My hair is so bloody high maintenance! It’s long, it’s thick, it’s naturally dry and coarse even before you add bleach and dying it into the equation – oh and it’s wavy too … so in the UK that’s more than enough to try to handle – but when I’m also in constant high winds that blow my hair around making it tangled and crazy, plus the drying effects of the hot sun, spending a lot of time abroad as I do pushes it to the point of being pretty unmanageable at times.
I’m a real product junkie in all aspects of beauty and I dread to think how much I’ve spent trying out different hair products over the years until I found a few staple things which are high-performing enough to tame my locks! So when a PR company I work with asked if I would like to try a luxury haircare range, because of all the things I’ve just said about my hair, I obviously said yes as I’m always on the lookout for new things to try.
(To make it clear – I’ve been sent these products with no obligation and, as usual, this is a ‘no bull’ beauty review – my opinion and the results talked about here are purely my own).
(Might have been an idea to clean the bathroom mirror Tiff, so people don’t see you sometimes live like a slob)
Most of us take our skincare pretty seriously nowadays and whilst we will happily invest in salon quality products for our hair and slap on an intensive mask once a week, my view is that haircare doesn’t generally seem to get quite the same level of attention?
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The brand Kerluxe apparently have the ethos that your hair and scalp should be treated with the same high quality regimes as the skin on your face and was developed from the science of Swiss skincare.
I find this theory interesting and it makes sense to me, because obviously your scalp produces your hair so needs to be healthy and I’ve definitely found that using certain oils on it make my hair grow both quicker and thicker – so there must be something in it.
I had to do a very thorough online consultation to have specific products recommended to me, which I thought was great and it came out that their Caviar4 collection was the most suitable.
It’s a range that seems to be aimed at achieving big results – what they describe as ‘hair transformation’ with 4 specially selected extracts to optimise your hair health and strength. Um yes please!
The products I was sent were the Caviar4 Shampoo and Conditioner, Hair Mask, Hair Serum Elixir and also a Multi-tasking Styling Hair Cream.
The claims are that the extracts in this collection help repair, rejuvenate, soothe and fortify from the root making hair ‘lustrous with weightless shine and well-being’ … so we shall see how it performs up against my rebellious locks!
My Thoughts and Results
My first reaction is oh my goodness the gorgeous smell!!
That’s a very obvious and immediate difference between these luxury products and your average high-street or salon ones, its a scent reminiscent of a high quality candle.
Apparently the fragrance notes are “a floral bouquet of white blooms blended with warm, luxurious woods and musk”. Whatever it is, its heavenly and I have to admit every time I walk into the bathroom I also think how glamorous the bottles look on my shelf! – but that’s just the product junkie in me speaking …
… the most important thing is does the performance of these products live up to the luxurious initial impression?
I used all of the products together in one session, so admittedly that’s probably the way of getting the optimum results, so lets see:
The claims: “gently cleanse and rejuvenate the health and strength of both the hair and scalp, preparing an optimum basis for further treatment… strong, shiny locks with a luxurious look and feel.”
The shampoo has quite a thick, gel-like texture which feels really velvety as you massage it into your scalp. After rinsing my hair definitely felt softer.
The claims: “A luxurious and indulgent conditioner that adds superior nourishment and moisture to the hair, whilst strengthening from within for healthy, luminous hair.”
The formula has a slight capacity to it and it’s also a tiny bit to gel-like too, so not too runny, which is great for me with my thick hair.
I left on for a few minutes while I was in the shower and after rinsing my hair felt softer again – but to be fair you would expect that from any conditioner… but my hair was also smelling heavenly!
The claims: “delivers a dose of intense nourishment to dry, damaged hair. Formulated to seal the hair cuticle and lock in nutrition, helping to combat the signs of ageing by stimulating collagen synthesis and strengthening the hair root structure.”
The mask feels quite silky, so it spread easily throughout my hair.
Usually I leave intensive conditioners on for anywhere between half an hour and a couple of hours, but I was running short of time and it was actually only on for about 10 mins – I have to say I also used it a little more sparingly than my usual cheaper product and after rinsing my hair felt as good as it would do normally after leaving a mask on for a lot longer, so I definitely think this product is powerful stuff!
The claims: “Formulated with Sphingoceryl™ Phytoceramides, Ceramides are a type of lipid which is a natural component of the hair cuticle. This helps to smooth hair that may be damaged from age, colour, styling or environmental aggressors, creating a more lustrous finish….whether your hair is curly, fine, thick or straight this cream adds protection, shine and gives hair elasticity making it more manageable.”
I used this on my wet hair instead of my normal TIGI Bed Head After Party, which I’ve used for years and years and it always makes my hair nice and soft and shiny – I found my hair a lot easier than normal to comb through, which I would say is not just because of this one product but the combination of all of them – and its so brilliant for me because it honestly is usually such a battle to comb through it!
The claims: “super-rich serum helps tame frizz, protect and refine during styling as well as prevent split ends… lightweight formula penetrates the hair cortex to help repair the signs of damage.
I applied this to my hair when it was dry, mainly on the ends and I wasn’t immediately struck by any extra softness to be honest, although my hair was definitely shinier.
Final Thoughts & Results
After using the full Caviar4 regime I let my hair dry naturally as normal and it was soft and shiny but not weighed down when fully dry.
It was less tangled than normal and my waves were nicely defined and without frizz.
This is premium, luxury, serious haircare and I would say suited to people who either have damaged hair that they are trying to repair (or are just as generally obsessed with their hair as I am haha!).
There are other collections for different hair concerns also, here.
It’s expensive. I don’t know whether I would spend that much money on the whole range but I certainly would buy the shampoo and hair mask because I find those are the two types of products that affect my hair health and look the most… and I would rather use less of a really great product than lots of a lesser performing and cheaper one?!