Recently I received a little travel size of a Kérastase shampoo in my LF Beauty Box. Kérastase is a very well known and well loved brand within the haircare industry but I personally have never tried anything from the brand so far. I was very excited that I was finally able to do so, because I’ve always wanted to and I had pretty high expectations of it. So, when I received it I gave it a good couple of tries and today I’m ready to review it. If you’re interested in finding out more about this shampoo, make sure you continue reading!
The shampoo I received is called the Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 Shampoo. It comes in a white and red bottle with a silver K in the middle. I think that the K stands for Kérastase, but I can’t be certain about that to be honest. Anyway, the bottle has quite a nice shape. It’s a little rounded but it’s still very sleek and classy. I really like the look of it. It looks really professional in my opinion. It reminds me of going to the hair salon.
This particular shampoo is aimed at normal to slightly dry hair. From just looking at the packaging and at the name of the product I actually expected this to be a shampoo for very dry and damaged hair, but it was nice to find out that your hair doesn’t have to be dry or damaged for this shampoo. It’s also great for normal hair. I personally do have greasy and very thin hair so it’s not completely perfect for me, but I still decided to give it a go!
Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 Shampoo – €22,95 (250 ml)
The first thing I do when I’m thinking about using a shampoo is look at the ingredient list and find out whether or not it contains silicones. I do that because silicones tend to make my hair very greasy and just gross in general so I try to avoid them. As expected this shampoo does contain silicones and quite a lot actually. Dimeticone, a silicone, is pretty high up the list which means there’s quite a lot of it in here. Usually seeing that would mean the end of a journey, but because I was so excited about this brand I still gave it a shot.
Silicones are known for making your hair soft, smooth and shiny. Since this is a satin shampoo and therefore something that will make your hair shiny, it wasn’t a surprise that silicones would be involved in the product. When washing my hair with it I immediately felt it. Shampoo with silicones in it feel so nice and soft. It’s so smooth and it instantly makes your hair feel like it’s worth a million dollars. I love that feeling, even though I hate the look of it after a couple of hours.
Unexpectedly this shampoo wasn’t that bad after all when it comes to making my hair greasy. Of course my hair was a lot more sleek than it normally is and it did start looking greasy a lot sooner than it would if I would’ve used my regular shampoo, but to be completely honest with you guys I do feel like it was worth it. My hair felt so incredibly smooth and the shine was just absolutely stunning. Of course there are silicone free shampoo’s out there that probably do the same, but I haven’t come across one that makes my hair feel as great as this shampoo does.
Aside from making my hair feel like it’s from a Hollywood model, it also felt very nice and nourished. Lots of my shampoo’s are pretty dry because they’re meant for volumising and a lot of moisture isn’t what you need if that’s your goal. But you guys, I loved the way my hair felt when it was nice and nourished. It felt like it was all healthy again and ready for anything.
Another thing I really enjoyed about this shampoo was the scent. I’m really terrible at describing scents, but the closest I can come to describing the scent is saying it smells like you just went to a hair dresser. It smells so nice and luxurious, it’s incredible. Even though scent is just a small part of it, it’s always really nice to know that a shampoo smells good. It adds something to the overall experience. Overall I think washing your hair with this shampoo is a great experience. It just has this really luxurious feel to it and the luxurious scent just tops that off.
When it comes to improving the quality of the hair I actually believe that this product makes a difference. I really feel like it improves the quality of the hair and I think it’s already visible after one time of using it. Of course the silicones play a role in the soft and shiny look, but it really seems like this shampoo minimises the amount of split-ends in my hair and the dead look of it.
Overall I’m really impressed by this shampoo. I did have high expectations but the fact that it actually met those expectations is what impressed me. I mean it’s hard to do that if those expectations are set impossibly high. But this shampoo really does it all. It just feels like hair dresser in a bottle and if you want that experience at home, this is the way to go!
And that’s it. That’s everything for today. Thank you so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know if you have ever tried any of the Kérastase shampoo’s, and if so, let me know what you think of them!