Disappointing Products – Kerastase Bain Fluidealiste and Fondant Fluidealiste Shampoo and Conditioner

disappointing beauty products

Sadly I have recently found some disappointing beauty products. Recently I treated myself to some new, more expensive hair care and chose the Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste shampoo and Fondant Fluidealiste conditioner due to the rave reviews all over the internet.

I was expecting big things from both products and the packaging was impressive. The shampoo and conditioner seemed a good size – shampoo is 250ml for £13.40 on Lookfantastic and the conditioner is £15.65 for 200ml on the same website.

Both products are sulfate free which you need to look out for in hair products when you have human hair extensions.  They came highly recommended as professional standard products.  The products are enriched with amino acids, a wheat protein derivative and ceramide R.  These should  smooth and strengthen hair, whilst creating an even surface and a hydrophobic layer which protects the hair from humidity. Your locks will be left with natural movement, a soft texture and a frizz-free finish. The sulfate-free formula is ideal for colour-treated or sensitive hair.

Many of the reviews online are five star but I found problems with both products.  The products made my hair extremely unmanageable so I wanted to review them to save you the same problems!

The packaging is beautiful but the screw top lids are such a faff in the shower.  A flip top lid would really be helpful, especially for those of us with glasses who don’t want to be wearing them in the shower just so they can remove the lids from their products.

The shampoo and conditioner did not do what was claimed.  In fact they did the opposite and left my hair dry (like straw), frizzy, tangled and completely unmanageable.  After washing and conditioning I tried to dry my hair but could barely brush it through.   It felt completely stripped of oil and moisture.  That was my own hair and my human hair extensions. I had to invest in RemySoft silicone coating for extensions to be able to get it looking normal.  I had to and use it on my natural hair as well as the extensions.

The shampoo didn’t  clean properly.  My hair felt stripped of moisture but not of product build up, dead skin etc. The conditioner was very thin.  I had to use 1/3 of the tube for one application.  The consistency is of a light body lotion rather than a thick hydrating conditioner.  Not what you would expect from an anti frizz product.   The conditioner didn’t rinse out well and felt sticky leaving the  hair stuck together and knotted. My extensions are  not silicone coated  and are usually silky soft and smooth. They are weave extensions so it wasn’t a case of any bonds  causing the problem.

Overall Thoughts

Overall if you are looking for a good shampoo I would give this a miss!

Have you ever had a problem with Kerastase products? Let me know!