Review | Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme.

I woke up extra early today so that I could fit in a quick blog post before my day at the library finishing (and possibly starting) assignments commences. I hate this time of the year as I feel like I am in some sort of limbo, I can see the end of the academic year in sight and I definitely have a fun filled summer to look forward to, but in the meantime I just have so much university work to get through all in the space of 10 days! I am quite a lazy character and often leave things until the last minute, and I never learn that I hate it! So here I am again. Anyway enough of that otherwise I will bring on more stress before 10am.

Just before Christmas I went to the hairdressers up here in Newcastle and unfortunately it wasn’t the best hair cut, the hairdresser managed to cut my hair just a tad too short for my liking. My hair is naturally curly, (although when it dries it doesn’t seem it) so when it is wet it behaves like really curly hair, so when he cut my hair a bit short my curls jumped up massively – above my shoulders. To say I was devastated is a massive understatement, my hair is so slow at growing I just didn’t know what to do. Luckily for me, my hairdresser was understanding and he gave me some products to try out. The main problem I was having was when it came to styling my hair. It was too short to do anything with, the curls weren’t forming properly, and they were really tightly wound so they were more like coils than the desired waves I wanted. So I was told to try out Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme this product promises to, ‘…instantly replenish, hydrate and nourish; and give full elasticity, bounce and reflective shine.’ This is quite a high end product, retailing at £29 in places like John Lewis and M&S. But it has been worth it, as it solved a lot of problems.

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For the first 3 months this product worked a treat, I would put it on dry hair before getting in the shower and put a shower cap over the top for about 20 minutes. Then I would wash it out and shower as normal – whilst using this treatment I was also using Philip Kingsley shampoo and conditioner which I will review at a later date – the cream instantly ‘dropped’ my curls adding what looked like length to my hair.

The only negative I have to say about this product, is don’t over use it! Only use it for a short period of time like 3/4 months, what started to happen is as my hair gained length and I continued to use this product my curls didn’t form because they were still being ‘stretched out’ obviously if you want to achieve this then carry on! But the product became a little too extreme for me. I haven’t used it for a month or so now and my curls are beginning to develop again.

Agnes D.

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