Hairstylists Call This Growth-Promoting Shampoo an ‘Energy Drink for Your Scalp’

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If you're looking to kick hair growth into gear, celebrity hairstylist Mitchell Ramazon recommends turning to trusted haircare brand Kérastase for products that repair damage, nourish the scalp, and stimulate hair growth. "They were the first global haircare line, so they do not play around with their products," Ramazon recently told Well + Good. And his go-to product from the brand? The Bain Extentioniste Shampoo ($36). Let's break down exactly how this shampoo can treat damage, give extra hydration, and help you grow out your strands.

The Bain Extensioniste shampoo is filled with powerhouse ingredients that strengthen and nourish strands while stimulating the follicles. First up, Kérastase's patented Creatine R+ Ceramides. According to Travis Valdez, the brand's senior manager of education development, this blend of amino acids "improves the hair fiber's internal structure and lipids that are responsible for hair surface recovery." This means the ingredients work inside hair strands to reverse the signs of damage caused by heat, color, and chemical treatments. By using Creatine R+, your strands get the extra TLC they need to feel stronger and more nourished.

Next is taurine, another powerful amino acid that protects hair from harsh external factors, such as cold, dry air or extra hot showers. By giving the scalp an extra layer of protection, "this amino acid helps to ensure a healthy and stimulated scalp environment," says Valdez, which helps hair transition into its growth phase to combat thinning and loss.

Last but not least is maleic acid, which penetrates the hair's fibers to reinforce and seal the cuticle from roots to end. By creating a stronger bond within our hair fibers, the shampoo further helps to promote growth.

With such a superstar lineup of ingredients, it's no wonder this product has over 13,000 loves on Sephora. And on Kérastase's website, hairstylist Merideth Boles calls its strengthening and stimulating formula an "energy drink for your scalp." Shop it above to give your hair the extra boost you've been looking for.

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