I've been wanting to dip into the wonderful world of Kerastase Paris for a good long while. Their products are considered by many to be the 'creme de la creme' of haircare. So... for my first foray I went down the reconstruction route ... cue the Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique ...
Kerastase 'Resistance' is all about strengthening weak, damaged or fine hair from within. The Ciment Thermique is a leave-in cream/lotion that works in conjunction with heat to help reconstruct damaged hair and according to the Kerastase website provides the following benefits:-
(source)• Strengthens the hair fibre internally • Protects the surface of the hair • Smoothes hair from root to tip • Hair is firm, supple and energised
It has the most pleasant, zingiest aroma ever, reminds me of freshly squeezed limes I'd say! The instructions say to use a walnut sized amount but I go for more of a jumbo cashew and apply mainly to mid lengths and ends before blow drying. It doesn't weigh hair down but I usually use a volumising product through the roots for some oomph and this seems to work well. After blow drying I can run the straighteners through lightly - without having to apply any additional product.
Although my hair is fine and thin it has always been very wayward and can, on occasion, take on the look of a brillo pad if not treated correctly - nice eh? I don't think anything has worked for me as consistently and effectively to give a sleeker head of hair - when I mentioned my intended purchase to Phil (my hairdresser) his exact words were ...'Oh you're going to love it - it makes hair so smooth!'. I have to say he's hit the nail on the head - I'm kind of addicted to un-brillo-like hair and it definitely feels healthier through the mid-lengths and ends - a proper win! Just over half the tube has been used in two months - using every other day so not too bad for value. I have tried many many heat protectors and assumed they were doing their job but I feel this really works for me - we're talking big guns here!
I got mine on offer at £13 - it seems to retail from most 'beauty onliners' at around £15/£16 - probably one of the best lots of £13 I've ever spent? Time will continue to tell I guess but for now I'm more than happy with my first delve into Kerastase and although I have other products to use up I think the Ciment Thermique will be a staple in my haircare routine!
Have you tried any products from Kerastase Paris? What's your favourite heat protector for your barnet?