At the top of the list of pleasurable things to run your fingers through is smooth and flowing hair, which narrowly beats bubbling streams or a bowl of legumes. Give your digits smoother territory to frolick through and pay R599 for a Brazillian Blowdry at The Vanilla Room.
Tucked away in the charming heart of Claremont’s Draper Square, The Vanilla Room is a haven for stressed strands afflicted with the frizzies and uncontrollable curls alike. Guaranteed to be more refreshing than going for a swim in the middle of summer and a step away from the mundane drudgery of every day routines, it doesn’t matter what sort of strop your strands have gotten themselves into, because the tress-tamers at The Vanilla Room are better than riot-police when it comes to controlling mane-mutiny. While you let your mind and limbs relax in the sound-proofed space suffused with soothing music, the hair gurus will handle the more difficult task of relaxing your hair.
A revolutionary and rather famous treatment well-known for transmuting uncontrollable curls and ferocious frizz into a far sleeker fall of silky strands, the Brazilian Blowout is popular with most people who find themselves longing for smoother hair. The specialised formula wraps each strand in a cuticle-smoothing protein – the same keratin your hair is made of – and infuses it with the type of radiance you usually see in shampoo commercials. It also boots frizz to the fashion-curb, where it will probably mingle with other forgotten fads like pedal-pushers and the jheri-curl. While this protective protein fortifies strands, a combination of blow-drying and flat-ironing razes the remaining kinks, leaving your newly tamed mane ready to be flaunted or tossed imperiously over your shoulder. The treatment ensures luxuriously smooth and tamed locks for around twelve weeks – which adds up to about three months or six re-enactments of Rapunzel. Of course, if your hair is somewhat Rapunzellish in length already, the treatment will cost a bit extra and take a bit longer.
Hairy fact: After cutting off her five meter-long pony-tail, a woman in Pamplona was so loathe to part with her severed strands that she decided to use the follicles to knit herself a quilt.