Sunday, 7 February 2010

Kerastase: Initial Impressions

Ok, I have had the Kerastase products for little over a week, and have used them twice.
I bought them from LuxuryHairCare, and it cost me £35. I bought Resistance bundle 1, which contains the Bain de Force (strengthening hair bath, or shampoo), Ciment Anti-usure (conditioner), and Ciment Thermique (a heat activated treatment).

The resistance range is designed to strengthen hair, from within rather than just providing a glossy coating. Hair can become weakened through exposure to different sources including chemical colour, heat, pollution, and brush damage. A quick survey on the Kerastase website showed me I needed this range, and which products were best for my hair. If all is successful with these products, and my hair becomes stronger, I might try the reflection range.

I thought the packaging was a little boring and unimpressive for shampoo with such a high price, but then hoped than all the quality was shown in the product and results. I was also underwhelmed by the smell of the product. Don't get me wrong, it is not unpleasant, and is a very clean scent, however is not the highly perfumed smell I am used to with drugstore brands. I cannot put my finger on the scent, I know it reminds me of something.

Now, as I have said I have only used this twice in a week, and I normally wash my hair every other day, as if I don't it tends to become very greasy, flat and dull. However, on the 4th day after using this product, my hair still looked lovely and clean. This is a very good point for me as I know washing my hair too often is not good for it. So many hairs fell out in the shower when I was washing it before, so reducing that was very good for me.

Another positive of these products is how smooth and soft my hair felt. It was so easy to run a comb through it, and it barely pulled on my hair at all. This is great for my hair, as again it tends to break off when being brushed, so the softer and easier to manage it is the less damage is being done to my hair.

The results are beginning to show in my hair, however don't expect this to work over night. The point of Kerastase products is to strengthen your hair from the inside, unlike cheaper products which coat the outside of the hair. This is going to take some time to do, but I am prepared to wait. Expect many updates on this!

Loving what I see so far, but only time will tell.

K x

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