22/05/2016

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Masque and Shampoo

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Review
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Review 
"It's green."

Were the first thoughts that came to mind. An unnatural shade for any skincare/hair care product and yet this was meant to be applied on the scalp.

But as a greasy-roots type of gal with sebum production paralleling life's stresses eg. worse with on calls at work and less so if I'm off on the weekends, the promise of oil-reducing hair clay instantly grabbed my attention.

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Masque Pre Shampoo Treatment. This stuff is interesting. The texture of this masque is quite unique. It's a lot more bouncy and not as thick as I had imagined. It has an easily work-able texture that doesn't cling on to strands. I find myself thinking "I could get used to this". And perhaps branch out to trying other hair treatment products.

I apply a blob half the size of my palm and smooth on damp hair. Using scalp massaging strokes, it feels like a treat. After gently massaging, I wait about 5 minutes then rinse out, followed by the shampoo.

This works excellently at stripping out flakes and oils from the hair; and it also works well to prevent build up of sebum on the scalp. It's a wonderful product!

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Shampoo. This blue tinted shampoo, like the clay masque, has a somewhat bouncy lightweight texture. After a rinse, it leaves my hair semi-squeaky clean. Not super clean to completely strip out the oils, but it does feel a lil squeaky. Compared to the pre-shampoo treatment, somehow this isn't as oil controlling, and adds weight to the strands. I wouldn't recommend it.

Now if you're wondering about the conditioner, it wasn't on my radar. I hardly use conditioner as I find they apply too much weight on the hair and most leave quite a bit of residue. Perhaps once my current tube of Moroccan Oil conditioner runs out, I might purchase the Extraordinary Clay variant. 

And the effect?
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Review
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Review
Overall out of the two, I would recommend the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Masque Pre Shampoo Treatment as it does seem to do the trick. I wouldn't recommend L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Shampoo at all for greasy roots. The search is still on for the perfect dandruff defying shampoo. I'm up for any recommendations. Care to share?

Livia
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