Kerastase Initialiste: Magic Serum or All Hype?

When I was younger I assumed I would always have long, thick healthy hair and it would always just keep growing and being awesome all on its own. Little did I realize my hard brushing, heat treatments, repeated coloring and age would slowly thin my hair and make it appear to grow at a snail pace. Now that I’m  basically a wise old owl I have done extensive research into hair products to help return the softness and shine to my hair and help it grow better.

After many masks, deep conditioners, and hot oil treatments I stumbled on Kerastase Initialiste. The reviews made it sound like this serum was captured at a magical fountain of youth. And having used Kerastase hair products in the past I know they make great stuff. But $61 for a little golden bottle of serum for my scalp? Well I pondered and waited then after enough bad hair days I jumped on it and ordered a bottle. I started using it right away, just two times a week and I worked it into my scalp then scrunched any remaining product on my hands into the ends of my hair. I figured in a week or two I would see if it lived up to the hype and I didn’t just buy magic beans.

To my surprise it didn’t take weeks or even days to see results, just my very first use my hair and scalp soaked it in and I’m pretty sure golden beams shot off my new glorious hair. The first thing I noticed was it made my natural curl look so much better and hold all day. The best part was how soft and shiny my hair was, it was all I could do to not swing my hair like I was in a Vidal Sasson commercial all day. And with continued use of 2 to 3 times a week it has made such a huge improvement in my hair. Its softer, shinier, less fizzy and growing again. This product may be a splurge for me but its worth every penny! If you are tired of fighting your hair you have to check this out.

Kerastase Initialiste $61
Advanced scalp and hair serum that strengthens and grows hair fibers by restoring uniformity and smoothness. Transform your hair in 7 days with Initialiste. Our 1st skincare-inspired super serum that acts on the four attributes of total hair beauty: 1. Strength, 2. Shine, 3. Softness, 4.

†Reduces breakage so hair can grow longer.

  • Lightweight, silky texture
  • Absorbs instantly without residue
  • Fresh and delicate fragrance
  • Targeted pipette application

Substance. 9 out of 10 women* saw a visible difference in their hair texture after one week. With continued usage, your hair stays healthier from root to tip allowing it to grow longer† with 93% less breakage.

** A must-have for all hair types. Maximize the potential length of your hair. Keep it longer and stronger as it grows.† 89% agreed that their hair is SHINIER. 87% felt that their hair is thicker with MORE SUBSTANCE. 86% felt that their hair is STRONGER and SOFTER to the touch.
*Consumer use test over 7 days.
**In a brushing test compared to a non-conditioning shampoo.


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