Because my hair is overprocessed, dry and damaged, I only wash it about once a week. Which means that when I “do” it, I better do it right – or else my hair will look jacked for the next seven days. Forget a bad hair day; it’s more like a bad hair week for me.
So when I receive hair product samples to review, I’m usually nervous – especially if they’re not from a brand I normally use (e.g., Moroccanoil, Ojon, Phyto, Fekkai, Leonor Greyl). I’m also a hair product snob and I don’t typically shop at mass market retailers for those items. So when a box showed up on my doorstep, filled with the new L’Oreal Paris EverCreme Sulfate-Free Moisture System, I almost dismissed the products altogether and gave them to my friend, Alyssa, to review.
But when I realized I was running low on my regular products, I decided to give the EverCreme Intense Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner a test drive. And, boy, am I glad that I did. The texture of the shampoo and conditioner felt really luxe – not thin, like I was expecting (my hair requires thick /rich products). I also appreciated that the fragrance was subtle to nonexistent. And I could actually feel the difference it was making on my hair, while still in the shower.
After exiting the shower and towel drying my hair, I threw caution to the wind and decided to use the styling products L’Oreal Paris sent me – and nothing else, not even my beloved Moroccanoil Treatment (which I consider a make or break product in my hair styling regimen).
First, I spritzed on EverCreme Nourishing Leave-In Spray, which conditions, detangles and locks in moisture. Then I applied EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Intense Serum – avoiding my roots and concentrating on my ends. Finally I applied EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Finishing Crème, which promises to “tame wild frizz.”
After blow drying, I was absolutely amazed by how soft and silky my hair felt/looked. I really couldn’t believe it. What’s even more fabulous is that my hair felt moisturized and conditioned, but wasn’t weighed down at all. In fact, it had a lot of bounce and body.
“This one-step wonder product is an ultra-gentle, yet powerful combination of 1/4 cleanser + 3/4 moisture. Its low-lather cleansing reduces friction of the hair fiber to help minimize breakage. This innovative, ultra concentrated triple action conditioning formula, with Omega-3 and 6, leaves hair super soft and nourished without weighdown.”
Sounds cool, right? Actually, it reminds me of that Wen hair care line – though I didn’t have great results with that (my hair was ridiculously tangled afterwards and the Pomegranate scent gave me a damn headache). So after I try the L’Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner, I’ll report back.
L’Oreal Paris hair products are available at your local drugstore/Target/Walmart-ish establishment.