I always get excited when I see that I have a new VoxBox from Influenster on the way, and this one was certainly no exception. A few days before moving to school, a white box appeared on my doorstep, containing three full sized items from the Kerastase haircare line all for me! What a treat and a half!
If you aren’t familiar, Influenster is a website and app that matches up writers, bloggers, and other creatives with brands! They send out packages (they call them VoxBoxes!) and all you need to do is review the products inside, and see if they are good. Easy enough! That being said, Influenster and Kerastase generously provided me with these products for my review. That does NOT mean that I have to say a single nice thing about them, and my opinions are all my own. Why even review if you don’t tell the truth? Who knows.
I’m on the fiendish side when it comes to haircare and skincare. High quality products yield high quality results (usually!) so starting with products that are quality makes a serious difference. I received three separate products to try out, and I have formulated my own ideas on all three.
So, here we go! Allll my thoughts, complains, compliments & more.
Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum
“A blend of four precious hair oils that will add shine, deeply nourish, and help to prevent breakage.” -Sephora.com
The concept of a hair oil is not really new to me whatsoever. As someone with curly, thick, crazy hair, I’ve tried more than my fair share. My hair is large, poofy, frizzy and unruly at best. It can take some strong products to keep everything in check for me.
This oil did not leave my hair feeling “oily” or wet, but did leave it feeling more soft and shiny. The scent isn’t my favorite, but, the scent does dissipate pretty quickly and didn’t linger too heavily. I’m totally strange when it comes to smells, so this was a serious plus for me. I don’t want to smell my products all day long, and I didn’t with this oil.
That being said, I think that for what the oil does, the price point is a tad on the high end. One bottle retails at $50. One bottle would last you for a long while, but I don’t think that personally I would want to shell out quite that much. I sometimes struggle with spending more than $10 on haircare, but I do really enjoy the feel, so it might be worth the splurge.
Kerastase spared no expense in making the bottle gorgeous, however. It feels heavy, luxe, and really is gorgeous sitting on your countertop or vanity. There is one problem I have though; the pump deposits the oil directly onto the bottle every single time. This leads to a mess, which I have to then clean up, which isn’t my favorite thing to do by a long shot. I would love to see this adjusted in the future, but other than that, the way the product is packaged really is beautiful and does feel very expensive.
Kerastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum
“A specialized scalp and hair treatment that will leave your hair looking shinier and feeling thicker.” -Sephora.com
The second item that I received was a hair serum. To be totally honest, I didn’t really even know that hair serum was a thing! I know there are loads of serums for your skin, but I didn’t think that it applied to hair too. This had me feeling intrigued and curious as to how this would work out for myself and my finicky hair type.
I dispensed the product into my palms using the pipette and then massaged it into my roots and scalp. It honestly felt amazing. My hair did feel better after, and throughout the day, I didn’t feel as though it was heavy or uncomfortable. It absorbed quickly, and left my roots feeling soft and touchable. That is saying quite a bit about my unruly hair.
The bottle itself is so pretty I now keep it on my bathroom counter top, while most other products are tucked away. Again, the bottle felt heavy, is made of glass, and has this beautiful pearly coloring on the outside. The pipette made getting the product so easy, and helps you to not pour too much out. I need all the help with not wasting product!
This product retails at Sephora for $51. Again, the price point is on the high side, but it really is a luxe and beautiful product for your hair. I will make this last as long as I physically can, because I really am loving it.
Kerastase Discipline Anti Frizz Smoothing Spray
“An anti-frizz protection spray that offers frizz control up to 72 hours, heat protection up to 450°F, and adds shine.” -Sephora.com
The last item that I unpacked was this anti frizz spray! If you know me, you know that me and frizz are practically best friends (seriously) and anything to help cut down on the poof is welcomed with open arms. So, when I saw this in the package, I was so thrilled.
I applied this product by spraying liberally onto my hair, then scrunching to make sure that it was evenly distributed throughout my hair. After that, I styled my hair as usual and went about my day at work without giving it much of a second thought.
I don’t think that this product seriously made a massive difference, but it did help to keep my hair more tame throughout the day. The difference wasn’t huge, but I did see a small one. I had higher hopes for this product, but alas, it didnt *quite* live up to my standards. Oh well.
The packaging is, again, really beautiful. Another pearly toned bottle, but this one was the only plastic one in the bunch. That was expected, because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a glass spray bottle for hair products. One bottle retails for $37 through Sephora, which again, I think is on the pricey side.
Have you ever received a VoxBox? Would you like to in the future? Let me know in the comments!