I had the need to fulfill my inner diva last Merdeka Weekend. Apart from browsing online for other facial products I could purchase from SimplySiti – I felt gravity pulled me towards frequenting Iqlil Salon again. This has to be like my 4th visit this year.
The first visit was for a wash & cut, the other 2 for hair thermal spa (treatment) and the recent one for a bit of colour to cover the grey hair. I have yet to apply for membership but the price, even for non-members were I feel reasonable. After all, this place is run by a fellow mate from high school. And this was a Ladies -Only Spa. I wouldn’t sell it as a Muslimah Spa as the meaning could be miscontrued but a Ladies Only Spa seemed more appropriate.
I was impressed that the place was still up and running with well qualified stylists. I was greeted by a lovely lady with beautiful tresses of straight hair. She gave me a casual analysis of my hair which I truly appreciated. Her advice was simple – to not let people ‘nipiskan rambut’ for I will lose the glow and strength of the hair.
I know nothing about hair. So I kind of gave her permission to do what she deems fit and suitable for it. This liberty included the type of hairstyle and the new colour of my hair. This was when things got interesting. Cause you see I have a history of being silently wild and outrageous prior meeting Mr Husband. I was very confused and e.m.o. Like Goth Emo.
The stylist immediately knew I had my hair dyed black before. Dying my hair black was one of the moments when I had enough of being blonde – yah, I bleached my hair prior to that due to post break up depression. She mentioned how Asian hair is rarely pitch black like mine and is usually at a grade of 4 or 5 (I don’t know which or what scale is this). Mine was a Grade 0 and have about 5 inches left before it’s all gone from the head. To put colour on top of a Grade 0 would be difficult unless the chosen colour is strong. Which is why Gina, The Stylist suggested a Red Wine colour. I couldn’t agree more as I was already envisioning myself as Song Ji Hyo in the K-Drama Emergency Man and Woman.
Iqlil Salon hair products are from the Alfaparf range. Said to be 95% organic and water-based.. which means its allowed in prayers. I trust that the owner a.k.a. my colleague would not sell something discriminating or doubtful to the market. Kata orang, harus amanah dan bertanggungjawab.
The session lasted for 3 hours and by the time everything was done – I was mildly starving. This is because the staff at Iqlil were very compassionate and made me a cup of tea with biscuits to dip in during the session. I felt like a princess with all the hair steaming and washing. The Red Wine colour was very subtle and would only shine under white light or the sun. I was advised to not use white towel or wear white clothing as the colour could still wash down for few weeks.
Will I go again? Yes.
The whole thing costs me MYR375. I had 3 things done;
- Wash & Cut
- Basic Hair Treatment
- Colouring and Highlights
I think I would like to try their Shimino Facial next visit.