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NATURAL STYLING AT ITS FINEST
Air Dry vs. Blowdry
For many women, hair washing is a treasured beauty ritual, allowing time for relaxation. But what comes next? Some enjoy the undone look of the air-dried mane. Others prefer the perfectly polished appearance only a blow dry can achieve. Others want something in the middle—what French girls call coiffé décoiffé or “undone style.”
There is no right or wrong choice, but whichever styling adventure you choose, you must have the right products to nourish and protect your hair while delivering incredible results. The Aura Botanica range presents options for both schools of thought, and everything in between.
Styling With Aura Botanica
Bring the heat or go au naturel. Either way, there’s a product to nourish and protect.
Far more than the place to get your root touch-up or an occasional trim, book an appointment at your nearest Kérastase salon for a complimentary personalized hair diagnosis.
Nothing beats that feeling of stepping out of the hairdresser’s with freshly pampered hair that looks and smells divine! And it’s not for nothing- 75% of our emotions generated throughout the day are directly related to smell*. Whether it’s the fragrance of a beautiful rose or your favourite hair product, scents play a big part in how we feel and can instantly lift our moods or ease stress. So why not bring that post-salon sensation home?
Choosing the right scent
We believe that the way our products smell is very important, turning something every day like washing into your hair an indulgent and luxurious ritual. Well now you can bring those sublime fragrances into your home! Envelop your senses with one of our Home fragrance diffusers**, and let the olfactory journey begin. There is one fragrance for each of our 4 bestselling ranges:
Reflection home fragrance
Fresh lemony notes riff off the powerful wooden base notes, striking a harmonious balance whilst the fresh floral heart will have you drifting into a dreamy haze… an idyllic scent for the romantic at heart.
Nutritive home fragrance
Top notes of fresh citrus give this scent its crisp energy and mood-lifting boost. Just underneath sparkles lavender, giving base notes of white musk space to breathe for an incredible sensation of lightness that envelops any room with a breeze of well-being.
Resistance home fragrance
For those who like to get up and go! Tasty top notes open with fresh effervescence and bite, before the sweetheart notes give way to a captivating and delicately floral musk. An uplifting scent to start the day right.
Elixir Ultime home fragrance
Melt into this elegant fragrance. Delicately sunny top notes come in the form of mandarin, whilst violet petals add a refined touch. Amber tones of sandalwood ground the scent, giving it a warm and woody aura for that feeling of long summer nights, whatever the season.
Visit your local Kérastase salon to discover the fragrances of our iconic products and learn more about their offer to receive a limited edition home fragrance**.
*Source : Air/Aroma, Scnet Marketing, Sense of Smell Institute
**Offer available at participating salons only. Check terms and conditions with your Kérastase salon.
Many of us can feel a little confused about how to use hair oils. Are they simply for dry hair or can everyone incorporate them into their daily hair care regime? We have the answers so you can decide when and how you should be using this nourishing product.
What is a hair oil?
Whilst some may think that oils could further weigh down greasy locks, hair oils are actually extremely beneficial, no matter what your hair type.
With a combination of various sublimating plant oils from argan to camellia, and coconut to coriander, our award winning Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oils nourish, protect and illuminate all hair types for beautiful shiny locks.
Why should I use a hair oil?
Provided you select the right oils for your hair type, not only can they make your hair feel stronger, softer, and shinier, they can help protect it from external damaging factors. As a result, hair oils can keep your hair in top condition and eliminating frizz.
Which oil is for you?
The Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oils come in three formulas, so no matter what your hair type you’ll find the right care for you. Use it as a pre-cleanser, intensive conditioner, pre-blow drying or as a finishing touch.
- Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil: a frizz controlling, versatile oil for all hair types.
- Elixir Ultime Volume Beautifying Oil Mist: for thin hair. Hair looks shiny and voluminous without being weighed down.
- Elixir Ultime Radiance Beautifying Oil: for colour treated hair. Leaves hair looking radiant and glossy.
And it doesn’t stop there…
In addition to the Beautifying Oils, the Elixir Ultime range also features the Bain Elixir Ultime cleansing oil shampoo and Beautifying Oil Conditioner, both of which allow you to experience the benefits of oils on a daily basis. For thick hair, the Masque Elixir Ultime hair mask hair allows a no-fuss lustrous shine finish. A wonderful pick me up when we are in between salon visits!
Hair oils are beneficial for every hair type and using them has never been easier with Kérastase. Incorporate the right oils into your hair regime and you can look and feel like a superstar all day long!
Now you know more, why not visit your Kérastase salon to receive a hair diagnosis and a recommendation from your hairdresser as to which hair oil best suit your needs.
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During the years I have been through many different phases with my hair, however one thing that changed drastically for me at University, was the sensitivity of my scalp. All of a sudden, my scalp started to disagree to the majority of shampoos I tried, making it feel uncomfortable. I was always proud of my hair and always that person that got lot of compliments on it, so my dry, sensitive scalp was a real concern for me. At that point I started my search for the perfect shampoo for my sensitive scalp.
Around 3 or 4 years ago I started to look on different discussion pages and forums to find a shampoo that would hydrate and help sooth my scalp. That is when I first tried Dermo Calm Bain Riche shampoo from the Kérastase Specifique Range. Straight away, I started to see results. I always get great results when I do two rounds of shampoo, one to cleanse, the second to treat, and of course make sure I wash the product out properly. That is one of the key things I think everyone should keep in mind – you won’t see the results if you don’t use the products in the correct way.
So I was over the moon when I got the opportunity to try the Kérastase Specifique Protocol in salon. I booked a visit in the Scalp Clinic at Richard Ward Salon based in Chelsea, but the treatment is also available in other selected Kérastase salons nationwide. I can say that it is the best salon I have been to so far in London. If you decide to go there, you are in for a big treat. The salon is spacious with gorgeous design and the small touches that make it very special. The staff are helpful, friendly and welcoming.
Upon arrival I was shown into a private room where the scalp treatment takes place. I think it is a fantastic idea to have a separate room as it allows you to discuss any scalp issues you want to keep confidential. My hair stylist, Foster, explained everything in detail so I could understand more about the process and the results the treatment delivers. It was very helpful to get more insight. After my hair consultation we came to the conclusion that we would tailor the treatment to my sensitive scalp. You can also have the treatment if you are experiencing dandruff, hair loss or oily hair; it is totally tailored to your needs. I would compare the treatment to having a facial, as you don’t just see the results straight away but over a period of time.
The first step is anti-pollution cleansing. Kérastase offers an in-salon only Masquargil clay mask that provides deep cleansing of your scalp. It helps to unclog pores, and eliminate excess oils and sweat from the surface. I know it does not sound appealing but trust me my scalp felt soothed and cooled instantly. It is applied with a small brush and spread evenly on the scalp.
The next step is the sonic cleansing which is combined with one of the prescribed Specifique Bains shampoos. The choice of Bain for me was clear as I have been using that product for few years now, the Dermo Calm Bain Riche shampoo. they use a Clarisonic professional brush that is specifically used for the scalp cleansing, and also provides an amazing, sensorial experience. Simply heaven. Not only does it feel good, this brush is so effective that it detoxifies your pores and activates micro-circulation. It also cleanses the hair more effectively than manually shampooing hair using a pulsating sonic movement.
The final step at the backwash is the application of Masque Hydra-Apaisant, which is a renewing gel cream mask that is developed for scalp issues. And I almost forgot to mention another part of this wonderful treatment – the massage chair! I had such a great time during the treatment and as a busy mummy with a toddler at home; this was such a nice and relaxing treat for me.
The final part of the treatment was the Cure Apaisante vial, which is an intense treatment designed for dandruff and scalp irritation to help soothe the skin over the course of treatment. One Cure was inserted into the Micronizer (the device which helps disperse the product) and was sprayed directly on to my scalp, in sections. Once my whole scalp had been sprayed with the Cure, it was then combed through my hair. Again, it offered an instant soothing and cooling effect and it also smelled divine!
The whole treatment was finished off with a gorgeous blow dry. I opted for a classic bouncy look and it looked amazing. My scalp felt very hydrated, hair looked fantastic and I felt instant relief - It was honestly like leaving a salon after a facial but this time focusing on my scalp!
I left the salon feeling very happy and with my personalised haircare routine, recommended by my hair stylist, Foster. To help improve my sensitive scalp, he recommended the Bain Dermo Calm Riche shampoo, the Masque Hydra-Apaisant and the Cure Apaisante.
Look out for my article next week where I will share my at home routine and how I am getting on with the products!
Eva McMahon x
Anyone who suffers from dandruff will be familiar with those dreaded white flakes that regularly make their appearance on shoulders and backs. Although surprisingly common, the symptoms of dandruff can leave you feeling embarrassed and anxious that it’s the first thing people notice about you. You might be thinking that it’s the result of a dry scalp, but it can affect those with an oily scalp too.
So what causes dandruff?
Dandruff occurs in 1 in 2 people* and is caused by a natural by-product called oleic acid which can irritate the scalp. As a defence, the body starts to shed skin cells faster than usual which is what can cause those visible skin particles. And while the root cause of dandruff is always the same, other factors such as cold weather or central heating that can aggravate the problem, by making the symptoms appear worse. Luckily, there are steps you can take to make sure the only flakes in your hair this winter are of the snow variety!
Protect and nourish your scalp
When it comes to gently removing dead cells and moisturising your scalp, the Bain Anti-Pelliculaire (which actually means anti-dandruff in French) from the Specifique range is our go-to shampoo. Specially formulated without silicone, it gently cleanses and refreshes to reduce the appearance of dry or oily dandruff, from root to tip, for up to eight weeks. Or try our concentrated 4-week treatment Cure Anti-Pelliculaire. Head to your nearest Kérastase salon for your personalised treatment and Anti-Dandruff Spécifique Protocole.
And because the colder months mean your scalp and your hair can be more prone to dryness, make sure you keep them both hydrated with a deep nourishing treatment like the Masque Hydra Apaisant. Working to soothe and moisturise, it’s ideal for all hair types leaving you with a refreshed scalp and glossy, supple locks. Goodbye dandruff, hello healthy winter hair!
*Source: NCBI - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC48528...
"Dandruff is much more common, and affects approximately 50% of the general adult population worldwide".
There’s nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in your own skin and your scalp is no exception. Whether it’s sensitivity or itchiness, our Specifique range is specially formulated to target scalp-related issues and deliver effective relief. So if you’re forever multi-tasking or constantly on the go, take a moment to indulge and re-establish some balance.
Treating the problem at the root
Life in the city certainly has its perks – gastronomy, culture, music, the list is endless – but environmental factors such as pollution can be particularly stressful for your scalp. Using a hypoallergenic purifying shampoo such as the Bain Vital Dermo Calm or the Bain Riche Dermo Calm if your hair is dry, gently eliminate the day’s impurities and soothe the feeling of itchiness and sensitivity. Both hypoallergenic formulas are silicone-free and contain key active ingredients such as calophyllum oil which acts as an effective moisturising and anti-inflammatory agent.
Dry hair and itchy scalp? hydration is key
We all know the drill – drink more water and stay hydrated! When it comes to an itchy scalp, dryness can be one of your worst enemy and your lifestyle can sometimes be the culprit. For example, ‘drying your hair from that early morning swim, or sitting all day in an air-conditioned office can strip your hair of the moisture it needs to stay healthy-looking and full of vitality. After cleansing, replenish and hydrate your scalp by applying the Masque Hydra-Apaisant directly to the scalp. It’s an intense treatment enriched with L-Carnosine and Vitamin E that works to re-balance moisture levels and provide instant relief.
And if you feel you need to go one step further, try our Cure Apaisante for an intensive four week treatment to soothe your scalp or head to your nearest Kérastase salon to experience our Spécifique Protocole for sensitive scalps- you’re in safe hands!
BEAUTY & BRAINS
Get up close and personal with Emily Ratajkowski, the new face of Kérastase.
Kérastase is proud to collaborate with fashion genius photographers Inez & Vinoodh for our new campaign, welcoming Emily to the Kérastase family.
There are lots of reasons why Emily Ratajkowski is unforgettably magnetic. It’s not just her stunning looks that make her a fascinating figure around the world. It’s her attitude, her artistry and her intellect. It’s the way she embraces her own uniqueness that shows women everywhere how we can each be beautiful in our own way. “I’m confident because I’ve learned to love myself and appreciate the things that make me unique,” she says.
Emily is the perfect representation of the modern beauty philosophy: If you love yourself, the world will follow. Literally, in her case. She has over 16 million Instagram followers. The model, actress and artist uses the medium to celebrate the many sides of her personality. Dressed up, casual, sophisticated, sexy, strong.
And the hairstyles, they are many. Constantly changing cuts, colours and textures according to her mood. She considers her hair to be a tool of expression. Something to be cared for.
“I’m confident because I’ve learned to love myself and appreciate the things that make me unique.”
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If you consider your crowning glory to be your hair, you’re certainly not alone! Widely perceived as a symbol of health, youth and vitality, any sign of hair loss in the form of shedding or thinning can be alarming to say the least. Factors such as genetics, post-pregnancy shedding or even lifestyle choices such as a poor diet can all play a part in diminishing your tresses. And if that weren’t enough, the winter months and central heating are a perfect recipe for dehydration, making hair more likely to be prone to frizz, breakage and – you’ve guessed it– taking a turn for the wispy. If you are concerned about hair thinning, contact your Kérastase stylist to discuss and receive a Specifique Protocole in-salon treatment designed for thinning hair. And follow these few tips at home to fight the good fight.
Address thinning hair by starting with scalp care
To get rid of any volume-defying residue and boost the appearance of the hair fibre, start by cleansing with our Bain Prevention shampoo. It purifies the scalp and texturises your strands, instantly giving them more body. Follow this up with applying the ultra-nourishing Masque Hydra-Apaisant directly on to the scalp and then extending to the lengths of hair. But before you reach for that towel - think again! Your hair is at its most vulnerable after it’s been saturated with water so instead of rubbing it, gently pat to blot away excess moisture.
Up the ante with a targeted treatment
Once you have applied your shampoo and conditioner, it's time to give your thinning hair a boost with our Cure Anti-Chute programme. Used every day over six weeks, your hair feels thicker and stronger. Using your fingertips, massage a full dose onto your scalp, section by section before moving on to your usual styling routine.
As a treatment “top up” the Stimuliste spray from our Spécifique range can help boost your tresses and prevent further thinning. Designed for daily use, it’s specially formulated with Aminexil to improve the visible appearance of hair density .
Finally when it comes to styling, the last thing you want to do is weigh your locks down with heavy products such as waxes or gels! For even more oomph, finish off your style with a few sprays of Volumifique spray from our Volumifique range to add substance to your hair without the heaviness.
Although natural oils play an essential part in keeping your scalp and hair healthy, it is possible to have too much of a good thing! When produced in normal amounts, sebum keeps your strands smooth and hydrated, preventing excessive drying which can lead to breakage. When sebum production goes overboard however, the result is limp, greasy hair.
So what causes overproduction of sebum? Quite a few things as it happens! From your genes to hormonal imbalances, humidity and your diet – even touching your hair too often can help spread the oil further down the hair fibre.
Treating oily roots at home
When dealing with greasy locks, your first instinct might be to wash your hair more often, but try shampooing every other day with our Bain Divalent shampoo, which is specially formulated to cleanse and purify the scalp.
Pro tip – after shampooing, make sure you rinse twice to reduce any build-up which can weigh your tresses down and make them appear greasier.
After cleansing, replenish your scalp with the Masque Hydra-Apaisant from our Specifique range. Because it works directly on your scalp rather than your hair like a traditional mask, it is ideal for sensitive and even oily scalps. For best results use this expert tip! Make sure your hair is soaking wet before you apply to your scalp and massage it in to boost penetration and circulation. After three minutes, rinse to reveal a soothed, refreshed scalp and long-lasting comfort.
Getting in-salon expert help to get rid of oily hair
For an even more personalised approach, head to your nearest Kérastase salon for the Spécifique Protocole for oily hair. Tailored to your hair’s specific needs, this bespoke treatment starts with a nourishing pre-shampoo Masquargil mask, a double cleanse to gently get rid of any impurities followed by a shampoo and treatment to target oily roots and hair. The result? A perfectly rebalanced scalp and beautifully silky hair.
Ah, New Year’s resolutions- incredibly easy to make and notoriously hard to keep! But when it comes to healthy looking hair, it may be easier than you think thanks to our tailor-made Fusio-Dose treatments. If you curled, straightened and blow-dried your way through the party-season, raise your hand! And while all that heat damage was probably worth the finished result, post-festivities you might have noticed that your hair looks dry and dull, with far more split ends than you’d care for. But don’t despair, help is at hand.
Fusio-Dose in-salon treatment for instant hair transformation
Entirely customised to your hair’s individual needs by your stylist, our Fusio-Dose treatment is formulated to deliver an instant transformation and long-lasting repair. After performing your personal hair care diagnosis your stylist will carefully create a mix of concentré (focusing on your primary hair need) and booster (targeting your secondary hair need) to address your specific hair concerns. With four concentrés of powerful active ingredients and five boosters available, there are twenty different combinations for your stylist to choose from!
Post-party hair repair
If your concern happens to be frazzled party hair, your stylist will most likely opt for the Concentré Vita-Ciment to strengthen the fiber, topping it up with the Nutrition booster if styling tools have dried out your hair, or with the Reconstruction Booster if it is very damage with hair breakage and split ends. Obviously your stylist may prescribe something different depending on their assessment of your primary and secondary hair needs to nurse your hair back to health. Sound too good to be true? Head to your nearest Kérastase salon and see for yourself!
Recreate your expert hair treatment at home with Fusio-Dose Homelabs
Who said all good things have to come to an end? Bring the luxury of the salon to the comfort of your own home, with our Fusio-Dose Homelab range. Individually prescribed by your stylist, this take away kit prolongs the transformative experience of Fusio-Dose thanks to four weekly made-to-measure applications and keeps your hair looking flawless until your next salon visit. Now there’s a resolution worth keeping!
For most of us, nothing says detox more than January. After indulging over the festive season, it’s all about getting back on track, focusing on natural ingredients (green juice anyone?) and restoring that healthy glow. So why not do the same for your hair? Get rid of impurities on your hair that can cause dullness and give your locks a serious dose of TLC with our Aura Botanica range. With up to 98% of naturally sourced ingredients, including ever popular argan and coconut oils, it contains no sulphates, no silicones and no parabens. Just what mother nature ordered!
First things first! Before getting started, your stylist will assess your hair to identify your individual needs and customise your treatment. The first step consists of gently cleansing your strands which your stylist will do using a Konjac sponge* – known for its super absorbent qualities – then with our Micellar shampoo. This sulphate-free, aromatic formula gently removes build-up and impurities for a naturally soft touch. Next up is Soin Fondamental, an intense moisturising conditioner specially formulated with precious natural oil to help restore your hair’s vitality, leaving it feeling weightless and replenished. We bet you’re feeling more virtuous already!
If your hair is on the thicker side, your stylist may add a couple of pumps of Concentré Essentiel to protect your strands and give them a radiant finish. Last but not least, a small amount of Essence d’Éclat will keep the frizz at bay and give you that silky glow, while protecting your hair from heat.
To keep that post-salon glow, indulge in our at-home product range following the same steps. Now, if only all detoxes were this easy!
*Check with your salon if this service is available.
Colouring your hair can give it a new lease of life and is a great way to reinvent yourself. Keeping coloured hair looking bright and lustrous can take a lot of maintenance: this is because hair dye weakens your tresses and can leave them prone to further damage, and also colour fade. As such, coloured or highlighted hair can require more nourishment than natural hair.
How UV rays and water can damage coloured hair
It is no secret that UV rays from the sun damage skin cells, but they can also cause havoc on hair. Prolonged exposure to these invisible rays can damage the hair’s structure, leading to further damage such as split-ends, breakage frizz and also decolouration. Dyed hair is even more vulnerable to UV rays so it is important to properly protect and nourish it to keep your colour from fading.
Water can be a big villain for coloured hair as well. Rinsing it with very hot water or even washing your hair too much lifts the outer cuticle layer, leading to colour fading. Hard water, really common in the UK, contains minerals such as calcium, copper and chlorine which can deposit on your hair and leave your hair looking and feeling dull.
How can I protect my hair colour from UV and water damage?
Kérastase has developed an at-home Reflection haircare range created especially for dyed hair. Each product in the range is enriched with UV filters, Vitamin E and a Chelator Complex to keep your hair colour looking amazing.
A personalised approach to haircare
While all coloured hair needs to be defended against UV rays and water damage, not all hair is the same and we believe that your hair products should be personalised to suit your individual hair needs. That is why you can choose the Kérastase Reflection shampoo that is the most suitable for your hair, depending on how sensitised it is (go for Reflection Bain Riche shampoo if it is very sensitised) and the conditioning product most suitable to your conditioning needs and hair thickness. The Reflection Fondant Chromatique conditioner offers a weightless touch, whilst the Reflection Chromatique Masks offer a more rich and nourishing treatment for both and thick and fine hair.
How can I revive my hair colour between salon visits?
To ensure that every colour is catered for, we have developed a selection of Touche Chromatique ink-in-care products. When blended with our conditioners or masks from the Reflection range, they create a bespoke product that both enhances colour and protects your locks. Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?
Touche Chromatique Copper ink-in-care to revive copper shades
The blend creates a leave-in treatment enhances coppers to retain boldness and shine. Let those auburn highlights radiate!
Touche Chromatique Red ink-in-care to revitalise reds
Formulated for vivacious red heads, this ink-in-care creates a personalised intense hair treatment which keeps hair soft, shiny and helps reflect red tones.
Touche Chromatique Cool Blond ink-in-care to neutralise yellow undertones
For all you honorary cool blondes, this might be the ink-in-care you have been waiting for. The sumptuous formula neutralises unsightly tones and keeps your locks their chic, cool shade of blonde.
Touche Chromatique Cool Brown ink-in-care to neutralise red undertones
This ink-in-care helps keep your locks looking cool brown by neutralizing brassy undertones and boosting browns instead.
Simply mix 10 clicks of your chosen Touche Chromatique with your Reflection conditioning product. Leave on for 5 minutes, rinse and style. And voilà!
With Kérastase, it’s easier than ever to get a tailored solution to keep your hair colour protected and bright until your next salon visit.
Curly hair is back and it is everywhere. If you are lucky enough to be blessed with natural curls, then you won’t need rollers, heat or a perm to nail the look. However, if you want to get the most out of your luscious locks, you will probably want to know how to tame them. The good news is our Discipline range is here to help you do just that!
Maintenance is everything when it comes to curly hair
The secret to smooth and defined curly hair is maintenance. If you want to be Queen of the Curls, then it’s important to get them trimmed regularly. This helps eradicate split ends and keep your hair healthy.
To wash, or to co-wash?
When it comes to day-to-day care, using the right products can be the difference between frizz and controlled. Discipline Curl Idéal cleansing conditioner is perfect for those who like to co-wash, or conditioner-only wash, their curly hair. Conditioner are able to remove dirt and residue from the scalp and, of course, condition which keeps hair soft and silky. Containing a luxurious blend of amino acids, wheat protein and conditioning agents, the product is ideal for nourishing and protecting curly hair as it both washes and conditions the hair. It’s also silicone and sulphate-free, which leaves hair with a natural touch.
Once you have washed your locks with Curl Idéal, tame any voluminous curls with the Masque Curl Idéal hair mask. Simply massage onto lengths and ends, leave for 5-10 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.
Create smooth curls
Curl definition and smoothness is what gives curly locks their enviable and head-turning appearance. Oléo-Curl cream allows you to achieve this look at home. It’s enriched with pro-keratin and helps prevent frizz and protect your locks from humidity. Applying it to hair that has been towel-dried helps create smooth, silky curls.
Get bouncy, defined curls
If you dream of bouncy, defined curls, then Mousse Curl Idéal could be the answer. The intense and sumptuous formula contains ingredients such as algae extract, glucose and hydrolysed elastine, all of which help to tame, nourish and protect curls. For best results, simply scrunch it on towel dried hair.
Then, whichever Discipline product you have opted for, simply let it dry naturally, or style with a diffuser on a cold air setting and you can have a good hair day every day.
With Kérastase, you can now get professional-looking curls at home as well as in the salon!
Outfit? Check. Make-up? Check. Blow-dry? Not today! With Aura Botanica and our #noheathair wash-and-go tips, there’s no need to spend hours on your hair.
No time? No problem. It’s no secret that when it comes to making our hair look and feel fabulous, we tend to reach for our heat tools. So, does it have to be a bad hair day when you don’t have time to blow-dry? We think not.
Natural ingredients to make every day a good hair day
Up to 98% natural origin Aura Botanica range delivers a natural, undone look, minus the frizz – it is ourultimate in heat-free, paraben-free, silicone-free and sulphate-free styling. The range, enriched with coconut oil and argan oil, improves suppleness and strength, whilst leaving hair feeling soft and shiny.
Your ultimate pre-style routine
- Start with the Concentré Essentiel, which deeply nourishes and moisturises the hair, giving it the perfect pre-wash treat.
- Next, the light and gentle Micellar shampoo gives hair a natural touch, preparing it perfectly for heat-free styling.
- Our Soin Fondamental conditioner detangles and nourishes your locks, making them easy to work with. It gives your hair an ultra-healthy glow with a lightweight feel for major bounceability.
- For a bigger boost or nourishment, add a few pumps of Concentré Essentiel.
- And to top it off, the Essence d’Éclat nourishing oil spray is a must-have ‘prime and go’, delivering extra pre-styling shine, a frizz-free finish and added bounce. Apply to damp hair.
Top heat-free styling tips!
Now that you’ve indulged in the Aura Botanica instant ritual, your hair is ready for action.
- Braids: After you’ve applied the Essence d’Éclat spray for extra smoothness, braid the hair and let it dry naturally for wonderfully wavy mid-lengths.
- Rags: Wrap sections of prepped hair with rags. Thanks to Aura Botanica, your beautiful curls will be frizz-free and weightless.
- Pin curls: Pin prepped hair to the head for loose curls complete with an Aura Botanica A-lister glow and bounce.
- Band wrap: Embrace your inner mermaid. Divide prepped hair in two sections, wrap them and release when dry for nourished beachy waves.
We love #noheathair. Whether your thing is laid-back beach waves or film star curls, adopt Aura Botanica for flawless results when you’re in a rush. Happy styling!
OK gym, we admit that you’re great for our body, but you’re not so kind on our hair! A sweaty session might make you feel exhilarated with all those endorphins pumping, but the frizzy locks left behind could be putting a dampener on your feel-good factor. Check out our quick and easy solutions for gym hair using our up-to-98% natural, professional haircare range; Aura Botanica.
Gym hair: after low impact exercise
After exercise such as pilates, stretching or a gentle yoga practice, chances are you’re not going to be sweating quite so much and might be able to skip a thorough wash of your hair.
Bring back that fresh feeling to your locks with Essence D’Éclat mist from the Aura Botanica range. This lightweight, bi-phase moisturising mist acts as a primer, helping to prevent frizz when applied to damp hair. The sweet orange essential oils and rose scent refresh, whilst the special formula, which includes coconut and argan oil, helps to banish frizz and bring back a healthy hair glow.
Top Tip! During your workout, wear a fabric headband to not only keep hair from the face, but simultaneously absorb sweat, making the post-work out wash that little bit easier.
Gym hair: after high impact exercise
After a cardio routine, you will really want to give your hair a proper wash to leave you feeling fresh and confident.
Rinse with warm water before massaging in our light-weight Micellar shampoo, wash out thoroughly and repeat. This gently cleansing shampoo, with moisturising ingredients such as coconut and argan oils, can be used every day and is designed to remove impurities, making it your ideal gym partner! To learn more about the benefits of shampoos with micellar technology, read our article here.
Follow up with Soin Fondamental conditioner to deeply nourish and control frizz.
Top Tip! Make sure you focus on areas where sweat tends to gather, such as the hairline.
After this, opt for a loose and comfortable hairstyle when your hair is still damp. Spray a bit of Essence d’Éclat to boost hair softness and glow, and let it dry naturally, then enjoy the added movement once you take it out. Depending on your hair length, a bun tied on the top of the head, plaited pigtails, or a braid will also add texture afterwards.
Gym hair doesn’t need to be a hassle with our simple solutions for luscious locks post workout.
Move over highlights! There’s a cooler, lower maintenance girl in town and her name is balayage.
What is balayage?
Balayage is a French term which means to ‘sweep’, and it has swept the hair world off its feet. The perfect balayage should start off with colour soft at the root with thicker coverage at the ends, and we can’t get enough of this look on blonde hair. The question is – how can you maintain that fresh-out-of-the-salon cool blonde balayage between colour appointments? That’s where the Reflection range comes in.
Colour-treated hair can be more sensitive to certain elements that could lead to damage, such as chlorine (which you can find not only in the pool but also in your tap water) and UV rays. This can result in a lack of shine, uneven colour and sensitised ends. Of course, none of the above is ideal if your stylist has just delivered the perfect balayage. Not to worry – the upgraded Reflection range is our colour protection hero and now offers an even more customised experience.
Colour protection with the new Reflection range – how does it work?
The System Capture Advance found in the Reflection range contains a blend of sodium citrate, yuzu and lychee extracts and is our ultimate formula to care for colour treated hair. The range also contains natural rice bran oil, Vitamin E and UV-Filters. The result..? Hair colour fade and the deposition of dulling particles are all reduced. So your blonde balayage can stay ultra-cool with a diamond-esque shine.
How do I keep blonde hair from looking brassy?
Les Touches Chromatique's – the first in-ink-care for coloured hair – will keep your colour looking vibrant and neutralise any unwanted yellow tones. Your stylist will diagnose and prescribe the best ink blend for your new colour so you can indulge in salon expertise (and great results!) at home to keep your colour looking fresh in-between your salon appointments.
How to use Les Touches Chromatique's
After washing your hair with Bain Chromatique shampoo, blend 10 clicks of the Cool Blonde Touche Chromatique (or your prescribed colour) with 15 ml of the Fondant Chromatique conditioner or the Masque Chromatique hair mask. Apply to lengths and tips of towel dried hair for an extra shiny finish with an enhanced blonde colour, minus those dreaded yellow undertones.
Complete this easy ritual once a week, 2-3 weeks after your colour and voilà: your blonde balayage looks shiny and radiant in between salon trips.
Shiny, healthy, vibrant looking locks are the Holy Grail of hair! When our hair looks good, we feel good. When our hair looks flat and lifeless, we too lose that special spring in our step. Here’s our SOS guide to restoring shine, for hair that looks its best.
Caring for hair from the inside out
You’ve probably already experienced that your lifestyle can have an impact on how your hair looks, feels and behaves. What’s more, some scientific reports have suggested that deficiencies in specific nutrients, including proteins, zinc, iron and B Vitamins have been associated with hair problems.
Create a good base
To get those glossy results you crave, a good place to start with a healthy scalp. A build-up of dirt or oils can add to dull and heavy locks, so before shampooing, gently massage your scalp with the Chronologiste Revitalising Exfoliating Scrub, to thoroughly cleanse your scalp and hair. Containing Abyssine, a rare molecule derived from volcanic rock, the Exfoliating Scrub leaves your scalp feeling clean, fresh and in great condition. Or for specific scalp concerns, why not check out our hair care products from the Specifique range!
Feed your hair from the outside
Use our Chronologiste Range to load your hair with plenty of caring ingredients for a rejuvenated look! The range contains a wide range of ingredients, including Vitamins, Ceramides and precious oils (such as Amla, Maize, Camelia and Argan). The Chronologiste range leaves your hair feeling nourished, strong and smooth – giving you a rejuvenated look.
The Revitalising Shampoo smooths, evens and strengthens hair fibres and the Oléo Complexe helps give a little love to your lengths as well as your scalp. The Essential Revitalising Balm hair mask detangles, nourishes and offers the intense burst of soothing moisture to transform dull into shiny hair.
Want the ultimate revitalising experience? Head to your nearest Kérastase salon for our most indulgent in-salon ritual, the Chronologiste ritual. This ritual is the ultimate revitalising experience that will leave your scalp soothed and your hair feeling shinier and softer.
Getting the shiny, healthy hair you long for doesn’t have to be a chore, let the Chronologiste range’s carefully created formulas do the hard work for you.
Are your locks brittle, difficult to detangle and lack shine? If this sounds familiar, you most likely have dry hair. This can be due to a number of reasons, from hereditary or physiological issues to external damaging factors such as pollution, heated styling or even harsh weather conditions. All these factors can lead to your hair losing its moisture and becoming dry and brittle. But do not despair – we have top tips on how to get your hair looking shiny and feeling silky soft again in no time!
Use targeted treatments for dry hair
Our Nutritive range is perfect for providing personalised nourishment at home or in the salon for dry to severely dry locks. With its signature ingredient of Irisome, and active substance in royal jelly which contains a substantial 11 out of 18 amino acids found in keratin, and a glucose, lipid and protein content, our products boost, protect and nourish your locks.
- Apply either Bain Satin 1 shampoo for dry hair or Bain Satin 2 shampoo for very dry and sensitised hair. A great tip is to massage your scalp to boost circulation and rinse in cold water to make your hair feel silky soft. Rinse and repeat for optimum results.
- Finally, apply Lait Vital conditioner and leave it to soak in for 5 minutes before rinsing to soften and nourish the hair fibre without weighing it down.
After getting your hair back in condition with our bespoke Nutritive range, there are some measures you can take to prevent it from becoming dry again. Cut down on heated appliances and ensure you always apply thermo-protective treatments. You can also try a hair mask, such as our Masquintense for both fine and thick hair, once a week for a deeply nourishing treatment. For severely dry and rebellious hair, apply Serum Oléo Relax for long-lasting frizz effect, instant shine and easy-to-tame locks, so you can style your new-found silky soft hair with ease! For profound and long-lasting results, contact your Kérastase stylist for a hair diagnosis and to receive a tailor-made Nutritive Protocole Immunité created according to your level of hair dryness.
With Kérastase, combatting dry locks has never been easier. Follow our tips and you can say hello to luscious locks in no time!
Nadine, please can you give us an introduction to your incredible career in the beauty industry?
I have been a health and beauty journalist and tv presenter for 25 years, working for Hello!, Marie Claire and The Daily Mail and presenting for This Morning and The Titchmarsh Show.
Why did you decide to start your vlog?
I started my vlog (The Beauty Know it All) for beauty grown ups two years ago because I realised no one was really offering beauty advice to grown ups – plain talking, no bull* reviews of products that work and advice for busy women who want stealth beauty, in other words minimal effort maximum results.
And that’s what Fusio-Dose hair treatment is all about for me. Instantly shinier, healthier, for me less fluffy and flyaway, hair. I remember when conditioning treatments had to be left on for ages and wrapped in hot towels, but this works the minute it is sprayed into your hair. What’s more it is now finally available to use at home – my hair thanks you.
Describe your relationship with your hair
My hair is fine and prone to fluffiness, annoyingly wavy in some areas and straight in others – I’ll be honest and say that it peaked the year that Bananarama had a number one (the first time around). My hair is triple processed - keratin straightened, all over coloured to hide the greys and then balayaged – so it needs the best hair care around.
What are you favourite Kérastase products/treatments?
Find out more about Fusio-Dose and why it is Nadine’s favourite in salon hair repair treatment below:
With the blissful heat of summer a mere memory, you start to revel in the cosiness of autumn days. Walks in the crisp air and cradling a full mug in front of a crackling fire may be seasonal staples, but your hair begins to frizz at the idea! As the colder weather sets in, the atmosphere both outside and in our homes becomes drier and so do your once luscious locks. Add to that the damage from your everyday styling tools like a hairdryer or straighteners and you know it is time to take action. When frizzy hair makes an appearance, the battle for tamed hair with fewer flyaways begins. Little do your frizzy follicles know, you are fighting at an unfair advantage with a secret weapon in your hair arsenal – the Discipline range from Kérastase.
Combat that frizz
With cold wind nipping at our heels, there is nothing more inviting than a steaming shower with products that restore, rejuvenate and add a touch of luxury to an everyday ritual. Our tailor-made Discipline range for frizzy hair does just that! Every item in the Discipline range contains a formula based on our patented Morpho Keratin™ technology which replenishes, smooths and strengthens the very fibres of your hair, helping you say goodbye to frizz and hello to soft, manageable locks.
Your tailor-made, frizz-taming regime
For the ultimate Discipline frizz defence, let us introduce you to a bespoke three-step taming plan.
- Start with applying Bain Fluidealiste, our frizz-taming shampoo, and massaging it into your scalp. Rinse it out and indulge in a second application for optimum results. Rinse and repeat has never been so luxurious!
- Provide a much needed moisture shot to your thirsty locks by applying Maskeratine, a soothing mask, to your lengths and ends if you have thick hair. For those with fine hair, try our lightweight conditioner, Fondant Fluidealiste.
- Prep your hair before you style with Keratine Thermique, a smoothing primer that protects your hair from the heat of the hairdryer. Or if your hair is fine and you’re after a blow-dry facilitator as well as intense shine and softness, try Fluidissime Spray.
Top tip! For overly processed hair, try our sulphate-free Bain Fluidealiste.
The results? Hair that is more manageable, shinier and smoother. With Kérastase on your side, banishing frizz has never been easier.
Discover our 9 steps to create your very own Wrapped Chignon
Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.
Step 2 - Pre-dry to 80% then finish drying the hair using a round brush.
Step 3 - Spray Laque Couture on the top of the head and create a low ponytail using an elastic hook.
Step 4 - Soften the ponytail using a mid-sized curling iron.
Step 5 - Gently tease the base of the ponytail.
Step 6 - Spray V.I.P. onto the ponytail and brush it with an oval brush.
Step 7 - Wrap the ponytail around its base, using two fingers to maintain the knot.
Step 8 - Secure with bobby pins and spray Laque Couture onto the base.
Step 9 - Finish off with Laque Noire overall for hold.
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