Kerastase is one of those brands which has gained a lot of respect in the beauty industry because of some of the best products it makes. This product, Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe is one of its best seller. It also won Allure beauty award in 2012. Let us jump right into it and see if it is really that great.
Product Description by Kerastase
The secret of magnificent hair is revealed with Kérastase Elixir Ultime! Uniquely versatile, this fantastic beautifying treatment enriched with a complex for four precious oils combine to create a luxurious Elixir for all hair types – a legend is born.
A powerful combination of emollient and nourishing ingredients that adapt to your specific hair care needs and habits, just a few drops of Kérastase Elixir Ultime, the alchemy of four precious oils work to transform hair to feel soft, supple and infinitely shiny. This versatile treatment can be applied before cleansing to instantly nourish and visibly regenerate hair, or before styling to leave hair incredibly supple and protected.
Kérastase Elixir Ultime key benefits and uses:
As a pre-wash treatment: A luxurious pre-wash to prepare hair.
Pre-blow-dry: Apply a couple of drops to mid-lengths and ends to nourish, protect and maximize shine.
As a finishing product: Perfects the hair and reduces flyways.
Re-touch: Excellent for dry and demanding hair that needs added control and nourishment during the day.
Intensive conditioning: A leave-in conditioner for deep nourishment.
Multi-use oil that can be used pre and post styling
Delivers ultimate shine, deep conditioning and nourishment
Add softness, strength, and smoothness
Promotes cellular renewal with its anti-oxidant active ingredients
Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors
A blend of four precious scented oils that works for all hair types
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Zea Mays / Corn Germ Oil, Argania Spinosa Oil / Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Camellia Kissi / Camellia Kissi Seed Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Oil / Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Coumarine, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum / Fragrance.
How To Use
Multi-use oil may be applied the following ways:
Apply 2-4 pumps depending on hair length
Pre-Cleanse: Apply to brushed hair and rinse out before applying shampoo to remove impurities
Pre-Blow Dry: Apply to towel-dried hair and blow dry as normal for additional protection
Finishing: Work into the ends of the hair to control frizz, smooth and style
Touch-up: Apply throughout the day to add a touch of shine as needed
Maize Oil: Delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine
Pracaxi Oil: Brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair
Camellia Oil: Helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine
Argan Oil: Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors
Price in India
Rs 2300 for 125 ml bottle
In Detail Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe Review
This is one of those products that I cannot live without. I mean I have naturally frizzy curly hair which tend to go on the drier side. I do not suffer from any major hair issues as such because of my hair pamper routine however I do wish I had lesser curly hair. I came across this product approximately a year and a half ago and since then this has seriously been the elixir for my hair.
It comes in a very pretty bottle with golden diamond reflections of the label. Makes it looks rather classy. Has a pump dispenser on top. The product in itself is a very clear serum. Has a slightly thick consistency however it is not at all greasy. My hair is till my belly button now and I need 2 pumps of it per usage. I use this every time I wash my hair. I spread it on my palms and work it in the lengths of my hair from my ears till the hair ends. I do not apply it on my scalp because I believe that the natural oils that the scalp produces are enough to keep the hair moisturized around the roots.
Kerastase elixir ultime has an immediate calming effect on my manes without making my hair feel oily or greasy. It makes so much easier for me to run my fingers through the lengths of my hair. My hair appears less dry and more nourished. This reduces frizz and has a smoothening effect on my manes. The effects last for about 2 days. I usually was my hair every 2 or 3 days. Now this does not have any permanent repairing or smoothening effect. All these effects are temporary until the next wash.
I still feel it’s a huge plus point how incredibly this product works in taming down my frizzy hair. I am not a person too much into using hot tools on my hair and this product works wonderfully in making my hair look decent. Only the beauties with curly long hair would understand how difficult it gets to manage hair but trust me this baby has won my heart. I suppose you guys must go ahead and give this is a try. It is on the costly side but it lasts for a long time. I mean 1 bottle lasts me more than 6 to 7 months and that makes it worth spending the money on.
PROs of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe
1. Lovely packaging with a lockable pump dispensing mechanism
2. Smells really nice. Coconut, and some other soft sweet oil
3. Provides a smoothening effect on my hair
4. Tames down frizz
5. Makes my hair look and feel nourished
6. Did not cause any side effect
7. Effects stay for a good 2 days for me
8. Can be used in multiple ways
9. I have never used a better hair serum
10. A wonderful hair serum for beauties with dry/frizzy/very curly hair type
CONs of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe
1. Is on the expensive side
2. Contains Dimethiconol, so people who do not like silicones will not be very happy
3. Does not provide any permanent effect
4. Not very easily available in India except online
Will I repurchase Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe
I will, this is my second bottle and I will always repurchase this unless of course something better pop up 😀 🙂