Tuesday, 16 April 2013

L'Oreal EverSleek VS Total Repair 5

Hi guys! So last summer, like right before school ended my hair all of a sudden just started looking and feeling soo damaged, and I've been trying everything affordable to restore my hair back to it's original shininess and sleekness! It feels kind of wrong to describe my old hair as "sleek" because it's naturally curly, and generally you'd think of someone with long, straight hair, but compared to the dry and frizzy mess it is now, it was sleek!

 Me 1-2 years ago with straight hair, and last summer when I attempted 
to straighten my hair but it was just totally unmanageable..

 As I mentioned in my past post about "skin, hair and nail care", I had been using heat on my hair every day without a heat protectant spray, washing it every day and dying it for years without any damage, until I guess it just finally had enough! Even though I was aware of the damage, I had actually got a summer job and my hair was taking too long to adjust to the new schedule of washing every second day, so I had to continue with my horrible ways, except I started using new, Sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner from L'Oréal Paris, called "EverSleek" and "EverPure"! Guys, even though I wasn't taking very good care of my hair, just switching shampoos and using heat protectant spray made such a huge difference! I also dyed my hair, which I know is bad when it's already damaged - but I feel like it helps your hair to actually look more healthy, rather than having bad, faded hair... or is it just me? I trimmed by split ends a bit as well.

 Sorry for blurriness!

 Then, when my hair felt completely rejuvenated, I tried this awful product (mentioned in the post linked above) which sent all of my progress backwards and my hair was even worse than before. By this time I had actually ran out of the shampoo and conditioner, but they actually lasted me months so even though a lot of reviews out there say it didn't last long for them, this was not the case for me (less hair?). I decided to pick up Total Repair 5, also from L'Oréal, because I thought, "This one is actually really targeted at damaged hair!" but unfortunately it hasn't been so amazing. Now here's a breakdown of the products:


- Sulfate-free smoothing system
- Reparative, for chemically straightened/damaged hair
- Silicone-free
- 40-hour frizz control
- With sunflower, argan and olive oils
- Weightless and gentle
- Leaves hair manageable and shiny
- Leave in for 1-2 minutes

My Opinion: All of the information I read on the bottle was exact. I love the smell, it de-frizzed my hair and it was so much more manageable and smooth.

Total Repair 5

- Helps to restore 5 visible signs of replenished hair
- Strength, Density, Vitality, Shine, Silky touch
- Pro-Keratine (repairs fibre, reinforces structure of hair)
- Enriched with Ceramide (replica of hair's natural cement, to restore smoothness)
- For damaged hair

My Opinion: These products didn't replenish my hair - it is definitely not as bad as it was when I first used the damaging smoothing system from the linked post, but it still feels dry and frizzy, and I have finished the bottles. I do not wash my hair every day, use a lot of heat on it, and I use oils - yet my hair still isn't soft and healthy feeling! I love L'Oréal hair care products, but this shampoo and conditioner just wasn't for me.

In conclusion: I recommend the "Ever____" L'Oréal products over the Total Repair 5. 
I just recently bought a new bottle of both EverSleek shampoo and conditioner, so I will update again later and let you guys know if it worked it's magic yet again! Thanks for reading! Follow me on bloglovin' and GFC if you haven't already <3


  1. Try Kevin Murphy hair mask - it's beyond amazing! My stylist also suggested that I leave it for longer than it says on the box, so usually I just apply it on my hair and leave for 20-30 minutes. His shampoos and hair conditioners are also wonderful and all products are paraben and SLS free. The only ones I suggest to avoid are the "blue" series called Heated.Defence - not good at all.
    And looked into your diet, too. Healthy hair needs proper nourishment from the inside. :)