I have naturally italian kinky curly hair that I blow out pretty often. I'm 34 years old and my hair started thinning this year. This cleansing conditioner leaves my hair super clean but soft and conditioned without weighing it down. I really think it is an excellent cleanser for curly or straight hair. The only negative thing I can say, which will not stop me from purchasing, is about the packaging. 1. I always have to purchase two bottles at a time because it only comes in one small size. Having said that, you don't need to purchase shampoo and conditioner since this product does both. Just lather into your scalp then comb through to the ends and let sit anywhere from 2-5 min and your hair is cleansed and conditioned. 2. Eight out of ten bottles I purchased had pumps that didnt work. Other than packaging which isn't a big deal at all I love, love, love this product.
I bought this because I have really dry (it suffered a rough bleaching/dying at the hands of my old hairdresser...), wavy hair, and this looked like it would be gentler than shampoo and really hydrating like conditioner, and good for enhancing my natural waves. For a few weeks it seemed to be an ok product, I didn't see any drastic change, my hair was still dry and brittle and became lifeless, which I blamed on a new hair oil at the time. But then I forgot it somewhere, so I used my old favorite (L'Oreal EverCreme Intense Nourishing Shampoo/Conditioner) and saw a HUGE difference! This product had continued to dry out my hair, didn't enhance my waves at all, and was leaving heavy residues on my hair! One use of my old stuff had my hair feeling softer, healthier, shinier, and lighter. Overall I don't recommend. Drying, leaves heavy residues, doesn't enhance natural texture, you ahve to pump it 8-10 times (like it says on the bottle, which is ridiculous already) to get enough product out, just not a good product.
I wanted to really love this product. I bought it because I'm going all natural with my hair- doing a lot of oiling, less washing, no harsh sulfates or silicones, and no heat. All of this because i am trying to grow out my hair. My hair is thin and on the more damaged and dry side. I bought this in the hopes that it would enhance my natural waves and be moisturizing, but I unfortunately had no such luck. I followed the instructions on the bottle (8 pumps a wash) and I ended up with limp, lifeless hair and no curls either! It also looked kind of stringy, kind of the way it looks when it's not very clean. I love a lot of L'Oreal's hair line, but not this one. The intense nourishing line and the Everstrong line is amazing!
I have very thin post-menopausal hair and will be on low dose chemo meds for life and have been looking for a kind shampoo for my hair. After scouring QVC, Sephora, Ulta etc. and most of the high end salons this is what I am down to and I love it. The trick is to wash your hair with plenty of it and leave it on for a minute or two, rub through again and then rinse thoroughly. It takes about 4-5 washes before you notice a difference and after that you may never buy anything else. I would suggest that after a month or so of build up that you shampoo with Nizoral and leave that on scalp for about 5 minutes to slough off any pore blockage. My hair is slowly starting to grow and improve and some of the sparse patches are filling in.
I love this stuff! It's very gently cleansing and conditioning--I don't use it if my hair is particularly dirty or I have a ton of styling products in it, but if you want something gentle and not stripping for days when you just want your hair to feel clean and moisturized this is excellent. I do still use a separate conditioner just on the tips of my hair.
I wanted to really like this conditioner, but I couldn't. My scalp has been more oily than usual this year and this stuff didn't help my hair out at all. The first day went pretty well, but my hair was pretty clean. Second time I used it my hair was a bit more oily and this didn't help. I felt residue in my hair when my hair dried.
What I also didn't like about this was the smell. It's a really strong smell and I find it a bit unpleasant to me. If this product worked better I would just suck it up, but I really hate this smell.
The price is pretty cheap even though you'll go through it like crazy since the bottle is kind of small. It also didn't strip out my purple in my hair so that was a nice plus too. As for the curl part? I didn't notice any different in my curls using this product. I was so hopeful too.
I love this cleansing conditioner! My hair feels so healthy and it is sulphate/silicone free which is great. I have used another cleansing conditioner that costs twice as much and I really do think l'oreal works just as well. I have used it with the leave in conditioner and my waves look great and frizz free even in the heat and humidity of summer.
I have used the EverCreme cleansing conditioner in the past and liked its effect on my hair but the scent was really, really strong....a kinda of overly sweet, musky vanilla. That was fine in the Winter but not something I wanted for the warmer weather. I have naturally curly hair so I was excited to see the EverCurl line come out. I've also been trying to stay away from sulfates and alcohols since my hair is also long and I didn't to dry it out. The less damage the better! The EverCurl line has a scent that I can only describe as "beachy-fresh". Something in the scent reminds me of being on the beach near the ocean but its not a overly tropical, suntan lotion scent, if that makes sense. The product itself is very similar in feel, application and results to their EverCreme verson. I also work it into my hair in sections, really massage it into the scalp and then down the length of my hair and then use a wide tooth comb to comb it through. They say to leave it on for 1-2 minutes but I usually leave it on a bit longer. My hair is not only very long and very curly but its fine in texture even though I have a lot of it. This product, like the EverCreme, cleaned my hair and scalp without weighing it down and it definitely feels clean, soft and healthy after using it. My only real issue with this product and the EverCreme is the packaging. They should make larger bottles and they really need to work on the pump as it just doesn't give out enough product. Other than that, its great. One thing to pass along that I've noticed since switching to sulfate free- I used to get an itchy, irritated spot right on the top of my head that would give off a little dandruff. This has cleared up completely since I switched. My hairstylist also told me last visit that my ends are the healthiest she's seen them....and I tend to not get trims as regularly as I should. LOL
After having success with the Evercreme version, I decided to give this a whirl as I enjoy trying new cleansing conditioners. It works almost the same as the Evercreme version too, but is a tad more moisturizing. It makes my hair feel clean without being greasy or dulling. My curls were more bouncy at the nape which is hard to do and my hair was soft to the touch. It has good slip and my hair air-dried less frizzy. Some tricks I learned when using cleansing conditioners: Work in sections, really work it into the scalp and spread any remainder conditioner to the ends and work it in there being gentle as possible. Add more conditioner if needed. Let it sit for the recommended time (I can't stress this enough) and then rinse. I don't expect this to remove heavy styling products (I like to use a clarifier for that) but it is perfect for days when I don't feel like shampooing my hair. It has a creamy consistency and smells very nice too. The only gripe I have about this is that I use quite a lot for my thick 3b hair and so the amount you get doesn't justify the price ($8.99 at my local Walgreens). Also the pump doesn't really produce a lot of product so I have a good workout each time pumping to get the amount I need for my hair which can be good or bad for some people. My V05 and Suave conditioners are cheaper and easier to use, but this does a good job conditioning my curls. I would buy again.
This is possibly the best hair product I have ever tried.
I got this because I have put myself on a sulfate-free hair diet. The reason for that is that my hair keeps getting more and more dry and frizzy even though I was using top-shelf products. My age (43) could be a factor, I should add. I also dye my hair, but I have done that most of my life.
About two months ago I tried to quit using hair products containing sulfates and also silicones. The reason for the latter is that you supposedly need sulfates to get rid of silicones in your hair, so I stopped using both.
First I started using one of the L'Oreal sulfate-free shampoos. It worked pretty well, but I had to look for a product to add gloss and moisture to my hair after washing and conditioning. I started using L'Oreal EverCurl Silk& Gloss, and I really like it (I reviewed that also). Since I just recently started getting wavy hair I was looking to try more of the EverCurl products. Enter L'Oreal EverCurl Hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner:
From what I understand this is founded on the same principles as the Wen products; you don't have to add harsh, oil-stripping shampoos to clean your hair. I have hair just below my shoulders, and usually use around fifteen pumps of this every time I wash my hair. I work it through my hair, and although it doesn't really produce a lather, it feels like it cleans my hair. Since it is a shampoo and conditioner in one, this is all I need.
I then use a banana clip and pile it on top of my hair for a couple of minutes. It rinses out pretty easily, and I immediately feel that my hair is moisturized, healthy and clean.
My hair is the most shiny and bouncy it has ever been. I highly recommend this to anyone, although it may not work as well if your hair gets greasy really quickly.