I know that Kerastase is a fancy salon brand and I had some crappy conditioner to use up so I figured that I would buy a bottle of this so it would hopefully carry up the rear haha. First off, it was $40 for 250 mL- holy you know what. The price tag was a huge shock to me but hey, I guess thats the price you pay for salon products. I was really underwhelmed by this shampoo. I paid an arm and a leg for it and it didn't make my hair particularly soft, smooth, manageable, shiny, you name it- it was just so terribly average! The one thing I can comment on that was really nice about it was that the smell lingered in my hair for a few days which is lovely but if I really wanted lingering smell only from my shampoo, I would buy Herbal Essences which is like $3 for 300mL! I was kind of surprised that this was marketed as a hydrating shampoo when it was clear. It definitely didn't dry out my locks but it didn't add anything to them either. Definitely nothing special. $40 can be spent much better!
One of the best moisturizing, anti-frizz shampoos out there!
The best for truly rebellious hair. Nothing is as effective to control the big poofy into sleek and silky. Its expensive, but it works. If tight on money though, go for the masque instead of the shampoo.
At first I was so excited with just reading the reviews on the website, so I decided to try it. Guess what? It weighed down my roots and dried my length, it also worsened my hair loss.
Definitly not buying again.
This shampoo is really good at detangling and smoothing out hair. However, I do feel that you will need to clarify your hair weekly or else there will be build-up.
- naturally curly
- frizzy w humidity
So after hearing everyone swear by Kerastase products I decided that bc my hair is naturally curly/wavy and its frizzy that Oleo-Relax would be the product I should go for.
It weighed down my hair immensely, made it feel greasy and heavy (almost like I never fully wash the product out?)
I did end up switching to the Bain Cristal 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.
I got a sample of this when I ordered something else from kerastase. I normally use kerastase bain satin 2 (my hg) so here's how this compares. I have fine hair but lots of it, and it's curly so volume isn't typically too much of an issue, however (and I *hate* when this happens) the roots will fall a little flat and the ends will be poofy. Bain satin always gives me just the right amount of volume at the roots and keeps the ends from being poofy. This (along with the oleo relax masque, serum, slim cream, and nectar thermique) actually gave me a surprising amount of volume, too much actually despite the name. It DID cut down on frizz really well but didn't feel *quite* as nourishing as bain satin and masquintense. It did give me tons of frizz free body where BS2 + masquintense cuts down frizz by moisturizing and being a little heavy (which I like). This is a very good product for me but I wouln't purchase the full size nor will it ever come close to replacing my HG. Here's why: I really can't stand the smell, which lingers. It's not a gross smell or anything like that (looking at you terax, joico k pak, aphogee...) but it's very strong and perfumy and it does compete with the smell of my perume (chanel no. 5, if you can compete with it's aldehydic deliciousness you know you're way too strongly fragranced for a hair product) and my other hair products. I actually LOVE the smell of BS2+masquintense. It sort of reminds me of chanel no. 5 where it's aldehydic but addictive, not heavy or cloying. Oleo relax reminds me of chloe (which I actually like) but it replaces the crisp note (what makes it good) with syrupy sweet florals. I'm glad it's not as nourishing or good as my BS2 because I would have a serious problem trying to put up with the scent.
The Oleo-Relax line is my HG hair regime. I have very very long, fine, wavy hair, so my main problems are frizziness and dry ends. I never thought I'd find a product that would make so much of a difference in the quality of my hair. It tightens curls, almost completely smooths frizz (= mega shine), and softens ends. All without reducing volume. I comb the masque through in the shower and then I don't even need to re-comb it before I leave the house. I could not give this a higher rating. One bottle of the shampoo lasts me for about 2 months.
I love this shampoo!! I never thought that any product, especially a shampoo, could make such a difference on my hair. I have thick, coarse, partially highlighted long hair, which was in good shape; however, I tried this while visiting a friend, and it was amazing. I'd heard about the Kerastase line for many years, but I did not believe the hype. This shampoo made my hair soft, smooth and shiny but not weighted down. It looks like I had a blowout when I let it airdry without even brushing my hair. So, I'm a convert, now. It's pricey, but it's the best out there that I've used. I justify the price since I don't use any other products on my hair except conditioner and jojoba oil once in a while. I've just bought the Bain 2 shampoo, so I'll have to see if that works any better. Also, next on the list is Kerastase's conditioner.
**Update** After trying three different Kerastase shampoos (Bain 2, Bain Miroir 1), I've found this is by far my favorite. No other even come close. As soon as I began using it, again, the difference was immediate-even just the lather was so much richer and moisturizing. I always used to just wash once, but this shampoo works better if you apply it twice. Use very small amounts each application. The first one will not get sudsy, usually. The second one will lather. I find that I use far less of this product than inexpensive shampoos. Takes less and accomplishes more. Everything that I had written in my initial review remains the same. The problem is that I have so much of the Bain Miroir left even after giving samples to friends. Perhaps it will work better in the summer when it's humid here in NYC.
I have been using this shampoo for over a year,along with the oleo masque
conditioner.My hair has never been so beautiful in texture. I was using
Pantene,but the formulas keep changing and now there is such a mind-
boggling number of products on the shelf! I was spending a fortune trying
to find my 'match'.All I did get was eye irritation,facial breakouts and not-so-great looking hair.Certainly not the gorgeous mane on TV! I decided to
try Kerastase.Since then,I have not used anything else,not even feel
slightly tempted. So if,you are hesitating because of the price,don't! I now
purchase the 500ml bottle of shampoo.I wash my hair everyday and that
bottle lasted an entire year! Now,(besides the lovely fragrance) is the
best part..I get stopped (for the 1st time in my life) by total strangers on the sidewalk with compliments about how great my hair looks....