Friday, January 13, 2017

Welcome to Friday Favorites - KÉRASTASE

TGIF! Am I right? Its my first full week back at work of the new year and I'm sure glad to be headed into a three day holiday weekend here in the U.S!  One of the ways in which I decided Polish & Plates would be a little different in 2017 is a new series I'm calling Friday Favorites.  Friday Favorites will be a series where I highlight some of my favorite products! I'm a product junkie and this is true in many areas, but in particular hair products! This week I'm highlighting some new products I'm loving from Kerastase. 

First I have a confession.....I am a hair product snob. I'm totally fine with anyone that can find affordable products that work for their hair style/environment, but I've just found with my own hair that there are some really incredible hair products out there that have a higher price tag. I have champagne taste on a beer budget I guess you could say. 

In case your not familiar with Kerastase its the high-end/professional line for L'Oreal Paris. The products are amazing but don't come cheap. What I will say if is if you think about the quality, color protection and the fact that a little goes a long way in most cases... the price isn't THAT bad. (I'm just going to keep telling my husband that....).

Over the holidays I got my hair cut and colored and my stylist used this brand new product on my hair. I had to have it

Photo Courtesy Kerastase

L'Incroyable Blowdry

Miracle Reshapable Heat Lotion

Benefits: Create endless looks with our first-to-market* ground breaking Couture Styling innovation. Miracle heat-sensitive microwax technology allows the hair to set and re-set styles with ease.

  •     Extremely Repositionable
  •     Unparalleled Shape Memory
  •     96 Hour Extreme Anti-Fizz Control
  •     450° Thermo-Protection

Award Winner
2017 Elle International Beauty Awards Winner - January 2017 Issue  

After using this product for two weeks I"m seriously in LOVE with it.  My hair styles really easily and since I flat iron my hair daily I really notice the heat protection.  Also, I'm trying to be better about not washing my hair everyday and I've found that because of the repositionable-ness (is that a word?) of it that my hair has styled really nicely the next day. (My trials and tribulations with finding the right dry shampoo will have to be another post for another day!) Its not sticky at all and really is very weightless.  HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Available at fine salons and online here - $40.00

The other product I picked up when I had my hair done was this amazing mousse!  I don't know about you but my hair is on the normal/fine side.  I'm always looking to add more volume and density, especially at the crown area. My stylist recommended this mousse because of the scent, hold and most importantly its not sticky or greasy! Not even the next day! So it works as a great compliment to the L'Incroyable Blowdry cream to get that volume that I want! 

Photo Courtesy Kerastase

Mousse Bouffante

Volumizing Mousse for Buildable Volume and Body

Benefits: A volumizing mousse that envelops the fiber to thicken strands for all-over volume.
Hold: Medium and Flexible
Create: All-over volume or bouffant

Stylist Tip: Start with a golf-ball sized amount and increase amount for amplified volume

  •   Buildable volume and body
  •   Adds fullness and structure without weight
  •   Not stiff, flexible movement
  •   UV and heat protection
Available at fine salons and online here - $37.00
I found this on Amazon for cheaper since I had some holiday gift cards too! 

Last but certainly not least is a product I've been loving for awhile now! V.I.P (Volume in Powder) is this amazing mix of part hairspray, party dry shampoo and it smells divine! Its great for styling on both fresh and re-freshed hair and it awesome for adding volume and texture to your style. LOVE!
Photo Courtesy Kerastase

Volume In Powder

Dry Volumizing and Texturizing Spray

Benefits: Looking for immediate body, volume and grip? Create either structured or tousled tresses. With strong hold, Volume in Powder will leave you looking VIP all day.

  •     Reshapeable hold can instantly provide body, volume and grip

  •     Same day restyling without adding more spray

  •     Provides anti-humidity protection

  •     Great for second day hair styling

  •     Invisible formula without oily or white residue

Hold:Strong Hold

Stylist Tip: Use to Create tousled or structured styles
Available at fine salons and online here - $37.00

There you have it, just a few Friday Favorites for you this week! What products do you love to use on your hair? Have you tried any Kerastase products? Have a favorite dry shampoo? I'd love to hear from you!



  1. Can't say that I'd use any of these, but I'm glad you've found products that work for you!

  2. I've never tried this brand, but you do make them sound so worth the price haha! x


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