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L'Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Pearl Protein Shampoo

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Brand: L'Oréal / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Gloss / What it does: Nourishes,

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      08.01.2013 10:10
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      great value for money hair shine treatment

      L'oreal isnt a brand I would normally buy, I dont know why but of all the shampoos and conditioners I have tried L'oreal just hasnt been one of them. My friend bought a bottle of this shampoo and the matching conditioner recently however so I borrowed some when in the shower to see what it was like - and I was impressed!

      You can buy L'oreal shampoos in two sizes, the smaller one normally costs around £2 and the bigger bottle around £4. The Nutri-gloss version comes in a big pink bottle with the usual L'oreal logo on the front, it has a flip top cap on the top through which you squeeze the shampoo out. The shampoo itself is a pale pearlized pinkish colour and is quite thick, I found it easy to get out of the bottle and you dont need to squeeze it very hard to get the amount you want out onto your hands.

      I used a blob about the size of a fifty pence piece and this was more than enough to get a good lather going on in my hair, probably more than I needed. I didnt notice any particular smell or aroma from the shampoo when I was using it, unlike Herbal Essenses which I was slightly disappointed about as I like my hair to smell nice. I was worried that the shampoo would be too thick and greasy feeling but it was easy to wash out and it felt quite squeekly clean afterwards, and I followed it with the matching conditioner from the L'oreal range.

      After drying my hair I didnt notice that my hair did appear noticably shinier, it didnt feel greasy or weighed down either which is something I was concerned about. After using the straighteners I could definitely see a big difference, my hair normally looks quite dull and dry as in the past I havent taken as good care of it as I should and I am paying or it now. But after using this shampoo and conditioner my colour looked richer and my hair was much healthy looking and alot shinier. I would probably alternate this shampoo with my moisturising and conditioning treatments though just to make sure it was getting enough moisture - but overall I am very impressed with this!

      You can currently buy the big bottles and half price - making them only £1.98 in Boots at the moment which is a bargain, so if you want to add a bit of shine to your hair I recommend trying this one!

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      23.10.2012 20:50
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      If my husband notices something like my hair looking good, I know its worth it!

      After using a 2-in-1 anti dandruff shampoo for the last few weeks, my hair was in desperate need of some tlc. Although my hair was dandruff free, it was dry, brittle, dull, and even though my natural hair has a tendency to be straw like, it felt really horrible, as if I could just snap it off. I usually spend a lot of time blow drying and straightening my hair but it felt so bad I didn't dare risk adding heat damage to it, so have had it twisted up into a bun for weeks.

      A few days ago, I decided I had been flake free for a while and it was time to get some life back into it. At this point, I would like to point out I am a bit of a cheapskate - well, not really but I do think that lately the price of shampoo and conditioners is ridiculous, so I tend to be buy Tesco cheaper brands. But I noticed that for the price of my usual Tesco branded shampoo, I could spend 80p more for L'oreal, as the big bottles are on sale for £2.00, even more perfect as I also have a lot of long, thick hair, so big bottles at that price seem a bargain to me.

      The L'oreal Elvive Nutri Gloss bottles stand out on the shelf as they are a bright pink colour, with an even brighter pink flip lid. The big bottles are 400ml. The bottle claims that Nutri Gloss is a shine shampoo, which apppeals to me as my hair is naturally quite dull, but I was totally sold by the small description at the bottle that says for mid to long, dull hair...my hair to a tee!
      The bottle claims to give results in the form of 'Mirror shine, Cashmere touch'. 'It sounded like the medicine my hair needed!

      So, how do they get these results? Well, L'oreal let us in on that secret! For the Mirror shine - ' Enriched with Pearl (which we are told in the small print is actually Mother of Pearl powder) the formula illuminates and smoothes the hair's surface for better light reflection and a mesmerising shine.
      Cashmere touch - Now even more concentrated with protein, the formula helps nourish each hair fibre for glossy, irresistible cashmere softness from root to tip.
      So, I put it to the test!

      To use, its like pretty much every other shampoo out there, wet hair, then I applied a large dollop to my hair and worked into a lather, rinse until hair is clean (and then follow with conditioner)

      The shampoo has a very light fragrance, something that smells slightly sweet but not sickly. There is no mention of what that may be on the bottle but it is quite a nice smell. It is a pink shampoo, with a slightly pearlescent look to it. Quite thick, it has an expensive look to it, not like the cheap ones that are really runny. When I applied, it lathered really quickly and foamed up really well, producing a lot of suds. It also rinsed out really well, too.

      I left my hair to dry naturally overnight. Usually I wake up looking like I have a birds nest on my head when I go to bed with wet hair and it is really difficult to manage. I had intended to just wash my hair again and blow dry it, thinking it would need a few washes before it would start to feel normal again. But I woke up the next morning and my hair felt soft and silky, and even though there is no mention of it on the bottle, my usual frizz was a lot calmer than it tends to be (which is usually bad!) So I decided that maybe I didnt need to re wash it again and decided to get my GHD's out already.

      After my hair is straightened is usually when it is in its best condition. It is straight, with no wierdly kinky curls, not much frizz, and looks healthier than my natural hair. While using my straighteners I noticed it wasn't quite as much hardwork to get through as any other time, and that when it was done, my hair was so smooth, like it never has been before, and there was an actual shine! For the first time in 28 years my hair was shining! It looked amazing. Even to the extent that my husband got confused and asked if I had been to the hairdressers (Confused him as in the 12 years we have been together I have been to a hairdressers just twice!) It looked and felt great and gave mu more confidence too.

      I would just like to point out that although I have only reviewed the shampoo, I did also use the matching conditioner, too.

      I am always finding a new shampoo and saying it is a new favourite, but my hair has never been in this good condition my entire life, so this one will definately be my favourite now, and I will buy this a lot, in fact I am going to stock up and buy a few more bottles while it is still on sale in Tescos so I have plenty in before I have to pay full price, but for this cheapskate, I will even pay full price for this!

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      08.06.2012 23:26

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      Well worth trying

      This shampoo, whilst smelling great and lathering well in hair, leaves your hair looking and feeling silky soft and smooth. Alongside the conditioner, the two combine, leaving your hair almost weightless and shining. The price is very reasonable in supermarkets and L'Oreal has really proved itself as a shampoo/conditioner brand name. After washing your hair with this product, your hair will feel great for ages afterwards. Nothing will compare - price wise or otherwise - to this shampoo so be prepared to stock up! I would recommend this product to anyone with dry or damaged hair, or fine hair. Any types of hair will respond well to this and stay shiny and well looked after for long periods of time after the washing of the hair. It rinses out well and doesn't leave a residue or mask on your hair. Coloured hair with respond just as well or even better and it doesn't wash out colour or leave it dull.

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      20.04.2012 00:57
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      A great range, try it for yourself and prove me right!

      I'll just start off my saying: I LOVE MY HAIR! You name the hair care product, I've probably got it. I usually use the Aussie styling range, but as amazing as they are...they don't come cheap! So, I decided to change to this as I had heard that it was quite good and only a fraction of the price.

      On first impressions, the colour of the bottle sold it to me by first glance. I love pink too, as you may tell I'm a bit of a 'girly girl' as they say ;) I thought the smell was just very inviting. It was fresh, I really liked this as most other shampoo and conditioners can be quite smelly, and contain a lot of perfume and chemicals that are not really needed, but this was simply a whiff of cleanliness, and I loved that!

      I use a small blob and just work it into a foam, with the conditioner I run it through with my fingertips, leave for a few minutes and rinse ( as you do ;) You can tell a difference immediately with your hair, it instantly becomes soft and I couldn't stop touching it. I can honestly say that I'm gutted I hadn't discovered this sooner, as it has saved me a hell of a lot of money. I still use the Aussie conditioners though sometimes, as they just smell gorgeous!


      When you blowdry your hair after, you can notice the difference and your hair stays shiny for about two days, then obviously you need to wash it again. You get a good 500ml in the bottles, so there is quite a lasting supply there, but if you are like me and wash your hair 4/5 times a week you may find that you are buying more. They also have cremes, masks and sprays available in this range, personally, I haven't used them but I'm sure they are just as good as the shampoo and conditioners.

      I think the one thing that really sold this product for me is that it is unlike the other Loreal ranges, it says it has real pearl extracts embedded in the creme and I thought " hey, a few quid for some pearls, don't mind if I do". I bought mine at my local Asda Wall Mart for 2 bottles for £4. Coming in at just two quid each, I have bought these only recently so the offer may still be available. Otherwise, they cost £2.62 each, still not bad for the quality you are receiving. They are available at all good supermarkets, pharmacies, and general retail stores ( I doubt you'd find them in a hairdressers, but if you are desperate, have a look).

      Five Dooyoo stars from me, with not a single fault in sight. This product definitely deserves credit, and I felt the need to share the word with everyone about how amazing it is...seriously buy it! Thanks for reading, love as always...Pinky Xxx

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      28.01.2012 13:05

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      The best!

      Over the years, I have used many shampoos, but none of them have brought out my hair's full potential like this one! I have now been using it for two years and have no plans to change!

      This shampoo is perfect for you if your hair is lacklustre or just lacks that glamorous model shine. Combined with the conditioner, it is able to give you shiny locks regardless of the hair's length or thickness. Indeed, the packages claim of 'mirror shine' is not far off! Recently, I was forced to use a herbal essences shampoo and was shocked at how dull my hair looked in comparison to how it usually looks after using the Loreal shampoo.
      It is also easy to use. Some shampoos take a while to wash out, creating a large lather which sticks to your hair! This is not an issue with this shampoo! Some claim this is too 'heavy' for everyday use, but I have not found this to be an issue.

      I have received many compliments on my hair's shine since using this product, and would whole-heartedly recommend it! As a brunette, I love the way it brings out the different highlights in my hair - it's made me proud of my natural hair colour!

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      19.12.2011 11:35
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      I don't recommend it at all

      I have been using some shampoo which is in a bright pink bottle and is meant to add shine and gloss to my hair. This shampoo is by Elvive (L'Oreal) and was bought by my dear wife who is trying to make her hair look glossy and healthy. It was lying there so I have been using it on and off for a while now.

      It comes in a bright pink plastic bottle and is very eye catching. I think this shampoo has got to be aimed at the ladies as no bloke I know would deliberately go out to buy a bright bottle of pink shampoo. The lid flips up and the bottle is a bit curvy which I personally don't like as it means that now it is getting towards the bottom of the bottle I cannot tip it onto its head to get the dregs out as it jst falls over.

      The shampoo itself is quite thick in consitency and is also BRIGHT pink in colour. I really am not keeon on washing my hair in this stuff and I also don't really like the smell very much either as I find it is floral and womanly and far too sweet and feminine smelling. I wasn't surprised though, as the bottle looks very womanly too.

      It lathers reasonably okay but not the best. I found I had to use a bit more than I would say with something like the Tresemme shampoo I use. It rinsed off okay too but I felt my hair was a little bit lack lustre afterwards and lay flat rather than looking bouncy. My hair didn't look any more shiny than it did before I used this shampoo. It's supposed to look glossy and healthy as it contains protein and pearl and has a shine booster and the bottle says it is aimed at people with dull hair.

      I am not impressed at all really with this shampoo. I had thought L'Oreal products were supposed to be quite good and Cheryl Cole seems to recommend them but not me, I'm afraid I will only give this one star. Very poor.

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      16.10.2011 14:57
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      I prefer the light version of this product and find it suits my fine hair better

      Why this shampoo
      I bought this shampoo several weeks ago when on holiday and I had forgotten to pack my shampoo and conditioner. I have been using the L'Oreal Elvive Nutrigloss Shampoo light version but they didn't have this so I thought I would try the regular L'Oreal Elvive Nutrigloss Shampoo.

      What is it?
      This shampoo from the L'Oreal Elvive range it is designed for mid to long fine and claims to have a refreshing shine booster from pearl proteins the bottle packaging contains various claims including Targeted nourishment to the fibre from root to tip, to leave your hair feeling soft and illuminated with an intense shine.

      The pink plastic bottle has pink with a flip top lid for easy use and is recyclable.


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      I think you need to know my hair type so you can compare it to your own to see if this review will help you decide whether to try it based on my experience. I have long straight shoulder length hair that is fine but there is lots of it so it is quite dense which means it can end up looking heavy and lacklustre I have found the light version to be great at giving the softness and light so I hoped the normal version would do the same.

      On my first use to wash all my locks I used a £2 piece size globule of shampoo. The shampoo itself is an off white with a hint of pink. Rubbing it between my fingers it did feel very smooth and silky to the touch. The smell I find really hard to define really it certainly has floral notes to it that do get accentuated when lathered up.

      When I put on to my hair it lathers up really well and produces a nice head full of fluffy bubbles. The bubbles are white with a hint of pink to them. The rinsing off process took a little longer than it used to than with the light version. The hair was left feeling clean to the touch and with no residual tackiness or stick. There is a wonderful squeaky clean noise as I run my fingers through my hair which I personally like as it make me feel the hair is well and truly clean. The other thing that I like about this shampoo was that following rinsing off the shampoo my hair wasn't knotted or tangled as it has been with some shampoo's I have tried. This of course made it easier to apply the conditioner.

      I then have used the conditioner in the same make (but that's a separate review). Once my hair is dry I have to admit it does live up to the softness however it is markedly heavier than the light version and it felt to me as if it still had product on it. There is still a slight lingering fragrance of flowers to my hair which I personally find very pleasant. The noticeable shine that the light version gives was also lacking for me and it almost seemed a bit greasy shinny rather than a tactile shine and softness that the light version gives me.

      I don't normally wash my hair every day as I find this can leave my hair feeling heavy and laded down with product but on holiday we were swimming everyday so it needed to be washed to remove the chlorine. On subsequent washes I used a smaller amount of both the shampoo and conditioner but still found that the shampoo seemed to leave my hair soft but heavy feeling with not a visible healthy shine unlike the light version.

      On return from holiday I have returned to using the light version of the product and found that for my hair quickly returned to the healthy soft look that the light version gives it. I donated the shampoo to my mother who has thick hair rather than fine and she finds that this suits her very well and doesn't give the greasy heavy results that it did for me.

      Ingredients
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      For those of you with allergies the shampoo contains all the following:
      Aqua/Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cyclodextrin, CI 17200/Red 33, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Preotein, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Jojoba Wax PEG-120 Esters, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Carbomer, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum/Fragrance


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      I wouldn't recommend this shampoo to people who have fine hair as it is too heavy for the hair and can leave it feeling a bit laden with product. The shine qualities it boasts seem to be more of a greasy shine compared to the light version of the same shampoo for me and for this reason I will stick with the light version of this product.

      Where from
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      This is available at most chemists and supermarkets and costs around £3.50 for a 400ml bottle.

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        04.10.2011 01:33
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        Not bad, does the job!

        I like trying a range of shampoo's and buy quite a variety. However, one that I seem to buy quite often and come back to is this one. This shampoo first caught my attention do to its perfect description which I have not seen on other shampoos. It states its for mid to long length dull hair. It also states that it is a nutri-gloss shine shampoo with shine booster. That it includes protein and pearl which illuminates and softens, with mirror shine and cashmere touch.

        The bottle comes in bright pink and looks similar to the above picture. There are 2 types of these shampoos available with slight product description differences and I tend to buy both depending on which one is cheaper/on offer at the time. (I will review the other one at some point too)

        The shampoo bottle is eye-catching and easily spottable when on the shelf as it looks completly different to others on the market - especially with the bright pink bottle. To open the bottle requires a simple flick back of the lid. When opening the lid you can smell the shampoo which has a great scent, kind of fruity and floral. Definitely quite feminine. The shampoo itself is a thick pink liquid and when applied to your hair feels refreshing. It does not require a lot of shampoo either as it lathers quite nicely. The shampoo is easily washed out of your hair and leaves your hair feeling quite clean and shiny - and your hair also does not get as tangled as much compared to other shampoos.

        The back of the bottle states that the shampoo targets nourishment from root to tip - leaving your hair feeling soft and your hair is illuminated with an intense shine.

        I'd agree with this statement as after using it my hair does feel soft and has a shine to it. However, I found the shine doesn't last that long on my hair and during the end of the day/the next morning.. it isn't as shiny as it was when first washed. But I still use this shampoo quite often as I like the end results and it does feel like it is doing it's job. It's recommended that you use the elvive conditioner with the shampoo - something that I don't do, so I can't comment on that.. but may be that will produce even better results.

        Also a little thing that tends to bug me about the packaging of this shampoo is that the lid of the bottle is slightly curved making it impossible to stand upside down when it is near the end of the bottle. Something that I find annoying as I tend to find it takes longer trying to get the shampoo out when it's near the end.

        Overall I would recommend this shampoo, and do think it provides good results.. and so would keep buying it - But, i'd give it 4/5 stars due some of the negatives mentioned above. The shampoo ranges in price from £3-4 and is often on offer in Superdrug.

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          05.06.2011 23:41
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          A good mid-range shampoo

          I tend to go through phases with shampoos depending on what is on offer but this is one that I tend to look out for.

          The main reason I tried it to start with was because it is for mid to long hair that is fine and turns greasy easily - which is an exact description of my hair. I was amazed to start with that someone had come up with something so specific!

          The smell of the shampoo is pleasant - it is a kind of 'fresh' smell which I put down to it containing citrus. I also find that a little goes a long way as the foam produced by this product is quite intense! I'd suggest using half what you normally do!

          The thing I liked the most about this shampoo - and this seems to be enhanced if it is used with the conditioner from the same range - is that it seems to make my hair weightless but not flyaway which is a miracle! I usually find with a lot of chemist shampoos that my scalp feels heavy and the length is dried out and fluffy. This gives some lift in the roots and gets rid of the fluffiness as well!

          The only downside for me is that the effect doesn't last more than a day before I have to wash it again. If I use straighteners and mousse in the roots though, I find I can stretch the effect out a little longer.

          A good shampoo but as it is around the £3-4 mark for a large bottle, it's one that I normally buy when it is reduced which happens quite regularly.

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          22.02.2011 11:06
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          I'm happy with the end results

          I am not at all loyal to any brand when it comes to buying shampoo, the cheapest or any on offer will get put into my basket as I'm not really bothered about which one I buy. I have fine hair that needs washing every two days to look good, so as long as the shampoo is for that type of hair it will get put in my basket if it's at a cheaper price than any of the others in the supermarket.

          I often go to the Savers shops in town too which helps to save a few pennies and got this bottle of L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Pearl Protein Shampoo for £2 there, for a 250ml bottle.
          The bottle is a nice girly pink but can be used by men as it's for bringing back the shine in hair that gets tangled easy, as mine is fine hair this worked really well for me and stopped it looking like it was fly away hair when I had dried it.

          To use the shampoo you only need a little as it lathers up really nice and the creamy shampoo is a nice thick consistancy, if you use a pea sized drop on your hand and apply it to the scalp you can massage it in and it will lather up quickly and clean the hair good.

          Once you have used the shampoo and lathered it up then rince and apply again, you can feel the thick lather on the hair and the hair feels clean and smooth as your washing it, there seems to be an added volume to the hair after use as mine is fine this looks good for me as it thickens up the hair and I was happy with the shine it left my hair with.

          The scent of the shampoo is kind of floral not to over powering but does linger on the hair after use. Combing the hair once it has been washed was easier for me as I towel dry my hair to help stop it from looking fly away which gets worse when I use a hair dryer.
          Towel drying and then combing it through helped to straighten the hair and I noticed there wasn't as much tangle to the hair once I had shampoo'ed it.

          I'm very happy with the results of this shampoo and will buy it again if it's still on offer in the shops although something else will probably catch my eye as I like to swap and change shampoo brands.
          I'd recommend this to you if you have fine hair that tangles eaasy as it will help smooth and leaves it looking shiny and in good condition.

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            24.01.2011 09:14
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            Perhaps I have done this backward as I usually review the Shampoo before the conditioner, but this time I have done this the other way around. Who cares though, as now it is time for this review. Enough going on, what is this about.

            I am a recent convert to Loreal. Not saying I won't go back to my Head and Shoulders and Herbal Essences as I like to chop and change my products anyway, but the products I have tried from Loreal I have found to work really well on my Hair.

            I picked up a bottle of this and the matching conditioner in my local branch of Savers. I got them for £1.29 each which is cheaper than the £1.80 odds that I can end up paying in Asda for this range. Can't think of seeing this bottle in Asda recently as i'm sure I would have remembered the nice Pink bottle. Certainly stands out on a shelf I would say. The bottle looks exactly like the Dooyoo picture - as usual.

            So this is a Cream Shampoo and a medium thickness at that. I tend to usually go for Gel Shampoo's as i find that they seem to work better on my Greasy, thick and slightly Frizzy hair, but this done just fine. A decent sized blob of this on my hand lathered up fine on my wet hair. I left in for about 3 minutes which I normally do as I wash my face afterwards and then this rinsed out ok. I followed this up with the Conditioner (which I always try to do, but I did try each product on their own with other products as well!) and rinsed it off as you do.

            Ok, so how was my Hair after all this had been finished? It was nice. I struggle to get shine on my hair as I don't think blonde Hair gives off shine all that much, but this looked shiny, glossy and nice and strong. After straightening it looks nice and soft and shiny and I was impressed with the results. This has a nice clean and slightly moisturising scent to it as well.

            A good haircare range and yes I would use this range again.

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            21.01.2011 12:45
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            Perfect for all hairtypes

            When I first came to use this shampoo I was concerned whether it would make my hair feel greasy. The advert emphasises how silky and smooth your hair will be and as I already need to wash my hair every other day at least I thought this might be too much. However after using I cant recommend it enough. Firstly the price, I found this to be quite reasonably priced and the bottle is quite large so lasts a long time. When using you only need a small amount as it is very thick and creamy (and pink!) and goes further than you'd think. It lathers up very easier and even after the first rinse you can feel a big difference in how silky the hair is. After doing a double wash my hair felt very smooth and when it came to brushing I could get through my hair a lot easier than usual. On drying I was pleasantly suprised at how smooth and silky my hair remained as sometimes using a hairdryer can make the hair frizzy, so much so that I didnt even need to use my usual hair serum to smooth out the flyaway bits. My hair stayed smooth for over a day without looking greasy and also there was a nice scent that lingered which prompted a number of people to ask what I had washed my hair with! I would definately recommend this to other people, especially someone who tends to have greasier hair like me as I cannot normally use these types of shampoos as it adds to the problem but this really cleans the hair without leaving any extra residue to make the hair greasy.

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              18.01.2011 19:35
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              A lovely-smelling moisturising shampoo which is ideal for medium to long hair.

              L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss shampoo is one which I must confess I probably never would have bought. The reasons being that I had previously tried a L'Oreal shampoo and didn't like it at all, as it left my hair feeling dry and also I hate the colour pink, which is not really a valid reason I suppose, but it doesn't look attractive to me personally and therefore when amongst all the other shampoos on the shelves, it fails to catch my eye.

              However, all that changed when I was sent sample bottles of the shampoo and conditioner to try a few months back. I was in no rush to try it out, but when I did I found I was pleasantly surprised.

              The bottle stated that this shampoo has been developed with pearl protein which targets your hair fibre and nourishes it from the roots to the tips, leaving it soft and shiny without leaving your hair feeling heavy. The shampoo is meant to instantly help smooth the micro splits of your hair cuticles as well as illuminating your hair strands. The fragrance should last all day and using this shampoo should bring back the shine to your hair if it is looking dull.

              So does it live up to its promises?

              Well I didn't have any expectations at all about this shampoo, due to my previous poor experience of using another shampoo in the L'Oreal Elvive range. If anything, I expected it to not live up to its claims at all and I certainly did not think that after using my sample bottle, I would be purchasing a regular sized bottle after being impressed by the shampoo.
              However, that is exactly what happened and I purchased a bottle of this shampoo after using the sample. The regular sized bottle cost £2.45 but as with many shampoo and conditioners, you can often find them on offer in shops and supermarkets, either at a promotional price or part of 3 for 2 offers etc. I recently paid £1.70 for a bottle of this in Morrisons, so the price does fluctuate and it is worth shopping around.

              The first thing I noticed when I used this shampoo for the very first time was the smell. It has a really lovely smell which I find difficult to describe. It is not fruity but neither is it distinctly floral. It reminds me slightly of the old herbal essences range which Clairol used to produce, which I used to love.
              Secondly, the shampoo has a lovely creamy texture which when you apply it to your hair and begin to massage it in, gives you the impression that this shampoo really is moisturising your hair as well as cleaning it. It has a luxurious feel and the 'cashmere touch' L'Oreal advertise is certainly evident here.

              After rinsing out certain shampoo's from my hair in the past, I have found that my hair feels tangled and not really smooth until after applying conditioner. This was not the case here however, as I was surprised to find that my hair did feel somewhat smoother after rinsing out the shampoo. My hair felt clean and moisturised and despite all my reservations I was left impressed by this product.

              I must point out that I did not use the shampoo on its own, but also used the matching conditioner. I have long hair and not using a conditioner is not an option for me. Indeed I always feel you should use a conditioner to maximise your hair's condition. Both this shampoo and also the conditioner, actually state on the bottle they are ideal for medium to long hair. When you have long hair as I do, it can be prone to looking dull at the ends at times depsite regular trims and I have a few products I like to use to keep my hair looking as shiny and soft as possible. I have to say however, that after using this shampoo and following it up with the conditioner, I found my hair felt silky soft and moisturised with a noticeable shine. My hair didn't feel weighted down at all either, which was another bonus as often a moistruising shampoo and/or conditioner can leave your hair feeling heavy.

              Overall, I can recommend this shampoo. The fragrance lasts all day just as promised and I was happy with the results when used with the matching conditioner. It isn't my favourite shampoo or conditioner as I actually find I achieve slightly better results when using another product, in particular the conditioner, in that my hair looks sleeker. However, I am more than happy to use this one from time to time and always buy some when it is on offer. It is all about finding which products are good for your hair personally, but I can recommend you give this a try. It surpassed all my expectations and therefore like me, you may be pleasantly surprised!

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                14.01.2011 03:13
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                A product that made my head unbearably itchy. Won't use or buy again.

                I bought this shampoo over a year ago and haven't bought a bottle or used it since the first time I tried it. I actually binned it after it's first use...

                I was initially attracted by the ultra feminine bottle and the fact it was on offer for £2 in a bargain bin at my local chemists (I don't think they'd been able to shift much of it before the time I bought it, it went pretty quick once in the bin though!). A 400ml bottle of this shampoo is usually around £3.50 - £4 so I thought I'd got a bargain.

                The bottle says that this shampoo is for thin hair that looks greasy easily, but either I didn't really read this before buying the shampoo or didn't think it would matter, I can't remember which.

                Like any other shampoo, to use you just flip the lid up, and apply to wet hair, massaging it in to make a lather. The shampoo is a pearlescent white colour and shimmers slightly when it's in your hand, probably designed that way to match the 'pearly' name. The shampoo is very thick so I found that I didn't need much in order to lather up, and the lather it produced was rich and creamy.

                After lathering up, I found I had to turn the shower up full blast to get all the foam out of my hair as it was very dense and difficult to shift. Eventually, however, I got all the lather out. Not long after the problems started...

                About 30 minutes later my head started itching. At first I thought it was just a tickle, but when I looked in the mirror my scalp was all sore and red looking and felt very irritated. My skin looked awful and felt so tickly. Despite having just washed my hair, I re-washed it in just plain water a few more times and that seemed to make it feel better. I've never reacted badly to a shampoo or hair product in my life before, and I don't have sensitive skin or anything like that, but obviously I had a bad reaction to this shampoo and whatever nasties are in it.

                I don't know if I just had a bad bottle or what the exact cause was, but I won't be buying this product again knowing how I reacted to it.

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                12.01.2011 18:15

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                A great shampoo!

                I have to confess the main reason i first bought this shampoo is because i loved the look of the pink bottle and thought it would look great in my bathroom! I am certainly glad i bought this shampoo as it's now a regular in my bathroom after discovering its brilliance!

                So many hair companies claim that their shampoos will do all kinds of different wonders for your hair and make it "soft", "shiny", "strong" and all the rest of it that you hear in their TV adverts, so when this L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss shampoo claimed that it would give my hair mirror shine and a cashmere touch, i didn't really believe it would, but it seriously does! The pearl protein works wonders and leaves your hair feeling amazing, it literally does feel like cashmere i couldn't think of a more perfect way to describe it myself! It also makes your hair look really shiny and gives it that 'Fresh out of the hairdressers' look.

                I would reccomend this shampoo most for those who suffer with dry hair as it will soften and tame it. It has a nice smell too which is a pleasant aroma when you are having your shower! You don't even need to use much each time to get your hair really clean.

                It's an affordable shampoo too priced at about £3 for a 250ml bottle.

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