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use a range of different types of conditioner for my hair but I have to be very careful what I use as my hair is prone to greasy roots and very dry and brittle ends, for this reason, I cannot use anything that is too heavy.
I have been using L'Oreal Elvive Nutri Glass Conditioner for a few months now, ever since I got one for a great price (89p) from Home Bargains. Since then, I have bought more bottles as I love this conditioner so much and I can also use it every day. MY hubby also loves it.
I adore the smell of this rich and creamy conditioner as it is sweet and floral smelling with undertones of butterscotch. It is gorgeous. The smell also seems to linger on my hair for ages after I have rinsed it off.
I never use this conditioner on the roots of my hair, but from about three inches from the scalp right to the ends. I leave it for about two to three minutes and then simply rinse off. It rinses well and leaves no sticky residue. My hair responds really well to this conditioner in that it leaves it shiny and almost light reflective. It certainly looks in much better condition after I have used it and it never leaves my hair feeling heavy or flat, as some conditioners can.
It is suitable for the whole family to use, I am sure, and I have used it on my little girls. IT works wonders for getting the tangles out and she calls it her sweetie smelling hair cream.
Great stuff and highly recommended.
L'Oreal Elvive Nutri Gloss Intensive Conditioner is designed to give instant moisture and crystal shine to fine or normal hair. It's priced at £4.99 for 200ml.
I like the fact that the tube stands on its lid so it's always ready to use and you don't have to stand for ages trying to squeeze the stuff out. The flip top lid would be convenient if it wasn't for the fact that mine snapped off the first time I opened it!
The conditioner has quite a thick consistency as you would expect from an 'intensive' conditioner. It is smooth and creamy and has a nice fresh scent to it which isn't too chemical.
It is easy to smooth the conditioner through my hair and it rinses out very easily after the 60 seconds you're supposed to wait for it to work. I can tell instantly that my hair is much smoother after using it.
When my hair is dried it feels very smooth indeed. I usually only use it on the lengths and ends of my hair, but every now and again I apply it to the roots as well and on these occasions I haven't found it makes my roots greasy, and they are very prone to greasiness.
While my hair feels smooth after using this, that's really the only benefit I've noticed. It doesn't feel softer really, and it doesn't look any shinier or healthier. Also the smoothing effect is only temporary until the next time I wash my hair, so I don't feel it's actually nourishing my hair or improving its condition.
No, I wouldn't really recommend this intensive conditioner. There are far better options out there that have much greater benefits to the hair, and cheaper too!
I bought this a few months back with the shampoo and conditioner in Tesco when they were 2 for £4. I had read reviews on the shampoo and they were all good so I looked forward to trying it for myself.
The conditioner comes in a tube containing 200ml and is described as a 60 second saviour. This appealed to me as at the time my hair was highlighted and extremely dry and unmanageable.
The conditioner is described as having a gel creme texture which melts ingot he hair surface without weighing it down leaving it instantly conditioned. The formula also contains visible micro crystals and pearls which illuminate and smooth the hairs surface.
For best results it is recommended you use the shampoo first. You then need to apply the conditioner from root to tip before leaving for a minute and rinsing.
The conditioner is white in colour and you can see the crystals shimmering away. It has a gel consistency as described on the bottle and spreads easily through the hair. I liked the smell of this conditioner I can't pinpoint the fragrance but it is fruity and fresh smelling. The bottle states that the conditioner rinses easily, I have to be honest when rinsed my hair I felt like there was still a layer of conditioner on my hair. I rinsed it for what seemed like forever and it still felt slimey.
I dried my hair and straightened as normal. I noticed that although my hair was shiny it was flat looking. I checked the bottle and seen that the conditioner was for fine to normal hair. I have normal to dry hair normally and generally most shampoos and conditioners give me good results. I have to say I was a little disappointed with this, I usually wash my hair every other day but I found it looked greasy the next day.
I have tried it twice more since using less and avoiding my root area but it still left my hair lank and greasy.
Personally for me this conditioner didn't work. It did not suit my hair type and I wouldn't buy this again.
I like to try out different hair products, especially when they are on offer but one range which I do like it L'Oreal Elvive. I tend to purchase the sleek/smooth range however last year, they didn't have any of this left so I decided to purchase the products from the Nutri-gloss range because I use a lot of styling products on my hair, it does look a bit dull sometimes.
I purchased the Shampoo, conditioner and because at the time, it was three for two, I also brought the Intense 60 Second Saviour too. Unlike the shampoo and conditioner, this comes in a smaller, 200ml bottle squeezy bottle which has a flip top lid to the bottom. The bottle is the same, pearlescent pink colour which has the L'Oreal logo to the front. I do like the styling and look of the whole L'Oreal range, they look rather expensive, the colours are quite attractive and I found my eye is drawn to the range on the shelf.
The RRP is around £4.99, quite often though I have found the whole range to be on either 3 for 2 or a half price promotional offer in either the supermarkets or places such as Boots or Superdrug.
The conditioner is slightly thicker than the normal daily conditioner from the same range; it is white and has quite an expensive feel to it. It is recommended you apply sparingly mid shaft and work you way down to the ends of you your hair. Leave for 60 seconds and then rinse thoroughly. The fragrance is quite nice too, quite fruity yet not too overpowering or sickly.
When rinsing, I found it took a little longer than your average conditioner, this may be because of how much I apply, what I did notice when rinsing was how soft my hair felt. I then towel dried my hair and again, my hair felt lovely and soft, the hairbrush glided though and the tangles were very few and far between. Because I straighten my hair on a regular basis, it can feel quite dry but when I had finished styling my hair, I was amazed at how soft it felt. However what impressed me most was how my hair shined - It really did look like I had been to the hairdressers!
Although I wash my hair daily, the following morning when I woke up, although not as obvious, my hair still looked in excellent condition.
For best results, L'Oreal recommend you use after washing your hair with the shampoo and conditioner from the same range, although the first couple of times I did this, I have since used with other products and found the results are pretty much the same. L'Oreal state the treatment is for people with long, fine and dull hair, I wouldn't say my hair is thick but it certainly isn't fine yet the results were still good.
I use the product once a week now, more if I am going out, I think your hair can sometimes 'get used' to using the same product on a daily basis and the results aren't as good but I find that keeping it to once a week, the results are fantastic everytime!
Overall, I would recommend this as a shine boost, although the price tag is a little steeper than normal conditioner, it is in line with similar products on the market and best of all, it works so 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.