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(Review & Before/After Photos): L’Oreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing and Reparative Haircare Line

L’Oreal surfaced a few years ago with the first drugstore sulfate-free set of shampoos and conditioner to cater not only to people of the dyed-hair persuasion, but has recently expanded the line to include volumizing and fortifying options.

L'Oreal Eversleek Reparative Shampoo

Now we can add frizz control to the list of sulfate-free products with the advent of their new EverSleek line that comes in two versions: the Reparative and the Intense Smoothing lines.  Besides lacking sulfates, silicone also pulls a no-show, to keep from weighing hair down with frizz molecules.  I’d almost rather my hair be frizzy with good body than sleekified but flat, but by substituting natural oils (argan, sunflower, and olive) the EverSleek line ensures that smooth hair and voluminous hair don’t mutually exclude each other.

L'Oreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo

 

L'Oreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner

And now, the before and afters:

Before L'Oreal Eversleek

#1.  Before – Rumpled, frizzed, un-made-up and unrepentant.

After L'Oreal Eversleek

#2. After – Wavy.  I used the EverSleek Reparative Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner to start.  This set works best on damaged hair resulting from dying, retexturizing, and heat-styling.  Not only am I late for my next haircut, but I’ve recently had a love affair with my curling iron, so I hoped this formula would help tame my waves.  Before blow drying with a diffuser, I prepped my d amp hair with EverSleek Humidity Defying Crème.  I got waves that behaved somewhat better than normal, and the richness of the leave-in cream prevented that crunchy, slightly fried ‘blow-dry’ texture that sometimes happens.  FYI, this set of shampoo and conditioner are both safe for chemically straightened hair, but the ones mentioned below are not.

L'Oreal Eversleek After

#After-Straight.  The EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner target the subset of people whose hair misbehaves naturally, without the damage of chemical processes.  This conditioner’s formula is a little lighter than its reparative counterpart.  For giggles, I blew my hair out straight after coating my damp hair with EverSleek Frizz Taming Crème Serum.  To keep flyaways to a minimum, I applied a little of the serum after the blowout as well.  It worked just as well as John Frieda’s silicone stand by, and I found it easier to avoid the greasiness that sometimes happens with I accidentally apply too much of a serum.  The margin for error here was much larger, perhaps because the product itself is lighter.

L'Oreal EverSleek Serum
Every product in this line retails at drugstore around the country from $6.99-$8.99, which makes them a bargain.  Not only are they inexpensive, but they perform as they say they will.  That shouldn’t be such a rare thing, but it makes finding reliable products all the sweeter.

To get more deets on another major hair trend — crimping — click here. If you’re in the market for a new hair coloring line, give the New Sublime Mousse a whirl!

Have you tried the Eversleek line? Did you find they worked for you?

– Katharine McKenzie

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4 comments

  1. I love Loreal products, but I have tried products before with the oils in them and ended up with heavy dirty looking hair. This is either something I will have to think about or try to find sample sized shampoo/conditioner to try.

  2. Definitely will try these products soon!

  3. I just started using these products and I love them! My only complaints are that they make my hair a tad greasy but I’ve read that hair goes through a “detox” period when you start using shampoos/conditioners without silicones, making hair greasier looking for maybe a week while the hair adjusts to the new shampoo. My other complaint is that the shampoo doesn’t really lather. Anyway, the smell of this line is heavenly and I’ve seen that they have a line for volumizing hair as well. I would definitely reccomend!

  4. I have wavy hair and for the longest time could not find a shampoo that sat well with my hair. Lately I couldn’t even let my hair down straight because it was too frizzy and unmanageable. This is what I had been looking for! The 1st time I used it I noticed the difference and everyone told me how great my hair looked. I recommend it to anyone with wavy and unmanageable hair. FYI…it didn’t weigh my hair down at all and mine tend to fall flat.

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