Comments about L'Oreal Paris Hair Expertise OleoTherapy Oil Infused Shampoo, 8.5 fl oz:
I was really hesitant to try this product (and the matching conditioner) because of the mixed online reviews. However, they were on sale at the local drugstore, and I had a bunch of coupons. I took the plunge, figuring I could always return them if they didn't work. Of course, I never had to do that, and I'm so glad I bought them!
By way of background, I have mixed Asian/Caucasian hair that is thick, dry, and wavy. During the spring and summer, I wash my hair daily due to my pollen allergy (allergans stick to hair).
As many reviewers have noted, this product is very thick with the consistency of honey, and it doesn't lather well because it's sulfate-free. As such, I don't recommend squeezing it directly into your hair. Rather, I squeeze a small dollop into my hands, rub them together to thin the product and get a little lather going, then apply it to my scalp. If I find I need more shampoo, I repeat this process. I concentrate the shampoo on my scalp and the hair nearest it. Once I feel that I've shampooed my entire scalp, I wash the product out, which washes the ends of my hair without drying them out.
I follow this with the matching conditioner, which I focus on my my hair's mid-shaft area to its ends. If I need extra moisture, I mix it with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment. After applying it, I comb it through with wide-toothed comb, then let it sit for the duration of my shower, washing it out at the end.
After I've towel-dried my hair, I spritz my mid-shaft to ends with L'Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Leave-In Spray, which is a leave-in conditioner and which I again comb through with a wide-toothed comb. I also put a little of the Garnier oil treatment on my ends. I used to blow-dry my hair, but now I just let it air-dry, and I get incredible shine, softness, and volume while maintaining my hair's natural wave.
I'm more concerned with how well a product a works than how it smells, but for those of you who are concerned about scent, this is lovely. It smells like sunflowers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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packaging update. Image will be revised, shortly) Drench your strands in an ultra-moisturizing luxurious shampoo infused with nutrient rich macadamia ...