Haircare is something that I am not often wowed by, especially when it comes to your standard shampoo and conditioner. In the most part, I find that the majority do a very similar job and that it's not worth spending extortionate amounts on products that ultimately never seem to make a huge difference in comparison with their budget counterparts.
Every once in a while though, I find something that stands out and that I think is worth writing home about - or blogging about as is the case in this instance.
I've tried a number of products from Keratase before and as a result I am quite a big fan of their treatments - the Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique being two of my favourites. Until now though, the shampoos and conditioners I had tried had never proven to be anything special. My downfall when it comes to washing my hair is that I quite often end up skipping conditioner a) to save time and b) because it often ends up weighing my hair down.
When teamed together though, the Kérastase Chronologiste Revitalizing Bain Shampoo and the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Fondant Conditioner give exactly what it is I'm after - lightweight, squeaky-clean hair with a healthy shine. In general I am pretty lucky in that I only need to wash my hair, on average, around twice a week. And so, when I do, I like to use a shampoo that is going to really get in deep and remove all trace of the products I've been using on the days in between.
The Chronologiste shampoo does a great job of this and it also smells amazing. It lathers up well meaning I can get a really intense massage going to rid my scalp of any remnants of products and impurities, and it is also formulated with Abyssine - what is essentially a molecule that helps to regenerate and strengthen hair fibres - something my desperately in need of a trim hair really needs at the moment.
When combined with the conditioner which is actually very thin in consistency (hence the ability to avoid weighing your hair down), and which contains a plethora of precious oils - Argan, Maize, Camellia and Pracaxi - the two are a match made in heaven. I love the fact that I can smell the subtle fragrance on my hair for days afterwards, and for the first time in a long time it looks as though both my shampoo and conditioner will be finished up at the same time. Now if that doesn't show what a conditioner convert I have become then I don't know what does!