[unpaid/purchase/affiliate/ad] I’ve waited almost a year since I started using the Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water for it to be available in the UK. I managed to get some back in March from the USA and instantly, instantly loved it. So much so that I’ve bought subsequent bottles, also sent from the States. It’s silicone free which makes the results all the more remarkable.
This is my own bottle – I think my third, and I am very relieved that it’s now available here because my carbon footprint on this was bothering me. Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water is exactly as described in terms of ‘water’ – it’s very thin so don’t slosh it with abandon otherwise you will end up with too much. There’s a self-heating element (not needed for any conditioning effect, and in fact, when I first tested this, it was a warm day and I barely noticed it) but formulation wise, it’s the positioning of cationic surfactant and fatty structure before water on the INCI that give a double whammy conditioning effect. Most hair conditioners and shampoos start with water forming the highest positioned ingredient. ‘Lamellar’ in the product description refers to fine, alternating layers of different ingredients.
Anyway, the bottom line of this is the most soft and swishy hair imaginable – it’s an absolute revelation. 8 seconds is plenty for the weightless coating that gives you the best hair you’ve had in – maybe ever! Be really careful with the nozzle application – in fact, I don’t even apply with the nozzle any more because you end up using far more than you actually need. I’ve found it’s better to decant some into a small pot and tip it into you hands and apply like that. I think a much finer nozzle would solve that problem or even a misting applicator. I’ve only just thought of that and wondering if I have a mister I could use. Anyway, it’s HERE for £9.99 – a big recommend from me. Non-affiliate HERE. I notice that the blurb for Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water recommends it for long, damaged hair – I really don’t think that’s particularly the case – any hair except perhaps exceptionally short or exceptionally oily will see a good result.
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Ah Jane I’ve been coveting this since you posted about this last year so chuffed it’s finally here!
Ooh, will try this. It’s on at £4.95 on Amazon at the moment too!
Ooh, ordered- thank you!
That sounds very promising!
I have seen the ad on Ig and I am very curious to try it as my hair are a bit damaged.
I definitely need a haircut after the lockdown, however if this products can actually help to fell them softer, I am going to buy it.
Thanks for the review!
It will feel softer!
Good to see you’ve given this the thumbs-up, because I‘ve picked it up in Superdrug as a half price offer on a whim. Do you notice any buildup?
I’ve not experienced any myself but I don’t use it every single time (yet… I might now I don’t have to ship it from the US!).
This looks so promising, thanks for the review!
Do you use it instead of normal conditioner, or in addition to?
yes, instead – you don’t need both.
Brilliant product I have fine hair cut into a shortish bob and to avoid using too much I just tipped the liquid into my hands and applied it to the bottom half of my hair. I also used Christophe Robin volumising spray for styling. What a result! Thank you Jane for your recommendation.
Very welcome! I’m advising that people tip the water into a misting bottle so you can just mist it over your hair – less of a faff than juggling that water!