In this day and age that modern technology has made everything possible to improve almost everything we have, and even address almost any concerns that we have, well, beautiful hair is already very much possible with a product.
I remember before that girls who had naturally frizzy hair were doomed to have that poofy hair for life, and by the time that I was in high school, hair relaxing, and hair rebonding were introduced into the market. Right now, you can do just about anything with your hair. Straighten it, curl it, make it shinier, color it darker, or color it lighter. But then, all these processes have consequences. “Tweaking” our hair DNA do have side effects, destructive side effects, such as hair losing its natural shine over time, hair getting dry and brittle, and eventually, getting all damaged. Thus, hair oils are all the rage right now to re-nourish our hair.
Kerastase, one of the leading, if not the leading luxury hair care brand in the world, has come up with a multi-purpose blend of the best oils to give us beautiful, well-nourished hair. Elixir Ultime is a product of L’Oreal Advanced Research Laboratories that promises results no less than legendary.
Elixir Ultime is a cocktail of the following precious oils, namely :
Maize sprouts are the myth ingredient of the 1st haircare masque created by Kérastase. Masque a l’huile de maize is a legendary product created in 1984 that stayed top best-seller for many years, it is still a reference of Kérastase technological advancement and high performance nutrition results.
This oil of Maize sprouts contains a powerful cocktail of smoothing and anti- oxidants agents that bring shine, softness and protection to hair.
This active ingredient is playing the role of powerful nutrition.
Used for many centuries by the Berbers of Morocco, Argan oil is a famous recipe of beautiful hair. Its richness in Vitamins A, D and E makes it a perfect anti- oxidant….
In the technology of Oleo-Complexe it is the high concentration of Omega 9 that performs mainly as the protection component, it also leaves the hair supple and light.
In Amazonian regions, Pracaxi oil has been used since the ancient times particularly for its capacity to improve cellular renewal. It is a powerful antiseptic that is often used in Latin American hospitals.
Pracaxi oil is traditionally rich in lipids and saturated acids, it enhances the hair making it more solid and resistant.
Camellia oil, from Central and Eastern Asia, is extracted from a bush whose blossom is made up of camellia flowers that turn into nuts, whose oil is extracted from a first cold press.
A source of vitamin F and Omega 3 & 9, Camellia oil mainly brings incredible shine to hair, but also has a smoothing and strengthening action.
Kerastase Elixir Ultime can be used in various ways :
* Before shampoo, this can be massaged on the scalp, and dry hair. This pre-cleanses, and moisturizes the hair prior to shampooing.
* Before blow-dry, this can be applied on towel-dried hair. This will definitely help your hair dry into a silky, soft finish.
* After blow dry, this can be applied ( very lightly ) to further “set” the hair ( just like a finishing powder!) this can give the hair the shine it needs.
* As an everyday routine, this can be applied on damp hair then air-dried. This will make your hair more manageable and dry into a soft, and silky finish.
I have used it personally and have seen such moisturizing effects on my hair. Amazing nourishment for my thirsty, drying out chemically processed hair and product of frequent coloring. I am unable to continue using this as I am on an organic product lock-out as of the moment because of my medical condition, so I am very sad, but not so much, really, as I have passed it on to my sisters who have been using this religiously every single day, and reaping great effects from it. They tell me that their hair is more manageable, and not so frizzy anymore. This remains a staple on our vanity table for haircare.
I highly recommend this to all of you who want to take care of their hair – even if you have normal hair, it will get dry without the proper maintenance, and for those who frequent hair coloring, straightening, and perming procedures, then this is a must, to salvage your hair, at least, to give it a boost of nourishment to prevent further damage. You would find it queer that I would tell you that this is really economical, but I deem it so, because at 125ml for Php 2,218, it really is economical and really reasonable for its price! I have had hair oils that cost Php 1,500 for 15-30ml only. If you’re after great hair, and want to save, then Kerastase Elixir Ultime is THE product for you!