Our iconic Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil remains a timeless classic. In the decade since its release, this outstanding luxury hair oil has become a favourite of hairdressers and their clients alike. From the stunning glass bottle to the wealth of precious plant oils within, there’s so much to discover about this hero product for hair that shines. Read on to learn the answers to the top 10 questions about our Elixir Ultime Hair Oil.
Is Elixir Ultime recommended for all hair types?
The idea that oil is only suited to certain hair types is a myth. Sometimes, people with thinner or finer hair shy away from hair oils out of a misplaced fear that it might weigh their hair down. However, the truth is that the only people who won’t benefit from hair oil are those who aren’t interested in a formula that will nourish their strands for soft and shiny hair. Elixir Ultime Hair Oil is perfect for hair that’s feeling dull, dry, coarse or frizzy, no matter your overall hair type.
Why use hair oil?
Let’s walk through the impressive benefits of hair oils like Elixir Ultime to help you understand the question ‘why is oil good for your hair?’. Hair oils give your hair a boost of radiance, helping it feel stronger, softer and shinier as the luxurious texture envelopes your strands. In addition to promoting impressive shine, hair oils act as heat protectants against the stresses of blow-drying and hot irons. Oils also have anti-humidity properties, meaning they’re an anti-frizz solution. Elixir Ultime Hair Oil is also enriched with carefully selected plant oils curated for their hair benefits:
• Maize oil: Minimises frizz in curly or unruly hair types
• Marula oil: Boosts shine and moisture in dry, dull hair
• Camelia oil: Helps smooth the hair fibre
• Argan oil: This powerful multi-tasker is packed full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids to simultaneously support hydration, softness, heat protection, elasticity and of course, shine.
How much hair oil should you use?
So, what’s best in terms of how to apply hair oil? How much do you actually need? Our Elixir Ultime Hair Oil is never heavy with its fluid, silken texture. The amount of hair oil you need depends on the length, thickness, texture and condition of your hair. You’ll need somewhere between one and five pumps to create a radiant effect depending on how you’re using the oil. Apply your hair oil one pump at a time and distribute evenly throughout your hair to help determine how much you need. Then, keep adding one pump at a time until you’re pleased with the result. After a few times using Elixir Ultime, you’ll know your own magic number for shiny and nourished hair.
Is it best to use Elixir Ultime on wet or dry hair?
When to apply hair oil depends on the result you’re looking for. Applying Elixir Ultime on wet hair means less shine, but in trade you get heat protection and detangling benefits. On dry hair, frizz, UV and pollution protection is the focus. However, the options don’t stop there. Elixir Ultime is an incredibly versatile formula you can use as a pre-shampoo hair treatment, leave-in conditioner, heat protectant, blowdry serum, finishing gloss or even as a hair perfume.
Can you use Elixir Ultime on curly hair?
Hair oil and curly hair are an ideal match. Curls can be prone to dryness and fizziness, which is effectively mitigated by the hydrating and anti-humidity properties of a good hair oil. Elixir Ultime thrives when used as a curl-defining serum when applied by twisting through curls one at a time from lengths to ends.
Will Elixir Ultime create long lasting shine?
Why is argan oil good for hair that shines? A high performance oil is the best way to achieve hair that looks shinny and the updated Elixir Ultime formula provides 48 hours of intense shine. You can also reapply a small amount between washes to further boost hair radiance.
What’s the addictive fragrance of Elixir Ultime?
All products in the Elixir Ultime collection have an intoxicating fragrance blending bergamot top notes with violet and freesia. Cedarwood, santal and creamy tonka bean rounds out the base notes for an elevated olfactory sensation reminiscent of a luxury perfume.
Is it best to apply Elixir Ultime on the scalp as well as the lengths?
We designed Elixir Ultime for application on the lengths of the hair to boost shine, not for the scalp. Our dedicated scalp care treatments are designed specifically to nourish this area.
Which Elixir Ultime hair oil is best for your hair?
Our Elixir Ultime Hair Oil has another beatifying option in addition to the classic. If your hair is more on the fine side, our Elixir Ultime L’Huile Légère Smoothing Mist is a bi-phase oil spray designed to create body and radiant shine without weighing your hair down. .
How often can you use Elixir Ultime?
You can reap the hair oil benefits from Elixir Ultime every single day if you choose! You can also use our oil twice a week if that fits better with your schedule.