Saturday, 7 June 2014

L'Oréal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Masque (review)

The L'Oréal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, Conditioner & Booster (click on the link to see my thoughts and read more about the science behind it) was a decent, if not-quite-as-good-as-I-was-hoping collection of thickening hair care products. They're only three of five products in the range, though; tested here is the masque which makes equally grand promises.

L'Oréal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Masque

This “intense texturising masque” is designed to “[nourish] the hair fibre without weighing it down” leaving hair “lusciously soft, full of body & bounce” and “protected from damage caused by brushing and styling”. You're supposed to use them in combination with the matching shampoo and booster for maximum effect.


In reality, I find this to be a mixed bag, like the other products in the Fibrology range – it's not especially thickening, but it does nourish my hair effectively without weighing it down and making it look lifeless. Some intensive treatments can leave my hair flat, this doesn't.

Fibrology Thickening goo!
Unfortunately, I don't find it adds much texture, either, but my hair is left soft and healthy looking so overall a pleasing result, especially bearing in mind the perfectly decent price. You can do much worse at this end of the market.

I don't mean to 'damn with faint praise' as I do like using it (it's a pretty pink colour, luxurious texture and smells nice!) but the results don't live up to the hype, despite what L'Oréal's science tells us. (And it is definitely science based, not nature based, if that's of concern to you!)

So I'll summarise with some more positives: it works in under three minutes and rinses out easily. And yes, my hair does feel protected after use. Is that enough to encourage me to buy it again? No, but I'd understand if you do.

YES!
NO!
Hair is softer and smooth; protected
Extremely artificial!
Doesn't weigh hair down; hair looks healthy and bouncy
No obvious thickening or texturising properties
Good price and widely available


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Brand: L'Oréal Elvive


Size: 300 ml
Price: £5.49 (£1.83/100 ml)

Manufactured: Germany

Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE, QUATERNIUM-87, STEARYL ALCOHOL,BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, CI 45100 / ACID RED 52, CI 42090 / BLUE 1, SODIUM HYDROXIDE,PHENOXYETHANOL, LIMONENE, CANDELILLA CERA / CANDELILLA WAX, LINALOOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ISONONYLISONONANOATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, GERANIOL, CETYLESTERS, CITRONELLOL

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