Monday, January 14, 2013

Hair | L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil

I had heard rave reviews about this hair oil and thought it was about time I jumped on the bandwagon and tried it! I love anything hair related...if it involves making my hair healthier and more manageable, I'm all for it...especially hair treatments and oils! I blow-dry my hair a lot, so it's not as healthy as it could be. I'm quite lucky that only my ends get slightly dry. It does annoy me, but i can't complain because no one's making me blow-dry my hair ;) A few weeks before Christmas, I came across the hair oil for €8.50 in Dunnes Stores in Ireland. I've found that prices differ in different places. On the Boots website, it retails at £9.99. I still think it's worth it as you get 100ml of product, which is a lot!

There were two choices; one for all hair types, and one for coloured hair. I picked up the bottle for coloured hair because, well...i colour my hair, hahaha. The coloured one contains a UV filter to protect hair from UV rays. You can see from the pictures how much I've used so far (2-3 drops each time).

First of all, I absolutely love the packaging. It's so luxurious, and the bottle is glass. And I love the fact that it has a pump, unlike a lot of other hair products out there. This way, you know exactly how much you need to use without wasting any or making your hair worse than it was!

The oil itself is very versatile, gives hair luminous colour, makes hair sumptuously soft and gives hair a weightless touch. You can use before shampooing for extra colour protection, before styling to protect and transform your hair, and as a finishing touch to make hair soft and give luminous colour.

The consistency of the oil is like water, not 'oily' at all like you may think. You're directed to rub 2 drops into the palm of your hands and apply it evenly through your hair. A little goes a long way! However, I mainly apply it to the ends, and the remainder throughout the rest of my hair. I use it 2-3 drops on towel-dried hair every time I wash it (every 2-3 days). Most other days of the week, I apply a bit to the ends of my hair. Sometimes if I feel my hair could do with a little bit more shine, I'll use one pump. Despite what you might think, it doesn't make your hair greasy at all and it doesn't make your hair get oily faster.  

The oil is lightly scented and light feeling in the hand and on the hair. I love how my hair looks and feels when I've used it. It's shinier, weightless and since I've started using it, my hair has become more healthy. It's definitely not as dry as it used to be. It eases any fly-aways I may have, and split ends practically hair looks amazing when I use it. I have fine hair, so I'm not really sure how it will work for girls with thicker hair, but it's worth a shot.

This has been one long ass review but I've said everything I needed to say, so I'll leave it at that! Overall, I would definitely recommend it to anybody. If your hair is in need of some TLC, this is the product for you.

Love it!


  1. what a lovely post yet again :) i normally think with hair oils that it would make your hair really horrible and greasy but the fact that this product doesnt is definitely something im going have to put on my want list. My hair is in need of some added healthiness!!

    Love Emily xx

    1. I would definitely recommend it, it's made such a difference to my hair! xx

  2. Nice post, product looks great I've never tried hair oils before.

    -Lucy xx

  3. beautiful blog!
    maybe we can follow each other?

    welcome :)


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