If you’ve ever experienced loose dandruff flakes, you know that those little white flakes pose a much bigger issue than their petite proportions would suggest. They take a big hit on your confidence. Just after you’ve perfectly styled your hair, they make their unmistakable presence known on your scalp and shoulders. Ever tried to find a chic and sensorial experience-focused product line to deal with the issue? Basically non-existent. That’s why we were thrilled to learn about Kérastase Symbiose, a collection of luxurious-meets-efficacious products for dandruff-prone hair. We got the chance to test drive the entire line, and just a few weeks in, the results were next level. Read on for our insights.

The Technology

Hair experts agree: Beautiful hair start at the scalp. That’s why Kérastase took a skincare-focused approach to its Symbiose line, landing on a blend of three ambitious ingredients that work in alliance with the scalp: exfoliating powerhouse salicylic acid to lift away loose flakes; pyrithione zinc, one of the most renowned ingredients to treat dandruff-prone hair, and bifidus prebiotic fraction, a fermented nutrient that fosters a healthy scalp ecosystem.

The Routine

If you’ve ever scanned the store shelves for products that target dandruff-prone hair, you’ll know that the options out there are not really desirable and quite limited. Not in this case! With Symbiose, Kérastase delivers a complete luxurious routine of 5 haircare essentials with specialized treatments, including the Scalp Purifying Micro-Peeling Scrub and the Sérum Nuit Intensif. What’s more, the brand collaborated with  French perfumers to craft unique and elevated sensorial formulas. Heightened by notes of mandarin, blood orange, jasmine and pepper, these products are ones you’ll actually look forward to using.

The Results

Now, finally, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for. How does Symbiose deliver on its practical promises? Really, really well. With just one use of the scrub, it was bye-bye to loose dandruff flakes instantly. On the purifying front, elevated hydration was palpable on the hair and scalp; our lengths were glossier and bouncier than ever before (a key sign of a healthy scalp). And if you were worried about how the products affects hair colour, there’s no need for concern. The results were all stunning—nutrient-replenished hair from roots to tips.


Learn more about the new Kérastase Symbiose collection at kerastase.ca

Scalp Purifying Micro-Peeling Scrub, $ 55


Intensive Night Serum, $ 85


Bain Crème Apaisant, $ 55



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