Tackling Hair Concerns at Every Level
Layering your hair care products provides better results, and allows the products to work together. Different products work on different layers of your hair, from the outer cuticle to the inner core. Each product plays it’s part in giving you healthier looking hair.
Let's break down the two main elements of your hair structure. The cuticle, and the cortex.
The Cuticle: The cuticle is a protective shield, guarding your hair from external agressors. This part of your hair plays a big part in the appearance of your hair.
The Cortex: The cortex is the inner layer of your hair that is rich in melanin and is responsible for your hair's color, protein, and keratin. Keratin is responsible for the strength of your hair. When the cortex of your hair is damaged, your hair needs backup to help prevent breakage.
Why Layering Your Products Works
To take a great example of why layering your haircare products can be beneficial, let's consider a major hair damage amplifier that we all deal with -- calcium. Calcium is in most of our shower water and is a huge damage amplifier to already damaged hair. The cuticle of our hair absorbs calcium from shower water and leads to dullness and roughness. The cortex is disrupted by calcium build up and causes the hair to become more rigid, stiff and eventually cause more breakage.
Layering hair products can address multiple concerns at different levels.
Layer 1: Pre-Shampoo Treatment
Hair layering can happen early on in your hair routine. Our new Pre-Shampoo Treatment is your first step in combatting damage amplified by calcium build up.
Apply our pre-shampoo Kérastase Première Concentré Décalcifiant Ultra Réparateur and massage it into the hair. The 8% Citric Acid and Glycine Complex decalcifies your hair, working to reduce stiffness, increases shine, restore up to 99% of hair’s original strength* and reduces breakage by 93%**. It’s a game-changer for damaged hair. The key is to leave the concentrate on hair - do not rinse before shampooing.
*with continuous use of the full system
**vs. non conditioning shampoo
Layer 2: Shampoo
The key to Premiere is to layer the shampoo directly on top of the Concentre. The layering the Concentre and Shampoo, decaliifies and repairs hair for dual action haircare. Gently massage it into your scalp and hair, focusing on cleansing the cuticle layer and removing impurities while decalcifying the inner layer.
Layer 3 : Style and Finish
Layering products can also help achieve the desired hairstyle.
For example, you can start with a heat protectant to protect when styling and to avoid unwanted frizz - our Première Sérum Filler Fondamental does both.
After that, you can apply a hair oil to add shine, smoothness, and manageability to your hair. Try our new Première Huile Gloss Réparatrice that seals spit ends and boosts shine.
With the rising awareness of layering haircare products, you can now create a customized routine to address your unique hair concerns effectively and tackle multiple issues at the different layers of your hair.
So why not indulge in this luxurious experience and transform your hair by layering with Kérastase.