Some things are classics for a reason, usually because they really do work, and Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer falls into that category. It was famously developed over 40 years ago for Audrey Hepburn and has developed cult status ever since. It contains Castor Oil and Olive Oil,which is high in Vitamin E and fatty acids. Elasticizer helps to lock in and retain moisture and suppleness without weighing down or coating the hair. I’ve used it for years and am currently trying out the Coconut Breeze version which smells absolutely wonderful.
I don’t use it every time I wash my hair, I usually do it once a week. Just apply onto damp hair before shampooing and cover your hair with a shower cap or towel, the heat this creates makes sure all the nutrients are absorbed. Leave it on for around 20 minutes (you can sleep in it if you want to) and then rinse off, shampooing and conditioning as normal. It’s not cheap, it starts at £18 up to £90 for a massive salon size, but it’s worth every penny.
My shampoo and conditioner are also from Philip Kingsley’s range. I’m currently using the Body Building products, these thicken the appearance of each individual strand of hair and are lightweight so they don’t drag your hair down. There are lots of choices of shampoos and conditioners, their website is really helpful with advice on what to use for your hair type.
My goal at the moment is to look like I actually have healthy thicker hair, it was looking very thin and dry. So I’ve stopped straightening it and I’m taking IoniCell and Superior Hair from Victoria Health. Along with the Body Building range, I’m actually noticing a great improvement in my hair, it will never look like it did in my 30s but I can try!