New treatment against hair damage by Chez Vous

For those of us who have highlights on a regular basis, it can be worrying to think about hair damage. When we heard about a new technology being used at Chez Vous to combat that damaged hair, we sent reader EL TINA KARL to try it out.

Hair Defense Technology is a brand new pre-service hair treatment available at Chez Vous salon in Singapore. It uses a combination of plex therapies and active ingredients to fortify different molecular levels of hair during chemical processing, helping to reduce potential hair damage by up to 50%. The technology was developed by the salon itself and is exclusive to the main Chez Vous outlet.

How Hair Damage Treatment Works

Step 1: Before lightening my hair with a lightener, my stylist Serene Tan, Chief Director of Chez Vous, first preps my mane to amp up its resistance to harsh chemicals. She begins by spraying damaged hair with patented peptides (from previous treatments) to penetrate the innermost layers and reconnect the polypeptide chains.

2nd step: The hair is then saturated with electrolyzed water containing 18 different types of amino acids. This special (and expensive!) water helps deliver active ingredients deep down in seconds, for instant restoration and to reduce hair porosity.

Step 3: Cortex CMC is then applied to combat the dryness that will inevitably occur during the bleaching process.

Step 4: After treating my hair, Serene replenishes lost nutrients using more amino acids and moisture before locking it in with Kappaphycus Alvarezii and Laminaria Saccharina extract. These red and brown algae help form ionic and hydrogen bonds to strengthen hair fibers, while increasing elasticity.

Step 5: After shampooing, more proprietary peptides and an ingredient known as Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate are added to the toner to reconnect hair bonds.

Step 6: After toning the hair and neutralizing the undertones, my hair is then infused with CMC cortex and cuticle for optimal hydration.

Step 7: I also chose to add an Express Hair Lamination treatment to protect my hair cuticles for more manageability and shine.

The verdict

I was nervous about entrusting my highlights to a colorist I hadn’t been to before, but Chez Vous is welcoming and friendly, and Serene put me at ease right away. She frequently explained the different stages of my treatment, and the result was really pleasant. The condition of my hair was shiny and the color was one of the best I’ve had. I would 100% recommend Chez Vous and Serene if you are looking for a spa-like hair treatment in the heart of Orchard.

Why it’s important to reduce hair damage

During chemical services, the cuticles are “opened”, causing a “leakage” of amino acids, moisture and CMC. Bonds are also broken, leading to hair breakage, brittleness and dryness. Unlike skin, our hair can’t regrow itself, so it’s important to minimize damage before it happens, not just focus on a cure.

If you’re going to be bleaching, coloring, perming or re-sticking your hair, incorporate Chez Vous’s all-new Hair Defense technology. Your hair will thank you later!

Special offer: A promotional trial price of $455 (plus 7% GST) includes: haircut; highlights, bleaching or balayage; toning or color; Hair Defense Technology; and the express hair lamination option ($100 plus GST).

Chez Vous Hair Salon (main outlet) is located at #05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium, 391 Orchard Road.

Call 6732 9388 to book or inquire at

This article on Hair Damage Treatment At Home first appeared in the April 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can buy the
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