L'Oreal • Professionnel Serie Expert intense repair Masque • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Other
I have had really damaged hair from bleach lately. I also have curly hair (yipes!).. So my review of this product is that it's not the best, and it is certainly not the worst I've used. I don't like the fact that it has glycerine in it. Admittedly, that's a personal preference. From what I've read about glycerine, it's a cheap moisturizing ingredient but it pulls moisture out of the inner part of the hair shaft and leaves it closer to the surface. It doesn't impart moisture, if that makes sense. It's hard to find conditioning products without glycerine in them, but those I have found seem to be very focused on prime ingredients and they work really well. Alterna has one or two without glycerine and Kenra has a few as well. There used to be a line at whole foods with an amazing conditioner but they don't carry it anymore..
Compared to my all-time favorite HG Kenra conditioner (that has recently been reformulated so I'm not sure it's as good as it used to be), this conditioner doesn't hold a candle to the Kenra. But it certainly is better than a lot out there. Those looking for a lot of moisture, I recommend you look at Kenra products.. I've tried everything out there - organic lines, salon lines, etc. Alterna, Kerastase, Ojon, Crede, Kevin Murphy, L'Oreal professional, Phyto, Aveda, Leonor Greyl, Carol's Daughter.. a lot, basically..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I wrote another review on the Absolute Repair masque as I have used them both interchangeably and I love them! They brought my hair back to life after a few hair fiascos and I have been using them for over 8 years now, once a week. LOVE LOVE LOVE! As for the packaging, it allows you to use every last drop! I don't mind the tub and actually prefer it to the tubes or bottles. A little goes a long way, use it on towel-dried hair as it will be absorbed better, and you don't need to put it on the roots. Rinse it out really well otherwise it can weigh hair down, but so can any product that is used incorrectly. For anyone who bleaches their hair, this is THE HG of all conditioners!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my new love - L'oreal professional! Oh God I have no idea why I was so hesitant to buy this product at first... If you have dry, damaged or porous hair - don't panic! Just try Loreal! Loreal professional intense repair is for dry hair. For very dry and damaged they also carry loreal Absolute Repair Line: http://www.fashionandbeautystore.com/loreal.html which is great as well.
I use this mask and also I have purchased Loreal powerdose treatment for dry and damaged hair and let me tell you - wow, this is a miracle product! After just couple of uses Loreal left my hair silky and shiny, detangled and looking so much healthier!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I just began using this product, but I've already noticed a difference in the overall health of my hair. I was suffering from dry, damaged hair (some breakage) due to too many chemicals used in a short period of time (bad dye job, toners, corrective color). I was recommended this product by a beautician during a consultation. She said this particular product would provide both hydration and moisture. I went to my local Harmon store and purchase it there (saved a few bucks). I knew the price was a bit steep, but was desperate to revive my hair. This product definitely did it! I did not weigh my hair down at all, and I actually saw shine in it! Do not need to use a lot of product to get results either. I guess you get what you pay for. I've tried tooo many conditioners/masques to mention, but this one is THE BEST! (no complaint about the container-it makes it easier to get the last little bit out when it's almost empty)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: This definitely fades color if you dye your hair. I dyed my hair 9 months ago ( a sunny vacation bleached my hair and I dyed it darker to match my roots) and the dyed part of my hair is back to it's original color. I take one lippie off for this. Still happy with the moisturizing effects though.
UPDATE 2: Ive used this for over three months now together with the shampoo and the 500ml has lasted me a long time, I still have 1/4 left. It has changed my hair. Before I started using this my hair was always flat and dull. A few hours after blow drying it went back to its boring self. Now I dont blow dry. If I wash my hair before going to bed it looks great in the morning. I have volume now. This is the first time I've used a high end hair mask and shampoo for an extended period so I can't compare it to others (except for Matrix shmapoos which all suck). I don't thing it would work as well without the intense repair shampoo. Only downside: Hair gets greasy 2nd day.
I will never use anything other than this again (except for Dr Hauschka Neem Hair Oil now and then). I cannot stop looking at my hair in the mirror. I have to touch it all the time. For the first time my hair is shiny.
I have thin, dry hair that lays flat on my head. I've tried most shampoos and conditioners out there. Moisturizing, volumizing etc. They just don't work.
After reading good reviews here I decided to try the Intense repair shampoo and masque.
The first time I used this I had tons of product in my hair like root lifter mousse, shine spray, hair spray and shine serum. It was very dirty, I hadn't washed it for three days.
I used 1,5 pumps of shampoo (the 500ml bottle). Then I towel dried my hair and used a tiny amount of the masque. About a third of the amount I usually need when using drugstore masques, I could feel this was enough for my hair. After 3 minutes i rinsed, and you know that feeling when you think there's product left in your hair and you keep rinsing even though there's none left? That's what happened. My hair felt too smooth and thick.
I let my hair dry on its own. It has shine, volume, is smooth and I just love love love it. My haircut finally shows, the layered ends come out very nicely.
Hair smells clean, but not melon like the product itself does (which is good cause I don't like the artificial melon smell).
I didn't realize how dry my hair was until I used this masque. I'm so happy I tried it. Well worth the money!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This treatment is so nice.... It will make your hair frizz free!
I use it on the days when i blowdry my hair and it makes it so soft that you do not have to use a straightner!
I still want to try absolut repair and masquintense, but so far for me this Intense repair is the best!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
OMG!! this product literally saved my hair. Before using the masque my hair was drier than usual, i had split ends and my hair was just feeling dull even though i dont colour it but i think it might have been because of the sun. I really love the scent which is good because i don't like putting things in my hair that don't smell good. I live in Australia and it costs $30.50 for 200ml. This is the first hair product that i put in my hair/makeup bag when I'm travelling. I absolutely love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
At the beginning i havent noticed a big difference. I would give it 4 stars, After a few weeks of using this masque I noticed that I forgot about my old problem - loosing lots of hair. Hair was on the barthroom floor, on my clothes, on my pillow. I thought it was normal amount of hair every person loose but after using this masque I realised that it was abnormal. I do not loose my hair anymore in such amount and I have also noticed a lot of new strands of hair. which makes my hair more fuller and lush. I recommend this product to anyone who is loosing their hair. GREAT PRODUCT!!! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I rebonded my hair with a hairdresser that I had never tried before--I was lured in by the sale--which was a terible mistake. After he finished straightening my hair, I had to cut a good portion of it off because it was so fried. The remaining hair was completely fried, dry as straw. After a few days, I went to a hairdresser that I had been to a few times before to seek help. She recommended this product to me, and after the first treatment, I was amazed. I went into the shop with dry straw, and I came out with hair. I came back for a few more treatments, and ended up buying my own tub. In one month, my hair is healthy and managable once again. I live in Thailand and it only costs 3 u.s. dollars for me to get my hair washed and styled by professionals, so I am not sure about how difficult it is to wash out of the hair itself, but the results are excellent. I have my hairdresser put it on my hair and leave it for about 10-20 minutes, depending on how much time I have, and then rinse. Afterwards, she blow dries and styles my hair for me, and it looks great. My hair is shiny and smooth, without any unwanted fullness or frizz. I swear by this mask, it has saved my hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
GREAT STUFF. I have heavily foiled hair (blonde) & this makes a big difference in the condition of it. I sometimes use it just as a regular conditioner b/c I don't find it super heavy. I hate the jar, though b/c I hate having to mess around w/opening it while I'm in the shower. It has a little bit of protein in it (wheat) but it is toward the bottom of the ingredient list. The small amount doesn't seem to bother my hair at all (my hair is extremely protein sensitive). It's funny b/c the Absolut Repair mask has no protein listed on the label but that one is supposed to be more repairative for the hair (my hair likes the Intense Repair better than that one). Intense Repair leaves the hair super silky soft & moisturized. Just as good-if not better-than Kerastasse Masque Intense & WAAYYY better priced.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This conditioner restored my hair. My hair was becoming damaged from the bleaching and using cheap products. My stylist noticed I was using cheap products and switched me to this line of shampoo and conditioner. They both have protein to help repair your hair. After a month or two of using Intense repair, my hair is very healthy. I will not switch back to cheap drugstore hair products again! When I use this with the Bumble and Bumble spray on Tonic after, I can comb through my long hair easily.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was surprised to read that some find this too greasy. It does say to rinse it out carefully, and you really do need to rinse it out thoroughly. I actually use it ON my scalp, to treat my dandruff - I rub it in and brush my hair fairly vigorously, then leave in on for 10 minutes. Then rinse, and shampoo with the intense repair cuti liss system shampoo. Then I apply the conditioner again and leave on for an additional 2 minutes, and rinse thoroughly. I've been very pleased, as before I've always been plagued by an oily itchy flaky scalp and dry hair, and now it is much more balanced and I can go up to 3 days without washing my hair and my scalp doesn't get that 'sick' smell it used to.
Then again, my hair dresser says that I have the hair that everyone wants, but doesn't have - thick, full and tons of body. Perhaps those with fine hair would find it too greasy. But this entire line is now my HG.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Absolutely love this item! Great for people who have really dry hair or need more moisture. This is definitely not a conditioner you can just slap it in your head. Since it's very concentrated and very heavy, and like all other conditioners, you can't put this on your scalp. You just need a little bit on ends and go up the hair and just leave it on a few minutes, if your hair is really thick, leave it on for five minutes. Make sure to rinse off really well and your hair will feel ten times better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Love it!! I have long wavy thick highlighted hair. This mask leaves my hair smooth, strong, shiny and heavy on a good way. Doesn't make my hair greasy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have very long, thick, somewhat wavy hair, down to the waist. I like to wear it like the 70's actresses, with lots of volume and va-va-voom. So I blow dry, flat iron, a bit of spray and backcombing. And, I do dye my hair, yes. So it takes a lot of abuse. I went to a salon and asked what deep conditioner would be good for me, and they recommended that. At first, I thought yeah right...probably the same as drugstore stuff, only named slightly differently and stuck on these salon shelves for triple and quadruple the price. But, I must say I was pleasantly wrong. This stuff is great! Not greasy at all. But makes my hair super soft and shiny and manageable. The flat iron just slips through like magic. And I get compliments on my hair every day, so it must be doing something good! I highly recommend it. :D
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is truly beautiful stuff. I have very long, naturally curly hair that I let air dry only, so I don't have the kind of damage people get from heat, however we all need a boost now and then. My hair was getting to be a bit lifeless and dry (and of course it's already super thick and somewhat coarse if the right hair products are not used). My hair can get super frizzy and dry and if you go long enough without ever pampering your hair with some form of home treatment, your hair will rebel and go on strike as mine did.
Life is not easy for those of us that do not use hair treatments on a regular basis because you could be looking up treatment reviews for days and still be left with a huge question mark. I had heard many great things about L'Oreal's professional hair products and this masque in particular. I was about to get some outrageously priced Joico paks, but then I decided to go with the great reviews on this one (and in other places because people seem love this particular product all over). CosmeticMagic is the most reliable and seems to always have the best prices, so I took a look and was thrilled to see that they carried this (my jar cost me $23.00).
I see what people mean with all the Kerastase comparisons, because they use almost identical formula's only L'Oreal is much cheaper and actually more effective in some cases. This has a pleasant scent (though I was not in love like I have been with some scented hair products), but oh the end result was glorious! Now this is one powerful hair masque! It literally transformed my hair and I do not exaggerate when I say this. I used the exact same routine I always do with this being the only difference and my hair looked like it belonged to someone else! It was perfectly behaved, well mannered and acting like a frizz free, soft, beautiful head of hair that I had always dreamed of! Long luxurious curls that were totally tamed and well defined with no frizz and no flyaways! It was love at first sight for me. I will continue to buy this product and use it weekly. Love love love this stuff!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
I Love this stuff! Im so happy I dont have to buy Kerastase anymore, it works just as good-maybe better! I wish I knew about this a long time ago. I like the smell of this better as well, and if it saves me a lot more money than Im all for this product! L'Oreal made Kerastase, so it makes perfect sense.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I was recommended this when i changed salons. I like to change my hair colour often and my hair was very dry and damaged. I use this once a week and my hair has improved so much. I have long hair and one tub will last me for 3-4 months as i only need a small amount.
I am onto my second tub now and as im going blonde i use it twice a week to really give my hair moisture as we know how damaging bleach is!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used this with the shampoo and think its wonderful! It smells delicious and works so much better than Kerastase masks. My hair is thick and dry but is so much silkier due to this. I apply this in the shower, leave a few moments, comb through, then put a shower cap on for ten minutes. I rinse under cool water while combing hair gently. No more tangles, hair is glossy and so soft.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
It is a great treatment, hair left soft and shiny! Do not make hair oily. Liked it very much!