Thursday, March 6, 2014

Haircare Review! L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Extreme Reconstructing Conditioner and Mask

Have you ever used a bad shampoo on your hair? I recently read on a blog that the type of conditioner you use is the only thing that matters, and that any shampoo will do.

This is NOT true. I have used a few shampoos that ravaged my hair. One in particular was Bedhead Foxy Curls. Do NOT use this shampoo. EVER. I've used other Bed Head products that are fabulous and I would repurchase, but this one was an extreme disappointment. It left my fine (but I have a lot of those fine strands), naturally curly, colored/highlighted, dry hair feeling brittle, rough, and parched.

Speaking of extreme, on the opposite end of the spectrum, for those of you (like me) looking to save money but still take care of your hair and have it look fabu, I've found a GEM: L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Extreme Reconstructing! At $3.99 a bottle for the shampoo and conditioner, and $5.99 for the deep conditioner/mask, I seriously want to stockpile this stuff. I have no desire to look any further for a great drugstore haircare line. Scratch drugstore...this is a great haircare line, period. Meet L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask 6.8 FL OZ, the first product I tried out from this line. 

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Finding the perfect deep conditioner seemed to be the bane of my existence, until now. I tried the Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque based upon a great YouTube review. Meh. Nothing special. This concoction, however, = Midas' touch to your hair. You can honestly see the difference when you squeeze the product into your hand. The Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask looks like butter (but say it like Fabio...buddah):

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It has a creamy, rich texture (but not overly thick like solid lard or anything, ew) that feels different than any conditioner I've ever experienced. I left the mask on for about 10 minutes, and the effect was incredible. The dry, semi-crispy, processed ends that I've been trying to heal for what seems like forever FINALLY felt satiny smooth and nourished. THANK YOU L'OREAL PARIS!!! The other great thing is that it didn't weigh down my hair in the least. It still had lots of bounce and volume. Va va va voom, vixen. Get this, use it twice a week (if you really want to amp up the benefits, put on a shower cap or wrap a hot towel around your hair), and enter in the Golden Age of hair, whether you're a blonde, brunette, redhead, or somewhere else in the rainbow.

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I picked up the shampoo and everyday conditioner at Target two days ago. I'm still using up another shampoo, so I'll keep you posted on how it fares, but I used the L'Oreal Advanced Total Repair Extreme Reconstructing Conditioner yesterday and today. Daaaaaammmmmmmnnnnn (excuse my language...completely going against my refined southern belle heritage). This stuff is incredible. After using the extraordinary mask, I worried that the regular conditioner wouldn't be able to impress me. Wrong. I was once again taken aback by the impressive properties. This potion surpassed any of my expectations. I'd compare most conditioners to skim milk, and this to heavy creamliterally:

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Like the mask, this conditioner deeply hydrated and smoothed my hair, without weighing it down. After I use up my current serum, I'm excited to try the L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extreme Split Ends Fixer (15ml). Get thee to Target or your store of choice, scoop this up, and have a great hair weekend!


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