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If you like the sound of a hair care brand with a basis in scalp health and science, approved by Audrey Hepburn, we’d like to introduce you to Philip Kingsley.


Founded by legendary English hairdresser Philip Kingsley, this brand is all about giving you your best hair yet. Good hair can be life-changing, they say, and this could well be the line that gives it to you. With fans ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Cate Blanchett to Laurence Olivier, you’d be in good company. If you’re interested, let’s talk about some of the best-loved Philip Kingsley products.


How do I use Philip Kingsley Elasticiser?

So this one is a pre-shampoo treatment. Designed for our gal Audrey, mentioned above, it adds moisture, shine and bounce to hair that’s been through the ringer (or the straightening irons, if we’re going to be more accurate). It’s best used once a week, though if your hair is really parched, you can use it more frequently.


First, get your hair damp. A little spray bottle is handy here. Then, distribute the Elasticizer through your hair in sections, making sure it’s evenly applied. Tie your hair up loosely, if it’s long enough to get in your way, and put on either a shower cap or a towel. It’s not the most stylish look, we know, but the warmth from your head will help the treatment work.


You’ll want to leave it in for at least 20 minutes, though overnight is also completely possible and great. Whenever you go get into the shower, rinse it out well, shampoo twice, and condition as normal.


Which Philip Kingsley products are right for me?


Well, that depends what kind of hair you have, and how your scalp is going. The Philip Kingsley Elasticiser is popular with just about everyone, since it offers general hydration and shine, and there is an extreme version if your hair is particularly parched or damaged.


For problem scalps, plagued by dandruff and itchiness, there’s the Flaky Scalp Cleansing Shampoo, and its matching toner. Used together, these two will clear your skin up with pace.


If it’s volume you seek, consider the Body Building Shampoo, and the conditioner that goes with it. These two will give fine hair the kind of boost it needs, while preventing breakage that would thin it further. Brilliant.


And for blondes, there’s the Pure Blonde Booster Shampoo and the weekly mask to go with. Brassy tones? We don’t know her.


What is trichology?


The quick and easy answer (courtesy of Philip Kingsley) is that as dermatology is to skin, trichology is to hair and the scalp. Basically, it’s all about keeping your scalp as healthy as possible, because apart from anything else, that’s going to lead to thicker, stronger, lusher hair.

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Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Toner 75ml
Philip Kingsley
Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Toner 75ml

Soothing product

This product is amazing for itchy annoyed scalps.
Will definitely be re-purchasing the full sized product
Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Toner 75ml
Philip Kingsley
Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Toner 75ml

No difference

Have used this for a couple of months now and can barely see any difference. Works well as an instant scalp/flake relief but doesn’t seem to do anything for long term.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 150ml
Philip Kingsley
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 150ml


I received a 40ml sachet as a gift with purchase having never heard of Philip Kingsley but after one use I was sold. By the fourth use and end of the sachet, I was set on purchasing the full size.
I alternated this with my Olaplex No.3 and my hair looked the healthiest it had in years. My hair was shinier, softer and frizz was astronomically reduced. I was expecting those results but wasn't...