This product was sent to me in a PR package. This is not a paid sponsored post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
For years now, I have rumblings about the magic that is Kerastase hair care. Their products are well-known for being high quality and providing great results. They are also known for having a fairly steep price tag, which is why I’ve always been fairly hesitant to try them out. When I received a few Kerastase hair care products in a random PR package, I was surprised and excited to try out the line. I have since used the entire hair shampoo, conditioner, and pre-styling cream and I feel that now I can share my full results and thoughts with you all.
Kerastase Hair Care Review
Before I dive into the specifics about each product, I wanted to discuss the packaging. Now, initially, I thought the packaging was really beautiful and luxurious. The lids are a beautiful copper, the bottle is a soft orange coral. The issue with the shampoo, conditioner, and pre-styling milk is that the lids entirely twist off which means they aren’t attached. If you try to put the lid back on after getting some of the product then you run the risk of dropping nearly all the product on the ground.
I personally find this to be an annoying design flaw. Not everyone has a ledge in their shower to put the lid on while they rinse their hair, and I really don’t like to just leave my shampoo and conditioner bottles open as a suds my hair up because I don’t like water getting into the bottles and diluting the product. I found this same issue with the Schwarzkopf BLONDME products I tried a month ago. Alright – rant over!
The shampoo of the bunch is the Kerastase DISCIPLINE BAIN FLUIDEALISTE. It aims to hydrate hair, eliminate tangles, and nourish hair from root to tip. I really liked this shampoo and found that it did really hydrate and soften my hair. It is absolutely a great product, and it does what it claims, but to me, $45.00 for 250ml is still a lot for a product and I really want to be blown away by a product if it’s going to cost me that much. While I was impressed with this shampoo and liked the results, it just didn’t outperform my favourite REDAVID Orchid Oil hair care line.
Again, like the shampoo, this is a very nice product. The Kerastase DISCIPLINE FONDANT FLUIDEALISTE is a very rich and creamy conditioner which adds hydration and moisture back into the hair. Even when once used a minute or two, I did find that it made my hair feel like it had been deep conditioned.
Like the shampoo though, this also comes with a steep price tag. For 250ml you are paying $50.00 which seems very high. While it was a really nice conditioner and I really liked it, I also know that I go through hair products quickly and so I would be spending quite a bit on hair care per month if I stuck with this product. Currently, this product just doesn’t fit my budget.
My favourite part of any hair care line is typically the leave-in products. They are typically the products that are either a total hit, or a total miss. While my hair needs moisturizing products, it is easy for products to be overly hydrating and leave your hair feeling oily or thick.
I found that the Kerastase DISCIPLINE KERATINE THERMIQUE hit the perfect balance of hydration, and I was really impressed by how soft and healthy it made my hair look. This pre-styling milk is supposed to protect your hair up to 180º C/356º F* and I really found that it did protect and smooth my hair when I styled it. I have dry/frizz-prone hair so to see my hair look so smooth and healthy after blow drying it (and not needing to follow-up with a straightener) was really exciting for me. Unfortunately, though, this product is the most expensive from the line at $49.00 for just 150ml.
If you’re looking for a great texturizing spray then this may be it for you. I was really impressed by how thick and full the Volume in Powder Spray made my hair look while not adding any crunchiness or stickiness to my hair. It really is an excellent volumizing product, and I’ve been impressed by how long it has lasted me. I’ve had these products since June, and I still have a lot of the Volume in Powder Spray left! For 250ml you pay $41.00, but like I mentioned this is a product that really seems to last and to me is more worth the pricetag.