I recently attended a masterclass for j.f. lazartigue, led by Mary Pergola, National Sales Director. The luxury French brand was founded in 1976 by Mr. Jean-Francois Lazartigue, one of the most renowned hair care specialists. Their products are great for over processed and damaged hair caused by oxidation color, perms, straightening, ironing, or even daily blow-drying. Mary, who has worked with Mr. Lazartigue for 18 years, is an expert on diagnosing hair and scalp. I learned a lot in the class about maintaining healthy hair and scalp.
One of the interesting products I learned about was the Oily Scalp Treatment Pre-Shampoo Massage Gel for Deep Cleansing ($47). Mary told us that since the scalp is just the extension of our facial skin, we should be treating it the same way. The Massage Gel is an exfoliant that can be used weekly and is great for oily or dandruff prone scalps.
I tried a sample of the Massage Gel at home and really enjoyed using it. I massaged the gel in my scalp for five minutes before shampooing. It had small beads and created a tingling pleasant sensation on my scalp.
Another great product is the Moisturizing Mask ($54). This pre-shampoo mask is recommended for both dry hair and dehydrated scalps. It repairs hair without weighing it down.
Mary talked about her favorite new products, the ultimate in luxury, Home Spa Essential Duo with Tea Oil Serum (delicate and fine hair) or Bancoulier Oil Serum (very thick hair), $250. You can devise your own formula by adjusting the amount of serum and essential hair cream to suit the length and condition of your hair. Tea oil extracted from the fruit of the tea tree, contains vitamins (B and C), and anti-free radicalar compounds that reinforce the anti-ageing protection essential to fragile hair. The oil extract from the Bancoulier nuts is highly concentrated in vitamins A, E, and F, which are essential to the good health of devitalized hair.
I received samples of the Tea Oil Delicate Shampoo ($49) and Tea Oil Delicate Conditioner ($60), which I tried at home. I loved the delicate tea oil scent and after I used it my hair was soft and fluffy with good volume. You can use this shampoo and conditioner in conjunction with the Home Spa Essential Duo.
I had a fun time in the masterclass learning the range of J.F. lazartigue products for hair and scalp. I look forward to adding their masks, massage gels, serums, shampoo and conditioner to my hair routine.