I brought home both of these goodies after my last haircut on the recommendation of my stylist, Alis, and I lurve them.
My mop had been parched lately and was looking a little dull, especially the ends, for which Alis suggested Bain Elixir Ultime Shampoo ($42 for a 250ml bottle) and Masque Elixir Ultime ($65 for a 200ml jar), both by Kerastase.
BAIN ELIXIR ULTIME ($42)
A versatile, nourishing oil providing ultimate shine, softness and nourishment for all hair types
- Silicone and paraben-free
- Gently cleanses while nourishing and purifying
- Strengthens hair, leaving it soft and shiny
MASQUE ELIXIR ULTIME ($65)
A beautifying oil treatment for all hair types
- Revives and restores hair
- Nourishes deep into the hair fiber
- Pumps up the shine
- Leaves hair feeling weightless
I was wary of the prices ($65 for a hair mask? OMG!), but Alis assured me that both products would last a good, long while, and I think she’s right. I’ve only been using a dollop of each one for my hair, which is pretty thick and unruly, so I should be able to stretch these out for — I’m hoping — 6 or more months.
Both of them contain a blend of oils — maize, pracaxi, camellia and argan — to soften and add incredible shine, without a lot of weight, and they’re recommended for all hair types.
Gotta say…I’m a believer! It’s only been a couple weeks, but I’m sure my mop is shinier, and the ends definitely feel less crunchy.
I also don’t feel like my hair has a coating/residue (ugh, hate that) after I rinse off in the shower, and best of all, after my hair dries, it still has a good deal of volume.