”Bridging the gap between salon professional and natural hair care lines, RARE EL’EMENTS proves that you don’t have to sacrifice performance when it comes to using natural ingredients”
Luxury. It’s one of those words we all love, especially if we get to use it in context with ourselves. I mean we all know that ***Jen Aniston probably doesn’t buy her makeup or hair care stash from the dollar store, but most of us have been there and thought- hey 40 ponytail holders for a dollar? Score! Jennifer is one of those people that we know has the opportunity to indulge in the ”Oooh, I want that!” moments, without needing to call the billing dept of the power company to set up a payment plan. “Um, hi. I can’t pay my entire bill this month because I bought this bottle of perfume that cost more than my groceries from last week. Can I set up a payment plan?” ”Well ma’am why did you do that if you knew you couldn’t pay us?” “Um.. I was in a trance, and forgot my socioeconomic status and I’m trying the spend my way out of debt approach?” I think a lot of us have to temper our desire for the really luxe things in life with the electricity bill, you know?
So when we do get the chance to lavish ourselves with something that is just lush, we (at least I do) tend want to be immersed in whatever experience that is. Which is exactly how I felt when I got the opportunity to try the Rare El’ements Trio. Thankfully it isn’t one of those pampering luxuries that are completely out of reach, though it is true that it’s more than I normally pay for hair care, but like the commercial says…”we are worth it.”
This line is different from most, and not just because of its beautiful packaging. Rare El’ements is an Eco-Luxury Hair Care Line that was created by former model Teri LaVerne and salon owner John Amato of Beverly Hills. Because they knew first hand the effects of the styling demands that the beauty industry can put on hair, they wanted a solution that didn’t rely on a synthetic quick fix. Their hair care trio bridges the gap between salon-professional products and the wonderful ingredients from nature.
Full of exotic botanicals, nutrient rich oils, rain forest butters and essential oils, this set of three hair care products had me feeling like I was at an upscale spa. I have tried to figure out how to convey the fragrance. I wish we had smell-o-vision technology. Musky and rich, but without the heavier notes you would expect from a spicy blend. Somehow it has depth that lingers like quality aromatherapy blends but it’s still light. I can’t describe it except to say it’s incredibly beautiful. And I’m not over stating. I actually made a little sachet for my dresser! I may or may not be wearing it on my pulse points as scent right now- it’s that wonderful, unique and vibrant. If it is good for my scalp, why not my body? Off label usage, right? But…I’m getting ahead of myself, let me tell you about each step in this line.
The first is the El’ Treatment.
This is a deep conditioning cocktail serum that has thirteen rejuvenating plant oils working together to treat both your scalp and hair. Perfect for hair suffering from being overworked and over processed. Each time you use it, your hair begins to recover. Wonderful for weak, thinning, dry, damaged or color treated hair. You actually use this before you shampoo, on dry hair. You use 2 or 3 drops and starting at the ends, work it up through your hair to your scalp. For long or really damaged hair use a little extra. Be careful as a little goes a LONG way. If you have one, use a boar bristle brush to evenly distribute the serum. Leave on for 10 minutes up to several hours, or even overnight. You can also use it as pre-color treatment, although I haven’t tried it that way. You hair will feel oily, but don’t worry, when you shampoo and condition, any “greasy” feeling is gone. You will LOVE the smell when the hot water hits your hair in the shower. *I’m seriously gonna suggest they make a candle with this scent. SO pretty.*
Next we have the Pure Shampoo.
No Sulfates, No Parabens, No Silicones. It has a super rich lather that thoroughly but gently washes and hydrates the hair. It contains rare nourishing ingredients sourced from Japan and Italy. And with moisture balancing benefits from the healing herb, Black Seed, the exotic African watermelon seed oil, Kalahari, which naturally dissolves sebum build-up, you get clean hair without stripping or drying. Ideal for color treated as well as undernourished, moisture-deprived locks. My hair didn’t feel squeaky clean when I was done, the “oil” from the Treatment Serum was washed away but my hair still felt …slick. It wasn’t oily at all but more of a slippery feeling. Like when you use hair polish before a flat iron. I wondered if my hair was going to be dull or limp because I am used to a different texture to my hair after shampooing. Which takes us to the final product.
The Essential Conditioner.
The Essential Conditioner targets the specific needs of aging hair. It is a very rich, concentrated conditioner that repairs and rebuilds weakened, moisture deprived hair. Like the other two products it has an amazing scent. And, like when I used the shampoo, as I rinsed and could feel my hair, I thought, “Oh no, it feels too slick” I was sure that my hair was going to be flat because it didn’t feel like it rinsed completely out. I mean I could feel that it had, but …no squeak. I let my hair air dry, because I feel like that is the truest test of how well something works… and though I had doubts in the shower, because of the slippery feel, and even when combing through lightly while it was damp (I actually use a wide tooth pick so I don’t tear my hair) it dried fluffy and bouncy! YES! I really don’t know how, because I’m not used to a shampoo or conditioner that could give me fullness without a deep clarifying aspect( which usually means slightly stripping your hair so your cuticles are shocked, thus giving you body) but I ended up with full, shiny hair …and it smelled so good hubs told me he liked my perfume, lol. I really loved getting that body and bounce while actually nourishing my hair with amazing ingredients straight from nature, not from shocking it into volume. While you don’t need to always use the El’ments Treatment with the shampoo and conditioner, all three products work with a synergy that builds over time.
An eco-chic, luxury hair care line that works differently, but it works beautifully. I LOVE this trio! I think you need to add these to your ” I want ” list, and make sure your family knows it would be a lovely “Pamper me if you love me” type of gift!! A high-end spa experience in your own home! I hope they consider body lotion, perfume and candles next!!
*** I don’t know what kind of shampoo Jennifer Aniston uses- she just had GORGEOUS hair***