Tuesday, July 20, 2010

AMW Reviews: Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche Shampoo

My love for hair products will always be there!  From elementary until this day, I've been testing so many hair products I can do a special blog about it!  I've wanted to try Kerastase hair care products as long as I remember!  Well it was really those times I started to earn my own money and read so many positive reviews about it but just can't seem to shell out such amount for hair care products!  I remembered getting in a posh salon, stalking on the prices of these products and wanting to charge it on my credit card but always left the salon without it!

Thanks to Frances of Topazhorizon, I was actually in Macau when I got a message on Facebook that I won because I was her first Facebook "liker".  She told me to ask for any product for a prize and since she's an Editor-in-Chief of OK! Magazine, she may have means to get them.  I did not hesitate blurting out "KERASTASE" right away!  I am glad she said she has them!  Yup! THEM! Because I got 3 Kerastase Reflection products and I will blog about them one at a time.  I have to savor this moment!  So thanks Frances!!!! 

AMW Got All 3 of these!

**photo from Kerastase

Now let me start reviewing one at a time and I'll start with the Shampoo...


Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche Shampoo says ---

When color treated hair comes up against daily attacks such as heat styling irons, UV rays, external pollutants and chemical treatments, Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche will soften and bathe the strands to help hydrate and give back intensity and shine. Formulated with Kerastase Aqua-Ionic System, it re-sources with essential elements and fills the fiber with micro prisms and light refractors, leaving your hair fibers with a luminous, mirror-like shine.

Features and Benefits:
  • Vitamin E protects from UV rays and photo-oxidation related damages
  • Enhances your colors vivacity and deepness
  • Hydrated and softens hair fibers

AMW says ---

Pros
  • packaging: Sealed to show product is new

  • smells great
  • hair feels really soft right after shampooing, even without conditioner!
  • my hair color looks healthy and shows up really nice 
  • does not dry up hair even after blow dry
  • hair looks silky and looks like leave-on conditioner was used
  • easy to comb, no tangles
  • the ends of my hair doesn't look that dry anymore
  • no dandruff or scalp itching!
Cons
  • I prefer easy squeeze packaging or pump
  • quite expensive for a shampoo
  • cannot use this and not shampoo on the next day as hair will look greasy due to its rich moisture content
  • I don't see the instant shine, maybe my hair is just too damaged to be able to see it in an instant
Overall
If your hair is colored and dry, try to use a product that's meant for that type of hair.  Color-treated hair are usually not given the time of the day and we tend to use regular shampoo which can strip off moisture and even the hair color which makes it dull.  So I think if you love coloring your hair, it's nice to invest on hair care products to keep the shine!

The shampoo works well for dry, colored hair beause it seriously moisturize my hair!  

Tips
from Kerastase
  • Apply a quarter-sized amount to wet hair and massage with flat hands.  Emulsify and rinse thoroughly.  For maximum results, follow with Kerastase Reflection Chroma Riche Masque.
from AMW
  • since this product is rich, try to use a clarifying shampoo to wash off excess residues and oil once a week or once every 2 weeks.
  • if you find this line expensive, you can save up, and purchase only 1 from the line, then mix and match with regular drugstore conditioner
  • to save up, you can alternate this shampoo with regular shampoo on other days 
  • if you are off for a party and need to style your hair, do not use this shampoo as it tends to weight my hair straight and down
  • adding conditioner is still the best especially if your hair is super dry, does not have to be the same brand
  • don't have enough money?  Test on other cheaper products, if the cheaper alternatives work for you?  Then lucky you!!!
Will I repurchase?
Yes, once in a while if I want to treat my hair something luxurious

Where to purchase and how much?
At local leading salon approximately Php1,150 (approx $25.00).


What's the most luxurious shampoo for  you?
mine will definitely be this one!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!




11 comments:

  1. Hehee, I must be slow or something but I've never heard of this brand. And that is a very big price for shampoo, IMO

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  2. Yay! I'm sure your hair is sooo proud of you! Very nice hair care stuff! All thoe products sounds so great!

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  3. whoa! that's a lot of money! haha. i want to try it since my hair color has faded already, but maybe in a few years :P

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  4. some of my friends having been raving about kerastase, and they have been advocates for that brand ever since they discovered it. i have yet to try out for myself though. i think my most expensive shampoo i have ever used would be Yuan shampoo

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  5. yey! you are the girl on the vaselin commercial i always see on ETC. Bongga! Am sure it was fun.

    love your site. I must say i have a box of make up unopened somewhere in our home, ill take a peek at it later and will start experimenting on my make up look. Am 30 and not getting any younger, so i must MUST learn make up now.

    ill probably browse your site for tips.

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  6. wow! its so expensive nga for a shampoo hehe glad you're hiyang with it..

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  7. That's very expensive! I don't think I could bring myself to spend so much on shampoo but it sure sounds great and I'm glad it works well for you.

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  8. Lisa, yup! You really need to have extra cash and extra "needy" hair to use these type of shampoos

    Anastacia, my hair? SPOILED! hhahahaha

    Crystal, it took me years to finally try this and I just won this for a prize! LOL

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  9. Xin, how expensive is Yuan Shampoo?

    Denise, hahahah yup, I am that girl! It was a fun adventure! Thanks for the visit and I've seen your site na many times, you have lovely shots and lovely dresses!

    Khymm, naku! I'll cry if its not hiyang to me!

    Gio, I know what you mean, I usually spend more on hair treatment rather than shampoos

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  10. Im using this too:-) love your tip of alternating regular drugstore shampoos and the kerastase:-) will do a blog on this as well:-)

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  11. haha i love your review and Im using this too. I like it when you say to alternate regular shampoos with kerastase. Will do a blo on this as well.:-)

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