The free sample came in a pretty standard size of about a third of an ounce each (0.34 fluid ounces or 10 ML). The packages were small foil packets and were mostly a shiny light green shade, almost like a metallic pastel green color. It was very appealing. Sometimes these foil packages are a bit hard to tear, especially when your fingers are wet, even though they have the little notch in the side. I usually cut mine with scissors so I don’t struggle to open the free sample.
The free sample I received contained shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in night creme for the hair, but no coupons as many samples do. I used the shampoo and conditioner, but not the leave-in conditioner, as I don’t care for such products.
About the Product
This product is made with natural botanicals and is supposed to produce “natural aromatic properties” to “invigorate the senses.” It is supposed to gently cleanse while strengthening hair and adding moisture. On the front of the sample it is written that it’s recommended for normal to dry hair.
All information on the samples were written in English and French.
The Scent and Appearance
I squeezed some of the shampoo onto my hand. It was a pearly colored thick and creamy shampoo that lathered in my hair very quickly, creating lots of suds. The scent smelled like an herbal forest type of aroma. I didn’t like the scent at all. On the front of the sample the scent is said to be a rosemary juniper mixture.
The shampoo has a slight to moderate fragrance and felt like most shampoos do, with plenty of lather.
With only about a quarter-sized dollop in my hand, it easily suds up and can be worked throughout all my hair with ease. I have hair that falls just a couple inches below my shoulders, so longer hair may need slightly more and shorter hair may need slightly less, of course. The L’Oreal Everstrong shampoo did leave my hair very silky and smooth in the water, but it took awhile to rinse it all from my hair.
The conditioner has nearly the same aroma and was very thick and creamy. I was able to spread it around and saturate my hair with the product very easily, and it rinsed from my hair with ease as well to leave it feeling very smooth and silky while still wet. The conditioner has a slightly minty fragrance to it in addition to the woodsy-herbal scent, as experienced with the shampoo. I do think the conditioner smells slightly better than the shampoo, but it’s still not a scent I care for, personally.
After drying my hair I noticed it was incredibly frizzy and not very shiny. My hair felt dull and knotty even after it was dry and had been brushed several times and straightened. My hair was hard to manage after using this product. All day long my hair felt tangled and uncomfortable, if that makes sense. I could still catch hints of the aroma of the shampoo and conditioner throughout the day as well, which I grew to dislike more and more as I smelled it and experienced a very bad hair day.
The only really thing I actually like about this product is that it is 100% vegan, which means it contains no animal ingredients or byproducts.
As a whole, I really didn’t care for this product. L’Oreal is supposed to be a high-quality brand and produce exceptional products, and you usually will have to pay more for such products; however, I wouldn’t ever buy nor recommend this product to anyone. I was very disappointed with this shampoo and conditioner. For something that is supposed to add moisture to my hair, I certainly didn’t see such results. I don’t like the smell or the performance of this product, and I certainly wouldn’t pay extra for this shampoo and conditioner!
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