L'Oreal Advanced Haircare - Total Repair 5

3.7

44 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

AQUA / WATER / EAU SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE COCAMIDE MEA GLYCOL DISTEARATE SODIUM CHLORIDE DIMETHICONE PARFUM / FRAGRANCE PPG-5-CETETH-20 SODIUM BENZOATE SALICYLIC ACID GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE CARBOMER LINALOOL HEXYL CINNAMAL ARGININE GLUTAMIC ACID BENZYL SALICYLATE SERINE BENZYL ALCOHOL LIMONENE HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN AMYL CINNAMAL CITRONELLOL 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE SODIUM HYDROXIDE CITRIC ACID


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I received a sample in the mail for the Total Repair 5, shampoo, conditioner and intense conditioner and I was so blown away that I just purchased a full size of the shampoo & conditioner and will get the intensive when I run out of the ones I have at home. First off when I used the sample I was having serious hair loss. Likely breakage because I was overdue for a trim and color. I was so overdue that I had about 4" of outgrowth. I was actually crying one night after seeing how much of my hair was falling out. I know health and medications can cause this but I was brushing my hair prior to washing and losing a ton of hair and then would go straight in and wash it and couldn't believe how much hair was in the drain. Very upsetting! I have thin, frizzy (must use product to tame it), naturally curly hair but always had a lot of it. Not so much now and I need to be very careful.

What didn't make sense to me is I have many good deep conditioners at home that my mom gave me and all of them are really good products and I was using the deep conditioners regularly to improve my hair. THE ONE THING I REACHED FOR ONE DAY WAS MY SAMPLES OF THIS PRODUCT. I was in total shock at seeing much less hair fall out after 1 use.

My experience was awesome: I 1st washed my hair and thought I grabbed the conditioner by accident and had to double check. (you know some conditioners will also foam up) Nope I was using the shampoo and my hair was feeling so silky soft and felt much better than my sulfate free shampoo and my Suave Moroccan Shampoo and I thought I was dreaming. (Trust me before getting ill I was able to buy any product I wanted to and I can say I have tried a huge variety of shampoo's, etc.) A shampoo that felt like a conditioner? I have never ever used any shampoo except one that I have ever really liked and the other one was the Kiwi Shampoo but had been out for a long time and budget is a concern. If you saw all the products I have at home between what I buy and my bf buys, well it wouldn't make sense to spend money and buy this product now but I had to have it. So I then used the conditioner and decided that I really needed to use the deep conditioner that was sent also. I left it on while I finished cleaning myself and then gently and lightly combed through before rinsing my hair. I decided to add my leave in and a bit of my hair oil mixed together and put that on my hair so I could blow dry my hair. My hair seemed to dry faster, looked healthier and far less frizz. I was really pleased and my hair looked so much better. Even the color which had faded on the ends looked much better.

So the next time I washed my hair I had a little bit of samples left. I finished using the product samples and had to add my other shampoo for the 1st wash and then used the Total 5. Used up all the conditioner but my hair is long so I added some more from another product. What is amazing is I used the sulfate free shampoo 1st for this wash and followed it up with the remaining shampoo from the sample. Soon as I started washing with the Total 5 I had left, my hair texture changed right away and it just felt so good and I gently just kept washing and touching my hair. What was a tighter mess suddenly felt again like I put a conditioner on my hair instead of the Total 5 shampoo.

For now this product is my Guru shampoo. I love love love it. I don't get out to the stores that often so I waited till I needed enough items to get free shipping and ordered like I said the Total 5 shampoo and conditioner. I couldn't stop thinking about the shampoo each time I washed my hair. I had since had it colored and trimmed and will be washing my hair later today with my Total 5. I'm so excited. I didn't really need the conditioner but it is the everyday conditioner and I don't need to deep moisturize every time I wash my hair and I don't like my everyday conditioner I have at home which is deep repair Wella conditioner. I also was thinking I may try to do a cowash with the conditioner just to see how it works on my hair and how my hair reacts, letting it dry natural with my curly hair. So that will be another review when I try it.

I simply can't stress enough how wonderful this shampoo is and how much I encourage others to try it. For me using the sample, I did not have any scalp reaction and if I do while using it now that I purchased a bottle of it I will update my review. I do have a very sensitive scalp. For those that had an issue with their scalp I encourage you to get some tea tree shampoo and conditioner to heal your scalp which should work very quickly. You can also buy an ointment with tea tree in it and rub it on your scalp and wash it out when you want to but give it time to absorb and heal.

LOL long review for a shampoo but again I have never used or have had a shampoo used on me that has ever felt this good on my hair. My 2nd favorite shampoo is still the Kiwi. I get the same shine, I feel it's gentle yet effective. When I styled it the 1st time I forgot to mention how well my hair behaved and how easy it was to style it just with a regular brush. Thanks Loreal, now don't go changing this product!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I did something yesterday I hadn't done in years - I repurchased a shampoo, and this was the one I rebought! Most of the time shampoos make my head itch, or they start making my hair feel stiff, or sticky or something but this one hasn't done that. It just leaves it clean but not stripped, shiny, and I can get a day between shampoos. I wish it didn't have quite so much fragrance in it, but it's not as bad as most, but still doesn't need to be there. I got a bonus size too - 25% more for $3.97. Can't beat that with a stick! This works better than *any* expensive shampoo I've ever used, and as long as it keeps working for me, I'll keep buying it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wish I could've liked this shampoo. It made my hair very dry. My hair isnt colored or anything but I do have dry ends. This shampoo made my hair worse :( even my scalp didn't feel clean


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Love it I baught it four times - going for some more afterwards, when I finish in a few months. It keeps the extra grease and oil out for a few days. I will shall buy again. I also love the commercial with Jennifer Lopez in it. Very advertising............. I don't believe it's a miracle worker or a miracle in a bottle, but thuis is my holy grail shampoo, after I used garnier fructisdamage eraser, I stopped due to this Loreal shampoo. My hair feels, soft, shiny, silky and healthy after each shower every other day.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have very fine hair that is damaged and prone to breakage from frequent coloring. Years ago I had used L'Oreals Vive hair care line which I loved. Never really gave the new line a chance, but I kept seeing rave reviews for the Total Repair 5 series. After two uses I am already noticing less breakage. The cleanses without stripping or over drying, a problem I have had with some shampoos.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Was not expecting to love this shampoo as much as I do! my hair is very fine and gets damaged easily (like really easily) therefore I'm prone to split ends and breakage...I've tried multiple split end mending syrums and repairing shampoos but they all either didn't work or left my hair feeling heavy and gross, but this one made my hair feel sooo smooth! I can definitely say it helps to repair your damaged hair...I still have split ends but that's just because I haven't been to the salon in forever. Also, if you're anything like me you won't want to blindly spend money on a shampoo not knowing how it will work for you...you can buy the travel size shampoo and conditioner at cvs for around $1.50 each :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Great shampoo. I have curly dry super-damaged hair (bleached 3 X, dyed w/box dyes 4 X) and the very first time I used this my hair was very soft and not crispy feeling. You could probably skip conditioner when pressed for time with no effect. Best drugstore shampoo ever.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was pretty disappointed by this shampoo (and more so by the accompanying conditioner). For years, I was a salon/ natural foods store hair product snob and didn't dabble to much in drugstore shampoos. And after sustaining some serious damage at a bad salon earlier this year, I intensified my search for the perfect shampoo and conditioner, preferably cruelty-free and with at least SOME natural ingredients. At this point, after spending hundreds of dollars and trying dozens of higher end products, my hair is healthier, but I attribute that more to time, supplements, and my diet than anything. So I was looking for a more cost-effective, easily accessible shampoo and conditioner combo for my dry, still-somewhat damaged hair. This is not it. I can't believe how drying this stuff is. After shampooing, I already had that uh-oh, my hair feels really dry sensation, so I slathered it with the accompanying conditioner. My the time I stepped out of the shower, I could literally tell my hair was dry, crunchy, wild, rough, etc. I doused it with a heavy dose of my Neuma detangler/ moisturizing spray (which is the most awesome product) just to salvage my hair for the day. I tried the combo again last night after working out, on second day hair (clearly dirty) and it acted like a clarifying shampoo, but too much so. I also lose more hair (than even usual) with this shampoo. It smells nice and it's cheap; that's about all the good I can say about it. Also, I bought the travel sizes and just FYI, the lids are impossible to open in the shower. I'm glad I bought the travel sizes though, because this would have been thrown away.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I adore this stuff, as well as the conditioner that goes with it. My hair is my crowning glory - it's halfway down my back and a weird mix of wavy/curly/straight and color-treated. I try to only wash 3x a week. Because of L'Oreal Total Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, I almost never need to deep condition anymore (I do a coconut oil hair mask every few months but that's it), and the only product I need to put in is Garnier Moroccan oil and maybe some root volumizer. It's never looked this good in my life, even when I was getting it highlighted every 6 weeks and using a dozen products. It's always silky, my spiraling waves look smooth like I curl them every day (all I do is air dry), frizz is minimal to none, and best of all, for the first time in my life my hair is SHINY. Plus, one bottle has lasted me 6 months!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This shampoo made my hair very soft without the conditioner (while in the shower). After I blow dry it it's very soft and with shine-BUT I have used this shampoo three times and I don't have sensitive skin BUT this made my scalp very itchy and noticed some mosquito like pink bumps in my scalp! :(
I tried to use something different than my renpure for a while-but I think I'll be going back and throwing this away...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.




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