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 ---
  • 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
  • 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.
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! 


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!


  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...

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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

    Anastacia, thanks dear!

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

  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!

  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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