Weather or not, hair I come” is my beauty battle cry nowadays. Since the infernal heat, sudden rains and stifling humidity all give my brush and blow-dryer quite a workout. Limp locks, or uncooperative curls, can take away from even the most dazzling outfit, and from one’s self-esteem. Think about it, most people look up first at you, not at your designer bag or shoes, which, believe me, will still not save you from a bad hair day. Love the salon and the stylist you go to, and don’t be afraid to look into products that keep your follicles strong and happy. How to give your beloved mane a boost? Start with your scalp. Probably the most dramatic treatment you can do is undergo a series of vitamin, and mineral-infused shots of Mesohair (applied with a syringe “gun”) directly into your scalp (P2,000) and followed by laser-enhanced heat with a Revage Machine (P5,000) at The Skin and Laser Clinic. This non-invasive method helps re-stimulate your scalp’s ability to grow hair. If balding or alarming hair loss is not a concern, then this can be done once a month as a preventive measure. It’s almost like a medical spa for the hair, and it would be advisable not to shampoo for 24 hours after each session in order to let all the nutrients be fully absorbed into your scalp.
If your hair has gone to hell and back due to over-processing (think rebonding, color, perms, blow-out abuse) then give it a good soak with one of the newly launched line of Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoos from The Souq Organics (P1,250/200ml bottle). Rich in antioxidants such as reconstructive keratin, fatty acids and of course, pure argan oil, one use can help improve the elasticity of your hair, making it more manageable especially if you decide to take a hairdo detox and are in-between treatments.
For more specific issues, the girls behind V & M Naturals have taken their already famous emu oil ingredient and put it into their hair care line. This particular oil that has been documented as a skin saver can now be found in their Hair Story Shampoo (P755), Never A Bad Hair Day Conditioner (P805) and Hair Masque (P595). These address dandruff, which crops up rather viciously due to changes in the climate and temperatures, or detangling hair that just refuses to be combed through. It is important to note that even with all above-mentioned products and treatments, one of the best defenses against any scary hair day is a balanced diet combined with regular activity and restful sleep. All these work in tandem to keep away stress — the biggest culprit in the battle against the uglies, so always remember that happiness is the real head-turner.
* * *
Mesohair and Revage Hair Treatments available at The Skin And Laser Clinic; Tel .no. 403-3245. The Souq Organics can be reached at 4215745 or 0917-5576955. V&M Naturals are available at Mod Lei Skin Studio; Tel. nos. 9663719 and 0917-8232724