“Pay RM200 for a tub of hair mask? You gotta be joking!” I cried when told the price of the Kerastase Oleo Relax Anti-Frizz Hair Mask. I’ll do nicely with Brand X thank you!
That was me maybe a year ago. 6 months ago or thereabouts, I had a case of horrible dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair. It was so bad that when I combed my hair, my comb would get stuck. So after I lost enough combs to the wilderness of my hair and after getting fed up with the “helmet hair” look, I caved and sought out the Kerastase Oleo Relax Anti-Frizz Smoothing Hair Mask for dry and rebellious hair. It was a fair description of my hair – my hair was staging a rebellion all by itself! I purchased mine online… as I do
I put it to work the very day it arrived. I mean, it cost me about RM200 a 200ml tub. That’s RM1 for every 1 ml! It better work
Its got a nice smell. Its a very strong scent that makes me think of a mixture of fruits. It is VERY strong but I like it. For some reason I find it relaxing. The texture too is more liquid and not solid or thick like some other hair masks I’ve used.
It being a hair mask, I used it in place of conditioner after shampooing my hair. I left it on for about 8 minutes or so while I took my time showering, and then washed it out. That night, for the first time in weeks, I did not have trouble combing my hair.
I used this hair mask for 3-4 days consecutively. It was not until I tweeted about it, and Nikki of AskMeWhats mentioned that that was expensive stuff I was putting on my hair nightly, that I came to my senses and cut back. But I think that initial intensive nightly treatment helped, because my hair was lovely and swishable again without standing at right angles to my head.
Also, I found that I did not have to use very much. When I first started, I scooped out a nice big handful but now, I don’t use that much anymore. Perhaps as much as the tips of my fingers can scoop out, worked into the hair from mid-shaft to tip where they are driest and most frizzy. Having short hair is of course, a bonus
I now use the Oleo Relax Anti-Frizz hair mask about once a week, usually on my pampering Sundays. Sometimes, when I’m feeling oh-so-decadent, I’ll use it twice a week! *gasp* And wonders of all wonders, this tub is now nearing the finishing point. Hurrah!
Pros: Repaired my stiff frizzy hair, Keeps my hair soft and tangle free from the first use, Smells lovely
I spoke to a hairdresser at one of the salons I visited recently and he told me that if I wanted, I could use the Oleo Relax Slim instead. Its a lighter formula for hair that isn’t so badly frizzy but I didn’t come across many good reviews for that one so I might just stick with this one
For someone who used to use salon brand hair care, Kerastase was like the pinnacle of luxury hair care. A brand I always coveted from afar, never daring to get too near. After all, I figured, how much different can expensive hair care be compared to regular hair care?
A lot, I’ve since learnt. I’ve tried a couple of other Kerastase hair treatments by now but Oleo Relax has a special place in my heart because you know, you never ever forget your first love Nor your first foray into the dangerous, forbidden world of expensive hair care products. Sigh…
Are you a Kerastase user? I know of a few who are and who swear by it. I’m not there yet, but who knows eh? I think I gotta replenish my Oleo Relax hair mask soon
Kerastase Oleo Relax Anti-Frizz Hair Mask treatment retails at approx. RM200+/200ml at selected Kerastase hair salons only. Or get it (as I did) on StrawberryNET.com