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What is an Ampoule for Hair


Everyone wants strong, shiny and healthy-looking hair. But, as we style, colour, bleach and expose our hair to different elements, it can be difficult to maintain. Hair ampoules are a revolutionary category of haircare products that can help to visibly repair damaged hair, fortify healthy hair and boost future growth. So, what are they, and how do they work?

Kérastase hair ampoules are potent additions to your hair care routine that can be targeted to specific hair care concerns or introduced as an all-rounder to nourish your mane. In short, hair ampoules are highly concentrated hair care formulas gathered in luxurious vials for consistent application. Below, we will explore the benefits of using a hair ampoule, why they are different to hair serums and how to apply them.


Benefits of a hair ampoule


Boasting highly concentrated formulas, hair ampoules for hair growth and strengthening feature a range of benefits for your hair, such as:

  1. Reparation and strengthening: ampoules are an optimal solution when you’re experiencing hair breakage or a loss in texture. Hair ampoules start their work at the scalp, reactivating hair fibres to strengthen at the source, resulting in hair that’s more resistant to damage and environmental stress.

  2. Improved hair growth: stronger, healthier hair promotes more productive and denser hair growth. Hair ampoules stimulate the scalp and nourish hair follicles so that each strand is supported throughout. By treating root concerns and outer damage, hair ampoules can create an optimal foundation for hair growth.

  3. Extra hydration: ampoule hair treatments are formulated with potent ingredients and can regularly provide your hair with a powerful dose of nourishing vitamins, minerals, extracts or essential oils. The consistent absorption of effective ingredients helps boost hydration and reduce dryness or excess oil production.

  4. Scalp protection: because hair ampoules are initially applied at the scalp to provide your hair with all-compassing support, effective ingredients additionally infuse into the scalp. This helps to reinforce the scalp’s skin moisture barrier and hydration.


Hair serum vs hair ampoule

Hair serums and hair ampoules can look similar, and even have some similar benefits, which can leave some wondering whether there is a difference. They are both effective haircare products that promote healthy hair. The difference lies in their concentration and texture.


Hair serums come in gel-like or liquid based solutions, usually contain more ingredients and are less concentrated. Hair serums are made up of small molecules, to be quickly absorbed into the hair for hydration and shine, and they can be applied during your morning and evening hair care routine. To learn more, read our guide on hair serums and how to use them.


Hair ampoules have a slightly thicker texture than hair serums, generally contain fewer ingredients and are higher concentrated. Ampoules for hair treatment repair, strengthen hair at the root and support hair growth. You can think of hair ampoules as super serums that target your hair and scalp health to maximise future results.


Genesis Anti-Breakage Fortifying Treatment

Anti-breakage fortifying hair ampoule for weakened strands, prone to split ends. For best results we recommend 5 packs to use daily over a 6 week period.

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How to use a hair ampoule

Applying hair ampoules is easy with Kérastase. Our hair treatments collection has a variety of premium yet user-friendly hair care products to add to your hair care routine. Because hair ampoules are highly concentrated products, it’s important we apply them correctly to maximise their benefits. Keep reading to learn when to apply them, and how to use an ampoule for hair. If you’re unsure which hair ampoule to choose, use our hair diagnosis tool for a customised recommendation for your hair type and concerns.


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How often should you use a hair ampoule?

The frequency of your hair ampoule application can depend on the current condition of your hair. If your hair is currently damaged, it may be best to use a hair ampoule once per day until your hair strength and health has been regenerated. Once you’ve reached that point, you may want to use it more sparingly, for example, once a week or once a month.

If you’re wondering “when do you use a hair ampoule”, it’s whenever you notice your hair break, fall or lose texture unexpectedly. This is an opportunity to temporarily introduce a hair ampoule into your routine. For example: you’re travelling and notice your hair begin to lose shape due to a change in environment. In this case, you can call upon your hair ampoule to recapture hair shape and strength.

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How to apply a hair ampoule

Effective haircare doesn’t have to be complex in its application. But a bit of forethought and understanding will help get the best use out of your ampoule hair treatment.

  1. Remove the top of your hair ampoule to reveal the applicator.
  2. Divide your hair into sections, so that your hair ampoule can be applied along the parts. For example, if you start by parting your hair down the centre, this will divide your hair into two sections. If you then part your hair a further three times down each side, this will provide 7 parts to apply your hair ampoule onto.
  3. Apply your hair ampoule along each part.
  4. Massage the solution into your scalp and hair with gentle circular motions.
  5. Repeat this daily, or until satisfied with your hair health and appearance.

The best Kérastase hair ampoule for strengthening

When it comes to ultimate hair care solutions, there is one hair ampoule that stands out. This is our Genesis Anti-Breakage Fortifying Treatment hair ampoule made for effective repair, strengthening and future growth. To optimise your anti-breakage routine, see the rest of our Genesis collection.

By promoting hair strength, fibre retention and damage resistance, you can style confidently knowing your hair is less prone to breakage and hair fall. This hair ampoule also reinforces the scalp’s natural protective barrier to help mitigate future breakage. Users of this hair ampoule have found effective results are 6 weeks of daily application.*

Ultimately, hair ampoules can either be both be an effective rescue when your hair is damaged, or a potent catalyst to boost the results of your current hair care routine. It’s a powerful product to be using consistently, or to have on standby when your hair needs any extra support.

*Clinical test. 119/130 people vs placebo. Daily application for 6 weeks.

The best Kérastase hair ampoule for strengthening

When it comes to ultimate hair care solutions, there is one hair ampoule that stands out. This is our Genesis Anti-Breakage Fortifying Treatment hair ampoule made for effective repair, strengthening and future growth. To optimise your anti-breakage routine, see the rest of our Genesis collection.

By promoting hair strength, fibre retention and damage resistance, you can style confidently knowing your hair is less prone to breakage and hair fall. This hair ampoule also reinforces the scalp’s natural protective barrier to help mitigate future breakage. Users of this hair ampoule have found effective results are 6 weeks of daily application.*

Ultimately, hair ampoules can either be both be an effective rescue when your hair is damaged, or a potent catalyst to boost the results of your current hair care routine. It’s a powerful product to be using consistently, or to have on standby when your hair needs any extra support.

*Clinical test. 119/130 people vs placebo. Daily application for 6 weeks.

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