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I prefer the light version of this!
L'Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Pearl Protein Shampoo
Member Name: jillycat
L'Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss Pearl Protein Shampoo
Advantages: Nice smell
Disadvantages: Left my hair feeling heavy and product laden
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.
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.
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
Overall and recommendation
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.
This is available at most chemists and supermarkets and costs around £3.50 for a 400ml bottle.
Summary: I prefer the light version of this product and find it suits my fine hair better