The haircare program for growing long hair

The Haircare Program For Growing Long Hair

Advertorial: If length is your ultimate goal, you need to try this

If you’ve ever wanted long, flowing hair, you’ve come to the right place. The Kératase Resistance Extentioniste Protocole program, which consists of a few in-salon treatments and some at-home products, recently launched into market and has been scientifically-proven to prevent breakage, improve the overall health of your hair, and even make it grow several centimeters. For anyone wanting long hair, this is a game-changing solution.

The technology

Kérastase Resistance Extentioniste Protocole is a new range that's perfect for those seeking to grow their hair long. The program involves visiting the salon for specialised appointments and using the at-home products regularly over the course of 12 weeks.  The results are where it really gets impressive: Kérastase put their product to the test and their participants experienced average hair growth of four centimeters in three months, 99 per cent less breakage and 78 per cent less split ends.

How it works

The core technology of Kérastase Resistance Extentioniste is the exclusive Creatine R™ complex, which is an amalgamation of creatine (an amino acid that helps reinforce your hair’s structure) and ceramides (lipids that are found in your hair cuticle). Together they can help strengthen the hair from root to tip, repair split ends and prevent damage in the form of breakage from occuring.

What the program involves

There are several stages of the Kérastase Resistance Extentioniste Protocole program.

Day 1: This involves heading into a Kérastase salon and meeting with a hairstylist for a consultation. The program begins with a strengthening, deep-repairing and conditioning in-salon treatment, which includes a 15-minute ‘reset’  (where two reparative treatments are applied at the basin) and a scalp-activating hair massage with Kérastase Serum Extentioniste.

Weeks 1-12: Use the at-home products as prescribed by your hairstylist. They may also recommend additional in-salon treatments to further strengthen your hair.

Day 90 / Week 12: This is your final in-salon appointment, where your hair will be analysed to see how well the treatment worked. The result should be longer hair that’s healthy from the inside out. Your hairstylist will decide if you’re ready for a cut to tidy up the baseline of your hair, or if you need another reparative Protocole treatment.

The at-home products

There are four at-home products that will be prescribed to you - use these during the program to help your hair reach four centimetres of growth, and after the program to maintain results:

Kérastase Resistance Bain Extentioniste is a shampoo that features Creatine R™ complex along with taurine to further protect the hair. Use this product as you would  a regular shampoo - gently work the formula into a lather on the top of your hair, at the sides and the nape, then rinse. You can repeat this process, focusing on your hair lengths to further cleanse (especially important if you regularly use styling products and need to remove build-up).

Kérastase Resistance Fondant Extentioniste is a conditioner which feels lightweight, yet is incredibly nourishing - even on coarse hair. The addition of maleic acid helps to penetrate the hair fibre deeply and seals the cuticle to keep moisture locked in.

Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste is a richer version of Kérastase Fondant Extentioniste, and is perfect to use once a week as a hair mask to further repair the hair. This product reaches its full potential when used on hair that’s only slightly damp (so make sure you squeeze out any excess water before applying to your hair), and when left  on for at least five minutes.

Kérastase Resistance Serum Extentioniste is to be used once or twice a week, and can be applied on dry hair or damp hair after using the shampoo, conditioner and mask. Think of it as a leave-in treatment. Its purpose is to stimulate the scalp and deliver ceramides into your roots to strengthen the hair fibre.

Kérastase Resistance Bain Extentioniste

Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste

Kérastase Resistance Serum Extentioniste

If you’re interested in giving this treatment program a go, head to the Kérastase website and scroll to the bottom to find your nearest salon.

I recently gave the Kérastase Extentioniste Protocole repairing program a go - here’s what I thought of it.

Do you have trouble growing your hair long? Would you give this hair repairing treatment a go? Let us know in the comments below.

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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.