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'After using it is the only time my hair has resembles anything remotely like Kate Middleton's'

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
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'After using it is the only time my hair has resembles anything remotely like Kate Middleton's'

As a beauty journalist, I try product after product after product after (you get the idea) and so few things are a constant in my bathroom or make-up bag.

That said, there are some products that I always ensure are in stock – Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector, Windle and Moodie Invisible Day & Night Cream and Origins Super Spot Remover are a few of my must-haves at all times.

Continuing this theme, there is one conditioning treatment I always make sure is in my shower to nourish and tame my unruly, frizzy hair. In terms of the best hair conditioners, this is The One.

After using this product is the only time my hair has resembles anything remotely like Kate Middleton's. It's super bouncy without that weighed down, heavy feeling that using multiple styling products would leave, because it's applied to wet hair before shampooing, so any excess not absorbed by the hair is washed away.

I am, of course, talking about the one and only Elasticizer by legendary hair stylist and trichologist, Philip Kingsley. And, given that one is sold every two minutes, I'm certainly not alone in my opinion of how great it is.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, £18.50 for 75ml, Fabled

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

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Containing hair-loving castor oil and olive oil, elastin to add elasticity and bounce, and glycerin to keep moisture in the hair and reduce frizz, it's a cocktail of the most effective ingredients your locks need and love.

It was originally created for Audrey Hepburn about 40 years ago to remedy the damage to her hair caused by years of on-set styling, so you can be sure it's a good one.

If you're wondering why you haven't tried it yet (I certainly am), it's never too late. Snap up the 75ml to try today, before upgrading to the bumper litre size once you've fallen in love with it. Which you will do.

If it's good enough for Holly Golightly herself...

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.