My hair is naturally pretty blonde – something I can probably thank my Nordic roots for.
However, up through the years, I have both played around with high lights, low-lights and balayage – and currently have a bit of an ombre situation going on.
The problem? The blonder bits of my hair not only feel more fragile and drier than the darker bits, they also tend to lose their shine and look brassy a lot quicker.
Now, normally, this would have me running to the hairdressers to try and remedy the situation, but lately, I have been testing out the brand new hair care line spesifically designed for blonde hair by Kerastase – Blond Absolu – and I am happy to report it has made a huge difference to my hair!
First of all, and most importantly – my hair feels a lot less dry now, and there is definitively less hair coming off on my brush when I comb it out post washing it. This is major – as anyone who has gone blonder will no doubt tell you that their hair feels more porous and dry after than it did before.
This, no doubt, is largely thanks to some of the new ingredients in the Blond Absolu series, such as hyaluronic acid, which fills and repairs the hair fibres from within – and Edelweiss Flower extract, which is already much used in skincare for its anti-oxidative powers.
My blonder parts of my hair also looks a lot less brassy and yellow – which I LOVE, as this is my total bugbear about having blonde hair. The the iridecent purple colour of the Bain Ultra Violet is perfect for neutralising any yellow undertones. The packaing recommended working it into your hair and leaving for five minutes, which I did, and it really did make a difference. I alternated every other hair wash with the other shampoo in the range, the Bain Lumiére, which is a more lightweight formula.
The conditoner, Cicaflash, works much the same way, you leave it in for a few minutes for the best results, and I used this after every wash, as I generally need to use some form of conditioner on my hair to be able to comb it out without pulling my head off. I loved how smooth it left my hair, and according to Kerastase, this product will help restore the fibres of your hair and make sure it stays hydrated and healthy.
Committing to the regine, I also used the Masque Ultra Violet hair mask once weekly, and am now officially hooked as not only did it do wonders for my colour and the shine of my hair, but it also left it feeling so utterly soft and nourished, I know I’ll keep coming back to this mask forever more.
If you are prone to blowdrying or curling your hair (I never really have the time, unfortunately!), there is also a heat protecting serum in the range, and this leave-in serum can be used on both wet and dry hair, keeping it smooth and ultra-soft even when you expose it to heat. Tip: It is also a great one to have for the summer, as it will help keep your colour from fading in the sun!