|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Thumbs way up. I was a seriously committed Wen user, but then I came across this product and wondered whether it could be true-- that a L'Oreal (read: drugstore) product at this price could give me comparable results. I read some mixed reviews on the Interwebs, some raving, some scathing. So I was skeptical, as you've got to be as a beauty addict-- but emerged a believer! I've left the Wen camp-- which is why I'm compelled to write this review.
This product gave me the results of Wen for a fraction of the cost. Also, I don't feel pressured to use like handfuls of product like I did with Wen; this product is more "intuitive"-- just saturate and massage and be free of Chaz Dean's voice in your head saying "use 15 pumps per section" etc. (Actually as a general rule, I don't think anyone should think of Mr. Dean, or any stylist, in the shower, but things happen.)
Anyway, my hair is long and thin, with a fair amount of color treatment- I fool around with color a few times a year. Though I try to be gentle with my hair (I'm really trying to get it super long), of course I get split ends like crazy. And it's really hard for me to blowdry my long fine hair without it turning all flat-but-poofy and lank. So, I like stuff that can air dry so I don't have to fuss for an hour, and still look shiny. That's what Wen did for me, but weirdly it's sort of stopped working as well.
Enter L'Oreal. I used a fair amount (yeah the pump is lame, LOL) but it is much lighter, more like lotion, whereas Wen is like cream. So I followed the inevitably funky Cleansing Conditioner instructions, washed it out, and let my hair air dry like I might with Wen. Results: fabulous. I use less product, spend like a million dollars less, and my hair feels better than Wen-- it gives my hair shine and VOLUME, which is like unheard of for me (I've sort of resigned myself to matte beach waves, thinking I could never achieve that sexy glossy look).
So basically-- yeah try it, Wen peeps, it's worth the $7.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this product 3 days ago. First off, the smell is HORRENDOUS and I'am NOT easily offended by scents. 'Horrendous' can mean a broad range of things so let me clarify because the reason I waited so long to review this product is because I KNEW I had smelled this same awful scent elsewhere and it hit me this morning whilst I was rubbing it into my head for the 2nd time.....Acrylic nail powder when you mix it with the gel. OMG! that was EXACTLY it. My sis used to use me as a guinea pig for her nail projects and she was testing out acrylics and I nearly retched. Chemical nastiness. Makes me wonder what is in this stuff that makes it smell so gosh awful. That's what the 3 star rating is about.
Anywho, that being said, I like it!! I like it enough to endure the scent, which mercifully dissipates once you wash it out and as one poster above mentioned, how very strange it is that the scent intensifies when you get it out of the bottle. Don't know what that's about.
I have wavy waist length hair that despite being thick and wiry enough to tangle up a weed whacker is VERY temperamental and easily weighed down by oils and things. It happens to be pretty dry at the moment and I'am using John Friedas brilliant brunette glaze that I believe dries the bejeezus out of your hair so to protect it, I use this stuff first.
It cost me $7 a bottle at CVS which I could probably get a little cheaper elsewhere but I was there and I had LOVED the regular conditioner in the same line and thought I would give this a go. I wouldn't use it all the time because I can tell it would build up and make my scalp itch like crazy but for the times when I have over-stripped my hair with clarifying shampoos and stuff, I will reach for this. I have a LOT of hair so at bout 20 pumps a wash, this isn't something I would want to use everyday anyway.
Last but not least, the bottle....It doesn't irk me too bad but I can see how other gals would find this 1/4 teaspoon dispensary very annoying, but like I said, I have TONS of hair and I think the product does what I want it to to the point where I can overlook that.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love, love, love this stuff. I have curly hair with a combination of coarse and fine hair that I need to wash every day to get nice looking curls. Too much shampoo and it is dry and frizzy, just wetting it with water leaves it greasy and blah. I did no-poo, conditioner-only, trying out a number of different brands for several years and the Everpure line in general was my most recent favorite before they released this. Yes- I do shampoo & condition my hair occasionally to freshen things up, but I've found the longer I've used it, the less often I need to shampoo. and my hair looks great. The only thing I don't like about it is the pump bottle, but I can live with it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This cleansing conditioner makes my wavy hair silky soft - people have commented! I personally love the musky scent, though I see how it could be a bit polarizing. The only downside of this product is that I get buildup in my hair after two weeks or so. This is easily solved with a quick clarifying wash.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Tried this product on my fine hair and by the second day my hair was gross! Frizzy but matted. Looks like I didn't wash it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am rarely moved to write a review, but this may be the worst shampoo I have ever used. My hair is not damaged and is about chin length. Post shower and drying my hair is oddly matte (it is usually quite shiny) and looks slightly frizzy. It feels terrible, almost heavy. I rinsed for a good three minutes too. The smell is horrendous. Plastic vanilla. I am taking this back for a refund. As others have mentioned, the pump makes it difficult to dispense.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I have nerver written a review for a product before, but this one definitely deserves one. I will never use anything else on my hair. This product is amazing! I have tried Wen and I really liked it, but it is too expensive for me because my hair is very long. For all of you who have to braid their hair every night so they don't wake up with a nasty mess of tangled tresses, try this product!
This product would be a complete slam dunk 5/5 for me except the pump is quite ridiculous. There is no way to get enough product out by pumping! I would take way to long. I have to unscrew the top to get at the product. Fix the pump and....violas! Perfection!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I have been using this product for about three weeks now and I am surprised by how much I love it. My hair is fine and long, and is very dry during the winter months. Before I started using this my ends were crispy and my flyaways were all over the place, but now my hair is silky smooth and the flyaways have been tamed.
My only complaint is the pump. (Shocker! lol) It's awkward to use when your in the shower, and doesn't dispense enough of the product. Other than that I love this stuff! The scent isn't very strong once my hair is dry and best of all, my scalp is no longer itchy and dry.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to like this product after reading the reviews for it. I had also tried Hair One and found that one to dry out my hair. So L'oreal Everecreme I didn't realize it was full of silicones! I have long thick naturally curly hair so I need my hair to clump together in curls and silicone laminates each strand in plastic so it doesnt clump together but each strand goes off on it's own curl, leaving it looking frizzy. So this probably works better for people with straight or wavy hair and not tight curls. It did clean and hydrate my scalp well. I'm going back to Tresseme Naturals until I find a better cleansing conditioner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I liked this product a lot, but it has its good and bad points.
Makes your hair shiny and frizz free. Makes your hair look salon perfect when flat ironed or curled (and I DO NOT have stylist skills).
Gentle on my scalp, didn't get any itchiness while using this.
Lathers up nicely for a creamy and sulphate free product.
Eliminates the need for conditioner after shampooing, definitely better than a "2 in 1" product, cleanses and moisturizes.
The scent is strong and lasts. I don't really mind the perfumeyness of this, but it has a slight burnt plasticky smell underneath the vanilla floral. I seem to always notice this underscent, and it gives me a bit of a headache.
Not a lot of product in the bottle.
And I'll join the chorus; THE PUMP! It's a pretty minor pissoff, but it really is frustrating if you're trying to have a quick in and out shower.
I found my hair needed to be washed more often, usually 2 days vs 4 with normal shampoos.
I had to use a very light hand with products, especially heat protecting or moisturizing ones. My hair got very heavy and sticky and fake feeling if I wasn't careful.
All in all, I think this does great things and was very effective. I moved on to other shampoos, just because I'm a product junky and crave novelty. I'll probably buy again at some point, this really is a good hair cleanser.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this product! I have extremely curly hair that frizzes (I am mixed-race), and no matter how gentle the shampoo, my hair always has a bit of frizz after washing (that I subdue with loads of deep conditioning and treatments). But this product...does the trick. I was amazed that my hair was immediately so soft and bouncy and shiny. Using my conditioners afterward helped enhance this ,and the change in my hair is remarkable. It hasn't looked this great in a while. I am definitely a convert to this product. Yes, I agree the smell is 'different' - but I believe that has a lot to do with the purity of the product, and while it's not for everyone, I don't mind it at all. I do agree the pump isn't great also - doesn't give a lot of product, but whatever. Not the end of the world and certainly not a deal breaker.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really love this. My hair is several damaged. It has broken off a lot and it seems to not want to grow at all. I have bleached my hair, stripped colour a few times, used harsh shampoo, and heat styled my hair for the past four years. I stopped straightening and brushing it because I was afraid it would snap off even more, so it was always in a high bun. My hair feels so soft, silky, and normal and my ends are not fried and spitting after I use this cleanser. fells kind of like "virgin" hair. I feel confident again to wear my hair down, brush and just a couple days ago, I could straighten it without breaking when I did it on a test strand. I got my old hair back.It smells really good too. I don't know why i see such negative complaints about the smell. It feels and smells like custard.
I use this as my shampoo, followed by Tres Semme Nourishing Rituals Protein Renewal Creme as my conditioner, followed by Infusium 23 Leave In Treatment on damp hair, and Tres Semme Platinum Strength Heat Protective Spray.
There are a few things I do not like about this product. The first thing is the price. I got this on sale for $5.99, so I bought 2. The original price is just under $10. For the amount you get, it's pretty steep. I also find that the whole bottle doesn't like that long. You can get maybe 5-6 washes out of it. That's it. The pump doesn't distribute too much product at time, but that kind of thing doesn't bug me.
Another thing is that while it leaves my hair feeling amazing, after a while, I do notice a build up after about 2-3 washes. My hair doesn't feel dirty or weighed down, but it's my scalp. I can feel a residue building and it bugs me. When this happens, I use a regular sulfate free shampoo like Live Clean or Alba.
But overall, you got to try it. I will continue to buy this for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
When I first saw Wen, I knew I really wanted to try it, but it was too pricey. I then came across this Cleansing Conditioner...and fell in love! It smells so good, like vanilla. It made my curly, frizzy hair super soft and also reduced my other hair product use. My hubby also said my hair smelled good when I used this. The pricing was much better than Wen and I'm very happy I tried it! The only complaint I have is the pump... it gets really annoying! But other than that, amazing product, great job L'Oreal!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for almost a year and I LOVE it.I have LONG,thick,some what frizzy,color treated hair and this product works great.I started using it after I got tired of spending alot of money on WEN and it not doing what they promised. It does take alittle getting used to because it is so thick. The scent is alittle strong but I have alot of people tell me my hair smells very good.Since using this product I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week and it NEVER feels or looks greasy. And I've never had a problem with my color either(trust me after all the money I spend on coloring it I wouldn't use anything that would strip it out). I have friends that have tried it after asking what I use and they love it as well
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I hate this stuff. I bought it as a cheapo alternative to Wen, and it is *nothing like* Wen.
The worst part might be the smell-- it smells like cheap old lady perfume. Disgusting!
Just as bad, this stuff doesn't even work!! After using 1/4 bottle on my shoulder-length, color-processed, half-Asian hair, my locks just felt heavy, "hard" and .... almost sticky. They looked dirty, and they didn't lay flat and smooth like they once did with Wen. They had an ugly bend to them at the wrong place.
And, of course, I smelled like gross old lady perfume all day long, so much so that it gave me a pounding headache. I couldn't wait to wash it out at the end of the day.
And so, my search for an affordable Wen alternative continues....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
After going through a bottle of Wen, I was totally into the cleansing conditioner thing- a non foaming, conditioning product that rinses clean, and can be used as a conditioner or even a leave it. This product is not a replacement for Wen (not great as a leave in), but it's great for what it is and leaves my curly processed hair nice and soft.
It smells like plastic caramel, if you're into that you'll love this scent. There is no better way to describe it- caramel candy and Barbie. I personally dig it, but give this product a whiff before you buy it because it has a distinctive scent, unlike the rest of the L'oreal Ever range which is quite traditionally fragranced with your typical light and fruity "hair product" aroma.
Bottom line, is this product performs as promised and leaves my normally frizz ball tangled hair soft and tangle free, which was something no cleansing product has ever achieved, and I am a cosmetologist and have been able to try most major products on the market, including the high end stuff. For 5.99$ at a drug store (what I payed) this is an outstanding product, and I honestly do not think my hair looks any different than when I used Wen. I also love the spray in conditioner in this range.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I've really debated what score to give this product. I purchased this after I'd box colored my hair too many times and it was very damaged. I didn't have any problems with this causing my hair to be limp or oily. Instead, it worked as a nice gentle cleanser and my ends actually started looking better. So why the bad rating? The smell is atrocious! It's so strong and lasts until my next shampooing. This product made me feel like pig pen from the peanuts cartoon. Only the halo surrounding me wasn't dirt it was the awful smell of this cleanser. I kept trying to persevere because it seemed to be working on my hair. However, I stopped using it when I started getting headaches from the smell. So, while this cleanser is actually a decent product for my hair, I can't give something I'm unable to use with out feeling sick a higher score.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been using this for a few months and really like it. I've NOT, however, been using it as intended. I had originally tried this as a cleansing conditioner with bad results- my hair was limp, oily, and just felt "not clean" after. Now, I wash my hair with shampoo first, then follow up with this as a conditioner. This stuff is very moisturizing and smells great, and my hair is bouncy, soft and nicely conditioned after using. I have repurchased, and will continue to do so.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used this cleansing conditioner on and off for the past year. I find that it gives my used, abused, color treated, hot ironed hair the perfect amount of moisture to keep it soft and shiny, without fading my color. My favorite all time shampoo/conditioner is FF's Glossing, but lately, I've been having a hard time coughing up over $20 for a bottle of shampoo. Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner smells like vanilla and makes my hair soft and smooth. It's also nice to use as a shaving cream substitute.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was very excited to try this "cleansing" conditioner beccause I am always looking for products to speed up my shower time, especially at the gym!
First, the pump on this product was defective; I spent a lot of time trying to even get the pump to release, I never did get it to work. I ended up unscrewing the cap and pouring the product into my hand.
Second, while I expected there to be little lather, I wasn't excpecting there to be none at all. I combed the product through my hair and waited the 2-3 minutes as directed on the package.
Third, when I rinsed the product out, a great deal of my hair rinsed out with it! I was horrified. I have fairly thick hair and I have never seen so much fall out after washing it. I actually had to unclog the drain to finish my shower.
Fourth, when I was combing my hair out to get ready to style it, I had tons of tangles and they were big ones not little ones. I had to take great care in combing my hair out becuase I was worried about more breakage.
Fifth and finally, I blew my hair dry to find that the roots were a greasy, disgusting mess and that the ends were drier than the Sahara Desert. I ended up pulling my hair back in a ponytail and wearing a hat because I did not have time to rewash my hair.
Overall, I was very disappointed with this product. I will not buy it again and I will not recommend it.