L'Oreal • Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Hair Treatment • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am on a search for a new shampoo & conditioner after Redken All Soft's formula was dramatically altered at the beginning of 2012 (they took out avocado oil and put in argan oil, and my hair does not do well with that new formula).
In the last month, I have tried quite a number of other brands' "moisturizing" shampoos/conditioners - with no luck. (My reviews of some of the other product lines that I've tried recently can be found in my MUA profile.)
My experience of L'Oreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Shampoo and the matching Conditioner/Treatment/Creme (which have different listings on MUA, but appear to be the very same thing):
The day of the first wash with the Nature's Therapy, my hair looked great - shiny, smoothed down, but not lank or dark -- it was on a par with how the All Soft made it look. It did not make my hair feel as soft as the All Soft had made it feel, though - it felt a little stiff. At bedtime, the top two inches of my hair appeared somewhat oily, but I do have oily hair and this happens sometimes. I was really hoping that this could be a workable replacement for the old All Soft products.
The next day, in the first few hours after the second wash, my hair seemed fine... it had some volume, it was again smooth and shiny. I became even more optimistic that I'd found a shampoo/conditioner that would work okay for me. However, at the end of that day, my hair looked and felt like it had been dipped in plastic - it was definitely coated. My scalp oil was on overdrive, with a huge oil slick at the top of my hair. There were multiple pimples forming on my scalp.
These products are WAY too coating for my hair -- which is no surprise, since they are designed for hair that needs extreme help.
The heavy moisturization offered by L'Oreal Nature's Therapy would be perfect for very damaged hair, coarse hair, etc.
I think they are good products that do what they claim to do. I would give them 4 out of 5 stars in general, but for me personally, I'll have to give it 1 star.
My hair does appear to need a certain kind of high-moisturization.
It's also very reactive to tiny differences in shampoos - slightly more oil than it likes makes it go lank, limp, dark, frizzy and static-y; slightly more protein than it likes makes the strands permanently curl up or get crazy permanent kinks in them - and then break off a few days later; slightly more silicones than it likes makes it feel stiff and rough, and look like it has been sprayed with clear glossy spraypaint.
I have a decent idea about silicones and proteins and oils, but I don't have a chemistry degree, so I'm not exactly sure what ingredients I need to be searching for!
If anyone here can explain to me specifically what chemical ingredients it sounds like my hair likes/dislikes, or if anyone knows of a currently-sold shampoo/conditioner that are similar to the discontinued old-formula Redken All Soft, please leave me a message here at MUA.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I'm really suprised about this product, I bought it knowing that the ingredients (behetrimonium chloride) would more than likely build up on my hair as I've seen it with Aveeno Nourish Leave in Conditioner, John Friedas go blonder Conditioner and Garnier Pure Clean conditioner.
It doesn't build up on my hair, not even after 1 month STRAIGHT of usage. Yay right? I think the biggest cons is the packaging, its kinda hard to scoop it out of the container while your showering.
But for the most part, it does seem to moisturize my hair really well despite the cone thats in it, and it gives my hair a really nice slip to it which I love. I have really fine thin hair and it doesn't even make it heavy or anything. The smell is fine, I don't think its bad, it is a kind of a green apple smell. Overall its a pretty good product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have extremely damaged hair. I bleached it 3 times in 2 days to get it from dyed black to blonde so I could dye it read. After I was done my bottom layer broke off about 5 inches. So after that I packed up my hair tools and went out and bought several hair treatments and better conditioners. I found this at sally's and its great! It's greatly moisturized my hair since all the damage happened. It's about $12 and it's a decent sized tub. (which some people may not be to fond of) But I found it easy to use because I can control the amount better than with a bottle. It also leaves a nice, light scent in your hair. I use it almost everyday as a conditioner for extra conditioning and it seems to work well for my thin hair. Overall a great product that I will repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really don't want to bring the rating down, but I don't get the hype.
Wonderful slip while in she shower, but it did not moisturize my hair at all! i even left it on as a mask for over an hour and nothing. The scent was very sharp and artificial.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This.stuff.is.fabulous! I have Type III-IV AA natural hair that I color at home. I wash and wear my hair 98% of the time, only blow drying on rare occasions. Since the weather is cool where I live (for now), I decided I wanted to blow dry and flat iron but my hair has been somewhat dry lately. Thanks to reviews here I decided to give this product a try. I applied it after washing and put a plastic cap on. I rinsed it out after 30 minutes and was immediately impressed. I was further wowed after blow drying. My hair feels, quite frankly, like it's freshly relaxed. It is soft and full of body. No doubt I would repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE this conditioner. I had smooth glossy locks my whole life until I moved to a city with extremely hard water. My hair and skin quickly became lackluster. Based off of reviews I read here, I headed to Sally Beauty Supply about 5 years ago and have used this stuff until a couple of months ago. Despite daily compliments on how healthy and shiny my hair was, I was lured by a new delicious-smelling deep conditioner. A month later my hair was a dry, brittle, tangled mess. I finally picked up a new jar of this and IMMEDIATELY my hair was back to it's soft, shiny, manageable self.
I have to mention that I do not use this as a treatment. I use it as my regular conditioner. For those who may not have success using it as a treatment, you might want to give this a try for a couple of weeks. It is a little heavy...stringy bangs by day two, but nothing a little dry shampoo can't fix!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I may be one of the only reviewers who thinks that this doesn't live up to the hype. It's alright, smells like artificial green apples yuck, but it does moisturize and give slip to hair in the shower, but that's where it ends for me. After i get out of the shower and gently towel dry my hair, it's just as dry as before i stepped into the shower, i like joico moisture recovery dish and the IH better.
Update: Even tried this as a 2 hour mask, still just as dry as before. disappointed by this. It just gives initial slip and easy to comb through at first, then the effect disappears
Found out that there's isopropyl alcohol in here (that's rubbing alcohol iirc) no idea what it's doing in here but it's probably not good for my hair , maybe that explains my underwhelming experience
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just want to point out the that current "most helpful" review is not exactly correct in their comparison to Keratase Masquintense.
Here are the *actual* ingredients to masquintense:
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Trideceth-6, Glyceryl Linoleate, Helianthus annuus/Sunflower Seed Oil, Glyceryl Oleate, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Cintronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Geraniol, Safflower Glucoside, Glyceryl Linolenate, Parfum/Fragrance
As you can see, it is different from what the other reviewer put up. She may have gotten rid of the different ingredients in order to show that they do share some of the same ingredients. That is true, but the ingredients that are *different* is just as important.
For example, Keratase's mask has *proteins* like hydrolized wheat protein that L'Oreal does not have. Why is this important? Because, if you are prone to getting protein overload, you probably shouldn't use Masquintense (it could worsen your problem), but you *can* use this mask.
After all, most conditioners and hair masks are probably made from similar bases, BUT their active ingredients are often different. Hope this helps people who are looking for dupes in the hair care market.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Hello soft and healthy hair! Wow, this stuff is awesome. I have pretty dry, damaged hair. I'v done a number to it over the years and continue to use heat styling tools on it. I know, I know. Anyways, I did a protein treatment and followed up with this and couldn't believe how soft my hair is. I left in for a long time. I usually put in a deep conditioner and do a bit of sunday cleaning and rinse after i'm done with everything. I would give this a try! why waste money when you have a huge tub of this stuff waiting for you at Sally's? I spent $11 on the large tub during a sale. It's usually $14.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite DC of all time, this works much better the the keratase hair mask. and is very cheap
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is my favorite deep conditioning treatment of all time. I've tried lots (some being L'Oreal Evercreme deep treatment, Feria After Color treatment, Redken All Soft Heavy Cream, Aussie 3 minute Miracle, Neutrogena Triple Moisture mask, L'Oreal Eversleek deep conditioner, Pantene Lengths mask, Biolage Balm, It's a 10 mask, etc etc etc etc) and this makes my hair the smoothest, silkiest, healthiest looking and feeling hair I can possibly have. I have used it with heat for an hour or just as a quick 5 minute treatment, and I love that I don't need to have it on for an hour with heat to make it work to it's fullest potential. For myself, 5 minutes is plenty of time for this to work perfectly. I only have 2 complaints- it takes an extra minute to completely rinse out and also I wish it was in a squeeze tube because that tub get a little awkward to handle in the throes of my hair routine. Other than that, it's perfect and I've repurchased and recommended this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
i go between this and aussie deeep. i use this once in a while when my long blonde hair is super dry and out of control. is is pretty heavy for me but it does bring my hair back to life. i do like aussie deeep a bit better because i think it moisterizes better than this and its not heavy at all and i can use it every day. this is good tho. i think its kinda pricy for what it is tho. this is 13 bucks and for 20 you can guy redkin real contorl cream at cvs in a huge tube.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Fantastic deep conditioning treatment on a budget. I have been loyal to Biolage Conditioning Balm for years and must say this is just as good. It doesn't contain any protein, which makes it great to use after protein treatment (such as Aphogee or K-pak). The smell isn't bad, reminds me of apples. It does contain some 'cones (amodimethicone if i recall correctly) but that one isn't a particularly heavy cone and doesn't bother me in the least bit. I would highly recommend this to anyone with dry, processed, damaged, or colored hair. And for amazing results, throw on a shower cap and apply heat using blow dryer for 10-15 mins. Leaves my hair feeling like silk! Amazing stuff, highly recommended and will definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The treatment does leave your hair soft as do most conditioners but it's not a miracle product. I have treated hair that is dry and damaged. I left this on for over 5 minutes to see the full effect. It's an OKAY treatment. I'll keep trying. This isn't the one for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have used about a million hair treatments from dirt cheap to really expensive and this is by far the most moisterising of them all. I am seriously impressed. Leaves my hair soft and shiny. Will never use anything else. Defintely an HG.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I've used this off and on for years, and I started using it again recently because I don't take the time to blowdry my hair, which means it has to dry naturally, which also usually means frizzy, wavy/curly, uneven hair.
This product is highly emollient and feels quite slippery, and I only need a little for my fine, below-the-shoulders hair. My hair shines a lot more when I use this, and it feels more sleek and smooth, so my curls look more uniform and soft. However, this conditioner also seems to build up on my hair if used every day.
The biggest problem is that it causes my back to break out, though my back usually has no blemishes. It's a bother having to take extra time to make sure my back is squeaky clean after I've already conditioned my hair. But for the price and results, I'd recommend this conditioner to those with dry or wavy/curly hair in need of moisture.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
All the reviews are true! Why does my hair feel better after I used this then before I bleached my hair three times in a month? I don't know but I love this stuff!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This stuff is great! I got it today based on the good reviews here, for my thin, aging, dry, breaking, stringy hair. I am also on chemo which has added to the hair disaster. I used it tonight and already my hair looks SO much healthier and shiny. It feels great! I will use it three times a week and am confident it will look even better. This is far better than oil treatments. I am amazed. I keep looking in the mirror and double taking. My hair has not shined like this in years! I got it at Sally's and it was about $13, but the jar is pretty big, and since I have so little hair it will go a long way. I'd gladly pay double that if I had to.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Wonderful for my very damaged, very fine hair. I can use it two to three times a week without it being completely weighed down. It really helps the damage I've done to my hair. Smells tropical, fruity and delicious, mostly like green apples (but tropical).
CONS: The only one I can think of is that it's not in any of my grocery or drug stores. I find mine at Sally's Beauty Supply.
APPLICATION TIPS: I like to towel dry my ends first so that I can get the full benefit of this. It says you can also apply moderate heat to help it work even better.
ALTERNATES: They have a strengthening version of this too, called "Mega Strength" which is wonderful. There is a shampoo in this line that is great for those who like a gentle but still cleansing shampoo.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Did absolutely nothing for my long hair that is dry on the ends. Now using Ojon instead and I love it! (Sometimes you get what you pay for.)