Philip Kingsley Elasticizer and Moisture Balancing Conditioner Review

Last Christmas I was lucky enough to receive my first large pot of Elasticizer (150ml) as part of a set that also included Shampoo, Conditioner and some hair styling products. It was Elastizer that stuck out in particular, and I used every fraction of that pot! In what I would call remarkably good value, it actually lasted me up until a couple of weeks ago- using it every few weeks, or more frequently when I had the time to let it sit on my hair! As my hair is fairly long, I found this pretty damn impressive.

Given this, when I noticed that Look Fantastic had 15% off Philip Kingsley, there was no way I could resist replenishing my stock- particularly as my Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner had also just run out (after lasting an impressive 6 or so months).


Previously I’ve only tried the original Elasticizer, but when I noticed the Geranium & Neroli version was available as a 500ml version I thought it would be interesting to try! It does smell fantastic, and is very pleasant to use (and the packaging is just gorgeous!)- but if it hadn’t been the same price as the regular elasticizer, I probably wouldn’t have paid extra for the scent, as the main thing I care about is the effects!

I picked up two items, the Geranium and Neroli Elasticizer (500ml) and the Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner– which I got in a massive 1000ml size, both should be enough to last for about a year or more, given how long the smaller bottles lasted me.


Now these two items (which I usually use with the Infuse My Colour Wash in Copper) have been a godsend for my hair, particularly as it’s been getting longer. I’ve had really long hair a couple of times in my life, and the main reason that I’ve cut it (other than being bored of it!) is how annoying it becomes to maintain. My hair tangles easily and brushing it out used to be a cause of many tears- both when I was very young, and when I got older as well.

However Elasticizer and the conditioner has made my hair so much easier to look after. Although it hasn’t turned me into a hair styling wizard (to be honest I don’t think anything could) it has given me soft, smooth and shiny hair which hardly knots or tangles and is so much simpler to brush out- and puts me in a previously unheard of state of being able to skip brushing my hair for a day, and not have to worry about losing half of it to the hairbrush the next. My hair also seems to dry quicker (although I don’t know why), and I no longer need to worry about enlisting help to brush it, or having to braid it before going to sleep and neither product weighs my hair down, or makes it feel greasy.

For the Elasticizer, I just wet my hair, put a couple of pumps throughout all my hair and then put it up in a shower cap (so glamorous!!) for an hour or two- or as long as I can! And the conditioner I just use on the length and ends of my hair after shampooing- easy.

To be honest, the only negative I have for these two products is the price. And I will admit that they are not cheap. I bought the big sizes as you get a ton more product for the price compared to the smaller bottles (on Look Fantastic the current price for the 1000ml Conditioner is £48.50, and for the Elasticizer is £66) and because of the handy pumps- far more convenient than sticking a wet hand into a pot of Elasticizer! I also have enough confidence in these products after using them for the last 6 months to not feel like I will want to change what I am using anytime soon-which is good given how much I have!

Overall I highly recommend these two products, particularly for people like me who have fairly fine hair, but quite a lot of it. These two products have made my hair vastly easier to deal with, and now I can actually enjoy having longer hair- without spending so much time worrying about how long it will take to get out the knots if I leave it down…

Do you have a game changing hair product which has made your life easier?

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