Since my pregnancy last year, I’ve been having a bit of a hair issue. Greys are popping up. I had hoped that genetics would keep them at bay (my grandma only had a few at her temple when she died at 80, my mom just now has a few greys), but it appears that luck is not on my side. I have only a few, but it is more than I want. So, I’m doing some coloring in addition to my usual highlights. And, I’m being more protective of my color. I don’t want it to fade and let the greys pop back out!
So, part of how I baby my hair is avoiding shampoo. Seriously. Washing less, and using color safe shampoo when I do, definitely helps my color last longer. Kerastase has decided to help me avoid shampoo even more with their Caressing Cleansing Balm. This product is a great alternative to the typical shampoo and conditioner duo.
Cleansing Balm comes in a pump and is thick like conditioner, with a light floral scent. It definitely feels different during use though. It has a very light foaming action and feels like you’re shampooing lotion onto your head, if that makes any sense. It rinses out easily and while my hair isn’t super hydrated like on “normal” days, it does feel like it has had a light conditioner on it.
On days that I’ve used the Cleansing Balm my hair is pretty easy to style and definitely feels fresher than if I’d skipped getting my hair wet altogether. I’m not sure it would be worth the price for everyone that colors their hair, but for those of us that need to baby our color (I’m looking at you Redheads!), this is a great option to help keep the fresh from the salon look!