7 January 2013

L'Oréal ELVIVE: Extraordinary OIL || REVIEW

I didn't necessarily need another hair oil as I have recently purchased the tresemme liquid gold, but I couldn't resist a tempting offer once again. This L'oreal extraordinary hair oil was 1/3 off the original price which made it only 6 pounds something which was a bargain considering how much product you get. I expected the bottle to be plastic, but it was glass which wasn't the most ideal as I do alot of travelling and it wouldn't stand a chance along with all my other products I pack because I'm scared it would smash and cause a mess. Apart from the glass packaging that i dislike, I quite like the colours of the bottle as I haven't seen a hair product in a orangey red colour which made it very easily distinguishable.

I have been using this for nearly 2 weeks now and I believe that I have tired it enough to give a reliable and honest review. The product smells lovely and clean so it was enjoyable to apply onto my hair every morning after shower! However, the consistency of the oil was very liquidy and I feel that I have to use more product to get the benefits that I wanted compared the much thicker hair oils that I have tried like the tresemme and vo5 one.

I usually apply on only the ends of my hair as i find that they are the driest and my hair goes greasy pretty quickly so none is added to the top of my hair! I can honestly tell you that the price drop was definitely for a good reason.....the hair oil does absolutely nothing to my hair. I thought initially that it gave long term results rather than instant as I do not feel that the product improved the condition of my hair in any way, nor did it make my hair feel softer.

The oil just made my hair feel clumpy at the ends when I dry my hair after and even using a smaller amount, it still did the same thing. I can even say that this product made the ends of my hair more knotty compared with not using it and I cannot understand why this product is such a fail because I love some of the L'oreal hair products like their shampoos and conditioners.

What is your favourite hair oil?
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  1. Aw it's a shame you didn't enjoy it! I used it on my extensions for a while and loved it! Haven't tried it on my own hair yet though! Xx


    1. its great that it worked for you. I wish that this product worked better for me but i just can't seem to get it to work properly for me. Hope my opinion of it changes x

  2. I need another hair oil because my Moroccan oil is running out. I really enjoy it but it's fun to try other things in case you find something better. I think I'll try the Tresemme liquid gold xx

  3. I have been wanting to try the Kerastase elixir oil, the packaging looks similar to this l'oreal one. I love the cult favourite moroccan oil, and the josie maran one is pretty good too. I think sometimes it pays to have a good product.

  4. Good to know. Always nice to learn what other girls like and trust. Plus, can't go wrong with L'Oreal.
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  5. Thanks for sharing - I was so tempted to try this product! Good to know your experience.


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