I would call this an average, run-of-the-mill shampoo. I don't use L'Oreal products that often, I don't love or hate them. Generally I use TRESemme for the most part. This shampoo lathers well and I like the smell. I found that it cleaned my hair quite well. I usually wash my hair every single day, but with this shampoo I found sometimes I could skip a day, which is a plus. I feel like washing my hair every day is excessive, but often need to because the roots become so greasy. One small thing-toward the end of the bottle I placed it upside down so as to have the product readily come out the next use--and I found water would collect within the cap. (I know that sounds odd, but you can see what I'm talking about if you own this!) As far as the 'repairing' aspect, I wouldn't say I noticed any lesser damage to my hair. My hair is extremely long, so the ends are usually a bit dry anyway. This did not help or hurt them. I would buy this product again if it were on sale, but would not go out of my way to purchase at full price again.
Shampoo lathers well, and the smell is nice, but I didn't like how my hair looked when it dried. The shampoo didn't dry out my this asian black hair but it didn't seem to hydrate it all that much either. My hair was hard to style after using this, it seemed heavy and limp near my scalp. I will not be repurchasing.
The Shampoo in the Total Repair 5 line is my favorite product in the whole line. It's very gentle and leaves my hair so soft without any build up. It cleans my hair really well, it never leaves my roots greasy.. But somehow manages to leave my hair really, really soft! Two thumbs up on this shampoo =)
This shampoo is good for the hair but terrible for the skin. I believe it is the ceramide in it that causes me to break out. I had used ceamide in the past and had broken me out. I have very sensitive, allergy prone skin. It does however leave the hair untangled and soft. It also feels "repairing". It does not over-cleanse the scalp nor the hair.
Got samples of the poo, cond. and mask. The shampoo/cond. made my hair look and feel totally healthy, full of volume and super shiny. The only downfall??? It made my scalp super itchy to the point that I won't even consider using up the samples, it was that bad :( I would still recommend this though if you do not have a sensitive scalp. This line would have seriously been an HG contender for me if it wasn't for the sensitivity issue. Totally sucks!
It has a good smell. I'm usually sold with the smell first then I check what it will do for my hair. I like to rotate my hair care because after a while it stops working. So I bought this.... and I wish I would have saved the receipt. It made my hair super oily. My hair is normal and curly. I had to wash my hair everyday with this product. Now I know.....
I am not sure what the difference is between this product and other drugstore shampoos that claim much less in results. Having said that, this did not do any repair or improvement. I ended up returning it and in fact, it made me really mad that L'Oreal could really deceive the consumers by trying to sell this and the conditioner under the Total Repair concept. I would not recommend this at all.
WIsh there was a "Maybe" for Would you buy this product again...because MAYBE I would buy this line. I do get a sense that it is helping to slowly correct some of the damage to my hair from coloring and heat styling. But is it AHHHHmazing? Meh.
First of all, the smell of this shampoo (& the conditioner) is really strong & it doesn't go away until the next time I wash my hair. I don't l like that. Secondly, every time I shampoo, I can see my hair color getting washed down the drain. I don't like that either.
This shampoo lathers up nicely, that's the one good thing I can say. I've always used the matching conditioner after & even though my hair is pretty shiny, it's oddly frizzy. I say it's odd because I bought this for my aunt specifically to fight frizz. My long hair has a halo of frizz to it after I use these so, no, I will not repurchase.
I was so excited to try out this new line from L'Oreal. I'm a sucker for advertising, and I really like Lea Michele. I bought the shampoo, conditioner, and damage-erasing balm. I'm sorry to say I completely regret my purchases. These products were absolutely HORRIBLE for my hair! My hair looked so frizzy and damaged after using them. Straw is probably softer and shinier than how my hair felt and looked after using these products! I was shocked at how bad they were. I'm a huge fan of L'Oreal's Kerastase and Professionals lines. They are a lot more expensive than the Advanced Haircare line, but now I know why. I guess you really do get when you pay for when it comes to L'Oreal products.