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Im writing about Kerastase Bain Recharge wash out Conditioner NOT Bain Gommage - not sure if this is relevant but need to tell everyone! Its is the absolute best conditioner I have ever used. Yep Im the gal who likes to go black to blonde whichmeans my hair sufferes alot of processing and is in need of extreme care and attention post-hairdresser visits. I try to avoid doing too much to it for about 2 weeks after but once its less stressed then can curl and style as usual. Try not to use too much as it can weigh limp hair down but over time the shine and vitality is definitely restored! Simply one of the very best! I want to try the serum soon...
I started using Kerastase Specifique Bain Gommage a couple of weeks ago after a bottle appeared in our bathroom and to be honest, I kind of fancied checking out whether a change in my brand of anti-dandruff shampoo would produce any better results than Pantene Pro V, my usual brand.
Over a few months I have become a little disillusioned with Pantene Pro V as for no reason whatsoever I have started getting an itchy, flakey scalp as soon as my hair dries completely and this has led to one of two flakes that leave my self confidence in the gutter. Nobody likes the thought of a snow drift on the shoulders of their black suit and I am no different so a change was more than welcome. It wasnt until my wife asked whether I had been squirting her expensive shampoo down the drain that I discovered that she had paid £12 for a 250ml bottle. I nearly had heart failure. £12 for a bottle of shampoo, what is the world coming to?
A £12 a bottle I would expect the shampoo to not only wash my hair but also cut it! Does it really represent good value for money though, that is the main question and with my own personal predicament if it solved the dry, itchy and flakey scalp problem and left my hair feeling soft and looking visibly healthy I probably would have no issues with spending so much on such a product.
Kerastase Specifique Bain Gommage is produced by LOreal Paris and claims to gently eliminate dandruff and slows down it reappearance, whilst selectively nourishing sensitized lengths of hairs. What the second claim is Im not entirely sure to be honest but the results after using the shampoo for a week were impressive.
Unlike most other anti-dandruff shampoos, Kerastase Specifique Bain Gommage does not produce huge amounts of lather even when large amounts of the shampoo are used. When I first decided to try this I did use quite a lot to try and generate a rich lather but alas this was not to be. In normal circumstances only a tiny amount of the shampoo is needed to produce a rather thin, bodiless lather which makes it easier to massage into hair, the roots and massage my scalp. It is also incredibly easy to rinse from hair.
As far the fragrance of the shampoo is concerned it is fairly inoffensive and somewhat understated in comparison to other similar brands. It is more of a heavy perfume associated with cleanliness rather than detectable fragrances.
After using the shampoo for a week I found that my hair had a visible shine to it prior to adding any other hair products and seem stronger yet the dry itchy scalp and associated flakes were still there and continued to get worse as the day progressed. Things at this point didnt look good and I had prepared a review of the product completely slamming the claims that it has anti-dandruff properties but in the interests of research I continued to use it and I am delighted that I did. The results in the first week were a disappointment, but in weeks 2 and 3 my hair was still clearly healthier and the itchy patch at the back of my head had completely cleared up, and this in turn stopped the flaking. Result!
With Kerastase Specifique Bain Gommage a little goes a long way so although a 250ml bottle will cost £12 in the shops, it will last approximately 75% as long as a cheaper brand and deliver results that are significantly better. I am very happy that I decided to use this and will continue to do so in the future despite the price as I believe that the results and length of life make this good value for money.
Thanks for taking the time to read and rate.
Just before Christmas I visited my hairdresser for my 6 weekly trim. I had noticed that my hair had become dry and flaky and asked my trusted hairdresser for her advice. I had already tried several shampoos including head and shoulders. These had all made the problem worse. My salon always uses Kerastase products and I have always loved the results.
It was suggested I use Kerastase bain gommage, from their specifique range for scalp problems. I have been using this shampoo for about 4 months now so thought it was time to review it.
Kerastase was first developed in 1964 by LOreal Paris. It is now available worldwide. There is an extensive range that includes shampoos, conditions and other special hair treatments. There is a product for all types of hair including a range of treatments for hair problems.
Kerastase has been reviewed favourably in magazines such as Vogue. Several famous women such as Madonna, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston are reported to use Kerastase. In addition Kerastase Bain gommage was the winner of the in style best anti-dandruff shampoo for 2007. With this pedigree I thought it was time to give the shampoo a try.
The specifique range is as the name suggests, for specific hair problems. The range includes shampoos for-
Overactive scalp prone to oiliness.
Dehydrated scalp prone to dandruff.
Hair loss prevention.
Sensitive or stressed scalp.
Kerastase Bain gommage is for a dehydrated scalp prone to dandruff. I have resisted using Kerastase in the past due the high price tag-nearly £13 for a 250ml bottle! I have since found the shampoo cheaper on line, but not much! So was it money well spent?
The shampoo comes in an attractive white bottle with a silver band around it. I find the oval screw top lid annoying as it is difficult to hold onto with wet hands. I would have preferred a round lid.
The shampoo itself is thick and white. I am not good at describing smells so you will just have to accept that its gorgeous! You really only need the smallest amount of the shampoo to produce a good lather. The bottle suggests you apply twice and massage your scalp well. The second application should be left on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing off.
The first time I used the shampoo I was really impressed with the results. My hair no longer felt as dry and after Id dried it there was only a little evidence of any dandruff.
I now use the shampoo about 4 times a week and my hair has really improved and I have no flaking at all. I use various conditioners after shampooing but since using this Kerastase product I dont condition at every shampoo, as there really is no need.
My hair now feels in great condition. It looks shiny and feels soft. My hair is now far less tangled than previously so is less inclined to break when combed.
Like many anti dandruff shampoos This shampoo contains salicylic acid to cleanse the scalp. There is a list of other ingredients with long difficult to pronounce names. Whatever it contains this shampoo really does work!
In case you are wondering the name Bain gommage translates as bath scrub. I like the thought of bathing and exfoliating my hair and scalp!
The Kerastase range of hair products is not widely available. They are available from selected salons (not sure how they are selected)! I have also noticed several web sites selling Kerastase products a little cheaper than the salon price.
Although this is a very expensive shampoo, for me it has been well worth the money. I have been using this shampoo for 4 months now and still have some left. Definitely recommended!
An exfoliating anti-dandruff shampoo / Bain Gommage Cheveux Secs Anti-Dandruff Hair Bath for dry hair / Eliminates dandruff flakes Purifies and soothes the scalp Hair is nourished and easy to comb / A purified and soothed scalp from the first application Hair feels soft and shiny