|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this product a lot, but I have given it an "average" 3-star rating for two reasons: First, it's way too expensive; and secondly, the packaging is really awful. I wonder how many women are out there like me trying to justify this purchase? This cleansing conditioner costs $42 for less than 7 oz. My rationale was, this will make my color last longer so it's worth the price. Well, it's true that this product is one of the few I've encountered that does not strip color. This is really important for me, as I color my stubborn gray hair every 3 weeks. But there are cheaper alternatives. L'Oreal is the parent company of Kerastase and they offer a drugstore version of this. It's called Hydracharge cleansing conditioner and can be found in a small blue bottle at Target for $5.99. Honestly, the two products work equally well in terms of not fading color, so for someone like me who is on a budget, I simply can't justify spending $42 when I could spend $6 for the same thing. BUT if money is no object, this is a great cleansing conditioner. I have tried a lot of them, including Deva care, Mizani, wen, and salon grafix - this is among the best. Not a lot of lather, and it has a luxurious feel to it. I'm not wild about the smell which is similar to a lot of other Kerastase products, generic and perfumy. As I mentioned initially, this has really bad packaging. It's a pump that is very "sticky" and hard to use. The one and only Kerastase product that has so far "wow"'ed me, and which I think is actually worth its high price tag, is their Elixir Ultime.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am not a fan. I got a sample of this, actually two samples, in my Birchbox and promptly tossed them into the shower. Today I decided to use them and just assumed one was a shampoo and one was a conditioner so imagine my surprise when I realized they were neither but a hybrid of the two. Now I can go without washing my hair for a day or two, I have done the"conditioner only" thing with whatever I've got sitting around, I've even just washed with water so I had a fresh head of hair to blow dry and style. I just didn't like this stuff. Using it was awkward even after I did some reading up on it. I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed some more when I was done, never feeling like I got it all out, and then I let it air dry a bit before hitting it with the round brush and blow dryer. My hair is naturally wavy bordering on frizzy and it still was with this stuff. It's no softer than it is after my usual spray in conditioner and glossing oil routine, and my hair/head don't really feel that clean. I do color my hair regularly so I think I'm the target audience for this stuff but I suppose my old ways of thinking about shampoo are just too ingrained in me. I won't get a chance to judge it on it's color protecting properties since that would require me actually buying a bottle and I can't see that happening.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This hair cleansing balm gave my hair a lot of shine. Unfortunately, it made my hair so soft that it lost all its body. Even worse was that it greatly irritated my scalp, making it very dry and itchy.
The pump packaging is difficult to use. The product could easily have been put into a convenient to use tube or flip-top plastic bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really love this shampoo but there is a real downside to it though. First the company recommends you use it for the first 3 shampoos after you color your hair and then alternate it with your other shampoo. So depending on length of hair you are suppose to use 5-10 pumps. This means you go through this product really fast because the amount in the bottle is 200 ml. for $42. The good thing about it is that using conditioner afterwards is optional my hair feels soft after. Seems to protect hair color as well. Kerastase is owned by L'oreal and they have a similar drugstore version called Evercreme cleansing cream. The ingredients are almost exact except that Evercreme as some added plant seed oils. I like Kerastase better because it is thicker and smells better. Kerastase has a strong smell too but does not bother me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
If the price is not a problem this stuff is great...I went from near black hair all the way back to my natural dirty blond in 2 days...my colorist is amazing, she had me alternate between this and oribe's shampoo and conditioner for colored hair and my hair stayed soft and shiny, no breakage. When I ran out of chroma sensitive I continued with the oribe alone...after a couple months my hair got dry and frizzy tho the color stayed nicely.
The short: feels like conditioner, no lather...follow the directions and hair comes out clean and soft like baby hair...alternate with a regular shampoo/conditioner and my hair looks and feels like Im getting salon deep treatment all the time...no need for a heavy conditioning mask ever. Great if you want to be lazy about your hair care and are willing to pay for it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am surprised I like this as much as I do and do believe I will most likely repurchase. It really does keep my hair color looking very nice, not drying but it cleans my hair well. I use it after the first coloring and then alternate with normal shampoo. By the time my next hair appt my hair color still looks great. For reference - my hair is long/fine/highlighted/prone to brassiness, frizziness and split ends. I find this stuff to be oddly non-scented.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased this shampoo a couple months ago, when I last had my hair highlighted. I only get my hair highlighted once or twice a year, so I'm hoping this product will reduce fading. Two months out, I do think my color looks better than when I wasn't using this product, so the product does what it says.
I don't use this for every shampoo, I alternate use with Bain Volumactive. I like that I don't have to use conditioner after this shampoo, which is a big time saver on rushed mornings. I don't like that I can't go 3 days between shampooing when I've used this product (or my hair looks greasy). I don't think this would adequately clean my hair after a solid workout, so I use my other shampoo on those days.
As others mention, it doesn't lather, which I understood up front and am okay with, and it's pricey, but so is highlighting your hair, so I think it's worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm going to go ahead and give this a big, MEH.
Essentially, the product didnít offend me, but it certainly didnít improve the look or feel of my hair, outside of the fact that my colour seems to be a bit less brassy / gingery and more biscuity.
After blow drying, my hair felt slightly thick and weighed down at the crown with the rest of it looking pretty parched.
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was literally going in for a re-glaze /toner ever 2 weeks until I found this product. My hair will go brassy without it. Now I can go 5 weeks without seeing my stylist. Also, I do not have to use a conditioner after I use this shampoo. The effects are better than using my chroma riche plus the ciment conditioner (the one that top seals) I have long naturally wavy and very dry hair that wants to break. I have to be very careful with it.... and this new shampoo delivers big time. My hair is strong, sealed, shiny, light and has a lot of bounce and swing. It somehow manages to clean my hair well even though it feels like a lotion going on... even when my hair is really dirty after a couple days not washing it and spinning class at the gym! :) Def worth the price. The only down side is that the bottle becomes top heavy as you use it and falls over in the shower. (it is a pump and the bottle gets lighter at the bottom as you use it...make sense?) That really drives me crazy, but if changing the bottle means the product would change, then I will deal with the bottle as it is because it really is a wonderful product. It has become one of my "cant live without it" products.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
Let me preface this review by saying that I have never used the conditioner-only method or Wen, so this is a new technique to me.
I recently had my hair colored and decided to give this shampoo/conditioner hybrid a try to extend the life of my color. My hair is fine and thick, and the style is very short on the sides, long (and thick) on the top. So, two days after my color service, I thoroughly saturated my hair with water and applied the three pumps of shampoo suggested on the bottle. It was very difficult to distribute evenly, even after adding more water as also suggested on the bottle, so I rinsed and rinsed, then applied again, taking great care to distribute the shampoo more evenly. Same thing--patches of conditioner in places, none in others, and a little lather. After rinsing the second batch out, I was truly surprised to find that my hair was a tangled, dry-feeling mess that looked frizzy when air-dried, and the small amount of wax my stylist used in finishing had not been removed. I waited two days, by which time my hair felt like a matted, filthy mess, and tried again. Same thing (only one shampoo, though)--patches here, none there, dry, tangly, dirty-feeling hair after rinsing and drying. So the third time (another two days had passed) I tried two pumps. Same result, except that I think I finally got the styling wax out. I'm exhausted after wrestling with this shampoo!
So I give this product a hearty thumbs-down for lack of efficiency, difficulty of use, and price. My stylist suggested just mixing regular shampoo with regular conditioner in a 1:3 or 1:2 ratio for the same effect, and I will try that next time. Although I generally like Kerastase products, I have not had luck with the Chroma line, and this will be last product purchase from it.