It's a rare thing to find a beauty product that actually meets its claims. This is one of them. Thanks to the good women of Makeup Alley for the heads up on this product. Ciment Thermique has made my curly, frizzy, brittle, damaged, uncontrollable hair into a silky, smooth, soft miracle that I didn't think was possible. It protects my hair from frying flat irons and blow dryers. After using it once, my husband told me my hair looked like a movie stars. If your hair is anything like mine, do try this; just one application will make a huge difference. This is a product I cannot live without.
I seriously only thought that this product was average, despite all the positive reviews about it. Mine was $35AUD from my salon, which to me is expensive for a heat protectant, but i wanted to try an upmarket one. One thing about this is that it makes your hair very greasy especialy around the root area, so avoid it there. I also just dont like the whole cream texture i feel it makes my hair sticky and grose. This also has a horrible smell, it reminded me of cucumbers for some weird reason. Would i buy it again? no. Simply because I have foundthe Tresemme Heat Tamer spray and love that. as you can use it for curling, straightening etc and it smells nice. also only a third of the price. I guess its just personal preference, but i dont like creams, which i discovered after using this product and it really didnt do a whole lot for my hair.
I desperately love this product. I've tried many heat-protection products but this only one really works on my hair. I buy it at feelunique.com, it's cheap there and they have free shipping to whole Europe.
I have clear asian medium fair skin (smashbox hd fair f1/ mac foundation stick NC27).
I bought this yesterday at Angels in the Eaton Centre downtown for $40 Can. plus tax along with a Redken cleansing cream.
I've been looking for it for a while and was doubtful it would live up to the hype. I used it this morning (along with the Redken cleansing cream with pantene condition) and it has made a noticeable different in my hair. I didn't use any other products, just a small dollop of ciment thermique on my towel dried hair and then brushed it through and then blow dried my hair. Like another reviewer mentioned, it makes my hair fall "just right". Really, as if I went to a salon. I don't think this product is ideal for someone looking for volume, though.
ABOUT ME: Long, straight, generally healthy virgin hair, normal amount with medium texture, oily roots and dry-ish ends.
PACKAGING: Short, fat, pale green squeeze tube with a twist-off cap. I'd really prefer a flip-top. Otherwise no quibbles.
SCENT: Kind of sweet and fruity. Not too strong. Altogether very nice. Doesn't really linger.
USE: After washing my hair, I put a generous dollop (about 1 tbsp) into my hands and rub them together, then work the product into my just shy of soaking wet hair starting at the ends. I wipe the remaining residue on top of my head and near the hairline but I try not to get much onto my roots. Then I blow dry.
RESULTS: Amazing. I thought my hair looked pretty good normally, but it looked SO much nicer after using Ciment Thermique. My hair was glossy, smooth, swingy and felt like pure silk (but didn't look or feel greasy or gunky). It does flatten the natural bit of wave/bendiness and body, but in a good way. My hair looks sleek, is quite straight, and like I've just gotten a trim. It stays well-behaved all day and does not get limp or oily.
PRICE/AVAILABILITY: $36 for 125 mL. Can be purchased from the Kerastase website. It's probably safest to buy products from them directly (unless there's a licensed salon near you). Apparently there are lots of old and/or diluted products and knock-offs floating around. In the very least, buy from them directly when you first try something out. That way, if you find it elsewhere for a better price, you'll know what the packaging and product looks/smells/feels like.
REPURCHASE?: Yes. I bought this because I needed a heat protectant for the few days I need to blow dry (I try to limit heat styling) and got this due to the high reviews, brand reputation and promise to rebuild hair (which anyone with long hair should be interested in).
I'll update this review after a month or so and let you all know if things have changed.
ETA: Still using this as my heat protectant for blow-drying (I use something else for flat irons, as they're more intense and damaging). Ciment Thermique still makes my hair look and feel good and layers nicely with other products. I clarify once a week and have noticed no build-up at all. Overall, I'm very happy with this product. continued >>
It really really works. I love all heat activated products from Kerastase. This is an excellent choice if your hair is weak and yet have to style it with irons. Perfect for fine hair too, it doesn't weight it down.
This stuff is simply and utterly AMAZING! I never write reviews on things but I felt I had to with this. I have thick, frizzy hair and in all my 23 years I have rarely ever gotten compliments on it. Until I used this. I got about 5 people telling me my hair looked amazing etc. I won't go on about it, trust me just buy it!
I love this product ive been using it for years! use two a year i think, when i didnt use it for a couple of months cause i couldnt afford it i really noticed how dry and straw like my hair was becoming even though i was using a heat protector. it dosent weigh down my thin hair and my hair feels protected. i like to use a little bit extra on my ends but always comb it evenly threw the hair. i think this is one of those products ill be using for ever! LOVE
I have heavy platinum highlights. My hair was burnt and torn apart at my last haridresser visit :( My biggest problem was that I have soo little hair left on my head, not to talk about volume!! But this product gave extraordinary results as if I have too much hair on my head! I was astonished, 'cause my hair is so thickened that I look at the mirror and feel amazed each time. It did't give me silky soft hair but what I was looking for was voluptuous hair and I'm satisfied so much.
LOVE this product! I have fine, naturally curly hair with highlights so it is quite dry. Lately I have really been struggling to keep my hair healthy. I started using this product along with pureology leave in conditioner a month ago and I have noticed a huge difference in my hair.
It is expensive but I love the smell and the price is worth it since it keeps my hair healthy. Will check out the other Kerastase products.