Sunday, 4 December 2011

Philip Kingsly elasticizer review!

So in the Novemeber glossy box (which I haven't even reviewed yet as it really didn't inspire me), I recieved the sample of the Philip Kingsly eslasticizer, the only product that I was excited to try.
This is a pre shampoo treatment that promices to improve the condition of your hair, providing it with elasticity, bounce and shine. It also provides UV protection after washing. This is actually a treatment that was created specifically for Audrey Hepburn!
Prices start at £3.60 for a 20ml Sachet, going up to £70.50 for 1000ml. So deffinately not a budget item!
 This product has had a lot of hype surounding it, but reviews have been mixed and for every couple of raving reviews, there is someone who dissagrees and believes the product does nothing for them.



Where do I fall into?
Well sadly, and I say sadly since the price is so costly, I fall into the 'wow this product is fantasic' catagory.
Ever since I was little I've always wanted really long hair, and it just never really happened, I got it to a certain leangth but it never really grew past that, especially as I got older and started colouring and straightening my hair. And its accoured to me that has been my problem. I know you're probly thinking, this has nothing to do with the product I'm reviewing but I can assure you it does.
I had a hairmare about 8 months ago, I had died it a darker blonde for a while, then I got bored, fancied having it a bit lighter and ashier, went to sallys, they gave me wrong instructions and my hair turned grey! To try and counteract the extreme ash, I put a live xxl yellowish blonde on my hair, this turned my hair a nasty orange colour and very much damanged my hair, ends especially. So I turned to the hairdresser to fix the colour and I told her to give it the chop, it was cut in to a long bob and I hated it, but I wanted it to grow it out healthy and in a style. 
Since then I have been trying every trick in the book to try and get it to grow properly. But I've found so far the best methods are the easest to do, but the hardest to pursue. No heat! This i think has made the biggest difference, I rarely blowdry my hair, I very rarely straighten it, I either put it in a topknot or shove in my extensions. 
The only issue with having it in a topknot so often and usuing extensions is that it made my hair very tangley. It was nightmare to brush.

Now, after just one use of the elasticizer, it brushed STRAIGHT though! No knots or tangles. Once my hair was dry it felt so bouncy, soft and the ends looked so much better! 
In all honestly after washing it out in the shower, I couldnt feel a difference, but seeing the difference it made when dry was fantastic! I really feel this is something that is going to aid my hair growing. The condition has improved so much!
Sad side? I've now run out of my sample and this stuff is expenive, but is urgent on my chritmas and birthday list! 

Have you tried this product, what did you think? Have got any hair growing tips?
Let me know your thoughts!
Gemma
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3 comments:

Beauty Fiend said...

I may try and get a sample to see if its any good, but still its way too expensive. I usually use coconut oil as a pre shampoo and it works wonders
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www.Frank and Doll.com said...

Sounds amazing. Might have to put this one on my xmas wish list. X

sammycx said...

great post! i also got it in my glossybox but havent had the chance to try it out yet!

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