It’s always a good day, when I get to talk about my favourite haircare brand, Kerastase! I’ve been a die-hard fanatic of their Chronologiste range and have recruited countless family and friends to join my obsession. Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on the Kerastase Aura Botanica range. Which I’ve been using for over a month now, and have compiled what I love and don’t love so much about it. I also had the amazing opportunity to give away a complete Kerastase Aura Botanica range via my Instagram this past Holiday!
If I were to quickly summarize what Kerastase products are to me, it’d be: products that repair, replenish, revive your hair and leave behind a heavenly scent. The Aura Botanica range is entirely different than the Kerastase ranges I’ve been using up until now. That’s because it’s their take on an almost entirely nature sourced range, combined with the luxurious Kerastase haircare experience. Which is what we know Kerastase for.
Let’s kick off this review in the order that I used the products in. First up is the Bain Micellaire, simply known as Shampoo. The shampoo has a gel like texture. It’s noticeably more runnier than their other formulas. It creates some what of a lather but doesn’t spread throughout the entirety of the scalp. Which means you’ll be needing a little more than usual. The formula is free of sulphates and is the reason why my scalp didn’t feel like all of its moisture had been lost, post-wash. In regards to the aura of the shampoo, it has a mild herbal scent.
Soin fundamental is their conditioner. A thick creamy consistency which provides an immense amount of nourishment to the hair. Containing sunflower, coconut and argan oil. This explains why hair is effortlessly detangled afterwards. This is god-sent for long locks like my own.
Concentre Essentiel Hair Oil Blend is a treatment oil which can be used in two ways. The first being on its own, apply to damp or dry hair, leave in for 15 mins and wash. Secondly for thicker or dryer hair, you can add a few drops into the Soin Fundamental and then apply it.
Baume Miracle is a concentrated, waterless balm that is made to re-condition dry hair and skin. Yes, that’s right. Skin as well. The solid balm warms up with the heat of your fingertips and can be ran through the ends of dry hair. To add back shine in between washes. As well as applied to areas of dry skin, such as hands, feet, elbows and knees. It’s incredibly nourishing as a hand cream, especially for the cuticles!
Lastly, but definitely my favourite is the Masque Fondamental Riche. Kerastase’s treatment masks are always the best part of my weekly haircare routines. Rich, emollient masks that do wonders for the hair! This although is intended for dry hair, can definitely be used by all, by simply applying it further away from the root of the hair. It smooths my unruly hair and one thing that won’t go unnoticed post-treatment, is the decrease in frizziness. It contains Amazonian Brazil Nut Oil and Thai Rice Bran Oil to shield the hair from external stressors. Although it’s rich in oils, it does NOT way the hair down.
The Aura Botanica range is definitely a breath of fresh hair. This is coming from someone who never says no to fragranced products. I definitely needed the switch up to use more products that are naturally sourced. All of the above products contain at least 96% natural ingredients, some even as high as 99%!
Samples kindly provided. All opinions are my own.