|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
My hairdresser recommended this stuff for my long, fine, colour-treated hair. Frankly, I think it's rubbish, and I'm only using it up because it cost a fortune. I can't even get a comb through my hair after I use it. Bring back drugstore conditioner, all is forgiven! Never again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I don't really have problematic hair. It's a little dry, no split ends, not too frizzy, down to my waist, thick. I like products that nourish my hair, and make it smooth, soft, and shiny.
I don't understand why kerastase is so popular. It all seems so overpriced and average. Granted it smells sooo good, but that's really it. The cap is so annoying to take on and off. It's soo expensive and I've tried much better drugstore products.
My hair is kind of dry because I used to heat style every day. After a few weeks of using this I did notice that the heat damage had been repaired, but that's really it. I finished it up but it's so expensive. I'm only 16, so I can't afford to replace this over and over again. I've found better products for $30 less, and since the heat damage is gone, this has been rendered completely unnecessary. I'll go back to drugstore brands that work just as well, thank you very much.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was recommended this by my hairdresser about 4 years ago and use it in combination with Bain de Force. I only use them a couple of times a week as they are super pricey so I alternate them with my usual (cheap) shampoo and conditioner and use a masque (Volumactif) once a week. I have fine hair that has highlights so it is prone to tangling and often looks flat as it is very thin. This product almost guarantees me a good hair day! It makes my hair really glossy and soft and it stays in style without going frizzy. It smells delicious and I don't know what I would do without it. I just wish it had a flip top lid though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I know there are many people who swear by Kerastase products, but I don't get the hype. My hairdresser harped on me for years before I finally broke down and tried them. I have dry, coarse hair and damage from heat styling, so I alternated between the Bain de Force/Ciment Anti-Usure (to repair) and the Bain Satin 2/Masquintense (for moisture/deep conditioning), plus the Nectar Thermique before heat styling. After a few weeks the condition of my hair was worse. It felt dry, looked dry, and had more split ends than before. My hairdresser suggested that I switch to the Bain Nutri-Thermique and Fondant Nutri-Thermique, plus the Masquintense for deep conditioning. The results with that combination are a little bit better, but I'm still not sure it's worth all the hype.
Since this review is specifically for the Ciment Anti-Usure, I'll take a moment to review that. The consistency was very runny, and it did not detangle or add shine or moisture. I realize that it's supposed to repair, and not necessarily detangle or moisturize, but a product that does all of those things (or any one of those things!) would work better for me. I definitely won't repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
The old formula was amazing. The new one is thin and not nearly as effective, not even close. I don't know why they changed from the former (most recent) formula, it was wonderful. It left the hair soft but still with volume, knot-free and stronger. This new one is not as creamy, does not leave the hair silky/shiny, does not make the hair easy to comb through, ick! They are a great company otherwise. Very disappointed I was a loyal user and consumer for years.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
loved the old formula , used various formulas throughout the years hoping the new one is as good
ingredients for 2012 for anyone interested :AQUA , CETERAYL ALCOHOL, AMINOPROPYL TRIETHOXYSILANE, POLYQUATERNUIM-37, PEG-150/STEARYL ALCOHOL/SMDI COPOLYMER, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, LACTIC ACID, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, MALTODEXTRIN, PPG-1TRIDECETH-6, ARGININE, GLUTAMIC ACID, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, SERINE, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, GERANIOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZL SALICYLATE, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OTCADECANEDIOL, CI 19140/YELLOW5, CI 42090/BLUE , PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, C48150/1.
ETA : old formula was amazing , new one sucks , this does nothing , bringing down rating to a one
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My hair is type 2c and is fine diameter-wise but coarse texture-wise. I am not the typical Resistance candidate since my hair is not 'severely' damaged (bleached, highlighted, etc) No matter what, I always seem to have a slight frizzy "halo" of flyways/broken off pieces of hair. I only use a temporary color every couple of months, and heat style a little everyday (wash/blow-dry every other day, run my curling wand though; touch ups here and there with my curling wand on days I don't wash my hair). I was originally talked into Bain Nutritive 1 / Lait Vital, which I loved, but the smell was just too awful so I took them back. The person who helped me at the salon thought the Resistance line would be too much for my hair, even though I had already been using Ciment Thermique with amazing results. So I took her advice and started using Oribe Moisture & Control, which I love in a different way (smells incredibly intoxicating, makes my hair smooth and shiny). It was still lacking though in comparison to the Kerastase shampoo/conditioner. ** A side note here, once you use a Kerastase shampoo/conditioner and then use something else, nothing will be able to compare.*** I have also tried Chroma Riche shampoo/ Treatment Masque, and Necter Thermique leave-in (all were way too heavy). I picked up a trial of Bain de Force/Cimint Anti-Unsure and WOW. Kerastase is more about treatment than Oribe and it took me some trial and error but I finally found the best!! I will be buying the full size and keeping these for travel.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Using this, along with Bain de Force, destroyed my hair. I can't be sure which it was, because I stopped using both after a month, at the same time.
My hair went stretchy. Seriously. It would break so easily, I couldn't even comb it. I was scared I was going bald. I have very very fine hair, so I guess it was just too drying for my hair type. Never again for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Hmmm. For the price i was expecting something a lot better. I usually use wella sp products, but decided to try something new.
My hair is very thick, long (down to my tailbone), and wavy. It's quite a heavy conditioner, so i use a very small amount, apply after towel drying just on the ends then i rinse while combing. It make my hair slightly greasy looking after a day :(
It does smell nice though :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I am 20 years old with a normal amount of medium density, wavy hair. My hair has always had a habit of falling out a bit, but in the past year my hair kicked this habit into overdrive, as my hair grew weak and began breaking off entirely too frequently. Needless to say, this loss of hair through breakage was effecting my overall volume and made my hair seem more and more flat over time. Since using this bain de force and anti usure i have seen significant decrease in hair loss. What was once clumps of hair every shower and brush is now 3 hairs at the most! Amazing.
Another benefit i have noticed about this product is the overall manageability and behavior of my hair. I am a person who used to AVOID brushing my hair because doing so would cause mass poofyness and a lack of definition in any waves i had. It has bee 2 months since i began using these products and i no longer fear brushing my hair. In fact, I now find brushing my hair a rather enjoyable experience, it is simply something i have never been able to do before wihtout looking like a ball of fluff.
I have never been so impressed by any hair products. I love this line so much that i intend on purchasing other lines for myself as well as my mother. I recommend this to everyone I know who is serious about their hair.
** I will say, while my hair does behave significantly better and displays an overall improved texture, shine and softness are a bit lacking. It is not enough to break my views on this product, but rather purchase a leave in conditioner or alternative conditioner to alternate or even a masque. **
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This thin, light conditioner works surprisingly well on my dry, colored, medium-fine hair. Seemed to add the right amount of moisture with no heaviness. Would repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
There's no reason to spend this kind of money on a leave-in conditioner. It's not a miracle product, and if you have split ends you really need to just cut them off and avoid the causes of split ends (excessive coloring, heat-styling, etc.). That said, as far as leave-in conditioners/heat protecters go, this is a great one. Like every other conditioner out there, the results are temporary, and that smooth, silky-strong feeling it gives you is just the feel of the product. Don't be fooled into thinking that these expensive hair products actually change the condition of your hair, it's just an effect. That said, this product smells DIVINE, and really makes my hair feel and look silky and strong, without weighing it down. I have fine, straight hair, and I think this is a wonderful product to use before I heat-style it, which I only do on the weekends. There are cheaper, drugstore options that I'm sure are just as effective—this is a total luxury thing, like a fancy pair of shoes or an expensive perfume.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love a lot of Keratase products but not this one unfortunately. On the website it says this is for damaged and lengths and ends but it doesn't work on my dry hair. I switched to reflection mask (see my other review on that) and it works way better for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have the 200ml (6.8 fl. oz.) bottle of this product. On the bottle, it is named as a Reinforcing and resurfacing treatment for Damaged lengths and ends. I use this in conjunction with the Kerastase Resistance Bain de Force Shampoo. It is intended for Erosion Level 1-2; here is a link to the Kerastase website to identify which erosion level your hair is classified as http://www.kerastase.com/sites/_en/_ca/minisites/force/diagnostic.aspx
I have fine, blond highlighted, shoulder-length hair. I use this leave-in product after shampooing my hair. I apply a loonie-sized amount to the length of my hair from the ears down, massage it in (focusing on the ends) and leave it for 1-2 minutes. When I rinse it out, my hair is detangled (I can run my fingers through my hair without getting stuck in tangles). As I stated in my review of the complimenting shampoo, this is one of my top two favourite, most effective Kerastase products. Prior to using these products, I doubted their efficacy to make THAT much of a difference, but they truly do. I would recommend this product to accompany the shampoo, and for those people who heat style, colour or highlight their hair.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I just had to add my comments to the rest of these reviews. This product gives me the shiniest, smoothest hair! I'm really not sure why there are a lot of negative reviews - this stuff really makes a difference for me. I have fine but very wavy/frizzy hair (lucky me) that I have to beat into submission every day with a flat iron. There's no way a blowdryer can give me enough smoothness and even if it did I don't have the skill or patience to do it anyway.
When I use the Ciment Anti-Usure, though, I at least get a very good approximation of smooth hair, and the flatironing I still have to do is minimal compared to days I don't use this. So if you are searching for a very 'smoothing' conditioner/treatment, you really need to try this. It also adds incredible shine, which is something else I don't come by naturally.Great stuff!
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I had to triple check that I was looking at the right product reviews of this since so many aren't that happy with this and I view it as a miracle sent from God.
I have very long fine hair that is treated once a month with semi permanent color. I live in south Florida and my hair has been fried, parched, a tangled mat of straw that no hairbrush could penetrate. I usually don't even try to brush it any more since all it does is rip it out of my head. I just yank the matted mess back into a ponytail. I mean it's crunchy. I'm sure people wonder what's wrong with me that I go around with my hair a long tangled rat's nest. It doesn't get any worse than this.
So this has brought it back and then some. Now my hair is identical to the model's hair on the runways, soft smooth silky shiney bouncy and gorgeous. It's a different head of hair totally.
A 6.8 ounce tube cost me $34 at the hairstylists but I found a 100 bottle on ebay for $80 and just now ordered it. I can't live without this.
I can't stop touching and looking at my hair. Is this really mine?
What happened? It's just unbelievable the way this transformed it. wow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I first tried encountered this product after five weeks in the harsh Mediterranean sun, where I went swimming every day. By the time I came back, my hair was fried, and I had to chop most of it off. One day, I tried Ciment Anti-Usure and was amazed at its restorative powers.
Think of Ciment Anti-Usure as a concentrated protein treatment, roughly analogous to a serum in skincare. It does not soften or moisturize, it's designed to repair damage and bring back health and shine, in general what Kerastase does best. I think the negative experiences with this product are often when people try to use this like a traditional conditioner. You don't need a lot of product, and you don't need to use it every day, just once in a while to counter damage, and I always layer another conditioner for the necessary nourishment. I've been using Alaffia Every Day Shea, a formula from the opposite extreme from Kerastase, silicone-free, watery, and absorbs instantly into the hair shaft. It's uncomfortable getting used to the feeling of a conditioner that doesn't coat your hair with silicones, but since I've already treated my hair with Kerastase, I don't need silicones to smooth over damage, right?
By layering conditioners, I find I get very healthy, soft, shiny hair. (I usually top it off with an oil, to seal in the moisture.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Hair felt smooth, looked shiny. Received compliments about it. For the promise of stronger hair and the fact that it's meant to be a "treatment", I give it 3 lippies. Yes, it's a light conditioner and doesn't weigh my hair - and my hair does look great "on the day".
However, by morning my hair feels like straw and it's a mess. It feels to me that the conditioner merely creates a coating on your hair to make it look great on the day but no actual conditioning has happened. If anyone wants to buy this conditioner, be prepared to use a more nourishing conditioner in between. I used this consistently and my hair was getting drier and drier. I have fine straight hair, and my hair looks smooth when freshly washed anyhow. But the real state of my hair was presenting itself in the morning when the "shine" from the product had worn off and my hair is looking like crunchy straw. Damn, I bought a big bottle - so will probably last me a few years (lol) as I won't be using this regularly!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a must have product for hair that has been chemically treated and/or has close relationship with a hair straightener, curling tongs & hair dryer.
It keeps my hair sane & soft without being heavy. Small amount works way better as opposed to generous usage. The trick is to follow the direction written in the bottle: wring the water out of your hair and apply this sparingly for no more than a minute.
As a long time user of Kerastase, I've to say that this is one item that can't be eliminated from my regime. Shampoo, serum & mask can be varied, but this one can't.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I bought this conditioner along with the "Bain de Force" shampoo and I have to say I now can see it was a terrible waste of money. Why? Find out next....
First of all, this all promise of reconstructing hair is not convincing at all. Sure we want to believe so badly that a certain product is capable of "saving" our hair but on the scientific side, this is not that simple. We just fool ourselves constantly, don't we? LOOOOL
Anyway, I tried this and used a whole bottle. I had some split ends back then and a bottle after, they were still there and I had to do the inevitable - TRIM! Loool.
So I don't recommend this product at all. It doesn't do any sort of miracle, doesn't even provide that much moisture, and the price tag is outrageous. So ladies, save your money....
Oh it has a great smell... But you don't have to pay 22€ for a conditioner that smelss good... There are plenty of other cheaper choices, for that matter!!!