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Sunday, 17 April 2016

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Collection


Hello My Lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well and are having a wonderful Sunday. I thought today I would bring you a much-needed hair care related post as I haven't posted one in what seems like forever. I have quite long, thick and naturally wavy / curly hair, so I go through hair care products like you wouldn't believe which means I have a lot of thoughts to share with you all haha.

The L'Oreal hair care range is something I have been using for years and honestly I always feel like my hair has received some extra TLC after using them. Two of my favourites that I always turn back to are the Nutri Gloss and Fibrology - I would always recommend them to anyone! However, L'Oreal have since launched another line-up to their collection; Extraordinary Clay which is a breakthrough innovation from Elvive. Now, not only does the new L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay collection look like something Queen Elsa would approve of (love the bright mermaid turquoise shade), it sounds absolutely incredible and naturally I was intrigued to see how it would work with my hair. Now, when it comes to my hair I will always switch up the products I use purely because after a while I find that my hair almost gets used to a product and starts to misbehave - anyone else find this?! I would say my hair type is quite normal but I am always on the look out to try something new that is going to leave my locks looking and feeling amazing.

For the first time L'Oreal have combined 3 refined clays into a hair care range to break the vicious cycle of oily roots and dry ends. Clays have been celebrated in beauty rituals for thousands of years due to their unrivalled ability to cleanse, purify and energise. In terms of hair care, Clays combat the excessive oil production at the roots but also any dehydration throughout the lengths and ends. The Re-balancing Shampoo and Re-balancing Conditioner  have been designed to revitalise the hair with softness, shine and bounciness. Oil produced from the scalp can build up causing the roots to become visibly greasy which then weighs down your hair. Over time this leads to over-washing to combat the problem which can then strip your hair of fibres which in turn leaves it feeling dry and uncomfortable - which we don't want. After using the shampoo for the first time I had mixed reviews purely because I could feel that my hair was considerably quite dry whilst still in the shower (sounds weird but you can tell by the texture), however, after following up with the conditioner I could feel the moisture going back into the hair follicles. I usually leave my conditioner on my hair for around 5 minutes or so and then brush through with a Tangle Teazer before rinsing - I would definitely recommend leaving the conditioner on your ends for as long as possible as they feel incredible after use. Even though my hair felt a little dryer than normal, the products did exactly what they were going to do - they soaked up all that excess oil (some of which probably wasn't visible to the eye) and left my hair totally refreshed and re-balanced.

Overall, I was incredibly impressed after using the new L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Collection and I am keen to try the Pre-Shampoo Mask Treatment and Dry Shampoo from the range also. My scalp felt deeply purified and I was pleasantly surprised to see that my roots had some lift to them - if you have long and heavy hair you will know that this is hard to come by. I tend to wash my hair every other day (sometimes every third shhh) and my hair felt great after using this duo and lasted up until my next wash. I have been using the products for around 3 weeks now and I will definitely be re-purchasing them. If you are looking for a new hair care duo that is going to eliminate greasy roots, re-hydrate dry ends and leave your hair feeling soft, bouncy and shiny like in the hair commercials I would definitely suggest you give this new collection a try.

Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

What do you think about the new L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Collection? Would you give it a try?

Lots of Love
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7 comments

  1. I haven't tried this new collection but now, knowing about it I may try it

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  2. ive read mixed reviews about these, about leaving roots oily! im scared but really wanan try anyways :P
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. This is my fave shampoo and conditioner combo at the moment and doing wonders for my hair.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. I have this collection on my list to try, more so because I am tired of having greasy roots x

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  5. This sounds perfect for me! Will definitely give this a try! <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I haven't tried the shampoo and conditioner (because I was SLS free while I had red hair) but I have tried the pre-shampoo masque and I quite like it. I do also have the dry shampoo but I haven't tried it much because I'm still having trouble trying to encourage myself to actually use dry shampoo! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  7. ive heard so many good things about this range and now I'm swayed to purchase it when ive ran out of my current shampoo

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