Kérastase Elixir Ultime - Prime

It took us a while to hop on the hair oil bandwagon, and man oh man were we missing out. This lightweight elixir is fortified with a unique combo of four essential oils (camellia, argan, maize, and pracaxi) to leave strands super shiny and manageable——whether your hair is curly, straight, or in between. The pump dispenser allows for mess-proof applications, and we love how the weightless formula isn'’t sticky. Plus, we can use it as a pre-shampoo treatment or leave-in conditioner. What more can a girl ask for?

Kérastase Elixir Ultime - Prime
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Smells icky, doesn't work
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I usually use Moroccan Oil for my extra dry wavy hair and honestly, this didn't even come close. My hair was still extra frizzy even after adding twice the recommended amount. I do, however, live in CO and we have little to no moisture in the air which could have contributed.

But honestly, that wasn't the deal breaker. It smelled awful and chemically, even my boyfriend noticed and asked if I had burned my hair with a flatiron. I tried this, I really did, and I really wanted to like it, but it just didn't work.

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Eh......
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I was really excited to try the Kerastase line and I really WANTED to like it...However, I just was not impressed. I've used Biosilk and Alterna Bamboo Oil on a regular basis, and I can honestly say, I will stick to my Biosilk.

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So So
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It is not any better or worse than other products I own.

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another hair oil

If you like products that contain the hair smoothing silicones, you'll definitely like this too. I just wasn't impressed with it in confront with the other ones I've tried. Keep in mind I also have fine, longer straight hair and don't like for it to be super straight and flat.

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I found that the product irritated my scalp. I...
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I found that the product irritated my scalp. I would choose an Argan Oil product over this because it has similar effects. The product smelt nice though. Would consider using a Kerastase product that was more tailored to my sensitive skin.

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Too Heavy
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Since i have straight hair, I dabbed this on my ends only and found the oil to heavy and the scent was not appealing to me.

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Adds tons of shine to my hair.

I love the smell, it's very perfume-y. I apply this on second day hair right before I go to bed, then wash it out in the morning, following with my regular shampoo and conditioner. Makes my hair very shiny.

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unsure
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I used the whole sample and didn't notice much of a difference in my hair, Its colored and heat treated daily and I expected more of an improvement than I noticed, especially for the price!

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Ok as pre shampoo treatment
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This is too heavy to use as a styling treatment on my fine, thin hair. I have used it as a pre-shampoo treatment and it does leave my hair silkier. The smell is ok, it's a little too floral/perfume for me but it doesn't really linger anyway. I think this would probably be great for someone with coarse hair. I will enjoy the sample but know I will not purchase at this high price.

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Ok

Pretty good. However even a small amount made my hair kind of greasy

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