I always tried to avoid spending too much on my hair products but I spent fortune at hairdresser... I have A LOT of thick, long hair, which curl nicely and I never had problem with them until like... 4th or 5th bleaching. I was recommended Kerastase products by freelance fashion industry hair stylist and so I thought- she is not paid to sell me these so...
I got a shampoo, masquintense and two oils.
The shampoo comes in pretty bottle and smells lovely. It has thick consistency so you dont need to use a lot of it.
It works great- first of all it doesnt irritate/dry out my scalp. I dont use any conditioner on the top of my head and this shampoo makes my hair shiny, healthy looking and soft. It always cleanses them nicely without making them matte.
I thought I used nice shampoo but this one is waay better.
I really like this product. I have short, coloured, curly hair which I straighten pretty much each day. I applied the shampoo using the flat of my palms rather than my finger tips (my usual method). It smells really good and the fragrance stayed in my hair for a couple of days after washing with it. I always shampoo twice but i found i only needed a little bit of the product. I could feel a difference in the texture of my hair as soon as I rinsed off the second application. It already felt smoother. Once I blow dried my hair I could see that it was shiny and straighter. It has made my hair look a lot healthier which is a pretty big deal considering all the dying and heat that I subject it to.
I was very skeptical about expensive shampoos until I tried this product -- I couldn't see paying three times as much for something that just got the dirt out of your hair. But this really is great stuff. It leaves my hair soft, shiny, and free of tangles -- sometimes I don't even bother to use a conditioner. And because you need so little, and don't even need to shampoo twice if your hair isn't terribly greasy, I'm not sure it's even that much more expensive in the long run than the cheaper brands.
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.