When it comes to most things, I’m a creature of habit. I’ve got a routine which can feel pretty set in stone – I buy my coffee from the same cafes, I grocery shop in the same spots, and when it comes to beauty? Well, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a taupe eyeshadow I didn’t immediately fall in love with. My hair is no different – it’s been pretty much the same since my thirteenth birthday, when I discovered the joys of GHD straighteners as well as a full head of blonde highlights.
I’ve never been one of those girls lusting after pixie cuts, instead I drool over long lengths, hoping that someday my hair will be as long, thick and lustrous as I dream about. So, in an effort to undo a little of the damage I wreak with the hairdryer and straighteners each morning, I’ve been using Kerastase’s new Bain Extentioniste shampoo and conditioner – a line of haircare specially developed to encourage hair to grow long and stay healthy.
Packaged in the brand’s signature packaging, this is a hair duo that smells seriously incredible. It’s all fresh and aquatic, and makes mornings feel a tad more bearable with such a luxurious scent. Since the shampoo has a clear formulation, I find it’s good when I need a thorough cleanse – it cuts through any post-workout grease or product buildup easily without stripping hair, and it foams up beautifully.
All the products in the Extentioniste line have formulas enriched with Creatine and Ceramides to help add strength to sensitised ends, and as the hair’s internal structure is rebuilt and sealed to provide greater protection throughout its growth. This also leads to shinier hair, so it’s a win-win all round.
Kerastase Bain Extentioniste Shampoo & Conditioner is priced from £13.05 and is available here