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(Hair) Dreams Really Do Come True
“I don’t believe it.” I must have repeated that phrase hundreds of times when I first heard of these purported all-in-one cleansers/conditioners/detanglers. The multitasking drugstore shampoos of the 80’s never worked for me. “Dream on,” I told myself. As it turns out, a lot has changed in the world of multi-tasking cleansing and conditioning as evidenced by L’Oreal with their new line of Hair Expertise Cleansing Balms. Cue the dream…
L’Oreal Cleansing Balms claim to have 6-in-1 benefits: cleanse, treat, soften, condition, detangle and shine. I tried the L’Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm ($11.99 for 16.9 fl oz). for color-treated hair. I would have been happy for two of these six benefits. Let me tell you, I am ecstatic!
First, I’m a little gun shy of multi-tasking shampoos in particular. I have a sensitive scalp, extremely oily hair that is also quite fine (though certainly not thin—I have a lot of it), and a predilection for massive tangles. I have that strange dichotomy of problems that makes daily cleansing necessary (for the oil), and daily conditioning as necessary as it is difficult (fine hair frizzes and fries, and it gets weighed down easily). I have a lot of hair products. For me to use just one seemed downright laughable.
Those 2-in-1 shampoos that we all tried way back when mostly didn’t work for me because they were too heavy. There were silicones and such that weighed hair down, while making it appear dull and lifeless. To get your hair clean again, you needed to get a whole new kind of clarifying shampoo to strip that build-up away. And I still got tangles. I read that this is all scientific: cleansers have a negative ionic charge and conditioners have a positive charge, thus repelling one another. So you see where my skepticism comes from?
I have shoulder length hair and it takes about ten pumps for me to fully distribute this balm. There is no lather. Once distributed, your hair will feel enveloped with silk. I pile the hair on my head and go about my shower business, then rinse my hair thoroughly (this is key because without lather to see, it’s a little more difficult).
My OMG moment comes out of the shower when combing my hair. Tangles are non-existent. This stuff is better than my best detangler to date.
I was worried my scalp would react poorly with the addition of oils, but in actuality, it’s never been healthier! Another bonus is that my hair stays cleaner looking longer than with any other shampoo I’ve used in memory.
Honestly, this Cleansing Balm is a game changer for me.
The Reason Why
The reason why these cleansing balms are different is that, first off, it is sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free. There are natural oils and botanicals that clean your hair without stripping it. Somehow, an equalization of oils takes place, leaving my hair super soft, likely because I’ve not been stripping the surface oils only to have my oil glands overproduce.
L’Oreal Cleansing Balm is available in three types: EverPure (the one I tried) for color-treated hair, EverCurl for curly hair and EverCreme for everyone else.
Honestly, this Cleansing Balm is a game changer for me. I must say that I absolutely would never have tried this on my own; my skepticism was that great. Now, I can’t imagine using anything else ever again. It’s that good. The fact that this is $11.99 is almost inconceivable to me—I would pay twice as much (SHHH!).
I am officially a Daydream Believer. We hearsters, can I make a believer out of you?
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