I’m not quite sure how I manage without this now… it’s the The Imperial & Oleo Complex for coloured hair.. it’s fragranced with a light, floral scent but thankfully it comes to pretty much nothing on the hair. I’m not much of a fan of fragrances fighting each other and bearing in mind that perfume goes on the neck, there’s way too much going on if you add in a strong hair scent too. But the miracle of this (and it is silicone laden, for those of you whose hair hates silicones) is that it is instantly de-tangling and softening and personally my hair is so much better with than without. It’s a very light fluid, so anyone used to heavier oils or serums will find this very light in texture by comparison. That said, it doesn’t weigh hair down at all, and I’ve found that using Ultime Elixir gives me at least a day longer between washes compared to when I’ve used oils or heavier conditioners.
It’s absurdly expensive at nearly £30, but a little does go a long way. I’m totally hooked on it and a hair-wash just isn’t the same without it.
Not so, with Richard Ward’s Couture Hair Argan Oil Mist. It just doesn’t seem to deliver any of the promised conditioning or smoothing. The instructions are to use it pre-styling, which I’ve done, but have then had to use a post-styling conditioner afterwards.. entirely negating the point! In it’s favour, I guess if you have very fine hair that needs some conditioning it might be the one, but for me and my thick hair, it’s a definite no-no.
When I look at the ingredient list, top is water (not surprisingly for a mist), then Dimethicone, followed by Argan – then Benzyl Alcohol and so on. My first impression on using was that it felt very ‘alcohol-y’. It’s £24 that nobody needs to spend.
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It looks very similar to L’Oreal’s Extraordinary Oil, and I see it says L’Oreal on the bottom of the bottle so maybe it is pretty much the same product!? Personally, I love Extraordinary Oil, and my hair feels amazing when I use it.
I’ve just launched my own blog, I’d love if you would take a look 🙂
I’m lucky enough to have my hair done at Richard Ward (hence the Anon post lol) and they always use the Kerastase on my hair 😉
Oh dear. I’ve got a 50ml Richard Ward Volumiser Root Booster coming from Latest in Beauty. I hope it performs better than you found this product did.
I always find that these products make my hair look slightly greasy. I don’t know if I’m not getting the type that suit me.