I recently had my hair colored at Park Jun’s salon, courtesy of L’Oreal Professionnel, that let me try their INOA (hair color without ammonia), but one of the concerns I had to bring up before I tried the service for free was: Is it safe to redo my hair color, when just a month ago, I also had it colored at Jing Monis Salon? And, my Korean hair stylist Lena assured me it is, because not only is INOA so much safer on hair, they will also be giving me a treatment perfect for color-treated hair that Park Jun’s is actually known for: the Mucota treatment.
Mucota is meant to bring back hair’s natural keratin, which gets lost when hair is processed, like in coloring, perming, and rebonding treatments. Keratin is in fact the very protein of hair. Aside from getting the treatment regularly at Park Jun’s, you can alos avail of the Mucota hair maintenance products: shampoo, conditioner, treatment, cream-type leave-on conditioner, serum, and shine spray.
There are six steps to the Mucota treatment when you get it in the salon, lasting no more than an hour in total, hair blowout included:
1. First they will shampoo your hair using the Mucota shampoo, for cleansing, which also includes the preparational treatment.
2. They apply moisturizer, which works on the inner layers of hair to give, well, just that: much-needed moisture to chemical-treated hair. It will be massaged into hair with steam, then left on for 10 minutes with the steam still on so hair will easily absorb the treatment.
3. Next they spray on a liquid form of keratin, which helps make hair stronger and repairs damage from treatment. Then they massage this onto hair.
4. The next product is cream-type keratin, which helps give softness and shine. They apply this in sections, massage onto hair, then leave on for 10-15 minutes with steam.
5. The fifth step is the Mucota conditioner, which seals the cuticle of hair so the Mucota treatment will last. They massage cream onto hair, then cold rinse after one minute.
6. The finishing touch is the serum/Mucota oil, which prevents hair damage and split-ends caused by heat styling, and protects from sun. It’s applied on damp hair, ends to mid-hair, not roots. Then, they blow dry my hair.
Note: All Mucota treatments are not supposed to touch your scalp. They’re too strong and may cause rashes on sensitive skin (like what happened to me when I tried this for the first time in a different salon).