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Give your hair more fullness with Kérastase’s Densifique salon and home treatments.

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Give your hair more fullness with Kérastase’s Densfique salon and home treatments.

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Limp, thin locks make it hard to have a good hair day – our usual solutions are styling products and tools, which only temporarily mask the issue. Kerastase and its slew of professional and home treatments, however, aim to reduce premature hair loss, which in turn should help to improve hair volume. In 2012, Kerastase launched its Densifique range. The key ingredient is Stemoxydine 5%, a patented molecule that is said to revitalise dormant hair follicles. The brand recommends starting treatment with its in-salon Anti Hair Loss Ritual. This involves the application of concentrated Intense Concentre & Booster Densifique serum, complemented by a stimulating scalp massage. At home, you can apply ampoules ($320 for 30x6ml) which contain a high concentration of Stemoxydine 5%, daily for three months. The Densifique home range also includes Bain Densite Shampoo ($39 for 250ml) and Masque Densite ($69 for 200ml), which can be used every day, before applying the ampoule. Both contain Stemoxydine as well as hyaluronic acid to moisturise. For styling, the Densimorphose Mousse ($32 for 150ml), with hyaluronic acid and glucopeptides, promises more voluminous hair. “My hair was thin and strands frequently fell out. Recently, I tried the Densifique three-month homecare programme together with a monthly Densifique in-salon treatment. Just one and a half months in, I started to see positive results. My friends have also noticed that my hair looks thicker. I’d give the programme a 10 out of 10 for its efficacy.” “I recently noticed sudden hair loss, especially at the sides of my head, and had to refrain from tying up my hair. I have been using the Densifique ampoules for three months. My hair feels fuller and thicker, and I can wear a ponytail any time I want. It’s a nine out of 10 for me!”

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Receive 20 per cent off the threemonth Kerastase Densifique home care programme when you book three Densifique Anti Hair Loss treatments at any Kerastase salon. Find a salon near you by using the salon locator at Terms and conditions apply.