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Editor's Pick: Kérastase Chronologiste Soin Gommage Rénovateur

01/04/2016 04:46 EST | Updated 01/04/2016 04:59 EST

I'm going to be honest, shampooing and conditioning gets pretty boring after a while.

(Ah, yes. I see those heads nodding in agreement).

I have incredibly thick hair, and in the winter, the dry, frozen temperatures really affect my scalp, leaving dandruff in my locks (which is not a cute look). I needed something that was going to target my scalp and really drag out the residue from my hair; something I knew both shampoo and conditioner wouldn't necessarily do.

Our hair falls victim to the daily washing routine, leaving it lifeless and heavy on the regular thanks to use of the same shampoo over and over again, and, washing too often. Of course, we all know about hair masks, coconut oil and other deep conditioning products used post-shampoo to give our locks that extra va-voom it ever so deserves, but is there anything we can do for our hair before the washing process to strip away any unwanted impurities? My question needed answering.

And I got it.

The hair professionals at Kérastase have introduced Soin Gommage Rénovateur, a detoxifying treatment inspired by face care rituals that exfoliates and purifies your scalp pre-shampoo.

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The secret to this treatment lies in a "prodigious molecule" called Abysinne, discovered in the volcanic faults of the Pacific Ocean that you can feel working once massaged in (can you say fancy?).

The key to pre-shampooing is circulation. For five minutes, I give my scalp my full attention, massaging the product into my head and then spreading it to the ends of my hair to ream out any residue. The more you rub it into the scalp, the more you feel the molecule working. And don't worry — if you think the exfoliator is causing too much strain on the scalp, the formula is packed with vitamin F and nourishing oils to soothe it.

Once I've finished pre-shampooing, I rinse out and then begin my usual shampoo/conditioning regime. If you really want to up your hair game, the Chronologiste collection offers a customized three-step routine that works with the Soin Gommage Rénovateur for irresistible hair ready to conquer winter.

Kérastase's Soin Gommage Rénovateur is available for $50 on kerastase.ca.

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