Sunday, December 18, 2011
L'Oreal EverCreme Shampoo and Conditioner Review
So, the other day I was in Rite Aid and noticed a new line of hair care from L'Oreal called EverCreme. Upon inspection of the bottles, I saw that it was free of harsh sulfates and salts, and full of conditioning ingredients. So of course, I picked some up.
There were two types of shampoos and conditioners- Nourishing and Intense Nourishing. Since I have fine hair that is weighted down easily, I went for the regular nourishing ones.
The next day, I tried them out for the first time. The shampoo lathered up like nobody's business, and it wasn't a stripping lather- the foam was so soft it didn't feel like it was drying out my hair. I could not believe there were no sulfates to create all those luxurious bubbles. A quick look at the ingredients panel and I saw that it contains sodium laureth sulfoacetate, which is derived from coconut/palm oils. After shampooing, my hair already felt conditioned. Below is the ingredient label and info label on the shampoo.
The conditioner is a medium thickness and coats the hair nicely, yet rinses clean. Here are the labels:
One thing I have to comment on is the scent- this stuff smells soooo good! It has camelina extract, which I had to look up, because I had no idea what it was. It's actually wild flax, which is a rich source of Omega fatty acids. The scent is a warm, nutty, vanilla-like scent- very comforting, yet clean at the same time. It smells like something familiar, but I can't put my finger on it right now. It's not strong enough to linger on the hair too much, though. During the day, I couldn't smell it in my hair unless I purposely put a strand up to my nose to sniff (which I did about a hundred times because I love the scent).
Although I was afraid my hair would be weighted down by EverCreme, it wasn't. In fact, my hair was perfectly moisturized, yet still had plenty of swing and bounce. And it is so super soft, I can't stop touching it.
I actually took a picture of my hair, because it looks so smooth. I don't have a before picture, but let me just say that it was rough, frizzy and hay-like near the ends.