The Korean Hair Spa Treatment* is the first of its kind in Malaysia and is a mix of being a hair treatment and spa session - think massage and rubs. This treatment consists, generally, of the usual hair wash and blow dry, hair mask, hair treatment, and a massage of the neck, shoulders and back. Sounds good, right? It was!
When I entered the hair salon, I thought "wow, this looks good!". The place had an industrial yet modern feel, and I hope my pictures do the interior of the place justice. The lower floor was the place where hair cuts are done and I was lead to the upper floor where only hair treatments are done. Welcome to the upper floor...
|Sitting area of the upper floor - love the feel of this place!|
|All the products used at this hair salon are either by Kerastase or L'oreal Professional.|
|Hair wash area for the treatment and where most of the treatments are conducted. First time in my life seeing hair wash beds - is this cool or what?!|
First up, I got my hair checked by my hair stylist of the day, Jun Seh. Background on my hair and scalp - I have scalp psoriasis and a very dry scalp, with frizzy hair which is naturally wavy. According to the thingamajig that he used to analyse my scalp, I do indeed have a very dry scalp and my hair is frizzy, so he recommended that I have a dry scalp and frizzy hair treatment together with the Korean Hair Spa Treatment. I then went to the hair wash bed, laid down and he placed a nice comfy blanket over me to keep me warm from the air conditioning.
My hair was washed and let me tell you, it was so goooodd... The hair stylist massaged the scalp really well and the shampoo lathered up really nicely. While massaging my scalp and hair, he also did a neck massage which I was not used to so I was a little stiff, but it was so relaxing. We had a little bit of language barrier because I am not fluent in Mandarin or Cantonese and he is well versed in both but I had fun learning Mandarin words from him - he was pretty patient hehe!
After my hair was washed, he proceeded to apply the treatment and mask on my scalp and hair. It felt really nice and cooling. I then had my hair steamed and I chilled for a bit. The steam mist was very light and fine and felt similar to an air aromatherapy diffuser - so lovely! Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of the steam treatment taken. The boy (my photographer of the day) missed snapping those pictures but I guess it is fine - gives this treatment an air of mystery, eh? After the steam was done, he patted my hair dry and wrapped it with a towel. By that time, I was slightly sleepy - the treatment was so good so far and the light music playing in the background gave such a chilled vibe.
We then started the massage. I lay face down on my tummy and had my shoulders and arms massaged with lotion. Then, I had my back massaged. The pressure applied during the massage was just right and was a good relaxant for my tight muscles!! After the massage, I felt oh-so-relaxed and refreshed.
|Snapshot of my hair stylist, Jun Seh and I!|
Massage and treatment was done, and we headed back to the main area of the upper floor to have my hair blown dry. Jun Seh was skillful and blew dried my hair ala 'korean girl' style, as he says. I pretty like it! My hair was so so soft and my scalp and hair felt really clean. I am usually a bit concerned of doing hair treatments due to my psoriasis and previous treatments that I have tried which were less than satisfactory but this treatment actually helped soothe and reduce the flakiness of my scalp! My hair also did not feel oily the day after and I managed to keep my hair in a nice condition without washing for two days - which is rare for me as I tend to wash my hair once a day.
|Hair after the treatment - it felt so clean and springy!|