KLORANE NO-RINSE CARE WITH PAPYRUS MILK – Klorane is one of those little known French pharmacie brands that are beloved throughout Paris. It is a natural range of hair care and face care, also known for terrific eye makeup remover pads, and can even be found in supermarches and Monoprix etc. This frizz controlling conditioner is deceptively banale. It comes in a nicely substantial pump dispenser, and has a very light texture and pale minty green hue. But when the milk meets your hair, the magic begins. Apply a small dollop to clean, towel-dried hair, and proceed to blow dry or flat iron or curl. Hair is shiny, silky, manageable, and flyaways are less unruly.
FINAL VERDICT – GGI (GOTTA GET IT) – Nice leave-in conditioner for dry, distressed hair pre styling.
KERASTASE NOCTOGENIST VOILE NUIT – Apparently I have a thing for expensive hair products, but this is another one I love. It is an overnight treatment that you can spray into your hair. It doesn’t leave any residue on your pillow, and you don’t need to wash it out. That means that if your hair is clean and you don’t intend on washing the next day, you don’t need to. I have tried many intensive hair treatments, and I hate having to walk around with a towel on my head for 60 – 90 minutes, and then try desperately to get the treatment out of my hair by having to over-shampoo.
FINAL VERDICT – GGI (GOTTA GET IT) – If you want an easy way to really give your hair a boost – this treatment will do it.
KERASTASE REFLECTION BAIN MIROIR #1 – Every woman searches for the “perfect” shampoo and conditioner: one that is unfailingly consistent and creates great results. For me, that is Kerastase Bain Miroir #1 Shampoo (I will review the conditioner separately). This shampoo was recommended to me a couple of years ago, and I have never looked back. It is not cheap – over $25 – but it is definitely worth it. I have fine dark hair that I colour to cover some grey. It does not weigh down my hair, but leaves it soft and shiny.
FINAL VERDICT – RDW (RUN DON’T WALK) – Great shampoo – it will change your life.
PANTENE TEXTURE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER – Leave it to Pantene to make a system especially for layered hair to add texture! It allows you to bend your hair and change directions and styling. It makes my long, layered hair shine, shine, shine. The conditioner doesn’t weigh my hair down either and keeps it soft and mangeable. I think it makes my split ends look healthier too. I want to try the wax next in this sytem.
FINAL VERDICT – BOB (BEAUTY ON A BUDGET) – I love Pantene – it works and you can get it everywhere at a great price.