I find taking care of my hair very important, and am always looking for products to help keep it in tip top condition, so when I spotted this sample of the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer with Instyle magazine I quickly snapped it up. Having seen the likes of Lily Melrose talk about how great this is more than a couple of times, I thought it was about time I gave it a try myself.
I imagine I’m a bit late telling you about this freebie, but if you can pop down the shops within the next few days you might still be able to catch the current issue of Instyle.
I have tried this a couple of times now, and so far I am quite impressed. The first time using it, I was far too eager and didn’t read that you are supposed to wet your hair before applying it, so I just used it on dry hair. Since then I’ve been doing as it says, and making my hair damp, then just applying it to the damp sections of my hair. I’ve only been using it from about my ears downwards, because I think I would go through my sample very quickly if I covered my whole head, and it does say if you have fine hair to just put it through the midlengths and ends. Then I just pop on my pink sparkly sequin shower cap (pictured above) and leave it on until I’m ready to wash my hair. It says to leave it on for 10-20 minutes, but I think I’ve been averaging about 45 minutes because I am easily distracted and always mess around more than I expected before finally clambering in the shower.
Using a conditioning treatment BEFORE shampooing did have me a little skeptical, because surely you’d just undo all the good work by shampooing, but actually I’ve been finding that it does manage to make my hair feel very healthy indeed. It just feels undamaged when I use this, which definitely isn’t the case. It’s soft and manageable and just feels pretty strong.
I think this stuff is going to be a godsend when I get my hair done in a couple of weeks time, because it’s gonna be bleached to within an inch of it’s life and need all the conditioning it can get! So I might hold off on using it all up before then. The fact that I do love this upsets me a little bit, because it’s not exactly cheap to buy the full size versions, so I am keeping my eyes peeled for something that works just as well but is a little bit cheaper. If you know of such a product please do let me know in the comments!Follow me: Bloglovin’ // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube