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L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo Review

Hi girls! Back with another review and this time it is L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo Review. Shiny, long and cascading tresses are no doubt a head-turner. Quite naturally, we go miles to achieve those drool-worthy tresses that would add that ‘glam value’ to our semblance. In this battle to get gorgoeus lcoks, shampoos and conditioners are our basic weapon in combatting hair issues be it- dandruff, dryness, flakiness, excess oil secretion, foul smell, and so on.

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo Review

Amongst all hair issues, 5 have featured frequently and prominently in almost all discussions on hair issues. They are hair fall, dryness, roughness, dullness and split ends.L’Oreal Paris’ tagline has been “5 problems = 1 Solution”. To check the validity of its claims, I tried out this L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo and here goes my experience with the same. Read below my L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo Review and find out how true it is to its claims 🙂

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo pack

Price of L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo : Rs.265/- for 360 ml. It is available in other sizes too however, I purchased the biggest variant.

Direction for use : Follow the L’Oreal Paris TOTAL REPAIR 5 programe. Step 1: Shampoo. Step 2: Condition?Step 3: Leave-in serum?Step 4: Masque

Ingredients : Water, sodium laureth sulphate, coco-betaine, dimethicone glycol disterearate, sodium chloride, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, lactic acid, sodium nenzoate, sodium hydroxide, PPG-5-CETETH-20, salicylic acid, polyquaternium-7, limonene, linalool, benzyl salicylate, benzyl alcohol, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, fragrance, carbomer, butylphenyl, methylpropional, citric acid, hexyl cinnamil (F.IL C168477/3)

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo pack 1

Shelf life : 36 Months

Color : white

Smell : A pleasant ‘artificial’ fragrance. It doesn’t last very long. At best, it may last for a day.

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo cap

What L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo claims

Fights 5 types of hair problems namely- hair fall, dryness, roughness, dullness and split ends.

L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo swatch

My experience with L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo

The only hair issues I have are dryness, roughness and split ends but these issues haven’t been combatted by any shampoo and conditioner so far, hence, I knew it’ll be a litmus test for this shampoo. Coming to the packaging of L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo, it comes in a sturdy plastic tube with an equally sturdy flip-top cap. It is definitely spillage-free, easy to carry and hygienic. Thus, travel-friendly which is why, I consider it up to the mark in terms of packaging 🙂

The aroma is pleasant but I cannot relate it some fruit or natural ingredient which is why, I call it ‘artificial”. Please do not expect it to last for 3-4 days or longer. At the best, it will last for an entire day. I typically oil my hair the night before I have to shampoo my hair, so in keeping my long-tradition of overnight oiling, I did the same and washed my hair with L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo. One wash was sufficient to get rid off the oil and it left my hair soft and cleansed. However, that effect is transient. After 2-3 days, that glossy and softened look went away. I won’t say that it didn’t stay true to its claim after all it claimed to eliminate dryness and roughness which it did but it didn’t do it for long. So, while it is true to its claim, it is still, somewhat disappointing for me because I detest washing my hair frequently. Shampooing often strips your hair off its natural oils which leads to frizz and coarseness.

Coming to L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo’s?claim of eliminating split ends, I cannot believe that people fall for it. How can it be possible? Split ends mean that they’ve diverged from the initial strand out of dryness/lack of hydration. How can it go back? There’s no other solution other than trimming. Please do not be so naive to fall for such a far-fetched claim. Naturally, this claim of the shampoo is false and let alone this shampoo, no shampoo can?eliminate your split ends. Only a pair of scissors can.

Finally, coming to the remaining two claims which are regarding hair fall and dullness, I again don’t feel that any product single-handedly can work on reducing/eliminating hair fall. Moreover, losing a few strands daily is normal. Even those who have long locks lose a few strands daily. I believe, if you are supplying iron and protein rich food items to your body, then hair fall can be cured. Add to that protectiion from harsh sun rays, pollution, dust and infections along with regular use of a shampoo can help in decelerating hair fall and not a shampoo alone. Expecting so much from a mere shampoo would be naive and too far-fetched.

Finally, coming to those who can use this L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo, I feel every hair type can use this shampoo since it removes all the dust and oil effectively. It imparts a little gloss/shine too but that is again transient. A major drawback is that it is loaded with a number of toxic chemicals. In fact, if you read the ingredients’ list properly, you will see that there is hardly any natural ingredient or its extract added in the shampoo. Imagine what will be the end results of pumping so many chemicals on your hair in the long run.

Overall, even if L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo works well on your hair, I recommend using it cautiously since it has a lot of harsh chemicals.

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Loreal Paris Fall Resist Anti Dandruff Shampoo Review

Good about L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo

  • Cleanses the scalp effectively in one go.
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Travel-friendly
  • Price is not high given the quantity so, it is reasonably priced if not economically.
  • Imparts a little gloss
  • Softens hair temporarily
  • Does fight dullness but that too is temporary.

Bad about L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo

  • Too many toxic chemicals added (SLS, Parabens, etc.)
  • Artificial fragrance.
  • Does not work on its claims of treating split ends and hair fall.

Availability : Easy

Fashion and Beauty Ratings : 3/5

About Nidhal Sinha

She is a true-blue Delhi-ite by nature. In spite of having lived in this city which is called "The melting pot" of different cultures, religions, cuisines, and colors, She believe there's always something to be discovered in this city which happens to be a heady cocktail of new and vintage. While she is no fanatic when it comes to skin and hair care, holistic living is more her mantra. Minimalism, she believe has an inexplicable charm and magnetism. By the virtue of having an 'over-the-top' imagination, She love contemplating possibly the most impossible scenarios in her mind. Perhaps, when they say "An idle brain is devil's workshop", they were pinpointing me! When it comes to preening one's appearance, She rely and advocate herbal remedies over quick-fix solutions because that's what She think keeps one BEAUTIFUL HAMESHA :)

3 comments

  1. Brands like l’oreal can neever stay without chemicals!! 🙁 Thats the reason y I always stick to herbal brands!! Plus, those arent even vegan! 🙁 🙁

  2. It was a pleasure reading your post…awesome job 🙂

  3. @Vidushi- I didn’t even know that they aren’t vegan! Fortunately I’ve come across an enterprise called Bon Organics. It is a Tamil nadu based enterprise and all their products are organic. They even add food based preservatives not the conventional ones 🙂 I’ve tried a shampoo of theirs and it worked wonders for me 🙂 Once its review is up on the blog, you’ll get to know my experience in detail Vidushi 🙂 If you want to go herbal, that’s the best shampoo I’d recommend.
    @Juthika- Are we competing who’d shower the other with more compliments ? 😛
    Anyway, thank you 🙂

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