STYLE

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Reviews: If It's Good Enough For Audrey Hepburn...

20/05/2015 11:29 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 15:59 BST

"A woman's hair is her crowning glory" is a phrase we should all remember, so if you don't want the rest of your life to be as emotionally devastating as Britney's 2007, take heed and look after your hair.

Luckily, one of Britain's most iconic haircare brands Philip Kingsley is here to help - and if you aren't already a devotee, this might just manage to convert you.

Turns out none other than Audrey Hepburn was a loyal fan and... wait for it... our favourite product from the range was actually invented specifically for her!

philip kingsley elasticizer

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, £29

Anyone who's been bleached or highlighted within an inch of their life has heard it before - condition, condition. condition. Condition like it's going out of style. Condition like the conditioner just killed your entire family and the only way to get revenge is to condition your hair more. Use two conditioners!

But what if there was another way?

Loved by bloggers and celebrities alike, Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer is the world's first pre-shampoo conditioning treatment (and one that deserves its place in any beauty junkie's hall of fame).

A saviour for dry and damaged hair, Elasticizer works by delivering a rush of intense moisture to the cuticle - leaving your locks supple and bouncy, without weighing them down.

Once a week, simply apply to wet hair, pop on the plastic shower cap and leave for 20 minutes before following with your normal hair washing routine.

Philip Kingsley have also just released the new Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer (£31.50), infused with natural neroli, geranium, lavender, rose and orange oils, so your hair can smell as good as it looks!

audrey hepburn

US Glamour magazine discovered the brand's amazing history when they spoke to Philip Kingsley's daughter Anabel, hair care expert and trichologist-in-training herself: "Audrey came to see Philip in 1974. She was doing a lot of filming and her hair was in terrible condition because of all the styling and coloring they were doing on set.

"So she went to see him and requested a moisturising treatment that wasn't going to weigh her hair down, as she had quite fine hair. They were using all these heavy creams post-shampoo and her hair was just flat."

Audrey wanted a product to get her hair in better condition and give it more body so Philip went straight to his laboratory in London's East End and formulated Elasticizer just for her.

The Breakfast at Tiffany's star loved it so much, she ordered pots and pots to be sent over to her home in Switzerland - and seeing it's success, Philip brought it out as a permanent product in his haircare range.

Well if it's good enough for Audrey...

Audrey Hepburn's Style

SEE ALSO:

Audrey Hepburn's Granddaughter Spotted At The Dior Resort Show In Cannes

Audrey Hepburn's Transitions and Transformations as an Icon

Would I Suit Short Hair? This Simple Rule Could Help You Decide