With or without rebonding, my hair's natural state is kind of dry, and with the rebonding, more dry. I made a note to buy Kerastase Bain Satin 3 in Singapore during one of my trips to visit family, and promptly forgot to look around for it. I mentioned it to the boyfriend (now ex) - that I forgot to buy, not that I wanted him to get me some - and he promptly bought me a bottle, with the matching Masquintense conditioner (Epais, for thick hair). He experienced sticker shock (well, I didn't ask him to buy any of it!) when he spent close to a hundred dollars for the lot. And he had to FedEx it to me, but that's a whole other story. Anyway, it was really sweet of him, bless him, whatever he's up to now.
So. On to the bottle. The bottle says Bain Satin. Dosage Gluco-Active 3. Shampooing Nutrition Complete Chevaux Desseches et - oops, that's the French. In English, Complete Nutrition Shampoo - Very Dry and Sensitized Hair.
What it says it is: Complete Nutrition Shampoo for Very Dry and Sensitized Hair. Complete nutrition from the roots to the ends. Hydration of the scalp. Soft, supple and light hair.
How to use: Apply to damp hair. Massage, rinse and repeat. The bottle dispenses a pearly lotion, not a thick goop.
Effect on my hair: Leaves it light and silky. My hair's texture smoothened, the straw-like feeling disappeared. The ends were smooth too. It was - well, silky smooth and fragrant smelling. Yes, there is a light fragrance. I've read of some being bothered by the scent, but I actually find it quite pleasant and not at all overpowering. It's barely noticeable, you'd have to lean in to smell it. The effects are quite lasting, and I was tempted to only shampoo twice a week, but I'm not used to Not shampooing for longer than every other day, and even if the texture and smell were still okay my scalp was not used to it. I alternate this shampoo with the drugstore brand Clairol "None of your Frizziness", and another Kerastase shampoo Bain Oleo-Relax and it works quite well for my hair.
It's lovely! Buy some, and love your hair. I always have a back-up bottle. Price: USD34 for a 250ml bottle.
Note: this used to be THE shampoo from Kerastase's Nutritive line, for Very Dry and Sensitized Hair. I just took a peep at the site and this shampoo's been moved to the Very Dry line - a new product, Bain Nutri-Thermique is now the star for the Very Dry and Sensitized line. Hm, something new to try!