Tuesday, February 21, 2012

L’Oréal Paris EverCréme Sulfate-Free Cleansing Conditioner

"Cleansing Conditioner, a low lathering formula that acts as a shampoo and deep conditioner in one, so consumers can experience the latest prestige trend in achieving healthy and hydrated hair the natural way." I've been wanting to try Wen's version of the cleansing conditioner for a while now but, since I have oily roots with dry ends, I wasn't too sure if I wanted to splurge on something that may or may not work for me . So, when L'Oreal's affordable version came along, I had to try it.

L’Oréal Paris EverCréme Sulfate-Free cleansing conditioner($5.99) is a thick, rich cream product that acts as a shampoo and conditioner sans the foamy lather you get from traditional shampoos. The product has a strong, creamy vanilla scent that I absolutely love. The smell lingers on until the next wash! Although I love products packaged hygienically in a pump bottle, this one makes it so difficult to get product out of. One pump dispenses very little product so, it takes a while to get a sizable amount which is annoying while in the shower.  

How I use the L’Oréal Paris EverCréme Sulfate-Free Cleansing Conditioner:

I take quite a few pumps of product and apply it to hair, massaging it on my scalp. I apply a little more to the ends, leave the product on for a while and wash it off. Don't expect rich foamy lather from this product. There's just a little bit of soft, (almost no) lather. The creamy texture made my hair feel smooth and tangle-free while washing it off. I was a little worried if the creaminess of the product and the blend of oils may leave my scalp looking like an oil slick. Turns out, this cleansing conditioner works even better than how a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner duo would work. I skipped applying hair serum and let my hair air-dry. My hair felt a lot healthier, smoother, shinier, bouncy and most of all, clean. After a day, I noticed that it did not make my scalp any oilier than a normal shampoo would. The ends looked more nourished, just like it does when you have a trim!
That said, I would not recommend using this everyday. It does contain quite a few oils and has a tendency to weigh hair down with regular use. As someone with an oily scalp and dry ends, I use this about 2 times a week, when my hair needs a gentle cleanse, without stripping the natural oils and a moisture boost. I also use a clarifying shampoo once a week to get rid of any residue from this or other shampoos there may be. L’Oréal Paris EverCréme Sulfate-Free Cleansing Conditioner is a great drugstore find and an amazing budget buy when you want to treat your hair to some extra dose of moisture and keep it looking healthy in one step. A perfect pick for someone lazy like me.

Have you tried the L’Oréal Paris EverCréme Sulfate-Free Cleansing Conditioner?