Hi there! I wanted to try these relatively new L’Oréal products for several months now. But whenever they were on special, the stores were out of the shampoo. But since I had (and still have) other hair care products to use and to review, I could wait.
Just a few weeks ago being patient paid off – I found L’Oréal’s Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo & Conditioner (for half price) at my local Boots. Success! I’ve now used these two products for over two weeks, and I’ve reached my findings.
First of all, both the shampoo and the conditioner smell nice and pleasant. I can’t describe the fragrance, but it’s a typical L’Oréal fragrance. The shampoo feels nice on my head. It cleanses my scalp and my hair well. The conditioner is definitely one of the better ones I’ve tried this year. It detangles my hair easily and it doesn’t weigh it down. Nice!
Now, these two products claim to ‘break the vicious cycle of oily roots and dry ends” and to maintain “purified roots and hydrated ends” for up to 72 hours. If you know me, you know that I wash my hair every morning (and I don’t have greasy roots or dry ends) and that there is no chance that I’d go without washing my hair for three days. I was tempted to try to go without washing my hair for a day and a half. But guess what – my hair felt like it wanted a wash after 24 hours.
So I don’t think these two products are miracle products that would prevent greasy roots. In the not too distant past I have used shampoos and conditioners that made my hair look and feel awesome 24 hours after washing it (= immediately before washing my hair again). These shampoos and conditioners are the original Herbal Essences products, Herbal Essences Rainforest Flowers, Alberto Balsam hair care, and Harmony Hair Indulgence products.
All in all, I’m happy to use these clay products, and I’ll buy them again for sure. But I’ll stick to my daily hair wash routine! L’Oréal’s Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml for about £4, or 250ml for about £3. The large 400ml bottles are often on a half price or BOGOF promotion.