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This 2-Minute Glossing Treatment Gives My Dyed, Damaged Hair Straight-From-the-Salon Shine

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My new favorite party trick is using Kerastase's Chroma line and showing off how it transforms my hair with just one single use. As someone with color-treated, naturally wavy (and frizzy) hair that I consistently blowdry and straighten, my needs are vast. I need products that smooth and soften without weighing down, and formulas that also play nice with dye. Kerastase's Chroma line, which launched in February of this year, checks off all the boxes—and gives you results in just one wash.

The Chroma line includes a Bain Riche Chroma Respect Shampoo ($36), Fondant Cica Chroma Conditioner ($42), Chroma Filler Hair Mask ($50) (also a dark brunette-friendly hair mask, Masque Vert Chroma Neutralisant mask ($50)), Serum Chroma Thermique Hair Serum ($39), and Soin Acide Chroma Gloss Hair Gloss ($53), all of which you can buy as a bundle or a la carte.


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I've been using the shampoo, conditioner, and hair gloss—a trifecta that leaves my strands incredibly glossy, soft, smooth, and easy to style right out of the shower.

Bain Riche Chroma Respect Shampoo

Bain Riche Chroma Respect Luxury Shampoo — $36.00

The shampoo’s ingredient list features lactic acid, which exfoliates your scalp and seals the cuticle of your strands to leave your hair softer, smoother, and healthier overall. It’s also got Centella Asiatica, a plant-based ingredient that naturally smoothes and nourishes hair. Overall, it hydrates and prevents color fading, while also de-frizzing hair and leaving it ultra-shiny.

Fondant Cica Chroma Conditioner

kerastase conditioner
Fondant Cica Chroma Luxury Conditioner — $42.00

The Chroma conditioner is super creamy, yet still lightweight. Amnio acids rebuild your hair fibers to preserve color, while our pal Centella Asiatica brings damaged hair back to life. This stuff is what makes hair feel soft to the touch after you dry it.

Soin Acide Chroma Gloss Hair Gloss

kerastase hair gloss
Soin Acide Chroma Gloss Luxury Hair Gloss — $53.00

After the shampoo has helped cleanse, smooth, and strengthen hair, Chroma hair gloss steps in to give your mane all-over shine (when using this hair gloss, you don’t have to use a conditioner). Just apply from mid-length to ends (just not your roots!) and wait for about two minutes (until the treatment’s texture becomes more creamy). Then rinse!

Whether you let your hair air dry or use a hot tool, you'll notice an immediate glossy finish that lasts until your next wash. The gloss formula uses .7 percent lactic acid, which exfoliates hair (similar to the shampoo, but even more intensely). Since it was developed with color-treated and damaged hair in mind, it's safe to use whenever you want. (I personally use it in place of my Chroma conditioner once a week, or when I want to give my blowout that fresh-outta-the-salon look.)

And in case you're wondering—there's no strong, chemical-y smell when you apply any of the products in the line. They've all got that "fancy shampoo" smell that makes washing your hair feel like a luxury.

If you need proof of just how transformative these formulas are, here's a photo of me post-Chroma shampoo and gloss treatment (plus at-home blow dry with my ride-or-die Drybar Doubleshot).


Chroma makes my hair glossy and my old highlights really pop—and it only takes an two extra minutes in the shower. 11/10 would recommend.

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