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      19.05.2013 15:52
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      Great smelling shampoo, hair is shiny after use, but didn't quite clear up my dandruff.

      I purchased L'Oreal Elvive Anti-Dandruff Shampoo in Tesco one day, mainly because it was on offer and much cheaper than Head and Shoulders.

      I occasionally get a small bought of dandruff and just use an anti-dandruff shampoo until it clears up.

      ** Packaging**
      The bottle is a thin shape, light blue giving the impression of something medicated. The top is a flip cap, it's easy to open even when hands are wet. The shampoo is easily dispensed through the cap even when there's little in the bottom.

      **The Shampoo**
      The shampoo is a nice thick consistency, without being too gloopy. You only need around a 10p piece worth for medium length hair. It lathers well and has a nice, fresh smell to it. I found this lasted a couple of hours on my hair after it had been shampooed.

      The manufacturer states that the shampoo is designed for regular use and that it clears dandruff in 4 weeks.

      **After Effects**
      My hair seemed to really 'like' this shampoo. It had a nice shine after use, felt soft and fresh. I usually wash my hair daily, on the odd occasion where it's been left for two days it still didn't look greasy. It did help clear the dandruff. It seems at quite a superficial level though, if I then use a different shampoo for the next wash I'd usually be okay with other anti-dandruff shampoos, sadly with this the dandruff came straight back, immediately after using a normal shampoo. It did stop my scalp from itching.

      Usually after half a bottle or so of an anti-dandruff product, I could revert back to normal shampoo again for a while. I don't know if it's that this bough of dandruff is particularly bad (I suspect not) or if the shampoo isn't as good as the others, but I've nearly used the bottle and I still have dandruff. So I'm reverting to a different anti-dandruff product.

      For this reason I'm rating the product down as it hasn't seemed to quite do the job that I wanted it to, which is disappointing.

      ** Ingredients**
      List sourced from Amazon:
      'Aqua/water, sodium, laureth sulfate, polysorbate 21, cocamidorpropyl betaine, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, ci47005/acid yellow 3, CI 42909/ blue1, hydroxystearyl cetyl ether, sodium chloride, sodium methylparaben, dmdm hydantion, phenoxyethnol, PPG55ceth20, ethylparaben, polyquaternium10, propylene glycol, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, piroctone olamine, carbomer, methylparaben, butylparaben, parfum/fragrance'.

      **Availability**
      Available in Supermarkets including Tesco. Also available on Ebay and Amazon.
      Costs from £2.00 to £5.25 for a 250ml bottle.

      **Summary**
      Great smelling shampoo, hair is shiny after use, but didn't quite clear up my dandruff.

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      18.10.2011 23:31
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      As good as head and shoulders

      I have a rotational system going when it comes to washing my hair, in that I currently have four shampoos which I use in this system. At least one of these shampoos is always an anti dandruff shampoo, sometimes head and shoulders, sometimes Tesco own brand, and sometimes this one L'oreal Elvive Anti Dandruff Shampoo. What determines what I buy comes down to price. Tesco very often have this range of l'oreal shampoos in a buy one get one free offer, which is when I stock up. To purchase a 400ml bottle, it currently costs just under £4 in Tesco, which is pretty costly when not on offer.

      This shampoo is part of a range of anti dandruff shampoos created by L'oreal. This particular one is light blue in colour and is designed for those with normal to greasy hair. Mine would tend to be oily/greasy which i why I tend to purchase this particular one. L'oreal uses expert skincare specialists to create this product which is aimed at caring for the scalp. L'oreal claims that dandruff occurs when the scalp loses its balance and so this natural balance needs to be restored, as well as dealing with the visible flakes, that people recognise as dandruff.

      I don't currently have dandruff, but I do suffer from a flaky scalp occasionally and have found that unless I regularly use an anti dandruff shampoo, the problem re appears, and so I try to protect my scalp in advance.

      As well as eliminating the dandruff, this product soothes the scalp and helps to prevent reappearance, as it contains two 'active ingredients' namely Actirox and Equaderm. The former of these ingredients is meant to eliminate the dandruff and prevent the reappearance, whereas the latter is meant to restore he balance of the scalp and soothe it. This product also claims to be effective from 1st use.

      I have been using this product regularly for many years, and as I said at the beginning, I buy this when on offer, as I do think it is expensive at full price, although I can say that I have found it very effective in both eliminating flakes and preventing any more from re appearing. I also think that their claim to be effective from first use is actually true, as at times when I have reverted to using regular (non anti dandruff shampoos) and flakes have sometimes re appeared, after using this to wash my hair, the flakes disappear, and my hair is left shiny and flake free. As well as helping with removing flakes, which is it primary use, I also think that it leaves my hair in great condition, shiny and soft and most importantly clean, so its has other benefits as well.

      All in all, when on offer, this is a great anti dandruff shampoo, which I have found to really work well at removing flakes and keeping them away. It really does work as effectively as Head and Shoulders, and my decision in terms of purchase literally comes down to price between the two!

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      15.10.2011 03:17
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      I only get an inch scalp when the winter months come around and its that time again my scalp is itchy and flaky. I only normally purchase head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo however my poundland shop had the L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo in and for a pound its worth a try.
      L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo can be purchased in most supermarkets, drug stores and as above some discount stores stock it.

      L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo comes in a light blue plastic bottle containing 250ml of shampoo. The bottle has a flip cap lid and underneath a small hole for dispensing the shampoo from the bottle. This one i have is for normal to greasy hair, it states this on the bottle.
      The shampoo is creamy liquid texture and smells of mixed fruits.

      L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo promises to remove 100% of the dandruff flakes from the hair and treats the scalp to stop the itching and prevent the dandruff coming back.
      To use L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo you have to rinse hair with warm water and dispense a small blob of the shampoo from the bottle, blob should be around the size of a 10p and start massaging into the scalp and hair. The shampoo lathers up very well into a mass of bubbles, after massaging all over the scalp and hair rinse of in look warm water dry as normal.

      I found L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo to be effective at removing the dandruff and immediately after washing my hair the itchy scalp has stopped so i was pleased about that. My hair was very silky soft and shiny once dried. I also felt my hair to be really clean and no residue was left on my hair or scalp. So far this week i have used the L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo twice this week and my hair looks healthy and my scalp feels healthy. It does say you can continue to use the shampoo after dandruff has cleared up as it prevents it coming back, i will be happy to continue use especially over the winter moths. I think the L'Oréal elvive anti-dandruff shampoo is fantastic, much better than head and shoulders so i highly recommend it.

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        27.01.2011 05:42
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        A decent enough anti-dandruff shampoo for when you need one, not good for everyday use.

        Every so often, usually with the change of seasons which makes my scalp dry out a little, I get the odd batch of dandruff. This doesn't happen often, but I like to have a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo to hand for when it does, and the one currently on the go is Elvive Anti-Dandruff shampoo from L'Oreal. I paid £2 for the largest 400ml bottle which I think is a decent enough price considering I've had it for months and it'll probably last me til it's Use By date!

        The bottle itself is pretty standard Elvive bottle, but this one is blue to denote it's for dandruff. The product contains chemicals to remove the visible flakes of dandruf as well as soften and soothe your itchy scalp.

        The actual shampoo itself is a pale blue liquid which is fairly thick, about average for a shampoo's consistency. In terms of scent, this is a nice smelling shampoo, with a feminine fruity smell which is quite surprising given it's got quite a masculine looking bottle. I've found that it's harder to lather than other Elvive products, but if you keep at it you can still work up a decent lather in a few minutes. The shampoo is easy enough to rinse out when you're ready, and when I use this I follow it with my usual conditioner.

        The most I've ever needed to use this in a row for was for a week, washing it 3 or 4 times. After one wash I could notice a little difference in the amount of dandruff, but my head overall still felt tight and a little itchy, so I can't say it soothed my scalp. In addition, my hair didn't feel particularly nice or look very shiny after using this shampoo - it got my hair clean but didn't make it look as nice as it normally is after being washed. After a few more uses of the shampoo though, my dandruff cleared up completely and my head felt much nicer, so I stopped using this product after that and haven't really needed it since.

        I much prefer the way my usual non anti-dandruff shampoo makes my hair look, so I'd never use this long term, but it did the job when I needed it to so it's a good product for me to have on standby, should anyone in the house get dandruff again. For the £2 price I paid, I think this is a decent enough product for specialised dandruff use, thought I don't think it's nice enough to replace a good, normal shampoo.

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        22.01.2011 18:45
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        Works but doesn't give you glossy hair

        I do suffer from time to time with Dandruff and though I don't need to use it all times every few months I tend to use an anti dandruff conditioner till my hair and scalp is back to normal. I have previously tried head and shoulder but found it harsh on my hair so I tried L'Oreal Elvive anti nourishing shampoo. I have a 400mls bottle but have owned it for a while so am unsure how much I paid for it. The shampoo is designed for normal to greasy hair. I would describe my hair type as normal.

        It comes packed in a pretty none dynamic blue bottle with a flip top lid. The packaging advertises that it uses a combination of actirox and Equaderm. The Actriox is designed to remove the viable flakes and the equaderm should soothe and soften an itchy scalp. I take all this information with a pinch of salt as each company seems to have its own name for a product which actually means very little.

        The liquid is a viscous pale blue shampoo which you do have to put more effort in to create a good lather in comparison to other shampoos I have used. I do find some shampoos can make my hair feel dry but this doesn't have this effect. The Shampoo does have a sweet fruity to it which may not be to the liking of males but for me it is preferable to the medicated l smell of head and shoulders. It does rinse out relatively easily.

        My personal results

        I found that after a couple of washes the small amount of dandruff I have was cleared but continued to use it for the following few weeks to ensure my hair was completely clear. Despite the fruity odur in the shampoo it is not particularly noticeable and once the hair is conditioned it only smell of my conditioner and not the shampoo. It has neither made my hair any shinier and glossier however it has not deteriorated either. I cannot comment on itchy scalp as it is nothing I have suffered with.

        Overall I am happy with the product it does what I want it to do which is clear my scalp and I know that I won't need to use it for months once treated. I do however prefer a shampoo that makes my hair feel shinier and softer so not something I do use on regular basis.

        I have found this product online with prices ranging from £2.99 to £4.45 on various websites for a 400mls bottle so it certainly is worth shopping around for. I am coming to the end of my bottle and will buy it again to use when required.

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          23.09.2010 12:58
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          I got this on offer in Boots ages ago and thought it might come in useful one day! I have been a bit stressed with work recently and the way my body copes with it is by giving me a flaky itchy scalp :-( This is so unsightly- I wear a lot of black and it makes me feel very self conscious, thus I got out the L'Oreal Anti-Dandruff shampoo.

          I had never tried it before as I previously have bought Head and Shoulders. It is packaged nicely- it doesn't scream anti-dandruff all over the packaging and so is fairly unnoticeable on a bathroom shelf.

          The shampoo is a bright bluey green colour- it feels quite thick to use and a small amount gives a good all over lather. I really like the smell of it- it doesn't smell horrible like some anti-dandruff shampoos can- it smells nice and fresh.

          It has left my hair clean and healthy looking, and within a few days I have noticed that my scalp is now no longer itchy and flaky as before. I am quite tempted to use this shampoo quite regularly as a preventative method as well as a cure. I would definitely recommend trying this.

          It costs £3.59 from Boots for a large 400ml bottle which I think is a bargain! The Boots website have an updated version of the bottle now so the packaging must have changed, mine is the packaging in the picture so I must have got it reduced in the sale.

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          11.10.2009 21:39
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          A good anti-dandruff shampoo but not great conditioning.

          I have tried a lot of the anti-dandruff shampoos on the market. This was on a special offer so I thought I would give it a go.

          Price

          Elvive is generally a mid priced brand. This product was no exception and as a 2 in 1 offers savings with no need for conditioner.

          Application and Cleaning

          This lathers nicely and you don't need a huge amount to get a good clean. It rinses well and leaves hair feeling clean and dandruff free. Many anti-dandruff products cause itching with me and I have had no reactions to it at all. I do, however, need to use a separate conditioner because the conditioning is not as good as I would have hoped.

          Fragrance

          It has a gentle clean fragrance. It is not overly perfumed.

          Overall

          In general this product is pretty good. It is great as a shampoo but not so good as a 2 in 1.

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          18.03.2007 23:35
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          The best shampoo ever !

          My hair is nice and thick shoulder length and i,m growing it no problems there , but i had noticed it was starting to look dull and lifeless so i wanted a shampp which would hopefully tackle these problems .

          I was walking around boots the chemist ,when i noticed that l'oreal elvive shampoo was on a buy one get one free offer.
          It was easy to notice as its a pink bottle with a bright pink flip lid.
          the bottle was 400ml and was 2.80 but as it was on offer i had two bottles for that was which was great .
          It had on the front of the bottle for mid to long length dull hair , so i thought i,d give it a try.

          On the bottle it also said that it revives smoothes , mirror shine and cashmere touch and its got pearl protein in , i thought would it really work and do what it says...

          Its got a flip lid so is easy to use , the first thing i noticed when i opened the lid was the nice smell , its got a really nice smell a bit like perfume ( sorry i,m no good with smells ).

          Then the next thing i noticed was it was a nice pink colour , a light shiny pink .

          You only need a little bit to get a good lather, and it rinses out really easily.

          ~ my opinion ~

          I was very impressed with this shampoo from the first time i used it , my hair felt so clean and soft , and really did shine , i can honestly say that no other shampoo has ever made my hair feel this soft .

          My hair was so managable as well i could do what i wanted with it which was also a good thing .

          The shine is great too i,ve had people comment me on my hair , how healthy it looks since i started using this shampoo.

          I would definately recommend this shampoo .

          Thanks for reading x

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            27.08.2005 14:33
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            Definately a product that lives up to its promises

            Im only a teenager but my hair has gone through possibly almost all of the chemical treatments on the face of this planet. I go to a private school so i have to keep up with my appearances, however i was not born with gorgeous, shiny, soft, glossy or smooth luxious locks. More on the lines of frizzy, dull and dry. That's why i have done so much to try make my hair look a tiny bit good. My hair is naturally wavy but not n a nice way, it kind of looks like someone who has really curly hair which has had a set of straighteners at a low heat run through them, in other words not nice...

            So i go and get my hair chemically straightened... looks great at time, also on the list are highlights, lowlights, full head colours, ionic straightening. My hair looks great FINALLY but then every thing starts to grow out, so what do i do? I start using straighteners EVERYDAY and get my hair coloured again and again. All this in time has taken the toll out of my hair now it is worse then before, its damaged, really frizzy, brittle and wea. So i swear to never use straighteners again and to keep chemical treatments to a minimum.

            Im starting to use products designed for my hairtype and one of these is the L'oreal Elvive smooth intense shampoo. It was also on BOGOF so that made it even more tempting to purchase. It was quiet cheap. £1.99 for 2 250ml bottles!

            *On the bottle*
            Dry, coarse, rebellious hair

            Nutrileum is the innovation technology behind L'Oreal Elvive Smooth-Intense the perfect treatment to transform dry, frizzy rebellious hair into beautiful sleek manageable hair.

            Nutrileum works to nourish and detangle hair giving it lasting protection against further frizz and rebellion.

            So i gave it a try. The actual shampoo is abit like the consistancy and colour of syrup (without the stickiness of course) and was really easy to lather (not alot is needed) and it is easy to rinse out. I could feel the difference just after rinsing it out. My hair felt soo smooth. I used the conditioner along with it aswell and i could really see a difference after drying my hair. Uusally when i dry my hair, it ends up really frizzy and dry, however this time (although it was still a little bit frizzy) my hair was noticably smoother and silkier. I couldn't believe it i had finally found a product that nourished my damaged hair! I definately recommend this to everyone, and after a few more washes my hair was almost completely frizz free!

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              23.09.2003 17:49
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              I hardly ever like to use a two in one shampoo and prefer to use both shampoo and conditioner seperately as this seems to smoothen the hair and help to get the knots out. I have long hair and it takes ages to get it into the condition I like, as it knots up quickly and is dry because I have dyed it with crazy colour and bleached it a few times over the summer months. So at the moment I'm trying lots of different shampoo's to find one which will get it into the condition I like. I have found this L`Oreal Elvive Smooth Intense to be just the sort of shampoo I'm looking for. L`Oreal Elvive make shampoo and conditioner for all types of hair, from dry to greasy, fine to colour damaged, their web address is www.lorealparis.com and they have a phone number 0845 3991939 for any consumer questions. The bottle of Smooth Intensive is an attractive orange coloured plastic so can be recycled when empty, the one I bought is a 200ml sized bottle and cost my mum £2.24 buy one get one free offer, so she got the conditioner free. This was from the Co-op, I think it is a little more expensive at Safeways for about £2.45 a bottle. Although it's more costly than some other shampoo's, I have found that the results of using this shampoo with the conditioner to work. Therefore I'm quite happy with the buy one get one free deal. It has a flip up lid which I also like, being the sort of girl that is always getting told off for losing the tops off the shampoo and toothpaste, I find it's better to have a flip up lid. Less spillages and less naggings from my mum. Now we get to the results after washing, firstly wet the hair and put a little blob of this shampoo into the palm of your hand and rub gently into your wet hair. This will lather up into a nice scented lather. Rinse your hair and repeat if you want to, then add the conditioner and leave this on for about two minutes, rinse again and your done. Towel dry you
              r hair and then comb through before using the hair dryer. You will then notice how easy it is to comb, as the frizzyness will be considerable less than your used to. When you hair is dry you will be able to feel how good it is, my hair looks shiney and feels light and bouncy, it is easier to style how I want it and the day after using this shampoo my hair is still looking good. I do like this one and if I can persuade my mum to stock up while it's on offer then I'm going to, so I would recommend this shampoo to you if your hair is frizzy or damaged and out of control. This shampoo will help to smooth and shine.

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                06.01.2003 05:04
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                I thought the advert for L'oreal Elvive Shampoo and Conditioners made it look brilliant, for shiny and healthy looking hair but when i used it i found it a LOT different. I like to change my shampoo regularly like most people, but i didn't even finish using one bottle of this! After one wash it seemed okay, but not as good as i had expected! It fealt slightly greasy and i found my hair needed washing the next day, when usually i can go bout 2-3 days with nice looking hair! After a few more washes i couldn't bear to use this shampoo any longer and gave up, bought a new shampoo and haven't tried it again since!

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                  25.06.2002 16:00

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                  • contributing to the deaths of thousands of babies each month"

                  beauty, at what price? - Advantages: quite nice shampoo, smells nice - Disadvantages: l'oreal test on animals, and they are part owned by nestle, who aggressively promote formula in third world countries, contributing to the deaths of thousands of babies each month

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                  01.02.2002 02:17
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                  Hi my name is Tracy and I use L'Oreal Elvive Shampoo. It's unique formula with vitamins B52, C4, M25, A21, U571, UB40, N64 nourish my luscious blonde hair from the root, right to the tip. It makes my hair so healthy it shines... Well, that’s what they tell us on TV anyway, but does it really work? Well, it works well for me, it cleans, and makes my hair look good and I don't need to use additional conditioner, it also keeps dandruff away, so long as you use it regularly, it also smells really nice. So use this shampoo because I think its really good although unfornunately it probably won't make you look like the gorgeous girls in the ads! Well, as you can see, this product is great! So buy it, because you're worth it! Well, this opinion has just been locked for the third time, and apparently there isn't enough info on the product! Well, what more can I say really? It's a shampoo! There isn't all that much to say about shampoo! I've already said I think it smells nice and it cleans my hair well, and I don't need additional conditioner! What else is there to say?! I would really like to know, because I don't want to keep having to change this opinion! Its not too expensive, Comes in a nice bottle, which fits well in the shower.

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                    16.11.2001 07:03

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                    • "hair looked dull"

                    Revitalising shampoo ceramide R Hair looked dull after use! - Advantages: Hair had a little texture - Disadvantages: hair did not look or feel thicke, scalp itched after use, hair looked dull

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                    17.10.2001 22:56
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                    Having suffered for many years with fine hair, experimenting with every possible shampoo to add a little body without the lankness my experience of the best shampoo for that particular hair type was Pantene, but I hear you say, this is an opinion of L'oreal! Unfortunately I then decided to have my hair highlighted, even though I say so myself this looked paticularly nice, I found that I suffered from Greasy roots and dry ends. I found this shampoo to be particularly good for this condition and leaving my hair shiny and full of body. Having experimented with hundreds of hair products I thought I would share with you my favourite shampoos, remembering that I have lank, greasy, dry and coloured hair! Coloured Hair: Organics Color Activ Depp Care Shampoo (£2.49) Straight Hair: Trevor Sorbie Shampoo for cleansing combination hair (3.99) Creating Volume: Herbal Essence Natural volume shampoo (£2.19) Greasy Hair: L'oreal Elvive Citrus CR Revitalising Shampoo (£2.39) Silky Smooth, easy to comb: Pantene Pro V for dry/damaged hair (£2.46) *Prices may vary. Remember this choice only applies to hair types such as mine: Flat, lifeless, damaged, dry, coloured and greasy - sounds attractive doesn't it! There are so many hair products that I have tried, Conditioner, styling gel, wax, hairspray, protein spray but those will have to wait until another time...

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