Over the past few weeks my hair has seen a lot of bleach, so hair masks and treatments are becoming something I use 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 have had my eye on it, so I thought it was about time that I took the plunge seen as though my hair realllly needs it!
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… and start work at 7am!). The Elasticizer claims to replenish hair that is over processed and dry, it contains essential oils and a ingredient called Hydrolized Elastin which is supposed to help add elasticity to the hair, which helps prevent the hair from breaking. Is it worth the hype? In a nutshell yes, but I don’t think it is a for everyone.
I have tried using this treatment a few different ways, the first time I used it I followed the instructions and went with 20 minutes of use and then rinsed it and proceeded to wash my hair as I would, from this I found my roots to feel heavy and a residue was left behind which I rarely get with my other treatments. Next time I used it over night as an intense treatment and had the same issue. I have ended up realising that if this product gets anywhere near my roots they will look oily, but for the ends it is pretty fab, and I do feel like it has managed to stop my hair from splitting and breaking so much. So if you have fine hair that can get oily at the roots then this is something to consider, as I can only use it as a treatment for the ends of my hair.
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 this past month!
I am also keen to try Olaplex, miracles seem to happen with that stuff… I What are your favourite intensive hair treatments?