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As the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer, are you ready for the season of fun in the sun. Whether you're daydreaming about your next holiday or updating your wardrobe, a refresh is most definitely in order. So, what about your hair colour?
Post-winter treatment for coloured hair
If you think your locks are looking a little drab post-winter, it’s not for nothing. From the ravages of blow-drying your hair every day before going out in the cold, indoor heating and all the styling you did during the Christmas party season… the list of culprits is endless! Coloured hair can feel drier due to the effects of the colouring process and this in turn can make it look dull and lifeless. Enter our Reflection collection.
Specially formulated to cater to the needs of coloured hair, it works to protect and revive leaving long-lasting radiance. For gentle deep cleansing, reach for the Bain Chromatique. Its Vitamin E and UV Filter enriched formula is specially designed to keep colour vibrant and help prevent fading. Hydration is key when it comes to protecting your colour. Condition your locks after cleansing with the Fondant Chromatique conditioner or Masque Chromatique hair mask for optimal nourishment and shine.
Give your colour a boost
After your visit to the salon for your new spring colour, keep it fresh thanks to Touches Chromatiques colour-reviving inks. Available in four colour formulas, each one targets the needs specific to that colour whilst providing long-lasting shine. Choose your Touche Chromatique colour – Cool Blond, Cool Brown, Red or Copper – and mix it in with the Fondant Chromatique or for intense hydration, the Masque Chromatique before applying as normal. The hair colour and conditioner blend treats the hair fibre intensively in order to ensure evenness and radiant shine. Enough to put a spring in your step!
One minute the sun is shining, the next it’s pouring rain. Sound familiar? Although spring has its perks – daffodils! – those April showers can spell trouble for your hair. With humidity on the up and warmer temperatures, your blow-dry can go from super sleek to frizzy hair in the time it takes to open your umbrella.
Stop frizzy hair in its tracks
Specially designed for frizzy and unruly curly hair, our Discipline collection has everything you need to keep your locks frizz-free and smooth. Always start your routine with the Bain Fluidéaliste to gently wash away impurities. Its formula is enriched with amino acids and wheat protein to nourish the hair strand, leaving it feeling light and soft. Next, follow up with a dose of Fondant Fluidéaliste for some deep conditioning and more importantly, some serious frizz and humidity control action! Those with dry or sensitised hairmight want to opt for our Maskératine for even more hydration.
Styling to reduce the frizz
While your first instinct might be to get the straighteners out, the overuse of heat tools can dryour locks out which only leads to more frizz. However, there are ways around this! Protect your strands with our Keratine Thermique leave-in blow dry perfector. Its instant resurfacing action transforms the look and feel of the hair fibre making it look shinier and smoother. If you prefer a lighter texture, look no further that the Fluidissime Spray. It protects your locks during styling providing a healthy-looking shine without a frizzy strand in sight.
Top tip from Paul Edmonds:
For the best blowdry this spring, use a good bristle brush to smooth out frizz. I recommend using a mix bristle or non nylon to avoid static. Ceramic brushes are good for those with thicker, stronger and hard to manage hair as they help to dry the hair quickly, but be careful if your hair is fine or delicate as they can cause the hair to break.
Bring on those spring showers!
With the right hair care ritual, even something as simple as washing your hair in the comfort of your own bathroom can turn into a moment of pure indulgence. And if you’re already a fan of our products, you’re going to love our in-salon experience which provides all the pleasure of pampering, but with expert advice to boot.
Entirely dedicated to your hair’s beauty and wellbeing, each visit to the salon starts with a personalised hair diagnosis which is then used to create your very own tailor-made treatment to target any concerns. During the consultation, your stylist will take into account the health of your strands as well as your scalp, looking out for any problem areas, primary and secondary issues. They’ll also advise you on which products to take home in order to maintain that post-salon glow in between visits.
So, whether you’re there to relax and indulge, are keen to learn about your hair care needs or you’re simply looking to discover our latest breakthrough innovations and formulas, a trip to the salon is always a good idea!
Where do I start?
With most people relying on word of mouth recommendations from friends and family, finding the best salon near you can be tricky. Save yourself some time (and stress!) by heading to our website and using our Salon Locator tool to find your closest Kérastase salon. You can filter your search by location – are you looking for something closer to home or to the office? So, without any further ado, happy hunting!
There’s a reason why the lead actress always flips her lustrous mane in slow motion. As the saying goes, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And while some are born naturally blessed in the hair department, most of us aren’t. Luckily, we’ve rounded up our top tips on how to make hair appear fuller and thicker!
Get big hair with the right routine
Even if your hair is naturally on the finer side, using the right products can work wonders when it comes to adding body. Our Densifique collection is specially designed to transform your hair making it appear fuller and denser. Switch up your care routine by starting with the Bain Densité bodifying shampoo to gently cleanse away impurities which can weigh your hair down and rob it of its volume. Next, prevent dryness with the regenerating Masque Densité. Applied on towel dried hair and left to sink in for 5-10 minutes, its enriched formula leaves hair feeling more resilient and densified from root to tip.
Go the extra mile for volume and density
Give your tresses the best chance with an in-depth Densifique cure. In just 1 month of daily use, this deep scalp treatment boosts follicular activity to restore your strands for thicker, denser looking hair that’s maintained over time. Used over 3 months, it’s been proven to increase hair mass significantly, making it stronger and more resilient.
For those looking for a quicker fix, how about the Densimorphose Thickening Treatment Mousse? With just a few pumps applied evenly through damp hair, it provides volume and substance without a heavy feel. Big hair, in a bottle.
Don’t skip the salon
Whilst the right hair care routine and the right products are essential, the right haircut can instantly take your strands from flat to va va voom. Head to your nearest Kérastase salon for your personalised hair diagnosis. Your stylist will be able to advise you on the best cut for your type of hair as well as the best course of treatment to follow. So go ahead and fake it till you make it!
Whether it’s caused by static in the winter, or humidity during the summer months, dealing with frizzy hair can feel like a losing battle. And even when you do manage to style your way to semi-presentable hair, the elements can quickly undo all your hard work. So although styling can definitely help to tame the frizz, your best bet is to tackle the problem at the root.
Un-frizz your tresses with the right products
Our Discipline collection is specially designed to target frizz and leave you with smooth, healthy looking hair. Start with the Bain Fluidéaliste shampoo to gently cleanse your strands before moving onto the Fondant Fluidéaliste for intense conditioning to keep your hair looking sleek even in humid conditions.
For frizzy hair that is sensitised and/or damaged, a deeply nourishing mask may just be the solution for you. Designed to limit frizz, our Discipline Maskératine Mask helps to cut back on the time spent blow-drying your hair, while helping you achieve controlled, smooth and free-flowing locks.
And as a finishing touch, up the shine factor with the Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil. Enriched with our patented Oléo-Complexe, it smoothes down the hair shaft, providing heat protection when styling and leaving hair looking ultra-glossy.
No more flyaways: styling tips to tame your hair
Although a blowdry can be a quick fix for a sleek finish, be sure to protect your hair as you want to avoid any heat damage. Always use a heat protecting product such as L’incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème is your hair is thick and unruly. Not only does its innovative formula protect your strands from temperatures up to 230°C, it provides long-lasting shape whilst preserving your hair’s movement for a polished, natural feel.Talk about smooth sailing!
We know what you’re probably thinking – “How can I be washing my hair wrong?” After all, you’ve only been doing it for years! But you might be surprised to learn that the wrong technique can lead to damage or even leave your hair looking greasy. Pretty ironic, huh? From the temperature of the water to how often you shampoo, here’s how to make the most of your cleansing ritual.
Find the right shampoo
First of all, you’ll want to identify your specific hair type concerns. Head to your nearest Kérastase salon where a stylist will be able to deliver your individual hair diagnosis and advise you on which products are right for you. Whatever your concern, our shampoos can help you to achieve salon-perfect results after every wash.
Each of our ranges are specially formulated to tackle specific concerns whilst providing effective gentle cleansing action. For example, those with fine hair that lacks volume might want to try the Densifique or Volumifique ranges. Our Nutritive and Resistance ranges can help to nourish and repair dry, brittle strands respectively, whilst those with unruly curly hair might want to opt for the anti-frizz, smoothing action of the Discipline line. And if you prefer your hair care as natural as possible, look no further than our Aura Botanica line which is formulated with up to 97% of natural origin ingredients.
How to wash your hair the right way
Now that you’ve found the right shampoo, it’s time to take a closer look at your technique.
Here are some ways you can improve it:
- Remember to lather twice: once to cleanse and a second time to treat and nourish.
- Use warm water to open the hair cuticle and rinse with cold water to seal the cuticle and avoid frizz.
- Don’t forget to massage: massaging your scalp in circular motions can stimulate circulation and leave it feeling refreshed.
- To maximise results in addressing your specific hair concern, we recommend using products from the same range
- Choose the right conditioner for your hair concerns.
- When drying avoid rubbing which can lead to breakage and split ends, gently patting your hair dry instead.
- Last but not least - always use a thermo-protector if using heat for styling.
It’s that simple! Hair washing, done like a pro.
You’ve probably heard of micellar water before, but what about micellar shampoo? Designed to attract impurities, pollution and grease, it effectively and gently cleanses the hair without weighing it down or stripping it of moisture. If you’re prone to breakage or suffer from dryness, this is where it gets interesting! When hair is dehydrated, it becomes brittle and weak which can lead to split ends and dullness. This is especially true if you colour your locks as the use of harsh chemicals can eventually take its toll.
Specially designed to revive dull lacklustre hair, our aromatic Aura Botanica Micellar Shampoo Riche is the latest addition to our natural haircare collection allowing those with dry, coloured or sensitised hair to experience the benefits of nature combined with the power and performance of Kérastase.
Formulated with 96% of natural origin ingredients it is enriched with responsibly-sourced Samoan Coconut, Moroccan Argan and Sweet Orange oils, and helps to nourish hair and significantly reduce frizz without any silicones, sulphates or parabens.
After cleansing with either the Micellar Shampoo or Micellar Shampoo Riche, always follow up with the Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental for deep conditioning and hydration. For best results, apply a small amount onto wet hair after shampooing and leave it to sink in for up to 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. For extra nourishment, mix in a few drops of Concentré Essentiel to your Soin Fondamental - its powerful formula contains a mix of natural oils for the kind of deep conditioning you can count on, whatever the season.
Whether you’re getting ready for a day at work or glammed up for a special event, whatever the occasion, super shiny hair is always a good look. Smooth your tresses and give them a high-shine finish with our Elixir Ultime collection. Featuring a mix of precious oils such as Argan, Maize, Camellia and Pracaxi, each formula is designed to leave your hair looking radiant and ultra-glossy.
When it comes to dull hair, one of the biggest culprits is an excess of product residue that builds up over time. To get back to a clean slate, gently wash away any residue with our nourishing Bain Elixir Ultime shampoo. It is enriched with precious oils to bring maximum shine to your clean hair.
Shine bright with hair products tailored to your needs
Although all the products in the Elixir Ultime collection are designed to ramp up the shine factor, when it comes to haircare one size doesn’t fit all. Finding the most effective formula for your locks will depend to some extent on your natural texture. Visit your closest Kérastase salon to receive a hair diagnosis.
If your hair is thicker or feels dry, give it some extra hydration with the Masque Elixir Ultime. Infused with a mix of precious oils, it offers deep nourishment and leaves your locks feeling soft and supple with a radiant shine. Those on the finer side will want to opt for the Beautifying Oil Conditioner which is specially formulated for thinner locks and leaves them nourished, light and soft to the touch.
If your hair is thin, give it some oomph with the Volume Beautifying Oil Mist which is specially formulated to deliver feather-light body and opulent shine.
Dry frizzy hair? Meet your match – Lait de Soie, the latest addition to our Aura Botanica range. Made with 99% natural origin ingredients and specially formulated to discipline frizz for up to 72 hours even in up to 80% humidity, its lightweight texture means it doesn’t weigh your tresses down, allowing your hair to preserve its natural movement. What’s more, it provides thermo-protection from temperatures up to 230°C ensuring blow-dried perfection and a silky smooth finish. Get ready to go from frizz-ball to smooth operator, in a few easy steps.
Gentle cleansers make for a shiny blow dry
Prepare your hair for the smoothest ride of its life with our Micellar Shampoo or our new Micellar Shampoo Riche for dry hair also from the Aura Botanica range. Specially formulated to cater to dull devitalised locks, these silicone free shampoos gently cleanse to get rid of any impurities, reducing friction and paving the way for a high-shine look. Apply to wet hair, lather and massage into your scalp to release their rich aromatic fragrance before rinsing and repeating.
Deep conditioning treatments for smooth hair
Follow up with some serious TLC in the form of our Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental conditioner. Made with 97% natural origin ingredients including Coconut and Argan oils, this lightweight conditioner instantly melts into the hair for durable nourishment and ultra-effective frizz-control. For best results, apply to the lengths of your tresses and let it sit for up to 5 minutes before rinsing with cold water to help seal the hair cuticle, making it even sleeker.
For a natural blow dry, save the best for last
Apply a few pumps of Lait de Soie to towel-dried hair working the product in all the way down to your tips. It’s enriched with organic ingredients including Moroccan Argan and Samoan Coconut oils and helps tame unruly frizz, naturally.
Pro tip – For a polished glossy finish, aim the flow of air downwards to further smooth the hair shaft.
Et voilà! Who’s ready for their close-up?
Just between us curls, it’s safe to say that the grass is always greener on the other side! For those of you out there with poker straight locks, the idea of bouncy voluminous curls has probably crossed your minds on more than one occasion. On the other hand, the natural curlies out there know that more often than not, it’s no walk in the park. Trying achieve a polished glossy finish can require more than a little elbow grease! But what if we told you that the answer to your curl dreams comes in a bottle?
First things first: fight the frizz
When it comes to curly hair, frizz is the number one enemy. Because it can be more prone to dryness, your coils can quickly become unruly so it’s key to hydrate and condition. Opt for the Micellar Shampoo Riche from the Aura Botanica range to gently cleanse and deeply nourish your locks for up to 48 hours*. Formulated with 96% of naturally sourced ingredients, this micellar shampoo helps to restore your hair’s natural vitality, leaving it feeling soft to the touch.
Up the ante with our Soin Fondamental conditioner, also from the Aura Botanica range. Its creamy, indulgent formula is enriched with certified organic Coconut and Argan oils and delivers deep conditioning, helping to make hair easier to detangle and smoothing the surface of your strands.
Finish your curls with the right product
Last but not least in your curl-defining arsenal is the Crème de Boucles curl defining cream. Specially formulated to re-define your tresses, it helps to leave them bouncy and frizz-free, even in the most humid of conditions. Depending on your hair’s thickness, apply 2 to 4 pumps to slightly damp or towel-dried hair working it into the lengths and tips. And even if you haven’t got time to air-dry, go ahead and use your diffuser – Its formula protects the hair fibre from heats up to 230°C, meaning you’re protected from any potential damage. Curl power just got a whole lot sleeker!
*Instrumental test. When used with Soin Fondamental and Concentré Essentiel
From surfer girls to the red carpet, nothing says effortless summer cool like a head of soft beachy waves. So even if your hair is naturally super straight or you spend most of your time in the office, you can at least look as though you’ve been swimming in the ocean all day! Achieve that surfside tousle anywhere with the new Eau de Vagues spray from the Aura Botanica range – whatever the season.
Wavy hair, do care: start by hydrating and conditioning
Regardless of your hair’s natural texture, you’ll want to start with super healthy, conditioned locks. Using the Aura Botanica Micellar Shampoo, or new Micellar Shampoo Riche if your hair is dry or sensitised, gently cleanse away any impurities. Free of silicones, parabens and sulphates, their formula work intensively to leave strands feeling soft to the touch and glowing with natural vitality. They also act as a pollution shield, stopping particles from re-attaching to the hair which can weigh it down and make it look limp.
After cleansing, reach for the Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental. Intensely nourishing but lighter than a masque, it’s enriched with certified organic Coconut and Argan oils. The product seems to melt into your hair for lasting anti-frizz action and soft, polished waves.
Spritz your way to beach-perfect waves
Applied to towel-dried hair, our ultra-lightweight Eau de Vagues spray instantly creates that natural ‘après-surf’ effect, without the dreaded crunch factor. Designed to reproduce the texturising effect of sea water on your locks, it contains no salt – unlike the real deal – which can sap the moisture out of your hair and dry it out. Formulated with Paraguayan sugar and Mexican Aloe Vera, up to 99% of its ingredients are of natural origin. So go ahead and flaunt those surf-kissed locks – your secret’s safe with us!
The Aura Botanica experience starts in your nearest Kérastase salon with a personalised hair diagnosis by your stylist. From the cleansing stage using the Micellar Shampoo or new nourishing Micellar Shampoo Riche, all the way through to your customised styling product, let yourself sink into the moment, enjoying rich woody notes and delicate floral accents. And with the addition of three fresh new styling products with up to 99% natural origin ingredients, the styling possibilities are endless.
Looking for defined, frizz-free curls? Not only is our Crème de Boucles made with 98% natural origin ingredients, it helps to contour your coils leaving them feeling soft to the touch, glossy and full of life.
Pro tip: To redefine curls, re-apply on dry second-day hair. For very dry hair, add 2 to 3 drops of Concentré Essentiel to the cream for added nutrition and richness.
If you prefer the more relaxed vibe of seductive beach waves, then the 99% natural origin Eau de Vagues sugar spray is for you. Instantly creating a soft beach waves without the dreaded crunch-factor, it helps to highlight your tresses’ natural glow.
Pro tip: You can also re-apply it on dry hair for that perfectly undone, "after beach effect".
Last but not least is the one that everyone might need at one point or another – our 99% natural origin Lait de Soie blowdry milk. With a lighter-than-air texture, it helps to smooth and tame frizz for up to 72 hours, even in the most humid of conditions.
So, whatever your style, indulge in our new Aura Botanica range for hair that feels nourished, strong and full of vitality.
And in matters of indulgence and relaxation, no pampering ritual would be complete without the uplifting and feel-good effect of an exquisite fragrance. That’s why the new Aura Botanica range’s signature aroma was developed in collaboration with renowned perfumers MANE, and contains a unique blend of noble raw materials, essential oils and natural extracts.
Even the unmistakably sleek amber-red packaging is a lesson in eco-responsibility, designed to reduce waste and made with recyclable materials.
A luxurious ritual and a clear conscience – what’s not to love?
You’ve teased, brushed and coiffed but despite your best efforts, you just can’t seem to give your fine hair the boost it needs. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone! In the UK alone, 56% of women feel that a lack of volume is their biggest hair disappointment, whilst 81% of women with fine hair believe that thicker hair would make them happier. Fortunately, the good news is that with the right products and a few styling tricks up your sleeve, it is possible to cheat your way to voluminous red carpet-ready locks!
For more volume, start with the right hair care routine
While investing in a good haircut certainly helps, real volume starts in the shower. Using our Bain Volumifique shampoo which is specially formulated to cater to fine hair, gently cleanse your tresses whilst creating feather-light volume.
Next, supersize your locks with our Gelée Volumifique conditioner for added substance. Applied to damp hair and rinsed out, it nourishes whilst providing a light-weight touch and long-lasting volume. Pro tip – always finish your hair care routine with a cold water rinse to give your hair an extra boost.
Reach new heights: style to create volume
Before you begin styling, either spritz your strands with our Volumifique Leave-in Volume Expansion Spray or apply a small amount of Volumifique mousse to amplify your styled look. But remember – when it comes to fine hair, less is more! Going overboard with styling products weighs your hair down and has the reverse effect of making it look limp and flat.
For maximum volume, blow-dry your hair upside-down using your hands or a diffuser to spread the heat evenly and give your roots a serious lift. Unless you’re a real whizz with the round brush, leave the brushwork to the professionals as too much of it can actually make your hair even flatter. Once you have achieved the look you want, don’t forget to seal your style with V.I.P volume in powder, or you run the risk of undoing all your hard work!
If you’re naturally curly, you’ve probably been told by at least one person how much they envy your hair. What they don’t know however, is that achieving a good curly hair day is harder than it looks! Prone to frizz and unruliness, especially in humid conditions, curly hair can be difficult to style. But, with the right haircut, technique and a little patience, you’ll soon find you can tame your mane into smooth, defined curls.
For beautiful curls, start with the basics
No amount of styling can hide unhealthy, damaged hair and split ends especially can make your hair even frizzier. To keep your curls in top condition, get a trim every six to eight weeks and use a wide toothed comb to detangle your locks from the bottom up. This avoids breakage and you’ve guessed it, those dreaded split ends.
Style smart: first hydrate your curly hair
After washing with the Cleansing Conditioner Curl Ideal which is specially formulated for curly hair, apply the luxurious Mask Curl Ideal, a deep treating mask for voluminous, curly hair, which provides control on hair volume as well as frizz. Prep your hair with a nourishing pre-styling cream like the Crème Oléo-Curl from our Discipline range which contains the highest Pro-Kératin concentration of any of our lines. Applied before styling, it hydrates the hair providing thermo-protection and anti-frizz action for smooth, defined curls. You can also use it as a light finishing touch after styling to add extra shine and protect against humidity. If you prefer a lighter texture, try the Mousse Curl Idéal to give your curls shape and definition with an airy, natural finish and no rigidity.
Using a hair dryer with curly hair
If you’re not using the attachments that come with your hair dryer, then you’re missing out! Cue the diffuser, your new best friend. On a low setting, it spreads heat evenly throughout your hair, minimising frizz and keeping your curl pattern together- a blast of cold air at the end also helps to seal the cuticle and provide even more shine. Avoid scrunching your hair in your hands while you dry so as to not to cause frizz!
A visit to any Kérastase salon is a bespoke experience that starts with a personalised hair diagnosis. Following your diagnosis, your stylist will be able to identify your specific needs in order to better customise your treatments and provide you with the best results possible. And the best part? You can take your tailor-made treatment home with you thanks to our Fusio-Dose at-home kits and keep your hair looking picture perfect in between salon visits!
In-salon Fusio-Dose treatment
Based on your individual needs, this intensive treatment combines a powerful Concentré with a highly effective Booster, of which there are five of each – that’s 20 possible combinations to instantly transform your hair which your stylist will create based on your diagnosis. While the Concentrés tackle your main hair concern, the Boosters take care of any secondary issues covering everything from lack of volume, to dryness and damage, dullness and frizz, instantly. A quick and easy spritz and rinse means no long leave-in times - perfect for those who are always on the go!
Take the salon home
Designed for a simple fuss-free application, our Fusio-Dose Homelab kits are formulated to give you a professional finish in the comfort of your own home. Prepared by your stylist according to your hair diagnosis, the treatment itself takes less than five minutes and delivers instant results, transforming the appearance of your locks. Containing four weeks’ worth of treatment, you’re covered until your next salon appointment. Gorgeous, healthy hair and one more thing to cross off your to-do list!
As temperatures go down, central heating goes up, stripping all the moisture out of your hair and leaving you with parched, dry locks that lack shine and vitality – sounds more like hay than silk, right? And as if that weren’t enough, other harsh factors such as icy winter winds and wearing a wooly hat can really finish off the job. So what can you do? Hydrate, protect and hydrate some more!
Repair and nourish
Specifically formulated for very dry hair, our Bain Magistral shampoo contains key active ingredients that provide an intensely nourishing action and target the symptoms of dehydration. For an added touch of luxury, massage the product into your scalp and rinse with cold water to boost circulation.
After shampooing, take the repairing action one step further with the Fondant Magistral conditioner. One of our most nourishing complexes, it helps restores the hair fibre’s balance. Nourished from root to tip, your hair is supple and easier to detangle.
And for those really desperate S.O.S cases, say hello to your new secret weapon – Masque Magistral. Massaged into your lengths and left to work its magic for 5 minutes, this rich mask is capable of reviving even the most severely dried-out hair. Your hair is left feeling soft to the touch and supple with a radiant shine.
Ultimate in-salon care for dry hair
To ensure your locks stay glossy and looking healthy, visit your nearest Kérastase salon to indulge in the Nutritive Protocol Immunité in-salon ritual in addition to your at-home care. Tailored to your hair’s level of dryness following your stylist’s diagnosis, this bespoke treatment will keep your hair looking its best throughout the winter!
Most women dream about having great hair, straight teeth, flawless skin and a toned, healthy body, and I am no different! I feel very lucky that I was born with thick hair that has a natural curl. Lots of people say things to me like “Lucky you, you do not have to curl your hair”, or “Your hair is so thick, you’ll never have to worry about thinning hair”. Well yes that may be true, but what they don’t know, is about the issues I have experienced.
Scalp issues can be brought on by many things, including lifestyle changes like stress, change of environment, or changes in your diet. Unfortunately, scalp issues may appear all of a sudden and when you least expect it. Some people do not like to talk openly about scalp issues however, I feel it is the same as talking about your body issues, acne or any other troubles women and men may experience. None of us are perfect and I am pretty confident that even super models find that one thing that may bother them. It is all about finding solutions for our problems.
As the specialists would say, I think it is super important to always start with the basics. If you want to lose weight, you change your diet and workout and it affects overall health. I recently learnt it is the same with your hair. If your scalp is healthy, you hair can look and feel better.
I have always been proud of my hair but I would get embarrassed of my sensitive scalp. I had two parts around the hairline that were so sensitive and dry that it effected the look of my skin around my hairline. So I decided to take control and seek the help of the professionals!
If you read my two previous posts, you will see I recently experienced the Kérastase Specifique scalp and hair treatment at the Richard Ward salon and have been using my recommended at home haircare routine ever since.
Since I experienced the in salon treatment and have been using the at home routine, I have seen visible, positive changes on my scalp. The dry patches I used to be embarrassed about appear to have gone, my scalp feels soothed, and I have had no signs of dryness.
Whilst I hoped and thought that these products would help my scalp, I was happy to see how it also affected my hair. Before going into this process, I didn’t realise how strong the connection was between a healthy scalp and healthy looking hair. But now I have seen the results for myself, I am a firm believer in this! My hair definitely feels more healthy to touch, it is easier to work with when drying my hair or styling it, and it has more shine.
In addition to the 3 step routine the other Kérastase product I cannot live without the Elixir Ultime Oil. This oil leaves my hair shiny, soft and really use to work with, it’s a great prep product for pre styling.
Whilst I am very happy with the results that I have seen since I made these changes to my routine, I firmly believe that the hair needs continuous care. I know that I will have to maintain my new routine if I want to see long term changes and keep up the good health of my hair and scalp, as you would with diet and exercise!
That being said, these changes have definitely helped to boost my confidence. I’ve been getting lots of compliments on my hair from friends and family, and also from my followers on my blog and social media. The fact that people around me have noticed positive changes in my hair is the best proof I can get that my new routine is working!
Eva McMahon x
Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a lovable cynic, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, one thing is sure – there’s no better excuse to dress your hair up to the nines! And even if you’re strapped for time, we’ve got just the thing to take you straight from the office to the restaurant in the time it takes to say, “I love you”. One date night hairstyle, coming right up.
Reshapable style, on the fly
Specially formulated to set your hair without that tell-tale 80s stiffness, our Laque Couture hairspray delivers big when it comes to long lasting fixation with a vibrant and radiant finish. Designed to give you soft and supple hold, go from a boardroom-ready chignon to soft loose waves with a simple shake of the head – no need to wash. Simply spray 10-15 cm from your finished style as a final touch. And as if that weren’t enough, it also provides anti-frizz, anti-humidity action to boot. So even if you get a little hot and flustered from running late, your date will never know. Your secret’s safe with us!
Prep now, style later
If your hair is naturally on the thicker unruly side and you have a little time to spare before the mane event, opt for L’incroyable Blowdry Creme. Its innovative formula makes locks easier to style and re-style thanks to its long lasting shape memory, which is especially handy if you can’t decide which look to go for. Providing optimal anti-frizz action and thermo-protection, your hair is shielded from temperatures up to 230°C, giving your finished style an irresistibly natural feel – perfect for running fingers through if you ask us. Date night never looked so good!
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing to love about brittle hair and split ends. But what causes it and how can you get rid of it? First in line amongst the usual suspects, is lack of moisture. Dehydrated hair is far more prone to breakage, so optimal hydration is key.
The next major culprit is too much heat styling. While it can give you amazing results, it’s no secret that continuous heat styling damages and weakens your hair over time, making it an ideal candidate for breakage. Try cutting down and when you do use a hot tool, be sure to protect your hair and prevent split ends with a targeted treatment such as the Sérum Thérapiste. Its breakthrough technology that combines FIBRA-KAP ™ and Sève de Résurrection protects the fibre from heat and seals ends for a sleek, polished finish.
Do some damage control with this 3-step ritual
We recommend starting with a conditioner before your shampoo for this hair care regime to help prevent further breakage while washing. Target breakage with a rich conditioner like the Soin Premier from our Thérapiste range. Applied to wet hair, it contains six types of Amino Acids that work on the most frazzled areas of your hair to repair any damage internally. After a few minutes, emulsify and rinse before following up with a nourishing shampoo such as our Bain Thérapiste to gently cleanse your strands and wash away any impurities. Last up in your anti-breakage arsenal, our Thérapiste Masque! Intensely nourishing, this mask acts like an S.O.S bandage for your hair, strengthening and protecting it from further damage.
Get professional help for hair reconstruction
If you think your strands are beyond repair, think again. Head to your nearest Kérastase salon for a made-to-measure Fusio-Dose treatment. Clinically proven to reduce breakage by up to 98%, Concentré Vita-Ciment reconstructs the hair fibre thanks to its high performance formula and is mixed in with one of five boosters depending on your hair’s specific secondary needs, tackling everything from breakage to dullness for an instant transformation.
Keep hair healthy for longer
To maintain your glossy locks post-salon, your stylist will send you home with your personalised Fusio Home Lab treatment. Designed for use over four weeks, your kit will contain the same concentré and booster prescribed and used in-salon to revive your hair to keep it in top condition between salon visits. Use it alongside your at-home Thérapiste 3-step ritual for peace of mind, and show-stopping hair to boot!
Over the past few years, I have developed a huge passion for at home beauty rituals, whether it is for my hair, face or body. However, I generally get the most compliments on my hair, so I make sure I give it extra care to keep it healthy and glowing!
It gives me huge satisfaction when I look after my scalp. There is something special about staying at home, pampering yourself and then seeing and feeling the results. I really look forward to my evening pamper sessions and my ‘me time’, especially since I have become a mum!
In general, my at home hair ritual consists of washing my hair once to cleanse, and then again to treat, followed by conditioner or mask. I also apply the Elixir Utilme hair oil to make sure my ends stay hydrated. To be honest, most of the time I use a mask over conditioner as I feel it gives my thick hair better hydration.
When I started to experience my scalp issues at University it took me a while to find the shampoo that would help me long term. I felt frustrated when I would try recommended products, hoping they would be the solution to my problems, but my scalp would remain dry and sensitive. At times, I felt embarrassed and it started to affect my confidence. But when I discovered Kérastase Bain Riche Dermo-Calm shampoo I started to enjoy looking after my scalp again. I have been using it ever since.
This shampoo is designed to help people with a sensitive and dry scalp. Not only does it promise to cleanse the hair, but also soothe the scalp at the same time. I have been using this shampoo for several years now and it still works for me.
So how does it work? It contains the natural plant oil, Calophyllum oil and Glycerol. This product clearly works for my scalp. And I’ve found if you keep your scalp healthy your hair will reflect it. My hair feels light, revitalised and hydrated when I use it.
Since I had my treatment at the Richard Ward salon, I have actually incorporated the Kérastase Masque Hydra-Apaisant and Cure Apaisante into my at home routine too – and they have taken scalp and my hair to another level!
The masque is very easy to use. Unlike most traditional hair masks, you can apply this directly to your scalp. It contains AOX Complex that is formulated with L-Carnosine, which is a combination of amino acids, and Vitamin E, which you probably know is an antioxidant. The masque is also enriched with Morings and Rhamnose. Once applied, it offers hydration and a soothing effect.
The final step, is the Cure Apaisante which was applied during the salon treatment, but can also be applied at home. It is a special treatment that should be used over a course of 4 weeks and you are advised to use it 3 times a week. I wash my hair according to personal needs but I would say I wash it roughly 3 times a week anyway, which makes it very easy for me to use this Cure. It can seem a little daunting, but it’s actually very easy to use!
It leaves the scalp feeling soothed and protected.After washing my hair and applying the mask, I apply the Cure to towel dried hair. You can also apply it to dry hair but I prefer to use it after I washed my hair. You distribute the cure onto the scalp section by section, then massage in with fingertips and leave, no need to rinse.
The whole routine is super easy to do, and feels really luxurious, a bit of like when you are using a serum on the face. I enjoy the three-step routine, as it feels more like a ritual. Plus, I have seen fantastic results. I look forward to my hair routine more than ever before.
Look out for article next week when I will be sharing my final results and how I like to style my hair.
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