Kerastase • Volumactive • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||36%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use this conditioner as part of the Volumactive trio - Shampoo conditioner and volumizing spray. I get very good results by using all three together (my hair is very fine and thin) my hair feels a lot thicker and has bounce that lasts all day. Concerning the conditioner: It is an OK everyday conditioner that keeps my hair looking good all day vs. other conditioners that leave my hair too soft and the ends end up looking like 'rat tails' as the day goes on. I do use a deep conditioner once a week to keep my ends in shape and plan on eventually purchasing the KS ciment thermique for this purpose. At this point I am not sure I would repurchase; I am worried that it will end up drying my ends too much so the jury is out for now. I do like the results from using the three products together so we'll see.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have shoulder length baby fine hair which is not colored. This conditioner really dried out and damaged my hair. I used it in conjunction with the shampoo (which is OK but a little drying also but did add volume). I am now trying to repair the damage and won't be using this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The Volumactive conditioner after the shampoo definitely does puts volume into your hair and makes it a lot more manageable, especially in the mornings :)
One downfall, it does make your hair a little bit dry at the end but that is nothing that a good conditioner cant sort out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use this once a week on my fine and flat hair and leave it on for about 5 minutes. I absolutely love it. It turns my limp and wavy hair silky and easy to control and it doesn't leave it claggy and heavy like some leave-in conditioners.
It IS very expensive but it's made a world of difference to my hair and stopped me losing so much (as I have highlights it tends to tangle and get pulled out!). It smells lovely too. The main downside is the tub it comes in as it's not the easiest thing to use but couldn't recommend it more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I can't believe all the negative reviews about this beautiful masque! I love it—it's the perfect weekly treat for my hair, which is fine, straight, oily at the roots and dry at the ends. I just use about a teaspoon and work it through the ends and leave it in for about 5 minutes. My hair comes out so soft and bouncy after I use it, it really is wonderful, although I too cringe at the price. Just haven't found a cheaper product that I like as well. I also use the Bain Volumactive (shampoo) and Ciment Thermique, which are both great products too. They're too pricey to use every day so I alternate them with regular old Pantene.
Look, a lot of people invest in these expensive hair products hoping for some kind of miracle solution to the damage they've done with coloring, heat styling, etc. The truth is that at a certain point fancy products are only going to temporarily make your hair feel silky, they can't undo really deep damage. NOTHING makes hair look and feel healthier than a really good haircut and if money is your concern I would invest in a STYLIST, not more fancy products. There's loads of good drugstore hair products out there—Kerastase products are a luxury, not a necessity. I get great results with them but I make them last and I get a cut every three months. I also eased up on the coloring—a well-done Balayage (Ombre) grows out looking very natural and can be done so much more infrequently than regular highlights. Never let your stylist do your highlights in foil and leave you under a hair drier! It's basically cooking bleach into your hair and will ruin it! I'm just saying this because I think it's unreasonable to expect a conditioner to solve all the problems we create for our hair. Just my two cents.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is not a conditioner. It is a styling product. And not a great one either. But again, if you're expecting a conditioner, you will be disappointed. It's listed as a styling product on their website.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product does little or nothing. My fine hair is wavy but lacks volume when I wear it long. This spray does nothing to offset that. I've tried it on numerous occasions and for the life of me I can't figure out what it's supposed to do. It's like spray nothing, like using water. Except that it leaves my hair dry and stiff. Like watered down hairspray. It gave me no volume whatsoever. I will definitely not purchase this again. I guess it's a really good thing I got it on clearance at TJ Maxx.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
For me, this product carries with it a sad story. Anyone who reads this review and think that they can offer me the advice I need, please contact me on my MUA account.
My mum purchased this product by recommendation of Headmasters salon (UK) after having her hair cut. She has recently been experiencing hair loss and hair thinning, which is unexpected considering my mum leads a healthy active lifestyle (she's a marathon runner, so training is part of her life) and eats a balanced diet. I think that the hair loss may partly be due to the stress of maintaining several jobs at once, and partly due to her age (50 years), but as I am not in any way an expert on hair my reasons are just guesses.
It has been devastating for me to watch my mums confidence crumble as she is a very strong, driven woman who's usually not concerned with her looks, and always puts her family and friends before her vanity. My mum has never explicitly said that the hair thinning and hair loss is something that bothers her, but as her daughter I've noticed a change in her.
This Kerastase shampoo and conditioner is way above our usual budget/price-range and I know that my mum bought it as an investment, thinking that it may help her hair regain its thickness and lustre but she has been disappointed by the effects: rather than moisturising and helping her hair grow the product has turned it more brittle.
As a child my mum had lovely blonde Scandinavian hair, and I can't imagine what losing it must feel like, especially when she has such few vices (she doesn't drink alcohol or smoke). For mothers day, I would love to buy my mum a product that will help her hair, and in turn help her feel good about herself again.
So, PLEASE, if any MUA members who have a better grasp of the hair product market/understand the ingredients more than I am could help me find a product I would be so, so grateful. The only thing I ask is that it is affordable (no more than £20, and if possible, less) and easy to get a hold of (ie. stocked in Superdrug/Boots or other high street shops in the UK).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Please don't bother with this product. I actually love the shampoo but the condition is the biggest disappointment and waste of money! I don't understand why Kerastase would 1. Supply less conditioner than the shampoo 2. Provide an annoying tub which makes it difficult to get the conditioner 3. Use useless ingredients.
This did NOTHING for my hair, maybe it's better as a conditioner for the roots but definitely not for the ends. It feels abit like clay and not smooth to distribute throughout the hair. I feel like i need heaps of it to make sure I have actually 'conditioned' my hair. So I'm sure I'll run out of this way before the shampoo - which is fine, I won't repurchase this conditioner as I found something from L'oreal that I can use instead.
Big disappointment and waste of money. Don't be sucked it by the nice packaging.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This conditioner felt like clay being poured in my hair as I rinsed it out!
So gross, then the next day, after I air dried it felt like I had mousee, gel and some oil in my hair-I had to wash my hair 3 times last night to get this stuff out-
I guess it has been reformulated, it is now in a stand up tube that you squeeze out-Smelled interesting but it was bad-I think this is perfect for little old grandmas that need texture and volume-
It was recommended to me by the girl who cut my hair-I have long hair, lots and lots of hair, yet thin strands-I wanted them to get moisture but not to be weighed down-This product did nothing for me, I am taking it back to the salon when I go in this week-
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is for the Volume mask in the tub. I wasn't sure if this was the correct review. Anyway, this stuff stinks. It does absolutely nothing for my hair except dry it out. I don't like this whole volume line at all, it's too drying. The only thing I ever liked was the mousse.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
have straight fine hair, normal at top, dry at the ends.
As I've just started blowdrying it I wanted to splurge on a decent shampoo and conditioner and got both the Volumactive Shampoo and conditioner.
Used for 2 weeks (washing my hair every 2-3 days) and Sooooo disappointed.
My hair is even drier after use (I towel dry before using the conditioner and leave on for a full 5 mins). I don't really notice any volumising benefit either.
Can't throw away of course ...way too expensive. Let's hope I go through a hormonal oily period in the next few months....
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Holy Grail status for me. I have fline, limp, flat hair that's on the oily side. This is the only product that actually makes my hair look full and wavy! I have tried everything, and previously used Bumble & Bumble thickening spray which makes my hair dry and flyaway, but still gives it more texture than no product at all.
Be careful how much Volumactive you use, and how often. I only use a 1/2 teaspoon on my hair, once or twice a week. I also use a non-conditioning shampoo.
I bought it at Winners, the Canadian version of TJ Maxx - that's why I didn't complain about the price. Packaging - I like the nice big tub, there's less waste than in a tube or pump bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I love this product. I live in a VERY dry climate, and find the amount of moisturization along with volumizing ability to be the absolute best I've found. It lasts much longer than I thought too. I'm on my 2nd bottle already. I'll keep buying this unless I find something better! Augh, it is pricey though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product does add volume. When I used it, my fine hair would look pretty good. But this is a bad moisturizer, and in general Kerastase products ended up drying my hair out in the long run. I have tons of them I don't use. I still think about the volume that product gave though, it really did work for me in that regard.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
probably the worst kerastase product. just an ordinary conditioner, nothing special, do not give any volume for me..
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this too - I have very fine, quite dry hair and this is the nicest volumising conditioner I've ever used. It makes my hair fuller, but also moisturised and shiny. Plus it smells delicious!
I don't, however, use it every day - it may help that I tend to alternate it with deep conditioning treatments and a regular conditioner from another line. For what it's worth, though, I have a friend with fabulous hair who won't use anything else! (lucky her - it's far too expensive for me to use daily...)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like it very very much, it makes hair fuller, shiny - well it is more for fine hair which is not too damaged. It gives volume, hair left really beautiful. Also you need only small amount of it and you see results.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
You cant call this a conditioner and as a treatment mask it did nothing for my very fine hair except leave it in knots. Not quite sure what the whole point of this product is.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Considering the price of this product I am so annoyed at how awful it is. Not only does it not make my hair more volumous, it actually makes it worse. If I use the standard amount of conditioner I'd use with other products my hair ends up in a frizzy mess of knots and tangles. If I use more product to try to reduce the tangles my hair ends up flat as a pancake. And as others have pointed out, the packaging is dreadful - it's so awkward fiddling with a product with a lid in the shower, and it just ends up filling up with water.
This is truly the worst hair product I've used in a long time. Occasionally I forget how bad it is and use it to finish up the tub, and my hair is so dreadful afterwards I often have to re-wash it.
Shame on you, Kerastase.