I was very excited to be invited to Xpect studio for a hair treatment session as I’ve heard and seen many beautiful hairstyles done for my fellow beauty blogger friends by this particular hair salon. Xpect Studio is a reputable local hair and beauty salon that has highly skilled hairstylists with a minimum of 5 years of experience each :) I was attended by Yvonne, the salon manager of Xpect Studio Orchard International Building :)
As I’d several rounds of bleaching done to get my highlights in, Yvonne recommended Neoprocess AF for my hair treatment. This set consists of ingredients such as ceramide and amino acids to strengthen the cortex of each hair strand to revive weak and thin hair back to its original state of bouncy, shiny hair.
The entire treatment was done in about 1.5 hours, after which Yvonne stepped in to help trim an inch off my hair ends since they’re quite damaged. The scalp massage done during the hair wash segment was amazing and it went on for a solid 15 mins or so! I felt so relaxed and happy that I was in good hands during my entire time at Xpect Studio.
Photo with Yvonne, Salon Manager of Xpect Studio! LOOK AT MY HAIR! I’d only do a perm like this once my hair strands are able to take on chemical processing. It’d take a few months of hair treatments but hey, that beats having hay-dry hair right? :) The service at Xpect was warm and hospitable, with every staff having the health of your hair in mind first before your requests. I like this aspect of how they handle each customer’s hair because many salons will just push for their chemical services to drive daily sales. #pastexperience I even bought a Shiseido Powder Hair Spray recommended by Yvonne while I was there as it’s one of the best lightweight setting sprays I’ve ever used. Shiseido does make the best asian hair products IMHO :)
All in all, I spent the whole Thursday in a really jolly mood because a great hair day makes every girl smile, doesn’t it? :)
Head down to Xpect Studio now and enjoy their current promotions! really value-for-money! :)
I was invited to Loreal media event to find out more about their new range and new product – Everstrong Hair & Scalp System, as well as the highly raved Extraordinary Oil that now comes with an added UV filter protection factor. I’ve been a huge fan of the original Extraordinary Oil because it’s so versatile in use and is the ONLY hair leave-in oil that leaves my have feeling very lightweight, smooth and tangle free.
And yes, as you see above, I did some flower arrangement during the event session! ^^ haven’t lost touch of my flower arrangement skills :) I love having fresh flowers in my room, do you? :)
Let’s get started with the review, shall we??
EVERSTRONG THICKENING shampoo & conditioner
Clinically tested for stronger and thicker hair in 30 days, the new EverStrong Hair & Scalp SystemTM revives hair to the strength and volume it truly deserves with the complete regime from this thickening range.
L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo (250ml/59ml): $14.90/$3.90
L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner (250ml/59ml): $14.90/$3.90
L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Tonic (150ml): $29.90
Hair Expertise EverStrong Hair & Scalp SystemTM is 100% free of sulfates, harsh salts and parabens; 100% vegan; and enhanced only with natural botanicals. The winning formula, backed by years of research also comes infused with the natural aromatic properties of ingredients like Rosemary and Mint, to further invigorate the senses and energize your hair.
Rosemary: Commonly used in recipes for hair growth stimulation and is known to help hair grow faster and prevent baldness. It also helps soothe dry, sensitive scalp and prevents dandruff.
Mint: A well-known scalp and follicle stimulant, mint is also often used in aromatherapy to invigorate and revitalize the senses.
Scalp is cleared of excess sebum and residue from styling products, promoting a healthy foundation that encourages hair growth.
Directions for Use
The L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Hair & Scalp SystemTM comes complete with shampoo, conditioner and tonic treatment.
- Cleanse: Gently massage EverStrong Thickening Shampoo onto wet hair and scalp to clarify scalp. Rinse thoroughly.
- Condition: Gently massage EverStrong Thickening Conditioner onto wet hair and scalp. Leave on for 1-2 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
- Treat: Spray the EverStrong Thickening Tonic onto roots over the entire head and gently massage into scalp. Do not rinse.
Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection, $26.90 for 100ml
Enriched with UV Filter Protection, experience the difference in texture as the oil works the roots, promising extraordinary sleekness, luminous shine and a weightless touch. Be enthralled by glamour-ready hair that’s extraordinarily luscious and smooth as silk.
Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection is bottled with L’Oréal Paris’s winning concoction of six flower extracts – Flax, Tiare, Rose, Lotus, Chamomile and Matricaria, infused together with additional UV Filter Protection. The formula helps moisturise hair, breathe life into limp hair and protects hair colour against fading.
Prolonged UV exposure can break down our hair proteins, causing hair to look dull and weaken hair.
This takes place when moisture (which is ever present in the form of water vapour in the surrounding air) and sunlight, hair’s other great enemy, combines to accentuate the negative effects on hair. Melanin degradation is encouraged and sun linked decoloration intensifies. Keratin itself is altered, making the hair fragile and easily damaged. This process is also commonly referred to as hair oxidization.
Quick Fact: Hair takes up water even without bathing in the sea, showers or shampooing. In fact, it is permeable to water vapour which is always present in the surrounding air to a greater or lesser extent. This is what makes hair so much more difficult to manage in humid weather.
this is me right after blow drying my hair! week 3 of daily usage of the 3 step everstrong series together with the Extraordinary Oil +UV filter products as a pre-shampoo treatment and then leave-in treatment after blow drying. YAY I HAVE FLUFFY, SOFT HAIR! I noticed so much lesser hair fallout too. Am so in love with this range!
Some tips on how to use the EO product:
- Before Coloring Your Hair
Use Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection to prepare your hair for color treatment. Apply a few drops of Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection to your hair the night before. Hair will be deeply nourished and well-prepped for color treatment so hair will not be left dry and brittle.
- Before Blow Drying
The moisturising benefits of Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection, protects hair from the aggressions of heated styling tools. To apply, use a comb that will allow the oil to glide and gently penetrate the hair fiber.
- Mix It With Your Hair Mask
A minimum of once a week, bring out the natural beauty of your hair with Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection. Mix Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection with your hair mask. Wrap your hair in a warm, moist towel so the products can penetrate deeply. Rinse in cold water after five minutes.
- As a Finishing Touch
Apply a few drops of Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection as a finishing touch or touch-up during the day to keep your hair looking neat, fresh and constantly nourished.
Overall, I have absolutely nothing negative to comment about all the products mentioned in this post. These are actually even better than the expensive haircare products that I’ve personally invested in. I have good hair days almost everyday and I’m definitely gonna continue using this range! I’m on my second set now, that’s how much I like these products!
I saw results after the first week and a great decrease in hair fallout after the second week. I highly recommend this range for those who have oily scalp, minor hair loss problems and hair breakage problems.
Many drugstores have the mini sized versions or even samples of these products, so do give them a try! Price wise, they’re rather affordable too :)
If you’ve got brightly coloured hair, the Pink range (I forgot the name of it) in this Loreal Sulphate Free range will keep your hair colour locked in for quite a while :) I speak from experience since I had bright red hair for 5 months :)
Cheers to beautiful hair!