In the lead up to my empties post, i ended up finishing all of my hair serums and decided it was time to finally purchase this cult product from Kerastase. I've always wanted to try it, and have read lots of rave reviews over the past year. I wanted to splurge on a high quality hair serum, and settled on trying this one.
The Kerastase Elixir K Ultime serum is one of their best selling, and most iconic products. It has also been awarded by many top beauty magazines, including Harpers Bazaar most recently. It's also the Beauty Insiders Choice winner for 2012. After using it for the past two weeks, i can definitely confirm that it's a fantastic hair serum, and deserves the praise that it has.
The first thing that i love about this product, is the various ways in which you can use it. It's a 'versatile beautifying treatment' that can be used before washing as a pre-shampoo treatment, as a leave in conditioner on clean damp hair to control frizz, and as a finishing product on dry hair to add shine. I enjoy using it with all of these various methods, but i tend to use it most often after i have washed my hair, just through my ends and let my hair dry naturally. The scent is amazing- a mix of coconut and luxurious perfume. Although it is expensive at £35.00, the multitude of ways in which you can use it, and the fantastic results, definitely makes it worth the price. After i use this, my hair is smoother, sleeker, softer and shinier! My hair looks and feels so much healthier- practically erasing any signs of previous heat damage. It does an amazing job at controlling frizz, and enhances my natural waves when i let my hair dry naturally. The shine it provides is amazing and gives my hair a salon feel and look every time i use it. Best of all, is that it achieves this, without weighing down my fine hair or making it look greasy.
A little goes a long way, and when i use it as a leave in conditioner, one pump is the perfect amount. Although it's pricey, i can see it lasting me a good six months because of the concentrated, high quality ingredients. It's a great investment for anyone that wants hair with salon quality shine, softness and frizz free ends.
I highly recommend this hair serum, to all hair types. Whether you want to make your hair look healthier and hide the signs of heat damage, or you need something to control frizz and add shine, its a fantastic product. I think you definitely get what you pay for with hair serums, and although it's £35.00 it contains significantly more oils than your average, drugstore serum. The blend of four precious oils- Pracaxi, Argan, Maize and Camellia- provides outstanding results and long term benefits for the hair. It's made my heat-free hair routine much easier to maintain!
Love, Claudia x