So I’ve had these Kerastase samples sitting in my bathroom for over a year, and I only just realized that the entire package is worth over a hundred bucks. Which means that the products have got to be good for something, right?
And just my luck, the particular product line gathering dust is exactly on point for my hair type—Kerastase Oleo-Relax, a product line designed to tame, soften, and actually loosen tight crazy curls like mine. I’m often wary of products that are mainly targeted to the Caucasian market, but I suppose curly is curly because this stuff is the bomb.
I haven’t tried the whole product regiment (shampoo, conditioning “masque”, holding product), but I did test out the Serum Oleo-Relax. I used a fair amount before I towel-dried my hair, and then put a little Garnier Soft Curl goop over top just to ensure that my curls held.
And let me tell you, my hair has never felt softer. Like, I can’t stop touching it.
Downside: I used half the bottle in one use, which will happen if you have very thick hair. But G20 Spa and Salon on Newbury Street (my favorite spa and salon in Boston) sells the product line for less than it's priced online ($25 at the salon, vs. $34 online).
If you’re in the market for a new product, try out the Kerastase Oleo-Relax line and let me know what you think! And just FYI - if you've got relatively thick hair, I'd recommend the Serum over the Mist or the Elixir in the product line, just because they are a bit more watery and will not hold in your hair as well.
And, as always, I’m always open to new product recommendations (check out some great ones from commenters here).