Do you have a love-hate relationship with hair coloring??
For me, i do!
I love having a new hair color but i really hate the process.. What i really cannot stand will be the odor emitted by the hair dye which will lingers on my hair for days… If you share the same sentiments as me, continue reading!!
L’Oreal Professionnel has a revolutionary hair color series which will change the way on how conventional haircolor works. Introducing INOA ODS2, a new and unique technology that answers the unlimited color desires of many (Minus the discomfort)..
With more than 50 million in-salon applications in 2 years, 90000 INOA Salons and more than 200000 colorists using INOA, no doubt INOA will become the color of the future.. So what’s the secret behind it?
So i have decided to get my INOA hair color done at Salon Vim as this salon is highly recommended by my fiancé (Yes yes! His status has upgraded but more about that the next time)..
(Photo from Salon Vim’s FB)
Located in 313 @ Somerset (Orchard Road #04-07/08/09 Singapore 238895), its simple yet modern furnishing and soft lighting put me at ease.. One thing i love about the salon will be the superb service and its operating hours! I find it really hard to find a salon that will open till 9.30pm which enables me to fix appointment even after work.. 🙂
Entered the salon with my ‘Parrot-lookalike’ hair (As someone has claimed) as i was helping Yvonne in her hair competition… As such, i have a few colors on my hair which most of it have faded off + ugly black roots on the top…
In order to obtain the result that Yvonne wanted, my hair was bleached twice and colored / highlighted straight after the pre-lightening. Hence, my hair is really really dry and brittle.. Before the appointment, i was telling my fiancé that the hair stylist will find it challenging to cover up my hair color due to the different color tones (Esp the pink highlights)..
Katherine was assigned to do my hair and i was glad as she is an expert in the balayage hair color technique..Getting a trusted hair color expert is really important so he/she must have the skills to transform the hair color into one’s unique feature.
Before the hair color was done, Katherine showed me the palette of colors in the INOA series and told me that she will use the Balayage hair color technique on my hair… I told her that i wanted a more subtle look and that she can play around with red colors…
Katherine has chosen a dark purplish tone for the upper portion of my hair and a more obvious reddish tone for the bottom…
Once i have given her the green light to go ahead, her fast and furious hands started to work magic on my hair..
As mentioned, the technique doesn’t requires any foil to be placed on my hair to create the gradients on my hair… So it doesn’t take a long time before Katherine is done with my hair…
To sum it up – My Experience at Salon Vim and INOA is good as no bleaching / pre-lightening is needed to cover and even out the colors.. With the Balayage technique and 2 different INOA colors, it is sufficient to create nice looking gradients on my hair… Initally, i thought my hair will be patchy due to the different toned of highlights i have on my hair but i’m glad it didn’t.. Upon application, i did not sense any odor as INOA doesn’t contains ammonia so i had unsurpassed comfort during the process.. At the end of the session, i am quite surprised that my hair texture isn’t as dry as i thought and hair is smooth to the touch.. Hair looks conditioned, shiny and color is vibrant .. I’m really pleased with the end results as IONA brings about vibrant colors without bleaching and it doesn’t leave hair damaged and dry.
INOA also doesn’t irritate my scalp as i did not experience any burning sensation during hair coloring.. I have to highlight that my scalp is very sensitive after the last bleaching session.. My hair is really smooth and i really cannot keep my hands off it..
The Protective Cream Shampoo has a creamy texture and shampoo doesn’t contains sulfate (cleansing agents generally used in shampoos). Instead, it contains a gentler cleansing agent which is more tolerant and won’t disturb the orginial state of the hair and scalp. The shampoo works into a rich and gentle lather so it enables me to cleanse my hair easily… The shampoo has a nice scent which gives me a excellent sensory experience. The shampoo is really gentle and it cleanse well as i do not experience any itch in scalp (Normally my scalp will protest by itching / flaking if the shampoo is too harsh).. After washing it off, hair is smooth and there isn’t much tangles.
After which, i followed up with the protective conditioner which helps to keep my hair soft and supple.. The texture is creamy but non-oily so it can be cleanse off easily…. Love the fact that it leaves my hair smelling very yummy!! The only thing that i dislike will be the packaging as the shampoo will just flow out easily which results in wastage… To resolve this, i have to place the shampoo in opposite direction…
Thank you L’Oreal Professionnel and Salon Vim for giving me awesome looking hair!