Bee Choo Origin Hair Spa Experience at Hairbitat, Vittal Mallya Road

Hello lovely people,

Hairfall is such a common problem these days for not just women but equally for men. Most of us have such hectic schedules, that we forget about the torture that our hair goes through every single day, from getting exposed to harsh UV rays to pollution to even those super tight hair ties and helmets we wear while riding bikes. Adding to all this agony, are all the chemical hair treatments we go through, in the hope of making them smoother, straighter and what not!

Recently, our newer member of Team ThatTripeUrbanLife, Arpitha (Know more about her HERE) went for a hair spa at Hairbitat in their newly opened branch at Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. When we say hair spa, don’t just think it’s any other expensive hair spa we find in salons. This was quite different, as it was completely natural and all the products were from the well-known Singapore brand Bee Choo Origins.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat

About Bee Choo Origin:

Bee Choo Origin group promotes 100% chemical/preservative/additives free herbal paste that can promote hair growth was conceptualized after Bee Choo, the founder of the Bee Choo Origin Group, met a Hong Kong physician who told her about Chinese herbs that can aid in solving hair loss problems.  With the Hong Kong physician’s encouragement and guidance, Bee Choo started to experiment on various herbal concoctions until she came up with what is known today as the Bee Choo Origin Herbal Paste. Their aim is to solve customer’s hair problems through Chinese traditional herbs and professional service with love.

You can find the Bee Choo Origin treatments in India only at HAIRBITAT, where the only focus is only on hair treatments. Hairbitat has it’s branches in Jayanagar, HSR Layout and the one we visited was above the Raymond’s Showroom in Vittal Mallya Road.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  • How was the staff?

I was welcomed with a warm and smiling staff who offered me a cup of piping hot herbal tea and on asking, they told me that it had chrysanthemum in it which helps you relax. After examining the scalp, we proceeded with the treatment.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- The Chrysanthemum Tea
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- The Chrysanthemum Tea
  • What did the process include?
  1. A ginger tonic was applied to open up the pores to prepare the skin for the herbal treatment.
  2. The Bee Choo herbal paste, which is the main ingredient of the treatment, was applied onto the scalp and hair and wrapped with a head wrap to avoid any dripping.

    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  3. I headed for the steaming where a fixed temperature will be set for the first 40 minutes and then a lower temperature for the next 5 minutes for the paste to do its magic. This was the most relaxing time during the entire process.

    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
    Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  4. After the steaming, the scalp is allowed to cool and then the paste was washed with the help of a cooling menthol shampoo and conditioner. The therapist gave an amazing massage during the shampooing which felt like heaven to me.
  5. A vitamin essence was sprayed onto the hair along with another tonic to help prevent damaged hair.
  • Overall experience?

My hair felt really soft and covered all the greys which was quite astonishing. The herbal paste had a nice aroma to it and looked a bit like henna. The therapist told me it had 21 herbal ingredients and no chemical whatsoever is added to this special herbal paste. My scalp was also cleaned up and I could see a big difference to my hair. I was also told to get this treatment a few more times in order to see permanent fix to all the greys and other hair issues.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  • Cost of the treatment?

The treatment will range from 2000 INR to 3000 INR with taxes included.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
  • Do you recommend this treatment?

Yes. For the price you are paying, this is by far the best treatment I have come across which gives real results and that lasts longer even after washing your hair a few times. They recommend you to use their shampoos and conditioners and I can understand why. Most of the hair products that we use contains some or the other kind of chemicals and since Bee Choo Origin treatment has all 100% natural ingredients, they want you to use chemical free shampoos and conditioners too.

Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat-Before
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat-Before
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- After
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat- After
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat
Bee Choo Origin at Hairbitat

The treatment is definitely worth a try, infect more than just one try. As Arpitha mentioned, the Bee Choo Origin treatment has definitely shown results on her hair and infact has been raved quite a lot by Krupa from IshtyleAwhile. I’m definitely going to try this treatment pretty soon myself after hearing such great reviews from Arpitha. What do you think of this treatment? Have you been to any of the stores of Hairbitat India for this treatment? Let me know your views on this.

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

PS: The services were provided by the brand for honest reviews. Content partially contributed by Arpitha from Team Thattripeurbanlife for the post.

 

“ELISIR” Face serum by IWOWD Skincare- Review

Hi everyone,

Finally I’m done with the ever so terrifying CAT-2015. Have a few more less scary exams left to finish and then I would know where to head over next year.

All these exams and the festivals last month left my skin in a very bad state and of course you can blame the hormones too. That’s when I came across this face serum named “ELISIR” by a startup company called IWOWD SKINCARE launched by the pretty blogger ANKITA DAS. IWOWD skincare promotes living an all natural, holistic lifestyle and using all natural ingredients for rejuvenation of one’s body and skin and the 100% natural face serum ‘Elisir is their first product in this direction.

Recently I’ve realised how important face oils and serums are for us. They are anyday more effective for our skin and does wonders in a very short period of time , but in a NATURAL WAY. I received this product in the month of October and I’ve been using it ever since without a stop. It’s been more than a month which according them is the prescribed time to see results and I can vouch on the fact that , yes it has shown some really great effects on my skin.

Lets first see some facts about this product:

Claims: This 100% natural face serum is free from any chemicals and helps in reducing sun tanning, blemishes, sun burns, pigmentation and rejuvenates for a brighter and firmer looking skin. Not tested on ANIMALS.

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Packaging: It comes in a brownish tinted glass bottle with a dropper cap. The dropper is really useful to take the right amount of product for one use everytime. The ingredients are clearly mentioned on the label but sadly the price isn’t mentioned on it. The only drawback is it’s not at all travel friendly due to the glass bottle.

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Ingredients: Contains Argan oil, grapeseed oil, rosehip oil,jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, avocado oil, lavender oil and geranium essential oil.

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Fragrance: The fragrance is very naturally and smells a bit like rose but nor overwhelming at all.

Usage: Oily skin-1 drop in day and 2 drops at night

Dry skin-3 drops in day and 4 drops at night

Combination skin-2 drops in day and 4 drops at night.

Price and quantity: INR 1099/- inclusive of all taxes for 30ml bottle.This is really cheap considering other high end brand serums available in the market currently which are priced at a minimum of INR 3ooo and higher.

My experience:

I started using this on 20th of October and it’s still only half bottle over since only a few drops is required everytime. I had a lot of pigmentation around my mouth and some sun tanning and it actually helped me getting rid of those problems. I wouldn’t say it’s completely gone but yes, it has done it’s magic and I’m going to continue using it and purchase another one soon too. I usually cleanse my face in the morning and night and apply a few drops as per instructions on my face in an upward motion and pat the serum so that it can penetrate into the skin and do it’s work.

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Also my skin is soft and brighter and I noticed a clearer complexion.It makes my skin felt moisturized.It is also good for acne prone skin as it didn’t break me out. Since I have a sensitive skin, this serum didn’t cause any redness or itching, hence really good for people having sensitive skin.However,patch test is recommended.Also if someone is allergic to nuts,latex, grapeseed, nursing & pregnant mothers,should refrain from using this.

Pros: 

  • Affordable as compared to other available face serums in the market.
  • Natural ingredients
  • Not tested on animals
  • Does not break you out and shows immediate results in a month.

 

Cons:

  • Not travel-friendly
  • Price not mentioned on the label
  • Can be only ordered through their Facebook page and no COD available yet.

Ratings: I would give it a 4.3/5 and definitely recommend this if your are looking for a face serum in an affordable price range.  A big shoutout to Ankita for curating this amazing product.

You can visit the FACEBOOK page and their WEBSITE by clicking here and here. And also don’t forget to comment below and tell me what do you think about this product and if you have any other face serums that i should try.

 

Have a great week and stay awesome!!!! 🙂