I’ve been in lots of hairy situations where my tresses simply didn’t cooperate. It sometimes has a life of its own.
Years ago, I had a laissez-faire attitude and let my natural hair texture have its way, but not anymore.
Naturally, it’s wavy verging on the curly side, but for a few years now, I’ve been taming that bad boy with my trusty flat iron. That’s right – on a daily basis, I apply high heat to my hair. (You can shake your head now. My hairstylist did.)
And it seems like every time I get my hair trimmed, I always get suckered into buying an expensive haircare product. This time it was Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Vita-Ciment Topseal.
While I’ve had many great haircare recommendations from stylists over the years, I must say that this was the best new product I ever took a chance on. (And it certainly didn’t come cheap! I think my wallet’s still breaking out into cold sweats at night!)
Let me tell you why I’ll definitely repurchase this despite the exorbitant price.
Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Pictures
- √ Reconstructor for weakened hair
- Name: Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Vita-Ciment Topseal
- Amount: 125 mL (4.8 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Approximately $50 CAD
- Where to Buy: Select salons, Amazon.com & Kerastase US website
Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Review
Every time I get my hair trimmed by a new hairstylist, I always get a new product recommendation. And despite being skeptical, I always plunk down my money and get it in the desperate hope that this time, the product will actually be a miracle worker and will make my hair perfect like in my dreams.
Back in January, I tried out the Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Vita-Ciment Topseal. (Whew, what a long, hard-to-remember name, right?) It’s the first Kerastase product I ever tried, and thank goodness, because I don’t think my bank account can afford to love more than one product from this line.
If a product smells really bad, I don’t care how good it is, I just won’t want to use it. Thankfully, this one smells citrusy…like fresh oranges. That’s not a scent I gravitate toward, but when I use the Kerastase Resistance leave-in treatment in the morning, it’s a nice, refreshing burst of crispness that I love. Wakes me up and energizes me. Plus it’s not a fragrance that lasts when it’s actually on your hair.
It’s a milky texture – very liquidy and white. When you put this on your hair, it feels super light unlike other creams that can weigh your mane down.
How to Use It
Prior to blow-drying my hair, I squeeze out about a dime-size onto the palm of my hand. Then I rub my hands together and distribute the product evenly throughout my hair, starting at the ends and working my way up to the roots. Afterwards, I twirl my hair in sections. For some reason I think this distributes the product better even though I probably only do this because it’s fun.
I still remember the very first time I used this. I was completely floored! Although this product doesn’t have many claims, it is definitely a miracle worker!
The hairstylist told me that this is a heat protectant that should be used daily. So I used it as such. The Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique leave-in made my blowdry time much shorter. Plus after I dried my hair, it already felt so soft and silky. You have to understand that I have the type of hair that I always have to style (and not just blowdry) before I leave the house. With this Kerastase haircare product, I could literally leave right after blowdrying. That’s unheard of for me!
But I followed up with my trusty Sedu Flat Iron, which I’ve previously reviewed. The Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Vita-Ciment Topseal didn’t leave any residue on my flat iron, and it left my hair super smooth, silky, shiny, and really soft! I can’t even remember when my hair felt this good! Actually, I can…and it was when I was a little kid!
What’s also interesting is that even though it makes my hair feel and look so healthy, it doesn’t weigh down my hair like a heavy conditioner. It’s light, and when I run my fingers through my hair, I don’t feel any residue on my fingers like I would with many other leave-ins.
Had the price not been ridiculous robbery, I would’ve given the Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Vita-Ciment Topseal a perfect 10 out of 10. I deducted one point because, at this price, I realize that a lot of people will not be able to afford it or even want to try something this expensive. Too bad I can’t find a product that works just as well, but at a more accessible price point.
Final Verdict: 9/10
The Kerastase Resistance hair treatment leaves my hair looking and feeling better than ever, so it’s a clear winner in my beauty book! If you’re able to part with your hard-earned cash and try this, you won’t regret it!
What are some hair products you love even though they’re pricier?