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A few weeks back, I received an Influenster VoxBox for L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Hair Care products.
Inside the box was:
• L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo
• L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner
• L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Mask
• L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Lotion
Info on L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend:
EverPure Repair & Defend™ is our first sulfate-free color-care system for damaged, color-treated hair. Formulated with our exclusive Antioxidant Complex – Acai, Goji, and a UV filter – our system helps repair damaged hair while protecting from daily color aggressors. Hair is stronger, more resistant and helps color stay pure wash after wash. No Sulfates. No Parabens. No Harsh Salts.
L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo:
The shampoo has a nice, thick consistency that washes in and out of your hair, without too much issue. I really did not notice any difference with my hair after using the repair & defend shampoo a few different times. The one thing that has stopped me from continuing to use this product is the smell – it is horrendous! It smells of men’s cologne, which is not bad, BUT this is the type that is in your face, and overpowering. The packaging is fun looking and really sleek, but the cap for the bottle is horrible. You have to smack the end of it to get it to close, numerous times, before it will do so.
L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner:
I found that although the conditioner washed in and out of my hair really easily, it did not help to moisturize or hydrate it. If anything, I felt that my hair was a bit dryer after the fact, which was quite frustrating. Again, there is the same problem with the smell – it is horrible. And the same issue with the packaging; while it looks nice, it is not functional.
L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Mask:
I have never really been big on hair masks, mostly because they are time consuming. You have to leave this on 3-5 minutes. Now, it may not seem like a lot, but when you have to shampoo, condition, and use the mask, it is very time consuming and you run out of hot water…quickly. I have only used the mask once, as the one and only time I did use it, I felt as if it weighed my hair down so much. It dried my hair out, too, which is the opposite of what it is supposed to do. There is also the same problem with the smell.
L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend Lotion:
This is the only product that I actually like from the Repair & Defend Line. I have used the hair lotion a handful of times since receiving the voxbox. When I have used it, I have let my hair dry a little in my towel, put in the lotion; blow dried my hair, used another product, and then straightened it. I have never used the lotion alone. What I will say is that it does help to protect my hair a little and it helps it so it does not dry out when I blow dry and straighten it. Though there is the awful smell, it is not as overpowering with this product as it is with the other ones.
Overall, I probably would not recommend the L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend line. The products do not really seem to work, have an awful smell to them, and there are issues with the packaging. The hair lotion works OK, but for the price it will be, I guarantee it will not be worth it. I am extremely bummed by this Influenster L’Oréal EverPure Repair & Defend VoxBox. But, what can you do? Not every product will work for every person.
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