Product Claims

Complete and intense nutrition for dry hair

Deeply penetrates the fiber with nourishment from mid-lengths to ends

Weightless nutrition for hair suppleness

Long-lasting defense against the return of dryness

Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense Fine Hair Review


62.5 $ for 200 mL in the U.S; In India, it was around Rs 2900/- when I bought it. Not sure if the price has gone up since.

HOW TO APPLYApply a quarter-size amount to wet hair (mid-lengths and ends. Massage through. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly.


The masquintense comes in small plastic tub form with an orange colored lid. The packaging is sturdy and lightweight so it’s easy for travel. The pearly-white product inside is pleasantly scented, the fragrance of which lasts for a couple of hours after washing my hair.  Texture of the product is like that of a lotion. It is it thick enough that it does not drip but not so thick either that it cannot be spread evenly.

Kerastase Nutritive Mask Fine Hair
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair Review

There are 2 varieties of this product, one for thick hair and the other one for fine hair (the one I am reviewing). Unless you are sure about which suits your hair, the hair specialist at a nearby Kerastase salon can help you decide better. The Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair is specifically designed for fine, dry hair. I use this product about 1 to 2 times a week, alternating it with other conditioners. It spreads evenly and you only need a small dollop of the product to cover your mid-lengths and ends of the hair. Sometimes I also like to use it as a pre-treatment mixed with coconut oil before I begin washing my hair. In my experience, the key to using this mask is to let it sit on your hair for more than 5 minutes. You can notice a marked difference in the results when you let it work for about 10-12 minutes as compared to just a couple of minutes. After 10-12 minutes, almost the entire product has been absorbed into the hair and there is very little of it left behind to wash off. On the other hand, it performs just like any other regular conditioner if you keep it for a couple of minutes. So if I’m in a hurry, I skip using it (well, because its not exactly cheap to waste around) and use my other hair conditioners.

Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense Fine Hair
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair Review
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair Review

The hair feels hydrated and is left quite silky, shiny and soft to touch. It does not weigh-down the hair, neither does it cause any extra hairfall, which I know is a problem I face with quite a few other masks and conditioners. It also has some detangling effect on the hair. I love touching my hair after using this product and its one of my favourite hair masks/deep conditioning treatments! At the first instance, price does seem to hurt but I’ve been using this product for about a year and as you can see in the pictures, its only now that the product is starting to get over.

high end hair mask for dry hair
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair Review
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for dry Fine Hair
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair Review

Overall Thoughts

Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair works like a charm for dry hair, leaving it soft, silky, shiny and detangled! It might not work for extremely dry hair though. The only key to using it is to let it work for about 10-12 minutes before you wash it off. Since it is a high-end brand, it does seem quite expensive at first but given that you only need a small amount of it at a time, the product lasts for many months at a time. Highly recommended!

P.S- I’m not sure about other brands but Kerastase products don’t seem to work at all if its not the right match for your hair type. I can say because I’ve had my share of wrong product decisions. So do keep that in mind when you purchase this or any other haircare product from the brand. For reference, I have long wavy, dry hair.



11 Comments on Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense for Fine Hair Review

  1. monica
    August 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm (5 years ago)

    2900 for a hair mask!!!!!! faints……
    but seems worth the price.

  2. Mariyam
    August 31, 2015 at 12:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Great that it worked well for you! It’s bit expensive but totally worth it 🙂

  3. Chaicy
    August 31, 2015 at 3:22 pm (5 years ago)

    That was a detailed review girl! I have tried this product and loved it.

  4. rachna
    August 31, 2015 at 7:05 pm (5 years ago)

    i have been thinking of trying the kerastase ones but i have really dry ends might pickup some other mask from kerastase!

  5. Anurima_HMW
    August 31, 2015 at 10:55 pm (5 years ago)

    I have been planning to try something from Kerastase since longggg… Looks like its high time to pick this up!!! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  6. Sangeeta
    August 31, 2015 at 11:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I’d like to give it a try but it is so damn expensive 😐

  7. aditi
    September 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm (5 years ago)

    great review…….:)

  8. Richa Saxena
    September 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm (5 years ago)

    It sure is expensive but If it does such a great job…It’s worth the investment I say! 🙂 Lovely Review Babe!!

  9. krithi
    September 5, 2015 at 3:51 pm (5 years ago)

    u know this is the only one brand which works on my unruly hair
    Nice review 🙂

  10. ChicPeachyPink
    September 8, 2015 at 9:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Thats a great tip! I usually keep my hair masks on for more than 10 minutes and they do wonders .. but Rs.2900/- seems too much for a mask 🙁


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