When you picture healthy, luscious locks, what image comes to mind? Probably hair that’s frizz-free, moisturized, shiny, and above all else: strong. Unfortunately, when it comes to the strength of your hair, there are plenty of things that can undermine it on a daily basis. We’re talking heat styling, aggressive cleansers, UV rays, chemical treatments, and hair color. That’s why, whatever hair type you have, you may want to consider using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that work to fortify your strands from the inside out. And while this is true for all hair types, it can be an especially good idea for those with color-treated hair. Keep reading for our review of the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend line, plus stick around for tips on how to add the shampoo and conditioner to your regular hair care routine.
L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and Conditioner REVIEW
Like we said, keeping your strands strong is essential to maintaining their overall health. This is because hair that’s weak is more prone to damage and breakage, which leads to things like frizz and split ends. To help fortify hair that’s feeling weak, it’s crucial to use a strengthening and repairing shampoo and conditioner system. Enter: L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner. First up, the shampoo. Formulated with goji, this shampoo works to make hair three times stronger and also defend against damage and daily color aggressors. The fresh aromatic fragrance of the shampoo is just a lovely added bonus! The corresponding conditioner deeply conditions and strengthens fragile hair, helping to repair and protect against daily environmental aggressors, like UV rays and water. This system is gentle on color and formulated without harsh sulfates, salts, or surfactants that can strip, dull, and damage hair.
Editor’s note: Still not sure what the deal is with all the hype about sulfate-free shampoos? Check out Our 5 Reasons to Consider Using Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
How to Use the EverPure Repair & Defend System
Now that you’re privy to the benefits of this repairing shampoo and conditioner system, perhaps it’s time to talk about how best to incorporate these products into your hair care routine.
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Start by applying the shampoo onto wet strands—remember, your hair must be fully saturated with water before you suds up with shampoo. Focus the shampoo mainly on the scalp, using gentle circular motions to wash away any build up. Massage it into a thick lather and then rinse thoroughly.
STEP 2: CONDITION
After you’ve thoroughly rinsed out the shampoo, it’s time to condition. This is a crucial step no matter what hair type or texture you have. Focus the conditioner mainly on the lengths and ends of your hair, avoiding application on the roots and scalp. Once or twice per week, swap out the conditioner for the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm, which is a deeply repairing treatment that penetrates hair to restore strength and brilliance strand by strand. To use, apply after shampooing and leave on hair for up to five minutes, then rinse out thoroughly. This balm can also be used as a pre-shampoo treatment for extra detangling and conditioning benefits.
STEP 3: USE A T-SHIRT TO DRY YOUR HAIR
After you step out of the shower, you might be used to reaching for a cotton towel to dry off your strands—but wait! Try using an old T-shirt to dry off soaking wet strands instead as they tend to be gentler than towels. Just a little tip to help stop hair breakage!
STEP 4: APPLY A LEAVE-IN STRENGTHENING TREATMENT
Next, apply the L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Break Proof Lotion onto the lengths and ends of your slightly damp strands. To use, apply a dime-sized amount onto hair and comb through to evenly distribute. Don’t rinse it out!
STEP 5: STYLE AS USUAL
Finally, go about your hair styling routine as usual, whether that means air-drying your strands or using a blow-dryer and hot tools. If it’s the latter, remember to apply a heat protectant onto your strands before any heat styling.
Next, determine your hair damage level with a handy quiz: How Damaged Is Your Hair?