Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Kerastase Crystalliste

I've been a big fan of Kerastase products for around four years now. Ever since I discovered Nectar Thermique at university, I've never looked back. It was the first high end hair care line that I used, and the start of a (very!) slippery slope for my bank account.

They've recently brought out a new line targeted for long hair that claims to leave it in tip-top condition without weighing it down one bit. I've been test driving it for the past few weeks and have been loving the results.

The Cristalliste line consists of two types of shampoo (one for fine hair, one for thick), a conditioner and a 'perfecting essence' which is essentially a serum/oil type of product.

The shampoo is nice but to be honest, not groundbreaking and I don't think I'd shell out and buy it simply to accompany the rest of the line.

The perfecting essence is a lovely product. It's very thin for an oil-type hair treatment so perfect for finer hair. I've got thicker hair so for me personally I think that while I like this and will use it, I probably wouldn't purchase it over my other favourites (Shu Uemura Essence Absolue and Ojon Damage Reverse Treatment, I'm thinking of you!).

It's the conditioner that steals the show in this collection. When I first used it I was disappointed by how thin it was. When it comes to conditioners, I always think the thicker the better. I've got colour-treated hair that probably isn't cut as often as it should be so I like to feel like I'm really treating it when conditioning, but somehow this uber-thin conditioner works absolute wonders.

It leaves my hair feeling soft, looking shiny and nourished, but bouncy and not weighed down one bit, it's fabulous! I find that I need much less styling product to achieve a smooth, polished look and my straighteners have barely got a look in this week. It even makes my hair a little (dare I say it...) shiny! It's almost impossible to get a good shine on blonde hair but this somehow does the trick! I can imagine this would give amazing shine to darker hair.

12 Hours after washing my hair, rough dried with a tiny bit of oil, not brushed! It would usually be frizz/knot-tastic !

I was gutted when I ran out of my gorgeous Gielly Green treatment a few weeks back, but discovering this has certainly softened the blow. My hair looks just as good after using this. While it doesn't feel as luxurious to use, it's half the price at £14.15 so definitely a much more wallet-friendly option (albeit still rather pricey for a conditioner!) I'm not overly taken with the smell but the results are there so I really couldn't care less. This product is wonderful!

The Kerastase Cristalliste collection is out now, available from Kerastase salons and online with free delivery here.


  1. I must check this out! Looks lush.


  2. looks amazing on you, but since i have brown, short, oily hair i dont fit the target market for this one!

  3. I've wanted to try kerastase products for a while now, but im scared to stray from my usual hair products!


  4. Looks like a great product. Shame is L'Oreal. :-(

  5. I can't wait to try this as I use the Bain de force range, which also has a thin conditioner that's works wonders! Amazingly the thinner it is and the less time you leave it on, the better it works.! I can deal with that!


    Kelly xxxx

  6. I really want to try this range, really rate Kerastase (also love the Gielly Green repair mask) x

  7. I have been looking at the some Kerastase haircare (shampoo+conditioner) for a while now, since my hair became super oily somehow. I was wondering whether you think this line would work with thick hair and oily roots? xx


  8. I really want to try this, it sounds really good... I love anything that will give my hair a bit of a shine, and I've been interested in trying out Kerastase as I've seen you rave about it a few times :)

    Frances xx


  9. I've never tried any of the kersatase products before, but it looks like an amazing product. Must try this out soon ! :)


  10. I need to buy this product! My hair needs some TLC without it being weighed down. Thanks for sharing~x


  11. I saw these products on another blog a few weeks back & they do look good but the price just puts me off a bit if it isn't amazing! Best product I've found for my long blonde hair is the Aussie leave in conditioner. That & regular micro trims!


  12. I've honestly never even heard of this brand before! *eek* ! But, with such a glowing review I think you're leaving us all wishing to RUN to this conditioner!

    I am on the lookout now haha!

  13. Sounds amazing!

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  14. This totally makes me miss my long hair :( Laura x


  15. I was glad to see this review. I was originally told this line was for virgin hair, so I didn't pick it up. But after hearing this review, I think I'm going to take another look.


  16. Hi, I read a lot of complains about this conditioner, check makeupalley here: http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=151521

    Maybe it´s necessary to use just a little amout of the product...
    Because of there reviews I decided not to buy this line. I bought Bain de Force+Ciment anti usure and it is the perfect match for me. I was thinking about Cristalliste, but my hair are sooo fine, I was afraid of the conditioner.
    I am glad that this product works great in your hair:) Thank you for the review!

    Love your blog ;)

    1. Thanks for your comment, I've just been and read some of the reviews on makeupalley and WOW! This conditioner obviously isn't for everyone! It works absolute wonders for me, I don't get it! Thanks for posting about that though :)

  17. I am surprised to hear you can use Kerastase products. Tried them once and my scalp was on fire from a reaction :(

    1. They've always been fine for me... I guess some things make others react differently, even if you both have sensitive scalps :)

  18. I have just purchased L'Oreal Crystal shampoo which is good, and the less expensive version of the Kerastase. I do use Kerastase Bain Clarifiant shampoo, for when my hair gets greasy.. and it's AH MAZING!

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  19. Sounds good :) might check this out :) xxx


  20. I'm a big fan of Kerastase, so this sounds right up my street. And my hair is in dire need of something sparkly these days!

    Lea x


  21. They look really nice! My hair needs a bit of a lift because it's so long. I'll check these out x

  22. my hair needs some help right now, and I just ordered a bunch of products, I am gutted I didn't look at this first :(

  23. This seems so nice!


  24. Always loved you hair! Its gorgeous. Trying to grow mine so may have to give this a go! xx


  25. tried it out, thought it was good but still prefer my Kerastase bain satin and nectar thermique! The Cristalliste is similar to Fekkai Brilliant Glossing!
    and by the way... In the title you spelt 'cristalliste' as 'crystalliste' XD hehe, understandable I nearly did the same in this comment!


  26. Hi Fleur - There is a Cosmetics Cop in the US, Paula Begoun, and she has been around for years with great advice. Her latest post on Facebook was this:

    Drugstore Double Alert! Treating your damaged mane with Kerastase’s Nutritive Oleo-Relax Smoothing Masque for Dry & Rebellious Hair ($60/6.8oz)?

    Then consider L’Oreal’s EverCreme Sulfate-Free Moisture System Deep Nourishing Masque ($7/5.1oz.)! At a fraction of the cost, your hair (and wallet) will reap the rewards of L’Oreal’s virtually identical version!

  27. Thanks for the review. It made me realize that I should really try some. :)
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  28. Oh, I love Kérastase! So interesting post and amazing blog!
    I'm so happy to follow you now!

    Love, Serena

  29. Looks like really nice results! I must try Kerastase products.

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  30. I'm a big fan of Kerastase, can't wait to purchase this :) xx


  31. Hooray for Kérastase! Super super hair products although my brunette locks don't look quite as sparkly as blonde hehe :)

    Love your blog, especially your £20 makeup challenge x


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