Monday, July 30, 2018

L'Oreal Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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I am fortunate to receive this hair mask from L'Oreal thanks to Influenster. I took this picture from my Instagram.

Product Review: L'Oreal Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm

Where to purchase: ULTA, drugstore, mass merchandiser, and online at
Price: $6.99 for 8.5 fl oz/ 250 mL

Made in Canada

Description from the website: Luxurious mask for color damaged hair. In just 1 use repairs color treated hair*. Deeply nourishes.

L'Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy Intensive Post-Color Repair Mask is both powerful and luxurious. This intensive post-color repair hair treatment smooths and protects hair color and is specially formulated for dry, damaged hair and color treated hair to repair visible damage from processing in 1 use.

* For best results and amazingly shiny hair use this hair mask with L'Oreal Color Vibrancy Intensive shampoo and conditioner.
Thoughts: When I first received this product, I wasn't too sure what to think. To be honest, I hardly used hair masks, and didn't see a difference using hair masks versus conditioner. This was coming from someone who didn't really have damaged hair. In March 2018, I decided to perm my hair. It's one of the biggest mistake I have made and there's a lot. I wanted digital perm but the hair salon owner said my hair wasn't too healthy for digital perm. They would perm my hair to look like digital perm. I believed her and permed my hair. My hair was so damaged from the perm that I started using hair mask in weekly basis.
Here's a closer look inside the tub.
Here's a swatch of the hair mask on my hand.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's a slight scent while using. I got used to the scent that I hardly notice anymore. I just sniffed the product and it's on the floral side. It actually smells nice. Secondly, the packaging is nice. It's well-made and sturdy. It's made out of thick plastic. The top is also sturdy. You can feel a tight seal when you open and close. You do have to be careful how you open and close. If your hand is soapy either from soap, shampoo, and so on, it'll be harder to open and close. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For that reason, it's travel-friendly. Third, the consistency is on the medium. It's not too thick to massage into the hair. It's also not too thin it runs everywhere. It's a good consistency but I wish it was a little bit more richer. It takes some effort to massage into the hair but not by much. To be honest, it's not a big deal. With that said, it's easy to use. I just dip my hand into the tub and grab some hair mask. Then I latter it into my hair especially the ends. My ends are the most damage part of the hair. As I latter into my hair, I can feel the difference. It gets softer with each latter. Then I pile my hair on top and do other things for about 10 minutes. Then I rinse my hair like a conditioner. It's that easy. Fourth, I'm almost done with the product. I'm towards the end of the product where I hit bottom. I definitely noticed a change with my hair while using this product, but not to the point my hair is completely healthy. After the perm, my hair was and is still dry, brittle, not shiny, and it's hard to run my finger through especially at the ends. After I use this hair mask, my hair is not as dry and brittle. It's also easy to run my fingers through but it only lasts for that one day. The next day it's back to my original damaged hair. With usage and it's been many months, it's gotten a little bit healthier but not to the point my normal hair used to be. I'm sure you can use this hair mask in daily basis but I only used it twice a week. I used conditioner in-between the hair mask. The main concept of this hair mask is keeping the hair color vibrant, at the same time, making it healthy. The color of the hair still looks good. It looks the same as I colored it but health-wise not really. Lastly, I'm glad I got to try this product. Now that I know how hair masks work or the concept of hair masks, I just need to find the perfect mask for my hair type. It's all about trial and error. I cannot wait to try the next hair mask!

* Slight scent while using.
* Well-made and sturdy packaging.
* Sturdy top; feel a tight seal when you open and close.
* Travel-friendly.
* Medium consistency.
* Easy to use.
* Hair gets softer with each latter.
* Hair is not as dry and brittle.
* Easy to run my fingers through my hair.
* With usage, hair does improve.
* Color stays vibrant.

* Healthiness only lasts a day.

Would repurchase: Maybe.
Rating:  3/5 Tobey's Paws

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Colour Riche Caresse Stick
Colour Riche Eye Shadow Smokey Eyes
Colour Riche Glossy Balm
Colour Riche La Lacque
Colour Riche La Palette
Colour Riche Le Matte
HIP Metallic Shadow Duo
Infallible Paints/Lips Mattes
Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick
Box O Chocolate
Infallible Pro Matte Gloss
La Palette Lip
Lash Architect Waterproof
Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
Volume Shocking Mascara
Voluminous Million Lashes
Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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