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#ELLETriesIt: Nioxin hair treatment

Lustrous and voluminous hair in four weeks

Let's face it, the monsoon showers – amazing as they are – aren't doing much for our hair. Step out and you end up looking like a frizzball. Did we mention the hair fall? That's where the Nioxin hair treatment comes in. It promises healthier and fuller hair in under 4 weeks.

Before we start the treatment, the team at the Taj Salon analyzes my hair and scalp with a camera, for a closer look. Turns out, the weather has given me a greasy scalp and dry hair, which partly explains why my hair has been thinning. (Oh, joy.) They recommend a scalp facial followed by a 3-step Nioxin Treatment.

The hairstylist begins with the Nioxin Scalp Renew Dermabrasion Treatment serum, which he gently massages into my scalp – it helps exfoliate the scalp and remove any product build-up from the roots. (Ideally, you need to use this once a month.) And then they tease out all the stress, with a blissful massage.

My strands get a quick wash with the Nioxin Cleanser System 1 shampoo (meant for thinning hair). This is followed by the Nioxin Scalp Therapy Conditioner System 1. Cue: another massage! Finally, the Nioxin System 1 Scalp Activating Treatment is gently worked into my towel-dried hair, and left in.

The results are immediately evident. My scalp feels clean, head feels light, and my hair more voluminous. The treatment takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The team even recommends I use the products at least once a week – you can buy a kit – to see lasting results.

Scalp facial, Rs 4,060 (1 hour). Available at the Taj Salon, Palace Wing of the Taj Mahal Hotel, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai. Tel: 022 6665 3366/ 022 2288 3934 (ext 3210)

Photograph: Arjun Mark; Styling: Nidhi Jacob; Creative Director: Prashish More; Make-up and Hair: Bianca Hartkopf/Toabh Talent  

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