Beautiful, silky and strong hair without split ends - the dream of every female! And the company "Loreal" helps to make dreams come true. The manufacturer has been pleasing its customers with high-quality products for more than a hundred years.
This French company has released more than one line of hair and scalp care products, of which the Loreal restoring hair mask (professional) has become a real bestseller. The original name is Loreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium. As soon as it became known, fierce “battles” flared up on the Internet about the effectiveness of this mask. The people were divided into two camps. Some considered it a must-have item, while others rolled their eyes skeptically and assured that it was just a useless cream. So let's do a full review of the professional hair mask "Loreal" to reveal everythinggood and bad sides and appreciate it.
First, let's look at the basic parameters, namely the appearance
Hair mask "Loreal" (professional) is a cream in a round jar-washer of a pleasant pale beige color. Sold in two sizes: large and small. The jar is quite comfortable and at the same time stylishly designed:
- does not take up much space (fits in the palm of your hand);
- Made of durable plastic with a matte finish to reduce the risk of slipping and damaging the shell;
- lid screw on tightly and hold securely;
- there are black and gold inscriptions on the side - product description and instructions for use - but most of the text is in a foreign language.
If you decide to buy a regenerating hair mask "Loreal" (professional), then, first of all, pay attention to the appearance of the jar, it must strictly correspond to the above description, because there is a whole line of hair masks with similar names but for different purposes. For example, there is a firming mask "Loreal" (professional), a mask for shining hair or an intensely nourishing one. It is easy to get confused with such a variety of products, so be careful.
- Volume: 200 ml and 500 ml.
- Price range: from 1200 to 2000 rubles (depending on the store).
- Expiration date: 12 months.
Next, considercontent, that is, the mask itself
As already mentioned, the hair mask "Loreal" (professional) is a very thick milky cream with a pale caramel tint. It is worth noting that the product is more than economical, a small amount of the mixture is enough to cover each hair with it (enough even for long hair). Manufacturers have achieved this effect due to the consistency of the mask. The fact is that when interacting with water, it begins to melt, which makes it easy and economical to apply it on a wet head, and then rinse it off just as easily and quickly.
Note: at high temperatures, the mask melts and becomes less economical, so it is better to keep it away from sunlight and warm places
The mask itself, in texture, is very similar to a homogeneous semolina. Since the mass is very thick, it does not flow out of the jar, when applied to the head it does not spread over the hands, it easily and evenly falls along the entire length of the hair.
The unique aroma that many will like is another plus of this mask. It is gentle and unobtrusive, but the most amazing thing is that it is very persistent, almost like a good perfume. The fragrance after applying the mask can last up to 3 days on the hair. And it's truly a wonderful feeling!
Of course, the most important thing in the professional hair mask "Loreal" is the composition on which the result dependsprocedures. The jar says that the mask is designed for instant regeneration of brittle and dry hair with the help of a powerful restorative formula "Lipidium". Manufacturers claim that after the first application, the effect is felt, and the restored curls become soft, strong and shiny.
The composition contains silicones, parabens and preservatives, as well as waxes, thanks to which the curls are leveled, ceramides and UV filters. The mask also includes fragrances and dyes, which, of course, do not affect the scalp in the best way. Of the really useful and organic substances in the description of the L'Oreal professional hair mask, one can single out hydrolyzed protein of cereals and legumes (it helps moisturize the scalp and eliminate dry hair) and softening glycerin.
How to use
On clean, washed and towel-dried hair, apply a little product, then wait 2-3 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Note: many girls advise to keep the mask longer, about 10-20 minutes, to get more results
Pros and cons of the mask
Taking into account all the factors, as well as other articles and reviews, the Loreal hair mask (professional) has gained a lot of pluses, but exactly the same number of minuses. Let's sum up the "investigation" and calculate all the pros and cons.
- Smells great, long lasting scent on hair.
- Smoothes and detangles hair for easier combing after use.
- Excellently softens hair, making it silky and soft to the touch.
- Effectively combats the problem of frizzy hair.
- With prolonged use, you can achieve the effect of "Asian smoothness".
- Perfect for colored and bleached hair.
- The price is too high, you can find cheaper analogues.
- The composition contains a lot of harmful substances.
- Mostly purely cosmetic.
- Hair gets dirty and greasy faster on the second day.
- Hair is more magnetic.
Reviews and opinions
According to customers, the mask is not worth the money. Hair quickly turns into "icicles", and you have to wash your hair every other day, which takes even more time and only irritates the scalp more. No, of course, this mask also has pluses, as noted by those who used it. But there could be more of them for such and such a price and from such a branded manufacturer. Customers note that this mask is convenient to use only before going to some events or on holidays, when shiny and even hair is needed for a short time, and for daily use it is not a very practical thing. In general, the reviews are rather mixed.