I'm not sure where to start because I'm a hair snob, so my review is probably more complicated than most; sorry, but here we go. Influenster sent me three great complimentary hair products to try for free by Loreal. The three items came from Loreal's EverPure collection: the shampoo, conditioner, and the 10-in-One Leave in Elixir (conditioner). They are all supposed to be moisturizing, volumizing, 100% sulfate free, and paraben free. The shampoo and conditioner smell like rosemary and the 10-in-One Leave in Elixir smells like Indian lilac.

The Shampoo and Conditioner:

First I'd like to say that the bottles were a great size, very big; the other thing is the shampoo and condition bottles look amazing! I don't think they could make more Lei-Lei styled bottles if they tried. I do have to put in this little disclaimed before I go on because it does effect how I view the products, but it may not effect how you will. I have VERY difficult hair. It's curly, wavy, frizzy, dry, color treated, brittle, and thicker than anyone's I've ever met; because of this I pretty much can only use John Frieda's Frizz Ease - Smooth Start, my hair just doesn't tolerate anything else. Despite this, every once in a while I will attempt a new shampoo and conditioner, maybe I like the smell, I'll see an ad, or I just need something cheaper at the time, but it never works out. Just about a month ago I tried another shampoo that smelled awesome, but my hair reacted it so badly that I couldn't even finish the bottle. When I got these in the mail, part of me was excited, especially since it the bottles looked so cool, but part of me was worried too, worried my hair would go to shit right quick.

Now, with all of that said….

Here's what I think. In terms of shampoo and conditioner that is not "my" shampoo and conditioner this had the least adverse reaction of any other shampoo and condition I've tried. My hair isn't as silky, soft, or smooth and it doesn't look as healthy as it does with mine, BUT it is manageable in terms of frizz, poof, waves, and curls. It also doesn't look super flat or dull. Many other shampoos make my hair super oily, greasy, and flat. Either I end up with uncontrollable friz and poof, or I feel like I fell in a bucket of grease. I don't really feel my hair looks healthy with using this, but let's be real, my hair is anything, but healthy and I have no clue how John Freida does what he does to my hair; magic maybe. lol As for the smell, which is a big deal for me, it does smell good. At first I was a little concerned that it would smell too… how do I say this politely?…."hippyish" or "older womanly"… but once I used it, the smell became much more subtle, but still present, and I really liked it. I will say though, one very annoying con is the lids. Neither one of them ever wants to close. I will try and try to align the top just right with the base and the damn things just don't want to go. They do eventually close, but it really is a pain in the ass to close the shampoo and conditioner.

Here's my thoughts on them; if I ever can't find my shampoo and conditioner in the store or I get to where I just need a change for a bit, which does happen from time to time, I will come back to this EverPure line. I might see if they offer any sort of straightening or sleekening options, but if not I would get this one. It smells good, you get a lot in a bottle, it's not too greasy, it is helping with frizz and poof, and while my hair does look dingier and isn't very soft or shiny, it is the best it's been with anything else outside of my main brand. I'd be willing to bet that on a normal person's hair it would be fantastic; I just have shit hair that acts like a spoiled brat 98% of time. =)

I would certainly recommend it to most everyone, plus the bottles are way pretty; just sayin. ;)

The 10-in-One Leave-in Elixer (Conditioner):

Ok, lets talk about this leave in conditioner. I'd like to add a disclaimer here because I have crazy, non-normal hair, so a normal product does not react normally to my abnormal hair. Yes, that was intentionally annoying. lol Anyway, the reality is that I have never, true story, never had a leave in conditioner that did not make my hair greasy; like disgustingly greasy. I have tried quite a few. I've applied it to damp hair per instructions, I've put a little, I've put a lot, I've put it just at the ends, I've put it from the root down with a comb, whatever the instructions have said; it NEVER has worked out. The idea of trying this product terrified me. The last leave in I tried initially went well, but for some odd reason, within a few hours, would magically turn so greasy and disgusting that I'd want back in the shower.

Now that you understand where my skepticism about leave-in conditioners comes from, I have to say with great surprise and relief, that this product is the best leave-in conditioner I have ever tried. The conditioner claims to be a 10-in-One, it claims to do the following 10 things: nourish, hydrate, soothe, repair, density, smooth, texture, strength, softness, and shine. Now, while it's the best leave-in I've ever used, that's because it has not turned my hair into a tub of Crisco after using it, which is the first and only time that has been the case. At this point I will say my hair is somewhat soft and it does smell good, but honestly none-of the other 10 results are noticeable to me at this point. I have only used the product a few times so far though, so there's no telling if after several weeks if things could get dramatically better; maybe it will. My hair needs more repair than any over the counter product could probably do, if it's even repairable at all, so I don't blame the product, I blame my hair. My guess is that with time, on a normal person's head, this would be a great product; who knows, maybe with time it will be even with mine. What I do know is that it does not make your hair greasy and it smells really good, so that makes it a total winner in my book.

In terms of size and appearance… eh, they're both ok. The size isn't microscopic, but they certainly don't give you as much as the shampoo and conditioner. The packaging is pretty plain and generic, but neither of those matter in terms of function, so it is what it is. Overall I'd totally recommend the leave-in, maybe even more than I'd recommend the shampoo and conditioner, even though they are way prettier. ;)

Over the last couple years I have really been becoming a huge fan of L'Oreal and their products, these products only make me more of a fan. =)

DISCLAIMER: I received all these products free/complimentary for testing purposes, but all these opinions are my own.

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