Hiya, my ’round the way girls,
Did you have a good weekend? As usual, mine went by way too quickly, but I managed to sneak in a few fun things, like a visit to Sausalito (a pretty, touristy town in southern Marin), a movie (The Perfect Getaway … come to mama Josh Duhamel!) and discovering a fab new hair product.
I’ve been desperate for something to revive my mane, which has been looking scragglier than post-Britney K-Fed. To get it to behave, I’ve been overdosing on heat styling — abusing it with the hair dryer, flat iron *and* curling iron. Terrible, I know. Now, my long locks look and feel coarse, dull and dry.
So, when I heard about Kerastase’s new Chroma Thermique ($36), I went haaaay!
Some quick background: Chroma Thermique is the newest member of the Chroma Riche line, designed by Kerastase to add softness, moisture and shine to dull, dry colored hair. Wrapped up in purty pink bottles, these floral-scented shampoos, conditioners and treatments cost a pretty penny, ranging from $32-58 (ouch).
Chroma Thermique, the newest member of the gang, is a rich leave-in treatment that adds moisture, shields hair from heat and infuses it with protective UV filters. Kerastase recommends working a walnut-sized dollop from shaft to ends after shampooing/conditioning and before blow drying.
First off, it’s a fantastic de-tangler. All my knots disappeared (and I *always* have plenty to spare), allowing my brush to slip through quite easily. The extra slip seemed to decrease the time and effort it usually takes to blow dry, which this busy girl totes appreciates.
After what felt like the world’s fastest blowout, my hair looked smoother, straighter and shinier — even my highlights appeared brighter than they have in months. My mane bounced around my shoulders with some crazy volume, too.
This stuff is like a slow-motion hair commercial in a bottle, but like everything in the Kerastase line, it’s tres expensive. If you have colored hair, rely heavily on your blow dryer and/or are used to paying for hair products in the Bumble & Bumble price range, then Chroma Thermique might be worth checking out because it rescues dull, lifeless colored hair with a quickness. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,