The Masque Thérapiste is one of 4 products in Kérastase’s Thérapiste line which is made of a shampoo, pre-shampoo conditioner, mask and serum. This review is related to the mask.
The mask comes in an opaque dark blue green container with a capacity of 200ml.
Hair Type Tested On:
The mask was used on very long, light curly hair with a tendency to oil and fall.
The mask smelled fresh, but it does not overpower with a thick creamy, non-foaming texture that spreads in a buttery way on the hair.
When hair becomes damaged by multiple factors such as heat styling or harsh environmental conditions proteins called Keratin Associated Proteins (KAPs) disappear. These proteins are responsible for binding keratin together and in turn are essential for maintaining the structure of the hair fiber. So when they disappear, the internal architecture of the hair begins to collapse, leading to breakage, splitting, weakness, limp, and dull locks.
Kérastase has isolated the compound responsible for this rejuvenation in the sap of the plant Myrothamnus Flabellifolia and created a compound called FIBRA-KAPTM, a powerful complex to compensate for the loss of KAPs in hair fiber due to damages.
As mentioned, the range includes a shampoo, pre-shampoo conditioner, mask and serum. The mask itself acts as a deeper therapy product which fuses onto the hair to fill it with reparative facilities that restore the fiber. Tested once per week, this product reduced significantly split ends and the dryness of the hair.
Usage methodology involved wetting the hair and then lathering the roots and ends with the mask and letting it sit for a minimum of 20 minutes on the scalp. For even better results, keep the product in for longer – it will not damage the hair. Once time is elapsed, the hair was rinsed thoroughly and shampooed with Kérastase’s Bain Divalent. We found that this combination really boosted the hair’s natural properties and made it cleaner, healthier and more voluminous.
“Kérastase Masque Thérapiste” is sold for $47/200ml. Since this is a mask and not a shampoo, this investment will not put a dent in your pocket: the mask will last for a minimum of 10-12 weeks – depending on quantity used each time. This product is similar in pricing to other brands in the same range such as Masque hydratant – Beology from Schwarzkopf (46.7$/200ml) or even Le Masque d’Exception – Phytokératine Extrême from Phyto (43$/200ml).