Thursday, 28 July 2011

Speed Review: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

I've been really impressed with the Philip Kingsley products which I've tried in the past. Some readers will remember that his No Scent No Colour Conditioner won the Best Conditioner category in my Skin Deep Awards at the end of last year. One of these days, I'd love to have a consultation with the hair & scalp guru who used to treat Audrey Hepburn. For now, I'm caring for my hair in the comfort of my own home using his bestselling Elasticizer treatment, originally created for the Breakfast at Tiffany's star, which the PR kindly sent me.

As a pre-shampoo treatment, it's fuss free. It's easy to apply onto dampened hair without having to hop out of the shower. I liked that the box includes a plastic shower cap to intensify the treatment. It's a nice touch which won't have cost the company a great deal but shows that thought has gone into this product. Wearing the cap also helps to contain any mess or drips so that you can get on with chores whilst the treatment gets to work.
The treatment itself has a whipped texture which is pleasant to apply and is fragrance free, making it a good choice for those with sensitivity.
My hair is fine so I didn't leave the treatment on for quite as long as advised (up to 30 minutes). I also applied it sparingly.
I like that, as a pre-shampoo, it's inherantly easy to rinse out so doesn't leave hair weighed down.
I wouldn't say that my hair was left looking particularly shiny although it was smoothed, plus it felt soft and cared for and I continued to feel these benefits for days afterwards. I liked this mask but I think my expectations were pretty high given how much I've liked his other products and I can't say that it quite lived up to them. I'll definitely continue to use the treatment until I finish the pot as I believe that it's helped to care for my hair, however, if it was a toss up between repurchasing this or one of his other products, I'd probably be more inclined to invest in one of the daily use items.

1 comment

  1. I think this is for really chemically damaged hair x


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