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Touching up hair roots at Komachi the Hair Cult

So the last time I dyed my hair was back in April or so, and my roots were really starting to grow out so I decided to book an appointment with my trust salon, Komachi the Hair Cult! It's a huge plus that they're located in Orchard, so I can go about my weekend plans easily.

Outfit of the day: Top from Hong Kong, Skirt from Thevelvetdolls, Heels from Aerosoles

Okay back to getting my roots dyed. Komachi the Hair Cult only uses organic hair dye, and coupled with their hair treatment, your hair doesn't shrivel and dry up much. They really care about your hair, and if you want to achieve a certain look, the stylists will advise you if your hair can withstand such treatment, whether your hair can even achieve the same look or not, based on their experiences.

Here's my hair and (gross) black hair roots when I stepped into the salon.

Quite obvious right! Haha. This is what 3-4 months of hair growth looks like. Opted for green eyeshadow that day.

Komachi the Hair Cult has good service, when I sat down, magazines were presented along with my choice of drink, which was a hot green tea, and later when my tea was too cold, they promptly changed it to a piping hot one!

First step was to apply hair dye over the roots, and lock in with their heat emitting rotating machine.

They put on plastic ear caps so your ear doesn't get any dye applied on it by accident! It's really cute and thoughtful :)

Said rotating machine.

After about 20 minutes, it was all washed off, and here are the end results! Oh, Meiko is amazing at braids, and she gave me lovely waterfall braids. Yay!

Meiko-chan! My roots don't really look that brown in this picture because of the lighting. Please see the next picture.

Tadah! Very happy with how it turned out because it matches the current faded brown the rest of my hair is like.

How gorgeous is this?? I am pretty hooked on this waterfall braids thing, should just use this style for my future wedding too. Haha.

Left profile

Right profile. Meiko is a perfectionist. She actually re-did this 3 times in order to get it neat and organized. End result ? I LOVE IT! 

Curled the ends and here's the finished look!

One thing I really like about Komachi the Hair Cult is their huuuge mirrors that make your legs look long.

Not kidding.

 Thank you Komachi the Hair cult, Meiko and team for letting me trust my locks with you! :)

Make an appointment with them at :

Komachi the Hair Cult

 360 Orchard Road #02-03/04. International Building (next to ANZ Bank) 
Tel: 65-63399432 / 65-68363391

Til next time! ;)

Supersonic Hair Treatment and Soda Hair Wash by Monso Hair Design Tokyo Salon

Was invited by Monso Hair Design Tokyo to try their new signature supersonic hair treatment and I must say I was very impressed!! My hair is still silky smooth now and feels so much healthier after going through the chemical processes I've subjected it to in the past :X Had a colleague that commented my hair was really shiny and made my brown hair stand out more obviously. Yay!

Their outlet at Tanjong Pagar

Taking some before pictures, the ends of my hair are exceptionally dry!

Many thanks to Mayu-chan for her help that day!! She's Japanese but speaks good English, so not to worry! Each stylist here tends to one customer at a time, unlike other salons where they will make you wait while tending to other customers at the same time, or even get someone else to dye your hair for you! It's a completely Japanese hair salon so there are only Japanese hair stylists here.

How to get there:

Their Tanjong Pagar outlet is very new and is located in one of the pretty shophouses along Tanjong Pagar Road. It is easily accessible from Tanjong Pagar MRT, just walk towards Amara Hotel then turn towards Maxwell! Ie, if Amara Hotel is on your right and Tanjong Pagar Plaza is on your left, walk straight, it'll be on the same side of the road as Tanjong Pagar Plaza. A quick 10 min walk from the train station and a chance to look at the exciting food offerings in the area.

Obligatory 'Before' picture. Urgh look at those dry ends! :(

I started off with a quick trim and went for my hair wash. Mayu-chan asked if I had tried soda hair spa before, and I was like whaaaat's that?

Soda Hair Spa

A soda hair wash is using dissolved CO2 in water and doesn't have or leave any smell on your hair. It's all the rage in Japan as it promotes blood circulation for your scalp, and also cleans out pores clogged by sebum. Thereby restoring and injecting life into your hair! Mayu also gently placed a thin towel on my face so that I could close my eyes and relax (instead of staring at the ceiling), which will allow you to enjoy your hair wash even more :p

I thoroughly enjoyed the little hair massage. Getting a soda hair wash is an additional $10, but completely worth the relaxation and cleanliness!

PSST! They are also selling soda spa shower heads complete with soda tablets that you attach to your water supply, so you can enjoy this at home! It is recommended to pamper your hair with this about once every week or fortnight. Pop by their salon to find out more.

Supersonic Hair Treatment

Once my hair was clean from all impurities, it was time to apply Shiseido's treatment onto my hair. Some hair salons try to 'ration' the amount of serum, but Monso Hair Design uses an entire bottle per person, so you know you're getting your value for money.

Products used on my hair

Once it was evenly applied to my hair, Mayu-chan used this revolutionary Supersonic Premium device to penetrate and seal the benefits of the treatment product in.

This isn't hot at all! I even touched the plate to try haha.

After that, Mayu-chan wrapped my hair into this steamer to speed up the absorption of products into my hair. Bring it back to life!!

This was followed by another hair wash (not soda though, because why would you want to thoroughly clean all the product off your hair lol) and Mayu-chan blow drying my hair. I was happily reading the Japanese magazines and taking mental pictures of nice outfits when I realised that my hair looked soo shiny through the mirror!!

Was so surprised that I started caressing my hair lol.

"つるつる!TSURU TSURU!!" 
which means very smooth in Japanese

I love how smooth my hair has become! It's soft, shiny and so much more manageable! My trim, supersonic hair treatment and soda hair wash is reasonably priced at $220 and took about 2hours. In that 2 hours I saw another male stylist tend to two male Japanese customers, so you can get some eye candies here too.

PSST! If you quote 'Facebook promotion' you will enjoy 20% off their all menu items only valid at the Tanjong Pagar outlet!

Was so happy, Mayu-chan and I started cam-whoring.


Another After because I can't believe it. My hair was so smooth an ant could slide down it. Mayu-chan started curling my hair and styling it to give it a more japanese feel.

Mayu-chan had her hair curled and pulled back into a pretty ponytail, then used her hair to conceal the rubber band. I LOVED that look so I asked her to teach me :P

End result. How is it?

Monso Hair Design Tokyo uses only Japanese hair products, and their prices are per above!

Thanks Mayu-chan and Monso Hair Design Tokyo Salon!


Tanjong Pagar (where I had my treatment done!)
32 Tanjong Pager Road, Singapore 088455
Contact no: 62221061

Robertson Quay 
1 Nanson Road #01-06 GALLERY HOTEL, 238909
Contact no: 6836 5585

Website (in japanese though, I'd recommend checking out their FB page)

Til the next time!

All photos taken in this post were shot with a Casio Exilim TR-35, in beauty mode. Love how it makes my skin glow!

Komachi's signature hair and scalp treatment - reduce hair loss and leaves hair smooth & moisturized!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!! Hope you guys enjoyed the break. I certainly did!!! It's been a few months since I last dyed my hair at Komachi the Hair Cult and I thought it was time my scalp deserved some pampering. Hair plays a super important part in forming impressions during conversations!

I've been blessed with thicker hair - but that has made me take that for granted. Though my hair looks full bodied, I drop a lot of hair daily. Whenever I comb my hair, shampoo my hair, or even just sitting down typing this, I can see and feel my hair drop, landing on my arms or on an untidy pile on the floor.

It scared me, so I finally decided to seek help from Komachi.

Before starting my scalp and hair treatment, I wanted a quick fringe trim! Thanks Meiko!!


Afterwhich I was introduced to the products that were going to be used on my hair. You can purchase them after the treatment for use at home too! These products are carefully tested and have achieved proven results in Japan! 

Hair products are best absorbed after a good wash, so the treatment began with purple rose shampoo accompanied by an amazing head massage which made my hair smell divine!

Head massages are the best!

Then began the green tea scalp treatment. Miko will segment your hair and generously brush it on your head, producing a nice, cooling effect! This treatment helps to balance your scalp's ph levels and deep cleanses your pores to get rid of impurities caused by dirt, dust, grime and free radicals in the air.

At the same time, it repairs the texture and cuticles of your hair :)

 My hair is able to breathe again! Hello healthy scalp!

Then my hair was placed in a mist steamer so the molecules can easily penetrate into my hair and scalp! Many salons use different types of machines to produce heat, but please remember that if you can feel the heat emitting to your face or your scalp tells you that the temperature is too hot, it is BAD for your hair! It is actually more damaging than helping. I was very pleased with the machine used at Komachi because I could still move my head to read and it was very comfortable throughout!

Once my scalp has locked in the moisture, the treatment was rinsed off, leaving a cool sensation that was soothing and refreshing.

After drying my hair, this Oil of Argan was applied as a supplement. It is 100% paraben and allergen free and it does wonders for your hair! It replenishes moisture and gives your hair that extra boost ;) This can also be used on dyed hair on days you feel your hair is feeling dry!

Verdict: I LOVE IT! Will definitely come back to get this again! My hair feels so much more moisturized, and I used to have an oily scalp but this is completely gone now. You can see how shiny my hair looks in this picture, and that's because it was SUPER SMOOTH!!

Meiko shows off her love for braids as she styles my hair for the afternoon out :) Check out that zig-zag in the middle.

Thank you Komachi the Hair Cult, Meiko and Miko for the wonderful service and for restoring my hair to its true glory!!!

Be sure to make an appointment before heading down for your treatment! So glad my hair loss has reduced tremendously :)

Komachi the Hair Cult
Location 360 Orchard Road #02-03/04. International Building (next to ANZ Bank) 
Tel: 65-63399432 / 65-68363391

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