Haircare

REVIEW: Hair Treatment Experience at Hair Xpect Studio!


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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.

 

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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.

 

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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! :)

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Xoxo,

Yvette

 

L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise EverStrong Hair & Scalp System + Extraordinary Oil with UV Filter Reviews


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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??

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EVERSTRONG THICKENING shampoo & conditioner

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.

Everstrong Shampoo

Everstrong Shampoo

L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo (250ml/59ml): $14.90/$3.90

Everstrong Conditioner

Everstrong Conditioner

L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner (250ml/59ml): $14.90/$3.90

EVERSTRONG THICKENING tonic

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.

  1. Cleanse: Gently massage EverStrong Thickening Shampoo onto wet hair and scalp to clarify scalp. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Condition: Gently massage EverStrong Thickening Conditioner onto wet hair and scalp. Leave on for 1-2 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Treat: Spray the EverStrong Thickening Tonic onto roots over the entire head and gently massage into scalp. Do not rinse.
Extraordinary Oil +UV Protection

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!

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!

xoxo,

Yvette

Keranove Wild Mango Hair Care Range & Oleo Hair Colour


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About Kéranove

As a brand that was sold in pharmacies and hair salons since 1966, Keranove excels as being the second most known brand in the French hair color market. Being the first brand to use the expertise of laboratories within the FMCG distribution, it quickly become a recognized and established hair expert which stands for quality guarantee for consumers.

Keranove is available exclusively at Watsons stores.

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Keranove Laboratories range of hair care, shampoo and colour specializes in and focuses on in-depth care for the scalp and hair by combining expertise and naturality.

The unique formulas containing the patented Dermo-KératylTM are high in performance and has scientifically proven results.

The “dermo-keratyl” complex (rich in trace elements) revitalises each and every type of scalp and hair. Each segment of its range has a natural active ingredient with plant extracts
which have formulas tested under dermatological control and is paraben free. Demo-KératylTM is present in the entire range of products and helps to stimulate and revitalize the scalp and hair.

  1. Natural Active Ingredients with Plant Extracts
  2. Scientifically proven efficacy
  3. Paraben Free
Conditioner Facilitate detangling and nourishes dry and sensitive hair 200ml, $19.90

Conditioner
Facilitate detangling and nourishes dry and sensitive hair 200ml, $19.90

Shampoo Helps to repair damaged hair through frequent use 250ml, $19.90

Shampoo
Helps to repair damaged hair through frequent use 250ml, $19.90

It’s been almost a week since I’ve first started using the shampoo and conditioner from this range and I have to say that I’m definitely repurchasing from this brand again! My bleached hair ends feel so soft and didn’t even tangle after blow-drying! I have since stopped using hair serum since these two products get the jobs done easily for a good hair day everyday! :) Thumbs up!

Mask Intense hydration which leaves the hair soft and supple 250ml, $29.90

Mask
Intense hydration which leaves the hair soft and supple 250ml, $29.90

I’m interested to try this out soon once I’m done with the conditioner. I heard that it smells like mango pudding!

Treatment Provide dual action of repair and fiber protection to nourish and smoothen hair 5 x 10ml, $29.90

Treatment
Provide dual action of repair and fiber protection to nourish and smoothen hair
5 x 10ml, $29.90

I tried this during the keranove bloggers’ event. The ampoules come in a resealable packaging that allows you to cap it up after each use. So it isn’t 1 ampoule per use, more likely 3 uses per ampoule. It’s to be applied on both the scalp and the hair and doesn’t leave any oily residue or unwanted fragrance. It’s reasonably priced so I won’t be surprised if this gets snapped up fast during the sale at Watsons during this festive season :)

**Active Wild Mango Concentrate: Rich in protein and lipids, it hydrates and repair effectively

Oleo Hair Color DIY Permanent Color Treatment Ammonia-free, paraben-free and odour-free natural long lasting hair colour $24.90 (each)

Oleo Hair Color
DIY Permanent Color Treatment
Ammonia-free, paraben-free and odour-free natural long lasting hair colour $24.90 (each)

I’m quite happy with my red hair now and so I thought that I’d give this hair colour a try some time next week. It looks really promising from the box, doesn’t it? The model who got her hair colour done on that day itself had such beautify soft hair after using this, so I’m having quite high hopes that this will colour and soften my hair cuticles with the oil infusion formulation of this product. If it does work and colour payoff is good, I’ll be stocking it up on this since it’s Ammonia-free, paraben-free and odour-free! NO SMELL AT ALL! I took a whiff at the samples during the event and smelt nothing. Just a tinge bit of floral fragrance, that’s it. Quite amazing for a DIY hair colour, yea?

 

If I do happen to try out other ranges from this brand, I’ll definitely be blogging about them. My hair’s been really soft and silky these days to the point where I need not wash my hair everyday to keep it looking fresh and clean in our humid weather. That’s how good the formula is. I highly recommend this range to anyone with dry, brittle coloured hair because you’ll see results after 2-3 washes :) It’s money well-spent considering that the price is made even more reasonable after discount at Watsons now!

 

xoxo,

Yvette

Phyto Phytocyane Range Review


Yummy food served at Le Restaurant! Thanks Phyto for this cozy session!

Yummy food served at Le Restaurant! Thanks Phyto for this cozy session!

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my hair analysis!

my hair analysis!

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I've got healthy hair roots! dry scalp, but overall, hair growth is still ongoing! YAY!

I’ve got healthy hair roots! dry scalp, but overall, hair growth is still ongoing! YAY!

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biotin supplements for hair, skin and nails!

biotin supplements for hair, skin and nails!

i apply this once a week onto the scalp before washing it off with shampoo. this helps to detox the scalp and get rid of silicone build up on the scalp that clogs hair pores. really good product!

i apply this once a week onto the scalp before washing it off with shampoo. this helps to detox the scalp and get rid of silicone build up on the scalp that clogs hair pores. really good product!

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this shampoo is one of my favourites in the entire series of phyto shampoo selections. my mum has been using phyto products for over a year, so naturally, i got hooked on to trying them out as well!

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there’s a big opening as phyto’s shampoos are very liquid and watery as they don’t contain any silicone or unnecessary chemical agents to make it very foamy, thus the absence of the sticky, gooey consistency in the formula.

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this is a weekly treatment for 3 months! I’m on my 3rd bottle this week and have seen am improvement in my scalp condition! I’ve got dry scalp, so it does itch throughout the day, though there’s no dandruff whatsoever. This product does help to reduce inflammation on my scalp too, so there’re now less breakouts on my scalp.

my hair's gotten really healthy after 2 weeks of using all the mentioned products! :)

my hair’s gotten really healthy after 2 weeks of using all the mentioned products! :)

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L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise: Join the Sulfate-Free Revolution!


EverStrong Series. I've tried this series before and found it to be best suited for normal hair that is thin but needs added nutrients to strengthen the hair strands. Those with coloured hair will find this range lacking in adding in shine and oils to the processed hairs.

EverStrong Series. I’ve tried this series before and found it to be best suited for normal hair that is thin but needs added nutrients to strengthen the hair strands. Those with coloured hair will find this range lacking in adding in shine and oils to the processed hairs.

EverPure Series. If you have coloured hair or bleached hair, you MUST MUST MUST try this range, especially the mask! My red hair retained its shine and colour intensity with no touchups at all for 2 whole months!

EverPure Series. If you have coloured hair or bleached hair, you MUST MUST MUST try this range, especially the mask! My red hair retained its shine and colour intensity with no touchups at all for 2 whole months!

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Hair Expertise invites customers to trade in their sulfate-containing hair care products – even empty bottles – for a Hair Expertise Shampoo.

Myth: Sudsy shampoos are better at cleaning the scalp.

Fact: They don’t. Instead, rich foamy shampoos can lead to unhealthy tresses.

The culprit? Sulfates, the foaming agent found in countless hair care products. This chemical detergent can aggravate scalps and damage hair fiber. Healthy hair becomes dry and hair colour becomes dull. Hair fibers become weak from lack of natural essential oils and eventually break. Those with sensitive scalps, especially, are susceptible to flaking and dryness, which can cause itchiness and scalp acne.

Sulfates = Harsh Detergents

Delicate hair strands and sensitive scalps easily fall victim to sulfates, especially since the main aim of these detergents are to completely encapsulate dirt and all oils, including the good ones so that water can wash it away. In fact, sulfates are actually used as the baseline standard irritant for sensitive skin, meaning that all other irritants to the skin are tested against it.

Sulfates can be absorbed through the hair fiber, skin and scalp, and the problem with sulfates lie in the fact that it is very difficult to completely remove foaming agents even after washing the hair, leading to a growing amount of sulfate deposit on the hair and scalp. This is exacerbated by the foam it produces which coats the scalp and hair, leading to a higher chance of depositing its particles in every part of your hair.

EverCreme Series.

EverCreme Series.

Sulfate-Free Can Be High-Performance 

L’Oréal Paris, recognized by women worldwide as the leading expert in hair care, zeroed in quickly on the problem by providing premium sulfate-free options for consumers. L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise is one of the first affordable, high-quality ranges with a 100 per cent sulfate-free ingredient list, allowing this revolutionary hair care system to become the educator of the masses in terms of the benefits of sulfate-free ingredients in their hair care. In a research conducted by L’Oréal Paris and Republic Polytechnic’s Centre for Innovation and Enterprise, the effectiveness of the

L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise system was tested against both traditional mass non-conditioning shampoos and a high-end Salon brand system containing shampoo, conditioner and hair mask.

This qualitative research focused on smoothness and detangling – the top hair concerns for Singaporean women. The results showed that the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise system performed 16 times better than the non-conditioning shampoo and two times better than the expensive salon brand, at an average of 7.72 seconds, with more consistent results than the other two.

EverSleek Series.

EverSleek Series.

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Developed by L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Laboratories to protect hair (and scalp) from the irritation of Sulfates, the Hair Expertise range includes four franchises specifically formulated for every hair type to ensure beautiful hair without chemical harshness: EverSleek (to smooth frizzy hair without the heavy additions), EverPure (to protect coloured hair for a longer-lasting colour and a healthier scalp), EverStrong (to strengthen weak and brittle hair) and EverCreme (to nourish and restore lost moisture to dry hair). For more information about the four ranges, please refer to Appendix 1.

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Join the Sulfate-Free Movement!

From mid June 2013 to July 2013, join L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise in its Sulfate-Free revolution by trading in any of the bottled hair care products that contains sulfate for a 59ml bottle of L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise shampoo and conditioner at selected retail outlets. While stocks last.

For enquiries, please contact the L’Oréal Paris Customer Service hotline at 1800 838 3388.

Availability

L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise retails in supermarkets, pharmacies, and departmental stores island- wide.