Saturday, 9 June 2012

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil

I have good news! Drum roll please... I finally had a haircut! Aaaagh it feels so good to be free of split ends and dry hair, even if only for a few months. I also had my roots done which means I can wave goodbye to accidental dip-dye, embracing full on blonde for summer. Yippee! 

To celebrate I stocked up on some new hair goodies with the hope of maintaining the condition of my freshly cut hair. I spotted L'Oreal's new range of Elvive Extraordinary Oils in Boots and although I really wanted the one for normal hair due to the luxe gold packaging, I went for the red and amber bottle for coloured hair. 

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil 
First things first, the size of the bottle is a definite plus, 100ml for under £10 (I got it on sale for around £6.99 and it retails for around £.9.99). You only need a little bit each time so it will last the duration of the summer and hopefully beyond. It claims to contain a 'precious blend of 6 flower extracts + UV filter' and promises 'versatile use, luminous colour, sumptuous softeness and weightless touch'. Everything you might be looking for to protect your freshly coloured hair. 

So, it is any good?

Product info
I really really like this product, and it has now replaced the Lee Stafford Argon Oil I had been using, which at £11.99 for 50ml (at Boots) seems a little expensive in comparison. The texture of L'Oreal's Extraordinary Oil is quite runny but easy to rub between hands before distributing evenly through damp hair. It has a very pleasant smell and soaks in well without leaving a greasy residue. It has a handy pump dispenser and the bottle is, if I say so myself, very attractive and professional looking. The only potential downside is that it's made of glass and is quite heavy, so I'm trying to be extra careful when handling it to avoid smashing it/cracking the sink with it..! 

I use it mostly on damp hair before drying, but I've also tried rubbing a small amount on the ends of dry hair and it gives a nice sheen while helping control frizz attacks. I've found that when used on damp hair it makes my hair look far more shiny and less static-y/frizzy when dry, and for that reason I'm going to keep on using it :) 


  1. is it worth getting then? I was going to go buy some this weekend because i saw the advert on tv and it looked amazing!

    1. Yep, I really like it. I've been using it every day for the past month or so, and it definitely makes my hair feel less dry, particularly the ends of my hair. Worth a try! :)

  2. I was going to buy some weeks ago but thought it might make my hair greasy quickly x

  3. It looks and sounds like a more purse-friendly version of Kerastase's Elixir Ultime, which is amazing, but much more expensive! I'll probably try one of these when I run out :)


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