Your genes determine your hair structure, which in turn affects how your mane reacts to heat, humidity and chemical processes. Similar to hair colouring, your hair cuticles first have to be lifted to introduce
chemicals into the hair shaft, breaking and re-forming certain bonds in order to reshape the hair. This is why it’s vital to follow chemical processes with a repairing treatment to strengthen the hair’s cortex and smooth down hair cuticles. Look out for ingredients like amino acids, peptides or proteins as they are the building blocks of hair structure—and essential for stronger hair.
At the Salon
Best Retexturising Treatment
Resculpting Supreme, $375, Chez Vous
Coax unmanageable hair into place with a fully customisable service—so you can either transform limp locks to natural waves or fight unruly tresses. It’s also infused with keratin and silk proteins to eliminate frizz and enhance shine.
Best Korean Perm
Glamorous Gel Perm, from $329, Botanics Creation Hair Studio & Hair Spa
If you’re after feminine waves, look no further. Following a trim, your stylist employs a unique perming technique that prevents the curls from setting and looking too tight. You’ll emerge with soft, flowy and voluminous locks worthy of a K-drama leading lady.
Permanent Blowout 2.0 with Hair Reset Treatment, from $160, Blow+Bar
This service creates semi-permanent and natural-looking waves for #iwokeuplikethis curls. Customisable for all hair textures and lengths, you can choose from nine signature styles. It comes complete with a haircut and post-treatment— the whole package.
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