Despite my hair being inches shorter than it used to, I still run through shampoo and conditioner like there’s no tomorrow! I’m putting this down to the fact I’m at the gym at least three times a week so wash my hair more often. Nobody wants a sweaty scalp! I’ve struggled with a dry scalp for years so not washing my hair after exercise does exacerbate that problem.
There’s been a lot of buzz around the L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay range, so I had to try it out. The need to try it increased tenfold when I saw they did an anti-dandruff shampoo in the range. It was in my basket quicker than you could blink! At the time of buying this my scalp was at an all time low. It was constantly itchy and flakey to the point it was pretty damn painful. My hairdresser even recommended seeing a doctor about it as it looked in such bad condition – not something a gal wants to hear.
Despite having reservations this shampoo would actually do anything to help my scalp, within a week of using this shampoo I was hooked. The flakiness was significantly reduced and the pain was gone! Most of all my scalp didn’t itch and I could go about my day like a normal human! Sometimes my scalp becomes immune to anti-dandruff shampoos pretty quickly but that doesn’t seem to be happening with this one. Moving towards wash day the itchiness does start to creep back in but that’s usual for my scalp. I just see this as an indicator of when my scalp needs some extra TLC.
A crucial thing to note is that most anti-dandruff hair products will help my scalp, but in turn dry my hair out, leaving it looking super dull. This shampoo does the total opposite. My hair looks shiny and healthy and happy – even on the occasion the hot water wasn’t working and I couldn’t bear to stay in the shower long enough to condition! The silicone free formula means my hair isn’t weighed down which is fantastic with thick hair like my own.
Whilst I’ve been raving on about the shampoo, you’re probably wondering what I think about the conditioner. Well, it’s okay, but not rave-about-able in my opinion. My hair is definitely thoroughly cleaned, and kept in great condition. The conditioner even deals with the curls very well; it just doesn’t do anything special in my opinion. On a day to day basis I use this conditioner and am very happy with the shiny, smooth result. For the super low price I’ll continue to do this, but If I’m getting ready for a night out though I’m more likely to turn to a conditioner designed for curly hair for some extra TLC.
I do love this range, and the fact you can get both bottles for about £6 is right up my street. If you do struggle with a dry, irritable scalp I’d really recommend throwing £3 in the pot to try this shampoo.
Have you tried this range? What were your thoughts?