L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair care products I’m using at the moment – L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner. These products contain keratin, vitamins and castor oil, and they’re aimed at people with long hair (Duh!). The shampoo promises to reinforce fragile hair, and the conditioner claims to detangle hair with less breakage.

L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo is not great. Whilst I think that the shampoo feels cleansing, it also seems to leave a film behind – I think it might be from the castor oil, but I don’t really know. I’ve noticed that the shampoo tangles up my hair. This isn’t great. And there’s the fragrance – I don’t like the strong and dense fragrance (which reminds me of the questionable hairsprays my mum used in the 80s). All in all, I find the shampoo disappointing.

L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Detangling Conditioner isn’t great either. I don’t like its fragrance, and I don’t think it detangles my hair well. The conditioner has a weird texture, and I need to use quite a bit of product to be able to detangle my hair. And this weighs my hair down! I’m not impressed.

I just looked back at all the hair products I used and finished this year, and this combo is my least favourite! So… I won’t repurchase these 2 products, and I have no interest in trying anything else from L’Oréal’s Dream Lengths collection.

However, if you’re interested, L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner are available as 400ml for £4.99 each. I paid £2.25 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! I’ve got a hair care review for you today. I’ve given Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo & Conditioner a try, and here’s what I think. 🙂

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo feels super gentle, so I think it would be best suited to people with dry or damaged hair. The fragrance is gorgeous. It’s warm and cuddly which is very nice!

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Conditioner is good but not great. It smells nice, and it detangles my hair well. I also think it makes my hair feel soft, so I shouldn’t complain. However, this conditioner seems to flatten my hair. I think this one would be most suited to people with unruly hair.

All in all, I like these 2 products, but I’m only using them twice a week (that’s because of the unwanted flattening effect). The other 5 days I’m using something else. But I will happily continue to use these products, and I might buy them again.

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 500ml each for 99p each (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo I picked up for half price – TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner. These 2 products promise frizz control as well as a healthy shine and a soft feel. I’ve been using these products on and off (I have a few shampoo and conditioner combos in a rota) for well over 4 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo is a creamy white shampoo with an unremarkable yet pleasant fragrance. It lathers up well, and I’m satisfied with its cleansing powers. I have no doubt that this shampoo helps me maintain soft and shiny hair.

TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Conditioner is a good-but-not-great conditioner. It does what it’s supposed to do, but I need to use quite a bit of product.

All in all, I think these 2 products are good. However, I still prefer Daily Defense’s keratin hair products because they’re better in every aspect (feel, scent, result, price).

TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for £4.99 each. I paid £2.69 each (half price offer on the old 500ml bottles).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a hair care combo that I’ve been using for a few weeks now – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. Here’s what I think about these 2 products…

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo is very enjoyable. It lathers up well, and it cleanses my hair and scalp perfectly fine. I like how the shampoo feels on my head, and I do like the herbal fragrance – it’s a bit of a masculine scent, but it’s not bad at all.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Conditioner is really good too. It helps me detangle my hair without weighing it down. One thing – the conditioner is quite thick, so I always mix it with water in the palm of my hand.

This all sounds fairly unspectacular. However, these 2 products make my hair look fantastic! This shampoo and conditioner combo gives my hair the most amazing volume and bounce! My hair has been looking great for a few weeks now, and I’m happy to say that I’ll buy these 2 products again!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £5.99 each. I paid £1.99 each (bargain bin).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask which I found at my local Poundland store. This hair mask with keratin, vitamin B5 and wheat protein promises to heal damaged roots and split ends in order to restore hair’s natural beauty.

The instructions state… wash your hair, towel it dry, apply the hair mask, cover your hair with a warm towel, leave the mask on for 5 minutes, then rinse and follow up with a conditioner (from the same brand, of course).

I’ve given this hair mask a try, and I think it’s one of the worst hair products I’ve ever had. Its awfulness is comparable with the awfulness of Naked Colour and Naturtint. And here’s why:

I applied a generous amount of product. Unfortunately, it turned my hair into an unflexible mess pretty much immediately. I applied some more product hoping it would help, but it didn’t. When I rinsed the product 5 minutes later, I tried to detangle my hair – gently – with my fingers, but it was impossible. The hair mask turned my hair into a knotty mess. Awful!

To make a long story short, in the end I had to double-condition my hair just to get the knots out. I lost 3 times as much hair as I normally do, and I probably wasted around 20-30 litres of water because I had to rinse my hair 4 times (shampoo, hair mask, conditioner x2).

I’m usually against binning stuff because most of the time I can find a way to repurpose an unloved product, but there was no point trying to find a raison d’être for this hair mask. I threw it out. If you’d like to try it, Nutrafix Keratin Hair Mask is available as 150ml for £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anovia Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo & Conditioner. I found these at Home Bargains, which is one of my favourite stores – not just because it’s close to where I live, but also because of the many beauty bargains which are just waiting to be picked up! Now let’s focus on the hair care products…

Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo is a nice enough shampoo. It cleanses my hair, and I have no complaints really. However, I wish it would produce more of a lather. But that’s just me. The next person might disagree. I’m also not the biggest fan of lotus (or waterlily) scents, but this one is nicely done. So yeah, no complaints really!

Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Conditioner is not my favourite conditioner. It certainly does the job, but it’s rather thin, and I need to use quite a bit of product. But if you have straight and / or thin hair, this conditioner will be fine.

I’m happy to continue to use these products, but I don’t think I’ll repurchase them. Having said this, if you’re a fan of lotus-scented products, you should give these a sniff and maybe a try. Anovia‘s Healthy Shine Bamboo & Lotus Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 500ml each for 99p each (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hair Repair Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Hair Repair Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner combo with Nourishing Oil. Hair Repair appears to be a true non-brand. However, a look at the back of the bottles reveals that these products are made by the same company (Mibelle Group) that makes Lee Stafford hair products as well as NSPA‘s face and body care products. On the back of the bottles it also states that these products are vegan and cruelty-free. Cool!

I’ve been using these hair products on and off since late March, and I think they’re really good. The shampoo is a clear liquid. It contains quite a few oils, but it feels cleansing and it doesn’t make my hair or scalp feel oily at any point. I like the beautiful floral fragrance a lot!

The conditioner is nice too. It’s thick in texture, but it’s easy to spread, and it detangles my hair nicely. It doesn’t smell as good as the shampoo (it doesn’t smell bad, it’s just not a spectacular fragrance), but it’s beautiful to look at. I love its shimmery golden colour. And I’m happy to report that this conditioner doesn’t make my hair or scalp feel oily at all.

Now here’s the best thing! These 2 products give my hair a lot of extra volume. I’ve used many volume shampoos and conditioners over the years, but these 2 products mop the floor with almost all of them. The only volume shampoo and conditioner combo that is slightly better is Alberto Balsam’s! So if you want to give your hair a little extra volume, you should give these products a try!

Hair Repair Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner with Nourishing Oil are available as 300ml for £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde