EUNOGO – Chaum Clinic Head Spa Experience

Hey everyone!

In this post, I will be sharing my head spa treatment I got done at Chaum Clinic a couple weekends ago. I was contacted by Eunogo, a medical tourism concierge, to review a popular head spa treatment at the prestigious Chaum Clinic. I was super excited because I’ve never had a head spa before. Just to explain more about Eunogo, they help visitors in Korea to get the best medical and beauty treatments at the best clinics. They have a great selection of services on their website and they also send a translator to your appointment so you will know exactly what’s going on. I’ve had such very many great experiences with them and I would highly recommend them to you.

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About Chaum

Now Chaum is a fairly new hospital opened in 2010. Chaum offers various health services for both domestic and overseas visitors. It is one of fanciest hospitals I’ve been to and I was able to take a tour at an Eunogo event some months back. Chaum practices many other specialized medical services like a detoxification program, customized nutrition, vitamin injections, food therapy, immune therapy and other customized programs for visitor’s needs upon consultation.

Treatment

On a rainy Saturday morning, I headed to the hospital and went to the designated Hair Spa area. The room is a bit small, like a small hair salon. I was promptly greeted and told to check a list of symptoms that I have (not scalp related) and then the nurse (?) took a picture of my scalp and the doctor came in to say hello and asked if I had any specific worries about my scalp. The condition of my scalp didn’t look that bad but she did mention that the pores looked a bit clogged and slightly inflamed, but overall no big issues.

I was led to a small curtained room to change and the scalp scaling treatment was a go-go! The chair reclines so that you are comfortably lying down. She first spritzed my scalp with hydrogen water and then proceeded to put my hair in a steamer to clean the hair and scalp. I had the cap on for 15 mins and afterwards, she applied a pre scalp cleansing tonic to the scalp with metal rod wrapped with some cotton. She worked in sections, front, right, left, and back. The liquid was very mentholated so it was super cooling and it helps to boost circulation as well as to cool the temperature of the scalp. FYI a hot scalp leads to hair loss! Hair got ion-steamed some more then she came back to do the same procedure but with a different liquid that helps to lift dead skin cells and scale the scalp.

Then it was time to do the bubble hair pack which helps to clean out the follicles. She applied the foamy lather on my head and gave me a nice head massage. Then we went over to the shampoo station and then she explained to me that every time I shampoo I should always rub the shampoo in my hands then proceed to apply it to the scalp and massage with my fingertips. The rest of our hair will get washed in the process, so it is very important to put more effort in cleansing the scalp. She didn’t apply any conditioner but later she applied a really nice smelling hair serum.

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After treatment

She dried my scalp with a hair dryer and then we took photos again. This time around to my surprise it looked worse! However, this showed me that all the dead skin that had been stuck was starting to lift off because of the scaling. I realized that my scalp is just like my face and the rest of my body. I had been neglecting it so I was determined from that day to take care of my poor scalp! I dried the rest of my hair and my head spa came to an end.

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My thoughts

My scalp felt refreshed and even after not shampooing for 2 days afterwards my scalp didn’t feel greasy and smelly like it would if I hadn’t gotten the treatment.

The treatment was about an hour and it costs $300.00USD with a special $30.00 Eunogo discount. It costs a  pretty penny, but because of the scalp analysis, I think it is a great way to find out the causes of your hair and scalp problems. If you have any concerns about your scalp and hair make sure to tell the doctor! In conlusion, I would like to say it’s not much of a relaxing head spa, but more of a scalp treatment. I would definitely recommend this treatment for those who have serious concerns about scalp and hair loss. From this, you can start to care for your scalp from a medical perspective. You can go directly to this link to read more about it. If you have the Kakao Talk app you can directly ask questions to them at their ID ‘eunogo’ and Whatsapp +65 8522 4529.

Kiss NY Air, Magic, and Wave – BOOM Goddess Hair!

Guess what?

Good hair days are ahead.

I am going to be reviewing three Kiss New York hair tools. The Insta Air, Insta Wave, and Insta Magic. Most people know that Kiss is makes a whole bunch of beauty products. They have reputation for making some pretty decent stuff at a drugstore price, so I will get right in to the review.

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InstaAir 360

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The highlight of this hair dryer is the heat distribution air booster. What is is an rotating attachment? This helps distribute the heat evenly and prevents the risk of heat spot damage. Also the rotating nozzle keeps you from shaking the hair dryer around. The slats where the air comes out is coated with ceramic tourmaline which emit non-damaging infrared heat and negative ions, making the heat much gentler on the hair during styling for a shinier and less frizzy finish. It also enables the hair to endure much higher levels of heat without creating damage. The wattage is 1600 so it’s a good hair dyer to use at home. Other specs include adjustable cold/ high/low settings.

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So, does it work? I used to own a really crappy hair dryer so this was a huge upgrade. The air booster does work, but don’t expect a lot. It does blow air around nicely and I don’t have to shake it around as much as I did. My hair did seem to get an even amount of heat. They give you a second heat concentrate attachment as well. As for the frizziness, I couldn’t really tell because my hair is already frizzy from color/bleach damage, however the top part of my hair felt smoothed out. Two cons are that it is loud and a bit on the heavy side with the tornado 360 attachment. I think for the price, 29,000KRW, this a more than decent hair dryer. I really enjoy using it and does what it claims to do.

InstaMagic

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The special thing about the Insta Magic is that has a thin strip of silicone on the heat plates. The silicone is to cushion the hair from direct contact with the heated plates and smoothes out the cuticles. Well, not sure how my hair won’t touch the heating plates… but I think the idea is that my hair won’t be smooshed between two extremely hot plates, therefore less hair damage.

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Other specs include high heat up to 230 degree Celsius, controlled and stable het control. ceramic coated plates, floating plates that wont leave edge marks, and auto shut off after 60 mins. The LED turns green when ready, only takes 30 secs to reach maximum temp.

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Straightened with InstaMagic vs. blow dried with InstaAir 360

I have used so many straighteners in my life. I can’t complain. It has all the necessary functions and more. It doesn’t fry my hair and static-less. It straightens my hair like magic! I do wish it was a little bit longer so that I could grab more hair with it. Other than that, this is a fine hair tool. This one is a bit pricy for 59,000KRW.

InstaWave

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This was the most exciting for me because I have never owned a automatic hair curler! I’ve always wanted to get the Babyliss Curl Secret that sucks in your hair and curls it, but it was too expensive. The InstaWave is has the same idea where the curl dial rotates either to the left or right, depending on the direction you want your curl to go. You can also choose the type of curl you want. For loose curls heat for 3-5 seconds, medium curls release at the beep, and for spirals release the hair 3-5 seconds after the beep. To release all you do is pull down the wand. Just as the InstaMagic it the want is coated with ceramic, high temperature of 230 degress Celsius, auto shut off after 60 mins.

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If you get this READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Dangly earrings and necklaces are a no no. Also, you should do this with dry and brushed hair. If you don’t brush it there is a chance that it can get tangled. They give you a volume brush attachment for short hair. I tried it on a small section of my long hair and I’ll just say use it only if you have short hair because my hair almost got tangled in the combs.

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There is a learning curve with this one. You need to get use to it. Once I did I was able to curl my hair really quickly. The curls came out nicely but for me it was hard to get an even head of the same style of curls. I don’t think it was because of the curler itself, but me not being used to using this kind of curler. It was fun and I was a little nervous. However, after doing a couple curls it became easier. I wish that they would have placed the heat dial not so close to the button because I kept moving the dial accidentally.

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I think for those who aren’t so great at using a regular curler this might be a better way to get nice curls. But for those who know who to curl and style their hair a little bit restricted, even though you can choose the direction and tightness of the curl. It might be better to use a regular curler. I do like how quickly and easily it create curls. I would totally recommend this to the curler challenged people out there. This one costs 53,000KRW.


These products were sent to me by K-Beauty Expo as their beauty editor. All of my opinions are my own.

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Korean Beauty- Easy way to tame dry, brittle, color treated hair like mine!

Hey people around the world!
So if you’ve seen a picture of me I have very light colored hair that my hairdresser blessed me with. Yeah it’s so not natural… but I love it. Nevertheless, I have to deal with the consequences of bleaching and dying my hair. From far away it looks good but up close it’s a mess. If you touch it, it feels like hay.

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bleached, colored, heat styled… my poor hair

Anyway, I usually do a treatment conditioner once a week in the shower to smooth and nourish my hair but my hair was feeling extra dry the last couple days from heat styling so I went and got the Kocostar Home Salon Hair Pack from Olive Young for about 4,500KRW, I don’t remember the exact price. This is a Korean beauty brand that specialises in different kinds of face and body packs. For those of you who are confused my the word ‘pack’ I’m talking about beauty masks, facial sheets, etc. I first found out about this brand on Instagram and while I was shopping around I saw it and decided to try it out. For the sake of beauty! So now I’ll show you how to use the pack and the results!

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First you have to shampoo your hair and squeeze out the extra water. I gave my hair a quick squeeze with a towel to make sure I wouldn’t have any drippage. Afterwards, place the cap on your head and tuck in the hair into the cap. It can get a little snug, I actually ripped a little bit in the center by accident. I think for long hair you can tie it up loosely or put the cap on with your head down and placing the hair inside first and fitting on your head. Then take the backing off the sticker and pull to tighten the cap on your head. 

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Then massage the contents of the cap to your scalp and hair then wait for about 15-20 mins. I wrapped my hair in a towel because the sticker was a bit loose because there was some product residue on the outside of the cap. Afterwards, rinse your hair with warm water and dry as desired. I towel dried my hair and then gave it a cool dry with my hair dryer.

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The results were pretty good. I could brush through my hair without tugging and my hair was very relaxed and moisturized. Even after sleeping, the next morning my hair didn’t have any tangles and felt silky. My scalp didn’t feel oily either throughout the day.

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It might not look that great, but to me it did a decent job smoothing the ends of my hair.

I’ve tried similar hair packs before like the one from Etude House Silk Scarf Double Care Hair Treatment (3,500KRW). If you’re looking for a quick way to treat your hair with out breaking the bank check it out. You can go to www.kocostar.com for more information and where you can get it. They seem to have stores/distribution centers in different countries.

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