Kérastase Elixir Ultime - Prime

It took us a while to hop on the hair oil bandwagon, but boy were we missing out. This lightweight elixir is fortified with a unique combo of four essential oils to leave strands super shiny and manageable—whether your hair is curly, straight, or in between. 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
4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 458 Reviews 458 Reviews
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Heavily scented

This seemed to work really well when I tried it . . . but the scent is so strong that it gave me a really bad headache. This could be a great option for someone who is not scent sensitive and doesn't ind the price tag. If you are sensitive to strong scents, don't waist your money.

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not impressed

i did not notice much change in the feel of my hair after using this - not when i applied it before blowdrying and not when i applied it to dry hair to refresh.

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Not Necessary for my hair

The product made my hair oily and isnt necessary for my normal hair. I did use it when I had static in my hair and it seemed to tame it.

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decent hair oil
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I'm used to V05 for hot oil treatments and Moroccanoil as a styling oil. I feel that this was too thick for hot oil treatments (I needed a good amount to coat my hair well), and I am pretty loyal to Moroccanoil as styling oil. But this is a perfectly acceptable oil and I like the smell. It would be my second choice if anything happened to my Moroccanoil!

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not bad

Usually use another brand of hair oil, but was happy to get the sample because I'd wanted to try Kerastase products for a while. On its own pre-blow dry I didn't notice much difference from other oils/serums. However, when added to a little Kerastase Nectar Thermique, left my hair noticeably silky. The best part of this combo, though, is that it's relatively lightweight and doesn't seem to attract dirt as quickly as other products (a big deal when you only shampoo a couple times a week). I also use a little bit as a smoother after the flat iron but as another reviewer has mentioned, it doesn't help with static/flyaways.

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Great except for the smell
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I really wanted to love this. It works well on my hair and smells great coming out of the bottle. Unfortunately, once it's in my hair the smell morphs into a weird burnt hair sort of smell. Maybe it's just me?

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Awesome at first, but maybe my hair got trained
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Kerastase products are a splurgy luxury, so I was excited when I had enough Birchbox points to order a free one after trying my sample. At first, my hair felt silky when I used it on dry hair after styling, but the magic wore off. Maybe my hair got to accustomed to it? I can't use it on wet hair or it's greasy. I do like it as a second-day-hair refresher, but the smell isn't amazing. All in all, I'm just not sure what changes I'm supposed to see because there's not much happening.

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Didn't do much for my hair
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I have thin hair and I didn't think it did much for it?

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Too small
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I haven't used this product yet, because until just a minute ago, I had no idea what it was! The packaging is way too small to even discern what type of product it is!

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Soft but Staticy
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I thought this product was pretty great- it made my hair super soft and shiny, I couldn't stop running my fingers through it! The only thing I noticed was that after a few hours I seemed to lose my normal volume and then the next day my hair was super static-y. I'm not sure if that had something to do with the cold/dry weather but I never have that problem so I assume it has something to do with this product.

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