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Moroccan Oil VS Kerastase Elixir Ultime

I have a confession to make… My hairdresser hates me! And although I’m currently sporting a very conservative darker, short style it’s all a ‘pre wedding’ act! Truth is – I love to colour my hair, especially red….

So the moral of this story is my natural medium auburny/brown hair has been bleached into submission and after an unexpected marriage proposal I was left with a dilemma… How quickly could I get my hair back and healthy this lead me to a unwanted but much needed chop and some brilliant hair products – drumroll please…

Kerastase Elixir Ultime

Kerastase Elixir Ultime

I have always used serums in my hair (mainly to conquer frizz as my hair is thick and frizzy pre straightening ….but don’t tell anyone!!)  and have long been intrigued by the idea of oil treatments so I decided to see if they live up to the claims, I started using this product almost a year ago when I was still dying my hair…

A bottle of this cost me £27.60 for 125ml, although this may seem pricey almost a year later I still feel like I will get a few more months out of it. The product comes in a plastic gold tinted bottle with black branding and a useful pump for application. The products main ingredients are four ‘precious’ oils and an appealing factor to those of us who dislike silicones is this is silicon free. The versatility of this product is great, it can be used as a pre shampoo treatment, pre blow-dry, post blow-dry or for everyday styling.

I don’t tend to put oil based products on my hair once it is dry as I do find that it quickly turns greasy, so I predominately use this as a pre blow-dry treatment on damp hair. My now shoulder length hair requires one  pump for the ends and half a pump to be lightly spread over the roots of my hair and this should be enough to live up to Kerastase claim ‘With a few drops of Elixir Ultime hair feels silky and weightless’.

The product feel like a very thin oil, I was pleasantly surprised by how water like this is and therefore non heavy on my hair and although I can’t speak for those with fine hair on my thick frizzy hair this does not cause me to go greasy quickly and certainly doesn’t seem to cause build up.

The results are certainly visible when my hair is dried, there is defiantly less frizz to be seen instead my hair is soft to the touch and actually has a shine too! This is not to say my hair does not need straightening as it defiantly does it just seems to take less time to straighten although I don’t feel that this has any protection against heat styling so its worth only straightening to a minimum if like me your trying to get your hair back in to tip top condition!

Moroccan Oil

Moroccan Oil

This is a product I have been desperate to try for ages, having invested in Kerastase I decided I would have to wait awhile before treating myself to another high-end hair oil but here it is!! So, this is slightly more expensive than the Kerastase Elixir, I paid £30.45 for 100ml, I do feel that like the Kerastase will last and last though. The product comes in a glass bottle with optional pump (I do find this makes dispensing the product far easier). The oil itself feels a lot thicker in comparison to the Kerastase Elixir but smells devine! (coconut/chocolate) The main active ingredient in this lovely smelling potion is argan oil but I must also add that this does contain silicones.

This is a multi-functional oil which can be used pre hair dying, on hair extensions and as a pre blow dry treatment. Again I tried this on damp, washed hair so I could give a fair comparison. With this product feeling thicker I decided less was more so I spread a generous pumps worth to the mids and ends of my hair then spread any left over residue over my roots. Although I will admit this did feel heavier on my hair initially, once it was fully dried it seemed to have been totally absorbed and the results certainly seemed to match those of the kerastase Elixir.

I found that this didn’t weigh my hair down and I certainly didn’t notice it getting greasy any more quickly than usual. The product left a lovely shine which seemed more obvious after straightening and my hair is really soft to the touch. As I have mentioned before I have quite thick hair and I do feel that this would be too heavy for those with fine hair (there is actually now a light version of this product which would suggest that this is the case).

So in conclusion….

Both these products are brilliant and I will continue to use them to nurse my hair back to its former health. When it comes to repurchasing I will probably be going with the Kerastase, as both products worked great in my hair this decision is based on price and on ingredient I do feel that the Kerastase is lighter on my hair and is less likely to cause build up over time. Overall I do feel like these oil based products are working wonders for the overall condition of my hair and they are both certainly worth the investment.

The results starting to show…

Kerastase Elixir Ultime

Moroccan Oil

6 Responses to “Moroccan Oil VS Kerastase Elixir Ultime”

  1. jon says:

    I think moroccanoil is 10/10.!!!!!!!

  2. sandee says:

    after reading your review, i am definitely going to purchasing the keratase elixir! thank you!

  3. paty says:

    I love moroccanoil!!!! The treatment is great. And mau i add that the silicones that the oils contain are hydrasolubles… Wich means that they solve in Walter por when applied on pré blow they will disappear…. :)

    • Claire says:

      Hi Paty, thanks so much for your comment and the information on the silcones in Moroccan oil- I did not know that they are hydrosoluble- this would explain why the product felt so much better once I had dried my hair :)

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  5. laura says:

    the main ingredients in both of these products are silicones that are non soluble in water, They coat the hair and prevent conditioner from re nourishing the hair shaft leaving it weaker, although they will give a temporary instant fix long term they may not be as helpful. In the moroccan oil, argan oil is only the 6th ingredient so in fairly small amounts and also contains alcohol which is extremely drying. I was going to buy the kerastase oil but now I know this I wont be :(

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