Review of CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner

Keratin Strength Without the Drying Effects of Protein

CHI Keratin Shampoo
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Keratin shampoos, treatments, and hair products are getting a lot of attention lately. It's a buzz word that means little more than "protein". Keratin gives hair and nails their strength, so the more keratin you have in your hair, the stronger your hair should be. While this is true in theory, too much keratin can cause your hair to become brittle and actually cause breakage. Keratin is a great thing for your hair, but the key is keeping a balance of keratin.

If you're not coloring your hair, worshiping the sun gods, using a hair dryer daily, or spending way too much time with a flat iron, chances are your hair is pretty keratin balanced. But if you're like the average woman and find yourself getting regular highlights, are spending as much time in the sun as you can, or use hot tools more than 3 times a week; chances are you could use some extra keratin in your life.

The problem I often have with keratin-infused shampoos and conditioners is they often dry my hair out. While that's easily remedied with a little hair oil, I'd rather my shampoo and ​conditioning routine didn't require extra moisturizing after the shower.

After giving the CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner a try (buy from Amazon), I was incredibly impressed with the rich and effective the conditioning agents in the products. If you're looking for a keratin-based shampoo and conditioner that won't let you down in the conditioning department (or break your budget) this is the one to try.

CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner

From the CHI website: "CHI Keratin Instantly transforms your dry, frizzy keratin depleted hair into healthy, smooth locks with the new CHI Keratin line. With Keratrix™, which utilizes sustained release system technology for all-day treatment and protection. This highly sophisticated compound replenishes and protects hairs natural keratin protein dramatically improving elasticity and preventing future breakage while adding intense hydration that restores softness and shine."

About the shampoo: Gently cleanses and reconstructs damaged hair by replenishing natural keratin levels with essential jojoba and argan oils. Promotes long lasting healthier shinier hair, and prevents future breakage.

About the conditioner: Restores moisture levels in the hair with natural essential oils and the power of keratin for smooth healthy looking hair. The reconstructive conditioner strengthens and seals the hair's cuticle, locks in moisture, prevents breakage, and protects against further damage.

My Experience with the Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo: The feel of the shampoo is thick and rich, it's obvious right away that you're not going to need a lot of shampoo to get the job done. The product lathers nicely and is consistent with the lather of most professional shampoos, and leaves your hair sufficiently clean without feeling dried out. I absolutely love the luxurious smell of the keratin line. The smell is honestly hard to describe, but it's not overpowering or too perfume-y in nature.

Conditioner: The conditioner is very rich, and distributes very nicely through the hair. Your hair is instantly tangle-free and soft the moment the conditioner touches it. While it can be a little heavy for super fine hair, but that's easily managed by using less product, keeping the conditioner off of the scalp, and rinsing very well.

The conditioner leaves the hair feeling very soft and easy to comb, but without feeling weighed down or greasy. For heavily damaged hair, use this conditioner as a conditioning mask, leaving it on the hair for 30 minutes before rinsing for a deep conditioning effect.

Does CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner Make Your Hair Grow Faster?

While using the shampoo and conditioner over several months time, I swear my hair grew faster and healthier. It makes sense because the added keratin provides a healthy environment for hair to grow, but honestly, I thought I was dreaming. After recommending the product to several clients in my salon, they too asked me if this stuff was making their hair grow faster.

I can't say for sure if that's the case, but stronger healthier hair does break less, so it's not out of the question to assume that less breakage would result in better hair growth.

Recommendation of CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner

I absolutely recommend the CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner for anyone looking to balance strength and moisture in their hair. It's certainly one of my go-to recommendations for anyone with damaged hair that needs replenishing.

The CHI Keratin line also has an excellent Keratin Leave-in Conditioner and one of my favorite Keratin Silk Infusion products. If you are really battling damaged hair these two products are must-try products for post-shower.