You can’t beat L’Oreal for price, accessibility and innovation. They’re a fast-paced, on-the-ball brand with an overwhelmingly wide range of haircare that caters for every single hair type and I’m going to show you three of their range that might be just for you!
CLEANSE AND TREATMENT FOR OILY SCALP, DRY ENDS
You may have seen other beauty bloggers and YouTubers talk about L’Oreal Elvive’s Extraordinary Clay
which a range that is specifically developed for those who have oily roots but dry ends. The idea is that they have used clays in the formula to help you balance things out. It’s certainly worth a try if oily scalp and dry ends are a concern for you.
Usually, I have found L’Oreal’s shampoos too heavy for me. It makes my scalp greasy after one day and makes my hair feel so weighed down, therefore, I was wary about using the Extraordinary Clay shampoo and conditioner. I made sure I used sparingly and work the product in to my scalp by massaging it in with my fingertips and not my nails. It turned out to be fine, using this shampoo and it’s matching conditioner kept my scalp grease-free for up to three days!
I expected the shampoo and conditioner to have a clay-like appearance, or at least be a thick consistency, but it just white as you would expect. The hair mask, however, does feel and look like clay! It’s a pre-shampoo treatment which is all the rage these days, don’t cha know!
Due to it’s thick consistency, I would suggest using only a small amount of this thick, clay mask on dry hair and work it on to your scalp gently. The clay formula purifies the roots whilst leaving your ends hydrated. Only use if greasy roots is a concern, otherwise it may dry out your scalp.
The dry shampoo is unlike any that I’ve used before. It is completely invisible so I wasn’t sure whether I liked it at first because when you spray it on hair, it’s hard to judge where you’ve sprayed and whether you’ve put enough on.
The good thing about this dry shampoo is that it doesn’t look or feel chalky or powdery, and it didn’t even require brushing out, it’s just all-round invisible dry shampoo. It smells really nice, freshens up and absorb the oils in between washes. For one pound more than Batiste, it’s worth a try!
HIDE THE GREYS
L’Oreal Magic Retouch*
I’m in my early 30’s and I have started to get several strands of grey hair. And it does make you feel self-conscious, no matter how much you try to not let it bother you, especially when the greys stands out against my black hair. It almost SPARKLES in the light (and not in a good way!). I haven’t dyed my hair in a while for a couple of reasons, though. One being that my hair isn’t in a good state at the moment and dying it would weaken it’s condition, and secondly… I just can’t be bothered.
Now, I don’t have a lot of greys that it shows up in the roots area either so I don’t have a real use for L’Oreal’s Magic Retouch
at the moment. But how amazing it is to know that this type of product exists, as I’m sure I’ll rely on it in the future! Magic Retouch is perfectly convenient for lazy people like me who can’t be bothered to dye their hair every 6-8 weeks. The longer I can put it off, the better.
Magic Retouch is an colour spray that instantly conceals greys on your roots. It a temporary fix until your next colour appointment at the salon, and it lasts until your next wash. It comes in 4 shades; black, brown, dark brown and dark blonde and retails for £5.99 per bottle.
Studio/Pro Lock It Hairspray*
L’Oreal has got to be the daddies (or mummies?!) of the hairspray market. And although their Elnett hairspray has never been the one for me (too fine, wet and crunchy), I have loved their other offerings such as the Studio Pro Lock It Hairspray
. It’s the bright, trendy yellow packaging design that draws me in, and not to mention that you get a huge 400ml can for less than £5 – that’s going to last for a very long time! Lock It is a versatile hairspray that helps you ‘lock’ your style in place with a shiny finish and medium hold. Smells like apples too!
Studio/Pro Boost It Mousse Volume*
If your hair is limp and in need of a lift, a volume mousse usually does the trick followed by volumising hairspray. Studio/Pro’s Boost It Mousse allows your hair to be boosted during your styling routine to give more control. The mousse also tames fly-aways (which I currently have a lot of because my hair has been snapping mid-way which results to a lot of frizz and fly-aways! *groan*) Again, it’s a huge can and should last for ages since you don’t need much of it.