The history behind Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer and Audrey Hepburn

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Since I’ve been working at Liberty London lot’s of my work mates and old client’s I bump into whilst they are shopping in store talk to me about the condition of their hair and ask me to recommend a good hair treatment…

If you are a regular reader or have worked with me in a hair salon you will know that I have an all time “go to” product that simply works: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. I talk about it all the time on social media and have blogged about it before. Elasticizer apart from being a fantastic product has a wonderful story behind it too. Philip (a leading trichologist with clinics in London/New York) counted Audrey Hepburn as a client in the early 1970’s who instantly become a dear friend and regular client of his until she passed away in 1993. She was booked to see Philip as she needed a treatment to repair/prevent damage to her hair as she was wearing wig’s for stage and the friction was causing damage. Philip got to work on a hair treatment prescribed for her needs which indeed was the original elasticizer.

I met Philip in 2012 at a hair event celebrating the launch of the Daily Damage Defence Spray. I had the pleasure of hearing his story first hand and about his first meeting with Audrey Hepburn. She was booked into his NY clinic under the name Mrs Dotti as she was married to an Italian doctor of that name at the time. Philip is so endearing I could listen to his knowledge/wisdom/stories all day, he is a true gentleman with a wonderful family and a great team behind him. He told me when she arrived for her first consultation she was sat across his desk, he was filling out her details checking all was correct when he suddenly put his pen down looked up from his desk and said “please forgive me for saying but I must say you have an extraordinary resemblance to Audrey Hepburn?” She replied rather sweetly “I am Audrey Hepburn” the rest is history…

Elasticizer (name was given in 1980) has gone on to be the best selling in all of the PK ranges becoming the “hero” product and multi-award winning all over the World.

Read all about Philip’s teachings in his book (I own one of course) Philip Kingsley The Hair Bible. Check out his full product range or find out about his clinic’s and prescriptive product range here. You can read Philip’s tips for applying elasticizer here.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Have you tried Elasticizer or any other of the fabulous PK products yet?

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Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

My weekly hair ritual is Philip Kingsley’s hair Elasticizer treatment. Philip is a trichologist with clinics in London and New York. He developed this treatment in the early 1960’s for Audrey Hepburn. Having met Philip in person and listened to his stories makes it even more special.

This is a cult product that WORKS and continues to win awards. You can buy the retail version and use it at home or book yourself in to a salon for it with a relaxing head massage and blow dry.

Try Hari’s Salon for your Philip Kingsleyhair treatment.

At home, apply to wet dirty (unwashed) hair, leave on for a min of 20 mins or how ever long you wish. Apply a plastic cap. Rinse off, wash and condition hair as usual, and voila! Glossy, bouncy healthy hair. Continue to use weekly to prevent any further hair damage.

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Moroccanoil Extra Volume

Being a very loyal hardcore fan of the trichologist to the stars Philip Kingsley using his Body Building Shampoo and Moisture Balancing Conditioner every day. I have found it virtually impossible to find
anything that comes close.
Introducing Moroccanoil’s volume range of
 shampoo and conditioner.

 The buzz around this brand just keeps growing, I’ve dipped in and out in the past but never that amazed by the results because of my hair
 type (very fine and over processed)
However the results after using the volume shampoo and conditioner were instant, my hair felt soft and looked shiny but wasn’t weighed down. It met all my expectations and smells divine.
 I’ve just found a great compliment to my Philip Kingsley regime, for those summer nights when the argan oil
 and protein will give my hair
an instant boost of moisture.

Secondblonde x

Philip Kingsley Hair Care

Philip Kingsley with clinics in London and New york with a client list from stars to royalty – politicians, the Trichologist genius is widely recognised as a leader in his subject.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Treatment
 is the best I’ve ever tested;
Apply  Elasticizer £26 to wet dirty (un-brushed) hair (no shampoo) from mid lengths to ends gently massaging in to the hair shaft with your thumbs as you go down each section of hair.
Clip hair up & pop on a shower cap if you have one! (next time you stay in a hotel you know what to pop in your purse)
Leave for 20 Min’s (can work in 10)
Rinse thoroughly
Shampoo with a Philip Kingsley shampoo which suits your hair type I use:
Body Building Shampoo £15
Condition with a Philip Kingsley conditioner which suits your hair type I use:
Moisture Balancing Conditioner £18
Results: Clean, soft yet managable hair with a noticeable bounce and unbelievable shine!
Whenever I treat my hair to Elasticizer I receive endless compliments on the condition of my hair, especially as I am blonde, blonde hair normally doesn’t reflect light,
well…mine certainly does!
For more information go to;
To purchase or get advice and touch and feels the products;
What you waiting for? go get some and bring the life
back to your hair!

Secondblonde x