I don’t know if you have realized it but i have cut my hair short in August! The intention of my long hair was for my wedding and i find it really unmanageable. My long hair was very dry (like hay), frizzy and alarming amount of hair will break whenever i combed it (Due to tangles). Decided to chop it off and now i’m sporting a short bob hairstyle. My hair stylist told me that i will not go back to long hair once i had cut if short and i guessed she’s right.. Not only that i look fresher and more fashionable, the dry ends were mostly chopped off and hair fall / tangles have reduced significantly..
Only downside is that i must blow dry my hair everyday as the ends will curl if i never do so. Don’t wish to rebond it as my hair will be very flat… Therefore to achieve a soft and sleek look, i have changed my hair care products that will reduce flyaway hair and increase hair smoothness.
Few months ago, Splash Media & L’Oreal Paris have sent me the EverSleek Smoothing System for review. L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise (flown in directly from the USA and Singapore is the first country to launch in Asia-Pacific) is a new, first-to-mass semi professional range of hair care products that aims to provide consumers with superior, high quality, caring products at affordable prices. All the haircare products under the Hair Expertise line are 100% vegan and 100% sulfate-free. The products will also creates a spa like experience with natural, aromatic botanical ingredients that will surely rejuvenate every senses during usage.
After the launch of the highly raved L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise EverPure and Everstrong, L’Oreal Paris continues the innovation with the launch of EverSleek in May 2011, endorsed by popular singer / actress Jennifer Lopez. The EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System will give users smooth hair with 48 hours frizz control and free of heavy Silicones.
EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System:
Intense Smoothing Shampoo 250ml $14.90
Intense Smoothing Conditioner 250ml $14.90
Smoothing Deep Conditioning Masque 150ml $15.90
Frizz Taming Creme Serum 55ml $19.90
Similar to EverPure and Everstrong, L’oreal Paris EverSleek, is 100% free of harsh sulfates, the commercial foaming agent commonly known as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). With regular use, it stripes hair of its essential moisture. In place of it are Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, derived from coconut and palm oils.
These safe and skin friendly foaming agents produce rich and luxurious foam, guaranteeing a highly satisfying hair wash experience. This fact highly sets L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise apart from other commercial sulfate-free products which often lack the lathering experience. In addition, EverSleek is 100% vegan, so the formula is free of animal testing and animal byproducts.
EverSleek is also 100% free from heavy silicone that will coat and weight hair down to create the sleek and frizz free effect. As a result, hair becomes flat, dull and limp. Instead to creates the frizz free effect, EverSleek make use of the infusion of natural sunflower, Argan and Oliver Oils that penetrate hair to weightlessly smooth hair for 48 hours.
Intense Smoothing Shampoo (250ml $14.90) will gently cleanses to remove impurities while weightlessly smoothing frizzy, unruly hair. With regular use, it will improve texture, leaves hair beautifully sleek and manageable.
Most anti-frizz shampoo tends to be on the richer side to keep hair smooth so it’s hard for me to use it on a daily basis as i have oily yet sensitive scalp. For the Intense Smoothing Shampoo, i’m able to use it on a daily basis (sometimes 2x daily) and yet it doesn’t cause my sensitive scalp to itch (Perhaps it is due to the fact that the shampoo is not too oily and it is sulfates and silicon free)? The shampoo has a slight fragrance but i’ll prefer a stronger scent as i love to keep my hair smelling nice.. Although shampoo is sulfates free, it is workable to a foamy texture which enables you to cleanse your hair easily. The shampoo is able to tame my hair, reduce the amount of tangled hair and gives it a smooth, sleek, straight look when used in conjunction with the conditioner.
Intense Smoothing Conditioner (250ml $14.90) smoothes and deeply conditions frizzy, unruly hair without weighdown. It helps improve texture, and leaves hair beautifully sleek and manageable.
I have dry hair and oily scalp so i will tend to alternate the use of conditioner every other day in the past… With the Intense Smoothing Conditioner, the texture feels very light and it can be washed off easily without leaving any residues behind.. Hence, it is suitable for me to use it on a daily basis (doesn’t cause my sensitive scalp to itch) and i love how it smooths my hair + made it softer.. Since it helps to remove my tangles, i can comb through my hair easily without much breakages!
Brought along the Intense Smoothing Conditioner (together) with the shampoo during my recent Taiwan Trip. My hubby loves it as well and said that both products left his hair very smooth / soft.
Treatments are an essential part of a smoothing hair care regimen. When paired with EverSleek Shampoos and Conditioners, hair remains sleek, shiny and frizz-free for up to 48 hours. EverSleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner (150ml $15.90) is an intensive, rich treatment that nourishes hair to control frizz and improve manageability. The natural oils penetrate the hair fiber. Hair is made smooth, shiny and virtually frizz-free.
As compared to the regular conditioner, the EverSleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner has a thicker consistency.. Using it once a week as a hair mask keeps my hair even smoother and softer..
As part of hair treatment, the EverSleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum (55ml $19.90) controls frizz while helping protect hair from humidity. Hair is left sleek and shiny, without feeling weighed down or coated.
Since i have to blow dry my hair everyday, i will need something to protect my hair before doing so.. Before blow-dry, i will apply 1 pump of the serum on damp hair and spread it before using the hair-dryer. The texture of the serum is ‘gel-ish’ and doesn’t have much fragrance. After application, it doesn’t cause stickiness and heaviness. After blow-drying my hair, it reduces the amount of fly away hair and hair feels smoother, softer and airy! Most important, it won’t weight down my hair so my hair maintains a nice volume.
To conclude, the entire EverSleek line gives me smoother and better looking hair with regular use. All the products in this line are light and help keeps frizz away (without weighing hair down). Moreover, hair appears to be more shiny, healthier and tangle free!
The L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise line retails in selected Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Robinsons Centrepoint, John Little Marina Square and OG Orchard Point Stores.
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise’s website / Presskit