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Dr. Alan Kling explains restoring dry hair through conditioning treatments in Vogue Magazine.

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2. /- there are as-.. rna tress treatnre" tsn there are hairs on the h Amy Taran Asttey gets to the root of them As a lifelong low-maintenance maven,I am curious, if a bit skeptical, aboutthe slew of customized deep-condi-tioning hair treatments currently croppingup at Manhattans cutting-edge salons .Clairriing to aid not just the appearance butthe health of the hair and scalp, the latesttreatments take that trendy beauty buzzwordnatural very seriously; far from being ultra-scientific, these back-to-basics treatmentsrely on earthy ingredients and rival such cozy,low-tech hair--mary.) While I am lulled by the warm steam, Cordoba shares his New Age philosophy withme. It includes such homey advice as replacing my current styling pomade with flat beer... and how to put it to magical("it has the same effect"), rinsing blond tresses in rosemary tea ("a natural shine enhancer"),use in your own home. and combating dandruff with a strawberry paste. Im somewhat dubious, but its true thatafter the moisture-rich mask is removed and my hair is rinsed in cool rosemary tea, it glim-Decorating with Paper shows how mers and is free offlyaways. And it smells like a fruit bar.to use glorious papers to rival the Massage, a mainstay of most salon treatments, is said to stimulate the scalp and dislodgemost spectacular effects of paint.dead cells. For a spa-quality rubdown, try the Stress-Relieving Treatment at the Aveda Es-plaster. fabric - at a fraction ofthetique, reasonably priced at $40. (Call800j328-0849 for Aveda concept salons aroundthe country.) After an application of A veda Purescriptions for oily hair and scalp and a fewthe time and cost! Packed withdrops of Aveda Energizing Nutrients for exfoliation, my scalp is massaged; this is followedprojects. this breakthrough newby a marvelous 20-minute neck, shoulder, and arm massage while my slicked hair cooksguide makes it easy to:under a warm towel. Aesthetician Rafael Virguez has to wake me up for my shampoo,~ Add fabulous details to doors.which is given while I relax supine on a padded table. When I admire the fragrances of thewindows. walls ~ Turn ordinaryAveda Camomile Shampoo ("great for enhancing highlights in both natural and color-treat-objects into brilliant. one-of-a-kind ed blonds") and the Aveda Curessence conditioner he uses, Virguez explains that there areaccessories ~ Turn mirrors. no synthetic ingredients in A veda products, only distilled plant and flower essences-hencetables. screens. lamps into heirloomthe alluring aromas. I leave with lovely shiny hair and a looser neck too.treasures ~ Turn a plain room By now my hair has been coated in just about anything you can put in a blender, and Iinto a gazebo .. .or romantic decide to check in with New York dermatologist Karen Landau. "The notion of nourish-Victorian refuge! With step-by-step ing the hair is misleading," she says, when told of my exploits. "Dead protein cant be nour-directions. tips. tricks. fast newished." But what about my wonderfully sleek hair? Like Dr. Alan Kling, she is adamant that whetherdecoupage methods. An A-Z guide the hair is doused in fruit juices or stearalkonium chloride (the main ingredient in most com-to tools. terms. techniques. Plus mercial conditioners) its a temporary, not a permanent, improvement.over 125 inspiring photographs. By my second week of salon hopping, my hair is silky, but I am disappointed that the re-sults last only a day or two. I want my hair to look constantly coddled, but who has the timeor money for more than the infrequent pampering session with a pro? This is where whateach of my treatment technicians solemnly calls "home maintenance" comes in.I equip my bathroom with the latest news in hair care, the leave-in conditioner. Workedthrough the hair after shampooing, they save time by skipping the rinsing step that regularconditioners require and offer all-day treatment benefits. Leave-ins can also be more effi-cient and less messy to use than hot oil treatments and hair masks. (Its very modem to savetime; nevertheless I am attracted to the all-girl glamour oflounging around my apartmentfor the evening in a white terry robe, hair coated in a purple C1ayPac ClayOn moisturizingmask by A1tobella, $12.90.)Some of the best weapons in my at-home arsenal: Avedas lightweight, bodybuilding 10 save 20% on new leave-in Elixir ($8); Mastey Liquid Pac Leave-In Hair Reconstuctor ($7.50); Matrixs Es-sential Therapy Leave-In Conditioner ($7.97), which didnt weigh down my fine hair; andDecorating with Paper...Sebastians new Potion 9 ($ I 2.50), which, with its nine botanical extracts, left my hair soft call toU freeeven after blow-drying. The French company Phytotherathrie has an excellent static-fight- 8004269922 ing leave-in cream called Phyto 7 ($15) for dry or dehydrated hair. Senscience Inner Re-pair Leave-In Conditioner ($8) is said to repair damage by replicating the fluids found inthe inner core of healthy hair. It sounds a bit scientific, but one application and I am con-Or send check or money ordervinced- my hair has volume and shine and lies smooth.The Tresemme professional line by Alberto Culver is now available at retail and offersfor: $28* for the HARDCOVERfour new conditioners. I am enthusiastic about European Overnight Ends Replenisheredition (thats 20% off the cover($4.49) and European SeIfcWarming Shine Conditioner ($4.49), which heats up in the palmprice of $35) plus $3 for shippingof the hand and leaves hair lively. ..and handling; or $19* for the C1airols new ColorHold ColorCare System is a boon to those with color-treated hair.SOFfCOVER edition (thats overThe ColorSealing Conditioner ($4.99) has a sealer that helps lock in color and provides rinse-20% off the cover price of $24) out moisturization; a bottle-blond friend whom Ive pressed into service tells me her hair feelsplus $2.50 for shipping and "rich" after using it. For daily use, the same chemically dependent friend finds Neutrogenahandling to:Conditioner for Permed or Color Treated Hair ($6.15) a good antidote for dryness.The Conde Nast Collection After putting my own head to the test I can safely claim status as a conditioning con- Box 10214. Dept. 883041vert. While I may occasionally make pilgrimages to the hair gurus for tender loving care,Des Moines. IA 50336. my new-found posse of gently priced at-home products promises to serve me well. And even if all that shiny good health is just an illusion, as the dermatologists insist, I still yearn for long locks to show it off.. VOGUE BEAUTY ~222220 V O G UE OE CE MBER 1 993