My question today is what type of hair products do you prefer? The ones you can buy at any drugstore, are affordable and easily found or the ones that are more professional and only found at hair salons or online?
For myself, I'd choose the first option. I have always used drugstore brands hair products like Herbal Essences, Pantene, Fructis etc. I don't stick to specific products for a long time because there are so many options and different formulas and scents that I always want to try something new.
Most of my hair products are drugstore. Except from my hair mask and the dry oil I use that are salon products. The mask is a greek brand named Christian Artesio and I absolutely adore it! And my dry oil is L'Oreal Liss Ultime which I fell in love with after trying a sample. I had to search at 3-4 hair salons till I found this one. They cost about 20€ each and they last me a long time.
And here I am, happy with the products I use, till one day I got a package with 3 Kerastase products!
- Luminous Perfecting Shampoo for thick long hair
- Luminous Perfecting Conditioner for dry lengths or ends
- Luminous Perfecting Serum for crystal shine for dry lengths or ends
The first time I tried them I wasn't that impressed. My hair was definitely smoother but nothing too impressive. The second time I tried them I flat ironed my hair afterwards. I used the serum/dry oil on wet hair and after flat iron to make it more shiny. By the minute I finished I was amazed! My hair was amazing! Like TV-hair-commercial amazing! I even felt the urge to jump and take photos of flying hair but thank God I didn't! LOL! My hair was silky smooth and super straight, I loved it!!
The next times I tried using 2 of the 3 products like the shampoo, my regular hair mask and the serum. Why? Because these products are pricey and I'd like to know if I can only use some of them and get the same result. The answer was no, the 3 of them work best when I use them together.
The good news is that they'll last you quite some time, especially the serum. Compared to L'Oreal Liss Ultime, this serum is better, it's even lighter and more oil-free. Another thing that surprised me about these products is that they don't have a strong scent. I always thought that hair salon products have strong smell but these don't. They do smell nice especially if you use all 3 products but the scent is not that strong. I'm sure people who don't like strong scents will appreciate it.
These Kerastase products can be found at Kerastase hair salons and the suggested prices are 16€ for the shampoo, 21€ for the conditioner and 23€ for the serum. I believe you can also find them at online stores at better prices as a set or with discount coupons etc.
Will I buy these again? I cannot afford to buy the whole range again and again, I use up any conditioner ridiculously fast. But I'd definitely buy the serum again, it last a long time and it's amazing!
So, tell me. Do you use hair salon or drugstore products for your hair? Have you tried any Kerastase products? Did you like them?
Disclaimer: Kerastase products were sent to me for free. Nobody told me to use them or mention them and nobody pays me to do so. This is my honest opinion.
First photo from http://www.essentialmall.co.in