As a lover of all things keratin, it makes sense that I recently reviewed Mon Shampoing’s keratin-infused shampoo. But in addition to the shampoo and conditioner set infused with essential oils catered to your hair type, the French brand makes a slew of other treats for your tresses. You can imagine my excitement when I found out they also have a keratin hair serum designed for split ends.
Coronavirus has taken quite the toll on my hair, so my split ends are at a high. When the rep offered up the brand’s Serum Sublime for review, I jumped at the chance.
The 50 ml. formula comes in beautiful, sleek glass packaging. It’s also assembled with a pump that allows you to easily control how much product you want to use.
The product costs $46, and boasts keratin and Tamanu oil (a deeply hydrating vegetable oil from French Polynesia) as its featured ingredients. The oil provides a sweet, noninvasive aroma, when combined delicately with added fragrance. The formula can be used before or after drying, or as a daily split end moisturizer.
Tamanu oil is a powerful ingredient not just in haircare, but in skincare as well. That said, its dominant woody, earthy scent often deters people from using it in their products. The notorious aroma is masked in this product by a delicate layer of fragrance, but not to an overwhelming degree.
Also, the product is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Especially since it’s designed for your ends, I only need a very minimal amount per application. Because of its deep hydration, I use any leftover serum on my hands and cuticles.
I recently styled my freshly cut and colored hair and applied the serum. You can see how it looked below:
Flaunting a luxe beauty product is a great way to elevate your bathroom, and the sleek packaging of Mon Shampoing’s Serum Sublime gives me the ability to do just that. I also appreciate that you only need a tiny bit per use. This helps justify the $40+ price tag, which I do believe is a bit steep for a hair oil.
It’s also an added bonus that the product is cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free and silicone-free. That said, there is some added fragrance, so if that’s not your cup of tea, this product likely won’t be for you. While I’m not personally bothered by its addition in this particular item, the aroma (while not overpowering) is noticeable.
And most importantly, it’s a keratin hair serum, so the main ingredient alone sets this apart from other oils on the market. If your tresses need some taming, I’d certainly recommend giving this a try.
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