Kérastase Curl Manifesto: the must-have range for your curly hair routine

Anyone with curly or coily hair will tell you how tricky it can be to maintain. Each curl type has its own unique set of needs, and not many hair care products are sophisticated enough to meet the standard. Until now, that is!

We're delighted to announce the arrival of Kérastase Curl Manifesto: a new range of luxury hair care products formulated for curly, very curly, and coily hair. It's our mission to provide the services, treatments, and products guaranteed to leave you feeling like your best self. This brand-new product range gives us an even better way to tailor our care to suit you.

We're excited to show you how to use the new range of seven exquisite products to strengthen, nourish and define. Keep reading to find out more about Curl Manifesto, how to tailor the products into a routine that suits your unique curl type, tips for styling curly hair, and why we think you'll adore the results!

How to find out your curl type

Before you can treat yourself to luxury products from Kérastase Curl Manifesto, you'll need to know your curl type. Learning about the structure and texture of your hair can help you take better care of it and will guide your product choices.

According to the FIA hair identification system, there are four types of hair texture on the spectrum, ranging from very straight through to a very tight coil. The FIA hair system will also help you identify the texture of your individual strands so that you can tailor the care more specifically to your hair type.

What are the types of curls?

The FIA classification system uses numbers to classify the hair type (straight, wavy, curly etc.) and letters to classify the tightness of the curl.


For example: type 1 hair is straight, type two hair is wavy, type 3 hair is curly, and type 4 hair is coily. Once you've established your hair type, you can use the letters to grade how much texture your hair type has.

To make sure you can tailor the care you give your curls, you'll also need to know how thick your hair is. This will determine how much product you'll need to apply and how long to leave it in — very thick hair will typically need longer for treatments. It will also need to be sectioned off for product application to ensure a thorough coating.

First look: discover the Curl Manifesto product range

Kérastase Curl Manifesto is a new, luxury professional haircare regime designed to cater to the unique needs of curly, very curly, and coily hair types. The range was formulated using skincare ingredients like ceramide and manuka honey, so each curl feels stronger, more defined, and ultra moisturised.

"Curly hair is very different from straight or wavy hair, and I think this is why it's been overlooked by most haircare brands," says Paul. "Each curl type has a very different need, making it difficult to cater to."

Where other products focus on giving moisture to dry curls or work to define the curl itself, Kérastase has addressed the individual needs of each curl type with a range of products to cover the entire care routine, from shampoo to styling and treatments.

"When you shampoo curly hair, you take a lot of the natural oils out, and that's the stuff that weighs the hair down and creates a nice curl. We've been looking for a comprehensive, curl-specific range to address things like this and, in my opinion, Kérastase has really done their research."

Tests by Kérastase show just how effective their science-backed formulations can be — hair is 76% stronger and 74% more defined after using Curl Manifesto. Here's an introduction to each exquisite product and where it sits within the curly hair routine...

Washing and cleansing your curls

Curl Manifesto Bain Hydratation Douceur

Start your curly hair routine with this gently hydrating shampoo. The delicate infusion of manuka honey and ceramide is designed to enhance your curl pattern, remove impurities, and leave curls and coils feeling moisturised.

Curl Manifesto Fondant Hydratation Essentielle

This lightweight conditioner is ideal for replenishing moisture in very curly and coily hair. It gently detangles curls and prevents stubborn knots. Curls will feel bouncy and hydrated!

Curl Manifesto Créme de jour fondamentale leave-in-cream

Get a hit of intense hydration and 230-degree heat protection with this luxurious daily smoothing cream. Designed for coily, curly and very curly hair, this ultra-lightweight cream can even protect from up to 80% humidity. Apply it to wet hair from root to tip, then scrunch hair to encourage your natural curls to emerge.

Products for styling curly hair

Curl Manifesto Gelée Curl Contour 

Use this gel-cream to enhance and define all curl and coil types. It combines the hydrating properties of a cream with the staying power of a gel (minus the crunchiness!) to give bounce and shine.

To style curls, scrunch Gelée Curl Contour into dry or damp hair. If you have very curly or coily hair, section off your hair and apply the gel-cream; twist your locks to encourage the curl pattern to form, then air dry or diffuse. 

Curl Manifesto Refresh Absolu 

Refresh your curls without the need to wash. Refresh Absolu is a lightweight mist designed to rehydrate and reactivate curl definition between washes. Spray through your hair to restore bounce and hydration as part of your morning routine.

Caring for your curls

Curl Manifesto Huile Sublime Repair

This multi-use hair and scalp oil has been designed for use at different stages of your routine. The nourishing blend of oils and manuka honey can be used as a leave-in treatment, a scalp conditioner, or a pre-shampoo treatment.

Curl Manifesto Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition Mask

Prevent breakage in dry and brittle curls with this extra-rich nourishing mask treatment. It leaves curls springy and silky and loads them with hydration. Apply to damp hair and massage into lengths and ends. Leave for 5 minutes or up to 30 minutes for deep care. 

Using Curl Manifesto according to your curl type

Now that you've explored the range, here's how to create your very own care routine according to your curl type and styling goals.

Wavy and curly hair types

Wash: Bain Hydratation Douceur

Treat: Fondant Hydratation Essentielle

Style: Gelée Curl Contour or Créme de jour fondamentale 

Freshen: Refresh Absolu

Very curly hair

Wash: Bain Hydratation Douceur

Treat: Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition

Style: Créme de jour fondamentale, Huile Sublime Repair, or Gelée Curl Contour

Freshen: Refresh Absolu

Coily hair

Prewash: Huile Sublime Repair

Wash: Bain Hydratation Douceur

Treat: Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition

Style: Créme de jour fondamentale or Gelée Curl Contour

Freshen: Refresh Absolu

Are you ready to lavish care and attention on your curls and coils like never before? Upgrade your curly hair routine with Curl Manifesto products from our online shop or make a purchase next time you visit us at our Knightsbridge or Battersea hair and beauty salons. You also have the option to indulge in afro hair services from our team of specialists.