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L'Oreal Elvive Nourish & Shimmer Highlights Shampoo

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Brand: L'Oreal / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Nourishes / Contents/Size: 250ml

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      31.07.2013 00:33
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      reliable product but can;t help thinking there may be something better out there

      Price
      I purchased the shampoo (with two of the same brand conditioners) on a 3 for the price of 2 offer in Boots. Usually the shampoos and conditioners in this range are around £4.00 each although I now this can vary from store to store and what is on offer. I found this to be a good price however - the bottle is large in size and volume (400ml) and also due to the design of the bottle the product does last a long way.
      I have also found you only need a bit of this (although I have short to mid length and fairly fine hair so someone with thick and long hair may need to use considerably more). I use the product every other day and have found one bottle has lasted me over 2 months now.
      Packaging
      The packaging is bright and fun and comes in a yellow shade (which makes sense as the product is for highlighted hair). The famous L'Oreal sign is visible and the advertising slogan 'nourish and shimmer' draws you to the product. The packaging is sturdy but not 'too bulky'.
      Application
      Straightforward directions on back (lather, rinse, repeat!!). This product is easy to apply and I found works up a good (but not excessive lather). Rinsing product out of hair also is straightforward and not too time consuming.
      Results
      The product claims that it results in shimmering hair - whilst I think the description uses is slightly misguiding (can hair really shimmer?) it is a fairly accurate portrayal as even though I don't have highlights (I do have bleach dyed hair) I did find it helped maintain my hair colour over washes. This is especially true as my hair has a tendency to very easily go an orange colour over washing.
      Overall I would happily stay with this product although at the same time I may explore the range a bit more to find something more suitable.

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      15.12.2011 22:04
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      A reasonably priced shampoo that does the job!

      I run out of my usual shampoo last week and as it is fast approaching Christmas I didn't want to indulge and buy my usual Bed Head shampoo. I picked this one up in Asda as it was on offer 2 for £3. A bottle contains 250ml. I had my hair highlighted last week so I was looking for something that would prevent my hair looking brassy overtime.

      The shampoo comes in a golden bottle with a shimmery label and it advises that it will nourish and shimmer. It also states that the shampoo contains Royal Jelly which is described as a 'rare and precious natural ingredient with an exceptional concentration of proteins, amino acids and other elements' It is designed to target dry areas of the hair. The shampoo also contains brighteners which 'wrap' around the hair fibre to protect your highlights from external agressions to enhance the brightness of your colour.

      The shampoo has a honey smell which I found really pleasant, the shampoo is a pale yellow colour and it looks really creamy. I like it when a shampoo is creamy as I tend to find that it is more moisturising.

      You use the shampoo in the same way as any other simply apply a small amount to wet hair lather and rinse. The shampoo lathered up really well and I only needed a small amount to cover my hair which is mid length. After rinsing the shampoo out my hair felt really smooth and untangled. I did follow on with the conditioner as recommended but I only needed to apply it to the mid section and ends of my hair.

      After shampooing and conditioning I dried my hair and straightened it as normal. After using this shampoo my hair felt really soft and smooth. It also looked really shiny. I can't really comment on whether it enhanced my highlights as I only had my hair coloured last week so it normally stays fresh looking for a few weeks no matter what shampoo I use. This shampoo has made a difference to my hair, it has been rather dry lately because of the winter weather and normally I find a lot of shampoos don't make a difference this has made my hair more managable and soft and smooth. I would definately buy this shampoo again as it was cheap and it does a good job of conditioning my normally really dry hair.

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      14.12.2011 18:50
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      Great shampoo

      I tend to just use whatever shampoo my other half decides she wants to buy and then use hers. Some are nice and some are not so nice. It's just trial and error really. One of the nicer ones I found she had left lying in the shower lately was her bottle of L'Oreal shampoo which is meant for highlighted hair. I used it before I had read that it was for highlighted hair and as my hair is not coloured at all I didn't know what to expect.

      In the shower I tend to sometimes use the shampoo on my head to also clean my facial hair as I have a full beard and a lot of facial hair. This lathered well and I found I didn't have to use a great deal to get a good amount of rich soapy bubbles. It smelled nice when I was rubbing it into my face and my head and it felt rich and creamy and it smelled of quite a delicate fragrance but not too womanly or sickly sweet as some of them can that she buys.

      It rinsed out of all my hair fine and there was no horrible residue left over. I dried my hair with a towel initially as I always tend to do then I finished it off with the hair dryer. The result was a beard that actually had lost its frizz and lay flat for once in its life. I haven't had this happen to me that often, not even when I have used a conditioner on my beard, so I was pretty impressed.

      I felt my hair was left feeling nice and clean and also soft and shiny. I am a ginger nut but when I went out in the sun the next day I didn't think my ginger folliciles were looking any brighter but I liked the feel of it still.

      I reallylike this shampooa nd I suppose you don't have to have coloured your hair before you can use it, either.

      Impressed.

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      15.10.2011 12:59
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      A good blonde shampoo

      ==L'Oreal Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo==

      Being a naturally dim blonde (shade of hair not personality) I do find myself getting bleach highlights every so often so that I don't look as washed out as my natural self would have me. Luckily for me (or unluckily as the case may be) my mother is a hairdresser so I will often have a full head of highlights done for free! This is more often than not a great thing but recently I have wanted to be a bit blonder and asked her to do the highlights sooner than she would normally have done them and she refused! Of course I don't want to go and pay a hairdresser to do them so I resorted to the next best thing and decided on stocking up on all blonding shampoos.

      This L'oreal Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo is said to brighten,intensify and sustain the brightness of highlighted hair so sounded exactly what I needed. There are other products on the market that I have used before and been very pleased with such as the John Freida collection but these being priced at around the £5 mark for each of the shampoo and conditioner is a slightly more expensive option than going for this L'Oreal one especially as it was on a buy one get one free offer in Boots at the time I purchased it so I was able to get both the shampoo and conditioner together.

      The retail price of a bottle of the shampoo is around £3.79 pence and this is not a bad price when you get the 400 ml sized bottle which will last a good few weeks. Getting the conditioner as well for this price means that per bottle you only pay under £2 which is well and truly a good buy!

      The design of the bottle is the same as all the other L'Oreal shampoo's and conditioners with the flip cap and hole dispenser at the top of the bottle which I always find not the best design especially when trying to get the last remaining dregs of the product out as these bottles do not stand easily on their lids. However with a bit of propping up next to another bottle I can always get ever last drip out without too much hassle.

      The product itself has a really nice fragrance which is rather like honey with a hint of lemon. This aroma is fairly strong on washing but doesn't seem to last that long after rinsing out and drying the hair with the hair dryer. The look of the shampoo before it goes onto the hair is a nice rich gold colour with little shimmering particles in it that make it seem very luxurious.

      As with most of my shampoo products I find that I usually use too much as a little does do the job but I tend to squeeze out a good deal into my palm and make far too many bubbles that I end up having to clean out of the bath once I have finished in the shower! The bubbles that are created with the product are definitely plentiful even if you use only a 50 pence piece size of the product which I usually have to do once I am reaching the end of the bottle and this is adequate enough to clean the hair fully and give a good lather.

      My hair felt soft and clean once I had used the shampoo and washed away the bubbles and I found I would only need to apply the conditioner every other wash (my hair is never that dry anyway) as not only did the shampoo clean but it seemed to nourish and moisturise at the same time.

      The results of the shampoo are really only noted once the hair has been dried off and after the first wash I can't say I noticed any major difference. Of course that first wash with it did mean that I had soft hair which did seem a little bit more light reflective than it had previously but the blonde did not seem any more vibrant. However as time went on and I continued to use the shampoo and the matching conditioner I did notice the lightness lifting and I did appear more shimmery.

      I really liked using this shampoo and for the price I really can't complain. I feel that the John Frieda blonde shampoo does do a faster job at creating a lighter, blonder colour but this L'Oreal one worked gradually at producing a more natural shimmer and light effect that worked well. I think I will be buying this shampoo on and off for a good while and will definitely stock up when I see it on the buy one get one free offer again. For that reason I feel that a top score of 5 out of 5 stars is well deserved and I would highly recommend it to all blondes!

      I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you



      Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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      09.02.2011 20:09
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      Excellent shampoo, will definately be buying again

      I bought this shampoo last month when I had my hair done, I have it highlighted blonde and I have tried quite a few of these shampoos now that claim to brighten the blonde. Even though I have never been very impressed with them, I hate my blonde going dull after a few weeks! So I decided to give this one a go which I saw in Tesco, by L'Oreal.

      This shampoo I got in a 400ml bottle, which I don't usually buy I prefer the smaller bottles to try them out first, but I couldn't see any smaller ones on the shelf. It cost me around £2.80 which I didn't think was that bad for a bottle this size, and as it was cheap I was not expecting miracles from using it!

      However I am actually pleasantly surprised after using this product for just over 4 weeks. My blonde usually looks dull and I always want it brightening up after about 2-3 weeks and I have to say that after just over 4 weeks, I do not feel my hair has gone dull yet. I do not notice this shampoo has brightened it up from when I had it done, but I do feel it has helped it not to go dull after a few weeks.

      This is the best shampoo I have used for coloured hair, most do not do anything, but this was has definitely kept my hair bright. It is really nice to use as a normal shampoo as well, it lathers really well, and my hair feels so soft after using it. My hair does not get greasy at all using this either, and it also has a nice shine to it. I find my hair lasting more than a day two, as it does not go greasy quickly after using this shampoo, as it usually does with a lot of others I have used.

      Overall, I will definitely be purchasing this shampoo again, my 400ml bottle is half full after a month, so it is worth the money, it lasts well. My hair looks shiner, softer and also hasn't gone dull yet after colouring it!

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        24.01.2011 10:47
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        I experienced nourished hair but no shimmer!

        I recently bought this shampoo from my local Tesco. The shampoo is available in 200ml or 400ml packs, the size I bought was the 250ml and it cost me £2.59. This seems to be the normal price in Tesco as there was no promotion/special offer involved. The shampoo is also available to buy in most other supermarkets and chemists.

        The shampoo comes in a gold coloured plastic bottle with the name of the product clearly on the front of the bottle and instructions on how to use the product on the back of the bottle. To dispense the shampoo you just have to open the flip top lid at the top of the bottle and hold the bottle upside down and the shampoo comes out - really easy and because the plastic bottle is squeezable you will be able to get every drop out of the bottle so no waste. The plastic bottle can also be recycled after use.

        The main aim of this product is to preserve the colour in highlighted hair and the product claims the following:

        The brightness of your highlights can fade. To keep them looking their best, you need a specific, targeted care, for touchably soft hair and bright, illuminated shine.

        UNIQUE ASSOCIATION:
        ROYAL JELLY + BRIGHTENERS.
        The 1st L'Oréal Paris haircare service specifically designed for highlighted hair thanks to the double action of the highlight targeting system.

        1. Supreme care: The L'Oréal Laboratories have developed a new formula enriched with conditioning ingredients and Royal Jelly, a rare and precious natural ingredient with an exceptional concentration of proteins, amino acids and other elements. The honey scented formula delivers targeted care to damaged or dried out areas. It nourishes highlights to transform their surface for a rich and smooth feel.

        2. Intense & long-lasting brightness: Enriched with brighteners, the formula envelops the hair fibre, to protect it against external aggressions, and to enhance the brightness of your highlights.

        RESULTS:
        Targeted care for shimmering highlights.

        When I open this shampoo for the first time the shampoo smells like a very delicate honey and almond smell, it's a nice scent and not at all off putting. The shampoo is not very thick and actually quite thin and runny, it is a very pale orange colour.

        The shampoo applies well to my hair, I apply a blob of shampoo about the size of 2 ten pence pieces. It lathers well and is really foamy, it rinses out well and then I apply another smaller amount of the shampoo for the second wash, this also rinses well. All in all not a bad expereince and all with the scent of honey and almonds.

        After I have conditioned my hair and dry it I look to see if there is any difference in the overall colour, brightness and shine of my hair. My hair feels soft but no different from the way it normailly looks with my usual shampoo. I have continued using this shampoo as I like the smell of it and it works really well as a shampoo, easy to use, lather and rinse off. I just have not noticed the highlights in my hair to be any brighter or more illuminated.

        This shampoo is a good price for the 250ml size, as I said before it lathers well, rinses off well and smells nice. I am being very honest in saying it made no difference at all to the appearence and condition of my highlighted hair.

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        18.01.2011 14:39
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        I have been using this Shampoo for the last week and although my Highlights have been in for years i've never bothered much about using Colour Protect products. I just thought that any kind of Shampoo should be alright, but after using this one then I may have changed my mind.

        I have only seen this for sale in the 200ml bottle and this was selling in my local Asda for £1.89. No offer on this at the time unfortunately - What you mean I usually buy things when on offer? Yeah, I suppose that is true.

        The bottle looks like the Dooyoo picture - as usual. It is a gold-y, shiny colour and looks nice enough. The label on the front looks like it has a lot of things going on on it, and the label on the back has the instructions for use and ingredients.

        When I opened the bottle I was surprised at how runny this was. I don't think it is all that runny to be honest, but since i've been used to Gel Shampoo's then this just seemed runny. I poured a decent sized blob onto my hand and rubbed through my Hair. This lathered up well and my hair stacked up full of Bubbles. This rinsed off easily enough and when I was rubbing my hands through my hair to get this all washed out my hair felt soft and clean.

        Once dried I was able to see how this Shampoo seemed to perform and I would say it does good. My hair appears to look soft and shiny, and the Highlights seem to stand out just that bit more with a teeny tiny sparkle. My Hair is nice and smooth and even after using my Straighteners on it it still seems to be moisturised and hydrated. It also seems to be a little bit lighter in weight but not flyaway. I followed this up with the matching Conditiner.

        I can see me using this from now on. Tonight I am getting my Highlights done again so will see the benefit from using this from freshly Highlighted Hair.

        A really good Shampoo that is suitable for all kinds of Highlighted Hair.

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        30.09.2010 15:40
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        Well worth the reasonable price, hair looks lighter and smells great!

        I am a natural brunette who is a recent convert to highlights. My hairdresser friend recommended that I purchase a shampoo specifically aimed at women (or men I guess!) with blonde hair. Not wishing to spend a fortune I trailed around the shops and ended up at Tesco where I found both L'Oreal Shampoo and the conditioner as a buy one get one free offer, never one to pass up an offer like this I snapped them up.

        The shampoo bottle is the same as the one pictured, golden-yellow in colour with a flip top lid. On flipping the lid I could instantly smell the shampoo - kind of like warm honey - delicious. I found it the right consistency - easy to get out of the bottle although not so thin that it slips through the fingers when applying it. Very easy to apply, rinsed out really well and I followed it with the matching conditioner.

        When I blow dried my hair I could see a difference, my highlights haven't gone dull despite regular swimming and my work colleagues have even asked if I have had it highlighted again as it looks so light on more than one occasion.

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          15.08.2010 17:36
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          A nice reasonable priced shampoo, if you've got highlighted hair give it a try

          I've been using this shampoo for a while now, I purchased the 400ml size bottle when it was on special in Sainsburys 2 for £4, this must be a regular offer as it was the same price when I made a repeat purchase several weeks later. I thought this was a very good price, especially compared to the salon brand shampoos I had been using.

          My bottle is the same as the one pictured above, it stood out on the shelf, I was attracted to the gold coloured label with the honeycomb design, it has a flip top lid which is easy to open whilst in the shower, it is very user friendly in its shape.

          I used to colour my hair, but have recently started to have highlights put in instead, so I wanted to find a shampoo which would be suitable. Just on the front of the bottle the word Highlights is printed 4 times, so I thought this must be the one to try.

          When you flip open the lid to dispense the shampoo you instantly notice the lovely honey aroma, the shampoo is of a nice consistency not too runny that it runs through your fingers and causes a slip hazzard in the shower tray and not too thick that you get a complete workout trying to squeeze it out, you can easily control the amount you dispense onto your hand, my hair is short and I only need a small amount, my daugther has long thick hair, but she doesn't need much more than me.

          I massage the shampoo into my hair then wait a few minutes and rinse it away, this is really easy to do, it leaves my hair clean, soft and silky. I choose to follow this with the conditioner from the same range, just because I like to condition my hair, but I don't think it is really necessary.

          The back of the bottle has all the usual information:
          Directions for use
          list of ingredients
          the reclcyleable symbol
          once open use within 12 months

          It also gives you there website for further information:
          www.lorealparis.com

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            20.06.2010 21:30
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            On the whole, I really rate Loreal for shampoos. The Cheryl Cole endorsed shampoo has helped transform my hair. Unfortunately, my hair builds up a resistance to shampoos quickly and I need to keep chopping and changing. I tried this one the other day, as I have coloured hair. My highlights hold up well, but it is always a good idea to invest in shampoos and conditioners that keep the colour in check.

            This bottle cost about three pounds fifty from Tesco, there is also a conditioner in the same range. The golden bottle might confuse initially, this is not for golden tresses. It is for all highlighted hair. The principle ingredient is royal jelly, which is supposed to strengthen and nourish deep down and coat the hair, leaving it glossy and vibrant.

            It comes out as a golden colour and is viscous enough to lather up well. When I worked it into my hair, it did not have a scent, but smelt fresh and clean. It rinses out fine with no greasy residue left behind. I have to be frank though, after my blow dry I was not overwhelmed. The hair felt a little lanker than normal and thus styling was difficult. It did not produce as much volume as the Loreal Cheryl Cole shampoo. What it did do though was provide a good clean and remove build up from styling.

            As a result, I would not rush to use this again. I think the royal jelly is a bit of an old wive's tale. It might help improve hair overtime, but on first use, I was not impressed enough. Loreal have a good range of shampoos in their line and this is one I would pass on. It might be more suitable for people who really want to invigorate their highlights. In terms of what it did for my colour, my hair did not look much brighter, very similar. I have had better results from John Freida's Sheer Blonde range.

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              05.05.2010 18:24
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              An effective and reasonably priced colour protection shampoo.

              I always feel that I should use a colour protecting shampoo, when I spend so much of my hard earned cash on my highlights. I am a brunette, but I recently had some lovely golden highlights put into my hair. I was delighted with the results (if not the cost!) and determined to try and keep my hair the same great colour. On my way home from the hairdresser I made a detour into Boots, where I picked up L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo. I bought a 250ml bottle for £2.55, but they also sell a 400ml bottle for £3.59.

              L'Oreal claim that this shampoo is specifically targeted to prevent highlighted hair from fading. It contains Royal Jelly to moisturise dry and damaged hair, and brighteners to enhance the colour of highlights. Using this shampoo is said to give you "touchably soft hair and bright, illuminated shine."

              The shampoo is a very pale gold / yellow colour. It has a pleasant smell which I cannot describe. However, it smells like a salon shampoo. The shampoo lathers well and is easy to rinse. L'Oreal advise that for "extra brightness" you should use the complete Nourish and Shimmer range. However, I have only used the shampoo, as I prefer to stick with my tried and trusted conditioner.

              I've been using this shampoo for nearly 6 weeks now, and I'm pleased that my highlights are still looking golden. I have used a number of colour protecting shampoos and this is the first time that I can say this, so it is praise indeed to L'Oreal. Unfortunately I do not feel that my hair has a "bright, illuminated shine." My hair is still quite dark overall, so maybe lighter hair would appear shinier after use. My hair does feel soft and moisturised after using this shampoo. However, I am not sure whether this is due to the shampoo or my conditioner.

              This is the best colour protecting shampoo that I have used. I would recommend it for anyone with highlighted hair that you want to protect from fading. I will certainly be buying it again, although I still have half a bottle left after 6 weeks of use.

              ** A slightly amended version of this review also appears on Ciao**

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                25.04.2010 19:35
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                value product

                I recently changed to this product as my favourite salon product was getting a bit expensive. When you are in any shop and trying to buy hair products how do you choose? I was ages and felt a bit of an idiot but in the end plumped for a well known brand which hopefully had a quality product.
                This is supposed to nourish & shimmer highlighted hair. I don't think it does make it shimmer however it does help to nourish it, nut more about that in the conditioning review.
                Upon application I soak hair and then shampoo once as opposed to twice not following their instructions. I wash my hair nearly every day so don't want to use that much product. I thought it needed more than my usual small amount that I use from my salon product but it lathered nicely and was quite creamy. It rubbed through my hair nicely and felt as though it was cleaning it well. When rinsing it out it seemed to take a long time to get all the suds out but felt nice and clean once it was done although a little bit dry before the conditioner. I'm not sure this is a really bad thing though as think a lot of products do not make your hair feel great before the conditioner is put on.
                It comes in a 250ml bottle with a flip top lid in a nice gold (royal jelly colour). The bottle has lasted me two months and as I mentioned before as I wash my hair very frequently it is good value for money.
                It smells nice and a bit like honey so leaves your hair with a nice fragrance particularly if you follow with the conditioner which has the same fragrance.

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                04.03.2010 11:43
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                Brings Out The Highlights Nicely

                With my hair starting to lose its golden look and get a bit coppery, I knew it was time to change shampoos. I was using a brunette shampoo but in all honesty I don't want to enhance the red notes I want to bring out the golden tones. I already use the L'Oreal Elvive Nourish & Shimmer Conditioner, so I decided to try the shampoo as well as I thought that using them both together would make them work more effectively. Also, the conditioner works really well in making my hair feel really soft so I hoped the shampoo would do the same.

                L'Oreal is now apparent in 120 countries. Its original aim was to sell beauty products which had a really good performance at a low price. L'Oreal aim at all age groups to offer products to keep hair looking great.

                In terms of packaging, the bottle stands out quite brightly on the shelf being a golden colour. It has a metallic golden label which hits the light and on it, there is bold type. It claims that it cares for highlighted hair which is what mine is and it creates intense and long lasting brightness. It has more information on the back of the bottle, about how the brightness of highlights can fade and that to keep them looking their best you need a specific care for illuminated shine and soft hair, which of course they are stating this does.

                This is the first L'Oreal product specifically aimed at highlighted hair. It is a new formula enriched with conditioning ingredients and Royal Jelly, a rare ingredient with a concentration of proteins, amino acids and other elements. It delivers care to dry or damaged hair and nourishes highlights to give them a smooth feel. The formula is also enriched with brighteners; it protects it against natural aggressions and enhances highlight colour and vibrancy.

                When opening the bottle, the smell is very nice and subtle it has a honey hint to it which is sweet but not too overpowering. The actual shampoo itself is a creamy yellow colour and is quite thick in consistency which shocked me. I instantly applied it to my hair and right away it lathered up amazingly well as normally first wash I find shampoo's fail to really lather but this was brilliant. The fact that it did foam up meant I could really clean my hair properly and when rinsing it out my hair seemed really deeply cleaned and felt different instantly.

                The smell in the shower is really nice but refreshing and after two washes I definitely felt my hair had become a lot cleaner which made me happier. I then applied the conditioner with it too just because I need to condition having coloured hair. Once I had rinsed it all out, I grabbed my towel, wrapped up my hair and then let it dry a little before grabbing my hair drier to see if the shampoo had really done much difference.

                I blasted the heat out from the hair drier and at first didn't really think it had made much difference but I also usually run the straightners over my hair. Once I had, I noticed the hair felt very smooth, just as smooth as when it had been washed at the hairdresser which never happens to me. The colour also seemed a bit lighter on the blonder areas and the overall colour was a nice golden one, so it seemed to have gotten rid of the coppery look which I had seen previously.

                I have been using this shampoo now for about a month and am still very happy with the results I am getting. My hair is in the best way it has been in a while and for now I won't be changing as I am happy having smooth, golden hair.

                Now, if you feel you want to give this shampoo a try, it can be purchased everywhere from supermarkets to Boots and Superdrug. The retail price for it for the 250ml bottle is £2.39 on normal price and for the bigger bottle the 400ml it is £3.39 but Asda are doing 2 for £3 on the 250ml bottles at the minute so it is a good time to stock up while they are on offer.

                If you want any more information on the L'Oreal range then you can head over to http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk where if you click all products and on the Nourish & Shimmer range you will find the shampoo.

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                  12.02.2010 08:39
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                  A great shampoo to use if you have highlights

                  *Introduction*

                  My hair gets greasy so very quickly. I have to shampoo my hair every day otherwise my hair looks like it has been dipped in chip fat. Yes, it is really that bad. So when buying shampoo and conditioner, although I do consider quality, price is also a big factor as I do go through the bottles relatively quickly. Buy one get one free offers are my best friend when it comes to hair products and I have tried almost every shampoo as I'll buy whatever one is on offer! A few months ago I had highlights put in my hair but had noticed that had dulled somewhat. So when I saw L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo as part of my favourite offer, I figured I could try and brighten up my hair.

                  *The Claim*

                  L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo contains a new targeted care formula for highlighted hair with royal jelly and brighteners for intense and long lasting brightness.

                  *About the Product (according to L'Oreal)*

                  The brightness from your highlights can fade. To keep them looking their best, you need a specific, targeted care, for touchably soft hair and bright, illuminated shine. Containing Royal Jelly and Brighteners, L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo is the first L'Oreal Paris hair care service specifically designed for highlighted hair thanks to the double action of the highlight targeting system.

                  The L'Oreal Laboratories have developed a new formula enriched with conditioning ingredients and Royal Jelly, a rare and precious natural ingredient with an exceptional concentration of proteins, amino acids and other elements. The honey scented formula instantly delivers targeted care to damaged or dried out areas. It nourishes highlights to transform their surface for a rich and smooth feel.

                  Intense and long-lasting brightness: Enriched with brighteners, the formula envelops the hair fibre, to protect against external aggressions, and to enhance the brightness of your highlights.

                  *Application*

                  You should apply this shampoo on wet hair. Squirt a small amount of the shampoo into the palm of your hand. An amount slightly larger than the size of a 50 pence piece should be enough to cover your hair (well it is for mine and I have long hair. Lather the shampoo by massaging it gently into your scalp. Once you are happy, rinse away the shampoo with warm water.

                  L'Oreal suggests that for extra care and brightness, you should use this as part of the complete Elvive Nourish & Shimmer Range. I use this in conjunction with the conditioner and would also recommend that you use these products together.

                  *Price and Availability*

                  L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo is widely available to buy. You will find it in stores like Boots, Savers, Wilkinsons and Superdrug. It is also available to buy in the majority of supermarkets like Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury. If you prefer to buy your shampoo and conditioner via the internet then you can visit www.boots.com and you are just a few clicks away from having this product in your bathroom cabinet.

                  You can buy this shampoo for £2.45. Yes it does cost £2.45 for a 250ml bottle or £3.35 for a 400ml bottle which is quite expensive although when you get it as part of a BOGOF offer, you really do feel like you're the winner! And when you consider the prices of alternative shampoos, then you will find that this is around the middle mark.

                  *My Opinion*

                  The packaging: L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo is packaged in a bright yellow 250ml plastic bottle. It is fairly tall and the body narrows slightly towards the bottom where the base is flat. The lid of this bottle is a flip top which has a hole which then dispenses the shampoo when you squeeze. It is very easy to use and I like it as you can control how much you need. L'Oreal packaging for most of their products is quite appealing and this shampoo is no different. It catches your eye because of its bright colour and I also think that it looks quite stylish because of the combination of yellow and black on the labels.


                  Colour, texture and smell: This shampoo is a pale lemon/yellow colour. The shampoo itself is relatively thick and rich and very creamy in texture. It isn't so thick that it is difficult to massage into my hair but it also isn't runny so that a lot is wasted. When the shampoo is massaged into my hair, it lathers and bubbles up a lot therefore a large amount of the shampoo is not necessary.

                  The smell of this shampoo is sweet. At first, I couldn't quite put my finger on the aroma but I have since decided that it is of honey. Well, I read that it was a honey-scent based shampoo and it clicked into place that this was the smell. It is a lovely smell, not overpowering at all and it lasts for a while after your hair has dried.

                  How long does it keep my hair clean? This shampoo tends to keep my hair clean for up to 24 hours although definitely no longer than this. But when reading this you should keep in mind that my hair is the type that gets extremely greasy very quickly.

                  Does this shampoo leave your hair with intense and long lasting brightness? Since using this shampoo, my highlights have appeared to be brighter and the dullness that they were suffering from seems to have disappeared for now. I no longer feel like I had wasted a lot of money at the hairdressers as the colour was back! It's amazing that using the correct shampoo can do this. If only they would combine all of the qualities into one super shampoo!

                  Does this shampoo care to damaged or dried out areas? Yes it certainly does. I don't suffer from dry hair but I do from damaged and this shampoo works its magic to cure and prevent my hair from feeling this way. Whatever is in this formula, it works to leave my hair feeling nurtured.

                  Does it nourish highlights to transform their surface for a rich and smooth feel? Yes, it most definitely does. When highlights are fading a little, my hair doesn't get dry although it does feel a little damaged. After using this product, my hair is left feeling super soft and smooth as well as looking shiny but not greasy.

                  Longevity of the product: A 250ml bottle of L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo tends to last me between 1 and 2 months when used every day (although closer to the 2 months than 1). For most people, a bottle will last a fair bit longer as they won't need to wash their hair every day like I have to.

                  *Would I Recommend This Shampoo?*

                  Although it isn't the best shampoo I've ever used, L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo does fulfil its claims. It leaves your highlights looking bright, your hair feeling refreshed and nourished as well as smooth and soft although it does leave my hair a little too flat for my liking. I would certainly recommend this shampoo to anyone who has coloured hair, in particular highlights or streaks. You will definitely benefit from using this product and notice the difference.

                  *Overall*

                  On the whole, I am quite happy with this product. It is a shampoo that is nice to use as it has a luxurious texture and smells lovely. L'Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo doesn't keep my hair clean for any longer than 24 hours but this is no different to any other shampoo for me. And when used in conjunction with the conditioner I think the results are evident in the appearance of your hair. Your highlights look brighter, your hair is shiny and nourished and it looks in great condition. Because you're worth it!

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                    23.11.2009 16:34
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                    Worth buying?

                    Intro

                    Me and my mum have been using this shampoo for a few days now. The reason for this is because we used to use John Freida for blonde hair but we got so frustrated because we could not get the shampoo out of the tube! We had to change, so this one caught our eye!

                    Packaging

                    This comes in a 250ml bottle. On the front there is an abstract design with bold writing which attracts attention, a diagram to show the contents of the bottle and the Loreal logo. On the back there is explanations of how the shampoo works, the results of the shampoo, the directions for use and other information. It comes in a yellow bottle which contrasts with Blonde hair.

                    The product

                    This is a nourish and shimmer shampoo by Loreal which targets highlights, cares for them and provides ever lasting brightness. It has Royal Jelly in it which is responsible for the brightness of your hair. So, to keep your hair looking at its best, this shampoo is the one to use.

                    Price and Place

                    You can buy this for around £2.00 which is not too bad. It is good quality and a trustworthy brand. You can buy this from supermarkets and health and beauty stores. Such as Boots, Superdrug and savers.

                    How to Use

                    You have to apply this onto wet hair, lather and massage then rinse it off, preferably with warm water. If you would like extra brightness, you should use the conditioner to which has the same sort of effect.

                    Good Points

                    *Does exactly what it is meant to do
                    *Gives that 'salon look'
                    *Makes hair shimmer and shine
                    *Not too expensive

                    Bad Points

                    *Does make your hair a little frizzy and dry
                    *Can tone your hair
                    *Other shampoo's cheaper than this are better!

                    In my opinion, the John Frieda shampoo is better. It may be more expensive but it is worth it and it lasts quite a long time! I would prefer this to smooth your hair and work with highlights rather than building them up. 3/5 from me.

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                  • Product Details

                    The brightness of your highlights can fade. To keep them looking their best, you need a specific, targeted care, for touchably soft hair and bright, illuminated shine / LOreal Paris have created a shampoo that provides targeted care for highlighted hair / With a new formula enriched with Royal Jelly and Brighteners, highlights are illuminated and the hair is left nourished and smoothed.