Monday, 14 January 2013

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer


If you can remember way back when I was doing my internship at a magazine in October/November last year, you may remember me mentioning a beauty sale. This is another item that I got from that brilliant little sale and I'm so happy because I have been wanting to try this out for a very long time! I've heard such great things about Philip Kingsley, but specifically about this product as well. So you can imagine how much my eyes lit up when I saw this and naturally I had to have it!

You may wonder why it has taken me until now to get around to trying it out. Your answer would be that this isn't a two second job. You can't just wash your hair and then apply this for a couple of minutes before rinsing and getting out of the shower. This is a little bit more laborious than that and consequently has lead me to the conclusion that I probably won't be using it again.

To use this hair mask, you must first wet your hair. Then you must separate it into sections and smooth this product through each section. Finally, you wrap your hair up into a shower cap and leave it for 10-20 minutes before getting in the shower and rinsing it out. You can then carry on with your usual showering routine of shampooing, conditioning etc.

Now my first issue is that I have to get my hair wet but then I have to wait around for a long period of time in a shower cap. Therefore I didn't want to get in the shower and leave the water running for 20 minutes with me just standing there, shrivelling up like a prune. So I had to get my hair wet by leaning my head into the shower and putting my hair over my head. My hair is extremely thick and quite long so this lead to numerous knots and tangles even though I had brushed it profusely beforehand. Then I had to lean over the sink whilst I applied the mask to my already knotty, dripping wet hair and then placed it up in my shower cap. To finish, I set a timer on my iphone for 10 minutes and sat reading the latest glamour. Everything was relatively uneventful after this process.

That includes the results of the mask. My hair does feel smoother, with a slight shine and easier to manage. But over all there isn't nearly enough benefits to the mask to warrant me using it again. It's just too much of a kerfuffle! The Orange Oil hair mask I used last year was 10 times easier to use and made my hair ridiculously shiny and soft, whilst being miles cheaper!

So in my opinion I don't think the product is worth the hassle. Maybe if I left the mask on for longer, I may have reaped more rewards, or if I used more of the mask it might have made a difference. But I can't say I'm bothered about trying it again to find out.

I know many people adore this product which goes to show that everyone has their own experiences and opinions. I definitely wouldn't discourage other people from trying it out because of the amount of support it gets. So if you have used this mask and either loved it or hated it, please leave a comment below with your thoughts so other readers can get different views on it :)

4 comments:

  1. I thought the same when I tried this! Very overhyped and I felt like I'd wasted money, I never used it more than once! I've had better results from Herbal Essences and Frizz-Ease masks! xx

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    1. Thanks so much for your input hun! Glad i'm not the only one. I love Herbal Essences! xxo

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  2. I've been using this for years and love it and just want to say that it although it does work best when left for longt periods, you do still get great results from popping it on for a few minutes before you shampoo. Don't let the recommended time scale put you off! X

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  3. I've been using this for years and love it and just want to say that it although it does work best when left for longt periods, you do still get great results from popping it on for a few minutes before you shampoo. Don't let the recommended time scale put you off! X

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