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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Need a Facial for your Scalp? Try the NIOSCOPE Derma Renew Treatment by NIOXIN


A few weeks ago I visited Raffaello Salon in Yorkville for a NIOSCOPE Derma Renew Hair Treatment. Christopher Marrello was so welcoming and helpful, explaining every step of the treatment in detail and standing firmly behind the NIOXIN products he used. The entire NIOSCOPE "Head Spa" was just over 1 hour, and my experience included washing, blow drying and styling. 

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What is it?

NIOSCOPE Derma Renew is a botanical treatment whereby a stylist gently exfoliates and removes all buildup on the scalp. The process of physically massaging out dirt and pollutants encourages cellular renewal, and promotes hair strength and vitality. Caring for your scalp in this way is delightfully refreshing, and the long-term effects are totally worth it. Who doesn't like a little hair TLC?

Raffaello Salon

When should you get a NIOSCOPE treatment done?

If you care about your hair the same way you do your face, it's important to spend some time catering to your scalp - perhaps at the beginning of each season. This will keep your hair soft and shiny, with no icky residue collecting at your roots. Christopher recommends getting a scalp facial once every 3-4 months and scheduling your NIOSCOPE treatment to go hand in hand with a haircut or blowout. The results are both instantaneous and long-term when using NIOXIN products, so I'll definitely be going back.

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My hair before the NIOSCOPE Treatment

Step 1: NIOSCOPE Tool

The stylist uses a camera attachment to zoom in close to your hair follicles and get a good look at the scalp. They do this to see if you have any contaminants building up, to understand how dirt and debris might collect in certain areas, and to come up with a solution for proper scalp care long term. The stylist will suggest one of the 6 NIOXIN kits that's best suited to your hair and skin type for daily/weekly maintenance.

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Step 2: Microdermabrasion Application

The non-medicinal, botanical scalp treatment cream is carefully applied to the entire scalp, squeezed through a fine nozzle. It can take up to 30 minutes to apply throughout, depending on the amount of hair. Afterwards it is massaged in to loosen dead skin and dirt, then left to penetrate further for 10 minutes. The cream is rinsed out and the stylist will wash and condition as usual. This NIOSCOPE process will help you achieve your optimal scalp health. Using NIOXIN products over time will also help prevent any kind of hair loss- whether it's hormonal, hereditary, or illness related. Note that this treatment is for men and women alike.

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Step 3: Blowdry and Style

Check out that before-and-after! My hair was so weighed down and a bit dull.

I didn't go into my NIOXIN treatment with any massive concerns. My scalp is typically quite clean and my hair is healthy and shiny. My only concern is the fact that I have combination, acne-prone skin and I get breakouts in and around my scalp due to sweat, makeup, oil, etc. Scheduling regular NIOXIN scalp treatments will help reduce my breakouts overtime by thoroughly removing any dirt, oil and dead skin buildup around my roots. It's impossible to shampoo and condition thoroughly each time!

Shampoo for thinning hair

Since NIOXIN hair care is based upon skincare principles first, you'll notice that any hair problems you may have will be targeted at the root - not simply masked by silicones and fragrance. The 3 NIOXIN pillars are DERMA, DENSITY and DIAMETER - using a NIOXIN kit regularly will clean and protect your epidermis by increasing cell turnover, increase density and fullness, and strengthen the hair shaft to prevent breakage and promote growth. 

Where styling products are concerned, Christopher highly recommends Bodifying Foam, the NIOXIN Mousse which he says is the best one on the market. He also recommends Sebastian's Zero Gravity Hairspray, along with their hair serums to moisturize both the scalp and hair length. My personal favourite is the NIOXIN Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser.  This volumizing dry shampoo is the best one I've tried at the salon level, providing the most long-lasting and reliable "dry cleanse" that will totally trick people into thinking that your oily hair is fresh from the shower. After brushing it through from root to tip, my hair honestly feels clean again. You have to try it, I've already run through a full bottle!
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NIOXIN 3D Care System Kit, $49.98 at salons

A NIOXIN's 3-part System is your best tool to remove follicle-clogging sebum, fatty acids and environmental residue from your scalp and hair. There are six different systems to choose from, and each includes a cleanser, conditioner and scalp treatment to provide moisture and volume. Typically you'll have to wait 2-4 weeks to see results from the kit, but if you start using the products directly after having a NIOSCOPE treatment, the prodcuts will start to work within the first week - any buildup and dead skin will be out of the way! 
Find your ideal NIOXIN system by filling in the short quiz.

I recently watched a similar treatment done on the SASS YouTube channel, see it here:

I also included a few clips from my visit to Raffaello Salon in a recent vlog:

The in-salon treatment costs $50, which includes the NIOSCOPE assessment, scalp "dermabrasion" and NIOXIN hair care kit consultation to explain your recommended scalp and hair care regimen.
Note: Any services such as hair cut or blow dry are extra.

Visit Raffaello Salon for a NIOSCOPE treatment at 132 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6. Call 416-929-0021 or email to make an appointment.

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