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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.
Just like skin, very dry hair can benefit immensely from night time treatment. Applied in one simple step just before bed, the new Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum captures the healing power of sleep and leaves the hair intensely nourished in the morning.
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
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!
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.