With the arrival of the sunshine over Bank Holiday weekend, we are overhauling our beauty regimes and giving our haircare routines a much-needed summer touch.
Luckily, Kérastase has just released their newest line-up to their already cult haircare products in the name of Extentioniste: a haircare range designed to add body and shine whilst also treating weakened and brittle fibres. Read on to discover how we use the collection as a full routine.
Step 1: Shampoo
Cleanse your locks with the new Kérastase Resistance Bain Extentioniste as the first step in your summer hair regime. Not only does this shampoo smell exactly like holiday (imagine your favourite after sun scent heading out into a balmy paradise in the evening and you'll get an idea), it really does give the hair body, shine and incredible volume.
It's great for brides-to-be who want beautifully glossy locks without compromising on hair health. The shampoo targets weakened strands to build up their internal structure for a stronger and smoother finish.
Step 2: Condition
There can be a concern when using conditioner that it will only weigh the hair down and cause it to become oilier quicker. The Kérastase Resistance Fondant Extentioniste however feels incredibly lightweight, and when used on the mid-lengths to the ends of the hair leaves them super soft without compromising on volume.
Fortified with a blend of unique ceramides and maleic acid, it works to strengthen the hair fibre from the inside out so it stays stronger for longer and protected against environmental aggressors.
Step 3: Mask
You only need to use a hair mask once or twice a week depending on your hair type. Finer and oilier hair types need one about once, and drier, curlier hair types benefit from twice a week.
The Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste is a unique mask in that it contains both creatine R and maleic acid which help to repair broken bonds within the hair's natural structure to improve its strength and elasticity. Not only that, the mask is a more concentrated scent of the shampoo for hair that smells as good as it looks and feels.
Step 4: Treat
Perhaps the most innovative product in the Kérastase Resistance Extentioniste collection is the Serum. It's a unique leave-in hair serum that can be used on both dry and wet hair (we love to use it directly after a shower so that it absorbs fully after blow-drying), and helps to restore damaged fibres.
The highly concentrated formula helps to shield the hair against damaging environmental aggressors as it forms a defense barrier over the scalp whilst also removing impurities and excess dirt. As such, it's great for people with finer hair that want more volume, as it works to restore balance.