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This product is absolutely amazing. I t was recommended to me by my hairdresser after using some disastorous shampoo (Herbal Essences). Basically it can be used on any type of hair but is particulary recommended for dry/coloured/damaged hair.
Let me just tell you about my hair. I had quite thick brown hair until I started straightening it, which dryed it out and then I tried Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner, which I am NOT a fan of and that made it 10 times worst. My hair just went really dry and very straw like.
I need to explain what the product actually is - it is a cream that you apply after washing, it doesn't need to be washed off, they suggest applying a small blob but I would use slightly more. You then dry and style your hair as normal. First time I used this, there was instant results, my hair smelt lush, was soft and silky. I have never looked back.
I paid £20 from my hairdresser, which is expensive bit it is a high end product and well worth the money. I wouldn't usually splash out this much but I certainly don't regret it. I am pretty sure that you can get it for cheaper about £15 if you shop around.
This stuff is brilliant. It just is. If you have dry/coloured/damaged hair or just use a heap-load of heat-based styling, you need it. Now, I know this sounds like a pretty bold statement but....just trust me...
Brief history - I had dark hair that I'd been dying for about 10 years. It was in super condition too, that is until I decided blondes have more fun and took myself off for some serious bleaching. Result? I found out that blondes definately do have more fun but it's less fun having straw for hair.
My stylist told me to try this. I paid about £12 for it on Ebay but it does get more expensive elsewhere (totally worth it though). First time I used it, I loved it. It smelled great and my hair was finally back to being the lovely soft and smooth it once was. Awesome!
I will say this though - the directions say to use it on wet/damp hair after washing. I found that if you let your hair dry naturally a little, then apply it just before styling when your hair is nearly dry, it works even better. And you do need more than a walnut sized blob especially if you have longer hair.
Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique.
Well I won this curtosy of a Kerastase competition I won earlier this year- I never normally win anything so this was very much appreciated!
It's designed to be used after washing as a sort of leave in heat protection cream. Your instructed to apply a walnut sized blob to the ends of your hair and brush through, then more as you brush upwards...for me, this was too much like hard work, so I got a blob about walnut sized (maybe bigger) and smeared it into my palms, then onto the mid section of my hair and then through the rest of it. (I gather it's not for roots of hair). Then brush through then blow dry.
I should say here a bit about my main. It's damaged. Very much so, its much better then it was thanks to using products from Goldwell (see previous review) but it still looks frizzy and has split ends like crazy. I don't help it much to be honest- I don't straighten my hair any longer, but that's as I don't have access to GHDs, so instead I use two blow-driers on it at the same time, full heat, full power, blasting it 2 or 3 inches away from my scalp to get my shoulder length hair dry as quickly as possible. I do this 3 to 4 times a week (any more washing makes my hair too dry so I try not to), its also been dyed, bleached, highlighted all many thanks to wonderful hair dressing students (slowly- with time for the bleach to settle in big time!) all in the past 12 months, added to this the addiction I did have to GHDs around 6 months ago which lasted for a good 18 months (I did get it down to only twice a week after 9 months...) so in a way I am lucky my hair is not much worse! But there now is a clear dividing line on my hair- half is damaged and frizzy madness, the other (top half) is smooth, even in texture and far calmer.
I used this after using a Kerastase shampoo conditioner and masque (which I reviewed elsewhere on Dooyoo). I tried once using the shampoo/conditioner/masque without the Nectar Thermique, and once afterwards. I have to say I did notice a big difference!
The product itself would normally cost anything from £13.50 upwards depending on where you buy it from; prices vary as it can be found on salon websites and also in salons. Postage can also make a difference.
I found that the frizz was gone after using this- like totally gone! Yes the split ends were still there, but not as bad as before- and really not very noticeable. Frizz had vanished, my hair now fell down to my shoulders instead of growing outwards (and yes this is after using two blow-driers to blast it dry). It brushed easily and also felt very much softer and looked glossier. The softness has lasts at least a good two days (OK, 1 and a half) until my next wash- still my hair is easy to brush and looks glossy and feels very soft and smooth. There is a noticeable difference after using this product in the way my hair feels in my hands. If there is one Kerastase product I will buy again, it will be this.
The only ways in which I would improve on this product would be if it could keep my hair from needing to be brushed throughout the day. (Nothing can do that- I travel on windy tubes and drizzly equally blowy, rainy streets!) It is a big-ask as I know many salons now charge £200 upwards to create a blow dry style and use a product that means the blow dry style stays put for around 6 weeks. But it would be nice to have this sort of thing in one product! I'm not going to mark the product down on that as it is not what it promises to do, what it does promise is Nourishing care for dry to very dry hair, and that I can say it does and does very well.
A nourishing cream for dry hair /