L’oreal Hair Spa Smoothing CreamBath Review

by jyo on August 17, 2011 · 85 comments

L’oreal Hair Spa Smoothing Creambath Review

Hello beauties . :)

I am back with yet another hair care product review and this happens to be my favorite. :yahoo:

You must be aware of this product as this is used as the main base for hair spa in all the salons. You go for a hair spa and you are bound to see this. I’ve already mentioned earlier about my hair which has undergone rebonding three times and according to the hair dressers, hair spa is a must after any kind of hair treatment.

L’oreal Hair Spa smoothing cream bath

So as per their suggestion I started getting hair-spa sessions at the salon every alternate week. There is no doubt that it kept my hair very smooth and manageable but spending 1500 bucks every 15 days pinches a lot. :(( I must have thought of doing it at home so many times, but I am a lazy bum and It is a tedious job to do all the washing, massaging, hot towel wrapping thing by myself. And now that I was getting back my natural curls the spa thing was getting on my nerves. So I dragged myself to the store and got this with their ampoules for dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair. I don’t have the ampoules right now so I’ll be reviewing the cream bath only.

Over to the review

Price: 525 for 500 ml. :woot:
You see how they charge thrice the amount for a single session in the salons :spank: :spank:

Expiry: use before 30 months from date of manufacture.
What it claims
L’oreal Hair Spa smoothing cream bath review

Continue your personal hair-spa experience with this sensory massage service, after the sensory system 1 shampoo. This smoothing formula is based on purified water, catatonic smoothing agents and glycerin, to help control volume. The hair is soft, easy to manage and shiny-from root to tip.

Directions for use

As written on the tub

Mix 1 scoop of the smoothing cream bath with 1 vial of the selected scalp concentrate, using the spatula provided.post shampoo and towel drying, apply the mix with a brush, onto the scalp only. Next, take another scoop of cream bath only and work it into the mid lengths and end of the hair with your fingers. Comb through the entire length of the hair, before proceeding with the massage. Post massage, steam or wrap the head in a hot towel. Leave for ten minutes. Emulsify hair with Luke warm water. Towel-dry and finish treatment with the energizing scalp lotion.


L’oreal Hair Spa

As you can see it contains methyparaben.
My experience


The consistency is quite thick, doesn’t drip. The smell is too strong for my nose while application. It stays for a while after but I like the mild lingering smell after wash.

L’oreal Hair Spa swatch

The first time I actually followed the directions :haanji: the result was good as expected. Second time I skipped the hot-towel part, 3rd time the whole massage part and used it just as the conditioner. :shocked: I told you I am a lazy bum :methinks: .
So I invented a new method of application, so that I don’t have to move from bathroom to dressing so many times. The basic thought behind this was, since my hair is dry. It needs deep conditioning to make the frizzes go away. When our hair is wet it cannot absorb the conditioner very well as it is already saturated with water. That is why they ask to towel dry the hair.

This is how I prepared the pack next time.

I mixed equal amount of curd and cream bath in a bowl. Then added 1tsp hair oil in the mix. The pack was ready to use. (the strong smell is diluted too 😀 )

Instead of hair oil, apply this with a brush, 1 hr before you wash your hair. Massage the way you do with your oil, and then leave it on. Shampoo and condition as usual after the time. I did not know how it’ll turn out, but to my surprise the result was even better than the original procedure. Since then I have been using it like that only. It does not take extra time, and my hair gets its nutrition properly without me taking any extra pain. :yahoo: :yahoo:


1. Hair feels really soft and manageable without frizz.
2. I use this every alternate week and it works great for my hair.
3. If you compare the price to the salon sessions it’s definitely very cheap.
4. The quantity is good and lasts a long time. So value for money is good. (you can see the amount left after almost a year’s use. )


1. Contains paraben.
2. The smell would be too strong for many people.

My rating 4.5 out of 5

The final verdict
Yes. Definitely. I love the way my hair feels with its use. So all those people, wanting frizz free and manageable hair should definitely give this a try. :waytogo:

Have you used L’oreal Hair Spa Smoothing CreamBath ? Please rate in the box below

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L’oreal Hair Spa Smoothing CreamBath Review Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.

Best hair spa available!

4 5 1
The loreal hair spa range is the best one among all the brands as it is so easy and convenient to do a hair spa at home.. the process is hassle free... my hair looked amazingly smooth and silky after using this.. this is a necessity to keep hair healthy and I use it every week.. i always have a tub of this :-)

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aruna August 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

hey so awesome!! love it..do u get this only at salons or other places too?


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Yeah aruna its awesome. :) I toh got it from beauty centre mumbai,bt i’ve seen it in many regular cosmetics stores here.m sure u’ll get it at ur place too.


aruna August 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm

krupa – does the total repair 5 do the same thing? i have seen those around


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Hey krupa.i’ve tried the total repair wala masque too bt i like it better.somehow that didnot work for me. :spank:


Parita August 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Sounds a grt product! I have never done hair spa yet .. :toothygrin:


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

If only u had my type of hair :hunterwali:


Rati August 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

i am totally loving the loreal professional range these days. i have never done hair spa at home and you are right this definitely would save a looott of money. I will pick this up on my next visit to salon pakka. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


aruna August 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

it must be something new cos i am thinking my parlour lady should have already pakaoed me to buy this by now..she keeps saying ‘you need to get a spa treatment done’.. :bash:


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Yeah Rati,get this.its actually worth the money. :yahoo: :yahoo:
aruna its been 3 yrs (or may b more) already since d product got launched. Ur parlour wali aunty must b a nayi nayi beautician :tongue: :tongue: thts y unaware of d product :toothygrin:


aruna August 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

haan aise hi kuch hoga..i shud check it out though..sounds promising and my hair gets dry with all the colouring too so this is worth a dekho


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm



alice February 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

can i buy this product in online also…


Ambika July 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Would like to share how you have done hair spa in your home please.



Mehr August 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I am also using this product and loving it totally!
It works like magic for frizzy hair, but only till you’re using it. But honestly, I’m okay with that :pigtail:
Nice review :waytogo:


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm

:thanks: mehr. me too :cheers:


Neha S. August 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

iv always been eyeing thi.. byt was scared of the whole hot towel routine.. and i had doubts whether i could just use this conditiner before bath


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Neha try this.u wont regret getting this.i toh use it before wash only and it gives perfect result :shy: :mirror:


tiny September 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

i have very freezy hair.1 year back i went for rebonding.i want to reduce the freezyness and have silky soft hair.will it work???


Dee August 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Nice review Jyo.
Sounds good for my frizzy hair too. Will try to get one.


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

:thanks: dee. Get it fasssssst :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


rima August 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Was just looking for sumthing tht would take care of my frizziness…i hate the frizz tht never seem tell me goodbye!! :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan:
finally sumthing i guess that i can try using since i loved your review…wrote it in a sweet manner…i guess ur own procedure impressed me v well since m a lazy gurl too… :stars: :stars: :stars:
i ll buy it soon!!! :pigtail: :pigtail:


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm

:thanks: rima. me likes lazy ppl :puchhi: :tongue: :tongue:


rima August 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm

me likes them too… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: 😀 😀
by the way one question…considering the length of your hair,how much curd and creambath would you mix?i have the same length as you hv in the pic… :)) :))


jyo August 18, 2011 at 7:27 am

The amount depends on ur hair type rima.like my hair is dry and absorbs everything quickly.so i need thoda jyada. Fir bhi h can try mixing 2 tsp of each first and thn if required make some later.just make sure its applied to each n every strand from toot to tip. :))


rima August 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm

thank you jyo!!! :kissing:


jyo August 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Yup.if u go to a salon they will wash ur hair first,thb massage,steam n wash again. Bt i apply it b4 washing and it works fine.bt make sure ur hair is clean n not very dirty.


sonu August 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Jyo Me too have this one. But it takes too much efforts to use it as per their instructions. I’m using it as a conditioner and it works well. I’ll try your method now. thx.


jyo August 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Welcome sonu O:) O:)


Anveshi August 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

thanks thanks so much….I need a miracle worker for my hair….hope it works.My hair is dry and frizzy and I love your own pack. Im gonna use it that way too :yahoo:


jyo August 18, 2011 at 7:30 am

:thanks: anveshi.glad my article helped :yahoo: :yahoo:


Aashima August 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Hey Jyo! great review!
i have very fine hair and oily scalp. i have to shampoo every 3rd day. do you think this will work for oily scalp as well?


jyo August 18, 2011 at 7:55 am

:thanks: aashima. It’ll definitely make ur hair softer n manageable bt m nt sure about d improvement in scalp condition.basically its deep conditioning masque for dry n frizzy hair. U cn chk out the other variants for d scalp may b. :methinks:


sne August 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm

oooo.. they used this one in the hair spa session.. and hair feels so smooth after that.. im gonaa buy this!! pakka.. and i dint mind the smell at all.. i mean .. im one person who minds such interfering smells a lot.. but was fine with this.. :)


jyo August 18, 2011 at 7:47 am

Welcome sne. Get it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 9:16 am

Hey Jyo….I thought I had commented on this post yesterday, sorry about not posting a comment yesterday itself. Thanks for sharing this wonderful product Jyo…it works for your curly hair :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ….I must get this :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: and also I will follow the same method that you have devised….. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:


jyo August 18, 2011 at 9:29 am

:thanks: jomol :yahoo: :yahoo: yay!!!!! Got goodie goodie comments frm jomol :dance: :happydance: :tongue:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

I am tho good only Jyo 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 only with Rads, I am bad :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:


Rati August 18, 2011 at 10:06 am

who would wnat to believe this. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

Jomolayy..you tooo..check mail no pls :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:


jyo August 18, 2011 at 10:19 am

i know :tongue: :tongue:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

I won’t check my mail….you show off :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:09 am

Ratiiii…can you check your mail quickie fastly pls :toothygrin:


Rati August 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

mail toh sendo.. no mail from you. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:15 am

:toothygrin: :tongue: :toothygrin: :tongue: :toothygrin: :tongue: :toothygrin: :tongue:


Rati August 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

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Rati August 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

my net stopped working coz of your grrrrrrrrrrrr mail. :spank: :spank: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

Your net also stopped working…ayayyayayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :happydance: :dance: :balle: :yahoo: :tongue: :shy:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 10:28 am

I hate you Rads….if you are an Indian, if you love your country, gift that thing to me….I hope this line works…..(I have sent you the same sentimental story in mail),…please check and keep the thing safe in your suitcase to bring it back to me:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:31 am

Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwww….Jomol wants the thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) O:)


jyo August 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

Sum kind of virus u r spreading rads???? :doctor: :doctor: :stars:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

hehehheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 😛 😛 😥 😥 😥 😥 I sneezed some on IMBB so everyone gets it heheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


jyo August 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

:hihi: :hihi: :hihi:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwww…how comessssssssssss you getssssssssss bloooooooooooooo box????????????????????????????????????????????? I ALSO WANT :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:


Rati August 18, 2011 at 10:51 am

:hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:


jyo August 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

Jadoooooo nt gonna tell u :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:


Ushma September 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Hi jyo,
I wana try this..wondering if its work or not !!! :pray:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

Jyo….this rads is not spreading a virus….she herself is Pseudomonas aeroginosa :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:


jyo August 18, 2011 at 11:24 am

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: i luv rads-jomol fighting. :tongue: :tongue:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

😐 😐 😐 :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :devil:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Rads…..just now my school fraand came searching for me….she went to the place where we lived earlier and took the pains to track me down…and she is so happy to meet me :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa….nicely you changed now…just now you were telling me ke “she was so happy WHEN SHE LEFT” :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Rati August 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

jomol how did you feel after meeting her. :hihi:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Jomol felt happy….she finally got some bakra besides her long suffering family ppl…but poor fraaaaaaaaaaaaand…. :lol2:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Rati and Rads :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Rati.,……is this is a trick question….wait, I thinking :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: I was also happy to meet her……


jomol August 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

yeah Rads….she was so happy to have met me…she was very happy when she left also :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:


Radhika August 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Yaaaaaaaa yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…and I look like Sush..except just an inch or two shorter 😛


jomol August 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Yeah Sush….exactly…..from 65 degrees or 180 degrees :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:


jomol August 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Hmmmmm…..my fraand got me so many chocolates because she remembered that I loved chocos in my school days and some of them I could share with my son she told…. :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail:


chanchal August 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

hi jyo
i m already using this spa cream bath but i dnt knw what is the use of scalp concentrate ? and which scalp concentrate i should buy?
thnx ?:)


Amrita October 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

Please can anyone tell me where can i get this spa cream from?? these are exclusively for salon usage and they don’t sell these as they sell professional shampoos . please please help.



Shraddha Chavan November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm

:announce: Amrita :You can buy this stuff from the Beauty Centre


haseena December 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Hi this is haseena.

I want to bye Loreal Hair spa. I tried in so many malls i am not getting. I used to go in the parlour, but it comes very costly…ps let me know from where can i get it…i stay at goregaon…thanks


bhavi December 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Hey …
this article is really good…i was aware of this product earlier ….but just had thoughts that its only for salon use…I currently got my hair straightened and im using L’oreal “xtenso mouisturist” masque as a conditioner…its quiet expensive…can this creme bath be replaced instead of xtenso?????? someone please help me with this…
Im shedding a lot of money…3000 per month fr two L’oreal hair spa…
if im gonna continue with this is spa massages required???


apps January 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Hi Bhavi,
Yes you can use this like a conditioner also.People who used it told me that this can be used as a spa treatement and as conditioner also.


Debarati Chaudhuri February 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi Jyo… I want to purchase this product. I m staying in Bangalore..but did nt get any clue 4m where I can purchase it….could u suggest me something…can I order it on9 or get it 4m which kinda shop?????? Pls help


Anu March 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Hi Rati
i want to buy Loreal Hair Spa
but i am not getting it online
can you please tell me where to buy it online


Ritu R March 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

nice review jyo. i’ve been eyeing this stuff since a long time. waiting for my matrix hair pack tub to get over. such huge packagings are economical, but I get bored with everything after some time..is this cream effective without the concentrate in the vial too? have you tried it that way? please tell


Nikki April 4, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hiii i am a bit of confused :-/ tht which bath cream should i used Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tell me some branded bath cream name which i cn used to make dis pack for my hair :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
waiting for ur replyyyyyyyyyyyyyy……….. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:


niyaz merchant April 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

ye paiso me kitne cigaret ke box aayenge,,,,luzz :devil: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:


sneha April 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I m using loreal hair spa cream for dry hair, then which hair spa hydrating concentrate should be used?and in which quantity?


KRITI August 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm

can we use this without the scalp concentrate?
scalp concentrate just contains gycerin and is damn expensive…100 bucks for 1 vial!!
so why not just mix glycerin instead of wastin 100 rs!!


shanu December 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Hi all

pls do not use this spa cream..Initially u might feel really silky but after few months ur hair wil become greasy..My hair used to be really silky but now its sticky..I tried many things but still its sticky..pls don use this product..


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