Quick Review: L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System

Basically, this shampoo/conditioner kind of sucks.

Scratch that, it really sucks.

Some background info on my hair – it’s long, passed shoulder length, thick, straight, and virgin (meaning, I’ve never colored it or anything). The previous shampoo and conditioner duo I used was the Aveeno Nourishing(?) set. I forget the name but it had orange lettering. That stuff was golden heaven. But this, is no bueno.

The day I used this stuff I already felt such a big difference in my hair. The Aveeno S/C gave me really soft hair and really clean feeling scalp. The L’Oreal S/C cleaned my scalp but it wasn’t a really good clean feel like the Aveeno gave and the conditioner is really average. I thought that since the shampoo sucked, maybe the conditioner would at least make my hair smooth. But no. I usually run the conditioner from the base of my neck down, then through my scalp, and rinse. It did nothing.

When my hair dried, it felt really straw-like. Not soft or smooth, but dry. I also notice a lot more fallout with this shampoo and conditioner. The last time my hair felt like this, I was using the Tresemme Repairing shampoo and conditioner. Also, a note: This stuff tangled my hair. Wet or dry, my hair was never without tangles.

According to L’Oreal Paris’ website: “EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo gently cleanses while weightlessly smoothing frizzy, unruly hair. Helps improve texture, and leaves hair beautifully sleek and manageable.” – shampoo and for their conditioner: “EverSleek Reparative Smoothing Conditioner smoothes and deeply conditions damaged, distressed hair without weighdown. It nourishes and smoothes even the most sensitive strands, leaving hair manageable and shiny. Safe for chemically straightened hair.” I didn’t notice any shininess using this.

Overall, I’m pretty unsatisfied. I miss my hair when I used Aveeno. But I will be using this until I run out. I was really looking forward to using this shampoo and conditioner since I’ve never used a L’Oreal brand S/C before. Oh well, c’est la vie.

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