Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Product Review: Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 3

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Upon the recommendation of many friends, bloggers and tweeters, I decided to try Kerastase shortly after we arrived in London. I have now been using it for a bout 4 1/2 weeks as my primary shampoo and conditioner.

I was told by a friend that I could find Kerastase products at any Tony & Guy salon and she was right. When I went in to purchase, I noticed there are several different types/colors of the brand and that each one is labelled 1, 2 or 3. I came to understand from the lovely staff at Tony & Guy in Westfield London Shopping Centre that each color represents a type of hair, i.e. straight, curly, elderly, color-treated, etc. and that each number represents the strength with 1 being the weakest and 3 being the strongest. Luckily there was a Kerastase specialist in house who could suggest to me which one I should use. I told him my hair is very dry, had been highlighted 2 to 3 times a year for the past 3 or 4 years and though it's thick, the individual hairs are very fine and wimpy. I told him as well that my hair is breaking like crazy and even falling out. He said that the color treatment along with being naturally blonde, having a bit of curl and the extreme climate changes of recent years made that totally normal and he suggested that I use Bain Satin 3. He told me to only wash my hair every 3 to 4 days because of the dryness and the strength of the product, but that if I washed in between to use an alternative shampoo and conditioner on in between days.

I have done everything he's asked me to do for the past 4 1/2 weeks and honestly, my hair feels worse. After I use the Kerastase, I find my hair hard to untangle, brittle and dry. It feels really unmanageable. However I do notice more of a shine, but the softness isn't there.

So I ask you... have any of you tried Kerastase before? Did you have a similar experience? Should I give it a little longer to prove it's worth? Did you receive similar instructions when you purchased this product in the past?

I would love any feedback and suggestions that any of you beauties could provide! Thanks in advance! xoxo

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  1. Thanks for the product review!! I am always looking for new products for my hair!! xxxoo

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  2. I've used the kerastase bain miroir before and i really liked it but i did notice that it was really tangly and hard to brush out after. but it smelled amazing and once the hair was dry it felt really nice and was super shiny.

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  3. Based on my experience, it is often the simple/basic things that work, and not the expensive ones. L'Occitane's shampoos with 5 heuilles are very good. Bumble & Bee of course, and I am not ashamed to say, even Pantene works.

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  4. I have used Kerastase before and to be honest, I liked it but it wasn't worth the price I paid. I used to use the Bain De Force Shampoo and the Care Volumactive Masque. I just recently switched back to my former LOVE- Pureology- Hydrate System. I can find it online for much cheaper than Kerastase and it leaves my thin, bleached hair fuller, less tangly, and less damaged. I also take pre-natal vitamins to help strengthen my hair and I can honestly say when I take them daily, my hair doesn't fall out nearly as bad. It made my hair so strong, my waxer even noticed that my bikini hairs wouldn't rip out! Ha!

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