At Room, we offer 4 kinds of treatment, to target different hair concerns.
Not sure what's for you? Here's a quick guide for your consideration! Please note that our stylists would have to see your hair in-person to determine the best treatment for you.
To tame frizz/straighten hair:
Option #1: Kaizen Keratin Treatment ($290)
Suitable for: ✓ Frizzy hair, likely caused by genetics/ exposure to sun/lifestyle changes. ✓Thick, coarse hair ✓ Natural, curly hair
Not suitable for: X Fine, moderately straight hair X Bleached, heavily damaged hair
Longevity: 2-3 months, depending on original hair condition
Effect: - Hair becomes smooth, glossy & shiny - Hair looks straight - Curly hair is less frizzy - More manageable, reduces blow-drying & styling time
Duration: 1.5 hrs
How it works:
Keratin, a structural protein in our hair, is responsible for protecting our hair & keeping it healthy. When the level of keratin is depleted due to factors such as sun exposure, diet, or pollution, it causes the hair to be dry, dull & frizzy. Keratin treatment is a surface treatment designed to replenish the porous spots in the cuticle (outer layer) of the hair with artificial keratin. At Room, we first wash the hair with a keratin shampoo. A gentle straightening lotion and a keratin treatment is then applied to the hair. The hair is straightened with a hair iron, before applying keratin treatment again as a final boost.
Option #2: Advante Treatment (Straighten or Perm) ($390 including home-care treatment)
Suitable for: ✓ Frizzy hair caused by chemical services (e.g: hair colouring) ✓ Lightly damaged hair (e.g: hair that has been bleached once) ✓ Those with curled hair (natural or previously permed), hoping to improve texture of curls ✓ Those who love the look of permed/straightened hair, but avoid rebonding/perming due to how dry their hair becomes ✓ Those who want to straighten but have heavily damaged hair (*subject to consultation)
Not suitable for: X Those who want to perm but have heavily damaged hair (permed looks tend to make hair look drier) X Those who want to straighten but have hair that is "too healthy" (e.g: strong natural waves in their hair)
Longevity: - 2/3 months to half a year, depending on original level of hair damage & if home-care is used. - Strength/longevity of curls is dependent on original hair level damage
Effect: While giving your hair smoothness, softness, strength & shine, enjoy the option of straightening/curling without the adverse affects of a traditional perm/rebonding.
Duration: 3-4 hrs, depending on level of hair damage
How it works:
With the advancement in hair technology, Advante Treatment is considered the "2nd generation" of the long-beloved keratin treatment. A gentler solution compared to keratin, each step is formulated to repair the hair, with ingredients working to maintain hair integrity. As the hair is processed with low heat & without opening the cuticles of the hair, it does not further damage your hair, while also giving you the option to enjoy straightened/curled hair. For those primarily wanting to get rid of frizz, we recommend the straightening version. Our stylists first add moisture to your hair with Advante shampoo. A straightening or curl first lotion is first applied, before being washed off. It is then followed by Advante treatment, with different options available & carefully selected based on an individual's level of hair damage. Perm rods or a straightening iron is then used to style the hair, before applying the second lotion and rinsing the hair.
Treat dry/damaged hair:
Option #1: Tokio Inkarami Treatment ($180)
Suitable for: ✓ Damaged hair, split ends, caused by chemical services ✓ Hair that tends to curl outwards/frizz due to hair damage (e.g: after dying/bleaching hair) ✓ Heat damage caused by frequent usage of blowdryer/iron
Not suitable for: X None, but for heavily damaged hair it requires continuous treatment and will not recover in one session
Longevity: 1.5-2 months, depending on original hair damage
Effect: Hair is calmed down, less frizzy and feels more moisturised
Duration: 1 hr
How it works:
There are two common causes of hair damage. 1) When one does colouring/perming services. This process opens the cuticles of the hair, and causes proteins in the cortex (inside) of the hair to flow out. The hair thus becomes unbalanced, losing its firmness and elasticity. Tokio Inkarami replaces the lost proteins, making it smoother and more moisturised. 2) When heat is applied daily/digital perm is done repeatedly. This causes "protein denaturation", where the protein in the hair becomes hard. Tokio Inkarami treatment penetrates the hair to moisturise the interior with keratin, making the hair glossy once again.
With its patented technology, Tokio Inkarami focuses on packing the hair strand with different molecule sizes of keratin, for maximum moisturising effects on both the outside and the inside of the hair. Starting with the keratins that have the smallest molecule size, Tokio 0 & 1 lotions (PPT) is applied. Tokio 2 creme (Amino Acid) is then applied, and when combined together, work together within the cortex (inside) to moisturise the hair. The hair is then sectioned off and the treatment is physically patted/pressed in. After steaming the hair once, Tokio 3 (PPT), containing keratin of 4 different molecule sizes, is then applied to fill the remaining gaps in the hair strands missed out by Tokio 0, 1 & 2. The hair is then shampooed. Lastly, Tokio 4 is applied, to straighten the cuticles of the hair and make it smooth. However, it must be noted that in the case of 2), the keratin that has been replenished by Tokio Inkarami is easily released in the nature of protein-denatured hair. As such, it is crucial to use Tokio Inkarami's home-care products to maintain the proteins and prevent the hair from returning to its original stiff condition.
Option #2: Milbon Treatment ($100 including home-care treatment)
Suitable for: ✓ Damaged hair, caused by chemical services ✓ Hair that looks dry on the outside (could be due to genetics) ✓ Those who just coloured their hair & want to reduce damage (A form of aftercare) ✓ Those wanting to grow out their hair longer while minimising hair damage
Not suitable for: X Those primarily looking to tame frizzy hair
Longevity: 3 weeks - 1 month, with home-care treatment used
Effect: Hair is physically smoother & looks shinier
Duration: 1 hr
How it works:
A type of surface treatment, milbon treatment primarily works to repair the cuticles (outside) of the hair. It is typically the go-to treatment for those who feel that their hair is dry after colouring their hair, and acts as a form of immediate after-care. As a coating treatment, it can also protect your newly coloured hair to increase the longevity of the hair colour.
A 4 step process, after washing the hair, our stylists will first apply Milbon #1, a coating treatment. Targeting the damaged parts of the hair, this coating works to make each hair strand "uniform" in shape, so as to make it look smoother. In the 2nd step, Milbon #1 is then combined with Milbon #2. This aims to moisturise the tips of the hair, by replenishing it with water. The hair is steamed once before washing it off. The 3rd step aims to smoothen the hair from root to ends, by applying an aqua smooth creme that acts as a "veil".
Step 4 is the home-care treatment. As Milbon is primarily a coating treatment, this coating tends to wear off after a week or so due to regular shampooing. To protect the longevity, home-care treatment is necessary. While Tokio Inkarami works to repair both the outside & inside of the hair, Milbon primarily focuses on the outside of the hair.
I have sensitive scalp, is this suitable for me?
While all treatments are generally safe, we take extra precaution as the treatments do not touch your scalp. Our treatments only focuses on the damaged parts of your hair.
How often should i go for treatment?
For most treatments, in order to improve the longevity & efficacy, it is recommended to do it once every 4 weeks & use the right home care products. This is especially so for heavily damaged hair, as a single session may not be sufficient to completely treat the hair.
For folks with multiple hair concerns, our stylists will have to analyse your hair type/condition in person, before making the best recommendation for you✨
Ready to book an appointment? Whatsapp/Call 8814 4360 & let our stylists take care of you!