L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

4.1

160 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

aqua / water / eau • cetearyl alcohol • behentrimonium chloride • amodimethicone • candelilla cera / candelilla wax / cire de candelilla • cetyl esters • glycerin • isopropyl alcohol • parfum / fragrance • phenoxyethanol • trideceth-6 • hydroxypropyl guar • arginine • glutamic acid • linalool • hexyl cinnamal • cetrimonium chloride • serine • chlorhexidine dihydrochloride • benzyl salicylate • hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein • benzyl alcohol • limonene • amyl cinnamal • citronellol • 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol • alpha-isomethyl ionone • ci 19140 / yellow 5 • ci 15985 / yellow 6

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I've tried so many hair products (specifically deep conditioners) over the years that they all tend to run together after a while. This does stand out to me, as being a consistently reliable conditioner that leaves me hair feeling great. It might be the silicones, or chemicals, but I'd rather not analyze it- this just works, and really what more can you ask?

It has a traditional fresh, pleasant L'OrΓ©al scent and a fairly thick consistency. I know a lot of people don't like the jar packaging, but it allows you to get all the product out, so it's a bit more cost effective than a squeeze tube. Speaking of the price, no complaints here.

I would certainly recommend this to anyone who struggles with dry hair and needs a heavier "boost" of moisture. It does need to be left in the hair for a respectable length of time- about 10 minutes- for full effect.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

This is by far the BEST drugstore mask I've ever used. I have naturally curly thick hair. Here is a detailed review of my thoughts:




on 11/17/2016 10:03:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I always have this on hand for deep conditioning. It's almost identical to the conditioner in the l'oreal hair dye boxes, too. The wax in it is just enough to truly calm down my frizzing, thin-strand hair without impossibly eliminating volume. I seldom use heat on my hair (ALL heat, no matter what the box or bottle says, is BAD for hair, period), and I do use Aphogee protein treatment 1-2x per month. This deep conditioner is a perfect compliment.

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on 10/29/2016 9:17:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I liked this. It has a nice creamy texture, doesn't smell strong, and worked well to make my bleached hair feel soft.

It costs about three times as much as 3 Minute Miracle, though, and it's not three times better.

If you really hate the smell of 3 Minute Miracle then this might be a better option for you.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Yep. This is a great conditioner. What makes it a standout for me (other than the fact that it does indeed leave my hair feeling and looking smooth, shiny and improved) is that everything about it is easy. I mean, yeah you have to unscrew the top and screw it back on, but unlike other jar conditioners I've had this one closes successfully and quickly - water never gets in there leaving it all nasty. Also I find the top serves as a great soap dish. Which means I don't have to clean my tub as much because let's face it I'm not getting a soap dish. The formula works very well, does what it claims (aside from actual repair because let's be realistic) and the results are good whether you use it once a week or four. No buildup, and no complaints! I love complaining so that's a rave review.

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on 9/27/2016 12:57:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It's not as good as it's extreme counterpart. While my hair did feel clean it also felt strawlike. Noticed breakage, no shine, and didn't prevent new damage. I used the shampoo and the treatment mask, but noticed no real differences. Try the extreme version instead

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up because I wanted an affordable hair mask! For reference, my hair is thick and dry, especially at the ends.

This stuff is the bomb!!!! I wash my hair every other day or every two days and this makes my hair feel silky smooth after each use. It doesn't leave any gross residue and the scent is like and fresh. Consistency is like thick lotion but crry manageable.

Definitely would repurchase!!


Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

What else can I say about this wonderful product that has not already been said by other reviewers. It is one fantastic conditioner. I had a color disaster with Natural Instincts and this is one of the things that really helped get my hair back in shape. I do not use the other shampoos and conditioners from the Advanced line from L'oreal, they just make my hair dry and tangled. Strange that this conditioner works so well when the other products don't, but it is really does the job. My hair is very dry, it's curly with frizz, and color treated. It just gets so dry and I have to deep condition about 3 times a month. One other thing that I do with this conditioner is to put it on wet hair, use a wet brush to distribute it evenly and then, I put some Dove Anti Frizz Oil Therapy regular conditioner on top of that. The reason being, the L'oreal deep conditioner has some wheat protein in it and my hair has to have extra moisture if I use anything with protein in it, to keep it from getting too stiff. (If your hair is sensitive to protein overload, it can start to break off with too much use of protein in your hair products. There's a lot of info on this issue on many hair websites). The L'oreal will work on its own, but it works even better for me with the extra moisture. That sounds like overdoing it, but it really does work for me. My hair is just so terribly dry, it needs all the help it can get. The results are full, thick, softer, shiner hair, and I am always happy with the results. And it is $6 per jar, and you can get many uses out of that, so it is a steal. A squeeze tube would be easier to use, so that is the only con. Give this a try if your hair is in need of some serious help.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I'll start by saying that I don't believe any product can really *repair* hair. Hair is dead, after all.

Used once a week, this product actually does make my hair (which is so thick that the upper layer doesn't get much sebum and could always use some help) nice and smooth for a few washes. I have mid-back-length hair, and lots of it, yet the jar is good for 3 applications - very reasonable for ~US$5.

The extremely strong tropical floral scent is unfortunate (I'd really rather deal with whatever chemical odors it's covering up).

I said I'd buy it again, but I'm likely to try other deep conditioning treatments before making this a recurring purchase.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

HELLO ! Firstly, I am 22 years old and up until this years, I used to dye my hair a lot.
My hair is (thankfully) back to its natural shade of blonde now though!

Anywho, I wanted to share my story on thinning hair with you all.
I am only 22, and I recently have been diagnose with Lupus.
It hasn't been too hard on me, except my hair is thinning!
Yikes.
So I have tried the cheapest and most expensive stuff out there. You name it. All the way from Walmart to Sephora to specialty sites even.
My hair (from lupus) is dry and flaky, this is why I was told I must stop dying when I found out.
Though a year of organic oils, shampoos and conditioners just didn't do the trick for me, personally.

I bought this conditioner at my local store about 6 days ago.
And I am soooooooo soooooo in love with my hair.
I won't say it cures thinning hair or balding, I have no evidence of that sort.

However, I could not be happy. My hair feels so full, my thinning has ceased (have only shed a couple hairs, even when combing knots out!)

I would recommend though (let your hair dry naturally or use the hair dryer on cool)
I found blow drying does (obviously) reverse the conditioner's effects a bit. I mean, any intense heat is bound to do that anyway. It dries you out!

So on and so forth, ladies or gents, buy this!
It is worth the simple $6 dollars you pay, trust me.
Remember, this is coming from a girl who is experienced with thinning and damaged hair.
If it can help with a medical condition like mine, it will certainly help your hair as well <3

Stay happy loves.
XXX

oh one teeny con: packaging! It comes with a twist off to. Which is a bit messy if you are showering rather than bathing. I highly recommend once you get the desired amount of product into your hair, seal it back tightly. Because it isn't an easy close lid, water gets in and can ruin the texture of the creamy/thick product. I usually sit it outside of the shower once it is in my hair until the next use. <3 other than that, all is well.

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