Hi My Lovelies

I have been so crazed with work in the last few days that I haven’t had any time to post. Anyways, I caught a little breath today and I’m back with another review. In today’s post, I’ll be reviewing the Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo. Kerastase is a high-end brand known for making quality haircare products. Although I believe they have a skincare line too, I’ve only tried a few of their haircare products. And today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on one of the shampoos from this brand. So lets get to the review and see how it has fared till now.

Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price
Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price

Product claims

On their website, this is how Kerastase describes this product “Deeply purifies the scalp, nourishes sensitised areas of the hair and leaves hair naturally soft and shiny.

Formulated with Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate and purify the scalp, Vitamin B6 to regulate sebum production, two Cationic Polymers to detangle the hair and a cooling agent to give a fresh sensation on the scalp.”

Price

Rs 1600/- for 250 mL

Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price
Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price

Ingredients

Check out the picture below

Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price
Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price

My Review

The Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo comes in a white plastic bottle with a silver colored lid. The lid screws tightly to the bottle. This secures the bottle so the product does not leak, even while travelling. The opening of the bottle is a little bigger than most other shampoo bottles. This sometimes causes more product to come out than is required. Its not a big issue, just something you have to get used to.

The shampoo itself is an opaque white-colored runny liquid. It lathers well, washes out easily and leaves no residue behind. This shampoo is meant for people with greasy scalps. Now I have a greasy scalp but I also have dry hair. Although the shampoo claims to nourish dry hair, I myself have not noticed any benefits there. I am not saying it leaves my hair very dry (like some other cleansing shampoos do) but it doesn’t do much in hydrating dry hair either. So I use it only on my scalp and let the residual shampoo that flows down the length of my hair wash the rest of the hair. The shampoo does a good job of cleansing my scalp and at the same time does not strip it completely of moisture. It also adds a little shine to my hair and does not weight them down.

Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price
Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price
Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price
Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo-Review, Price

The Good

1. Cleanses the scalp well. My scalp remains grease-free for about 2-3 days.

2. Not as drying as some other cleansing shampoos.

3. Gives a healthy shine to the hair.

4. Leave no residue behind.

5. Maintains the volume and does not weigh down the hair.

The Not-so-Good

1. It claims to nourish sensitised hair. I myself have not noticed any effect(positive or negative) on the hair.

2. Expensive!

3. Limited availability in India

Final Thoughts

The Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo is a good cleansing shampoo for greasy scalps. It cleanses the scalp well and leaves no residue behind. If you have a greasy scalp and are looking for a good cleansing shampoo, this might be a good option to try. Although I wouldn’t rely too much on the ‘Bain Divalent’ claim as it doesn’t do much to treat dry hair.

Rating

4/5

Thanks for reading. Happy weekend!

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