The quest for health begins with the quest for fresh. There is nothing like that freshly washed feeling. It’s a special thrill, stepping out of the salon or shower, walking into the world with impeccably clean, great-smelling hair. Fresh hair makes you feel light as air. But for those who struggle with an oily scalp, that feeling is fleeting. Hair never seems to stay fresh for long.
Kérastase introduces Spécifique Divalent, a complete care routine for oily roots and dry ends, with nourishing, healthy-hair care, and a next-level clean that lasts and lasts.
*When using Argile Équilibrante + Bain Divalent vs. Unwashed hair
**After use of Bain Divalent + Masque Réhydratant vs. Non-Conditioning Shampoo
***After using Argile Équilibrante + Bain Divalent + Masque Réhydratant vs. Non-Conditioning Shampoo
Meet the Spécifique Line for Cleansed Hair
BALANCING SHAMPOO FOR
OILY ROOTS, DRY ENDS
AMINO ACID + VITAMIN B6
An ultra-light formula that balances scalp oiliness. The shampoo contains Amino Acid that gently cleanses the scalp and strands, attracting dirt like a magnet into micelles that can be easily rinsed away. These Amino Acid also works hard to balance healthy pH levels allowing for a super gentle cleanse. Amino Acid is also conditioning and reinforcing, it protects hair from environmental aggressors and assists weakened strands to hold onto much-needed moisture. Bain Divalent shampoo contains those all-important Amino Acid, alongside Vitamin B6, to effectively cleanse and balance oily roots and dry, sensitized ends without stripping them of moisture. A fresh scent that’s already loved by many for its aroma that invigorates the senses. With hints of Indian Basil, Freesia and Sandalwood, this fragrance leaves hair smelling beautifully clean.
WEEKLY PURIFYING CLEANSING CLAY FOR
OILY ROOTS, DRY ENDS
AMINO ACID + KAOLIN CLAY
A purifying clay that deeply, yet gently cleanses
and purifies the scalp. It also boasts this all-important Amino Acid ingredient alongside Kaolin Clay that draws sebum and impurities out of the scalp like a magnet. Used once a week instead of Bain Divalent, the clay purifies the scalp without stripping delicate strands. The Argile Equilibrante is scented with a fragrance we call Drop of Cloud. An airy composition, it is inspired by the fresh scent of skincare products. A heavenly scent it mingles hints of Earl Grey tea, with a generous roundness of Rose Essence and Cedarwood that softens the fragrance. It’s a treat for your scalp, strands and senses.
INTENSE REHYDRATING GEL-MASK SYSTEM
FOR DRY ENDS
AMINO ACID + CERAMIDE
A lightweight gel-masque that instantly rebalances hair’s hydration. Restores hair quality and detangles (+81%*) strands with a lightweight finish. When it comes to lasting hair freshness, it’s well worth leaning on the two cleansers to effectively remove unwanted sebum from your scalp (goodbye greasy roots and odor) without stripping your hair of the much-needed moisture and finishing with the gel-mask for shiny and easy to style hair. You don’t need to wash your hair more to keep it fresh, you just need to wash it with products specifically formulated to support hair freshness.
Gently cleanses & rebalances
oily roots and dry ends
Discover the Spécifique Divalent Collection
Dual action balancing care for oily roots and dry ends
The Science of Fresh
Strategic ingredients and innovative formulations work with the natural biology of
the hair and scalp to promote ultimate freshness.
Infused with Amino Acid
Balances hair fiber to gently cleanse.
Conditions, reinforces and limits oxidation stress.
The Not-So-Fresh Hair Signs
If your hair is lacking freshness, then you may notice these concerns:
An oily scalp and greasy hair can be the sign of an unbalanced sebum
cycle, which means it will be impossible for you to achieve lasting
This sebum imbalance can lead to scalp odor. And if you deal with this
then know you’re not alone, it is a rising concern for consumers.
Lack of volume
Another symptom of an unbalanced sebum cycle is flat
roots and an overall lack of root lift.
A Simple Guide to Balancing Your
Greasy Scalp and Dry Lengths
Getting great hair shouldn’t involve compromise. You should be able to tackle an oily scalp and greasy roots without stripping strands of that all-important moisture. That’s why Kerastase has come up with a solution to this frustrating hair conundrum , you no longer need to choose between a fresh scalp and hydrated hair - you can have both with the new Spécifique line of products.
To Wash Every Day or Not
Upping the frequency of your hair wash days may seem like the logical answer to getting fresh hair, but daily hair washing can amplify and unbalance the all-important sebum cycle that can lead to unwanted scalp odor if you’re using non adapted products. Yes, it actually makes your scalp less fresh And this, in turn, drains moisture from your strands making hair drier than ever.
Getting Your Hair Balance Right
When you’re suffering from a sebum imbalance at your scalp and greasy roots that just don’t seem to budge, it can be tempting to over-wash your hair. But, if you’re looking to get rid of greasy roots, shampooing daily can strip your strands of moisture leaving them dry, brittle, sensitized and difficult to style, so you are left with more hair issues than you started with! Conversely, using rich products to nourish strands can clog the scalp leading to irritation or an overproduction of oil.
Today, people demand more from their haircare than ever before and Kérastase is delivering. The new Spécifique hair care range has a dual-action balancing ability for urban-exposed hair prone to greasy roots and dry lengths.
A balancing range that delivers freshness and hydration
The trio of products, including two new formulations, has been created to reduce scalp oiliness and greasy roots, whilst caring for your ends so they are left hydrated and happy. A great shampoo for oily hair, Bain Divalent comes in a new look bottle. The ultra light formula balances scalp oiliness with ease and keeps hair fresher for longer so you don’t need to cleanse hair daily.
Alongside a gently cleansed hair and scalp, you can expect 61.5% more volume (something that greasy roots lack), 44% more softness in hair lengths and 20% better detangling after washing.
How to use: Simply apply to wet hair, massage and rinse thoroughly.
An exciting new addition is Argile Equilibrante, a detox clay that deeply, yet gently, cleanses and purifies the scalp. Containing Amino Acid and Kaolin Clay it balances sebum on the scalp, removes pollution and impurities like a magnet (so it won’t strip the hair), whilst increasing volume by 74% for a lovely root lift effect. Thanks to the addition of Menthol, the scalp is left invigorated and refreshed.
How to use: Once a week, apply to roots of wet hair, lather and pull through lengths. Rinse thoroughly.
Lastly in the line-up is our new Masque Réhydratant, a lightweight gel-masque, it instantly rebalances your hairs’ essential hydration level. Packed with Amino Acid and nourishing Ceramide, it quenches your hair fibers’ thirst and offers that all-important nourishment. When used with the shampoo in the range, you can expect 82% better detangling whilst hair is left 53% softer and 60%. shinier.
How to use: Apply to shampooed, towel-dried hair. Leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
If you’re looking to get rid of an oily scalp and greasy roots, while nourishing and hydrating hair lengths, the new Specific trio of products should be your go-to.
How to Get Rid of Greasy Hair
There is nothing more frustrating that washing and styling your hair for the roots to become greasy in what feels like mere hours. If this sounds familiar, then take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. 20% of people have an oily scalp which means the roots get greasy pretty quick. Unfortunately, greasy roots have been wrongly linked to bad hygiene and they can knock confidence. So, what does cause greasy hair? And how can you keep those oily roots at bay? Below we reveal everything you need to know, including the products you can rely on to keep your hair looking fresh and grease-free.
What Causes Greasy Hair?
Everyone has a hydrolipidic film on their scalps, this fatty layer protects the skin and hair follicles from the environment (think UV rays and pollution), it also helps to keep hydration levels optimal. But some people have too much of this hydrolipidic layer. Why? Well, the causes are annoyingly varied. First up, there are external causes that can trigger an overproduction of this hydrolipidic layer. Those include heat tools, hard water, exercise and pollution. Second are the internal factors such as stress and exhaustion, an unhealthy diet, genetics and periods. Work through these factors and ask yourself which of these could be contributing to your greasy roots?
It’s important to get your scalp sebum under control because, especially for city-dwellers, if pollution gets trapped in the hydrolipidic layer it can cause the sebum on your scalp to oxidize which can lead to aggravation at the scalp such as itching or flaking.
Which Products Will Prevent Greasy Hair?
It’s often said that too frequent hair washing can lead to an overproduction of sebum but that’s not based on any solid scientific evidence. Whether you like to wash your hair daily or twice a week comes down to personal preference. The issue isn’t necessarily over-washing but not using the correct products that are suited to your scalp and hair concerns.
Use the Scrub Energisant in place of your shampoo once a week. Designed for oily prone scalp and hair, this scrub combats oiliness and even dandruff. The sea salt exfoliates to remove sebum, impurities and product build-up, while Vitamin B6 and salicylic acid protect the scalp and take down unwanted inflammation. You simply massage the scrub, using circular motions, into the scalp under a warm shower. The scrub lathers beautifully to unclog pores, whilst cleansing scalp and strands. Not only does this scrub tackle oily roots, 72% of people found they had more volume at the roots after application and their hair was shinier with a lightweight feel.
On your other hair wash days, use Spécifique Bain Divalent to bathe the scalp and strands. This scalp balancing shampoo treats oily roots by regulating the overproduction of sebum. It also nourishes the hair from root to tip leaving your strands soft and shiny. Over time, you’ll find that your roots will get greasy less quickly.
It’s easy to forget that an oily-prone scalp needs hydration too. Lean on the Spécifique Masque Hydra Apaisant once or twice a week. This silicone-free mask works in just 3 minutes to purify the scalp, treating oily roots, reducing dandruff and soothing an itchy scalp. Your scalp and hair will feel nourished and hydrated in no time.
For anyone using heat tools, it’s key to use a heat protector not just to protect strands but to prevent your scalp from overproducing sebum. L’Incroyable Blowdry offers thermo protection up to 450°F.
Shop Our Recommended Products For Greasy Hair
The secret is to find a hair care regime that rids the scalp of excess sebum, keeps your hair lengths hydrated and protects against pollution. Tackle excess oil with a simple 4-step routine.