I thought it was about time I invested in my haircare. I’ve been loving my Olaplex as an intensive treatment but for day to day care I’ve just been grabbing whatever I can find on the side of the shower.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that but equally it’s not ideal when you’re trying to both nurse your hair’s split ends back to health and trying to encourage it to grow. So I turned to a brand that I’ve heard a lot of over the past few years and that is used in my fave hairdressers – Kérastase.
French, fancy and expensive are the words that came to mind when I initially Googled the brand. Going from stealing my brother’s Head & Shoulders to paying almost £20 for a shampoo was a bit of a shift but I wanted to see if it was worth it.
One thing to note when it comes to buying Kérastase is that they have a lot of products, a lot of ranges and all the names are in French. This meant that choosing a range and ensuring that I had all the products from it became a bit of a struggle – then again, that might just be me being a bit of an idiot…
I decided I wanted to go for the Resistance range which is all about improving “the symptoms of damaged hair” and is specifically formulated for “fine, weak hair to thick, brittle hair with split ends”. Perfect. What was not so good was that I accidentally got the shampoo and mask from the Architecte sub-range whilst the conditioner is from Extentioniste. Yeah, I wasn’t lying when I said this was confusing! From what I can tell, the Architecte products are for all hair types whilst the Extentioniste is specifically for longer hair. The difference doesn’t seem to matter too much but I would recommend doing a little bit of research about the ranges and what will work best for your hair first before plunging straight in to a purchase.
In terms of pricing, the shampoo is £19.50, the conditioner £22.90 and the mask £31.70. Not cheap. However, the quality of the products has really made it worth it for me.
The shampoo lathers up easily, feels like it is giving your hair a good cleanse and washes out without leaving behind any greasy residue. The conditioner and mask both need to be applied to towel dried hair and left on for at least 2 minutes. Again, these are really lovely products to use and leave my hair feeling great.
All the products smell lovely – not strong, but pleasant and kind of fruity. The packaging is also very convenient and easy to open. A minor point maybe but anyone who’s ever struggled to open a shampoo bottle with soaking wet hands will appreciate it I’m sure!
When I wash all the products out I can already tell my hair feels better. Cleansed, silky and soft but not greasy or weighed down by too much product. This is the same once my hair has dried. The appearance of my split ends is definitely improved, any frizz is smoothed and my hair feels thicker and healthier.
If you have thin, damaged or frizz-prone hair, this is definitely a range I would recommend checking out. Although it is expensive a little goes a long way and the difference that it can make to your hair means that, to me at least, it is definitely worth it.