HAIRCARE | Kerastase launches at Sephora

Kerastase Specifique and Discipline review

I rarely do these types of “announcement” posts because I’d rather focus my time on reviews, but I honestly think this is such big news that I want to share it with you. As of September, Kerastase has launched at Sephora Canada, both in store and online. Kerastase has become one of my favourite haircare brands.

I started using Kerastase in 2013 and it has been a constant in my shower ever since. The brand truly knows hair, and has developed so many different ranges to customize that perfect haircare for your specific needs. I use several lines from the brand depending on the state of my hair and how I want it to look and feel. The two that I’ve been using constantly in the spring / summer are the Specifique for dry/sensitive scalp, and Discipline to smooth unruly hair.

Specifique is amazing for my hair because I have dry scalp and a lot of shampoos tend to dry it out. I find SLS-free shampoos to be overly gentle on my hair, especially because I only wash it every 5 or so days, so it doesn’t necessary do a good job at cleaning. The Specifique dry scalp shampoo is gentle but still great at cleaning. I was recently on a trip to Europe where I brought along another shampoo / conditioner with me and it was just terrible – it didn’t rinse out properly and my hair felt greasy and dry at the same time. I came home and immediately used Specifique on my hair and it immediately helped. In place of conditioner, I use the Specifique dry scalp hair mask, which is a gel texture hair mask that is super lightweight but very hydrating. It keeps my hair smooth and feeling comfortable all week-ish long until my next wash.

Discipline (review here) is great is you love that smooth, sleek hair look. I don’t have super frizzy hair but I do love very sleek hair, so that is what I use. It is also great for combatting static on very dry fall / winter days. It was one of the first lines I discovered from Kerastase, and also the range that made me fall in love with the line.

Lastly, I’ve also been using the Aura Botanica (review here) but only in the winter. This is an all natural haircare range from the brand that is ultra nourishing. During the spring / summer months, I find the whole range a bit too nourishing for me, but I love to use the dry oil whenever my hair needs a boost.

Yes this brand is extremely pricey, but if you know me, I love my luxury anything. Also since I only wash my hair every 5 days (or longer if I can get away with it), each bottle lasts me a very long time. If you think about it, your hair is one of those things that doesn’t regenerate (if you wear it long). Skin, if you get acne or dry spots, it will regenerate over a few weeks / months and potentially go back to normal. But your hair, once damaged, will stay damaged unless you cut it off. Just my two cents!

You can find all of these products now at Sephora now!

Product mentioned in this post were provided by PR over time; all opinions are my own.

Review: Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste, Fondant Fluidealiste, Maskeratine, Spray Fluidissime, and Keratine Thermique

Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste, Fondant Fluidealiste, Maskeratine, Spray Fluidissime, and Keratine Thermique review

Kerastase Discipline is the range from Kerastase focused on smoothing and defrizzing hair, making it more manageable and healthier. There is a normal hair line, as well as a line for those with curly hair. I received the normal hair line to try out, and after using this for a few weeks, I really love how my hair looks!

Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste, Fondant Fluidealiste, Maskeratine, Spray Fluidissime, and Keratine Thermique review

I generally rotate through my shampoo and conditioners, so I’ve been switching in between the Discipline Bain Fluidealiste (C$45) and the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil shampoo. I always use the same conditioner, which is the Kerastase Fondant Fluidealiste (C$50). When I use the Bain Fluidealiste, I notice that my hair is significantly smoother, more manageable, and it passes my ultimate hair test – the ability for my hair to do that shampoo commercial *swish*. And it does! Bain Fluidealiste suds up easy, really cleanses my hair and roots (I only wash my hair once every 4-5 days if I can help it), and rinses out completely, leaving my hair feeling clean but never stripped or squeaky. Fondant Fluidealiste is a thick conditioner when coming out of the tube, but is very lightweight once spread onto hair. The directions say to use this on towel-dried hair, but I’ve been using it on just normal shower hair after squeezing out excess water, and it still does the trick.

Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste, Fondant Fluidealiste, Maskeratine, Spray Fluidissime, and Keratine Thermique review

I’ve mostly been using the shampo and conditioner, but on odd days I will also add in the Maskeratine (C$68), which contains a stronger dose of the softening ingredients that are in the Fondant. While I like the Maskeratine and the thicker, mask-like texture, I find that the Fondant is enough to keep my hair super soft and silky. If you have very frizzy or dry hair, then you might need to amp up the softening power with Maskeratine, otherwise you’re safe to stay with just the Fondant.

Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste, Fondant Fluidealiste, Maskeratine, Spray Fluidissime, and Keratine Thermique review

Lastly, I’ve been using the Spray Fluidissime (C$57) almost every time I blow dry. It’s great a reducing frizz, especially in this weather. It also helps to protect against heat damage, and improves dry time. I like this, but again my hair isn’t always super frizzy. It helps when it is frizzy, but otherwise I have pretty good luck with just the Bain and Fondant only. This is same for the the Keratine Thermique (C$49) as well, although I use this when I am planning on heat styling my hair with a straightener or curling iron. It helps to keep my heat-styled hair looking sleek.

One thing to note is that the products in this line are very heavily scented with a powdery floral scent that lingers long after you’ve washed your hair, and especially if you’ve used any of the styling products as well. I’m actually quite fond of the smell, but if you’re not then you’d be in for a bad surprise.

At the end of the day, I’m super happy with the way my hair looks, feels, and smells. I might be kinda weird but I do swish my hair around for my own self amusement, and this product makes my hair look pretty swishy. If you do have frizzy or unruly hair, I do recommend picking up the shampoo and conditioner from this line. All the other products are nice-to-haves but not necessarily must haves.

Have you tried this line? Let me know your thoughts!

Product received as PR samples for review consideration; all opinions are my own.