Kérastase


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4.0

173 products

4,265 reviews

71% would repurchase

Recent Kérastase Reviews

Shampoo -Kérastase -Bain Densite

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Despite the dreaded SLS in it, I like this shampoo: it makes my hair stronger, softer and gives it a healthy kick of volume. It also slightly reduces the amount of hair strands I count in the shower, compared to when I use a 'regular' shampoo. Surprisingly I experience zero frizz and tangling which is what usually happens when I use an SLS-containing product. Elegant bottle packaging looks good on my bathroom cupboard and the shampoo smells so nice too. I just wish they would improve the formulation, as it is I cannot use as often as I'd like and have to rotate with a more natural shampoo, otherwise I start to get an itchy scalp. Have tried the Densifique hair mask too which was just as good, if not better. Will try to do a write up for that later...

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Hair Treatments -Kérastase -Chronologiste Essential Revitalising Balm

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Being completely silly I bought this balm with the shampoo from the same line (it was on offer as a duo) and this one is even worse for my hair than the shampoo.

When I use both (and I tried a couple of times, silly me), I actually look like I have a two year old's hair. It gives me soft, unmanageable, unflatteringly flat hair, so flat that I actually look like I'm semi-balding! A limp, fly-away mess of hair that clumps together and looks miserable and awful with no volume whatsoever and I do not even go ANYWHERE NEAR my scalp with this product.

Not a look one would expect from a premium brand that is supposed to REVITALISE your hair! By the end of the day my hair looked greasy (not like in a shiny, healthy way, it looked like I have not washed it properly for a while!).

Don't be tempted with a beautiful bottle and expensive smelling fragrance (it does smell nice and high-end the fragrance stays in your hair) - if you have delicate, thin hair - avoid this product like a plague.


Shampoo -Kérastase -bain chronologiste

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My hair does not have much luck with the products from Kérastase and sadly this shampoo was no different. My delicate, wavy hair that I'm trying to grow out was flat, limp and looked really bad after just one use. A total opposite of revitalised...

However my biggest gripe with this shampoo is a total lack of introduction from the company for what type of hair it is actually designed. 'Revitalising' might mean ANTHING. Judging by the presence of salicylic acid in the ingredients list (and lots of silicones and SLS which my hair actually likes so I was not bothered) I guessed that it could have some clarifying action. And that is how I'm planning to use it, maybe once a week or every 10 days, especially that it takes 1-2 washes with a different shampoo to recover from this one! hence 2 hippies but it really should be just one. I'm hoping for a miracle, although at least it lathers well and smells nice.

Being completely silly I bought the balm too (it was on offer as a duo) and this one is even worse for my hair than the shampoo. When I use both, I actually look like I have a two year old's hair. It gives me soft, unmanageable hair, I actually look like I'm semi-balding. Flat, fly-away mess of hair that clumps together and looks miserable and awful with no volume whatsoever. Not a look one would expect from a premium brand that is supposed to REVITALISE your hair!

Don't be tempted with a beautiful bottle and expensive smelling fragrance (it does smell nice and high-end the fragrance stays in your hair) - if you have delicate, thin hair - avoid this product like a plague.

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Hair -Kérastase -DISCIPLINE

on 7/23/2018 6:43:00 PM

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I avoided trying this line for many years because it just seems insanely expensive and overhyped. Recently I decided to give it a whirl and I purchased the following in the Discipline line:
---Cleansing Conditioner - $47.00
---Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate Free Conditioner - $52.00
---Maskeratine - $59.00

First, I will start with the positives… I really enjoyed the cleansing conditioner, which surprisingly, lasted a very long time – a little truly went a long way with this stuff. Was it the best conditioner ever? Naw. Are there others in this high price range that are better? YES! SO even though I liked it, the price for what you get isn't a justification for repurchasing. I rate this conditioner 2 ½ stars.

I did not like the conditioner at all – yes its sulfate free, but so are many others nowadays. This was so basic it makes me angry. While I am tempted to give it a 2-star rating, the price vs. performance negates that. 1 star.

The mask was a pretty pathetic excuse for a deep conditioner. I noticed NOTHING redeeming about this- my hair was not softer, shinier, less frizzy, nor curls more defined. I couldn’t tell the difference btw this or the Bain Fluidealiste conditioner after using. I am also perturbed by the voodoo like trickery of how much you get, or rather, the amount of uses. This stuff is difficult to work into hair, more than a lot of other hair masks. AND, get this: I noted some similarities btw this and the L’Oreal Oil Curls Mask, although the L’Oreal mask works much better and is abt $6.00. Additionally, the L’Oreal mask has less ingredients. I am fairly convinced L’Oreal did what they typically do, which is slightly change ingredients around and market/sell them under different brands they own. It’s annoying and ridiculous. This is a 1 star product (if that!), as it doesn’t do what it states, and the cost is outlandish for what it actually is.

There are MANY high end product brands which work wonderfully – don’t by into the hype on this one. I say skip it.

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Hair -Kérastase -Ciment Anti-Usure

on 6/10/2018 11:23:00 AM

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Just want to clarify my stance over repurchasing this - I would, provided my hair is bleached and/or very damaged, but as my hair is no longer coloured I don't use it any more.

Around 5 years ago, I had my hair lightened from my natural level 4 dark brown to a level 8 honey blonde at a hair salon apparently specialising in colour services. In fairness, the colour ended up lovely but as my hair is fine, it ended up brittle and damaged. I was always careful to have my roots done at a salon, avoided heat and hot styling tools as much as I could (just blowdrying my fringe straight only), used protein treatments and deep conditioning - but it was to no avail, when my hair was wet it was stretchy and a little gummy, i.e. beyond saving.

I went to a different salon wanting to return to my natural colour, and this was the conditioner used after dyeing it. The stylist strongly recommended I use it at home so I bought it alongside the corresponding shampoo, though my bank balance didn't thank me for it. Anyway, this wasn't a miracle worker but given the level of damage in my hair I knew I had to be realistic about my expectations. It was dry, straw-like and frazzled at the ends with little natural shine or lustre left. This conditioner made it so that instead of snapping half my hair off brushing it, the brush was able to detangle and neaten my hair with ~80% less breakage. It was also more manageable putting it into styles like plaits, ponytail etc. I didn't notice much effect in the way of restoring shine, and as my hair grew there was a noticeable boundary between dyed and natural hair because my natural hair was shiny and the damaged hair wasn't even though the colour match was very close.

It is expensive so after I ran out of the first bottle, I bought a cheaper conditioner for damaged hair but it wasn't even close. I also tried coconut oil overnight masks and as a leave-in conditioner on the ends, no joy there either. I bought this stuff again and after the first use the difference in manageability was obvious. I continued to use this until the last parts of bleached hair were cut off, around a year for shoulder-length natural hair.

If your hair is not damaged, you won't really see any benefits. On the healthier parts of my hair, it did nothing to boost glossiness or smoothness and considering its price, that's a lot of money to drop on a conditioner with minimal visible effects. However, for damaged hair, this is amazing helping to manage it until you can cut all of the damaged parts off.

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