L’Occitane Volumizing Shampoo Review

by Richa Singh on January 17, 2013 · 18 comments

L’Occitane Volumizing Shampoo Review

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Product Description:

This silicone-free shampoo does not weigh down hair and brings volume, shine and lightness – helping to re-balance scalp and improve cutaneous micro-circulation. It brings strength, softness and vitality.  This shampoo is prescribed for normal and fine hair.

Price:

Rs.1,250 for 300 ml.

My Take on L’Occitane Volumizing Shampoo:

I love this shampoo! First off, I will tell you that it entirely lives up to its claims.  Although I don’t use this shampoo to wash my hair regularly (it is expensive, of course!), I have been using it for the last four years now. While regular use would have had more prominent results to display (perhaps), I feel the brilliant effects of this shampoo every time I wash my hair with it. In fact, I washed my hair using this shampoo only a few hours before writing this review.

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The shampoo is something like a creamy gel, if you know what I mean. It is a gel, but it is slightly creamier in consistency than a regular gel and is not transparent. It’s a translucent gel that has a muddy-coloured appearance. It has a nice fragrance that I would describe as belonging to a melange of fruit and vegetable extracts, but I can’t seem to put my finger on what it is, perhaps the ingredients will give you some idea. Also, it is an SLS-free formula!

The shampoo is formulated with a natural vegetable complex of five essential oils (Artemisia, petit grain, sweet orange, rosemary and palmarosa).

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It doesn’t lather too well; definitely much less than a regular drugstore shampoo. You do have to work to work up a lather! Make sure that you have wet your hair and scalp well before you begin to work this shampoo in.

My hair is normal, thick and very fine. While I don’t exactly look for volume-enhancing shampoos, it isn’t something that I mind using.

As a cleanser, this shampoo is nothing short of excellent. My hair and scalp feel extremely clean after every use. It adds a visible shine to my hair. My hair feels considerably soft after I wash it with this. It leaves my hair feeling super light and nice. The fragrance lingers on in the hair for a day or two. If you’re looking for volume (especially if you have limp hair), then this will give you some but not too much. However, if you expect that this shampoo (unlike no other) will improve the texture of your hair beyond its immediate after-wash effects, then that isn’t true. Sometimes my hair becomes a little too unnecessarily wavy but this shampoo won’t do anything to change that. I doubt that any shampoo will!

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I almost always use this shampoo with L’Occitane Volumising Conditioner and I am always satisfied with the results. I strongly recommend the use of a conditioner after this shampoo just to seal some moisture in. This shampoo is not particularly drying, but most shampoos tend to make my hair a little frizzy, which I fix with the use of a conditioner. Apart from that, this shampoo will not dry out your hair or scalp—it is not at all harsh.

Pros of L’Occitane Volumizing Shampoo:

  • Excellent shampoo! It totally lives up to its claims. It cleans the hair and scalp very well and leaves it looking and feeling healthy, soft, shiny and weightless.
  • It lists out some very enchanting ingredients! It contains five essential oils.
  • It does not contain any SLS.
  • It is very balancing in its effects. It won’t dry your hair or scalp out.

Well, what more does one look for in a shampoo?

Cons of L’Occitane Volumizing Shampoo:

  • It doesn’t lather as well as some other shampoos. I don’t really look at this as a “con,” but some of you might want to opt for a shampoo that lathers well.

Verdict on L’Occitane Volumising Shampoo:

This is a superb shampoo. I find it a little too expensive, so I don’t use it as often as I would like to. But I have no complaints as such. It leaves the hair feeling weightlessly clean, healthy, soft and shiny.

IMBB Rating:

4/5.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Poo January 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

Hey Richa. I have used this one.. and I completely agree with you.. I love the volume and shine it adds to my hair….. an excellent productt with effective results.. just wish that L’Occitane come with some bumper sale and I can stock these botttlleesss… :) :)

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Richa January 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Yes, I agree! I wish they had super sales! :)

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jomol January 17, 2013 at 10:27 am

Wow….must try Richa :)

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Richa January 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm
Mamta Sharma Das January 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

well all of you have made it quite clear in my head that I have to look forward to this product. Thanks for the reveiw Richa :)

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Richa January 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

You’re welcome, Mamta. Hope you like it too :)

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poorva January 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

my l’occitane list is growing by the day :P
this sounds amazing :)
now i cant decide should i go for the aromachologie repairing shampoo(that Rati has reviewed) or this one , i have quite dry hair and since some time they have become very flat n dull :( someone help me !

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Richa January 17, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Hi Poorva, if you have dry hair then maybe you should go for the repairing shampoo. :)

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poorva January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

thanks Richa :)

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vidhi v January 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thanks for the review Richa… Ive tried their other range and really like it… was wanting to try this range.. will try it now:-)

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Richa January 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

hope you like it, Vidhi :)

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Rati January 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm

i use the repairing shampoo. I am sooooo picking this up next. Thanks richa. :)) this sounds awesome. :)

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Richa January 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I’m thinking of trying the repairing shampoo after reading your review :)
Hope you like this one too :)

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Ankita January 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

my hairs are extremely silky , long and shiny..But they arent thick ! This shampoo sounds good ! But its way to expensive..Thanks for the review though !!

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Richa January 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm

You’re welcome, Ankita. I hope you like it if you decide to try it :)

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