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Professional haircare line Kérastase has just released a collection of in-salon and at-home products called Discipline. The line promises hair management and “obedience” — it keeps frizz at bay and makes hair soft, supple and easy to style. Treated hair looks naturally smooth, not straightened or stiff.

Traditional salon keratin treatments contain formaldehyde and may potentially be harmful if done incorrectly, while another similar treatment known as Japanese straightening can be both damaging and permanent because the process chemically alters the texture of your hair and your hair remains damaged until it grows out. The great thing about the Discipline process is it’s neither damaging nor does it completely change the texture of your hair. You can opt for naturally curly or smooth and straight hair, and you’ll find styling your hair a lot easier.

The professional treatment is done by a stylist at a Kérastase salon and takes about 45 minutes. Initially, your hair is washed and then treated with the first of two products (the first product contains pro-keratin, which helps to smooth your hair and is heat-activated). Your hair is then blow dried and flat ironed with the product in your hair, which heats up the product and helps your hair shaft absorb it. Then, your hair gets rinsed and a finishing product is added. The second product uses amino acids and wheat proteins to strengthen your hair from the root, resulting in smoother, softer, more manageable hair that lasts for weeks.

At-home products include a shampoo, a conditioner, a hair mask and a finishing spray. Special ingredients found in the line including morpho-keratine (a new hair smoothing complex) and ceramides (waxy fat molecules to nourish hair) help to extend the results of the salon treatment. The shampoo promises to give your strands a uniform texture so styling is simpler, and the conditioner works by wrapping each hair in a protective film while increasing hair strength. The mask should be used every few washes and provides your hair with a deeper, more nourishing level of moisture, and the finishing spray helps protect hair from heat styling. These products can be used on their own without getting the in-salon treatment, but the salon and at-home products do complement each other nicely. If you choose to only use the at-home products, do use them together instead of mixing and matching them with other brands to get the best results.

Why we love it

Finally, a frizz-fighting product that’s more permanent than a serum but costs less than a pricey in-salon keratin treatment! You can choose to indulge in the salon version and have smooth hair for around 10 washes or just purchase the at-home products for a smoother version of your usual hair. Or, of course, you can combine them both for ultimate frizz-fighting benefits.

We love that Discipline doesn’t permanently or inherently change your hair, meaning that you’re not stuck with any one style. Let your hair air dry one day for natural curls or blow dry it straight the next day. And speaking of blow drying, this program decreases blow-dry time by 33 per cent because the nourishing conditioner coats your hair with smoothing serums that repel water. Using this system not only makes your hair easier to manage, but it makes getting gorgeous, dry locks faster, too!

Kerastese Products

From left: Masque Fluidealiste, $59; Spray Fluidissime, $54; Fondant Fluidealiste, $45; Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste, $40;  visit kerastase.ca for salons.