Today’s post is about a hair product that I bought with a lot of expectations. I had my eye on Kerastase’s Elixir Ultime Oil for a while but never ended up buying it. But this time around when my after-wash leave-in serum got over, I made a beeline for this product hoping it would do my hair good.
So, this Elixir Oil is actually a multi-purpose product which, according to the brand, can be used as a pre-wash product, leave-in serum or pre/post styling oil. I tried using it for all these purposes and my take on it is somewhat different from these claims.
Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil is best for usage as a hair serum, especially during the summer months. It has a nice texture, is fairly light on the hair and tends to give it a subtle shine. But do not expect any extraordinary wonders from it. If you use a lot of it, it can weigh the hair down. So I am very careful of not putting on more than 2 pumps in one go.
I also used it as a pre-wash oil for nourishment and it produced decent results. I think it is well-suited for dry and brittle hair, for it tends to moisturize and strengthen when used for regular oiling. It is also good to use as a protective product for heat exposure. I use it quite often while straightening or blow-drying my hair.
One place this product disappointed me was when I tried to use it while styling my hair. Be it simply curling my hair or trying to glam-up a fancy updo, Elixir Ultime was utterly unhelpful. It did not control frizz and fly-aways and nor did it add a smooth, shiny finish to my styling.
So, my final take on the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil is that it is neither absolutely amazing, nor a complete waste of money. I have to say though, it does not come cheap for sure and there are many less expensive options in the market that produce the same result. I know that given the brand, it is naturally more expensive than other similar products. But since it doesn’t deliver what is promised despite its price, I probably wouldn’t buy it again. There are many other hair products on my bucket list that I will try instead!
Star Rating – 3.5
Price : UK – £27.38 | Rs: 2450