“ Brand: L'Oréal Hair Expertise / & Sleeken / Type: Conditioner / Subcategory: Silken & Sleeken / What it does: Enriches, Nourishes, Protects / Product line: L'Oréal Ever Riche Nourish / Contents/Size: 250ml „
A more expensive option
I recently reviewed the matching shampoo for this conditioner, and explained that I received them in the post for reasons I was unaware of! Realistically I wouldn't spend this much on a hair care product - at full price this conditioner retails at £5.99 for a 250ml tube (although it is on a Two For £9 offer in Boots at the time of writing). I tend to go for cheaper shampoos and conditioners, and they generally tend to work well for me, so I did expect impressive results with this product!
Like the shampoo, this comes in a chunky, squeezy tube which sits on its lid, and is a nice mix of brown and gold colours. The conditioner itself is a really thick texture, and I tend not to use too much of it. It has a lovely clean and fresh scent, with a hint of coconut, and it's a very pleasant scent that I think is neutral enough to appeal to most people.
Nice and thick, with no drips!
Due to its thick texture, this conditioner coats my hair really nicely, and I can leave it on my hair for a good few minutes without it dripping. It washes out quite easily, and leaves my hair feeling really smooth and moisturised.
I always let my hair dry naturally as it's naturally curly, and once my hair is dry it definitely feels nice and soft, and a bit smoother than usual. This conditioner definitely works really well and helps to smooth and tame my hair.
Would I buy it again?
However! I have used other conditioners that work just as well on my hair, but for less money. So as a result of this I am unlikely to buy this conditioner again, even though I do like it, and I have to take off a star too! So overall this is a nice, effective conditioner that works well - but is a bit overpriced for me.
A few months ago I set out to find a new conditioner suitable for my hair as I was becoming a little disillusioned with those I was using. I wasn't getting the results I expected and wondered if the product has changed or maybe my hair condition was changing.
I have fairly long hair which can become dry at the ends, despite regular trimming, but oily at the roots. My hair is also wavy and can become frizzy in hot or humid conditions if getting wet in the rain. I always use a conditioner each time I wash my hair and also I often buy a deep conditioning hair mask or treatment.
I decided I would try some of the more expensive conditioners around, but waited until I spotted them on offer first, as I find hair products are often part of promotional deals in supermarkets and stores such as Boots and Superdrug.
L'Oreal Hair Expertise EverRiche Nourishing & Taming Conditioner was one I spotted on offer at Morrisons supermarket a few months back. The price stated it was usually £6, but it was part of a half-price offer and so just £3 at the time for a regular sized tube.
After reading the product information on the tube, I decided I would give this a go whilst it was half-price.
L'Oreal Hair Expertise EverRiche Nourishing & Taming Conditioner is advertised as a hair care product specifically designed for very dry and rebellious hair. Enriched with botanical oils, the formula leaves hair feeling intensley nourished whilst helping to protect from dryness.
Now whilst I wouldn't go as far as to say I have very dry or rebellious hair, I do want to protect my hair and need a product to help combat any of the dryness and frizziness I sometimes experience and so I thought this conditioner could only prove to be a positive experience for my hair.
The conditioner comes in a gold coloured tube and is an off-white/ light beige colour with a thick texture. I couldn't really detect any particular fragrance from this conditioner, maybe a slight floral scent but really nothing substantial. I also found due to the thick texture that I needed to apply more of the conditioner to my hair than I normally would and therefore the whole application process took slightly longer than usual too. The texture felt quite thick and dry during application, giving a slightly heavy feel too, but when I began rinsing the product from my hair under the shower, I found it rinsed out fairly easily and my hair began feeling soft. My fingers were gliding easily through my hair which I was pleased about.
After drying my hair I was really pleased with the results. My hair looked and felt nourished and was smooth and soft right to the ends. With continued use I found this conditioner gave the same results time after time and it tames any frizziness with ease.
My hair never looks or feels dry at all when using this conditioner and so I do think this would give great results on unruly or very dry hair too. I was a little disappointed that the conditioner wasn't very fragrant but the overall results made up for this. The same goes for the texture, as I would personally prefer it if it was easier to apply and I didn't have to use as much to cover my hair, but again if this meant the overall results were compromised by changing the texture, then I would rather the texture remain the same.
I am happy to recommend L'Oreal Hair Expertise EverRiche Nourishing & Taming Conditioner and I will purchase this again if I see it on offer, as I am not personally willing to pay £6. I do think it pays to shop around when buying hair care products as the offers and promotions on various products can ensure you find some bargain buys.
I recently won this L'Oreal Ever Riche nourishing and taming conditioner along with the matching shampoo and hair mask in a competition run by Glamour magazine.
~ Packaging ~
The conditioner comes in a tall metallic gold coloured tube, which sits on a clear flip cap base. On the front it tells you that this is for very dry rebellious hair.
It also states that the conditioner contains botanical oils; camelina and apricot seed.
My hair isn't particularly dry, but I was still very keen to try this product out.
The packaging claims that this conditioner respects hair fibre, offers rich nourishment and protects from dryness.
According to the back of the tube after use, 'Your hair feels satin soft and incredibly silky. Instantly tamed, your hair is easy to style and flows sumptuously with a brilliant shine.'
I think the packaging looks quite luxurious and I guessed that this would be quite expensive to buy.
~ In use ~
Initially the conditioner is easy to squeeze out of the tube onto your hand, but towards the end of the tube it becomes difficult to get the amount that you want to come out and the last of it is difficult to get out of the tube.
The conditioner is quite thick. It spreads through my hair easily.
It is easy to rinse out of my hair as well and it leaves my hair feeling smoother, more manageable and conditioned!
It smells very similar to the shampoo. It has a pleasant and creamy scent with a slight harshness to it. It reminds me of honey only it is not as harsh.
I think the scent is suitable for both sexes to use. I wouldn't describe it as being feminine.
The scent lingers on my hair for a while after using this conditioner. I can still smell it a good few hours after use.
After using this conditioner, usually alongside the matching shampoo my hair feels soft, smooth and more manageable. It is an effective conditioner, but I don't feel that it leaves my hair any more nourished or tamed than when I use any other brand of conditioner.
~ Price and availability ~
This conditioner costs £5.99 for 250ml from Boots, but it is currently on offer for just £3.99.
I expected it to be around this price.
I don't think I would buy this again because I haven't been too impressed with the shampoo and I don't tend to buy conditioner unless it is alongside the matching shampoo. It is a good conditioner, but I don't think it is much better than cheaper brands that I have used.
~ Conclusion ~
I have enjoyed using this conditioner and I have found it very effective.
I probably wouldn't buy it again as I didn't think too much of the matching shampoo and I am unlikely to buy the conditioner on its own.
I also found that towards the end of the tube it became quite difficult to get the conditioner out of the tube.
The conditioner left my hair feeling soft, smooth, more manageable and smelling good, but I don't feel my hair was more nourished or tamed than it is when I use any other conditioner.
I have been extremley lucky recently in that I entered a competition in Glamour magazine, and I won a set of L.'Oreal EverRiche products consisting of the shampoo, the matching conditioner, and an intensive hair mask. Thes products were all full size products, so it was very exciting to receive this in the post and see the gorgeous golden packaging.
The conditioner is a plastic tube in shades of gold and beige, containing 250ml of the product. This particular conditioner is described as nourishing and taming, and is aimed at rebellious and dry hair. My hair has been struggling recnetly. After 30 odd years of being respectful to my hair, I finally succumbed to a salon dye and blow dry, and had another hair dresser style my hair for a family wedding. My hair was rebelling. It was dry to the touch, and suffering from frizz, so I was looking forward to trying this out.
I used the shampoo and conditioner in one hair wash. The shampoo left my hair feeling clean and soft, and although I didn't feel like my hair needed conditioning, I did follow it up with the matching conditioner. This conditioner is thick and luxurious. It was very easy to squeeze out of the flip top tube, and I found it very easy to run it through my hair with my fingers. This is an off white in colour, it looks quite glossy, though it doesn't seem to have much scent. The scent is very similar to the shampoo in the same range. Very gentle, slightly floral, with maybe a hint of something coconut in there.
I was expecting this might be quite tricky to wash from my hair, but it was pretty easy to rinse out. My hair was left soft before it had even dried, and I just towel dried it after that. I found that my hair did not need any styling products. It just fell into its natural curls and looked really nice. Even as it dried I did not find the usual frizz appearing through the shorter lengths of my hair style.
This is a really nice product. Priced at around £6 per tube, it is slightly more pricey than my normal brands, but I do feel it left my dry hair a lot better conditioned than the cheaper brands. I would be happy to buy this again as it worked well for my hair type.
My only complaint, like the shampoo, I can't help but feel the scent is a bit non-existent. It is barely there when you use it, and it is not a long lasting scent in my hair. I tend to go for something a bit stronger normally that I can detect the next day at least.
But other than that, my hair is left really soft and feeling in really good condition, with a reduction in the frizz I normally see in my hair style.
This is a product I would definitely repurchase as a little goes far and this works well for me.
L'Oreal Elvive Hair Expertise Ever Riche Nourish & Taming Conditioner nourishes and protects leaving your hair satin soft and incredibly silky /