#ELLETriesIt : Frizz fighting treatments
We put frizz-busting hair treatments to the test
WEEKEND INDULGENCE: Kérastase Elixir Ultime 24 Carat Ritual
The Lowdown: This is not an express treatment. But three hours’ worth of pampering certainly makes this one worth the money. The highlight is the fragrant mix of Elixir Ultime Oil and Elixir Ultime Moringa Immortel. If you have issues like hair fall or a dry scalp, they are tackled with a massage using the Fusio-Dose serum.
The Results: Hair looks super glossy, and of course, the noticeable decrease in hair fall doesn’t hurt.
The Details: Rs 3,000; at select b:blunt salons nationwide
SUPER RELAXING: Moroccanoil Hydrating Treatment
The Lowdown: The fact that the Moroccanoil Treatment – a beauty team favourite – is a part of this luxe, relaxing hair ritual, makes it irresistible. Mixed with the Intense Hydrating Mask, it calms frizz and locks in moisture. The accompanying super relaxing back and neck massage is a welcome bonus.
The Results: Glossy, silky-smooth hair. The therapist uses a special technique that leaves a bit of the mask on after the rinse. This ensures smooth hair after the next wash as well.
The Details: Rs 2,000 upwards; at select Taj salons
VALUE FOR MONEY: Matrix BIOSPA Intensive Condition Treatment for dry hair
The Lowdown: The star here is the reparative cream-based Hydratherapie Cera-Vital Repair, which is rich in botanical extracts and vitamin B. It is smoothed over washed and towel-dried hair, followed by a conditioning mask and circulation-boosting scalp massage. A rinse and blow-dry finishes the treatment.
The Results: Hair feels softer right after the treatment, smells great and retains its bounce for another two days at the very least.
The Details: Rs 600 upwards; at Matrix salons nationwide
PRE-PARTY PREP: L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Treatment Magic Ritual
The Lowdown: This treatment uses the Mythic Oil range, which is specifically for thick, unruly hair. The process involves massaging a serum into hair, followed by a quick wash. Next comes the hair mask, which is left on for 15 minutes before it's rinsed off with warm water.
The Results: Hair is glossier and smoother and remains that way for a week. It’s great for shiny hair through the party season.
The Details: Rs 1,000 upwards; at L’Oréal Professionnel salons nationwide