Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Review: L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner  - £2.99 each

Hello and welcome to another review here on These Tatters. I haven't done a review in a little while so I decided to do one today and I'm sad to say it's going to be my first heavily negative review. 

My hair is rather complex. I'm an oily girl (lovely) so my hair goes greasy quicker and I have to wash it everyday (shock horror). However it is also dry from years of daily ghd abuse. My hair has also stopped growing and I have a wealth of split and damaged ends. Therefore I find it really difficult to find products to suit my hair. For example I can't use anything moisturising because it makes my hair too greasy but most damage control products are moisturising so it's a bit of a lose lose situation.

Sadly these products will be going in my pile of failed attempts at finding something that will tick all of my hair boxes. When I've dried my hair it feels as though I haven't washed all the product out in the shower. I absolutely hate styling my hair when I've used these because it feels sticky and unclean. My split ends look extremely dry and are much more visible than usual after using these. They also make my hair go greasier much quicker and by the end of the day I look on the verge of dreadlocks. I've noticed this with a lot of L'Oreal hair products I've tried, I'm beginning to think there might be a common ingredient that doesn't agree with my hair. 

These shampoos and conditioners claim to be 'a breakthrough in science' with 'long lasting thickness wash after wash'. This is the main point of these shampoos and conditioners and I do feel as though my hair has a little more lift at the roots. It's not as plastered to my scalp as it has been in the past with other shampoos. I think these products would be better for someone who has much less greasy hair than me (i.e everyone) because they do give it a bit of grit making the hair slightly more volumised. Unfortunately for me the negatives outweigh the positives but I have to keep using them because they're so bloody massive I feel bad throwing them away. 

Have you tried these? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments! 
Thanks for reading, lots of love
Annie xx


  1. When I saw the title of this I was really hoping you'd recommend them because I desperately need a thickening shampoo :P I've used their Argan oil products before & they make my hair feel much softer and healthier. Hope you find one that works! x

    1. Awww I'm so sorry! I wish I'd liked them too :( they might work for you, you never know! Thanks :) xxx