New: Kerastase Cristalliste

The search for great haircare never ends. As I recently declared on Twitter, if I had a hair stylist with me at all times I guarantee my life would be 45% happier and 75% easier. Alas, I’m not Lady Gaga so I have to make do with doing my barnet myself. I’ve babbled on about my hair woes before many a time, so you’re by now familiar with my need for a shampoo and conditioner that straightens and conditions without weighing my hair down. The new range from Kerastase aims to make hair care simple, offering a pretty universal regime that aims to offer weightless shine and care. This pale pink pack is aimed at a slightly younger audience who may not be so familiar with the long-established French brand, but that doesn’t mean ladies such as myself can’t get a bit of the action. Within Cristalliste there are two shampoos (one for fine and one for thick hair) one conditioner and one serum treatment – it’s refreshing that you don’t need a degree in hair styling to figure out what products you need, because there’s only a choice of two.

I’ve been using the shampoo for fine hair, which lathers particularly well and leaves hair feeling shiny and clean. There’s nothing spectacular about the basic shampoo, but it does detangle and clean without stripping the hair of moisture. Refreshingly too, the shampoo is clear and doesn’t really have a fragrance so you won’t feel like you’ve dipped your head in a Pina Colada after washing it. The conditioner is very very light, almost a little too runny, so you have to be careful not to use to much. A little bit does work really well though to leave hair feeling healthy and light, shiny and nourished without feeling heavy or weighed down. After blowdrying I noticed my hair continued to feel light, not flyaway, shiny and manageable without being too hard to style. In a word, this range allows your hair to reach its potential without over complicating styling or trying to treat any particular problem. What’s even better is that everything is a little cheaper than the regular range, meaning you can dip your hair into professional hair care without having to spend a fortune – this makes luxury a little more accessible.

Available now – shampoo RRP £13.90 and conditioner RRP £16.60
More details on the range on the website.



  1. liloo
    May 14, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    but i want my hair to smell of pina colada 🙂 xx

  2. BeautyBecca
    May 14, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    I've been looking at this range in my local salon, I'm slightly put off by the price as it's quite high for the little bottles. It sounds perfect for my hair though! I'm debating getting the serum 🙂

  3. Louise
    May 15, 2012 / 6:15 am

    Great review! I received little one-use samples of this range in my Birchbox & just tried it out in my shower this morning! I'm a bit torn as when I was in the shower I didn't particularly like the conditioner bc/ of how runny it was. But once I had finished styling my hair (blowdry +flat iron) I loved the result! It left my hair soft, shiny & not at all weighed down. I MAY purchase full sizes but not sure yet!xx LouiseA Little Beauty Luxury

  4. Anonymous
    May 15, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Oooo, these sound great! I use a few Kerastase products and have always loved them, but never used a shampoo. Finding the right shampoo for my VERY thick hair (why is everyone so obsessed with more volume?… I need less!) can be trying too so this sounds perfect :)Em x

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