Beauty Buzz. MoroccanOil™ Scalp Treatment at Exsalonçe Salon Chicago

November 25, 2008 • Beauty


I tried the Special MoroccanOil™ Scalp Treatment at Exsalonçe Salon & Day Spa In Roscoe Village. I was hopeful about anything that could nourish my color-treated hair, especially now that the cold wind is whipping outdoors and the heat is blasting indoors. My hair felt dry, dry, dry!

I met with salon director/owner Tony Odisho for the service. Tony has become a product expert. He has worked with many brands, educated other stylists and is always looking for latest and best natural treatments. He explained that MoroccanOil™ is the brand name, and the oil is actually Argan oil from the kernel of the fruits of this tree found only in Morocco. It is an alcohol-free oil treatment that seals, hydrates, strengthens and revives damaged hair. This treatment is ideal for a smooth finish when you blow dry your hair, apply color, add extensions, and for straightening. Since healthy hair needs a fine balance of natural oils and vitamins, MoroccanOil™ provides these much needed nutrients to make hair smoother and easier to manage without making the hair oily.

Tony promotes this product but only at Exsalonçe can you get this special treatment that he developed. The product is mixed with other natural products and applied to the hair for 15 minutes with a steamed towel. A relaxing hand and arm massage is part of the service while you wait. It doesn’t take very long at all. (I think because of the massage, you actually want it to take longer!) After 15 minutes, the product is rinsed out and then blown dry for a smooth, shiny finish. (The treatment is $15 in added to your other services, so with blow dry and style it is $50.)

My hair looked shiny and felt silky to the touch. Tony held up of a shiny sheet of my hair in the light and said ‘See? You see that?" It looked like satin!

Then I wondered – will it last? I followed Tony’s recommendation of using a small drop of the product before blow drying. And after several washings I would have to say – yes, the smooth texture remains!

MoroccanOil™ Features:
• Softens thick unmanageable hair.
• Restores shine and softness to dull lifeless hair.
• Promotes healing and provides nourishment to hair damaged by coloring and styling.
• Creates an optimal balance for the hair and scalp.
• Nourishes the scalp (alleviates itchy, dry scalp)
• Protects against UV damage and other environmental factors.
• Reduces drying time and speeds up styling time.
• MoroccanOil™ has a patented weightless formula with no build up.

Exsalonçe Salon & Day Spa is located at 2150 W. Roscoe Street and is known for its cutting-edge treatments and Mediterranean-inspired services. (Check out Tony’s Beer Enzyme Facial that he developed with a scientist.) or call: 773.327.4848.

— Carol Calacci

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