Expensive S**t That Works: My Eternal Love for Kerastase Elixir Ultime

I love this hair treatment so much that if it were a real person, it would have a key to my apartment and we’d be discussing birth control options.

Aug 7, 2012 at 10:00am | Leave a comment

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Nothing pisses me off more than throwing good money down on costly beauty items that don’t work. It makes me want to commit random acts of violence (maiming someone with my still-smoking credit card comes to mind).

Hence, when I come across some stuff that’s costly but it really works, I’m ready to tell you about it, like, RIGHT NOW. This is one of those circumstances because this Kerastase product and I are going steady. It’s serious.

My hair is color treated and straightened, so it tends to get dry regularly, particularly with extreme temperature changes. Hence, I’m on Parch Patrol -- that situation where you catch yourself touching your hair and examining your ends for the slightest sign of dryness where split ends could even THINK of starting. I also have fine hair and a LOT of it, so creamy products tend to weigh it down. All of this is to say that the daily care and maintenance of my 'do is much more high maintenance than I’d like, and I do everything I can to make things as simple as possible.

I’m an oils girl for this reason, and after finding Kerastase Elixir Ultime, I would consider myself in a committed relationship with this hair product. If it were a real person, it would have a key to my apartment and we’d be discussing birth control options.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime is an award-winning beauty product (36 international beauty awards in total) made of magical stuff like precious oils and extracts from around the globe. The original product was such a cult favorite of hairstylists, celebs and fancy folks the world over, especially this particularly unfancy gal.

This is the only product I can use that can hydrate without weighing my hair down and give it softness without venturing into greasy territory. I wasn’t born with bouncy, silky hair, so believe me when I say that this oil delivers bounce and movement of the Willow Smith whip-my-hair-back-and-forth variety. My hair is SICK and it just keeps getting better.

When the good folks at Kerastase emailed me and said they were adding to the line, it was suddenly like my boyfriend had allowed me to cheat. Wait, they’ve added three new hair treatments to the Elixir Ultime line? Now it’s a hair treatment orgy and I’ve got my boyfriend, Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton in a silky hair porn fantasy. 

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They’ve introduced a whole LINE of Kerastase Elixir Ultime products: my newly beloved The Imperial (for color-treated hair), Moringa Immortel (for damaged hair,) Rose Millenaire (for fine & sensitized hair) and the flawless original, which was created for all hair types. All of the products include Oleo-Complexe, which is a blend of maize, argan, camellia and pracaxi oils that create shine, nourishment and protection and deliver like Domino’s. In short, they hydrate and keep working all day, period.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime has changed the way I deal with my hair completely. I only wash my hair once a week (that’s why God created dry shampoo, ladies) so my daily hair routine is to just rub a little of the Elixir Ultime into my hands in the morning, tousle my hair a bit and leave the house. The scent is intoxicating (like high-end perfume-but-not-in-an-obnoxious-way scented) and my hair has movement and is so soft it feels like it was washed with the tears of angels. You know all that humidity lately? No drama, no frizz, no worries on my end. This product rocks, period.

The Elixir Ultime line is available wherever fine Kerastase products are sold nationwide. I try not to pimp products, especially ones that retail for around $55 a bottle, but if you want star-quality hair that will make you want to touch yourself (your HAIR, gals, I mean your HAIR), then by all means get you some.

Let’s dish: How much are you willing to spend on a hell-yes-my-hair-looks-amazing product? Let’s braid each other’s hair and talk about it.