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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 am a fan of L'Oreal hair care and always try to stock up whenever it is on offer. Recently my hair has been feeling a bit dry and britle; probably due to the amount of swimming I do. Whilst in my local Boots I spotted an intensive conditioner from the L'Oreal range and thought I'd give it a try.
The conditioner is part of the L'Oreal range of hair care and is designed to be used with their shampoo. There were several options in the intensive range and I opted for the Nutri gloss designed for fine to normal hair. I have quite fine hair and so this one seemed perfect. The conditioner comes in a pink toothpaste style tube designed to stand on its flip top lid. The information on the tube informs me that the conditioner is * embedded with water soluble micro-crystals * designed to make my hair shine. I really like the sound of this and couldn't wait to try it for myself!
The first thing to say is that I really love the scent of this conditioner. It is quite sweet and florally without being too overpowering. The consistency is very creamy and quite thick. I find a little goes a long way. The flip top lid is quite awkward to open, especially with wet hands. I also find that I sometimes squeeze out more than I need from the tube.
I always wash my hair in the shower and after using a L'Oreal shampoo I apply a small amount of the conditioner and massage into my hair. The conditioner is branded as a *60 second saviour*, so as you would expect it needs to be left on the hair for 60 seconds. I find it easy to rinse off and am pleased to report that the gorgeous lingers for some time. I usually leave my hair to dry naturally and am amazed at the results!
I have now been using this little miracle cream conditioner twice a week for about a month. I am really pleased with the results. My hair now looks and feels a lot less dry and has regained its shine. It also feels much softer. I bought this conditioner using my Boots advantage points. However it is on offer in Boots at present for £ 3.49. I really can't recommend this conditioner highly enough!
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.