The Best of Kerastase: Yes, It Is Worth It

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The Best of Kerastase

I'm not sure how this happened, but over the last few years or so... I've become obsessed with one of the most expensive hair care brands out there. It started when I bought some shampoo and conditioner on Rue La La a few years ago. I noticed that with the shampoo and conditioner, my hair was easier to style. I actually got comments on Facebook pictures about my hair being shiny (completely ignoring the new baby in those pics), must have been some good hair! I had a tub of hair masque that I'd break out when really necessary. That little tub was babied for years, and it always gave me a week of good hair days. When I ran out, I was sad. I bought other salon brand products and they were good, and I enjoyed them. But there was always a bit of regret. They weren't Kerastase.

Suddenly, Kerastase started showing up on my doorstep (gasp!) I have no idea how that happened, but I had styling products! Mousse! Hair Spray! And best of all... a sea salt spray. The only one that has ever really worked well for my hair. When Kerastase started showing up semi-regularly on Rue La La, I started buying big bottles of shampoo and more masque. I repurchased products. I started stocking up in case I ran out. And I found myself saying no to testing other products.

So, my name is Christine... and I am a Kerastase addict. And these are my favorites!

1. Réflection Bain Chroma Riche (at Birchbox): This shampoo is the real secret to the good hair days. I've found that as long as I use this shampoo (a shine enhancing shampoo for color treated hair like mine), my hair is healthier, dries faster and styling is easier. When possible, I buy the very large, salon exclusive size from Rue La La.

2. Fondant Chroma Captive (at Birchbox): This lightweight conditioner is the "everyday" conditioner that I usually pair with the shampoo. It is hydrating without weighing down my hair.

3. Réflection Masque Chroma Riche (at Birchbox): The intensive mask that I was previously hoarding, I now use it about once a week. While I often just swap it out for my daily conditioner, it really does work better when I take a few extra minutes to towel dry my hair a bit after shampooing, then apply and rinse out after 10 minutes or so.

4. Spray Volumifique (at Kerastase): This spray adds shine, softens hair and can really help add a lot of volume! I don't use it often, but I like to reach for it when I know I'm styling my hair and want volume.

5. Nectar Thermique (at Birchbox): A light lotion that I'll use on damp hair when my hair is feeling dry. It add hydration, helps fight damage and protects from heat damage.

6. Ciment Thermique (at Birchbox): Let's face it, sometimes we all over do it with heat styling, and our hair suffers. When my hair is looking damaged and I need to head to the salon for a trim, I break out this lotion. It helps with the damaged areas, and helps to protect from further damage.

7. Spray À Porter (at Birchbox): The first sea salt spray to work for me, this is really the key product for when I curl my hair. I use about 8-10 sprays throughout my hair when it is wet. It gives my hair just the right amount of texture and holds the curls in place much longer.

8. Mousse Bouffante (Kerastase): If I want really big, Texas worthy hair with some hold, then this is the mousse I reach for. Don't overdo it, about the size of an egg is all that my hair can handle.

9. Laque Dentelle (at Kerastase): This is my current favorite hair spray! It has flexible hold but really does a great job of working all day long despite any humidity. I'm on my second can already.

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  1. OOH! They do make some amazing haircare!

  2. I'm obsessed with this line! I love the Keratin stuff in the copper colored bottles!

  3. I use Ciment Thermique as a leave-in when my hair is super parched. Good stuff.

  4. This sounds like an AMAZING line! I need to research it.

  5. Kerastase has been one of my fave brands for, well, FOREVER. I love the Masquintense like it's my job (which I guess it kind of is)!

  6. My former hairdresser turned me on to Kerastase when her shop carried it. I bought it for years so I understand your obsession. I remember when it was so hard to find so I'd stock up too.

  7. When only the best will do for your hair, I always recommend Kerastase. I used to be ably to buy it only in salons when I would travel. Thank goodness it's more readily available now!

  8. Nothing beats a great hair day! I, too, have recently become obsessed with Kerastase! Clearly, there are more items that I need to try out! :)

  9. Kerastase is hit or miss for me; some of the products are truly superior and some are just ok or even bad. My hair just didn't like the Discipline frizz-fighting line; it made for crunchy, stiff, sticky hair. A lot of their products break out my skin or make my scalp itch too; I think it's the heavy fragrances. That hairspray is wonderful, though, and the Masque Ultime is amazing. You might try the Fibre Architecte for "need a trim" days. It's a dual-chamber serum, part of the green fortifying line, that you apply to the ends of dry hair before flat-ironing; it seals and smooths and makes your ends soft and shiny. It also fights humidity and lets you keep the smooth, shiny "just fixed it" hair all day long even in rainy or windy weather.

  10. I loved reading this! I recently spotted a few Kerastase products I would like to buy, but never read more about the brand. Now I know I'll be trying something out :))

    Kisses, Kali

  11. Great list. My personal favorite is Ciment Thermique, it does a really good job at protecting my hair.


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