Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Review: L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil

 The newest trend in the hair world seems to be oils, first kicked off by Moroccan Oil and now filtering down into more purse friendly brands (luckily!) such as L'Oreal. They can be used as a pre-wash treatment, for a deep condition after washing but before styling or as a finishing touch for dried hair to enhance shine. So with so many hair oils on the market, how does L'Oreal's Extraordinary Oil stand up?

Starting with packaging. The sleek, all glass bottle feels much more luxurious than its £9.99/ $19.99 price tag which I like, but isn't really great for travel. The packaging is quite bulky for only 100ml of product, but I like the way it looks and feels so I'm happy! The pump is also really handy to make things not so messy. It's doing well so far.

So as much as I love the packaging, it's what's on the inside that counts right? Luckily it doesn't disappoint there either! I like to use this oil either on wet hair after washing it if I'm leaving it to dry naturally, or after styling to tame any frizz. It's nice and light meaning it doesn't weigh my hair down and doesn't leave it looking greasy. Just be sure to only apply to the lengths of your hair, as with all hair oils, avoid your roots! It smells quite pleasant on application but isn't a strong scent that sticks around. You only need a tiny amount, I use barely even a full pump, rub between my fingers and then smooth through the lengths of my hair. It leaves my hair glossy, shiny and frizz free!

Overall, it's a winner. I haven't ventured into high end hair oils and after this one, I don't think I will be. I've been using this for probably more than 3 months now, and I'm only a quarter of the way through- that seems pretty good to me! There's also a version for coloured hair which is great for those gals. 

Let me know if you've tried this hair oil and how you got on, or if you've got another one which is your favourite!



  1. Wow.
    This is a great product.
    Love your review! I will definitely give this a try, i think this will help my hair.

    1. Thank you, I'm sure it will! It's not to be used in place of an intense treatment or anything like that, but for an instant sleek look it's great!

  2. This sounds like a great alternative to Moroccon oil. I really want to buy it but just cannot justify the hefty price tag.I think I will have to invest in this x

    1. I know exactly what you mean, definitely check out this L'Oreal one x

  3. I have tried and own some of the high end oils like Moroccon Oil, and Macadamia Oil. They both smell amazing.. but I have also tried (and reviewing at the moment) the new HASK oil stocked in Primark. It's only £2.50 and it's brilliant. I have never tried this one, but I really want to! xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. That's amazing that a Primark product is brilliant after using high end versions! I love a good bargain beauty find! x


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