OHLALA’s editor headed to Dessange for another beautification experience. This time, her locks were treated with the salon’s brand – Phytodess.
My monthly visit to Dessange is awaited with grand expectation. It is when I get to date myself and only worry about my wellbeing. Dessange headquarters in Adliya is the best destination for a pampering session or an entire me-time day. The space consists of a well equipped health club, relaxing spa and full-service salon and nail area for ladies. My visit there this time was spent at the salon, a vast space with comfortable and distanced chairs, well-lit mirrors and a wide selection of high-end products. The place is filled with a warm atmosphere and welcoming and experienced staff.
That day, Kaoutar was the one in charge of caring for my tresses. Before my hair day started, Eva, the salon manager, explained that I was going to receive a treatment to control hair fall with Dessange’s unique line, Phytodess. Launched in 1996, the line symbolises the alliance of plants, phyto and the hair expertise of the luxury company – Dessange. Its foundations are deeply linked to delivering healthy scalp and hair care. Adhering to the principles of nature, it brings more than 40 products with formulas based on clays, essential oils, plant extracts and ingredients primarily of natural origins. Phytodess hair treatments are designed and produced at Dessange’s French factory located in Brittany.
It is important to highlight that the hair professionals at Dessange analyse your hair structure before choosing the products that will best suit your scalp and hair type. A well-known saying in the industry is that there is no beautiful hair without a healthy scalp, and the Phytodess line has been created with this concept in mind. Its care line revives and revitalises the scalp while enhancing the hair.
My treatment started with the application of the Spray With 10 Minerals on my roots to replenish my thin hair. Kaoutar carefully split and opened my hair in different sections to make sure the product had covered my whole scalp. An intense massage followed, with the purpose to stimulate the circulation in the area. I have had quite a few head massages, but I can say that none of them can be compared to this, a sequence of movements that stimulated my scalp but also put me in a relaxed state. She then applied a clay mask on my roots, the Terre Préciuse Cuivre, a rinse-off clay bath for scalps in need of comfort, made with copper extract, specially chosen essential oils such as ylang-ylang, chamomile, rosemary and lavender, and red clay to calm and cleanse. After another series of head strokes, I moved to the washing area, where the chairs are equipped with a massage system. Meaning that while your hair is being washed, you are pampered with some extra care.
Back to my chair, my hairstylist finalised the treatment with Densiphyl, a fortifying anti-hair loss concentrate. The product is formulated to help delay the appearance of hair loss and preserve hair density. This concentrate is enriched with cleome gynandra extract and fortifying complex composed of zinc, white caya, aster maritima and white clay. After two months of use, 91% of people who tried it noticed a decrease in the speed of hair loss, and 80% of them observed an increase in the speed of regrowth. The product should be left in the hair for at least six hours after the application and used once a day for three months.
It was time to blow-dry and style my hair. Kaoutar asked me what I wanted. I do not blow-dry my curly hair that much and left this decision to her – the expert! And she couldn’t have understood my tresses better. Instead of going for a completely straight style, she added some curves, leaving it bouncy and red-carpet ready. My hair looked healthy, shiny and smelled wonderful. Sometimes I wish I could have a Dessange pass to have my hair cared for and washed there every single time. I was glad that I had an event to attend that night, allowing me to show off my beautiful mane.