The Kérastase Specifique Dermo-Calm Bain Vital comes in a transparent azure blue 250ml bottle.
Hair Type Tested On:
The product was used on medium length, combination hair with sensitive and itchy scalp.
The shampoo has a gel-like consistency & a small amount goes a long way for foaming.
It has a very subtle calming fragrance which refreshes without overpowering as it fades away pretty fast.
To use the shampoo, we simply massaged it into wet hair with finger tips making sure the product spread on all the hair and rinsed thoroughly to ensure all the product is rinsed off to avoid any risk of dandruff.
Contrary to other Kérastase shampoos, this one has a gel consistency which makes a small amount go a long way in terms of foaming and lathering which means it takes a little more effort to rinse out completely. The shampoo was used 3-4 times a week over a period of 3 weeks.
After the first two washes, the cleansing soothing shampoo moisturized and purified the scalp to calm irritation and inflammation. It left the hair with a feeling of lightness while the scalp is rid of itchiness and discomfort.
The shampoo has 4 main ingredients that work in harmony to provide a clean, itch-free scalp:
– Calophyllum Oil which calms irritation with anti- inflammatory actions
– Piroctone which is an anti-bacterial ingredient that soothes itching
– Glycerin which moisturizes the scalp to relax it from external aggressions
– Menthol which refreshes the scalp
Upon two weeks after the first wash, our hair felt soothed, light and weightless. For someone who has curly hair, the shampoo works wonders in smoothing out the frizz and giving the hair an extra bounce without any ‘fake coating’ of the hair strands as it is silicone free.
The only downside of this shampoo is that we needed to use a hydrating conditioner after it as we felt a little dryness of the hair after 2 weeks of usage.
This shampoo retails in Lebanon for $26.9/250ml which is slightly more expensive then L’Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Delicate Shampoo sold at 25.2$ for 300ml, but more affordable then René Furterer Astera Soothing Freshness Shampoo sold at 26$/200ml.