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L'Oréal Elvive Damage Care Repairing Shampoo

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Brand: L'Oréal / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Repairs,

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      20.12.2011 20:08

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      Decent enough stuff

      My hair is damaged, or so I am told. At least it looks like it's damaged though I don't really know how or why as the only hot thing that ever touches it is the family hairdryer. I have long coarse thick ginger hair which never gets trimmed or cut so I suppose it looks damaged because it's so old. I have tried different sorts of shampoos and one of the ones I have tried is the L'Oreal one which cost me £1.80 and it's called Damage Repair Shampoo. Apparantly it's supposed to mend my ends and make them look like new again.

      This is a golden orange coloured bottle in a slim shape with a flip top lid. I does manage to stay upright in the shower most of the time. I never need to use a lot of this shampoo as it lathers up well once mashed properly between my wet hands and gives a good creamy lather on my head and beard.

      The smell is quite pleasant fresh and fruity but possibly a little bit too womanly for my taste. The smell also stays on the hair for a long time after it has bee both washed and dried. My wife says I smell great when I have shampooed myself in this stuff. It washes out well enough and leaves no residue on my head afterwards.

      I cannot honestly say if it manages to mend my hair though. It's probably still broken but it just looks the same to me. Cleaner but basically the same.

      Decent eonough stuff and I recommend it.

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      15.11.2011 16:19

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      A great shampoo for damaged hair, but other hair types should look for something else

      This shampoo claims to Fill in cracks, seal the cuticle, repair hair and leave it feeling silky. Quite a lot of claims for a £2.70 shampoo.

      The shampoo comes in a yellow bottle with the usual elvive design, and a diagram of the 'ceramide-cement' that is meant to repair your tresses. It comes in 250ml and 400ml and is available from Boots, superdrug and supermarkets. It comes out as a milky, creamy liquid and smells fresh, flowery but slighly chemical. It smells much better on the hair that in the bottle though!

      It lathers up beautifully and is easy to rinse out, it also doens't tangle the hair too badly which is very important especially if you have long hair like myself. There is a matching conditioner to go with this and both shoud be used to attin the full results, however i found that just by using the shampoo i had far less breakage during brushing and my split ends looked a little more 'bonded' and less scraggly. Apart from stronger hair, I was also left with soft hair that wasn't weighed down. It remained full of life and didn't stick to my head as some other damage controlling shampoo's cause.

      Overall i would recommend this shampoo if your hair is damaged, weak and brittle as it really does strenghthen, but if you are looking for moisture or huge shine then you should either use a deep conditioning treatment after, or go for something else.

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      19.10.2011 08:42
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      I bought this Shampoo at the same time that I bought another Shampoo from this same range. There was a 2 for £3 offer on the Loreal range in Asda and the products normally sell for around £1.80 each so a bit of a saving to be had. I do like the brand as I feel that it works well on my Hair and makes it nice and soft.

      The bottle looks like the picture. A slim enough shaped bottle. I like to try and get all the dregs out of my bottles so I do the usual and prop this upside down when it's getting low and that way I probably get most of this out of the bottle. The flip top lid is easy enough to open even with wet hands.

      This is a medium thickness Cream and a little blob of this goes a long way. I tend to leave my Shampoo on my Hair for a few minutes and then rinse this off. The scent of this is nice. It is a Creamy scent and a fresh, light kind of scent. This rinses off easily and the scent of this lingers on your Hair when it is dry and styled. I usually prefer to use a Gel Shampoo as I find that it normally works on my Hair type the best, but this Pearly Cream does good as well.

      So what Hair type is this Shampoo mainly for? Well Hair that is damaged. I don't really consider my hair to be Damaged but I Straighten my Hair every other day and I also have Highlights in my Hair so I am conscious that my Hair is probably getting Dried out a bit and since I have a bit Frizz about my Hair then I thought that this Shampoo would help with the Dryness.

      I find that this Shampoo seems to work well. I find that my Hair ends up nice and Soft with a nice sheen to it. I feel also that my Hair appears Smoother and just that bit more Glossy. I find that this does help with the Dryness of my Hair and I will continue to use this Shampoo on the odd occassion.

      A good Shampoo that works well to sort out those Dry strands.

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      13.10.2011 23:41
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      An excellent L'Oreal shampoo.

      Up until about two years ago I was attempting to keep my greying hair at bay by having highlights weaved through my hair. The problem with bleach, however,  is that it leaves your hair in dreadful condition - I have very short hair which I have cut regularly so the hair that is on my head has replenished itself by now and therefore never had the pleasure of being stripped and burned by bleach. You would think it would be in as good condition as before I began the highlighting cycle, but it has never managed to regain its earlier health so I suspect I have done some irreparable damage with my six yearly visits to the hairdresser to have my highlights fixed.

      It is for this reason I have gotten myself into the habit of using shampoo intended for either coloured or damaged hair; I don't have a brand I tend to stick to as I feel most shampoo products do very much the same thing, but one I do like using is this L'Oreal Elvive shampoo for damaged hair. I find it works well on my hair and while I appreciate a lot of people do not like L'Oreal, I think it is reasonably priced brand that generally produce effective products.

      The shampoo smells lovely; the fresh creamy scent really appeals to me, I find the majority of L'Oreal shampoos all smell very similar and this one is no different. It makes my hair smell very fresh and I like this as so often shampoo doesn't scent your hair, I can still smell the freshness for at least two or three hours after my hair has dried and compared to other shampoos I have used recently I think this is rather impressive.

      The shampoo lathers up reasonably well, I do not like too many bubbles to have to rinse away after washing so this suits me. My daughter on the other hand bemoaned the lack of a thick lather after washing her hair in my bathroom last week, I like this aspect though as it really does mean the shampoo is very easily rinsed from my hair.

      After rinsing, but before drying, my hair feels soft and very clean. I do not feel the need to use conditioner after every wash as my hair is so short, and using this shampoo means I do not have to as it is a conditioning product in it's own right. I am able to comb my hair immediately out of the shower and rarely encounter a knot, my hair tends to knot whilst wet but this is not a problem I have when using this particular Elvive shampoo. Incidentally, the 'matching' conditioner in this range is also excellent and this is the one I use when I feel my hair needs a little more help.

      I am impressed by how smooth my hair feels and looks after washing with this shampoo and certainly feel as though it is helping to repair the damage I have done to my hair over the years. My, now sadly grey, hair has a lovely sheen after washing which intimates to me that the shampoo is nourishing and replenishing it, hopefully replacing all the goodness that years of bleaching has removed.  The most important thing, however, is that it leaves my hair clean - and this it definitely does. It does not leave any residue on my hair and therefore doesn't weigh it down or make my style look even flatter than it is!

      This L'Oreal Elvive Damage Repairing Shampoo will usually cost in the region of £2.69 a bottle, although can very regularly be found on promotion whereby you can usually save at least £1 off this price.

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        05.02.2011 20:30
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        A truly superb shampoo that eliminates dry hair!

        I bought this a few months back, along with the matching conditioner as part of a 2 for 1 offer on Elvive at Boots. I was looking for something to nourish my slightly dry hair but it also had to smell nice. I came across the 'Damage Care' shampoo and conditioner and thought I'd give it a go. Here is my review for Elvive Damage Care Shampoo:

        1. The Smell:

        For me, the most important part about choosing shampoos and conditioners. This smells heavenly, really fresh, almost with a hint of citrus in there too? I absolutely love it and really look forward to when I use it (I rotate my shampoos and conditioners). Smell gets 5 stars from me.

        2. The Lather:

        This is the other important thing for em. I like to know that my hair and scalp are getting a deep clean. I love the lather this produces, it's really thick and really does get down into your scalp and every strand. The gorgeous smell gets released even more when lathered and fills the whole bathroom. It also rinses out no problem too and I can feel how good it's smoothed my hair. Lather gets 5 stars from me!

        3. The Result:

        This is of course important. I have very thick, frizzy, naturally curly hair that can get quite dry sometimes and always leave my hair to dry naturally. After a couple of hours when my hair is dry, it's really soft and no dry patches whatsoever. Also, I feel it shines more and is more bouncy when I've used this. I always use the matching conditioner after my shampoo so cannot comment whether this is just the shampoo alone but I think it helps. Result gets 5 stars from me.

        Overall, this is a superb shampoo that really has made my hair look and feel healthier. I love it. Price wise a 400ml can be found around the £3.50 - £3.75 mark which I feel is brilliant value.

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        24.01.2011 21:40
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        L'Oreal Elvive Damage Care Repairing Shampoo

        L'Oreal Elvive Damage Care Repairing Shampoo

        Brand: L'Oreal Elsève
        Type: Repairing Shampoo
        Quantity: 250 ml
        Manufacturer: L'Oreal
        www.lorealparis.com
        Availability: In the supermarket, drugstore.

        It is a beautiful bottle that is plastic and has a mustard yellow colour. The text on the bottle is mostly in black and white tones. Here and there are also red and silver. It says in silvel: L'Oreal Paris and just underneath in black letters Elvive. A red bar with white letters telling us that it's Damage Care shampoo. The back features product information, ingredients, manufacturer, quantity, durability (12 months) and a barcode.

        The shampoo is designed for damaged and brittle hair. The shampoo should restore the hair from the inside and outside but also make it silky soft again. It's suitable for frequent use and L'Oreal advises to use this product with the conditioner.

        After you wet your hair you can apply the product by massaging it gently into your hair. You should leave it for a few minutes and then rinse your hair, dry and comb it. The shampoo smells pleasantly sweet and fresh, just like peaches. It's for in the morning to wake up to in the shower. You don't need much shampoo to wash your hair and it spreads easily. After the shower you can still notice the lovely smell which fades away slowly.

        It is fresh and fruity shampoo and perfect in the morning,. Delicious smell. The shampoo is easy to use and you do not need much. The hair is visibly smoother and much fuller of structure. My hair look neat and is are easy to comb. The product is definitely worth buying. Did not cause allergic reactions.

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        12.01.2011 12:32
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        shampoo from L'Oreal

        Over the past few months a combination of illness and the exceptionally cold weather have really taken their toll on my hair, which has been looking dry and lifeless with its fair share of split ends. I really love L'Oreal shampoos and conditions as they really suit my hair, so when I spotted a bottle of L'Oreal damage care repairing shampoo in my local Boots, I decided to give it a try.

        L'Oreal damage care repairing shampoo, comes in a custard yellow coloured plastic bottle. As I love the colour yellow, the bottle gets the thumbs up from me! Like all the L'Oreal shampoos I have used this one has a flip up lid with a slight indentation at the front allowing you to get wet hands under it, making it easy to open.

        L'Oreal claim that using this shampoo will help to fill in the gaps and seal damaged hair fibres. They explain that the shampoo has a patented combination of molecules called ceramide cement which replicates the natural ceramide found in hair. Damaged hair often lacks ceramide causing a loss of strength and resilience. Without ceramide hair becomes more likely to split and break. These are bold claims and I was keen to see what this shampoo could do for my sad looking locks!

        Like all the L'Oreal shampoos I have used, this one has a lovely thick consistency with a slightly pearly sheen. You really only need a small amount to produce a thick lather. The instructions recommend that you massage the shampoo for at least 1 minute before rinsing off. I always use conditioner after washing my hair and have been using the matching damage care repair variety.

        This shampoo has a lovely fresh, clean scent. It is not overpowering but does linger on my hair for the rest of the day after use. After use my hair feels soft and has a bit more shine than it did. However I have now been using this shampoo with its matching conditioner for several weeks and can't really say that I notice any major repairs to my split ends! It is not a bad shampoo; in fact I really like it. It's just that it doesn't perform miracles! Overall I would say it's no better or worse than other L'Oreal shampoos I have used. I paid £2.60 from Boots for a 250 ml bottle. There is also a larger 400 ml bottle available for £3.67.

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          03.01.2011 19:36
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          only good for minor damage

          I bought this with high expectations and high hopes.

          I have incredibly badly damaged hair, spilt ends, heat damage and breakages all over. I wasn't expecting the shampoo to work miracles, but I was hoping it would hold my hair together while the damage grew out.

          The bottle is a pretty yellow colour, but very slippery! The shape of it made it difficult to keep a hold of with wet hands.

          The shampoo is a lovely creamy shampoo, and a little goes a long way. A walnut sized dollop had my long hair very very frothy, and it did feel quite smooth, whereas normal shampoo usually leaves it feeling quite rough and tangled at this stage (before conditioner.)

          It smells lovely, not too strong or overpowering, and left my hair smelling lovely all day.

          It was quite difficult to rinse out, although I'm not sure if that was because too much was used! I have tried using less but it does still take quite a bit of rinsing.

          Initially once I dried my hair it felt very fresh and clean, but by the end of the day it was feeling quite greasy, which is unusual for me as my hair can usually go a few days before feeling like this. i have found that with this shampoo I need to wash it daily rather than every other day.

          I used along with the conditioner, but haven't yet noticed any marked improvement in the condition of my hair. It still breaks very easily, however there are a few less hairs in my brush each day.

          Overall I find it to be too greasy and not very effective, it seems about the same as coating your hair in vaseline - it might protect it from future damage but doesn't so much to the current damage and leaves it feeling quite sad and lank.

          Despite this, I would reccommend it - only to someone with very slightly damaged hair rather than badly damaged like mine.

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          21.07.2010 21:09
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          An ok product for the price

          A while ago I bought a bottle of L'Oreal Elvive's damage care serum, and really liked it. I therefore decided to purchase some of the other products from the damage care range including the shampoo which I will review now.

          This is a shampoo developed especially for damaged or brittle hair. It claims to fill in cracks, seal the cuticles and helps repair the hair for a silky feel. Big claims.

          The product is packaged in a yellow bottle which has burgundy accents. It's the same shape as the other bottles in the L'Oreal Elvive range which makes it instantly recognisable as being a L'Oreal product, but I find the packaging fairly dull and boring all the same. One good point is that there is a dent underneath the flip top cap which makes it easier to open, even if you have wet hands.

          The shampoo has a fairly thick consistency and has a slight pearlescent sheen. The smell is gentle and slightly citrussy. It smells fresh and clean which is what you want in a shampoo and it isn't too strong or overpowering.

          I find a little goes a long way with this shampoo. Only a small amount will make a thick creamy lather, something I frequently forgot when I first started using it, resulting in a head full of froth that took ages to rinse away! The creamy consistency feels quite nice as you massage it into the hair, and when I use this I really feel like I'm getting my hair thoroughly clean.

          I always follow with the matching conditioner. I find that the shampoo leaves my hair feeling soft and clean, and also I haven't noticed as much frizz as usual since I began using this which was an unexpected, but very welcome plus point.

          The damage care part is the thing I find hard to judge. My hair has been damaged from regular use of heated appliances such as straighteners and tongs. I honestly can't tell whether my hair is less damaged than when I began using this product, but I have noticed one change which is perhaps helping my hair. That is that my hair feels more moisturised and the ends don't feel as dry. I think as a consequence of this my hair looks healthier, and hopefully any split ends will be less brittle and therefore less likely to break off.

          Whilst this is definitely a positive change, I think it's also quite a subtle one. I don't think anyone else would really notice a difference in my hair, and using the shampoo doesn't seem to have added any shine, in fact I think my hair has been looking rather dull lately.

          I bought mine from Boots, and although this particular product isn't listed on their website the other shampoos in the L'Oreal Elvive range cost £2.55 for a 250ml bottle or £3.59 for a 400ml bottle, so I assume that is what I paid for this.

          Overall, when using this shampoo it doesn't feel like anything special, but I've been pleased with the results I've got from it. Because of this, I feel I can give it no less than four stars.

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            13.07.2010 23:26
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            Good for the price

            I colour my hair quite often and I am always worried about the effect this will have on the condition of my hair.

            I saw this product and thought it would be a good idea to use for a while to try and give my hair a bit of TLC. I purchased both the shampoo and conditioner as I wanted the full effect and maximum impact on the hair.

            When I brought this I managed to pick it up on a special offer of 2 for £5, which I thought was pretty good as it is quite a large bottle. Normally you can see this from as little as £2.49 right up to as muich as £3.99, it all depends on where and when you shop.

            I wash my hair most days and a bottle lasted me over a month. After using it I found my hair was a bit greaiser than normal and had some build up by the time I had finished the bottle.

            The ends of my hair looked a lot better towards the end of the bottle, but the top was very heavy and looked flat to the top of my head.

            I do tend to have greasy hair, so if you want a product that will help with damaged hair, dont be put off by my review. If you have greasy but damaged hair, there are much better products than this available.

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            02.06.2010 17:03
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            I have very curly hair and I am guilty in saying that I do starighten it an awfull lot. I do use heat protecter serums and sprays but they never protect my hair enough and my hair still ends up damaged and weak. I wanted something that was going to help protect or repair my hair without paying rediculous prices.

            I straighten my hair almost everyday so I desperately needed to buy a shampoo to help repair it because I didn't want it to go thin a look horrible. When I was shopping I was looking for a shampoo and seen this one, it wasn't too expensive so I thought I would try it along with the conditioner. The shampoo didn't cost too much, it was around £3 for a big bottle, which wasn't too bad considering it lasted me about two weeks.

            The damage care shampoo mainly targets the damaged part of the hair to fill in the gaps and seal damage hair fibres. After using this shampoo your hair is supposed to feel very strong. I must admit after using the shampoo a few times I did notice a difference.

            When I first used this shampoo I put the amount of about the size of a £2 coin and I found that this was a bit too much. I have very long hair but I found that it was way too much, as there was too much foam and I found it hard to wash out. The second time that I used the shampoo I used a smaller amount and it was a lot better. It was easy to rinse out and it left my hair smelling lovely.

            I didn't see an immediate result but after about 4 washes I did notice that my hair was stronger and it felt and looked a little better too. I would recommend this shampoo to people who have damaged hair through blow drying and heat damage because it does actually work!

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              16.03.2010 16:35
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              Not recommended for those with fine hair. Doesnt do it any favours.

              Rather than go into great detail about the packaging and colour etc, I thought I would give you a personal review of this product as we all know when we pick up a bottle what it looks like and pretty much all of us can figure out how to open it. What I am interested in is does it really work?

              If you have read some of my reviews, you will have realised that I am not really one for trends or designer products. I usually go for special offers and float between brands rather than being habitual about a particular one.

              This is usually the case for shampoo too however I had found a brand that I found quite reliable and was using it for quite a while, when I came across a special offer for L'Oreal shampoo. The damage care repairing range was on a buy one get one free offer so I thought I would give it a go. At £3.49 for a 400ml bottle it wasn't the cheapest but I thought the offer was worth taking advantage of and as I believed L'Oreal was a reliable brand, I didn't have much to lose.

              I suppose it is important to put this review into perspective and explain my hair type as not everyone will have the same results as me.

              I am a regular straightener user with slightly longer than shoulder length hair. I also have quite fine hair that is prone to dryness at the ends and a little greasier at the roots. I need to wash my hair every day and the oils in my hair spread quickly due to this fineness and I am prone to some damage. I usually wake up in the morning with very limp hair that is impossible to style. I therefore need a shampoo that is gentle on my hair and I can use daily.

              The first thing I noticed about the shampoo was the smell. It was lovely. Very fruity and you could smell it for some time in the bathroom afterwards. It also lingered in your hair for quite a while after washing. Once I began to use it, I realised the texture/consistency of the shampoo was very good and the product felt silky as I massaged it through my hair. It lathered well and actually made my hair feel as though it had already been conditioned. The shampoo was easy to rinse from my hair and initially there appeared to be no residue. My hair had that squeaky clean feel.

              On the first say, two or three occasions, I really enjoyed using this shampoo and thought that I would definitely work my way through both bottles purchased. However I quickly realised that the more I used it, the limper my hair began to feel and once my hair was styled it was particularly lifeless. I began to notice a slight residue on my hair and while I cannot confirm that it could directly be attributed to the shampoo, I know it had never been present before. Furthermore, my hair seemed to be considerably more greasy the following day that it had used to be. Normally my hair can be a little fly away, but when I was using this shampoo I felt that it just lankily stuck to my head.

              I only condition my hair on two or three occasions per week, again due to how fine it is. Nevertheless I though I would try the corresponding conditioner, and as with the shampoo, it smelled and felt lovely, but I just could not shift this limpness and lifelessness that my hair was experiencing.

              My boyfriend even commented one morning: "that shampoo you bought makes my hair feel funny..." not a particularly insightful or technical assessment but valid nonetheless. Ultimately it is important how a shampoo makes you feel and if it delivers on its promise. This shampoo aims to repair and protect damaged hair. I cant honestly say whether or not this was true as I didn't use it for a prolonged period but in the few weeks I did use it, I did not notice any reversal of the (mostly self inflicted) damage my hair had incurred.

              Some time later I thought I would give it another go (well I did have another bottle in the bathroom cupboard) so I tried it again a few weeks later while on holiday but it didn't cope well with the Spanish water. Again my hair seemed very limp and greasy.

              I don't think that I would recommend this product to anyone with hair as fine as me. I have used other L'Oreal products and never had any real problems so maybe this just isn't the one for me but it would be useful to know how those with thicker hair have found this. Even at buy one get one free it wasn't really very good value for money and I have now reverted back to one of my old tried and tested brands.

              Thanks for reading.

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