Kérastase Chronologiste was a product that was introduced years ago. It received so much praise from beauty editors and magazines, but was so-so received by consumers because it’s too expensive. The Chronologiste line was advertised as Kérastase’s finest restorative treatment that is perfect for all hair types, as if it was the hair’s holy grail. Like most hair products, the Chronologiste promises to leave the hair incredibly soft, supple and shiny. Not to mention, deeply nourished and strengthened. The special ingredients? The caviar pearls.
I love my hair so much and I’m pretty much willing to do anything for it, regardless of the cost. So, I purchased my Chronologiste set for only S$225, which already includes the Kérastase Nutritive Bain & Conditioner and free shipping. This was the cheapest deal I can find online. In Singapore, Action Salon sells one box for S$250, and offers a hair treatment at S$350. Yikes.
The box contains a cream, a spatula, a bowl, a pump filled with pearl-like mixture (the caviar) and an instruction kit. The instruction kit states that you have to mix the cream (at least 20 grams) and pearls in the bowl and apply it to your hair. Let the mixture stay there for 10 minutes, then rinse and style as usual. It’s pretty simple to do but I have no idea why I need to DIY the process.
Thoughts On This Product:
- To answer my own question: The pearls does not simply dissolve, even when in contact with water. You have to make sure that the pearls are mashed well with the cream.
- It’s more ideal to try the treatment first at a salon, and see if it can provide results. But if you’re being charged $350 for a one time treatment, might as well get the whole box because it’s cheaper.
- Obviously, it’s expensive. I would only recommend people trying this product out if they’ve tried all possible means to save their dry and damaged hair.
- They say you have to use foil. I don’t know. I think that’s what they do in the salon, but it wasn’t stated in the instruction kit.
Was it worth it? I don’t know, to be honest. I started using the product right after I dyed my hair back to brown, and had the hardest time seeing any results. The texture of my hair didn’t change, it was still dry and frizzy. My hair was soft but not shiny. :(
Conclusion: It doesn’t work with my hair.