Often cited as an affordable dupe for Kerastase's Nutri-Thermique product, I have heard a lot about Kera Pro Restorative Intense Treatment for dry to very dry hair. However, like many beauty / hair enthusiasts I have been frustrated by the lack of availability of yet another cult product (Kera Pro) in the UK. Imagine my surprise when I came across a tub whilst rummaging the shelves of my local TK Maxx for £7.99.
What does the company say?
A complete line of keratin-rich products designed to deeply nourish, restore and provide optimum balance for soft, shiny and healthy hair that lasts all day! Compare to L’Oreal Kerastase and save! KeraPRO Restorative Treatment is an intense nourishing treatment that saturates hair from roots to ends for the ultimate restorative therapy for extra dry or stressed hair. Contains scientifically advanced glucose, lipid and keratin protein actives. It locks nutrients deep inside the hair fiber [sic] leaving hair soft, shiny and healthy.
How I used the product
I decided to use it as a deep conditioner after shampooing; slopping it on with my trusty Tesco's carrier bag and sitting for 40 minutes with a heating cap on. The results were moderate, soft hair and I was a bit nonplussed. It was on my second use of the product that I fell in love. I had been 9 weeks post and had some serious regrowth issues (broken comb anyone?).
Using a tinting brush I made sure to part my hair into sections and concentrated on placing the product directly on my scalp/ new growth, adding some of my trusty hemp oil to mix and sitting for 40 minutes with a heating cap (Waitrose carrier bag this time). The results were amazing! The new growth was so soft and manageable, the older hair felt equally moisturised and there wasn't a clear difference between the two textures. The added oil had provide the slip I felt was missing from my hair following my attempt. Due to the lightness of the product my fine hair wasn't left feeling heavy after the treatment, with the results lasting for well over a week.
The only negative for me is the lack of avalilblity in the UK. The tub allows for easy and effective usage with a tinting brush. As a migraine sufferer I found the smell non offensive and quite pleasant. The lightweight product didn't overwhelm my hair but I would strongly advise the addition of an oil of your choice to help with styling after washing.
Overall- a welcome addition to my hair regime.