L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

4.1

175 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

NEW 2018: 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 PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL / SWEET ALMOND OIL LINALOOL CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE BENZYL SALICYLATE CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE BENZYL ALCOHOL HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN LIMONENE AMYL CINNAMAL COUMARIN CITRONELLOL 2-OLEAMIDO-1, 3-OCTADECANEDIOL ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 ARGILLA / MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS FRUIT EXTRACT / SWEET ALMOND FRUIT EXTRACT CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 XANTHAN GUM CITRIC ACID SORBIC ACID FIL CODE D202830/1--------OLD: 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: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Re-discovered this at the back of my bathroom cabinet and remembered how good this was for my hair when it was at its worst.. It was after a salon treatment some years back when my hair suddenly became very straw-like and super prone to split ends. I used this not daily but 1-2 times every week for about a month, applying it to both lengths and especially on ends whilst getting on with other shower duties. After several minutes would rinse this off and dry. The reason I held onto it is because it made a big difference and one of only a handful of products I would use in a similar future situation. Totally restored the condition of my hair and helped immensely with the split ends. Still plenty of product in the tub if the need arises again as only needed to use for about 4 weeks after which hair was back to normal.


Selena x



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(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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on 12/3/2018 11:11:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Yuck. I wish I would have paid more attention to the ingredients list vs reviews on this one. I wanted a deeper conditioner to use more like a mask for my ends; I found this to feel like a regular conditioner. Its thick but runs though my hair like a regular conditioner. However, I missed the whole "balm" description (instead of mask) and by day 2, my hair was a clumpy, tangled, greasy mess. The ingredients are plain nasty-- 4th ingredient is a 'cone, followed by WAX, then RUBBING ALCOHOL? Like, what?! In what world is putting wax and rubbing alcohol in your hair restorative? Donating immediately.

The smell was mellow, didnt bother me nor was it strong or perfumey, that was the best part and I'm sensitive to smells. Packaging is gross and messy. I wanted to try the Garnier 1 minute fruit masks, but the scents were really strong and they have comedogenic ingredients. Ugh.

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on 1/21/2018 1:00:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

HOLY SHT, I just had the best hair day ever. Shiny, soft, voluminous, manageable. Today was a perfect day.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.


on 12/24/2017 2:09:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I agree with those who remarked that the packaging is awkward and difficult to handle. I use it in the shower and dropped it with the top off several times. I have thin, older hair that is no longer colored or permed. I started using this product in June, 2017 and am finishing up my first container as I use it weekly. I have purchased a new container.

I find this product to be a wonderful addition to my hair care regimen. It gives volume back to thinning hair as well as helps to promote less breakage. I find the cost to be reasonable, especially since it has lasted me 6 months. After the first three applications, i began using less product and found it worked as well as a heavier application.

I recommend this product for older women who struggle with thinning hair and breakage.

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on 11/28/2017 7:52:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I use thick masks/balms as my regular conditioner. This is a good one among the drugstore options. It left my hair moisturized and soft. "Damage-erasing" is a bit of marketing hype. I didn't notice any changes in my hair. It's just a decent thick conditioner.

I don't like the packaging. In the shower, the tub is extremely slippery and easily dropped. The fragrance is also overwhelming.

Overall, it's a good product, but not amazing or exceptional. I would buy again if I ran out of my conditioner and needed something from the drugstore.

My hair: Fine in texture, but I have alot of hair. Wavy, dry, somewhat frizzy, blonde (color-treated).

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on 11/12/2017 5:44:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

It's OK, nothing special. It works like a thick conditioner, I didn't notice any dramatic changes in my hair (thin, curly, color-treated, prone to breakage). Why L'Oreal decided to put this in a peanut butter jar-like tub is beyond me, this makes it incredibly inconvenient for shower use. Also, like most L'Oreal products, it's very strongly scented (this is why I don't use most of their face creams). The smell and the packaging are the main reasons why I won't buy this again.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a good drug store deep conditioner, and I used it religiously for quite some time. I have fine, color treated hair that always needs more moisture, and this was my go-to when I still purchased products from L'Oreal. I do not think that it actually repairs or erases any damage, but it does infuse a lot of moisture into the hair to replace whatever is lost through coloring, heat styling, etc. I really like the pudding-like consistency, as it felt like it was really coating the hair without feeling heavy and still rinsed cleanly. Even when my hair was long I could get at least 5-7 uses out of a tub, so it was fairly economical as well. I won't repurchase again due to L'Oreal's animal testing policy.

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on 10/2/2017 6:42:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Meh, I purchased a tub from Target and had higher expectations. Got better results from my "It's a 10" regular conditioner.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

L'Oreal, ever the fake out, issued this same product under it's salon line called Absolue. I have been using it for years - it's very good but now discontinued. But wait .... here it shows up as Total Repair and a fraction of the cost. It's good but who wouldn't be annoyed with them for the games they play with consumers. And this is not the only product - compare the Lancôme mascaras to the L'Oreal.mascaras.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm usually hesitant of using hair balms since my hair gets oily pretty quickly, but this product is amazing! I use it every other day and it makes my hair so soft! I don't even have to use conditioner when I use this. It makes my hair look really good when it's dry and I got mine for $7 at Walgreen's. I've noticed that it's fixed a lot of my problems, like the dryness and such. Loreal definitely hit it out of the park with this one.

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