Product Reviews

Happy Tresses

With the hope to bring my dead and dull hair back to life, I tried the SOVA Hair Care Ritual at Vous Salon, Mumbai.

Frequent colour services, hairstyling and experimenting with new products, coupled with the monsoon mayhem made my hair dull, lifeless and dry. As I was already struggling with hair fall, the fact that I couldn’t do anything about rough hair and split ends annoyed me even more. That’s where SOVA came to the rescue.

SOVA’s hair care ritual involves a head massage, shampoo and conditioning, mask application and blow-dry. I know it sounds like every other hair ritual but because SOVA is a homegrown label with its roots in ancient Ayurveda, I was interested to try it. The brand is owned by Vasavdatta Gandhi and Sneha Daftary (who owns Vous Salon at Nepean Sea Road).—who know the art of combining nature and science for bespoke care. I must also take a moment to describe Vous Salon—a quaint, cosy space, it was the perfect venue to indulge in a pampering session on a rainy day with a cup of tea. Also, it’s pet-friendly!

My session started with Sneha taking me through the steps involved in the ritual and showing me each product that was to be used. The 20-minute head massage set the mood right for the rest of the session. I was impressed with the therapist’s attention to each step; full marks to the two women for staff training and hospitality. Their Mask, Shampoo and Conditioner were invigorating as the aroma of all the products was soothing and refreshing. Finally, a coat of protecting serum and a nice blow-dry later, I could step out with my hair feeling happy and fresh!

Things that I loved
The head massage was coupled with a shoulder, arms and upper back massage. This addition made the experience more enjoyable and relaxing.

My hair and scalp, even after two sweaty workout sessions, felt fresh and fragrant for almost three days.

The products for the ritual were carefully chosen keeping my hair type and condition in mind.

The products are amazing. They feel light on the scalp and their fragrance is soothing.

Address: 16A Alaknanda Shop No. S1, Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400036,
Tel: 022 2369 2019

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Sukriti Shahi