Wednesday, May 12, 2010

AMW Reviews: Kerastase Oléo-Relax Nuit

"A Woman's Hair is her Crowing Glory" ---  that line, I've heard a million times!  I've always thought that's one cheesy line invented by companies for marketing strategy.   As I grew older, I can't hide the fact that I want to let my hair down, I have to let go of my kiddie-ponytail stage.

Letting my hair down isn't as easy as Rapunzel!  I found myself getting frustrated even at the smallest blow of wind as I try to comb my hair in place with my favorite mini Hair Doctor comb.  That's how crazy "OC" I was when it comes to hair.  

That's when I discovered the beauty of hair products, finding the right products that works WITH my hair instead of AGAINST it.  One brand I've been lemming for the longest time is Kerastase.  I told myself I have to work double time to be able to afford this.  I did work extra hard and I managed to reward myself with this....

Kerastase Oléo-Relax Nuit


Kerastase Oléo-Relax Nuit says ---

Kerastase Oléo-Relax Nuit is a nutri-disciplining night treatment for dry and rebellious hair designed to reduce volume and leave hair silky soft and super sleek.

Formulated with nocto-active formula, containing Camelina oil to nourish, soften and polish the hair fiber and next generation disciplining silicone to restore the hair surface for long lasting control. Kerastase Oléo-Relax will leave hair feeling renewed and the fiber soft, supple and shiny with 72 hour anti-frizz and anti-volume protection.


AMW says ---
Pros
  • smells wonderful
  • a little hazelnut-size amount goes a long way
  • hair is tangle free and really soft when you wake up
  • hair is soft even after shampooing
  • texture is not as runny as my Kerastase Noctogenist Serum Nuit, easier to manage and control
Cons
  • packaging, I prefer the squeeze-tube type
  • an expensive form of addiction
  • product claims frizz free for 72 hours (instrumental measurement carried out after 3 shampoos), I can't say this stands all through to all individuals.  Different hair types react differently.
Overall
Kerastase hair treatment never fails me!  It is the most pricey hair care product I own but it's worth every single cent I've spent for it. 

I may not have very frizzy hair, I do have problems with tangles because my hair is growing out with wild layers.  Using the Kerastase Oléo-Relax Nuit definitely gives me a softer, more manageable, easy-to comb and tangle-free hair every time I wake up in the morning even after shampooing.  The added factor of course will always be the gorgeous scent!  Who would want to sleep on a bad smelling hair right?

If you have really frizzy and hard to manage hair and you have the money to spare.  Invest on Kerastase Oléo-Relax Nuit or better, also invest on Kerastase Oléo-Relax Masque for weekend treatment.  This line is intended for people who hate to go back to rebonding and wants the less frizzy hair.  I repeat, LESS frizzy hair, if you have really frizzy hair, please do not expect miracles from products.  Again, work with your hair and never against it! 

Tips 

from Kerastase
  • Brush hair to remove any styling residue.
  • Once the hair has been detangled, hair fibers are more receptive to care.
  • Before going to bed, massage one or two hazelnut-sized amounts of Oléo-Relax Nuit through the lengths and ends of dry or towel-dried hair.
  • Avoid roots, do not rinse, if desired blow-dry the hair.
from AMW
  • use this 2-3x a week depending on hair condition
  • apply from mid-section of the hair down to the tips, concentrate on the tips because the hair is drier and more damaged in that area
  • after application, comb through hair and wait for the product to absorb before going to bed
  • if you prefer the product to absorb faster, use a blow-dryer.  Be careful with the temperature, not too hot!
  • I prefer applying this product on damp, towel-dried hair and let it air-dry, it works better for me
  • if applying stuffs on hair irks you prior to going to sleep, cover your pillows with extra towel
  • start by applying 1 hazelnut amount and add if needed, do not apply too much, prevent product wastage
  • use a spatula instead of dipping your fingers for hygiene purposes
Will I repurchase?
I mistakenly purchased this instead of the masque, will try the masque version and see how it goes

Where to purchase and how much?
At selected salons for Php2,160 (approx $47.00) you can checkout other variants from Kerastase by smiling and clicking HERE


A closer look on the product texture and color


What's your luxury hair care routine?
A lot of you may give me the "raised eyebrow" look but this is still cheaper than going to salon for treatment. Am I being defensive?  Blame my hair!  *laughs*

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



15 comments:

  1. i don't have anything kerastase but it's high time that i bought! you know what, i haven't seen kerastase anywhere around here. strange...

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  2. i don't have a commercial hair product that i use regualarly to keep my hair shine and smooth but i use the coconut cream for this purpose. cheap and easy and never ever fail.

    excellent review as always!

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  3. Great review as always! I used to use Kerastase products too, but for some reason they didn't really fight my dry hair enough, so I gave up on it, since it is indeed super pricey!

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  4. hahaha~ it's a little bit expensive for hair.
    But your reviews are always the best!

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  5. This brand is really expensive, however they really provide great results when they are applied :) And I agree that it really smells good!

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  6. Hi Nikki, available ba to sa mga David's Salon? TY gusto ko nito! My hair is frizzy!!! - cathy

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  7. Thank you for posting about this, I need this! Will save up for this!

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  8. Thanks for the review. I've always wanted to try Kerastase products but they are so pricey!

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  9. Wow, you have one as well! I actually prefer the masque over this one, only because I find the former more effective. Oh well, maybe it's just me! :P

    OTOH, I find the nuit a lot easier to apply, since I don't hafta wash my hair several times or let it sit for several minutes (half an hour to be exact)prior to washing. If I were correct, it simply resembles that of a leave-in/on treatment--only more potent.

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  10. I never really appreciate my hair until recently too -.-"" and I made a promise to myself to take a better care of my hair..it is indeed a woman's glory :)

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  11. Crystal, really? Mostly they are available in salons.

    Jojoba, yes, I saw your blog post about coconut cream glad it worked for you and its "au natural" :)

    Jess, so sorry it didn't work for you, just proves different hair reacts differently to the same product!

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  12. Khymm...hahaha worth it naman for my hair :)

    Anastacia, thanks dear!

    Color Printing,thanks for the comment, nice seeing you here!

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  13. Cathy, I confirmed with Kerastase people, they said it's available at David's too!

    Sophia, no worries, goodluck with saving up!

    Gio, I know! It took me years to finally purchase!

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  14. Roanne, I bought this recently, SERIOUSLY thinking this as a masque, I made a huge mistake, but its a nice mistake! Thanks for the comment and for letting me know your experience! :)

    Hana, i know!!! We really should promise to start taking care of our hair!!!! A MUST!

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