If you’re anything like me, this time of year takes a serious toll on your hair. In addition to my daily styling, when I’m heading out in the evenings, I like to touch up, usually re-straightening my ends.
So, since my hair gets enough abuse as it is, I’ve been turning to these adorable little of tubes of Philip Kingsley’s iconic Elasticizer. Normally I use the treatment once a week, but since my hair has been getting a bit of a battering, I’ve upped it to twice a week. Like the original treatment, I wet my hair, then comb the Elasticizer through my lengths and ends. I then pop it up into a top knot under a shower cap and let it get to work for a good 20 minutes. The Geranium & Neroli smell absolutely heavenly, and makes the treatment feel extra special to use. Once I’ve left it on for the 20 minutes, I just shampoo and condition as normal. I cannot tell you how much of a difference it makes! My hair really smoothes down, feels silky soft, and gets really shiny!
You can get a set of three duos here for £33.00
The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is a product which is hailed as a miracle worker throughout magazines and blogs. A look at the box shows its been awarded beauty prizes by Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle – two publications which know what they’re talking about! So I was super excited to try this miracle product.
Unlike a regular conditioning treatment, this goes on before you shampoo, and it is left on for 1/2 hour. To deal with the unavoidable spills a cute little branded shower cap is included in the box.
I do always find this pre-shampoo treatment idea a little bit of a hassle – but made the most of it by applying a face mask at the same time and had a little home-spa-thing going on.
So, after shampooing and conditioning with my regular products (Kerestase shampoo and Frederik Fekkai conditioner) my hair did feel super smooth.
The only negative I would say came when I came to blow dry my hair – it took forever. However, once I did manage to get it dry, my hair was super sleek and looked as if I had straightened it.
What I like about this is, not only does it work in repairing the damage already done, but also helps in the prevention of damage – smooth hair equals no straighteners for me.
Would I buy the Elasticizer once this tub runs out? Yep, I think I would. I’m a sucker for hair treatments, and this is one which certainly works!
150ml jar is priced at £30 and is available here (UK) and here (US)