To start off, I did receive this product from Influenster complimentary for testing. When I first got the box, I was BEYOND excited to try everything out and ended up using the shampoo and sheet mast on the day I received it, and the experience was amazingggg. I actually ended up purchasing another sheet mask because my hair reacted so well to it. It left my locks feeling smooth and frizz free for about 36-48 hrs without any additional products. For the shampoo, I actually ended up using it for the full month of February in order to see how it would treat my hair long-term. And being completely honest, I didn’t notice much of a difference compared to previous shampoos I’ve used (before receiving my complimentary products, I was using SheaMoisture.) Before using the shampoo, my thoughts (expectations) were: “Please tame my baby hairs, please tame my baby hairs, please tame my baby hairs” because my baby hairs around my face go CRAZY. Especially when it’s humid outside here in NY. Then, my first impression after using the shampoo was that it smelled good, which is super important to me. And again, after that first wash, I was extremely impressed. But looking back, I believe that was because I had used the shampoo WITH the sheet mask. Afterwards, while just using the shampoo, I didn’t really notice any improvement regarding split ends and I didn’t notice my hair being as frizz free/smooth as the first time. In L’oreal’s defense, I probably should have bought the correlating conditioner to use along with it, but since I had only received the shampoo and sheet mask, that’s all I wanted to review. Sometimes I would use the shampoo with my SheaMoisture (coconut and hibiscus) conditioner, and sometimes I didn’t use conditioner (just to see how the shampoo was on its own.) Overall, I think the shampoo is great. It’s a vegan, sulfate-free, paraben-free, safer alternative to regular shampoos. It’s affordable, and it definitely does the job, leaving my hair feeling fresh and clean with no excess build up. It lathers up really well, and a little goes quite a long way depending on how long your hair is. I rate the shampoo a 7/10, reason being that I would def buy it again if I ever need something that I can trust and that I know will do the job. However, I’m deducting points because I wish it would help reduce frizz a bit better on its own. Again, in L’oreal’s defense, I think using the matching conditioner would help with frizz reduction completely. I hope this helps anyone who was considering getting the shampoo! My family and I have been using L’oreal for longest time (especially their moisturizer) and I strongly believe their products are affordable, quality products.
I received this package with complimentary products to try out and I am very happy with it! It’s also 100% #vegan & #sulfatefree ! The hair sheet mask reduced my frizz and smoothed out my hair so well. I was very impressed. Love the smell, love the feel of my hair afterwards. I included a picture of what my hair looked like the morning after using both products. It was great, the only thing I did was brushed my hair a bit with my fingers and it still looked pretty frizz-free! My only hesitation was the fact that I don’t believe L’Oréal is completely #crueltyfree (they don’t test on animals in the U.S. but do in China?) I will have to double check that.
The winter here in NY is pretty brutal and my lips got so dry that they cracked. This was Literally the only thing that helped. My only complaint is that I didn’t really like the taste of it on my lips and neither did my significant other. But it’s not meant for eating of course!
I’ve been loving this exfoliator, Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub, because it’s been so helpful in cleaning off the dry, dead skin cells, plus of course cruelty free & vegan . Since it’s colder out here in NYC , Ive had to exfoliate less (from 5 days a week to about 2-3), so I might use it in combination with a gentler exfoliator to continue to exfoliate every day bc that’s what I think helps my skin the most (this one is pretty coarse/rough). I still love it though, it’s definitely kept my skin matte and clear overall.
This shampoo was great overall. The reason I gave it three stars was because I've been using this shampoo for two months, and I really didn't find anything too special about it. It definitely didn't damage my hair nor did it ruin it, but it just kept it average. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing! I just didn't think there was anything overwhelmingly special about it. I would buy it again if I just needed something to keep my hair consistent!