I love my long hair, although that’s not always been the case, at the moment, I love it. Mostly I think because it’s taken so long to get it this length after the last time I decided I didn’t love it and cut a rather large amount of it off. For now it seems to have decided this is as far as it will go, perhaps in protest against the last cull, something along the lines of ‘fine well if you’re just going to cut me off again I’m not getting any longer’, but, I’ll take what I can get.
There is a problem though, long as it is, it’s just sort of ‘meh’… you know, when it’s just there, a bit limp, a bit flat, a bit well… just OK. I don’t want OK, I want lush, silky, flick my head and my hair ripples across my back… to achieve this, short of wearing a wig, I thought I’d try a new Shampoo & Conditioner combo. Enter Kerastase – Fondant Nutri-Thermique.
Shampoo & Conditioner
Prior to my new purchase I’d been using TREsemme, I believe the smooth/silky variety. It’s fine, it does a fairly good job, my hair hasn’t formed into dreadlocks in a greasy filled slop on my head. And for £8 for both a Shampoo and Conditioner not bad value. My new purchase was £34 for the two, now that’s a pretty big step up, over 4 times the price, surely for 4 times the price there must be 4 times the wonder ingredients in them?
I was looking forward to this, I had often flitted between expensive and ‘Drugstore’ price hair products in the past and for some reason never made a note as to whether the expensive ones really were worth it, but this time it was different, this time I was taking field notes, observing, is it 4 times better.
The answer, in this instance, is a resounding NO.
Now Kerastase is a good brand, it’s well known and I’m sure many would recommend it. So let me explain, first off the smell, it’s crazy strong and not a lovely fruity or perhaps coconutty smell, it’s chemically, harsh and makes you feel as though what you’re putting on your head is something super strong, medical grade.
Secondly, I like a conditioner that I can feel working as I’m applying it to my hair, it starts to feel soft and as I wash it out, the hair feels smooth. That doesn’t happen with this product. I apply a good sized blob, as I’ve said, my hair is quite long so it needs a good sized dollop, but no matter how much I apply it doesn’t feel quite enough.
And finally, the outcome, how does my hair feel and how does it look…… ‘Meh’
If not even a little ‘Humph’
It’s been a little tricky to style over the last couple of weeks and it’s a bit unruly. It’s certainly not 4 times better than it was with TREsemme, no luscious locks flow down my back, no advert worthy head flicks. Lucky as I am, my gentleman friend (read boyfriend) was playing with my hair the other day and noticed that my scalp seemed a little red, the only thing I could put this down to is the change in my haircare, with the smell the product has, that harsh chemically smell, it’s hard not to place the blame on the product.
I wasn’t as gun-ho as you might think, I bought my Kerastase from a hairdressers and talked through with them which of the different products from the variety they had on offer was for me, so I’m stumped.
Anyone else had the same experience?
- Hair be a miracle product or two (myinnerunicorn.wordpress.com)
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