The Ultimate Treatment takes a two-step approach, with a scalp cleansing designed to unclog follicles followed by an intensive wheat moisturising treatment, designed to hydrate dry and damaged hair.
Step by step
After arriving at Vivandi’s dedicated hair spa near Healthcare City, we’re escorted into a private treatment room that looks something like a small, slightly old-fashioned hair salon. Our technician begins applying a cold product to our roots, before working it towards the ends of our hair. Once we’re completely covered, a steamer is wheeled over and we’re left alone to sit with our head underneath it for 20 to 30 minutes. Our technician returns to escort us to a particularly uncomfortable hair-washing sink (given this is a spa that specialises in hair treatments, we’re a little disappointed they haven’t invested in something a little more modern and reclining). Following a few more product applications and rinses, we’re roughly blow-dried and sent on our way.
Our hair is undoubtedly smoother and softer, but the effort-free blow-dry makes it hard to tell whether the scalp cleanse has had any impact on our oil build-up.
• The moisturising element really works, and our hairdryer-battered ends feel in much better condition for a couple of weeks.
• The deep cleansing doesn’t appear to have worked any miracles – the impact on our scalp is about as much as buying a shower filter, except your filter will last longer.
Dhs300. Vivandi Hair Spa, Oud Metha, www.hairspa.ae (04 335 3336).