Brad Ngata talks all things Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime

Fri, 4 March 2011 9:47AM

It seems as though Brad Ngata is stopping by PRIMPED almost as often as say, Natalie Portman or Abbey Lee Kershaw lately, doesn’t it? But we’re always glad to have him. He is a PRIMPED Pro, after all.

Today we’re got him talking all things Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime because it’s always nice to have a professional stylist talk these products through and give us, you know, an awesome educated spin on things.

So Brad, fill us with your spiffy knowledge, please…

PRIMPED: Hair oils have most certainly been on our radar of late. Why do you everyone is loving them so much?
Your hair contains natural oils that keep it happy, healthy and naturally shiny. Unhealthy or damaged hair can be caused by many different factors, including a lack of moisture and essential oils. An easy way to improve the condition of your hair and add moisture back into your hair is to use a hair oil.

P: Are there any reasons why we Primps might not want to use these oils on our hair?
There is no reason for people not to use an oil treatment. Even with hair in great condition, an oil treatment will fight the ageing process and protect from external aggressions.

P: OK, talk to us about the Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime. What is it about this product that you love so much?
B: Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime is the leader in oil treatments on the market today thanks to the advance research that harness’ the power of four precious oils- Maize, Argan, Camellia and Pracaxi oils to create an exceptional and versatile beautifying treatment.


P: We love spiffy tips and tricks here at PRIMPED, so do you have suggestions on how we can get the most value out of this product?
Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime is really versatile and can be applied in four ways;

No. 1. Try using Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime before blow drying your hair. This will nourish the hair fibre while also cutting down the time of your blow dry. A little goes a long way with this product, so apply it to the lengths and ends of clean towel dried hair then blow dry in.

No. 2. Use as a finishing product to perfect your style and also to boost shine and control flyaway hair and frizz.

No. 3. Use the oil as a pre-cleanse treatment before washing your hair. This will help remove any build up and impurities while adding nourishment to the hair fibre at the same time. This is a great way to use the product no matter what your hair type is and will leave it supple, shiny and weightless.

No. 4. Because the product is so light, it’s perfect for retouching styles throughout the day. This is really good for those days when you need added frizz control or a dose of extra shine and nourishment.

P: What’s your favourite way to use the product?
B: I find Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime to be perfect for people with very little time to style their hair. It helps to define the natural movement in your hair – Create the ‘beach look’ you simply apply the product and run out the door and hair will stay in control and frizz free all day long.

P: Talk to us about ingredients. What ones should we be looking out for when it comes to choosing an oil treatment?
B: A hair oil is any hair product that contains a naturally derived oil. There are lots of different hair oils on the market today. Our favourite type of hair oil is Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime. That contains Argan, Camellia, Maize and Pracaxi oils.  Other oils to keep an eye out for are Kukui Nut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Obliphica Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil.

P: Are there any particular hair types who will gain most from using a hair oil?
B: Regardless of the hair condition everyone benefits from hair oils. Natural hair looking for protection and shine, to hair that has experienced chemically services and needs colour protection and nourishment.

P: And finally, just before we let you scoot off, what are the benefits of using a product like Kérastase Elixir Ultime?
The benefits are the hair is nourished, repaired and protected from external aggressions. It helps to restore shine and hair is left feeling soft and supple.

Brilliant. Thanks Brad. We Primps will never get sick of your wise words.

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  • Posted by: Karen-1298334769 Master Fan // Fri, 4 March 2011 10:07am

    This was a really helpful article! I never thought of using this type of product for controlling frizz and fly aways. Will definitely have to investigate further…

  • Posted by: Julieow Master Fan // Fri, 4 March 2011 10:33am

    WAAAAANT! Hurry up pay day………If this works I will be one happy chiquita banana!!” simply apply the product and run out the door and hair will stay in control and frizz free all day long”

  • Posted by: Jacinta // Fri, 4 March 2011 10:59am

    Can it be used on dyed hair??


  • Posted by: Kiki // Fri, 4 March 2011 11:17am

    I’ve been using this product for about 2 weeks now and it is AMAZING!!!!! definitely worth the price!

  • Posted by: ErinG Enthusiast // Fri, 4 March 2011 11:52am

    Hmmmm…. Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime or Morroccan Oil, THAT is the question.

  • Posted by: beautybee1 Master Fan // Fri, 4 March 2011 01:38pm

    I’m lucky enough to own a bottle and it has definitely helped control my frizz.

  • Posted by: Bantam Master Fan // Fri, 4 March 2011 01:41pm

    I love the sound of this product, it will definitely be the next hair product I buy!

  • Posted by: emmymair Enthusiast // Fri, 4 March 2011 01:41pm

    dont know whether i will ever be converted from Moroccanoil! looks good but i’m definitely a morrocanoil worshipper

  • Posted by: amy1 Enthusiast // Fri, 4 March 2011 02:11pm

    ok, i really need to go and get myself some of this!

  • Posted by: samuel Devotee // Fri, 4 March 2011 02:50pm

    This product has sooo many uses it an allrounder for your hair definitely on my list for beauty buys!

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Fri, 4 March 2011 02:50pm

    Very much want! >.<

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Sat, 5 March 2011 02:02pm

    So many good reviews for this product, I want!

  • Posted by: misslysie Master Fan // Sun, 6 March 2011 10:35am

    I’m so desperate to try this!

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Mon, 7 March 2011 08:34am

    Wow i really love the sound of this hair product! Sooo many benefits!!

  • Posted by: Shaybear Devotee // Mon, 7 March 2011 01:08pm

    I’ve seen this recently, and it looks like a beautiful product. I’ve been using Moroccan Oil, but as my little bottle is about to run out I’m considering this as my next option.
    Thanks Brad, it was interesting to see your tip on applying hair oil as a pre-wash cleanser!

  • Posted by: Becca Master Fan // Tue, 8 March 2011 08:49am

    I adore Kerastase, and can’t wait to try this elixir, sounds like a life saver!

  • Posted by: Pixie // Tue, 8 March 2011 10:38am

    I read this, then I brought it… Now I’m never going to be without it! AMAZING!

  • Posted by: Yasemin Turker Newbie // Tue, 8 March 2011 11:03am

    Hi Jacinta, it sure can be used on dry hair. Yx

  • Posted by: goddessmagick Enthusiast // Thu, 10 March 2011 12:23am

    I have this and have tried using it in all the ways mentioned here and must say this is great stuff! Great to read more about it.

  • Posted by: crystaldance Enthusiast // Thu, 10 March 2011 10:43am

    This sounds interesting! I’m usually one for Moroccan Oil but… hhmmm.

  • Posted by: Amy // Sun, 15 May 2011 05:01pm

    Been recommenced by my hair dress, it’s very nice product. Keeps my hair nice n smooth, nice smell n nice bottle too 😀

  • Posted by: zoeeangelaa Master Fan // Wed, 31 August 2011 10:29pm

    Would like to try this out, Don’t we all love keeping our hair in good condition :)

  • Posted by: looksrdeceiving Master Fan // Mon, 3 October 2011 08:48pm

    would love to use it,but it is way too expensive,,,

  • Posted by: emde123 Supporter // Wed, 5 October 2011 09:25pm

    Hair oil for styling?? always thought of it as a frizz control thing.
    I just use Moroccan oil, might give this one ago when it runs out though.

  • Posted by: laura_ Devotee // Mon, 24 October 2011 02:16pm

    I NEED to try this still!

  • Posted by: Parisienne chic Master Fan // Tue, 6 March 2012 11:40am


  • Posted by: Evanescencessy Devotee // Fri, 13 April 2012 11:38am

    This product sounds amazing and I would love to get my hands on this – it’s added on my wish list. I’m currently trying out a few hair treatment oils so it will be a while before I finish them.

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Mon, 11 May 2015 12:26pm

    My hair would definitely benefit from the Kerastase Elixir, it sounds like a super product.


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