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Alix Earle Loves These Hair Bonding "Dupes" That Cost Less Than a Luxury Collection

“If you need a good bond repair dupe, I got you.”
May 05, 2023

Alix Earle’s GRWM (get ready with me) and beauty favorites videos always have us running to the stores to get our hands on her must-have products. Her video about the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion went viral, racking up 3.7 million views and counting, and now everyone wants to get their hands on this drugstore dupe. 

In one of her latest TikTok videos, Earle declared her love for the L’Oréal Paris bonding system, specifically the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Bond Strengthening Pre-Shampoo Treatment, the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate-Free Bond Repair Shampoo with Citric Acid and L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate-Free Bond Repair Conditioner with Citric Acid

Described by Earle as a “hair bonding dupe,” and her “hair savior,” this bonding treatment is right on par with the bonding treatments you’ll see from buzzy luxury brands, but for a fraction of the price. If you haven’t quite gotten your hands on this repairing trio, read on for everything you need to know about the Everpure Bonding system, and how to use it in your routine to get strands that are just as luscious and healthy as Earle’s.
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What Does the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Bonding System Do?

The L’Oréal Paris Everpure Bonding system is all about repairing damaged hair. Here’s the scoop on what exactly this trio can do for your hair.

The Formula

The Everpure Bonding system uses citric acid to penetrate the inner part of your hair follicle (called the hair cortex), to rebuild it, making it stronger from the inside out. When you address the hair from the inside out you’re able to repair the damage that results from constant bleaching, chemical treatments, and heat styling that weakens the hair over time.

Earle relies on routine trips to the hair salon to maintain her beachy blonde hue, which can be a major cause of hair damage. “If you know me, you know I’m constantly in the salon bleaching my hair off,” she shares. She mentions that with just one wash with the pre-shampoo treatment, shampoo and conditioner, her strands went from dry and frizzy to silky-smooth.

The special thing about the Everpure Bonding trio is that it protects hair from future damage because it strengthens the hair fibers, and when the hair is strong, it’s less prone to split ends, frizz and dryness. By repairing weakened hair bonds, not only does the hair look and feel stronger, but it looks better. The hair is less frizzy, curls and waves have more definition, it feels smoother and it’s easier to detangle. 

The Ingredients

The color-safe formula is made without sulfates, parabens, DMDM hydantoin (which contains a known carcinogen, formaldehyde, according to chemicalsafetyfacts.org), added phthalates, dye or gluten. This is important because these ingredients can sometimes be the root (pun intended) of scalp irritation and hair dryness. 

The Price 

The cost of the three products combined comes out to less than $35. That’s almost the same price as just one product from a luxury bonding collection — it’s looking like reaching for a “dupe” is the way to go. “This way you can get healthy hair without breaking the bank,” Earle shares and we totally agree.

How to Use the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Bonding System

Ready to get your mane ready for a #hairtok moment? Here’s how to use this three-part bonding system to get social media post-worthy results. 

Step 1. Apply the Pre-Shampoo Treatment 

The first part of the trio is the pre-shampoo or pre-poo treatment. Wet your hair, and apply the treatment from the mid roots to the ends of your hair. Set a timer, and leave it on for five to 10 minutes before you rinse it out.

Step 2. Rinse and Shampoo as Usual

Apply the shampoo to your roots as usual and gently massage it into a thick lather, then rinse. 

Step 3. Apply Conditioner 

Follow up with the conditioner, focusing it on the mid roots through the ends of the hair. Let the conditioner sit for three minutes before you rinse it out. 

Step 4. Style Your Hair With Confidence 

Gently dry your hair and style it as usual. Since this system targets damaged hair, you may want to forgo hot tools, in favor of a heatless style like overnight beach waves. If your styling includes blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons, prime your strands with a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant

If you have curly or wavy hair, bring out your natural texture with a curl-enhancing leave-in, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner. Apply a dime-sized amount to your palm and work it through the length of your curls.

Next: What Is the Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Damaged Hair?

Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier

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