Dry Hair? Vichy Cares. Plus win hair products that suit your hair.

We’re in the middle of winter and our hair tends to take a beating over this cold season. However there is hope for dry hair. A lovely rich mask. I tested out the Vichy Nourishing and Reparative range and would like to share my results with you.

In May I had my hair coloured to look good for the #JoziMeetup.  Colouring hair definitely gives a lift to any woman, but in winter weather it isn’t the best for the condition of your hair. David, the stylist at Isobel’s salon, ran his hands through my hair before he had even coloured it.

“You need a hair mask,” was his definitive conclusion. 

So after those words were uttered I was on the lookout for a suitable solution. It arrived in the form of Vichy Nourishing and Reparative Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask. 

These Vichy products are part of the Dercos range. This set meets your fundamental needs by treating and reinforcing the bulb, the scalp and the fibers. With care available for every hair concern, Dercos gives your locks a new lease of life. Here are the different kinds available:

-Anti Dandruff Shampoo
-Ultra Soothing Shampoo
-Oil control treatment Shampoo
-Nourishing Reparative Range
I tested out the last one on the list. 

My hair before

This is my hair before. Dry, brittle, colour treated and in need of some moisture. 

I started with the shampoo. Then I rinsed that out and turned off the water. (Save water, you all!) I put the mask in. I found that I obtained better results the longer I left it in. So in other words, if I rinsed it out immediately – no effect. One minute (which is what the box said) = huge difference. So I did about two minutes. I put the water back on (and while I fine tuned the temperature that gave me some extra time) and rinsed it off.
Now it probably wasn’t necessary to put the conditioner on as well, but I wanted to go the whole hog so I did that too.

My hair after three washes

I did all three for three washes and it had this effect:

Since then I’ve cut down on the mask but I will still be doing that at least once a week. It makes such a difference and I am getting compliments about my hair .
The reparative range is for those with dry, damaged and brittle hair that has been exposed to multiple aggressions such as brushing, washing, drying and repeated chemical treatments. 
-Nourishing and Reparative Cream Shampoo: RRSP: R199
-Nourishing and Reparative Conditioner: RRSP: R225
-Nourishing and Reparative Rich Mask: RRSP: R320


VIchy also has a skin care range for those suffering from dry skin in this season. It’s called “Aqualia Thermal” and will boost hydration. The range is dermatologically tested and includes serums, blams and moisturuisers for dehydrated skin. Enriched with Vichy Thermal Spa Water, the Aqualia Thermal products sooth and moisturise your skin for up to 48 hours.  


Does your hair need help? Does it have a dandruff problem? Oily? Need soothing? Or just some reparative help like me?

Vichy is giving away a personalised hair hamper! All you have to do is follow them on Instagram and receive additional entries for other social media follows, using the Rafflecopter mechanism.


Check out more info on Vichy on their  website. 



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  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only. 
  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition. 



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Noir Hair Studio is right in the middle of Bryanston. 309 Bryanston Rd to be precise. So you’d expect them to be terribly expensive and out of reach for normal folk like us. But if you venture there you’ll find them very down to earth, and they don’t charge Bryanston prices either.

The owner of the salon is Isabel Ngulube, who is also a blogger at MzansiFro. I credit Isabel for making me look so fantastic at our last #JoziMeetup. You’ll see Isobel on the left in this pic with fellow bloggers Funso and Olerato.

I had half my hair coloured by David at her salon. Now normally with previous hair stylists that I have been to, when they do half a head it really means just that top bit. I would say David actually did more like three quarters of the head. He also mixed things up not just doing blonde but alternating blonde and light brown so that when the colour grows out it won’t look so unnatural. In fact it looks pretty natural (sun kissed)  now. 

He then asked if he could do what he liked for the blow dry and I said yes. I normally always go for the normal bob look but this time  he curved my hair very stylishly. My hair tends to scoop in on the one side and up on the other and with this style it complimented its natural tendencies.  

The stylists she employs have 12 years of experience between them and have also done internship at Franco International. They use both Joico and Matrix products. One of their most popular treatment is Brazilian Cacau  which is also a lot cheaper than what you’ll find at other stylists in the area. Also check out the “silk press” which you will find demonstrated in video on their social media pages. 

Next door to the hair salon is Dr Baumann,  They are a beauty salon that also do a lot of other aesthetic procedures. It was thanks to them that my face was presentable at the #JoziMeetup! That concealer stick worked wonders!

To see more of what Isobel and her team have been up to you can check out their 

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Would you like to win a hair cut and 20% off colour at her salon? All you have to do is tell us why and/ or  follow some social media using the Rafflecopter mechanism.


  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only who would be able to attend the hair studio in Bryanston, Johannesburg. 
  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition.


 a Rafflecopter giveaway