizzy but doesn't take the curls away completely.
With Hari Raya coming, I asked Agent G if she knew of any treatment that could make my hair look good ahead of Eid Celebrations and the first salon she asked me to check out? Chez Vous Hair Salon.
Chez Vous Hair Salon had just introduced a new hair treatment that could reduce frizz without taking away my curls permanently! It's expensive for sure but given that we weren't able to celebrate Hari Raya properly for 2 years, I think it's time to splurge.
It was my first time at Chez Vous Hair Salon. While it is clearly not Chez Vous HideAway, the salon decor is futuristic and bustling with customers.
I went at 11am in the morning but the salon is already pretty full.
I was escorted to one of the private pods and soon after, my stylist Readen came by.
The friendly Readen introduced himself and proceeded to examine my hair as I shared my hair issues.
I had bleached and coloured at another salon but my hair has become so dry that I could barely run my hands through.
Readen explained that my hair is actually perfect for Advanced Hair Lamination; it will remove frizz, moisturize my hair and loosen the curls temporarily. My curls will come back as I wash off the treatment week by week!
I haven't had such a long lasting treatment that can do that before.
Can't wait to see how that works!
I thought that Readen will lead me straight to the hair wash but who knew that the first step was...
Yep, a luxurious head massage.
If they're hoping to impress me, well, they're succeeding. To give customers more of a spa vibe, Chez Vous Hair Salon does an opening massage for all customers (as long as they are not rushing for time).
I'm in love not just with the massage but also the faint bergamot fragrance of the massage oil.
I managed to get the brand from Readen: the Oribe Cote d'Azur Luminous Hair & Body Oil.
I wanted to buy that but had second thoughts after checking the price in online retailers: $184... and Chez Vous is using it to massage my head??!
OK, no words.
Let me just enjoy this.
As if the massage was not enough, I was escorted to the washbasin for a long and thorough swedish head massage and wash. Readen shared later that the shampoo used here is once again from Oribe. The Oribe Scalp Shampoo is special because it contains ingredients that soothes the scalp while gently cleansing the hair.
Not going to check the price this time. HAHA.
Back at the seat, Readen got 3 solutions ready.
The Sugar Actives along with Bixa Orellana Seed and Camu Camu Fruit extracts are the main highlight here. They enter the hair cortex and repairs the bonds within. To make sure that it works even better, 3 drops of Oribe 2% Vitamin C complex booster were also added to amplify the results; the antioxidant Vitamin C protects my hair from environmental stressors and retain shine.
The Camu Camu fruit extract and Bixa Orellana seed extract aren't just anti-bacterial, they are also natural Amino Acids that reduces hair’s porosity and combat against humidity-caused frizz.
Once ready, this mixtures was applied onto my hair.
First with a brush, then once again combing it through for max penetration.
The application process takes about 15-20 minutes as Readen had to painstakingly untangle my hair to ensure maximum penetration.
That's not all. Once everything was applied, Readen and an assistant proceeded to blow my hair dry.
With so many hands on me, I felt like a superstar!
Immediately afterwards, I could see my frizz already reduced.
That's not the end of the treatment though.
To fully activate the Sugar Actives, Readen explains that heat has to be applied, something he will do evenly with a straightener.
This is responsible for the reduction in curls but he reassures me that it will only be temporary.
That's not all.
To make sure that my hair gets the maximum goodness from this treatment, the Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination also includes the addition of 2 other Power Boosters: Damage Repair and the Hydration & Anti-Pollution Booster.
They then mixed 3 drops of Oribe 2% Hyaluronic Acid complex booster and 3 drops of Oribe 2% Linoleic Acid booster into a Collagen masque and applied it onto my hair.
This would improve my hair structure, repair damage, and improve shine!
After the last wash, the assistant gave me yet another quick closing massage with the Oribe oil and blew my hair dry.
Are you ready for my transformation?
My hair used to look like this before I went down but here's how it looked like on the day of the treatment:
Y'all know what tangled hair is?
'Cause I don't!
Totally love how my hair looks now!
It's soft, its healthy and it's frizz-free!
My turn to do a Shampoo Ad!
I love how it looks like now but how long will this last? You know, a lot of places promise the sky but just doesn't deliver when it comes to the crunch. To make sure that I was getting my money's worth, I took photos every few days to document the effectiveness of the treatment.
After two weeks, I started seeing changes - which in my 'expert' opinion, was pretty long! Though I'm starting to see some curls at the end, it wasn't that bad. My hair was generally still smooth and not as frizzy as before the treatment.
By the way, I wash my hair almost every day these two weeks.
Even at Week 4, my hair is not as poofy as it was before I got the treatment. The result of the treatment can still be seen.
Thank you Chez Vous Hair Salon for the easily manageable hair for Eid. So glad I don't have to take an hour just to make my hair look manageable!
Are you having any discounts soon? Let me know so I could sign myself up for the next few months.
Will you give Sugar Hair Lamination a go?
Chez Vous Hair Salon is offering 15% off Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination for First Time Customers. If you're interested to find out more, contact them via email at email@example.com or call them at 62193558.