The first time my fiancé described a Balinese Creambath to me, I swear I heard harps playing and birds gayly chirping in the background as he waxed poetic about what sounded positively heavenly. Now four years later we are in Bali and the first order of business for me was to experience a Creambath first hand. There are a ton of spas and salons that offer this service, but I wanted to experience the specific treatment he had described to me exactly the way he described it, which led us to Amo Spa in Seminyak, Bali.
Amo Spa is the creation of native New York Supermodel/Actress Navia Nguyen and is a beautifully serene space with an amazing service menu and an expertly trained staff. Before my service began, I had the pleasure of sipping on a cool refreshing glass of wine from the in-house bar. After changing into proper Amo Spa attire, my insanely decadent hour-long service began with a shampoo, during which I went weak in the knees from the massage that accompanied my shampoo experience. The conditioning cream was then applied to my hair, section by section, and slowly, luxuriously massaged in by the stylist (who I may begin stalking on a regular basis.) Not only was the product massaged into my scalp, but my head, neck and shoulders were also continuously massaged with oil as I sat like jello in a chair.
With the conditioning cream still in my hair, I was placed under a steamer for about 2o minutes. The steamer helps to infuse the cream into hair for an even deeper conditioning. My hair was then rinsed and a tonic was applied to it. Believe me, ladies and gentlemen, when I tell you that had I not been looking into a mirror when I touched my hair, I would not have believed it was my hair I was touching. It was incredibly soft and silky. I was able to easily run my hands through my hair while wet, which is usually not a good idea given my super thick, curly textured hair. After blow drying my hair, not only was it soft and silky, but also wonderfully shiny and bouncy! I now daydream about Navia taking Amo Spa stateside and eradicating bad hair days one state at a time…a girl can dream.