It's been ages since I did a post about hair products, so I decided to tell you about the ones I'm loving at the moment.
Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Shampoo and Masque
Price: €36 for Masque & €19.50 for Shampoo at shampoo.ie
I was kindly sent these to try, and over the past few months I've thoroughtly enjoyed using them. Having never tried Kérastase products before because of the hefty price tag, I was dubious - would they be worth it? The shampoo is a "balm-in" shampoo - it's a strange gel-like texture that I haven't seen from a shampoo before. There's no real lather, but my god does it do the job. If you've got any product build-up or just need to feel like you're giving your hair a really deep clean, this is your man. It apparently contains ingredients that repair your hair - I don't know if that's true, but I love it and I've been trying not to waste it. The masque is described as "a bandage for thick hair" - it's gorgeous, it feels lovely, smells lovely, leaves hair soft. I have been trying to spare both products because of the ridiculous price tag, but I have ordered the shampoo and the conditioner from this range over the past few days. I'm saving the mask for a once fortnightly treatment because I just find the price tag a little too steep at €36.
L'óreal Elvive Nutri Gloss Luminiser Miracle Shine Booster
Price: €12.99 at Boots
I first heard about this back in April when Emma posted about it. Containing Glycogel that supposedly locks in shine for up to 48 hours, this has become a favourite of mine as a finishing product. It makes a huge difference to dull hair, adding a lovely non-greasy looking shine. It can be used before or after styling, and I love to use it alongside my straighteners or Babyliss big hair. A word of warning - if you have laminate floors or lino and spray this inside, it will get on your floor and you will fall if you're wearing socks. I spray it on my hair outside so that there's no risk of me involuntarily attempting the splits on the kitchen floor. It's a gorgeous product - the whole range is lovely, I bought the shampoo and conditioner too and would be using it if I could tear myself away from the Kérastase.
Redken All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
Price: €16.55 for Shampoo and €17.70 for the Conditioner at shampoo.ie
This range was recommended to me on a Facebook group when I asked for recommendations. I wanted something to try and combat the halo of frizz that appears straight after I dry my hair - this was described as "made by Angels" by one lady - who could resist that, right?! I ordered from shampoo.ie and got a great deal at the time on a gift pack, and I could feel the difference straight away. I'm using this in rotation with the Kérastase - I use this every second wash and it takes the brittleness (is that a word?) out of my hair. It smells gorgeous too, and it has lasted me a while because I'm not using it every wash.
I was never one for fancy hair care - I would consider Aussie on the pricey end of things - but I definitely can see the appeal of more expensive products. I do think that the Kérastase (the shampoo anyway) is something I'll try and keep buying as long as funds allow, and I might get another masque at Christmas - my hair just feels SO clean. I don't think I'll repurchase the Redken, while it's a gorgeous range, I do think that there are products out there every bit as good at a fraction of the price.
Have you tried any of these? Or have you a hair product discovery that you'd like to share? Also, if you'd like to see a hair care post with some products I love on the more budget end of things, let me know too.