The packaging of the bain is quite nice and elegant. It comes in a violet plastic bottle with a silver hard top. The highest part of the silver top is also violet, acting as a reminder of the color of the bottle. On the bottle, you will find the name of the product along with the important information, including the brand name. When you first open the shampoo, you will notice that Kerastase added a small security measure, like a flap, as to make sure it is sealed. This packaging is very luxurious but it is not the most practical for travel.
Texture and color:
It has a liquid creamy texture. When first poured, its color is shiny blue, but as soon as it comes in contact with the water, it turns violet, bringing us back to the name of the product, Ultra Violet. It is a little sticky in touch.
The brand recommends to wet hair then thoroughly remove excess water before applying a quarter-sized amount of shampoo touch by touch onto 5 key zones of the hair. Add water and emulsify. Leave it on between 2 to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
This shampoo can be used once to twice per week, along with a color protection shampoo.
The shampoo has a very nice flowery smell, but it fades after a while.
The Kerastase Bain Ultra Violet is a shampoo developed specifically for blondes. The brand claims it will restore, gloss and shine blonde hair. Its deeply nourishing treatment boosts luminosity. The aim is to obtain lasting protection against brassy and yellow tones, while also shielding your hair against pollution and other external factors.
The main ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid and Edelweiss Flower, work in harmony to melt away dirt and excess oil and replenish hydration and are able to help you maintain a healthy, natural-looking shine. It is said the Bain Ultra Violet nourishes follicles from the inside out.
We observed noticeable improvement after a few times of repeated use on artificially blonde hair. The hair is obviously shinier, smoother and looks healthier and stronger. There is a clear invigoration of the color, in an almost luminous. We found this Kerastase shampoo for Blonde is a really good care for bleached hair. It upholds most of the brand’s promise.
For a more efficient use, we advise you to combine the Bain with the Kerasatase Blond Absolu, Cicaflash.
Pro-tip: This is a great shampoo for the summer time, where blond hair is at risk, between the sun, the chemicals in pools, sea water and heat.
The Kerastase Blond Absolu Bain Ultra-violet is priced at 26.7$ for 250ml. Compared to similar range shampoos for blonde hair, it is more expensive than the L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Blondifier Gloss Shampoo, priced at 20.50$ for 300ml.