Product Review: Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche Shampoo

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

     How do you cope with the breezy cold weather lately? I hate this bed weather because it makes my whole body paralyzed! Yes, I've been sleeping the whole day for 3 days now. I'm not sure if the weather is the culprit but whatever it is, I need to be back on my blogging stint. I have pending reviews from last year and I'll make it up to you. So to start, let me share my thoughts on another expensive hair care product- Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche shampoo. I got this product when I won the giveaway that I joined last August 2012. I'm using this together with Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche Masque for around 4-5 months now. FYI, I shampoo my hair twice or thrice a week only that's why a bottle of shampoo lasts a long long time. I know Kerastase hair care products are one of the most expensive line in the market that's why I'm expecting a 100% result after every wash of giving my color-treated hair the shine that it needs. 
Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche Shampoo
When color treated hair comes up against daily attacks such as heat styling irons, UV rays, external pollutants and chemical treatments, Kerastase Reflection BainChroma Riche will soften and bathe the strands to help hydrate and give back intensity and shine. Formulated with Kerastase Aqua-Ionic System, it re-sources with essential elements and fills the fiber with micro prisms and light refractors, leaving your hair fibers with a luminous, mirror-like shine.
Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche Shampoo
A protective shampoo for dry, highlighted color treated hair

Cleanses while adding softness and shine.
Moisturizes hair so it feels supple to the touch.
UV Filter.
Hair shimmers with radiance.
 *kerastase usa*
size: 250ml / 8.5 fl.oz.

price: 1,450 php (Around $38.00+)

price based from David's Salon Sm Fairview

place bought: free (got it from as a prize from a giveaway)
leading salons nationwide

instructions for use: Apply a quarter-sized amount to wet hair and massage with flat hands. Emulsify and rinse thoroughly. For maximum results, follow with Kerastase Reflection Chroma Riche Masque.

ingredients: Aqua/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid, Cocamide Mipa, Polyquarternium-10, PPG-5-Ceteth-20 ,Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Methylparaben, Peg-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Ethylparaben, Tocopehryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Hexylcinnamal, Citronellol,Methyl Cocoate, Geraniol, Sodium Cocoate, CI 17200/red33, Parfum/Fragrance. C28697/1.

What I like:

  • Classy and luxurious packaging.
  • I like the scent, smells so good!
  • My hair looks silky and smooth.
  • The color of my hair retained it's vibrancy after so many washes.
  • No dandruff and breakouts on my back and in my forehead.

What I don't like:
  • The price! It's verrry expensive for a cheapskate like me
  • Even though the packaging is classy and looks luxurious, I prefer pump type bottle because I can control on how much product to dispense.
  • My hair feels a bit dry and rough as it needs conditioner afterwards.
  • Doesn't produce enough lather, I feel like using organic shampoo.
  • Weighs down my hair and makes it frizzy if I just let it dry naturally.
Will I repurchase? No, there's a lot of cheap and cost-effective shampoos out there to try.

     I give this a 3/5 rating. I'm having difficulty seeing the results :( Honestly, I really wanted to give this product another chance after emptying the bottle. I'm thinking of using this everyday starting today to see if there's any difference from my cons above. Maintaining a color-treated hair can be expensive and needs to much effort. You need to have a shampoo-conditioner-serum-treatment (masque, cream or oil) specially formulated for color-treated hair to maintain it's color and to avoid dryness. I'm very lucky I have tried this product, this is very expensive for me and I know I'll not be able to purchase this again in the realm of possibility. 

     Have you tried any expensive and high-end shampoo before? Or you're currently using one?

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  1. Although this is expensive, my hair seems to love it. And it does its job in retaining my hair color :) Sakit nga lang sa puso for a conditioner that doesnt lather well!

  2. Sharina- hello, it's nice to know that you love this product :) Thanks for sharing!


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