Next to deodorants, I’m most reluctant to change shampoos once I’ve found something that works for me. Hair is a big deal for me and keeping it looking great has been a key lifelong goal. But I’m still curious and once a while, I’ll take an excursion to venture something new. I’m currently using the Giovanni Golden Wheat Deep Cleanse Shampoo but have been alternating that with the Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume Shampoo. Yes, anything that promises to increase body to limp and lifeless hair gets my interest all the time.
Looks like my hair is on a roll these two weeks. First a hair consultation and now a hair makeover. Anyway, some of you may remember how I’d griped about my challenge to find a suitable hairstylist at the end of October. Well, I went for a haircut a week after writing that post but I was still not satisfied with how it had turned out. Don’t mind me but I’ve been super fussy when it comes to my hair since I was a teen. So just as I was contemplating if I should swallow my pride and return to my old hairstylist, I received an invitation to have a hair makeover at Backstage Hair Salon. After some humming and hawing at my end, I finally headed down on Sunday with a friend. But I’ll admit I was hesitant. With a name like Backstage, who is to say my hair won’t turn up looking all wayang? Wayang, for my international readers, is the Singlish equivalent of theatrical.
During one of the Saturdays last month, I paid a visit to Thomson Specialist Skin Centre and met up with dermatologist, Dr Tan Hiok Hee, to consult him about hair loss. Well, the purpose of my consultation was threefold. One was to find out about my own hair condition from a clinical standpoint, another was to understand the types of hair loss treatments available and finally, I wanted to know how Thomson Specialist Skin Centre differs from the usual salons that offer such treatments.
I’m facing a bit of a hairy conundrum at the moment: I don’t know who to go for my next haircut. You see, I broke off a long-term relationship with my hairstylist some 48 weeks ago. I’d anticipated this day but let’s just say it happened prematurely. The decision wasn’t easy especially since I’ve been going to him for ages and he knows my hair and my temperament pretty well. But I just couldn’t handle his nonsense like making me wait at the salon while he went TV shopping or threatening to cancel my appointment when I was 10 minutes late. The last straw was when he gave me some lame attitude when I complained that he had cut my hair too short. I decided enough was enough. Friend or not, I was taking my money elsewhere.
I haven’t thought of using oil for my hair until I saw that John Masters Organics has an argan oil that is meant for both skin and hair. It comes in a 59ml glass bottle and is USDA certified organic. When used on hair, it is supposed to give shine and reduce appearance of split ends. At the same time, it can be used as a heat protectant for blow drying and flat ironing of hair. Anyway, I bought a bottle to try, hoping that this oil can help nourish the dry ends of my hair.