When Olaplex came out with their unique bond repair product like no other on the market we were all prepared to eat cereal for dinner to be able to afford the hefty price tag on these products which rebuild broken hair bonds. So you can imagine my excitement when L’oreal answered all our prayers with the same benefits at a snip of the price. So now you may be wonder… Does it work? Well keep reading…
Within the first week of it arriving in stores every next girl seemed to be raving about it as the beautiful white stands are very hard to miss in store.
The key ingredient here is the Citric Acid Complex targets damaged hair & rebuild broken bonds from the inside out. Hair can break even through brushing, let alone all the heat and colour damage.
Since it is sulphate free it is safe to use on hair extensions and tape.
Elvive Bond Repair’s Hero bundle restores hair to its original strength delivering up to 98% less breakage, 90% more shine, 82% stronger hair* & 12x less split-ends**.
The bundle consists of various steps and for best results it is recommended you use all 4 products together but if you had to just try one just to see the results I would recommend the leave in serum as it is more highly concentrated and can be used as a treatment too since it gets left in your hair.
Step 1: Elvive Bond Repair Pre-Shampoo Treatment (RRP: €20)
This intensive rinse off treatment is enriched with 12% Citric Acid Complex designed to recreate inner broken hair bonds. Apply a generous amount on wet hair before shampooing and rinse after 5 minutes. Follow with Elvive Bond Repair Shampoo and Conditioner for optimal results.
Step 2: Elvive Bond Repair Shampoo (RRP: €15)
This Sulphate free shampoo*** is enriched with 5% Citric Acid Complex designed to gently cleanse and reinforce inner broken hair bonds. After using the Bond Repair Pre-Shampoo Treatment, apply on wet hair, rinse and follow with Elvive Bond Repair Conditioner.
Step 3: Elvive Bond Repair Conditioner (RRP: €15)
Enriched with 10% Citric Acid Complex designed to seal the cuticle for maximum care rebuilds inner broken hair bonds. After using the Bond Repair Pre-Shampoo Treatment and Shampoo, apply on wet hair from lengths to tips. Leave on for three minutes, then rinse.
Step 4: Elvive Bond Repair Leave-in Serum (RRP: €20)
Enriched with 20% Citric Acid Complex designed to shield hair bonds and enhance softness and shine. Use as a finishing touch in the Bond Repair routine for maximum shine and heat protection. Rub two drops between the palm of your hands. Apply evenly through the lengths and ends of wet or dry hair.
*Instrumental test after application of Pre-Shampoo Treatment + Shampoo + Conditioner
**instrumental test after 5 applications of Pre-Shampoo Treatment + Shampoo + Conditioner + Leave-In Serum
*** without tensioactive sulphates
I was invited the day it launched in store for a wash and blow dry and it was a real treat. Even after the first wash my hair felt smoother and softer and looked shiner.
Highly recommend you this if you have dry, frizzy or damaged hair.
Disclosure: L’oreal PR sent me this product. All opinions in this blog post are 100% my own and honest