We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the birth of our iconic shine; Elixir Ultime. We know that you love it, just like we do! Now it is time to answer all the questions we gathered from you in order to take an even further step with the experience!

Our timeless classic Kérastase Elixir Ultime has been the favorite of hairdressers and clients all over the world since the day it was released; 10 years ago. After 10 years of usage, there is still a lot to discover about it. Now let’s start our journey..


1Is Elixir Ultime recommended to all hair types?

Yes, every woman looking for a beautifying formula that will nourish their hair and make it shinier and more radiant.

2Why should I be using a hair oil?

Hair oils can help your hair feel stronger, softer and shinier, and it also protects your lengths against external damaging factors. For example, Elixir Ultime protects your hair against damages caused by heating styling tools.

3How much hair oil should I use?

The amount of hair oil needed ranges from 1-5 pumps depending on the lengths, texture, thickness and condition of the head of hair in question. The trick is to apply one pump at a time and distribute the oil evenly. Start small. Begin with one pump the first time, then add a pump each time until you get the desired result. After a few application, you’ll know your own magic number for high shine and deliciously fragrant hair.

4Is it best to use hair oil on wet or dry hair?

It depends on the result you are seeking. Applying oil on wet hair means less shine, but there are other benefits, such as detangling and heat protection before blow-drying. On dry hair, the shine factor is higher and you will get better frizz, UV and pollution protection. For both benefits, apply 1-2 pumps to wet hair, and then finish with another 1-2 pumps evenly applied to dry hair.

5What is the secret to long-lasting shine using hair oil?

For long-lasting high shine, the key is to begin with a high-performance oil. The new Elixir Ultime formula provides 48 hours of shine, which sets you up for success. In between washes, re-apply a pump of oil to lengths and ends (rub it into your hands first) to give hair a boost of shine that will take you all the way to your next wash.

6Which Elixir Ultime is best for my hair?

The Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oils come in three formulas, so no matter what your hair type you'll find the right care for you. Use it as a pre-cleanser, intensive conditioner, pre-blow drying or as a finishing touch.
Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale : a versatile shine-enhancing and frizz protecting hair oil for dull hair.
Elixir L'Huile Legere : a leave-in bi-phase mist oil for fine hair to create body and luminous shine
Elixir Ultime L'huile Rose : A radiant beautifying hair oil that smoothes and nourishes coloured hair for vibrant shine

7Can I use Elixir Ultime on my curly hair?

Hair oils were made for curly girls. Since curls tend to look dry and frizz easily, a few pumps of Elixir Ultime will help you with definition, while boosting hair shine. To define your curls, apply one pump of oil into the hands and apply one strand at a time twisting it through the curls and all the way into the ends. If you are having a particularly frizzy day, apply one pump of Elixir focusing on the frizzier zones. Goodbye, dryness.

8What is the addictive fragrance of Elixir Ultime?

The addictive notes of luxury! Its Chypre notes, modernized by a touch of acidic watery fruits, are delicately amber. The Bergamot sparkles the top notes and a subtle bouquet of white flowers and roses exhales its fragrance in a transparent heart. The rich and sensual background blossoms around the iconic ingredient of Cyprus: Patchouli.

9Should I apply Elixir Ultime on my lengths only or can I apply on my scalp as well?

Elixir Ultime is designed to be applied only on your lengths to boost hair shine, to seal split ends and help you with frizz control. We do not recommend to apply directly on scalp. At Kerastase, we develop other formulas specific for scalp treatment.

10How often can I use Elixir Ultime?

Elixir Ultime can be used a couple of times per week but for extra shine we recommend to use daily.

Et voila! You have achieved a built-in personal fragrance experience to enjoy all day and into the night.



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