The ultimate Kerastase buyers guide: which range is right for you?
When it comes to hair care there’s no denying that for most of us, it tends to sit quite far down our list of beauty priorities – in most cases coming in right after skin care. And depending on what else you’ve got going on it could end up falling even further down the list. With busy lives in tow it can be easy to forget just how important healthy hair is to making us look and feel great, and taking some proper time out to care for it is the difference between having dry, damaged and lifeless hair and glossy, radiant looking hair. Sure, it’s great to have your nails fleeky, eyebrows on point and towering lashes but it’s high time to start thinking about upping your hair game too, and to do that, you need salon quality hair products that have been tried and tested by hair experts.
So, when it comes to choosing a trusted hair care brand – there’s no two ways about it – if you’re looking for a professional, salon quality brand that’ll tend to your dry and brittle hair days right through to your lank and sun damaged hair days – you can stop your search at Kérastase. There is literally a range for every hair type and hair need. But with so many hair products on offer, we thought we’d break them down into this easy to navigate, ultimate guide so you can shop the products that’ll have you fall in love with hair care all over again – placing it firmly back at the top of your beauty list. But first…
Why Kérastase ?
Kérastase is the Maybach of hair products. Referred to as a global luxury hair care brand, our stylists tell us that Kérastase is the last word in haircare thanks to their diagnostic approach to treating every person’s individual hair needs. But don’t let the fancy, French product names and luxurious looking bottles fool you into thinking it’s just a whole lotta scoff that’s probably not worth the upgrade. Those who now swear by Kérastase will tell you it’s worth every drop. Over the years Kérastase have expanded on their product ranges and we’ve been lapping up everything they’ve had to offer – because their products actually work and do exactly what they proclaim, too. More recently they launched their first ever range dedicated to blonde hair care – Blond Absolu – which had us seriously hyped over in Regis HQ. Not to mention their brand ambassador is THE Emily Ratajkowski, who, by the way, regularly modifies her cut and colour according to her mood and considers her hair to be a tool of expression and something to be cared for. And so should you .
In this guide, we’ve broken down the key qualities of each hair care range from Kérastase and also included our hero products as recommended from Regis salon stylists.
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1. Elixir Ultime – for shine and radiance
A collection of hair care products enriched with an assortment beautifying oils, this range is perfect for dull hair in need of shine and radiance. Consuming all the goodness you can get from precious oils including Argan Oil, Maize Oil, Camellia Oil and Pracaxi Oil, the formulation found in any one of the products from the Elixir Ultime range, leaves hair looking undeniably shiny and radiant.
Our top picks:
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Preparatory Oil
Designed to pre-cleanse your hair prior to applying shampoo and conditioner, the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Preparatory Oil is packed with Oleo-complex 6 technology containing oils that’ll help nourish and condition your hair, lending its way to creating a supremely healthy shine. Its pre cleanse function means this oil is suitable for all hair types, leaving your hair purified and free of product build up.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Huile Rose Oil
If you ever looked at your hair colour and thought “this could do with some extra shine” – pick up the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Huile Rose Oil. Enhance colour radiance and create irresistible shine thanks to its concentrated ingredients of White Tea extract, Camellia Oil and Merula Oil. Apply 1-2 pumps throughout hair from mid to ends on dry or wet hair and you’ll be left with deeply nourished strands that are protected from heat of up to 230 degrees.
2. Nutritive – nourishment care for dry, sensitised hair
Completely renovated, the New Nutritive range offers personalised hair care to boost conditioning nourishment from root to tips. A regular feature in dry hair care articles, this range is seriously nourishing and perfect if you need to find a solution to hair breakage when you run a comb through your hair.
Our top picks:
Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1
Treat normal to dry hair with this specially formulated shampoo that’s designed to gently cleanse and replenish hair fibres. The Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 promises enhanced softness and shine throughout every strand. Infused with glucose proteins and irisome complex, this product works cleanse hair whilst maintaining softness and improving the overall look and feel of your hair.
Kérastase Nutritive 8 Hr Magic Night Serum
If your hair is in need of some TLC than the Nutritive 8 Hour Magic Night Serum from Kérastase needs a place in your hairdrobe. Enriched with Iris Root Extract and a 5 Vitamin blend your hair will feel nourished and smooth with a satin finish in no time at all. This overnight serum works overtime while you sleep to replace the moisture that has been stripped away during the day by styling and environmental factors that damage the hair. All you need to do is apply a few pumps through your lengths and ends on clean hair – and with no need to rinse, you’ll wake up with beautified hair that’s soft and tangle-free. The dream.
3. Discipline – for frizzy and unruly curly hair
This one’s a first for Kerastase: their debut haircare range for frizzy and unruly curly hair. Each product is packed with powerful ingredients that help to fight frizz leaving you to enjoy silky smooth hair and defined curls.
Our top picks
Kérastase Discipline Fondant Fluidealiste
Protect your hair from frizz and humidity for up to 72 hours with the Kérastase Discipline Fondant Fluidealiste. Formulated to strengthen and smooth hair, this conditioner is infused with amino acids, ceramide R and a wheat protein derivative, creating an even surface for a super soft finish. If your hair is prone to frizz – this is the conditioner for you. Achieve a smooth and glossy style with protection from the effects of humidity.
Kérastase Discipline Fluidissme Spray 150ml
Repair your hair whilst protecting it from humidity with the Kérastase Discipline Fluidissme Spray 150ml, a lightweight leave in product that will have your hair shining in an instant. Its pro-keratin formla helps to nourish hair as well as protect it from the effects of heat styling, all while simultaneously strengthening and repairing strands from root to tip. Frizz will become a thing of the past with this spray’s humidity protection, ensuring your locks remain smooth and sleek throughout the day.
4. Reflection – coloured hair care
This light-reflecting haircare range is designed specifically for coloured hair, helping to lock in and protect your colour whilst providing long-lasting radiance and intense, mirror-like shine.
Our top picks:
Kerastase Reflection Bain Chromatique
This colour radiance shampoo is designed to suit all types of coloured hair. Its innovative System Capture Advanced helps to neutralise the external factors that can disturb colour such as the weather and heat styling. Packed with resourceful ingredients containing chelators, UV Filters and Vitamin E, this shampoo helps fight the factors responsible for colour fading – whilst using Rice Bran Oil to emphasise light refraction that guarantees an intense shine.
Kerastase Reflection Fluide Chromatique Riche
This Illuminating oil helps to protect colour treated or highlighted hair by adding radiant shine and a smooth, supple texture to the hair that tames flyaways leaving it silky smooth to look and touch.
Now available in this handy gift set you’ll benefit from a shampoo, conditioner and the styling oil.
5. Blond Absolu – for blonde hair
The first haircare range for blonde hair from Kérastase, these products ramped up some major blonde activity on our social feeds for weeks. We were all buzzing at Regis HQ in the leadup to this launch as it was an exciting campaign that focused on the fact that with the right products, blonde hair has no limits.
Our top picks:
Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Lumiere Shampoo
This shampoo is a lightweight formula ideal for lightened, highlighted or grey hair. By gently cleansing and soothing hair, you’ll be left with truly hydrated hair from root to tip that helps to illuminate blonde tones and purify hair. Protecting your hair from pollution and using all the goodness you get from Edelweiss flower, this shampoo prevents damage and protects the hair fibre – perfect for hair that’s been through any lightening process.
Kérastase Blond Absolu Masque Ultra Violet Treatment
This is no ordinary hair mask. If your blonde hair is need of neutralisation then this rich, purple mask will be your perfect companion as it removes unwanted tallow undertones and signs of brassiness, whilst deeply hydrating and restoring your strands to their former radiant glory. The formula also helps to protect hair from daily oxidation and pollution and by using it once a week, or as often as needed, you’ll be well on your way to keeping your hair looking luminous and cool toned.
6. Résistance – for damaged hair
Fight the symptoms of damaged hair with the Kérastase Résistance collection. Designed specifically for fine, weak hair to thick, brittle hair with split ends, hair appears stronger, healthier and more resilient with the Résistance range. If your stylist tells you your hair is damaged, stock up with this range to get your hair back into shape.
Our top picks:
Kerastase Resistance Fondant Extentioniste
This one’s an office favourite right now. It’s a creamy and light textured conditioner that acts as a restorative hair treatment, gently detangling through your hair for a comb-through without breakage and a silky rinse through. Enriched with caring ingredients that are instantly released into the strands, the hair length quality appears visibly improved and the fibre appears sealed for a smooth-feeling, knot-free touch. Perfect if you’re looking to grow your hair or keep the length of your hair going strong.
Kérastase Resistance Volumifique Spray
An extremely popular online choice, this leave-in Volume Expansion Spray is designed specifically for fine hair. It instantly adds volume and substance to the hair, leaving it light, airy and full of bounce. Protect any one of your hairstyles from the effects of antistatic and you’ll have everyone wondering what your secret to good hair is!
7. Aura Botanica – hair care with natural ingredients
We recognise that now, more than ever, there is a need for transparency when it comes to the origin of products and their ingredients. That’s exactly why we love the Kérastase Aura Botanica range as it’s enriched with responsibly sourced, high-performance ingredients such as coconut and argan oils – all promising a healthy-looking glow throughout hair.
Our top picks:
Kerastase Aura Botanica Holiday Travel Sized Kit
Introduce yourself to the natural, effortless brilliance of the Kerastase Aura Botanica Holiday Travel Sized Kit. With up to 96% natural ingredients you can rest assured its friendly to your hair and the environment. Don’t be fooled by its gentle approach though, because this power trio will cleanse, nourish and fight frizz, leaving your hair looking revitalised and lavishly soft. Be prepared to be surrounded by scents of orange and coconut with this luxurious set, the perfect gift for someone else, or yourself!
Kérastase Aura Botanica Huile Fraiche
For hair that’s touchably smooth, make Kérastase Aura Botanica Huile Fraiche part of your regular haircare routine. This lightweight oil mist is a leave-in product made from 99% naturally-derived ingredients, transferring all of the goodness of nature straight to your hair.
Thanks to a unique combination of ingredients (including coconut, argan, jojoba and avocado oil and organic damask rose floral water), this sumptuous mist provides hair with 48-hours of durable nutrition and 72-hours of frizz control. Use on damp hair for a smooth styling experience, or spritz onto dry hair for an added dose of shine and moisture. With no silicone or parabens, Huile Fraiche is a must-have for those wanting to achieve healthy hair the natural way.
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