Review | Goldwell Elixir Versatile Oil Treatment for Hair

June 15, 2013
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Goldwell Elixir Versatile Oil Treatment for Hair Visual

I’ve been using this Goldwell hair oil for several weeks now and have grown to rely on it to detangle and condition my tresses.

Formulated for all hair types, it contains a blend of argan and tamanu oils, exotic oils that are much-lauded for their ability to protect and nourish skin and hair.

Argan Plantation

Argan plantation. Source: Wikipedia

Regenerating Argan Oil

Hailing from Morocco, Argan oil is wonderfully luxurious and is often referred to as ‘Liquid Gold’. Rich in Vitamin E and essential unsaturated fats, Argan oil has a regenerative and moisturizing effect on hair. The fatty acids are especially beneficial for hair, as the protein aids hair growth and delivers thick, gorgeous hair.

Tamanu Fruit

Tamanu fruit. Source: Wikipedia

Protective Tamanu Oil

One of the best kept secrets of the South Pacific, Tamanu oil is befittingly dubbed ‘Green Gold’ and regarded as a sacred gift from nature. Traditionally used by the Polynesians to keep their long and thick hair healthy and shiny, this exotic oil is infused with protective antioxidants. It works to nourish the scalp, moisturize the hair shaft and keep hair fall in check. It is also known to repair dry and damaged hair.

 Goldwell Elixir Versatile Oil Treatment for Hair Ingredients

It’s all well and good but take a closer look at the ingredients and you will see the usual silicones (and one famous fatty acid!)…whose inclusion means you’re not getting the pure oils, and the conditioning effect is due in part to these chemicals.

Goldwell Elixir Versatile Oil Treatment for Hair

Nonetheless, I enjoy using this treatment oil a lot, thanks to its lightweight sensation. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling oily or weighed down and my scalp never feels greasy after use. While I often apply the product on my towel-dried hair before letting it dry naturally, I also use the oil when my hair feels frizzy or dry.

My hair absorbs it well and becomes noticeably more manageable. It isn’t an intensive moisturiser and doesn’t make my hair look super glossy but it does give it an unmistakable healthy lustre, as well as a silky-soft feel. It apparently works to protect against the heat of blow-drying but I’ve not tried this as I don’t use a hair dryer. The brand also recommends that it be used in tandem with leave-in treatments for coloured hair to restore colour brilliance.

Another nice thing: The pump mechanism of the plastic bottle dispenses the oil cleanly – I like the velvety slide of the dispenser – and there’s no flow-back or dripping, which can happen with similar packaging.

Goldwell Elixir Versatile Oil Treatment for Hair Price and Made in Germany

Made in Germany, this product retails at S$48 here in Singapore and is available at hair salons that carry the brand.


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