Why I love: Kérastase dual action Bain Divalent

If you’re anything like me, you love your long tresses but face a rather annoying hair problem come the warmer months: combination hair… and yes, that is an actual thing. This means you have oily roots and super dry mid-lengths and ends, and the longer you grow the more you have to deal with. Brilliant!
Age and environment can all play a part in this too. With chronological damage, hair becomes brittle and dry on the ends as it grows out, and at the same time new hair growth encourages a build-up of oils on the scalp. Environmental factors like sun-damage over the summer months or time in pools and the sea just make matters worse, while our country’s ever-increasing humidity can produce extra oil on the scalp. It could feel like a lose-lose situation if you think about it too hard, but after being recommended Kérastase Bain Divalent as part of my hair prescription a few months ago I think I may have the answer!
Finding the right products to deal with your combination hair is no easy task, but this gentle wonder will neither strip the hair of its oils nor weight it down with greasy residue. In fact, it is the ideal daily balancing shampoo for combination hair, with a soothing formula that leaves the scalp and hair feeling re-energised, clean and nourished, but also like it’s had a proper wash.
Specially formulated with Systeme Bi-Active, Kérastase Bain Divalent is what is called a dual-action shampoo, in that it eliminates excess oil at the roots, but also conditions dry, sensitised hair at the ends. This innovative formula helps to purify the scalp and hair, leaving it feeling lighter, softer and shinier than ever before and yep, it works.
Key ingredients include 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. It also smells and feels amazing; unlike many of the “detox”-style shampoos on the market that smell medicinal and get your locks a little too squeaky clean.
If you have the oily roots and dry ends combo of hair like me, apply shampoo through the roots of the hair to begin with rather than simply slapping it on all over. I use about a dollar coin-sized amount of this beauty on very wet hair, giving my scalp and mid-lengths a good massage and rinse. If needed, I do the whole thing again and leave in for 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing out thoroughly, and seriously, I noticed a difference in my hair from the first time I switched to this magical mix.

If you’re a combination person like me then most definitely go here to find a Kérastase salon near you.


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