My hair seen a lot of bleach over the years, so hair masks and treatments are becoming something I use near enough every single time I wash my hair to keep it in good condition. The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer has forever been hyped up and for years I’ve had my eye on it, so I thought it was about time that I took the plunge, gave it a try and tested whether it’s worth the hype
This treatment is used before washing and conditioning the hair, the only issue for me is that it needs to be applied when the hair is wet, so it does involve getting in and out of the shower (not ideal when you have to wash your hair in the mornings). They then advise that you wait atleast 20 minutes before rinsing well and following on with your shampoo and conditioner. I get around this by using the treatment the evening before, that way it has even longer to soak into my hair, and it means less faff in the morning. Another way to use the Elasticizer is applying it before working out, plating your hair then shampoo out post-gym. I’ve found this to be the perfect time frame for the treatment to work and leave my hair feeling amazing.
They do advise that those of us with fine hair do a double-shampoo to remove all of the product, and I have to say I completely agree. I have used this without shampooing twice and found it did leave a residue in my hair. I’ve been using this once a week as recommended with other hair masks and treatments inbetween.
The Elasticizer claims to replenish hair that is over processed and dry, it contains essential oils and an ingredient called Hydrolized Elastin which helps add elasticity to the hair, which helps prevent the hair from breaking. My hair gets oily at the roots but is dry at the ends, so I have to absolutely avoid the roots of my hair and just use this at the ends of my hair.
It also claims to add shine and bounce, I have blonde hair so making it shiny can be difficult, but I’d definitely say this works to nourish my hair and leave it shiny! In terms of styling (when I haven’t had it anywhere near my roots) it leaves my hair feeling soft, smooth and nourished, so it is a product that I will continue to use. In conjunction to this I also use the Lee Stafford Treatment which I really love, both of which have really saved my hair from the bleach I’ve been using the past few months.
I am also keen to try Olaplex, miracles seem to happen with that stuff… What are your favourite intensive hair treatments?