One of the perks of having an online fashion and beauty magazine is that you get invited to try out products and services. I’m actually very selective about the invitations I accept and only go for those services or products that I feel are of benefit or interest to all of you.
I know for a fact that many of you (including me) struggle to keep your hair in tip top condition. So when I was invited to try out a hair treatment at Phyto Hair Spa, I was keen to give it a try.
What is a hair spa?
A hair spa is a hair treatment that helps to either maintain or restore the healthy condition of your hair. In addition to your hair treatment you will also receive either a scalp, shoulder and / or neck massage as part of the session as well.
A treatment can also help with common hair problems such as hairloss & thinning hair, irritable scalp or hair issues caused by aging.
How does it work?
When you come in for your first visit you sit down with a hair consultant who examines your scalp. With a special scanner your scalp is enlarged 300 times to reveal the condition of both your hair and scalp. Below are some pictures taken before and after the treatment, with the ‘before’ pictures on the left. Not such a pretty sight, but I was told that it all looks completely normal!
Once the state of your hair and scalp is determined, your treatment plan is decided upon.
The feedback from Louella, my trichologist, was that my scalp is in a good condition and that the hair density is good for my age (phew). The only problem for my hair right now, though not a serious one, is that the ends of my hair are a little dry, probably due to chemical hair colorings.
I ended up receiving the Detox Scalp Therapy which involves the following steps:
1. Brushing of hair
This stimulates the scalp and opens the pores.
2. Detox mask
A mask is applied, using algae extract and lavender oil, unhealthy follicles are detoxified and hair cells are nourished.
3. Oxygen therapy
This step infuses the scalp with oxygen, opening the pores further to receive treatment. A cap is fitted on your head in which the oxygen is filtered.
4. Scalp massage
Needs no explaining and is used for more scalp stimulation.
5: Shampoo using customised treatment blend
Using fruit and olive leaf extracts, this shampoo purifies and rebalances the scalp.
6: Application of customised scalp serum
An appropriate serum is applied to complete the purifying and rebalancing process.
7. Shoulder massage (for spa option only)
For relaxation and extra pampering. Who doesn’t love a shoulder massage!
8. Blow dry
Finally your hair is professionally blow dried.
What was the result?
The whole process took about 2.5 hours and you will walk out of the salon relaxed and with hair in tip top condition and blow dried to perfection. It’s hard for me to judge what the long-term benefits of regular hair treatments would be, since I only received one. But it’s definitely worth it for the relaxation and hair pampering alone. The professional blow dry is a great finishing touch. So you may be able to justify the treatment as a more luxurious blow dry for yourself, whenever you have a special occasion to attend.
This particular salon was relaxed and professional, although I would have wished for different headphones (given to you to listen to music or watch videos during your treatment) as the ones provided would not stay in my ears.
For more information on treatments, prices and locations in Singapore, you can visit the Phyto Hair Spa website.
I would love to hear from you, if you have ever done a series of hair treatments. What were the results?
If you haven’t done any, would you consider one?