Why does travel wreak havoc on our hair and what can we do to save it?
When you’re on holiday, the last thing you’ll want is to have bad hair days. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can affect the condition of your hair – frequent exposure to sunlight, high humidity levels, and even the water supply. The sun, in particular, is very damaging. Too much sunlight can cause your hair to become dry and brittle, and also bleaches your hair, causing it to be more prone to breakage. This is especially pertinent if you’ve coloured your hair previously, as the damage will be cumulative.
Frequent traveller Cheryl Ngeow can attest to that. The 29-year-old business development manager travels often for work and leisure, and had noticed the damage to her hair. She says, “My coloured hair was starting to look really dry and lifeless. No matter how much conditioner or hair treatment products I used, nothing seemed to worked.” The problem was exacerbated after a beach holiday to Boracay, where her hair was exposed to the sun, sand, and sea for a week. Thankfully, when she returned to Singapore, she had an appointment with Chez Vous for their latest treatment – the Hair Botox + Fillers Programme.
Specially created for hair that is dry, rough, and dull-looking, the Hair Botox + Fillers Programme is a deeply conditioning, smoothing, and reparative semi-permanent in-salon treatment programme that includes home-care products to leave your hair healthy and lustrous for up to 90 days. Much like aesthetic fillers, this hair therapy works to fill up the “holes” in your hair cuticles with hair supplements such as micronised amino lipids, natural jojoba and avocado oils, as well as keratin concentrates to strengthen and reduce breakage. On top of that, your locks will also be treated to a deeply hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide-rich Injection Masque before a high-performance finishing serum (containing Hydrolysed Silk) is used to seal in the effect of the treatment.
Cheryl says, “As you can see from the pictures below, my hair was really frizzy and unmanageable before the treatment. However, immediately after the treatment, the difference to my hair texture was visibly apparent.”
She adds, “The entire treatment took two hours but because I was enjoying myself so much, it felt like only 15 minutes! What impressed me most about the treatment is how they’re so committed to ensuring my hair maintains its post-treatment condition. Apart from prescribing home-care products, they also offered easy-to-implement tips on how to keep my hair in tiptop shape. I’m very impressed and will definitely return for follow-up treatments.”
Prices start from $599 for a 60-day Hair Botox + Fillers programme. Programme includes one Hair Botox + Fillers Therapy; one specially-prescribed home haircare set that will last for 60 days (includes shampoo, intense daily treatment, and leave-in treatment); one Chez Vous Trilogy Express Revitalizing Supreme in-salon hair treatment; and one Chez Vous Trilogy Bespoke Booster Set.