Kérastase's Bain Extentioniste Shampoo, $44; at adorebeauty.com.au
I'll be upfront about the downside: It's $44, which is very expensive for a bottle of shampoo. But since I began using it one month ago, my hair is silkier, less frizzy, and is way more manageable. That's worth every single penny in my book. I also try to wash my hair no more than three times a week, so the pricey bottle will go a long way.
The brand is calling it a "length strengthening shampoo," and it's made with a combination of amino acids that promote a stronger hair fiber; ceramides that smooth the surface of the hair; and gentle cleansers, which keep it clean while making it less prone to fly-aways.
My hair feels incredibly clean after, but not like it has been stripped of all its healthy oils. I follow it up with the line's rich conditioner, which detangles and moisturizes my hair without weighing it down. It holds a very light, clean scent that doesn't overpower my perfume.
Thanks to this shampoo, I no longer think my dreams of growing out my bleached hair are so far-fetched. I've seen far less breakage and frizz around the crown, and even though I bleached my hair again three weeks ago, the ends of my hair don't look fried. I even find that my hair dries naturally much smoother, which is a testament to the shampoo's surface smoothing powers.
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.