Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My Thoughts: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

Philip Kingsley has been a practising trichological consultant since 1957 with a client list that includes celebrities, politicians and royalty. After being a consultant trichiologist for a prestigious Mayfair salon, Philip then went on to open his own Trichological clinic in 1960 and even created a product specifically for Audrey Hepburn.

Enter Elasticizer...

Elasticizer is one hair treatment that has stood the test of time. Probably one of the most popular hair products around today and has gained cult status. Its rare to be able to flick through a glossy mag without seeing it mentioned, but is it really worth the hype?

I was lucky enough to find a tube of Elasticizer in one of my Feelunique beauty boxes. I think I let out a squeal of excitement! I'd wanted to try it for so long but its expensive and not a lot of hair treatments work for me. I wasnt willing to shell out £26.25 for something that may or may not work so this sample was more than welcome.

Elasticizer is a pre shampoo treatment. Before shampooing, dampen your hair and apply Elasticizer in sections. Leave it on for around 20 minutes (I leave it on over night) then shampoo/condition hair as normal. It claims to deliver elasticity, bounce and shine to hair aswell as providing UV protection, even after washing to help prolong the life of colour treatments. Its also fragrace free so great for any sensitive noses.

The first time I used elasticizer I didnt notice much difference. My hair did feel a bit softer than usual but I think that was more to do with the conditioner I used. I left my hair to air dry but still didnt notice a big difference so decided to put off doing this post untill I'd used it a few more times. I've finished the tube now and although Elasticizer did make my hair feel nice I cant really say I noticed any changes to the condition of my hair that would warrant the price tag. Theres so much hype surrounding this product so I'm a bit annoyed at how undewhelmed I am but I know a lot of bloggers swear by it.

The ingredient list isnt too impressive either
I would still recommend trying it out for yourself though but try a smaller size first. If you've tried this whats your thoughts?


7 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you! I was so excited when I received this but have not noticed any difference in my hair whatsoever! Glad we didn't fork out for it :) x

    www.lottys-luxuries.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad It's not just me. I always feel like the odd one out when a hyped up product does nothing for me.
      xo

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  2. I'd heard good things in magazines like you said, but this sounds disappointing :( Glad I read your review though, I've saved myself some money haha xx

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    1. you can buy a 75ml tube for a more reasonable price so its probably still worth trying, it might work for you. :)
      xo

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  3. I agree! People can't believe it when I say this isn't amazing, it just didn't do anything for my hair at all :(

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Same. Maybe Elasticizer Extreme would work better for us.
      xo

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    xxx

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