It takes a lot for me to like a shampoo and conditioner. It takes the world for me to love them. But, as the case may be, I've fallen truly, madly, DEEPLY in love with Kerastase Cristalliste Shampoo and Conditioner. Specifically, the Luminous Perfecting Shampoo for Long, Thick Hair and the Luminous Perfecting Conditioner for Long Hair.
The Cristalliste line is designed specifically for long hair -- which, thankfully, I now have. Not so thankfully, my hair is prone to dry ends and weighed down roots ... but, luckily, that's what these products combat! The Liquid Light Complex found within each product in the line creates luminosity and shimmer that can't be beat -- every strand seems like it glows after use!
I love that this shampoo is formulated for thick hair (there's another one for fine hair) -- because, as an extremely thick-haired gal, I'm always on the hunt for a shampoo that's really going to get in there and clean every single lock perfectly.
My one complaint is that it takes a LOT of this conditioner to saturate my strands. I feel like I'm using about half the bottle every time I condition! It's just a thinner conditioner than I'm used to. But, after laying it on as thick as humanly possible, it makes my hair feel unbelievably soft and silky even before I rinse it out!
Since beginning to use this duo, my hair is softer, shinier and more manageable. I've been able to keep a blowout going for five days without any sign of greasiness or flaking, which was previously unheard of! And they give me a salon-worthy blowout, even though I'm doing my hair myself. Perfection.
Kerastase Luminous Perfecting Shampoo for Long, Thick Hair retails for $36. Kerastase Luminous Perfecting Conditioner for Long Hair retails for $39. Find both at drugstore.com.