Decoding Kérastase

Here at Kérastase we embrace our French heritage in not only our collection names, but other hair terms too. To make it easier for you to choose your haircare regimen, we’ve put together some translations. Keep an eye out for these Kérastase words as you shop with us.

Bain/Bath: Shampoo
Fondant: Conditioner
Masque: Hair mask treatment
Soleil: Sun care or after-sun care
Huile: Oil
Thermique: Heat protection
Ritual/Soin: Treatment
Crème: Leave-in cream to be used before blow-drying
Fluidealiste: Smoothing


Densifique: To add density/thickness to hair
Initialiste: Initial-at the beginning. Builds strong, revitalised hair
Nutritive: Nutritional care for dry hair
Masquintense: Intense mask treatment
Resistance: Rebuilds and strengthens weakened hair
Extentioniste: Growth/Extension
Chromatique: Colour care
Chronologiste: Revitalising care from scalp to ends
Blond Absolu: Ultimate answer for all blondes
Discipline: To discipline/control unruly hair
Specifique: Addresses scalp concerns
Anti-Pelliculaire: Anti-dandruff
Elixir Ultime: Regimen for extremely shiny hair
Anti-usure: Anti wear and tear


Everyone’s hair is different and your routine should match your specific needs. Kérastase collections treat various hair care issues and the steps within each routine varies.

To find out what your regime should entail, diagnose your hair through the link below.

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