L’oreal Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum Review


Hey guys! I am still up, so late tonight to write this review, which I have been meaning to do since 2-3 months :P, as I bought this L’oreal Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum in my October haul probably and now I guess I am ready to review it. Thanks for bearing with this procrastinator. :P

Let's move on with this review.



PRICE: Rs.140 (Introductory offer Rs.125)



QUANTITY: 40ml



INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Alcohol denat, Limonene, Benzyl salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl alcohol, 2-oleamido-1, 3-octadicanediol, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Geraniol, Butylphenyl , Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl cinnamal, Fagrance (F.I.L. C37906/1)


WHAT IT CLAIMS: "Treat yourself to the ultimate care system with L’Oreal Paris's New Total Repair 5 Instant Smoothing and Nourishing Oil Serum. This miraculous product’s technological innovation with ceramide-cement helps protect and repair hair damage caused by daily aggressors like the sun, pollution and water. It helps to avoid tangles and breakage, leaving hair smooth and nourished."




MY EXPERIENCE: To be honest I have used it only 8-10 times so far in so many months. And everytime my experience was almost the same. I use it when I don't use or forget to use the conditioner. The serum has a runny consistency and gives a strong alcoholic smell when I pour it on my palm, but as soon as I rub it on my semi wet hair, the smell lightens and becomes similar to all other products from this range. It detangles and softens and imparts some shine to my hair, however, it failed to work on my frizz and turns it more wiry and ugly, esp, if I have to go out and leave my wet hair open.


WHAT I LIKED:

  • Helps in easy de-tangling even for wet hair when in a hurry.
  • Gives a little softness and a bit of shine to the hair.
  • Very little amount is required to cover my below the shoulder length hair.
  • Effective packaging that helps in controlling the amount of the product required.
  • Price is comparatively okay IMO and the quantity would last really long.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

  • Didn't work at all on my frizz in this winter.
  • Attracts more dirt and makes hair rough if you apply it on wet hair and go out.
  • I hate the strong alcoholic smell in it's concentrated form.

 
VERDICT: Apart from the Total Repair 5 Shampoo, I am not happy with the rest of the products from this range (would post the review of the conditioner soon and you might guess from this what is going to come next :-/). 
I won't say this serum is a must have product but if you have normal hair and want a pocket friendly serum then you might give this a try.


RATINGS: 3.5 out of 5

19 comments:

  1. I am extremely unhappy with the shamppo, caused so much hairfall, this serum i dont know but I am using loreal smmothening serum, thats good

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    1. Contrarily, the shampoo has been a savior to my rough hair, and has added so much shine :), but on the hairfall part, I guess I get the same result from every other shampoo. :|

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  2. thank god i did not buy any of that serum, which i've been contemplating to do so.

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    1. Lol...I saved u...now I want a treat on that :D :D :P

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  3. My opinion about this range is the same as yours - like the shampoo, but not the other things.

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    1. True na...I was quite disappointed as I had some high expectations from the other products too :)

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  4. i like this serum! :) :) It actually reduced the frizz in my hair :) :) .. but sadly it does make my hair look greasy after a day and bring in dandruff and attract dust and i need to wash my hair every other day because of that.. :|

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  5. i have this... and i feel the same way about it!! nice review pooja...

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    1. ya..it was an OK product :) ....not I-HAVE-TO-GET-THIS-NOW one :P

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  7. Ive tried this. except for the smell its an ok product!! somehow i feel it smells like surf excel :(

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    1. LOL..I liked the smell only :)
      btw...how r u???u go all missing for such long phases :)

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    2. lol :) yeah im fine. how ru.. me changing roles within my company.. more responsibility! which means less "my time" :) hopefully i shud catch up with all my pending blog work by next month :)

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  8. I have nerver ever used any conditioner till this date.Yesterday i went to a spa and they said for hair fall it,s better use Loreal Absolute repair...I really feel unhappy to use new products...What to do gals...

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    1. the Absolute Repair is quite a different one from this variant and if you are going through some professional treatment I would say please pay heed to their advice...other than that u can also look up for reviews on the specific variant that you have been prescribed!

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