When it comes to haircare, one high-end brand name that immediately pops up is Kérastase. It seems like the brand is almost EVERYwhere. Kérastase products have won a permanent place in almost every best haircare list.
So, of course when I bought the brand’s Reflection Bain Chroma Captive Colour Radiance Protecting Shampoo (zzzzz), I was clearly expecting a Tangled miracle. No, not where my hair gets tangled into a total mess. But that moment in the movie Tangled, when Rapunzel’s hair starts glowing as she sings the incantation: ‘Kérastase gleam and glow, let your power shine. Make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine.’ 😋
And did the clock really reverse? Did the shampoo ‘leave my hair feeling clean, soft and smooth, with a beautiful shine and silky to touch’ as promised?
Clean – not really. The colorless shampoo foams up gently when mixed with water. It seems to leave a light coating on the hair that cannot be washed off.
Soft and smooth – Yes. It does leave the hair soft and whatever coating is left on the hair appears to make it smoother.
Beautiful shine and silky to touch – Nope. I ‘ve seen better shine and silkiness with less expensive shampoos.
In addition to above, with repeated useage, my hair just kept getting more and more greasy and weighed down giving me dandruff.
All in all, this shampoo was a total failure and waste of money. Definitely not a rebuy.