Friday, July 31, 2015

Current Hair Heroes: The Fancy Edition

Hi!

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. 



11 comments:

  1. Your hair has been looking fab in your snaps very silky and swishy looking, these are obviously worth it :)

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    1. If you saw it today Sara - like something from a horror film! xx

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  2. I luuuuurve Redken and Kerastase but L'Oreal is as about as fancy as it's getting at the moment!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    1. I'm trying to spare the Kérastase masque but the temptation to shove my hand in there every wash is outrageous!! Definitely need to use them in rotation x

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  3. I love Aussie but I have been intrigued about Kerastase and Redken. They are on the pricier side but if they work then it's worth it. Do you think it'll weigh down thin, fine hair though?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Shireen I'm not sure, to be honest with you. I would imagine that the Redken All Soft would be good with fine hair, mine is quite thick but I haven't noticed any major issues with build-up or with it feeling laden down - the Kérastase is that bit thicker and with the gel consistency I'd definitely just keep it for a deep clean. I'd definitely recommend Redken, there are so many variations for all hair types and though they are pricey, they're not as pricey as Kérastase x

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  4. The Kerastase sounds amazing. I'll be picking up this next time. I use their Colour pink one? (name escapes me) and it's just fab so really would love to try this one now.

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    1. It's definitely worth a go, Nora - it's very, very good. I'm nearly sorry for trying it at all because I love it so much!!!

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  5. That Kerastase duo must be what unicorns use, it's flipping fantastic!

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    1. It's TOO good!! I hate that I love it! Definitely one to put on the Christmas/Birthday list :)x

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  6. It kills me to spend so much money on hair care but after trying out some samples from kerastase recently I think I might be hooked. Definitely going to be putting it on the Christmas list this year :-) x

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