Product Type: L'Oreal hair care products
Newest Review: ... I must admit I was expecting the conditioner to have the same clear gel-like consistency with visible sparkling crystals just like the... more
Wave goodbye to dull days.
L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Conditioner
Member Name: jeffjen
L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Conditioner
Advantages: Helps restore shine to dull hair.
Around a year ago I bought some L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal shampoo having been previously pleased with their Nutri-Gloss light range. I found it to be just as good as the Nutri-Gloss Light range and especially the crystals in the shampoo which added much needed shine to my hair. I never bought the matching conditioner at the time and carried on using the Nutri-Gloss Light conditioner as well as another favourite conditioner of mine from the Pantene range.
It wasn't until fairly recently that I actually got round to purchasing this Nutri-Gloss Crystal conditioner as I always preferred to buy my favourites which I know and trust. However, I finally decided I should give this conditioner a go, as I really like the matching shampoo and despite it being a hard decision to tempt me away from my favourites, I took the plunge and bought a bottle which cost £2.89 for a regular size bottle.
L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal conditioner looks exactly like its matching counterpart crystal shampoo from the outside, but that is where the similarity ends. I must admit I was expecting the conditioner to have the same clear gel-like consistency with visible sparkling crystals just like the shampoo has, but it hasn't. Instead it looks much like the Nutri-Gloss Light conditioner I have used with a pale pink creamy consistency.
L'Oreal state that this sparkling haircare range is enriched with Micro-Crystals and gives hair 50% more shine from the first use. Indeed the sparkling crystals are clearly visible in the shampoo, but I couldn't really see any in the conditioner.
These crystals specifically target long, dull hair that has lost its sparkle, which is ideal for me as I have long hair which is prone to becoming dry at the ends and can look dull sometimes, but can also be greasy at the roots. I also have a natural curl to my hair and sometimes in wet or humid conditions this can cause my hair to become frizzy and look dry. I wash my hair often, sometimes every day, because if I don't then it begins to feel greasy at the roots and dirty, which makes me feel uncomfortable.
I also often use straighteners on my hair to obtain a sleek look, but of course the heat from straighteners etc can all take its toll on your hair and therefore I am always keen to use products which can restore shine and gloss to my hair and I use a John Frieda shine shock glosser along with various deep conditioning treaments and hair masques to help prevent my hair from looking dull.
Bearing all this in mind, it was good to find the shampoo in this range with its crystals to help restore the shine to your hair and I have found it a very good shampoo to use and have bought it regularly over the last year.
This matching conditioner, despite it looking different to how I expected it to look, also performs well on my hair. It has a creamy smooth texture which is quickly absorbed into my hair after shampooing and is easily worked through the strands with my fingers, leaving my hair tangle-free and smooth. I personally use a fair amount as I have long hair and like it to feel well-conditioned and I pay particular attention to the lengths of my hair and much less at the roots, where my hair has a tendancy to become greasy. It is easily rinsed out too and I am left with smooth and soft hair prior to drying.
As well as looking different, this conditioner also has a different texture to its matching shampoo which is thicker and more gel-like, whilst this condtioner is creamy and much thinner, but without being runny.
After drying my hair I am impressed with its softness after using this conditioner and have also found with continued use it certainly helps keep the dullness at bay. I have used some conditioners which have left my hair feeling dry or have left a residue behind and I am pleased to report this is certainly not the case with Nutri-Gloss Crystal conditioner. It also has a pleasant fragrance which I can smell on my hair throughout the day after using it.
Overall, despite me being initially surprised at this conditioner not being like the matching shampoo with its visible crystals as I expected, I am more than happy to keep using it on a regular basis. It helps restore shine and vitality to long hair and I can recommend you give it a go if your hair is looking dull. I still use other products to help keep my hair in good condition too, but this conditioner is one of the best I have used and certainly plays its part in my battle against dull hair.
Summary: A great conditioner to use if you have long hair which can look dull .