For the past three and a half weeks I’ve been testing the brand new Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste line, a range of four products for very damaged and over-processed hair that all contain juice from this little fella right here:
This is the Myrothamnus flabellifolia, a flowering shrub found in South Africa and Madagascar. What’s so special about this resurrection plant is that it can survive extremely dry weather conditions and that it can come back to life after an incubation time of ten (!) years. Yep, the Myrothamnus flabellifolia is pretty much the Bear Grylls of the plant world.
So why did Kérastase decide to extract the juice from the Myrothamnus flabellifolia and use it in their new Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste products? Well, because together with Kérastase’s special Fibra-KAP technology it nourishes the hair from the inside, helps rebuild keratin and protects the hair against external damage. Time to take a closer look at the individual products from the range!
Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Balm-in-shampoo & Fiber Quality Renewal Masque
If you want to keep it simple and don’t want an extensive hair care routine the Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Balm-in-shampoo and the Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Masque are where it’s at for you.
The shampoo has a semi-solid gel texture that embalms the hair and covers it with a protective layer in order to protect it against further damage. And it does this without weighing the hair down or making it feel greasy, so it’s perfect for any hair type. And it smells di-vine!
The Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Masque has a much heavier texture than the shampoo and feels a lot thicker, so on paper it is great for thick hair. But even my fine hair appreciates the heavy duty nourishment that this luxuriously scented mask provides. As long as I make sure to apply it just once a week and just on the ends and lengths of my hair the Kérastase Résistance Fiber Quality Renewal Masque doesn’t weigh down my hair and does a wonderful job at deeply nourishing my extremely fragile locks.
Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Care Soin Premier & Dual Treatment Fiber Quality Renewal Care Serum
If you really want to go all out you can take your Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste hair care routine to the next level with the Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Care Soin Premier and the Dual Treatment Fiber Quality Renewal Care Serum.
The Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Care Soin Premier is a rinse-out pre-shampoo treatment that offers extra protection for severely damaged fine hair. The gel-to-lotion like texture is very light and smooth, so a little goes a long way. You simply have to apply the Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Care Soin Premier to wet hair, leave it in for a minute or two and then wash your hair.
The Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Dual Treatment Fiber Quality Renewal Care Serum is a leave-in treatment that provides extra protection for severely damaged hair of any type and protects it against temperatures of up to 230°C. When I first tried the Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Dual Treatment Fiber Quality Renewal Care Serum I was slightly worried that the somewhat greasy texture of it would leave my hair looking limp and oily, but luckily my concerns were unfounded. The Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste Dual Treatment Fiber Quality Renewal Care Serum makes my hair look (and smell!) great and even though I can’t exactly measure whether it offers any extra protection it’s good to know that I’m doing everything I can to keep my hair healthy.
In conclusion? I am very impressed with the new Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste line. My fragile hair needs all the protection it can get and thanks to Kérastase it now has four very lovable and trustworthy personal bodyguards. I’m like Whitney, dude! x4!
The Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste shampoo, mask, rinse-out treatment and leave-in serum are available at Kérastase salons for respectively 39 CHF, 51 CHF, 29 CHF and 44 CHF.
Have you tried anything from the new Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste range yet? Is your hair damaged or over-processed?
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