What Works For Me: Kérastase Cristalliste Lumière Liquide
I don’t write about hair products often, mostly because I go to a Paul Mitchell salon, so I’m legally required to use their products. Well, not really, but my dye job is guaranteed to last longer that way, and I do what I’m told. Usually. But, in my last Luxe Box, I received a sample of Cristalliste Lumière Liquide by Kérastase, and while I don’t speak French, I’m pretty sure that gigantic title translates to “Hair Nectar of the Gods in a Pretty Pink Bottle” or something fairly similar. Just kidding. It really means “Liquid Light Complex.”
Just for fun, I tried out the little sample vial, and I literally couldn’t believe how much better my hair looked. The serum, which has the texture of a light oil, is designed for long, straight hair with oily roots and dry ends. Well, you know I have short, curly hair, but my roots tend to be oily and my ends are dry, especially after doing this, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt just to experiment. Affter using it for a few days over the Christmas break, I decided I can’t live without this magic potion, so I ordered a full-size bottle of my own (from Amazon, for a much better price.)
I’ve worn a curly bob, in one form or another, since I got pregnant with James back in 2008, and this year, I’ve resolved to grow my hair out, at least to shoulder length. In the process, I’ve got to deal with a mass of curls that tend to stick together in a helmet style, but this Liquide helps to define and separate my curls individually, without any stickiness or crunchiness. I apply a few drops to my hand after my shower, and just run it through my wet hair, then add my regular styling products (all Paul Mitchell) after that. I’m really thrilled with the result, and while I don’t know how it will work this summer in the heat and humidity, I’m loving it so far.
Just don’t tell my hair stylist.