With fine, straight locks, I have an aversion to oily hair that borders on the obsessive. This means I basically own shares in most of the dry shampoo companies, and a few years ago, I would have had anyone who suggested I use oil in my hair committed.
But, if there’s one thing those French beauties know it’s lush locks, so when the hair geniuses at Kérastase Paris declare oil is the ultimate hair elixir, you listen. Not convinced? Here are four ways Kérastase ParisElixir Ultime’s luxurious oil-enriched collection is guaranteed to transform your hair.
Formulated withOléo-Complexe technology, the products in the Elixir Ultime range boast a high concentration of four luxurious and powerful oils: corn germ (maize), pracaxi, argan and camellia. Corn germ oil boasts antioxidant active ingredients to protect the hair and enhance shine, while camellia oil works to smooth the hair fibre and make locks super glossy.
Stronger strands & fewer split ends
When it comes to anti-breakage, argan oil is the hero ingredient. This liquid gold restores strength to the strands from within, while also protecting the hair from external aggressors like heat styling and UV rays.
It might seem like adding oil to the hair would weigh it down and make it lank. Not so. The oils have been carefully selected to leave the hair supple and light. Fine haired ladies especially will love Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil. As well as boosting shine by 71% with precious oils, Intracylane™ penetrates into the core of the fibre to create a strong, supple molecular network. In other words, boosting the thickness and volume of your locks!
Nutrient-rich corn germ oil is a natural emollient, while pracaxi oil delivers deep nourishment and conditioning to the hair. Meaning that not only is your hair soft as kittens, it’s much easier to manage.
The Elixir Ultime range
Oils really are suitable for all hair types, and even the shampoos in this luxe haircare range include precious oils. (Don’t freak out – much like the skin, using oils in the hair helps to balance the natural oils in your scalp.) For fine hair, the Sublime Cleansing Oil Bath contains the signature oils to lavishly cleanse without overly nourishing, while thicker hair types will benefit from Baine Riche, which is enriched with coconut oil, coriander oil and shea butter to deeply nurture the hair as you shampoo.
However, the star of the show is the Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil, which can breathe life into all hair types. A total multitasker, it can be used on towel-dried hair for thermo-protection up to 230° andto speed up drying and boost volume. Or apply it to dry strands in need of a little extra shine, or to tame those pesky flyaways.