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kmini Sat 15-Feb-20 07:55:08

I know lots of people rave about this but I'm not sure its fit for purpose for my hair. Fine, prone to frizz and curls (but not the nice ones, unevenly distributed with straight frizzy bits). I've used it for a few hours before washing and the recommended 20 minutes and both times I've ended up with a frizzy halo of hair (worse than normal). Lovely and soft - but not really what I would consider more manageable. Once I apply a significant heat it does look good but certainly doesn't decrease styling time as I hoped.

Anyone else had this problem?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Feb-20 08:08:18

No, it makes my hair feel smooth as silk. My hairs quite straight naturally though.

Would you consider having a Brazilian blow dry? Amazon sell kits to do it at home.

kmini Sat 15-Feb-20 08:11:25

I had one years ago and felt I lost all the body in my hair, but maybe technology has moved on now?

LynetteScavo Sat 15-Feb-20 08:19:37

I've just got a bit over excited to discover there is a cheaper alternative to Philip Kingsley elasticer which is one of the best products I've ever used, so I'm going to try this.

It does say use sparingly on fine hair on the Superdrug website, so maybe just use less? I have think hair, so am not much help.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Feb-20 08:20:44

Op, have you tried the Phillip Kingsley one?.

PammieDooveOrangeJoof Sat 15-Feb-20 08:20:48

I have fine straight hair and sleep in it overnight. It makes my hair feel amazing! Even better than olaplex 3

dudsville Sat 15-Feb-20 08:22:55

Ooooh. We need testers who have used PKE to try this product adsense report back! I'm odd to choose the ingredients lists!

kmini Sat 15-Feb-20 08:29:34

I am very tempted @Fluffycloudland77 but was worried that when the cheaper alternative had not impact maybe the more expensive would be the same?

Atalune Sat 15-Feb-20 08:32:49

I like PKE so am going to give this a try! But I am loving a leave in conditioning, heat protecting, all in one spray called Milkshake. Bought of amazon and my hair sounds very similar to yours op

Makes my hair look and feel thicker and it sits lovely.

dudsville Sat 15-Feb-20 08:33:22

It's a totally different product. I wish things called elasticiser had to be based on the same ingredients as PKE.

kmini Sat 15-Feb-20 08:34:00

Thanks @atalune will look into

kmini Sat 15-Feb-20 08:35:29

Thanks @dudsville. Can you explain your hair type and how it changes your hair please?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Feb-20 08:36:57

eBay will probably sell sample size pke.

thecatschampagne Sat 15-Feb-20 08:42:57

Slightly different but for those wanting a comparison:

I have thick, straight hair that's been bleached to platinum (from very dark brown), and I'm a PKE devotee. I bought the Superdrug one out of curiosity. It's good but it's more of a deep conditioner that adds moisture to dry ends, whereas I find PKE seems to really repair damage and change the way my hair behaves. It also needs two shampoos (I use a clarifying one and then a silver one) vs PKE's one.

Don't expect the same results! But it is good for the price. I'll be taking it on holiday to use poolside!

Colette Sat 15-Feb-20 08:44:44

I've used both.I have fine wavy hair, prone to frizziness and easily weighed down by superconditioning stuff
Pke is slightly better but definitely not worth the huge difference in £ , so pleased to have found Superdrug one.

lotusbell Sat 15-Feb-20 14:15:44

Anyone got a link please?

Destinesia Sat 15-Feb-20 15:09:30

I've used the Superdrug one 4 times, I don't like it, doesn't make my hair any better than if I hadn't used it. I also had the same experience with PK Elasticizer.

But PK Elasticizer Extreme - game changer!

MrsPerfect12 Sat 15-Feb-20 20:14:46

I use a spray called wow. You put it on after washing and it's great. Saving faffing with putting on before washing etc.

dudsville Sat 15-Feb-20 20:15:51

I have lots of thin, bra strap length hair. No colour, al natural. It's greying and tends towards a straw-like consistency. However, I use the elasticizer extreme, followed by Aveda Dry remedy shampoo and conditioner, followed by a hair oil, and I'm left with free, bouncy great feeling hair. I've built up to this. Started searching for shampoo and conditioner, then the search for a hair oil. PKE is new for me. It's given shine and a real healthy look and feel.

kmini Sat 15-Feb-20 22:28:29

What do you do styling wise @dudsville. Blow dry? Straightening?

dudsville Sun 16-Feb-20 09:25:53

Left to its own it would be a thick fuzzy shrub shape (and without these products it would tangle, aveda was the best for me for keeping it from tangling), so I do a quick blow dry, inexpertly, takes only about 3-5 min on the cool to medium heat setting, then I use wide barrel tongs on the lowest heat setting for 3 seconds. Although I have lots of hair it is really thin so I only have 6 sections to do. Quick brush finger through (my hair holds curl so I'm just taming it) and that last 3 or 4 days. The addition of PKE has meant that i can now brush my hair daily without scaring it back into the shrub mode. I use the extreme version of PKE. My hair is never oily or greasy.

dudsville Sun 16-Feb-20 09:35:57

Ps, my hair straightened looks too flat so i use the tongs to just smooth it.

kmini Sun 16-Feb-20 19:19:09

Thanks @dudsville that's really helpful

DDIJ Tue 18-Feb-20 15:48:47

What does this product look like please? I can't find it on the website or in the shop.

lotusbell Wed 19-Feb-20 19:50:11

I think it's
this, @DDIJ
www.superdrug.com/Hair/Hair-Treatments/Conditioning-Treatments/Superdrug-Argan-Hair-Therapy-Pre-Shampoo-Hair-Treatment/p/765761

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