About a month or so ago I got a notice that I was getting L’Oréal’s Extraordinary Oil Vox Box from Influenster. Whoo hoo. I received the products for free for review purposes. My review is my own opinions, read on for more information.
So, naturally I was impressed and excited to get such big samples! I’ve been using these products alone on my hair for about a month, so I have a really good idea of what it’s like to use these long term. Before I even start with the experience with these products, let me tell you briefly the struggle of having my hair.
- My hair is so thick. I really have enough for three people.
- I’ve always struggled with having dandruff.
- I have to style my hair in some way to look good enough to go out the door, and this fries and dries out my hair.
- Before this, I had been on a co-wash “regimen” for about a year.
Okay, so the initial was with L’Oréal’s Extraordinary Oil–Amazing. Magic was happening as I lathered. I could feel it. And my hair would go from this to this:
Top is before, bottom is after. So it’s a noticeable difference. My hair was light and felt so clean! But I have noticed with this shampoo, I do have to wash it every two days. I was going three days on my co-washing schedule. My shower cap was seeing less action. Also, I have to use a little more product than before to get it ready for the day–more hairspray, volumizing powder …
So, overall the products are great–it’s a good line. And the price isn’t too bad. But after a month of using these products I have noticed that my hair is back to how it was about a year and a half ago when I was only using shampoo and conditioner, before I found a balance of leave in conditioners, cleansing conditioners, argon oils and dry shampoos. My hair feels clean, but it’s dry–especially at the ends. And my dandruff is back. My hair and scalp is not getting the type of conditioning it really needs.
My verdict: Great stuff, but not the best long term for my hair needs. I may incorporate the L’Oréal Extraordinary Oil products into my co-washing routine, because the shampoo does get a really good clean. But I think I’m going back to co-washing.
Thanks L’Oréal and Influenster for the chance to test out these products!