Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer*

This is definitely one of those most talked about products in the blogging community and i had been dying to try it. If i am honest i have pretty good hair in the sense that it is in good condition, that is partly down to the fact it is a short bob however i do straighten my hair every time i wash it which is every other day so there has to be some damage on my ends somewhere, because of this i do like to use a hair mask/treatment once a week to give my ends a bit of a pick me up and lets face it our hair really does deserve a treat once in a while. I had heard amazing reviews of the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer so couldn't wait to slather my hair in it.

The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is a 'pre shampoo' treatment so you apply this all over when your hair is due a wash and also when it is wet. How crazy does that sound? Well it certainly did to me so i was a little skeptical i have to admit. You apply the treatment in sections all over your hair and pop on the shower cap that comes with it. You could always use some cling film which would so the same thing i guess. You leave the treatment on for 10-20mins but if you want a really deep intensive treatment you can leave it on for 30mins if you like.

I do tend to leave this one for 30mins as i really like to get the product working in my hair. Once you have left it on for your preferred time you then rinse it out and wash your hair as normal. Philip Kingsley advice that you use their shampoo and conditioner after using the treatment but as i do own any i just used my current shampoo and conditioner and it worked perfectly fine.

I am just going to say it straight..this treatment is out of this world!!! It makes my hair so incredibly soft, shiny and sleek so much so that i can't stop touching it after i have used it i really don't know how it does it! I suffer with fly-away hairs but after using the treatment they are so much more tamed and don't annoy then hell out of me during the day.

Sometimes if i am in a rush i just use the treatment on the ends of my hair as that is the driest part and again it works superbly.

I also have a very sensitive scalp and a lot of products tend to irritate my scalp however this has not irritated it at all which is always a huge plus for me.

I love the packaging as well so simple and clean!

The only downside to this product is the RRP which is £22.50 for a full size..i only have the 75ml tube and it is very nearly out which i am a little sad about but to be honest i don't think i will be shedding out £22.50..it does make me sad as i really really love it loads but its just a little too pricey. If i can get my hands on the 75ml size for much cheaper then i think this will be my next option :)

Have you tried this? Do you love it?
What other Philip Kingsley Products have you tried and recommend?


  1. I've been using Lush pre-shampoo treatments and they're great too :) I really wanted to try this after all the hype from the beauty boxes but really can't justify the price tag right now, plus I'm trying to stay away from silicones for a bit! xxx

  2. I really wanted to get this in my Glossybox a few months ago but I didn't :( I don't think I could justify the price but I really want to try this, it sounds so good!

    Frances x
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  3. this sounds amazing! bit expensive though :/

  4. I really didn't like this, I received it in my Glossybox =[

    Sarah xx

  5. I am DYING to try this! I was so bummed when I missed the Feb Carmine Box or was it the FeelUnique box that gave it out? Yea def too steep, maybe we can get it on buyapowa? ;D xx

  6. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE! Great review xx

  7. This is such a amazing product. I might finally buy full size. x

  8. Great review, you have sold me, I will be purchasing xx


  9. This sounds amazing, I really want to try it but it's such a shame about the price :/ X

  10. I've never heard of a pre-shampoo before but want to give it a go!
    new follower to your blog - googled this product and your review came up!
    Claire x

  11. Luv it! Have it and will probably repurchase. I bought the big one (500ml) for both me and my mum and it will probably last for ages. It's super good for my hair, makes a huge difference and you can actually read my review here: http://frelly512.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-elasticizer.html
    Really really recomend it esp. if you have thin, damaged, coloured hair like me.

  12. I have just done a review of this on my blog because I actually love it! Love the background for your pics too! :) I agree the price can be a bit hefty though!! Kammi from www.beautybookblog.com :)


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