Recently L’Oreal launched a new range of products to their Elvive range. I have to say I’ve always been quite indifferent to the Elvive range but I am a huge fan of the Ever Pure range. I think L’Oreal used their expertise in hair care fantastically to create an amazing, sulphate-free range.
The Fibrology range is very scientific and I have to say, I don’t quite know (or understand) the ins and outs of how it works but basically the range is designed to swell each strand of hair to make it look and feel thicker long term using patented technology. I think this is part of the unique selling point for this range, most thickening products temporarily thicken the hair until the next wash but this claims to maintain thickness after each wash. For information on the science behind the products, this link http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/fibrology/index.aspx, has more details.
I should point out two things when it comes to thickening products. Firstly, I would describe my hair has around average in thickness, I don’t have thin hair but I don’t have thick, coarse hair but I do use thickening products when I want “big” hair. Secondly, I’m quite sceptical of thickening products, they make my hair feel sticky and crispy and sometimes they make my hair a bit frizzy because it’s not thin enough to use such products.
I’ve used this twice now and I could see and feel a difference in my hair. It felt like I had thicker hair but not frizzy or coarse, each strand felt smooth. My hair tends to be quite flat, regardless how much I blow dry it but this made my hair feel bouncier than usual. I usually wear my hair straight because I’m a bit useless at doing anything else but I used this and then I curled my hair using a conical wand and I noticed my hair kept a curl longer. I also know people with finer hair than me and they absolutely love and can see a huge difference in their hair.
The shampoo and conditioner is great but I have one little problem these products. After used these products my hair was very tangled and quite difficult to brush, even with a Tangle Teezer. I had to use a leave in conditioner and my Tangle Teezer to tackle small sections of hair at a time because I could not get the knots of out hair. I think the reason behind the tangles was the fact the products are swelling each strand of hair and because my hair isn’t very fine, it caused tangles. Also I don’t think the conditioner was moisturising enough for my hair.
So taking into account, I do really recommend these products because they are good and I will use them but I won’t be using them regularly, only when I want big hair.
Have you tried the range? What do you think?
If you read American beauty blogs then you’ll know about all the beauty products we don’t get in the UK. One beauty product which keeps appearing in American blogs is the new L’Oreal foundation called Magic Nude Liquid Foundation. I was a bit doubtful if we were going to get this foundation in the UK but on the Boots website there is a waiting list for the foundation so it must be coming to Britain soon. From what I’ve read, it’s a powder liquid which needs a good shake before use because it separates, the finish is described as weightless and natural with light coverage, it’s even been described as a dupe for Armani Maestro.
I don’t exactly when this foundation will go on sale but the waiting list means it must be soon http://www.boots-waitinglist.com/loreal/loreal-eau-de-teint/.
I’ve now tried the foundation and there is a full review on my blog – in short, very light texture, light but buildable coverage but looks very natural, however, the pale shade is too dark for me. Available from Superdrug and Feel Unique now.
I’ve down a post like this before so I thought I would add to the list of products which deserve the hype.
Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File
I’ve had my nail file for years, I bought it as soon as it launched which I think was in 2009 or 2008. It works as good today as I did the first time I used it, it has helped strengthen my nails and improve the appearance. At £12.50, I know it seems expensive for a nail file but you will never use another nail. I can’t recommend this nail enough, I tell everyone to buy one.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
I buy hair masks all the time but this is the only one I repurchase, for me this is the best hair treatment on the market, it gives me new hair.
In my opinion these are the best tweezers, they never pull or drag the hair and they last a lifetime, I’ve had mine for years and they’re as good as new.
L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray
A true oldie but a goodie, it’s my absolute favourite hairspray and if you have a problem with the smell there is now an unfragranced version.
I love the L’Oreal Hair Expertise range, since it launched its the only shampoos and conditioners I’ve used. I’ve tried a few different kinds within the range, I’m sure this is a new addition to the range because I don’t remember seeing it before.
I really like the range because it’s sulphate free and I’ve been looking sulphate free hair care for a long time but its always been premium brands because no high street brands did it (Liz Earle does a good mid-priced one). They range is designed to cleanse hair without causing any damage and there are several different types so there is a combination for everyone.
This one is designed for those with (even coloured hair) and unmanageable hair. I don’t have particularly damaged hair but it can sometimes be unruly and I want to prevent damage before it happens. This is my perfect shampoo and conditioner, my feels soft and healthy and tamed but not flat and lifeless.
The range is currently on offer in Boots at 3 for £12 which is great offer because the shampoos and conditioners are £5.99, so you’re virtually getting another item for free, I recommend the matching mask, EverRiche or the Heat Protection Spray.
Have you tried any of the Hair Expertise range? What do you think?
Recently there has been a heap of new mascaras, this L’Oreal’s brand new mascara.
Firstly, I really like the silver packaging and the wand handle is really easy to grip.
The wand is tapered which makes it easier to reach the inner corners without getting mascara all over the side of your nose. It’s similar to the Max Factor Clump Defy and Maybelline’ The Rocket in so far as the curved but the position of the bristles are different. They’re plastic and the bristles get shorter as it tapers to end which means it only goes on your lashes and not your eyelids. The effect is definitely long, seperated lashes, it’s not very volumising but if you hold the wand into the roots of the lashes it helps to lift the lashes. Also it doesn’t smudge or flake and it managed to last over eight hours and looked pretty much the same as when I put it on. I think you can two coats without clumping but after that it does start clumping.
It’s £10.99 and available from all the usual L’Oreal stockists.