Product Review: Kerastase Elixir Ultime

My hair has always been long, wavy and super-frizzy. For me, conditioner, hair masks and defrizzers are an absolute necessity. So much that I stock up a multitude of these products in the bathroom cabinet just in case, because I fear that I might suddenly run out. And if I ever do, you better send the Mighty Powers to help me, because my hair would suddenly resemble that dirty, tangled mop languishing in your bathroom. Disaster. So when I saw Kerastase’s Elixir Ultime hair treatment available at my local salon, it almost grew legs, walked off the shelf and right into my hands. Yay!

Kerastase Elixir Ultime is a super-luxurious hair product that aims to protect your hair from heat damage, smooth the frizzies, and provide shine and volume without weighing the hair down. The oils featured in the product include camellia, argan, maize and procaxi. So if you are a die-hard fan of the esteemed argan oil, this may be for you!

PRODUCT AND PACKAGING

This product is house in a 125ml, clear, mustard coloured plastic bottle with a lockable pump. Though this product is marketed as an ‘oil’, don’t let that scare you. The main ingredient is cytopentasiloxane, which is pretty much a form of liquid silicone. My hair loves it, because it’s great for defrizzing and adding shine. It’s the only ingredient that will tame my otherwise unruly tresses. This product can be used as a pre-cleanse hair treatment (to be applied prior to shampooing), but I didn’t agree with this – what’s the point of washing this luxe product right down the drain? Instead, this product replaced my anti-frizz products. The fragrance is a strong floral and I didn’t mind it.

APPLICATION

On application, the product is pretty runny and I needed two pumps for my long dry wavy hair. It wasn’t greasy and it didn’t make my hair limp, and after blow-drying, my hair was left ridiculously silky and shiny! It felt nourished and controlled the fly-aways and frizzies. I also used it on dry hair between washes, and it left my hair sleeker and glossier than ever.

OVERALL VERDICT

I adore this decadent hair product. I see this product as ‘hair oxygen’ – if your hair is looking more like straw than silk, the Elixir Ultime will bring back the shine and softness, leaving you constantly fighting the urge to run your fingers through your hair.

PRICE: $49.99 or cheaper if you buy online. Go spoil yourself because you won’t be disappointed! Kerastase sure know how to do luxury.

RATING: 10/10

Have you tried this product?
Do you use high-end hair products? Which ones are your fave?

Jenny xxx

You Might Also Like

27 Comments

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 19th May, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I love my one of this!

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Monday 26th November, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    This is really some excellent stuff!

  • Reply BellaB Thursday 6th September, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Sounds good.

  • Reply thugsy Wednesday 18th April, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Out of my price range

  • Reply doogs Wednesday 18th April, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I Want it

  • Reply bardie Wednesday 18th April, 2012 at 8:41 am

    <3

  • Reply jarjar Wednesday 18th April, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Would love to try this

  • Reply midnightstarfish Monday 16th April, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    still itching my hands to get this

  • Reply diamond0901 Monday 9th April, 2012 at 11:22 am

    love the bottle

  • Reply ragdollbaby Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    That sounds really good. My fave product at the moment is the Kérastase Nectar Thermique. Very similar product, but is more of a cream than an oil.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I have the frizzy hair problem too.Kerastase sounds ideal

  • Reply lynn Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 9:14 am

    need to try this product!

  • Reply lieuloves Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 9:04 am

    sounds great!

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I currently use the Redken argan oil from the all soft range, but this does sound delightful.

  • Reply mandystsai Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Great review!

  • Reply punkemohardcore Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Ah, I was thinking I’d have to try this then I saw the price.

  • Reply midnightstarfish Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    woah expensive but must try 😉

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Keratase is an amazing brand. I’ll have to try this!

  • Reply AmberB Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Love Kerastase products!!

  • Reply ningnong Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    would love to try it but a bit pricey for me

  • Reply traanster Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Awesome!

  • Reply tessarella Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Ooh sounds good!

  • Reply fengari Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the review!

  • Reply KNY Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I love this!!!! My favourite hair product.

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Will have to try this!

  • Reply Whatthe Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Kerastase is top quality.

    • Zoe93
      Reply Zoe93 Monday 2nd April, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I know, not many brands that are 100% fabulous!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.