💁🏼Kerastase Hair care Heaven💁🏼 

I have to admit, I have an affinity for luxury hair shampoos and conditioners🙈 I love the feel and smell of a luxury hair product (feels like a home, hair spa treatment😉) So it will be not much of a surprise that my all time fave brand has to be the Kerastase one!

  

Why you ask? It’s because each Kerastase care package is prescribed by one of their trained consultants on what is suitable for your hair and what isn’t. This allows the correct products to work in harmony with your hair. Before I tell you more about what hair package I was prescribed let me tell you a little bit about the brand🤓

Kerastase Paris was established in 1964 in France by Francois Dalle. The brand was first introduced in Europe, followed by Japan and then North America.

Kerastase Paris is part of an advanced L’oreal research brand, where they endeavour to give you the most advanced technology in haircare. Kerastase understands that each man/woman is unique and has different hair needs. All of their products are only available through selected salons and each prescribed regime is carefully selected by a trained consultant.

Lately I have been trying out lots of different hair colours on my hair. I had an ombré (where they lighten the ends) a chocolate brown and a deep mahogany red😀. Although I do love colouring my hair, I have noticed it can make my hair feel dry, brittle and frizzy.So off I went to my high St salon and told the lady about my hair concerns, and voila she suggested I try the new BAIN FLUIDEALISTE range. This range is aimed for frizzy, coloured and dry hair (hallelujah🎊). She also said it would bring back more manageability to my hair! (Bonus!) 

  
Here’s a little vid showing you the complimentary products I received with my package.

Ooo I can not tell you how divine this shampoo and conditioner smells! If I could bottle it into a perfume I so would😍 You are probably wondering why I bought a humougous gift box, when I could have just had the shampoo and conditioner on its own! Well, when I worked it out, this deal allowed me to have a free gorgeous smelling candle and to try out the Kerastase thermo seal blow dry lotion for almost free! (Love a bargain!😍)

  
Now let me talk through how I used the products. First I like to wet my hair in the shower (not too hot, not too cold) I squeeze out a quarter sized amount of the shampoo into the palm of my wet hands. I then like to just run the product through my palms (once), then I distribute it evenly all over my scalp, massaging the product into my wet hair, using small circular motions all over my scalp (no fingernails, only the pads of my fingers) I do that for about a minute, then run the product through to the ends of my hair and rinse. Now the first shampoo may not lather, as its cutting into the build up of your hair. The second time I do the same (you will defo have lather now!) but I put a little more focus towards the ends. Once I have rinsed all the product out, I squeeze out all the excess water, as much as I can. Then I grab half a size of my conditioner, massaging right at the ends, taking it lightly through my scalp (as I find this fights frizz for me) I then clip my hair onto my head and proceed with the rest of my shower. This allows the conditioner to sit as a ‘mini mask’. When I have finished the rest of my shower, I rinse out the conditioner and right at the end I blast my head with cold water (for shiny, frizz free hair👍🏽it works!) Finally I squeeze the excess water and wrap my hair in a towel.

  
In the next step, I allow my hair to air dry to about 80% (as this holds the style and volume better) whilst I slap on the body cream😁 (my hair is medium-fine so doesn’t take long) I then applied the Keratase thermo seal (no need to rinse this product) through the ends and teeny weeny at the top of my head. I always blow dry my hair with a large round brush, until all of my hair is fully dry and set. 

  
So how do I rate the overall product? Let me just say my hair felt super soft! And was frizz free annnnndd  smelt gorgeous! A little of this shampoo and conditioner will defo go a long way! The texture and consistency is creamy and light. The candle is beautiful too! The smell of the range is almost like a deep musk with little hints of vanilla. However I am not so keen on the thermo seal as I felt it left my hair a little tacky. It’s main function is to give you heat protection, tamed and silky hair. Yes it does do that but I am not sure on the ‘silky’ aspect.

I would love to say, I would repurchase (and after a long time I might do lol) but because I love changing up my shampoos and conditioners every time they finish, I would not repurchase as of yet. 
  
I must stress that if you are going to be using the Kerastase brand for the first time or looking to get different products from the range. Please do see the salon stockists, as once I bought the Kerastase Bain force architect range and my hair fell out! This was due to the fact that, I thought I needed more deeper nourishing benefits! (And this fit the bill!) but in actual fact it was only super dry and a nourishing mask would have sorted it. I remember as I continued to use it, the quality of my hair was awful! I also remember asking the hair consultant why that had happened and she said this was due to the fact that I was only meant to use this specific range once a week, then you alternate with another shampoo!🙄 So please, please do ask the salon stockist before you part with your money!

But I have to say I love the Kerastase brand! It’s a brand I repurchase and trust,  so will probably look at other hair packages in this range ( when this one finishes lol) 

  
Have you tried the Kerastase brand? If yes what are your thoughts on it? Would you repurchase again? Or do you like another luxury hair range, that you prefer. Let me know guys!

Please note I have purchased all products with my own money! Images and vid are also my own. 

*Also I should add I have been using this product for three months now and the condition of my hair is great!*

For more info on Kerastase’s products please visit www.kerastase.co.uk/

❤️…Sabina

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Bloggers Fave – Curly Hair Products, reviews and Routine!🙆

Are you a curly wurly girl like me? If yes read on for my fave products that I use to tame my Indian curly hair!

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When I was younger I admit, I use to my loathe my curly hair! It was frizzy, unmanageable and dull 😕 Oh how I envied my sisters hairs! They all had luscious, thick straight hair and there’s me who adopted the curly hair gene from my mum.

I can’t really blame the outcome of my hair solely on my mum’s gene 😝 as I was lazy as a teenager and did not care much for my hair, skin or my diet for that matter. It wasn’t until my late teens that I really got into looking after myself (yes lucky you guys haha)

Haircut

First things first a good haircut is an important foundation for good hair. Regular trims are needed to tame frizzy and curly locks. I usually have a trim every three months and choose to have a cut with long layers and long feathers at the front. I choose to have this cut as I find that, when I get it cut super choppy it turns flyaway (I have fine hair) and I find it harder to control or style.

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Shampoos and Conditioners

I can’t stress enough about using the correct products for your curly hair! I usually go for moisturising ones or protein/keratin shampoos and conditioners. As the wrong ones can make your curls limp and frizzy. I also use a clarifying shampoo, once a month to remove any product build up (my fave is Redken clarifying shampoo).

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Redken Cleansing Cream (Clarifying) £16.50

Word of advice though, don’t go too crazy with protein/keratin shampoos and conditioners as I learnt that too much protein will actually make your hair fall out! (that did happen to me :'() Speak to your hairdresser and ask him/her what your hair requires at that present moment, then alternate with your chosen moisturising shampoo and conditioner. I have also found that as soon as finish one particular brand of shampoo and conditioner, I choose another brand as I find that my hair adapts quickly to products and loses the ‘effects’ of the ingredients (anyone else noticed this?)

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Chi Keratin Conditioner £12.00

At the moment I am using the new Frizz Ease miraculous recovery range and I love it! I don’t usually go for a drugstore range as I’ve never found a brand that has worked for me! I usually use Kerastase or redken. But this Frizz Ease range leaves my curls soft and very manageable.

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I also don’t wash my hair everyday! As it dries out my hair and scalp. I usually go for every three days, as that also gives a chance for the natural oils to work in your hair.

When I am washing my hair, I make sure the water is not scalding (leads to dry scalp! Ouch) and I use a bit of cold in the last wash, as this gives me glossy locks. After that I squeeze out the excess gently and wrap my hair in a towel.

When drying my hair, I do not let it sit in the towel for very long. I gently start detangling from the bottom and work my way up. Then I distribute my chosen curly hair product and comb it through with a dentangling comb (always use a detangling comb on curly hair! Always! = frizz free curls)

If I have time I will use my trusty friend the diffuser. If not I scrunch the product in gently, trying not to upset the wet curls that have formed and air-dry.

Deep Conditioning

I tend to deep condition with a hair mask every two weeks (if I remember 😜 oops haha) As this gives my hair an extra surge of moisture. My faves are Redken and any of the Kerastase deep conditioning formulas.

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Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Mask £16.50

The Redken extreme lengths sealer is fab too! It really targets the ends of your hair and since I have some bleach in my hair, this is a godsend 👼 plus the biotin in there, is fab for healthy growth and repair.

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Redken extreme length sealer £14.00

One other thing that I love to do is oil my hair! I mix equal parts of pure virgin organic coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil. Almost every other day I apply small amount to the back of hair, on my scalp and massage it in. Then when it is due for a wash, I slightly warm the oil in the microwave (30 secs) massage it in and sleep in it overnight to really let the product work in. I have been oiling my hair for over a year now and I can’t tell you how much it has improved the condition and growth (yes,growth!) of my hair is amazing.

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Pure Virgin Coconut oil, Olive Oil and Castor Oil

Curly Hair Styling Products

To style my curls I usually use a mousse form, as that seems to work best on my curls. I have tried quite a few and here is a mini rundown of them.

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Kerastase Styling Mousse Bouffante £14.45

Now this is marketed as a volumising mousse but I use it in conjunction with my other mousses. It has a lovely, non sticky, light formula and does provide the ‘oomph’ that the curls need.

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Shockwaves Curls and Waves £2.75

The cheapest one out of the lot! But don’t let that put you off because this stuff is amazing! Yes it is slightly sticky but in a good way. It holds the curls well and a little bit goes a long way! Use too much and you will defo end up with crispy curls. You have been warned!!!

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Frizz Ease Air Dry Waves £5.89

I bought this in conjunction with the Frizz Ease shampoo and conditioner as they had a 3 for £10 offer. And let me tell I do not regret this purchase! This is far by my fave, as it is super light and gives you very soft, fluffy type curls that you can swish around 🙆

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Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum £6.29

This has to be my least fav product 👎 I always try and like the serum range but never seem to! I find them too much hassle as well. You have to make sure, that you put it in very wet hair. Which means straight out of the shower, detangle and apply this product! Naa!!! by the time I’ve done that, I’m a soppy mess and very cold! Haha. Plus even when I use a little amount, my hair feels greasy and the product just feels heavy for my hair. If you have tried this product, let me know if you have any tips on how I can use it better!

Nearly all of these styling products are to be applied in wet hair (minus that soppy wet serum! 😂) I usually use a pump of a golf ball size amount and distribute evenly, using my wide toothed detangling comb.

In the winter or if I’m in a hurry then the diffuser will come out, as the cold weather can snap wet hair! With the diffuser, I apply my product and then using a low heat, I work in sections and scrunch the curls gently (emphasise GENTLY!)

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( My friend the trusty diffuser 😉 )

Many of the products I have mentioned in my post are available widely over the net and in your local drugstores or even supermarkets! The prices vary across the board so please check locally (minus me not adding any links on where to purchase the products) If you have trouble sourcing any of them please ask me!

On a final note guys please embrace your curly hair, let them freee 😝! I now love mine! It’s so easy to wash and go. Using the right products and a technique that works for you can do wonders for your curls. So I suppose I should really say, Thank you Mummy 🙊 haha xxxx

If your a curly wurly like me, what are your fave products? Do you have any tips for curly hair? In fact do you even like your curly hair? Pop up in the comments box 👇 and let me know.

Happy Reading X