It’s every girl’s dream to have long, thick and voluminous hair, right? It is my dream to have long, Rapunzel like hair…but we can’t have it all! Well, we can at least try to get one step closer and if you are a beauty junkie like me, you have probably seen this new haircare range by L’oreal EVERYWHERE! It is the new Elvive Fibrology Thickening haircare range and it is currently available in your local drugstore/supermarket. These products initially intrigued me as L’oreal promises that ‘the hair fibre can be expanded wash after wash’, and I thought, ‘wow I have to try these myself!’. I got mine from Boots when they were having their 3 for 2 offer. Shampoo (250 ml) costs €3.99, conditioner (250 ml) costs €3.99 and the booster (30 ml) costs €7.69. I purchased the smaller sized bottles as I didn’t want to end up wasting the products and my money if I dislike them.
I have been using the shampoo, conditioner and booster for the past two weeks so I can tell you how well the products are working for me. A little background info, my hair is long and heavily layered. It is a little bit on the thin side😦 but I love having long hair. As the hair gets longer, I also find it harder to achieve and maintain volume in my hair…that’s why I had to try these out immediately! Excuse the grubby state my products, I just plucked them out of the shower!
The consistency of this product is a bit runny. It’s certainly not as creamy and heavy as Head & Shoulders! This shampoo lathers like crazy, you don’t need much of it to cover the hair from root to tip. It has a light, floral scent which I enjoy very much, the scent is not overwhelming and it lingers on the hair for approximately half a day – one day max. One negative thing about this shampoo is….it is loaded with sulphate! After using it a few times, my scalp became itchy and dandruff started to appear😦 I would advise you to look elsewhere if you have sensitive scalp. I will be giving this shampoo to someone else soon as it does not suit my scalp at all!
This is a gel which you should apply BEFORE conditioner from root to tip and whist it is still on your hair, apply the conditioner on top of it and wait for a few minutes to work its magic. Sounds confusing, I know! This product is very unique as I have never tried anything like it before. The recommended amount you should use for this product is 50:50, booster : conditioner. The product feels light on the hair, almost like water. One major complaint I have about this product is…you certainly don’t get a lot for your money! The tube is small with only 30 ml of booster gel in it and after using it for two weeks, it is nearly empty! As you can see in the picture below, it’s a very runny gel and it’s also really easy to squeeze out more than you need. I’m not sure if this product makes a lot of difference in my haircare routine so I won’t be repurchasing it in a hurry.
This product looks and feels very creamy. It distributes well on the hair and also washes off easily without leaving any residue. After the final rinse, my hair felt light and I did not experience that familiar silkiness on my after I washed off the conditioner. I checked the ingredients list and glycerin is not listed. This conditioner also has the same light floral scent as the shampoo. There’s nothing more I can say about this product! Verdict – meh…I wasn’t blown away or disappointed, it is an ok product!
Here are the before and after pictures. I took the before one about two weeks ago and the after one was taken a few hours before I wrote this post, I did run a straightening iron through my hair for the after pic.
Final thoughts – Is it just me or my hair looks a lot healthier in the before pic?? The ends of my hair feels a bit dry now and they also look a bit ratty…I must say that the conditioner is not moisturizing enough for my dry-ish hair. Nevertheless, I will continue using it just for the sake of not wasting the whole bottle. Overall, I am glad that I tried this range but I certainly won’t be repurchasing any of the products anytime soon.
So that is is for my review! Will you try out any of the L’oreal Elvive Fibrology products? Let me know in the comment section below🙂
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