Is your hair budget burning a hole in your pocket? New $50 Kerastase Elixir Ultime hair oil will douse that fire fast. My stylist used some on my freshly cut and colored ‘do this week. It’s a fragrant (perfect for the season, like warm vanilla, amber and cloves) multi-purpose blend of oils including argan, camelia and linseed, among others, and the stylists here say it’s the talk of the town.
They’ve been using it on their clients in a variety of ways — as a pre-shampoo treatment for dry and coarse hair, as a prep before blow drying to defrizz and add shine, as a styling serum to smooth out flyaways and dry ends, and some of them have also been using it before color treatments, where they say it helps dyes apply more evenly to every strand.
After my trim and color, the stylist squeezed a few pumps into her hands and worked them through my hair from roots to ends before blow drying. When all was said and done, I felt like a hair model! My familiar mop was transformed into a luxuriously soft and shiny coat.
NOTE: It does contain silicones in case you’re averse to them
I still think Orofluido, which is the only other argan oil product I can recall using, is more volumizing, cheaper and a little better overall.
Too bad this is so blasted expensive… Are they getting their argan oil by squeezing bricks of gold?!
PRICE: $50 for a 4.2-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available at select salons, beauty stores and kerastase-usa.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (or an A if it wasn’t so expensive)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,