Last week, while brushing my hair after waking up, I noticed that it was really shiny, almost as shiny as when I do a 20-minute treatment with John Frieda Luminous Colour Glaze.
But I hadn’t done that in weeks so I started going back through my hair care routine, trying to figure out what had changed. Then I remembered that the week before I had started using L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo for Damaged Hair.
This is a new product and it caught my eye because it claims that it, “Helps restore 5 visible signs of replenished hair without weighing it down”. And what are those five signs? They are: Strength, density, vitality, shine and silky touch.
While I don’t know about strength and I’m not entirely sure what L’Oreal means by “vitality”, this shampoo definitely improved my hair’s shine and does make it feel silkier. It also pumped up the volume a bit, which is what I assume L’Oreal means by “density”.
Maybe “vitality” just means overall health and appearance and if that’s the case then yes, this shampoo also meets that claim. Prior to switching to this shampoo, my hair was in a bit of a rut and not looking that great. But now it looks really healthy and soft, if I do say so myself.
While this product claims that it improves hair without weighing it down, it does contain dimenthicone, a silicone ingredient that does make hair look great but that also has a tendency to build up and yep, weigh hair down. I’m curious to see if this shampoo will have that problem or if it’s somehow been formulated to avoid it.
So far though I’m very impressed with this product and good thing because I bought the big bottle (750 ml) for a sale price of $12.99 at Shoppers.
Would I buy this again: Yes.
Should you buy it: Yes.