Have you been beaten over the head with all of the commercials for the L’oreal Ever Creme Cleansing Conditioner? I have. Seems like every time I turn on the television I see at least three of them per program. Now…truth be told, it may or may not be coming on that often, I may just be so
hair obsessedobservant of hair commercials that it seems to be run frequently. :-) Anyway, I recently had a $5 reward for Rite Aid from the purchase of the three Julie G nail polishes I featured in my fall favorites so of course I used it for a hair product! I’ve only used this product once so this is not quite a review, instead it is my initial impression and information about the L’oreal Ever Creme Sulfate Free Moisture System Cleansing Conditioner…what a mouth full. To make it easier I refer to it in the video as the L’oreal Ever Creme Cleansing Conditioner, which is still long enough!
L’oreal Ever Creme Cleansing Conditioner Details
Price: Ranges between $4.99 – $6.99, available at most major retailers L’oreal Claims: This one-step wonder product is an ultra-gentle, yet powerful combination of 1/4 cleanser + 3/4 moisture. Its Low-Poo, or Low-Lather, cleansing that reduces friction of the hair fiber to help minimize breakage. This innovative, ultra concentrated triple action conditioning formula, with Omega-3 and 6, leaves hair super soft and nourished without weighdown. You’re one step away from luxuriously soft, manageable hair. Perfect for all dry hair types.
Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cocoamphopropionate, Hydroxpropyl Startch Phosphate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Capryl Glycol, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Camelina Sativa Oil/Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernal Oil/Apricot Kernal Oil, Vitis Vinefera Seed Oil/Grape Seed Oil, Caramel, CI 19140/Yellow 5.
My Bottom Line: The L’oreal Ever Creme Cleansing Conditioner did clean my hair without stripping but I don’t think long term you can use this item alone without conditioner and not experience some dryness and/or breakage. Hair One (another cleansing conditioner I’ve tried and loved) by comparison seems to do a much better job at conditioning the hair but does not clean as effectively. Overall, I would say this is not a bad product but definitely not a necessary addition to your stash. It’s not cleansing enough to replace a gentle sulfate free shampoo and not moisturizing enough to replace a normal conditioner or Hair One for co-washing. I definitely would not recommend using this as a one step product without deep conditioning afterwards. However, if you live in a country or area in which Hair One is not readily available, this is a good alternative for a gentle cleansing with some conditioning properties. For more info on cleansing conditioners and their use, see my post on shampoos, also found in the L4L Healthy Hair Handbook.