The L’oreal Everpure Moisture items used in this post were provided for review.
Today I have a really different post to share with you. Everything that I share on Painted Fingertips is, well, my painted fingertips; but sometimes I try other products that you might be interested in too. I thought it would be fun to occasionally share them with you. And so, I have a first here on the blog today – I’m bringing you a haircare post. Scroll down to the very bottom of the post for a picture of my hair using these products!
I received the shampoo, conditioner, and elixir from the L’Oréal Everpure Moisture line in a Voxbox from Influenster. These products are sulphate free and specifically targeted to dry, colour treated hair. They promise to replenish moisture and keep hair soft and shiny.
Although I was excited to try these products, I was also skeptical. I always am when it comes to haircare products. I have very dry, fussy waist-length hair. I have actually felt like I’ve been fighting with it over about the past year – since I moved to the US, I haven’t been able to get my hands on the shampoo and conditioner I was using before, and those I’ve tried so far just haven’t been working for me. Of course, the harsher temperatures and central heating here haven’t helped either. My hair has been drier than ever despite slathering it with deep conditioners and leave-in treatments and oils. Over the past few months, it had gotten to the point where I was putting my hair up in a ponytail or a plait every day just to keep it looking decent and under control. So, despite my skepticism, I was really hoping these would work for me.
The first chance I had to try them was the day after I got back from my vacation in California. Picture it – California is known for being dry, and I’d spent most of my time camping, with my hair stuffed into the sleeping bag along with the rest of me. It was a disaster. The last few days of my vacation I could barely finish brushing it, it was such a tangled mess. I almost didn’t try the Everpure products right away as I was scared I’d never get rid of those tangles if the product didn’t work for me… but I decided to take the plunge.
I was amazed. My hair was soft, silky, and although it wasn’t 100% tangle-free, it was a thousand times better and no big deal to brush!
So, after that dramatic story, let me tell you a bit more about my thoughts on these products. First of all, even though they performed really well with the first use, I was still pretty skeptical. After all, my hair could have just been really dehydrated and the products might not be so great the next time I use them. Well, I have used these products for a total of 5 hair-washes now (because my hair is so long and so dry, I only wash it about every 5 days), and I am still really impressed. In my past experience, I have occasionally used a product which I loved at first but after a few months I found it wasn’t as effective any more. Obviously, I have no way of knowing if that will happen with these – but I hope I will continue to love them.
The shampoo, conditioner and elixir all have a mild herbal scent. I’m pretty neutral on the scent – I don’t love it, but it doesn’t bother me – but I can imagine that some people may dislike it. The good news is that the scent of the shampoo and conditioner fades pretty quickly; the elixir, on the other hand, stays in your hair and so the scent stays around for longer. It’s not overpowering, so even though I don’t love it, I don’t mind it either.
These products are also targeted at colour-treated hair. My hair is colour-treated, although I have always seen giving my hair enough moisture as more of a priority over preserving my colour. At the moment, I am trying to grow my hair out and my natural colour is at about ear-length. Because that’s been getting pretty boring, I have been colouring the lengths of my hair (shoulders down) with a semi-permanent purple dye. It’s only semi-permanent so it tends to wash out a lot with each wash. I was pleasantly surprised that I could definitely see less of the colour washing out with the Everpure shampoo. I will add here that I used a different dye this time so I am not sure how much it was the dye and how much the shampoo, but I’m now 2 washes in since the last time I coloured it and the colour still looks fresh.
As for the moisturising capabilities, my good experience started with the shampoo. As I was rinsing it out of my hair, my hair felt clean, but not so stripped and strawy as many other products make it feel. The Everpure conditioner is probably my favourite of the 3 products and left my hair feeling soft and amazing. It also helped with the frizz that I usually get. I will say here that I felt like those who have thinner hair and want a lot of volume may feel like it is a bit weighed down by this product – for my personal hair texture, it just felt beautifully controlled. When it came to the elixir, I liked it, but this was the one product that I didn’t necessarily feel is better than other leave-in elixir-type products. It definitely does help to detangle and keep my hair looking smooth and shiny, though.
Best of all, these products are affordable! I see the shampoo and conditioner ranging from about $6 to $8 for 250 ml/8.5 oz, depending on where you purchase, and the elixir is a couple of dollars more.
Whew! That was a wordy post! I just had a lot of thoughts about these products and I wanted to make sure I shared them all with you. Let me know if you have any more questions! What haircare products are you loving?