There are some products I’ve used for ten years or more, things that I assume I’ve already spoken about on here or on my YouTube channel but I’m often totally wrong, it’s almost as if they are such a normal part of my routine that I don’t even think to mention them. One such product is the Kerastase Ciment Thermique, a total saviour for me that I have really put through it’s paces in the last few weeks. This is such an oldie-but-goodie, so much so that the one I currently have (photographed above) is the old style of packaging. It’s had a revamp since I last purchased but this stuff lasts so long (more on that later) that it’s been a while.
What this is essentially is a reconstructor. If you regularly dye your hair (especially if you bleach it) and use heated tools you might be familiar with the stretchy, weak and damaged feeling that can accompany such crimes against otherwise luscious locks. I am a bit of an addict when it comes to dyeing my hair myself, especially with bleach. I never learn – I just get my hair healthy and then I drive to the supermarket on a whim and throw on a box of bleach quicker than you can say “not recommended for dark brown hair”. Think of this as hair rehab, it coddles, strengthens and cares for your damaged barnet until it’s strong enough to go it alone, and over the long term it can really help your hair to grow out.
You apply this as a leave-in treatment (I focus mainly on my poor, poor ends) and whilst this isn’t listed anywhere online, the instructions that come with it state that it’s proven to stay in your hair through four washes. I apply it every other time I wash my hair because I’m paranoid, but the fact that I don’t have to use it every time makes it last longer than other products and if you stick to the once every four washes line it would be great value for money. The scent is fresh and inoffensive, you don’t need to use a lot and it really does what it says on the tin. This was originally recommended by a hairdresser and since I first purchased it I’ve always had some lingering around.
The new packaging states that you get 150ml now, so whilst the new bottle is taller and thinner you actually get more for your money. This isn’t cheap, but the fact that it really works and lasts a long time compared to similar products means I really don’t mind continually repurchasing it. I still use serums and leave in conditioners alongside this since this is really working on repairing the hair not shine, softness or detangling, and it never feels like too much or weighs down my hair. If you recently damaged your hair and a hefty chop seems like your only solution it might be worth trimming off the worst of it and giving this a whirl, I for one wouldn’t be without it.
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