Thursday, 4 October 2012

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil...

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil - £9.99
Another one of my 'hair care health kick' products, except with this one I think I've found a holy grail in the L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil.


I must admit, it was the gorgeous flowy locks of Doutzen Kroes in the advert which drew me to buy this product (well done advertisers!), but I'm seriously glad that I did. This blend of 6 flower oils including Gardenia, can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment or as a finishing oil to smooth fly-aways and add shine. 

The product comes in two variations, one for all hair types and the other specifically for coloured hair. I picked up the one for normal hair types as I already use specified products to combat fading of my colour. I really like the packaging, the weighty glass bottle makes it feel like a salon branded product and the pump makes it so much easier to dispense the right amount of product without making a huge mess. I also really love the scent, it has a slight floral and musky note to it, but it's just pleasant and hangs about in your hair too which is really nice.

I used this first as a pre-shampoo treatment, dispensing two pumps through my hair concentrating it at the ends. The packaging doesn't give much detail about what to do next. I left it for as long as it took me to do all of the other showerly things and rinsed it out. I didn't notice an instant difference like I did with the VO5 Moisture Soak Elixir, but once my hair dried I did notice that my hair was a lot smoother, dried faster than usual and dried with no frizz and minimised fly-aways. 

I also used this once my hair was dry and ran a pump through the very ends of my hair. The result when I styled it the next day was that my colour looked more vibrant than usual, my hair felt softer and held the style a lot more along with a gorgeous salon worthy shine. My friends commented on how nice my hair looked and even asked if I'd had it coloured again. 

Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone especially if you have very dry or frizzy hair. I don't feel like this weighs down my hair either so I think it would be great even for those with finer hair types. It also contains a UV Filter which is great for minimising sun damage to the hair. 

Have you tried Extraordinary Oil? What did you think?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx