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Although I have never been big on hair care products (probably why mine has always been such a state) I bought this product under recommendation by a friend. As I've said, not great with shampoo etc, so I'm not going to go on about the ingredients, because it would probably be wrong, but I will give you my honest opinion. This shampoo is one of the best recommended products I have ever tried, after continually bleaching my hair, straightening it, blow drying it, you name it, anything that could possibly damage my hair, has been done to it. I've been using the shampoo and conditioner for three/four weeks now, and within the first two washes there was a noticeable difference, I could run my fingers through my hair whilst wet without clumps falling out, I could straighten it without it going frizzy, and I could go more than one day without washing it. In the past few weeks I have seen a noticeable difference in length, I am by no means saying it had made my hair grow, but it has prevented it splitting and therefore getting shorter. Although in most shops this is quite pricey, considering the small amount you need to use, it lasts and is well worth the money. My hair is feeling great and if it wouldn't look tight I would buy this for people for Christmas!!! As far as I can tell its not full of the normal harmful chemicals found in shampoo and you can definately tell. If you're wanting stronger, healthier looking or just really soft shiny hair, BUY IT!!!!
My hair is never is a brilliant condition because I blow dry and straighten it every day, as well as colouring it more often than I should. Whenever I brush or straighten my hair, the amount of it that snaps off it ridiculous and I don't know how I actually have any left on my head! When in Boots recently, I was browsing in the shampoo section and I spotted the Hair Expertise Everstrong Reinforcing and Vitality Shampoo by L'oreal Paris.
What does the product do?
The product has been specifically designed for those with hair like mine which is fragile, brittle and that snaps too easily. It promises to cleanse and condition the hair, while reinforcing it to make it stronger after just one wash, leaving it looking shinier, smoother and nourished. It does so using the natural ingredients of Juniper, Rosemary and Mint oils.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as any other shampoo. It is to be massaged generously through the length of damp hair and into the scalp and then rinsed away thoroughly. It should be followed up with a good conditioner.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a metallic shimmering minty green plastic bottle which has a flip top lid. It looks really expensive and there is plenty of extra information given about the product because L'oreal love you to know the science bit! The product will cost you around £6 and it can be bought from department stores such as Boots, large supermarkets and a variety of online websites. There is also a matching conditioner, if you find that this product suits you.
The product has a very strong smell which I find to be quite masculine. It is definitely quite minty and almost a little bit medicinal and it isn't the usual aroma which I like to use on my hair. The shampoo is quite thick and you don't need to use much of the product in order to cleanse your hair well. The product builds up a good lather almost immediately and it really does make you feel like your hair is having a really good wash. Because of the mint in the shampoo, I experienced a slight cooling and tingling on the scalp which I found quite refreshing. When it was time to rinse the product out of my hair, it was all easily removed within a few minutes.
My hair was clean after use and easier to brush, although this is partly due to using a conditoner too. I find my hair to be quite shiny and smooth but not as much as other shampoos have made it. It did feel a bit stronger but I still had quite a lot of snapping and fall out as I styled my hair. I also found my hair to feel a little bit dryer and it lacked volume, falling quite flat on my head. The aroma stays on your hair for a while after use so I didn't really like smelling like a minty man!
This shampoo got my hair nice and clean but it made it quite dry, less shiny and flatter than I'm used to. It didn't really work on my hair and it fell short on many of it's promises. There are cheaper shampoos out there that do a much better job and I found this to be a dissapointing shampoo by L'oreal.
This is the first time I've used a Loreal shampoo from their Everstrong range.
Upon first impressions the packaging looked quite nice and can easily see it as a mid-range product rather than being cheap or overly expensive premium product. I like how it's a squeeze tube bottle so you can ensure you get the last of the product out!
I like how this shampoo doesn't contain sulphates but rosemary and juniper oils instead so it sounds healthy for the hair.
You get 250ml of product in this whic doesn't seem a lot but the tube looks big!
You only need about a 2p coin size of product and it lathers up really well. I have thick long hair and it did the job fine. It has a pleasant smell (i think from the oils) too. My hair feels really nice and soft the first time I used it! Seems like I didn't need a conditioner. Sometimes with non-sulphate type shampoos it feels as if your hair isn't properly cleaned enough but it does with this.
I really enjoy using this and would really recommend to people who care for their hair i.e split ends, dry or dull hair or damaged hair from too much heat tools or hair dye. This shampoo is really gentle and nourishing. My hair really does feel a lot more soft and healthy after using it every day for 3 weeks now.