L'Oreal Ever Riche Haircare - Update
You may remember a short time ago I reviewed the L'Oreal Ever Riche shampoo, thanks to a free sample I obtained from Cosmopolitan magazine. I was impressed enough to try the shampoo again and buy some other products in the range.
Here's my history. I have naturally dark hair which is fine and a little on the dry side. I also have a sensitive scalp and have had to use anti-dandruff shampoos occasionally. My only major problem with dandruff was in 1998 after a spell of using L'Oreal Elvive which we all know is famous for causing dandruff. Anyone who says otherwise probably works for L'Oreal. It was so stubborn that the only thing that could shift it was T-Gel. It felt gross using something that wasn't exactly feminine but I had to do what I had to do. In the last three years I've had a series of bad haircuts due to losing touch with my hairdresser when my salon went bust and I only tracked her down in the last few months - I saw her in Asda and stalked her until I was sure I had the right woman then BEGGED her to tell me where she was working now. It was pathetic, really. I've also lost a lot of hair due to stress, childbirth and that hair-wrecker, Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo. I seriously didn't know the problems it caused until I started beauty blogging. I just put all my hair loss down to stress and hormones.
So, that's my history. Here's what happened when I switched to L'Oreal Ever Riche Shampoo and Condition for fine/dry hair for everyday use and not just a sample.
ITCH. ITCH. ITCH. ITCH. ITCH. ITCH. ITCH. ITCH. ITCH.
And then some more itching. When I looked at the reviews on Amazon (which I should have done before I bought the damn stuff) I saw that some other customers had the same issue. And yes, the dandruff is coming back. Thanks again, L'Oreal, for wrecking the health of my scalp a second time.
Does my hair still look good now that I'm using it every wash? No. I actually look like I've lost more hair. It's so fine and lifeless and it has no body at all. It looks HORRIBLE! It doesn't look or feel clean. It does feel soft and silky but what use is that when I am so upset over having such fine, lifeless hair?
Do NOT touch this shampoo and conditioner if you value the health of your scalp. Sulfate free formula? So what? I've been using shampoos with sulfates all my life and it hasn't been an issue. I don't know what they're putting in this stuff but whatever it is, it's not good. I've had to spend more money now and gone out and bought myself a John Frieda shampoo now with better reviews.