Thursday, 23 December 2010

Treating Your Tresses: Part 3

Freshly emerged from the shower, having winkled out the remnants of my current hair treatment, I thought it was high time I updated you all on the third and final product I have been trialling in my 'treating your tresses' series. I have previously reviewed the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme and a Shu Uemura Art of Hair Smoothing Treatment Mask.  The first being quite a disappointment, the latter bringing me and my hair much joy and delight! The final product to meet my tresses test was Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax smoothing masque.

Kerastase have an applaudable army of products specifically targeted to treat all hair types and needs. This treatment comes from their Nutritive range. I personally love the garish tangerine packaging, and the colour co-ordinated treatment to boot. Your senses tell you that this product should smell sweetly of oranges and such, but it doesn't! It is pretty much fragrance-free.

This smoothing masque sets out to discipline dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair (aka my barnet) and it boasts anti-frizz properties to protect your hair from humidity-induced frizz and unmanageability. This treatment contains glucose, lipids and proteins for dry, sensitised hair, and promises to replenish hair with softness and suppleness for incredible shine.

The treatment has a lovely rich consistency and a real luxurious feel to it. I have been using it once or twice every week and have definitely felt a difference. I feel it has worked wonders on my mane, caressing my hair and leaving it silky soft. In particular, I have noticed an improvement in the condition of the ends of my hair and with this treatment, and the Shu Uemura, I have found the mission of blow-drying my barnet has been severely alleviated. My hair seems less frizzy and is left feeling smoother after styling.

So here is the final ranking.

3rd place - Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme
2nd place - Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Smoothing Masque
and the winner is, without a shadow of doubt, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Shusu Sleek Treatment Mask

So there we go!
 I hope these reviews have helped you if you were contemplating any of these products. 
Let me know what hair treatments are your faves.


EllysMakeupbag said...

I totally agree on Kerastase products, by far the best, all the ranges are sublime.

Lucy said...

I haven't tried any of these brands before.
Do you think they would work for slightly thinner hair??:)


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Aysh said...

Thank you very much for doing these reviews huny :) I've found them extremely informative & helpful. Especially because I was thinking about getting the philip kingsley elasticizer, but now I think I'll spend my moneys on the Shu Uemura mask :)Of course I realise that products can have different results on different people but your reviews have been great so think I'll give it a go :) Thanks hun!

Aysh xoxo

lauramorgan said...

Great reviews! My hairs been a disaster lately from colouring so its been frizzy and unmanegable, Ill have to try the shu uemura treatment mask!


Emma said...

I love Kerastase products but I usually stick to the green line, may try this out!

The best hair mask I have ever used is Essentials Honey and Shea Butter. It's an asian product and it's literally the best thing for my hair!

I buy it here:
incase anyone is interested!

nicole ...given said...

k love the blog! adorable seriously!

Michelle said...

Thank you for these reviews Milly! My hair is in dire need of conditioning haha (: V tempted by this Kerastase one! But I may splash out on the Shu Uemura as I've been meaning to order some Shu Uemura eyelash curlers and other bits for a while. Hope you have the best Christmas sweet (: xxx

prettyinthedesert said...

Oh, I love Kerastase products. I haven't bought any in a while, but even their shampoos are gorgeous and you can really tell a difference. I'm going to have to save up for the Shu Uemura one now!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely x hivennn.

GlamourSkittle said...

Great review darlin!! xox

Milly said...

thank you for your comments girls, sorry for the delay in responding to you.
@Lucy - yes, i do think the Kerastase and Shu Uemura products would work fine with thinner hair. they are not heavy or greasy so think, providing you use the right amount, they would work wonders. x

Tina said...

This sounds extremely promising, especially for when humidity sky rockets!!! Definitely one to try!
Great review! xx

Tina said...

This sounds extremely promising, especially for when humidity sky rockets!!! Definitely one to try!
Great review! xx

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