L’Oreal EverStrong Sulphate-Free Fortify System Shampoo and Condition

I’m trying to catch up on things that I’ve been meaning to review for a while but haven’t been able to due to them always being in use, and this shampoo and conditioner set definitely fit into that category.

A while ago, a magazine ran a reader trial for these products and I was lucky to be picked.  I started using them straight away and have been using them ever since.

I’m not really one who’s concerned about whether a product is full of chemicals or not and it’s certainly not high on my priority list when I’m deciding what to try next.

The shampoo has an almost face cream like consistency; it’s very thick and creamy and smells beautiful.  It lathers really well, but it’s more of a soft lather than a soapy one.  The conditioner is less impressive, but still conditions well and smells OK, although not as nice as the shampoo.  The fragrance for both leans on the masculine side, but it doesn’t linger too much in the hair so it isn’t a big issue.

I have fine hair but quite a bit of it.  I like my hair to be soft and bouncy but if I have to choose then I’d prefer soft flat hair over hair that’s voluminous but unpleasant to touch.  L’Oreal’s Everstrong leaves my hair fantastically shiny and soft, but doesn’t weigh it down at all.  I do get a bit of flyaway with it, but nothing too bad and certainly nothing that I can’t control with a bit of serum.

I will most definitely repurchase this as soon as I run out, although the sizes are really generous; I reckon these will last me about 3 months and I wash my hair 3-4 times a week.

I’m not 100% sure when this range launches in the UK but I’m fairly confident it’s quite soon.  I also believe that the packaging might be slightly different for the UK market.

As requested by Diana, here’s some pictures of the ingredients.  As you can see, there’s a huge amount in them so I really couldn’t list them!  I hope they’re readable, but let me know if anyone wants clearer pictures and I’ll retake under the photo light.

Shampoo:

Conditioner:

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6 Comments

  • Diana
    January 20, 2012

    It says sulfate free but what is it replaced with? It would be interesting to see the ingredients and check them with a cosmetic database. They look nice in the photo, but most important is that if they claim something it would be nice to know what the claim is based on 🙂
    My hair is really really fine too. I want to let it grow a little but it feels brittle right now. Did you feel like your hair was “fortified”?

  • BeautyGeekUK
    January 21, 2012

    Hi Diana,

    That’s a really good point! It didn’t occur to me to list the ingredients but it will be of benefit so I’ll take a picture of them tomorrow.

    It’s really difficult to say whether my hair feels fortified or not and to be honest, until you mentioned it I hadn’t thought about it in depth but the one thing worth mentioning is that my split ends are barely noticeable and I am seriously rubbish at brushing my hair so it is prone to knotting and breaking, but definitely less so recently so that could be due to these products, but I guess there’s no real way to tell 🙂 xx

  • Chrissy
    January 21, 2012

    I’m starting to run out of affordable hair options to try and rescue my damaged hair, so I can’t wait for this range to launch. It’s good to hear that despite being SLS free it still works up a nice lather, as my hair tends to get kind of knotty otherwise.

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  • BeautyGeekUK
    January 27, 2012

    @Chrissy it is really lovely and I’m quite intrigued to find out how much it’ll be on the market for as the bottles are huge and yet my understanding is that i’ll be quite cheap! Let me know what you think of it when it lands 🙂 xx

  • Anonymous
    January 28, 2012

    I was also chosen to trial this and I love it – my hair has really gained strength and is soft and silky despite using straighteners and hair dryer every day and having heavily processed hair.

    I just read an article in Elle UK promoting it so I guess we should keep an eye out 🙂 x

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Anonymous
      February 1, 2012

      It’s really good isn’t it? I used a different shampoo and conditioner last night and really noticed the difference! Really hoping it’ll land soon as I’ll be running out shortly xx

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