If you scroll through some of my photos on Instagram, one thing you’ll notice is that I usually have my hair curled. I usually use some sort of heat styling tool whether it’s a blow dryer, straightener, curling wand or a combination of all three almost every single day. Why? I have naturally straight hair and it’s very thin so in photos, my hair looks flat, dull and overall really, really dry. I style my hair almost every day to give myself that silky smooth voluminous look that we all want. What you barely see in those photos is the damage that styling my hair over and over again has caused. I’m talking dry and frizzy hair with tons of split ends. However, that’s just NO way to live and it’s time for a change!
I decided to take the L’Oréal® Paris hair diagnostic test to help determine how damaged my hair really is and which L’Oréal Paris Elvive product is best suited for me. It’s a super quick test (takes less than a minute!) so I would heavily suggest taking it to get an idea of where your hair stands!
After taking the test, I found out that my hair is at a level 3 (5 being the worst). Eeek!!! I believe it though, all the hot tool styling has caused my hair to be dry with tons of split ends and breakage. After the test, it was recommended that I try out a couple of products including the L’Oréal Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge and the Elvive Extraordinary Oil. While I was at CVS, I decided to pick up the Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm as well because it sounded amazing for my hair!
Here comes the fun part! I put the products to the test and I’m showing you the results IN JUST ONE USE! Yup, that’s right!! After washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner, I used the L’Oréal Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm which is a rinse-out hair mask to help repair damaged hair! I left the balm in my hair for about 3 minutes before washing it out and I can’t even tell you guys how amazing it felt to run my fingers through my hair in the shower. I instantly noticed a difference and felt the smoothness in my hair just after one use. If you know you have damaged hair from using hot tools like me or simply have naturally dryer hair than normal, this is definitely a must-have– check out the before/after pictures for your proof!!
After using the balm, I prepped my hair for styling with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge which protects your hair against temperatures of up to 450 degrees! It’s the ultimate heat protectant and is definitely what I need to use going forward to help protect my hair from more heat damage! It’s a great heat protectant especially if you’re like me and style your hair frequently with hot tools.
Because my test recommended the Elvive Extraordinary Oil, I went ahead and applied that to my hair before I started blow drying and also after I finished styling. I love how versatile this oil is you guys!! It tamed some fly-aways, added shine to my hair, and the best part is it’s not greasy at all! It’s super lightweight and works wonders!
Overall, I’m super impressed by what L’Oréal Paris Elvive products have done to my hair in just one use. Given how damaged my hair is, it’s going to take some time to fully repair (plus, I’m overdue for a haircut too!) but I’m really excited about the results so far and had to share them with you guys! I can honestly say I love how my hair feels now and the overall texture has improved so much. Plus, all three products made my hair smell amazing too! I purchased all of these items at my local CVS and they are all super affordable! Be sure to check out the entire L’Oréal Paris Elvive line at the hair section inside CVS! Additionally, the top 700 CVS stores will be hosting a fun peel and reveal event from 3/8-3/11 where you can find more in-store offers and experience these amazing products yourself! Find out which stores are participating here!
Let me know if you have any questions at all! Chat soon!