Is it just me or do most of you like to switch up your haircare products? I know as with any skincare or makeup product, we tend to find our “holy grails”. I haven’t really found my HG in the haircare department and I don’t know if I ever will, but in the meantime, I’m open to trying new things!
Having fine and thin hair, I tend to look for haircare that claim to thicken or volumize. I had heard that L’oreal came out with a new hair thickening line – Elvive Fibrology – so I thought I’d give the products a go. Lucky for me, I purchased these on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart for only $3.99 Cdn each, so a very good deal.
(All photos shown from lorealparis.ca)
L’Oréal Laboratories have created our 1st haircare range to give thicker looking hair wash after wash.
Specially developed with Filloxane, the shampoo formula together with the conditioner, thickens the look of hair and provides deep cleansing.
The Thickness Booster contains an intensive thickening formula with our highest concentration of Filloxane (5%), specially developed to give thicker looking hair. FILLOXANE: A patented technology proven to help thicken the look of hair, with more body and bounce.
First off, I really like the smell of these products. They smell slightly “salon-like” if that makes sense — I can’t quite describe it as it’s not your typical fruity/earthy/fresh/etc. kind of scent. It has a sophisticated smell, with a hint of mint or eucalyptus maybe?
The shampoo is good — it lathers well and leaves my hair feeling clean, without feeling stripped. Nothing too extraordinary about it.
I used the thickening booster along with the conditioner (applying a dime-size amount of the booster before applying conditioner, waiting a few minutes, then rinsing out). My hair felt very conditioned, but to the point where it felt a bit greasy and heavy, like it never really felt like I could completely rinse it out. I’m not confident that the booster did any “boosting” in terms of thickening my hair than if I had just used the conditioner alone.
Also, I ended up using just the conditioner with another shampoo for another five days in a row and noticed that I had a TON of breakage! Rinsing out my hair, I had never experienced so much breakage of my hair than ever before — not a good thing at all.
Once I stopped using the conditioner the breakage of hair stopped almost immediately!
Did I see/feel a difference in the thickness of my hair after using the products for about 2 weeks? No, not really. And even if it would’ve made my hair feel/look thicker, I really don’t think I would’ve continued on with the conditioner (at least) because of all the hair breakage I experienced.
I will probably continue using the shampoo just so I don’t waste it. I will not use the thickening booster or conditioner — that’s actually going in the trash (I don’t even want to give it away to anyone I know at the risk of them finding their hair breaking too!)
Overall, I’m pretty disappointed with this line — just didn’t work for me (might work for others!). It’s too bad because I’m a big fan of the L’oreal Total Repair line and a few of their sulphate-free products. Oh well, you win some, you lose some!
I give the L’oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo: a SHOULDER SHRUG
I give the L’oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickeing Conditioner and Booster: both a THUMBS DOWN
Have you tried these products? Like or dislike?
Thanks for reading!