Friday, 3 October 2014

Shampoo Shock: Hair Care Wars

Two beauty posts in a row oh em gee am I just spoiling you! Well as the feedback from my last post was so positive and you liked my random ass approach to beauty blogging (y'all who missed it can read it here) I thought I'd do another one and once again change your lives forever with my beauty product experiences. Seriously though I mean I referenced Harry Potter in my last one, I think it's probably for the best that I don't do these often as one minute I'll be talking MAC lipsticks and the next I will be telling you how my dog eats socks and poops them out whole and oh my god I NEED to stop typing

SO lets start with a little story all about my life got flipped turned upside down and kudos if you read that to the tune of Fresh Prince. Word. Okay my hair is pretty pathetic. It grows about 2 inches a year, dies and has to be cut 2 inches back. Sooo since about the age of 14 I have had the EXACT same hair style. Every now and then I vary it up with bangs and really bad fringes and then go back to growing it all out and continuing to look like a 90s grunge boy. Fit. I remember being 14 and thinking 'Oh come on I have 2 years to grow my hair nice and long so I will look like a princess at prom!' Well prom was 5 years ago and I am yet to produce long hair. *le sigh*. 

So between my permanent grunge hairstyle and my frizzbomb nature (My hair is like a gremlin - DO NOT GET IT WET OR FEED IT AFTER MIDNIGHT) I often struggle with finding really good shampoo and conditioner. I mean, I find one, it works well for a while and then thinks 'I am so sorry but your hair is just a lost cause' and goes back to being useless. Then one wonderful day my housemate recommended L'oreal Elvive Triple Resist. What a wonderful day that was. I entered the shower looking like the fourth member of Nirvana and leaving looking like Cheryl Cole I kid you not. Bouncy, healthy and oh so looooong. It was like I took a shower in hair extensions. I then discovered L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary oil and combined with the shampoo my hair was owning this world. Seriously, it could cover for a Beyonce wig. *snaps fingers* 

So I lived happily ever after with luscious hair. However, last summer because I was feeling adventurous and that rebellious 16 year old in us all (You know the one that wants piercings, a tattoo and a boyfriend with a Harley) decided to ombre my hair. At first it looked amazing, fun and pretty. Then by the end of summer it was sun damaged and basically held the consistency of straw... I managed to grow most of it out but even with L'oreal Elvive it still felt so dry at the ends. This is where L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary oil shampoo and conditioner came in. I thought 'Fantastic, they have made my favourite oil into a shampoo and conditioner, what is there to lose?!!'

Well wasn't I naive! Sadly for me this shampoo and conditioner made my hair SO greasy. It was like someone had poured cooking oil into my hair combined with glue, never ever to be washed out again. My hair had gone from pop diva to 90s grunge kid who hadn't washed in a year. Tasty. After many many washes with various shampoo strippers I was back to dry frizz bomb. I had to rush to Tesco to repurchase L'oreal Elvive Triple Resist whilst avoiding people wanting to their kids to take photos with my clown hair. 

So the winner of this beauty war is L'oreal Elvive Triple Resist, smoothing and shinning hair worries away. I seriously recommend it as it has worked absolute wonders for my hair. Perhaps my hair isn't a serious enough dry case for the Extraordinary Oil shampoo and conditioner. But seriously, my hair is dryer then a dessert so good luck to the poor sod who this shampoo actually works for! 

Have any of you tried these products and what did you think? Or have you tried the other Elvive line and had wonderful results? I wanna knooooow


  1. I have the extraordinary oil! I'm yet to find a shampoo that really grabs me by the hair and shakes it into health :/

    1. The oil is such a life saver! But it's a shame the shampoo didn't work out for my hair. Maybe one day we shall be blessed with good shampoo!

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