My first time ever doing blonde balayage. 3 gradient blondes into 1 head. Light blonde, Medium blonde and Platinum blonde. The bleaching was really harsh but survived the 3 bleaching processes. Ouch! Scalp was really red but it subsided after the next day.

Joe was really determined to get the color that I want. He has patience, not a lot of hairstylist are like that. We used to work together at the Kérastase Scalp & Hair Institute at Marina Bay Sands sometime back and now he is on his own and calling his own shots. The scalp soothing treatment afterwards was like heaven-sent when I lay my head in the sink. Its quite an effort as Joe doesn’t speak English that well, I picked up some Mandarin when I was working with him. Gotta try his haircut, very meticulously done.

VERDICT: for my blonde balayage, although its good for a week, colors do not stay even though I’m using blonde shampoo special for blonde hairs. Even with Chroma Perfect color seal, it still fades out after 5-6 washes. Periodically after the salon visit I still have to do 1 Vita Ciment infusion treatment and 3 deep conditioning treatment by Kérastase Masques Therapiste. I will stick to normal 1 hair color blondes next time as bleach is done once and only at roots and run through before toning. However I do think that balayage works well if your hair is long so that your roots is a dark shades of blonde and gradually lighten on ends.

Salon: Joe Hair Boutique

  • 437 River Valley Rd
    #01-01 Valley Park Condominium
    Singapore 248332 River Valley
  • 6734 4418
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Kérastase Resistance


Being blonde is definitely a lifestyle choice and having your scalp and hair bleached numerous times can take its toll. Masque Therapiste correct and treat your hair by the various levels of erosion. Leave it on for 15 mins and rinse out, your hair will be managed and listens to your when you style it later. Alternatively if you hair is really distressed, use this masque as a conditioner everyday. Combine with VITA-CIMENT intense ampoules (not shown here) it will leave your hair silky smooth with a velvety touch when blow dry.

Having worked for L’oréal for a few years you tend to believe in the products you sell. For best results, use the whole range but you have a specific concern use 1-2 range or even combine with another because the condition of your scalp and hair changes from time to time. Kérastase is a premium brand from L’oréal, you may see similar color of products by the L’oréal brand but it is in its diffusion line. Every product, when it is being developed comes from the principle premium range and work its way down to the more affordable price tag for the mass market.

VERDICT: Product is good and it is not oily somewhat water-based and oil-based at the same time. It’s good to use this product everyday if your hair is distressed, sensitized or damaged through chemical erosion. Although it takes a bit of time, 7 days* will have your hair bouncing back like normal, well at least for me*.

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