I’m pretty picky when it comes to shampoo and conditioner and I can almost never finish a bottle before I run out and buy a new one. Sound familiar? I fall in love with one and then I’m turned on by the newest and prettiest packaging, so I get more! I’m surprised my husband doesn’t stage an intervention because of the amount of beauty products and shampoo that are in this house. But anyway! Ive had the chance to try all three of L’Oreal’s Vive Pro Nutri Gloss products. There’s a shampoo, conditioner, and conditioning treatment. Here’s what I think:
Right off the bat, I have to say the pink packaging would make me b-line right towards it. Pink is definitely the way to most girls’ hearts. That was absolutely brilliant on L’Oreal’s part. The shampoo has a pearlescent look to it which makes me a sucker every time. For some reason, I’ve convinced myself that when a shampoo looks more creamy and shiny versus clear, my hair is being treated better. Call me silly. And the products are pink! Here’s where I get really excited– the scent reminds me of candy, cotton candy to be exact. It’s not an overpowering scent as not to clash with your fragrance wardrobe. It’s rather soft, clean, and sweet. So right there, I’m totally game for it.
Prior to using the shampoo for the first time, I had just colored my hair at home. So I was impressed at how my hair didn’t feel quite as much like a wet cotton ball as it usually does. The conditioner did a great job of hydrating and softening my freshly-colored locks but I wanted to take it a step further. I opted to also use the treatment since I had just colored my hair and haven’t done a treatment in a little over a week. I applied it and combed it through with a wide-tooth comb and left it in for a few minutes. Long enough to wipe down my shower walls and wash my face. Why didn’t I think of that before?
By using the combination of these products, I felt my hair was clean, shiny, and hydrated. That’s pretty much the goal of shampoo and conditioner, right? I think often as consumers we expect a lot out of products and that’s our right as we’re spending our hard earned cashola on them. Sometimes though, I have to remind myself that it’s a product. It’s not going to change my car’s oil and give it a free car wash as a bonus. For a drugstore brand, I would totally consider this as an option. It’s fairly priced and there’s enough shampoo and conditioner in there to really last. At least until you want to change! I’m so busted!
Check out what other Beauty Junkies thought of this line, here.