The René Furterer Complete Treatment is a full-on ritual of relaxation and therapy for your hair and scalp. Clocking in at an hour, it’s like a body massage or facial but focused on the top of your head. We recently wrote a little bit about the idea behind RF hair and scalp treatments. Today we thought we’d lay out the details of a Complete Treatment.
Here are the basic steps:
- Preparation and brushing
- Pre Shampoo Scalp Treatment
- Scalp Massage
- Cleansing with treatment shampoo
- Conditioner and optional Leave-in conditioner
- Special treatments (if needed)
- Blow Dry
And a little bit about each one:
The René Furterer treatments are customized according to the needs of your hair and scalp. During the consultation, the stylist identifies what treatment will offer you the best benefits. The natural and current state of the scalp, the quality of the hair, what hair services you generally get, and what your styling routine is — all these are critical in selecting products for the session.
2. Preparation and brushing
Brushing and Massaging are the two main parts to prepping the hair and scalp. It maximizes the benefits of the cleansing and treatment you will receive. Brushing goes a long way to improving the circulation of your scalp. It also removes dirt and sebum from the hair. This will help treatment products penetrate the follicle of the hair.
3. Pre-shampoo scalp treatment
One of two products is used for this stage, Complex 5 or Astera (see box below for info on each). Each can be understood, in essence, as exfoliating treatments for the scalp. The scalp treatment is massaged into the scalp in sections. Once applied, you relax under a steam bath for 10 to 15 minutes, as the product does its work.
Complex 5’s concentration of orange and lavender essential oils increases microcirculation. Once applied, most clients feel their scalp tingling; this is the effect of the citrus extracts stimulating blood flow. Complex 5 removes the top layer of dead skin cells, which invigorates the scalp and helps strengthen hair from the root bulb.
Astera is Recommended for the client with a sensitive or irritated scalp. While Complex 5 provides a warming effect, Astera cools, soothes and calms the scalp. This cooling effect is provided by essential oils of peppermint, eucalyptus, and camphor. Another ingredient, extract of Asteraceae (Echinacea), provides anti-inflammatory and healing benefits.
4. Scalp Massage
The scalp treatment is applied to the root of the hair and worked in. It is followed by a massage protocol, which helps the essential oils penetrate into the scalp. Rene Furterer has a set sequence of clinically tested massage strokes that are applied. The same sequence is used for either the Express or the Complete Treatment, but the duration will be shorter or longer, respectively.
5. Cleansing with Treatment Shampoo
Following the treatment, the scalp treatment product is rinsed out and an appropriate shampoo is applied. The shampoo is chosen based on the consultation:
- Astera for very sensitive or irritated scalp,
- Karite Hydra for dehydrated scalp and hair,
- Karite Nutri for very dry hair,
- Curbicia for oily hair,
- Tonucia for aging, weakened hair.
- Forticea shampoo for thinning hair, and to reduce hair loss.
The stylist generally applies 2 shampoos: one to wash the hair and the other one to treat the hair and scalp with a head massage (leave on for 5 minutes).
6. Conditioner, optional leave-in
Like the treatment, a conditioner will be used depending on the need of the hair. A steam bath might also be used a second time, to deepen the treatment effect. Karite Hydra, Karite Nutri or Sublime Curl is sometimes used as a leave-in conditioner to finish the treatment
7. Special Treatments if needed
Special treatments might be added depending on the condition being treated. These can precede or follow the shampoo and conditioner, depending on which protocol has been selected. For instance the RF80 and Triphasic, both treatments for thinning hair, are used at the end the session.
8. Blow Dry
All treatments include a simple blow dry, unless a haircut appointment is scheduled. Minimal product is used, so that the hair and scalp can continue to benefit from the treatment.
Ready to get one?
We hope this rundown piqued your interest in getting a René Furterer Hair and scalp Treatment! Bonus time: get 20% off both Express and Complete treatments until 12/15. Just use code RFTREAT20 when you book online and easy peasy the discount will be applied automatically.
If you are ready, bookings are available at both our locations:
See you soon (^_^)