“ Brand: L'Oréal / Type: Conditioner / Subcategory: Gloss / What it does: Nourishes / Product line: L'Oréal Elvive Nutri Gloss „
I like to swap and change my shampoo and conditioner regularly. My daughter informs me that it is good to do so so that your hair does not become 'used' to the product. I'm not sure how much truth there is in that but I do find that my hair always looks healthier when I try a new product. I chose this because it was on offer at the time, I bought a shampoo from the same brand to match and I am pleased I did as I really like the effect that this conditioner has.
The conditioner is easy to dispense from the bottle as it stands on it's lid but this also means that it can get messy. The conditioner is not as thick as others that I have had previously so the first time I opened it I wasn't expecting it to be quite as runny as it was and so it soon ran out and I did lose quite a bit. Now I am more prepared and make sure I have the bottle tilted carefully and a hand ready to catch!
It is a lovely light conditioner, the fact it isn't as thick means it goes onto my hair nicely. It has a nice fresh fragrance to it that isn't too strong but does make your hair smell fresh after using it. This doesn't stand out dramatically which is a relief as I don't like to be too obvious with fragrances!
I apply this to my hair carefully, working it in through the root to the tip and leave it in for a few minutes before rinsing off. I find that it comes off easily. Other brands often stick to my hair and make it feel a bit tacky and heavy but this rinses away nicely but doesn't mean that it doesn't have an effect! Once I have dried my hair it looks really nice and shiny, it definitely has an effect! It says it is supposed to reflect light to give it shine and it certainly seems to do that. When I use this my hair does look nice and glossy and it's very light too.
I do recommend this, it's a very good conditioner. I am very pleased with it.
LOreal Elvive Nutri Gloss Shine Cream Conditioner
I have no particular loyalty to any shampoos or conditioner and bought this simply because I needed conditioner and this was on offer.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This is for people with mild to long length which tends towards being greasy and flat. It is a light conditioner and so can be used on a daily basis.
this promises to give your hair a mirror shine and cashmere touch, which seems a pretty tall order for a conditioner.
It contains two active elements; citrus which provides the purifying property and Pearl, which is known for its shine. This promises to give balanced nourishment from root to tip whilst freeing the hair of impurities and cleansing and smoothing the fibre. It also promises to delta gel immediately and clean the hair leaving it weightless.
If all this becomes fact then I am indeed on to a good thing.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The conditioner comes in a 250 ml pink bottle with all of the instructions and information on the back of the box. To dispense simply lift up the flip up flip down to close lid and give the bottle a squeeze. The conditioner itself comes out easily and is light pink in colour and has a pleasant fruity scent which is the kind of smell I would actually like to linger in my hair after washing and conditioning.
USING THE CONDITIONER...
After shampooing the conditioner should be worked through the lengths of the hair and then rinsed out. It is quite a thick conditioner and a little goes a long way. I find that a few 10 p size amounts of the conditioner is sufficient to condition Little Miss hair mainly because we tend to just work it through the longer lengths of the hair. It does rinse out nice and easily and the freshly cleaned smell does linger which for me is good.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The conditioner costs around the £3 mark but is often on offer at places like boots. It is widely available in chemists and supermarkets.
A decent enough everyday conditioner. I don't class it as a "speciality" conditioner as I don't think it has any really special properties. It does however leave the ends of my hair feeling soft and smooth. I have found that using it all over my hair can leave the roots of my hair feeling a bit greasy, but for use on the ends it's fine.
Not something I would rush out to buy again but it does a fair enough job.
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I really like l'oreal elvive as a haircare range- I have tried quite a few varieties including "full restore", "colour protect", "damage care" and "anti-dandruff", but "nutrigloss" (both shampoo and conditioner) is definitely my favourite.
Firstly, superficial I know, I love the opal colour of the conditioner itself, it's really pretty and therefore aesthetically attractive. BUT MOVING ON TO THE ACTUAL PRODUCT.
Just like I have found with all of the elvive products, the shampoo and conditioners are thick, luxerious and lather easily, even though the water in my household don't usually produce good lather. This means that you don't have to use too much of it to get great results, making your money go further!
With the conditioner, it left my hair feeling great, even when it has been damaged. This is exentuated further if you leave the conditioner in for a period of time- it's left feeling supple, healthy and glossy. The smell is fresh and clean as well as girly, so I love it.
As well as this, I think the elvive range in general is great value for money- they are often on offer in tescos, but even at their RRP, they are still cheaper than many other products.
Loreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Shine Cream Conditioner
I bought his conditioner a while ago online as it was on sale, I think I bought it from Feelunique.
- Product description (from Amazon UK)
"Is it lacking shine, life and softness? To revive your hair's brilliance, the L'Oréal laboratories have developed New ELVIVE NUTRI-GLOSS, with Pearl Proteins. The nutritive and energising elements concentrated in PEARL PROTEINS give natural pearls their brilliant shine and resistance. The Pearl Proteins penetrate the hair to give targeted nutrition to the fibre, balanced from root to tip, without weighing down the hair."
- About the product
I have the full size 25ml bottle. The bottle is bright pink and it states that the shampoo is for mid - long length dull hair which is what I had when I bought/used it. It claims to illuminate, soften and increase shine. The product is supposed to be infused with protein and peal.
The scent of this conditioner is quite unusual, it isn't like any other hair product I have used before. The scent is quite sweet and musky and rather stale smelling which obviously isn't great. The scent fairly strong and in my opinion the scent isn't very nice but I did use up all of the conditioner.
- Using the product
I shampoo my hair as normal and then I use quite a lot of this product because when I used it my hair was very long - down to my hips and my hair is thick too so I had to use a lot. The conditioner is a light pink colour, I guess to match the bottle! The conditioner isn't very thick which I don't like as I hate runny/thin conditioner as they usually don't moisturise my hair enough. The scent of this product does get stronger as you use it and I massage the product through the midlengths and ends of my hair. As I use the product, it does detangle my hair to and extent which is great and then I leave it in my hair for a couple of minutes then I wash it out. It doesn't take too long to wash this conditoner out of my hair and it leaves my hair feeling smooth, detangled to and extent and moisturised mostly - it isn't as conditioning as most products I use but it is hydrating and lightweight so it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy. Overall, it is a nice product but I wouldn't buy it again because of the scent and I already have another lightweight but moisturising conditioner that I like more - the Pantene aqua light conditioner.
- Price and availability
I think I bought this product from Feelunique during this sale a few months ago and it was around £3. This product can be bought from Amazon for £4.67 (with postage), Boots for £3.99 for a 400ml bottle.
*Cheap, fairly widely available and this brand is usually on offer
*Easy to apply and rinse out
*It leaves my hair smooth and moisturised/detangled to and extent
*Lightweight, it does weigh my hair down or make it greasy
*The scent is horrible, in my opinion, it smells unusual and stale
*Doesn't really add any shine
*I have to use quite a lot of product each time
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When my products run out I think it is a good idea to use a different brand of product so that my hair/skin doesn't get too used to the product. When my conditioner ran out i went into my local wilkinson to see what was on offer; this time it happened to be L'Oreal elvive nitri-gloss shine conditioner. I got a 400ml bottle for £1.99.
The conditioner comes in a light pink plastic bottle with a brighter pink on the bottom of the bottle. Having the lid on the bottom of the bottle means that you can use all of the product without having to throw some away that gets stuck in the bottle. The lid seals securely so the product does not leak out. There is a pearl shine label on the front with the name of the product, a logo and a small description of what the product does. On the back of the bottle is a label with all of the relevant information on it;directions of use, ingredients, company information etc.
The product itself is a pale pink colour and is fairly thick. I prefer the thicker conditioners as they feel like they are doing more to your hair. It has a very light and fresh slightly floral smell, which is very nice but not overpowering.
I get very knotty hair so if I don't have a good conditioner I have to spend a very long time combing it out when I have washed it. When I was in the bath I washed it with the matching shampoo and then smoothed a generous amount of conditioner all over and worked it into my hair. I left it on for a few minutes before rinsing it all out. I twisted my hair up into a towel and got dried and dressed. The next part I always dread; taking it down and combing it out. I pulled my brush through it and it sailed straight through. My hair wasn't tangled at all. After I had dried it off I could feel and see a difference straight away. My hair felt soft and shiny and looked amazing.
I would definitely use this product again and would recommend it to anyone with dull hair wanting to give it a lovely shine. It does exactly what it says it promises.
Firstly, if you've read previous hair care reviews of mine, you'd know that I have curly, crazy and long hair. I am always on the look out for shampoo and conditioners to give my hair a bit of shine as unfortunately, my hair is dull. I popped into Wilkinsons a few weeks ago and they were selling their 400ml bottles for £1.99 each. At such a bargain, I picked up a shampoo and conditioner. It comes in a pink bottle with a shiny pearl label. The full name being L'oreal Elvive nutri-gloss shine conditioner. The brand claims this conditioner will give you a mirror shine with a cashmere touch. Did it live up to it's claims?
****The two week test****
I decided to give the conditioner a 2 week test to see if it was making a difference to the shine of my hair. I often blow dry my hair and use straighteners to straighten at the roots and curl at the ends to get the tousled look. If I leave my hair to dry naturally then the mass of spiral curls sets in. You're probably thinking, that doesn't sound bad? well it is. There is frizz and awry hairs everywhere making it look terrible. So, I washed my hair 7 times in this 2 week period with both the shampoo and conditioner.
I never really think that the shampoo makes much of a difference as it is just cleaning my hair. You'd have to use it on it's own to see any effect as I always use conditioner. The conditioner was brilliant. I was leaving it in for around 3-5 minutes after application to let it soak in. I would then shower it off making sure to get it all out. After towel drying I noticed from the first use that my hair was easier to deal with and there were no tough tangles to tease out.
After finishing the two weeks and my last hair wash was done, I noticed 2 things. My hair was looking glossy and smelt amazing, the second thing being I was having to wash my hair more often with this conditioner as it wasn't just making my hair shiny, it was making it get greasier quickly. Where's the happy medium?
****The "did it live up to expectations" test****
I would say yes. It had made an incredible difference to my hair and made it feel so much better. I am really happy with the results it's given me but obviously the fact it makes it greasier quicker is an annoyance. I don't want to have to wash it every other day but I find myself having to sometimes. I might try out some other types in the L'oreal brand to see if they will be any better for my hair.
The one thing I did love that I hadn't expected was the length of time the scent lingered on my locks. I would get compliments from people telling my hair smelt lovely and that was on the second day of it being washed. I could smell it when a breeze would hit through my hair and it's the perfect scent. It's a light floral smell yet it's strong and powerful.
****Who's it recommended for?****
On the bottle it states it's for medium to long hair but I'm sure it would be fine for shorter hair too. Why should you miss out on the shine. I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting the shine revived in their hair. It's such a wonderful conditioner and I was more than happy with the results it gave me. I would say to use the shampoo with it too. I haven't used it on it's own so can't really give the results of that, but together they obviously give the power needed to give your hair the shine and clean feeling it gives me. I give it 5/5 stars.
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Elvive Nutrigloss Conditioner -Nutri-Gloss Conditioner with Pearl Protein / The formula provides targeted care for the hair fibre balancing it from root to tip leaving your hair shiny and soft without weighing it down /