I am not sure what to think of this shampoo. It makes my hair feel coated, smooth, stick straight and rather limp. By the end of the day my hair is separating and not good looking.It also makes the ends of my hair straw like and tangled. I bought Oleo Relax shampoo after this and have much better luck with it. My hair looks shiny with Oleo Relax, with body and better hydrated. My hair just does not like Bain Cristalliste. Sadly.
It seems to me, by reading all these reviews that this product works only for a small percentage of hair type. I myself have long, fine and uncoloured hair which is naturally straight. This shampoo works great for me and does exactly what it says it will do if not more. My hair was noticeably shinier and less dry after just one wash! The scent is very light and fresh, not overpowering like Herbal Essences shampoo. The hefty price tag (I paid $42 Canadian) is worth it if it works for your hair/scalp type! Maybe ask for a sample at the salon (I purchased mine at Holt Renfrew Salon) first before committing to the full size product. Will buy again! :)
This shampoo is horrible. It contains Salicylic Acid as an ingredient, which I am all sure we know is usually used to treat acne and exfoliate the skin. My hair was dry and in nowhere near as good of condition as I started with and I started to shed while using this in conjunction with Masqueintense. I was horrified at the price and the results. Used about 5 times and decided it was pulling more hairs out of my head in the tub. Will never repurchase.
I found this made the ends flyaway and dry with a lot of static while the roots were coated and slippery with a lack of bounce.
I don't feel that this was a good investment and it will now sit unused in my bathroom cabinet.
My hair type is fine although there is quite a lot of it, it is long with a tendency to oily roots and dry ends and it is uncoloured.
- naturally curly
- frizzy w humidity
I ended up switching from the Oleo-Relax (awful) to the Bain Cristalliste for fine hair ... amazing. Smells fantastic, my hair is smooth, shiny, stronger, light, feels clean. Love it. Up there with my favourite shampoos - it might take the lead but I've just started using it so I'll wait a bit to say its actually the best.
Well i was at shop looking for new shampoo and conditioner when i come across this.
I normally use only salon products and moving around the brands Redken and Kerastase. I tried nearly all from those two brands. I also used Pureology and Bonacure by Schwarzkopf recently.
OK so ones i come home with the Cristalliste line by Kerastase then i see the bad reviews on MUA about it. So i was quite sure i wont like it.
After i nearly finish the s**t i was using Redken Time Reset ( one of the worst i ever tried ) i start this and i am quite surprise as i DO LIKE IT !!
Actually this line ( shampoo and conditioner i am using ) is really nice to my hair. Makes my hair very soft and quite full ( my hair is fine ).
The only thing i notice is that this wont help with frizz. I normally have this problem anyway but always fix this with Oscar Blandi Olio de Jasmin.
So i dont dislike this line and maybe will buy again sometime just for change.
Shocked looking at the low rating of this poo, I had to add my opinion. I have long, fine and slightly wavy highlighted blonde hair. Thin hair, but a lot of it. This shampoo was actually the cheapest out of all the Kerastase range, so I tried it thinking why not. I usually love Kerastase shampoos, they suit my hair and scalp (especially Specifique and Resistance range). This poo left me pleasantly surprised: my hair was left light, not greasy at the roots but not extremely dry at the ends (although since highlighting my long hair for over 10yrs I definitely need a conditioner or some sort of a treatment for dry ends with any shampoo). Smells lovely and fresh, yet not overwhelming and hair looks extremely natural, with movement and easy to comb through. Does exactly what it says.
I was SO excited to try this as I am a Kerastase junkie. I have long, curly, highlighted, fine blonde hair that I only wash a few times a week, then blowdry and curl. It's very damaged but Kerastase and Shu products keep it looking healthy. I tried everything in the Cristalliste line, and it was all bad. Based on the description on the Kerastase website, I thought this would give my hair some moisture without weighing it down -- exactly what my hair needs. It did not do that at all, and made my hair look and feel like straw. It does not moisturize in the least. It does smell good, and the pink packaging is right up my alley, but the product itself is terrible and it's really expensive. No thanks - these go back.
My hair : shoulder length, highlighted, fine, dry ends, oily roots, washed daily. Reasonable condition with light damage from highlights and breakage from tying up when wet (I know!). No heat damage as I only heat style max once a month.
According to my stylist, this shampoo is formulated for people with my hair type, a bit frizzy and dry but on the whole in good condition. She suggested I try the shampoo & cond after a disaster with Aussie Miracle Moist (ick).
The Good : Nice packaging, ok smell, only need to use a bit to get good lather, cleanses hair well and rinses cleanly.
The Bad : Did nothing to repair the damage, left my ends feeling knotty and tricky to comb through (my hair doesn't usually tangle), very expensive with the 250ml shampoo being almost £14 ($20 USD approx) & the 200ml conditioner at almost £17 ($27 USD approx).
I've since tried Redken's All Soft S&C, no contest. Similar premise of light moisturising and light protein repair but light years difference in results for me. My hair is soft, bouncy, manageable and clean with All Soft. Plus, as a bonus, All Soft is much cheaper at less than £10 for 300ml of shampoo ($16 USD approx) & less than £11 for 250ml of conditioner ($17 USD approx).
In a nutshell, I'm glad my stylist gave me free samples to try first as I'd be really disappointed if I'd spent £31 on shampoo & cond that made my hair feel crunchy. continued >>
First of all because I live in Belgium, Kerastase is much cheaper, so I can understand other peoples frustration with the price. I payed 16,50 euro for the shampoo, and 20 for the conditioner. I think that's 22 and 26 dollar.
I like Kerastase. This is one of the only brands that has improved the condition of my hair. My hair has been through a lot. I was a frequent user of the heating iron. My hair was very thin, and just awfull + I also blow dry my hair. I never used good products. I was a frequent user of Herbal Essence, and it made my hair static. The same with other cheaper brands like garnier, .... When my hair was healthy I could use any shampoo, my hair always looked nice. After the heating iron nothing made my hair look nice. Bumble and bumble made it really dry and static. I even tried natural shampoos, without silicones and parabens. These made my hair super dry, and just awful looking. So I had no other choice then to cut my hair. After it was cut, I continued using the shampoos I had in my closet, but my hair was still static. Then I decided to give Kerastase a try (it couldn't get any worse). And to my surprise my hair looked better. I bought Bain de force (the greenish bottle) and have been using it for over a month. My hair has really improved since I started using it. It's much thicker. I know people complain about build up, I had the same problem, but I've discovered that this was my own fault, because I used too much shampoo. So don't use too much, and only apply shampoo on your roots. Now to get back the the cristalliste line. Today I bought the conditioner and shampoo. The smell is ok, it smells a bit like soap and flowers, a nice smell. I like it better than the smell nectar thermique has. My hair feels really soft, and clean. I don't feel any layer, and it didn't make my hair feel heavy. Normally when I use conditioner my hair looks frizzy and not hydrated at all. I want my hair to be as long again as it was before I cut it, but I still have some spilt ends. The Bain de force has improved the quality of my hair, but you can't expect that a shampoo or conditioner, or hair masque gets rid of split ends. Only scissors can remove split ends.
After using the shampoo + conditioner for a week now, my hair is still very soft and manageable. I don't feel any coating on my hair, and I have fine hair, so I don't really understand what other people mean when they say 'wax'. It makes my hair look healthy and shiny + my highlights come out much more. It's not an aggressive shampoo, and it smells really good! Unfortunately the smell doesn't stay :(