A woman’s hair is her crowning glory, but in today’s busy world, keeping that crown shiny and in tip-top condition can be tough. Your hair needs to be protected from far more than your daily styling routine and intermittent chemical treatments. Everything from UV light to pollution, heat, humidity and even mechanical damage from brushing can decrease your hair’s strength and rob it of moisture. My hair is dry and frizzes easily, so I make a point of giving it a little extra TLC with at-home masks and treatments a couple of times a month. Recently I’ve been reaching for one product, in particular, Ellips Hair Vitamins. Specifically formulated to help combat the effects of modern living, these little drops of joy have transformed my city-weary hair.
The range of hair vitamin capsules from Indonesia is enriched with Argan oil and are designed to treat a variety of hair types and concerns to leave you with shiny, healthy, and strong hair. But these aren’t the kind of vitamins you eat, the little gelatine-based biodegradable capsules are filled with a leave-in hair oil treatment that can be applied to the hair to treat your locks from the outside in.
The Ellips Hair Vitamins range includes five colour-coded variants of treatment capsules including Smooth & Shiny (yellow), Hair Treatment (pink), Hair Vitality (orange), Nutri Colour (purple), and Shiny Black (black). All the oil treatments are formulated differently to target specific concerns and are enriched with Pro-Vitamin B5, along with Vitamins A and E, to nourish the hair from within.
Those with very thick or black hair will adore the black capsules which are filled with a combination of Candlenut Oil, Aloe Vera, and Moroccan Oil for soft, strong, frizz-free, and manageable hair. If you colour your hair often, the purple capsules are the ideal way to care for highlighted and colour treated hair. Infused with a unique combination of vitamins, amino acids and other conditioning ingredients, the purple Nutri Colour capsules help bring shine and strength back to chemically treated hair. While the black and purple capsules are fabulous, my favourites from the range are definitely the yellow, orange, and pink capsules as they speak to my specific concerns.
Enriched with Aloe Vera and Moroccan Oil the yellow capsules help to give your hair killer shine. These capsules are ideal if you have fine hair and struggle with flyaways as it will treat the hair without weighing it down. This fabulous treatment will help keep your hair looking glossy and healthy. These were the first capsules I tried, and I was blown away at the results. My hair is naturally curly, but I’ve started using these for those days when I’m planning to straighten my locks and want a smooth, glossy finish after styling.
For those days when my hair is feeling dry and frazzled after too much heat styling, I reach for the pink capsules. Designed to provide intensive moisture to hair that has been damaged from excessive heat styling, these capsules contain a combination of vitamin C and Jojoba Oil for a rapid repair action. This treatment transforms dry, frizzy hair in a matter of minutes, leaving you with shiny, healthy-looking hair. It’s a killer split-end treatment and helps to reset frizzy, broken hair.
If I want a real “wow” result then I use the orange Hair Vitality capsules. These little babies pack a serious punch and are like Kryptonite for dry and brittle hair. The capsules contain a powerful combination of Ginseng and Honey to help prevent breakages and actively reinforce hair structure. I noticed the biggest difference in the condition of my hair after using these capsules. There’s definitely some crazy voodoo magic infused into these little orange capsules because my hair felt silky soft and looked ridiculously healthy after the first use.
Using these Ellips Hair Vitamin capsule treatments is super easy. You’ll need one capsule for short hair and two for longer hair. After cleansing and conditioning the hair, simply snip open the capsule and dispense the product into your palm. Rub your palms together to hear up the oil and then distribute the product evenly through towel-dried hair (avoiding the scalp). It’s a leave-in treatment, so there’s no need to rinse it out, you can just style your hair as normal. And the best bit? All Ellips treatment capsules also provide heat protection to your hair, giving you the freedom to reach for the hairdryer or flat iron without applying an additional heat protection spray.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use powerful at-home treatment, the Ellips Hair Vitamin range is well worth trying. The treatments offer excellent results and can be used in between professional salon treatments to keep your locks in great condition.
Ellips Hair Vitamin Treatment capsules are available in a 12 capsule pack (R70) or 50 capsule jar (R150) from the Ellips South Africa website or Takealot. You can also find the products at Clicks stores nationwide.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.