My first review on IMBB and I am thrilled! Let me introduce myself, my name is Vrushali and I am from Mumbai. I have been following this blog since about a few months and I am thankful for all the reviews, tips, tutorials and D-I-Ys. I am going to review a product from L’Oreal which belongs to the Professionnel series. The L’oreal Professionnel Vitamino Color Gel Masque (quite a long name!).
It’s the vitamino color INCELL HYDRO-RESIST color protecting gel-masque. Strengthens and is a double protection system for colored hair and gives it an intense shine in 1 minute. It provides UV filter and has derivatives of vitamin E and magnesium.
Aqua/water, hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, quaternium-87, stearyl , alchohol, behentrimonuim, chloride, amodimethicone, phenoxyethanol, parfum/fragrance, candeulla cera/wax, methylparaben, trideceth-5, 2.oleamido-1, 3-octadecanediol, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, ethylhexyl, methoxycinnamate, trideceth-10, chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, magnesium sulphate.
Directions For Use:
Apply and work into shampooed and towel-dried hair. Leave for just 1 minute and rinse off with water.
It’s a sturdy pink tub.
Rs. 900/- for 500 gm. Also, comes in a small size tub.
My Experience with L’Oreal Serie Expert Vitamino Color Masque:
Well, I have premature grey hair and it’s been greying since I was in school! Am I unlucky!! I used to have silky, soft, dark brown hair before, but like I said, it started greying since I was in my early teens. I have been coloring my hair since quite a long time now. Although I use L’oreal hair color which is of good quality, I still have dry hair and it was the result of regular coloring. More so, during working hours, the constant blow of air conditioner, dust and pollution while commuting had made it horrible. So, when my hair had become all frizzy and unmanageable, I was suggested this product by two different people, my colleague (who has colored, shiny, and lustrous locks) and the local beauty parlour lady from whom I get my hair colored. Well, I had to get it as soon as possible.
Its a very nice product I must say. Light fluffy gel, has a mild scent of berries which is not at all overpowering. The scent does not linger for long on hair after wash, which is fine with me. I use it like a conditioner after shampooing my hair because my colleague used it the same way. I apply about a coin-sized dollop and massage it on hair after shampooing and leave it for about a minute before rinsing off. Just give it a minute and voila!! I do not towel dry my hair after shampoo as mentioned in directions for use, I use it like a conditioner instead. So, yes it did make my hair soft and manageable and it also gave it some volume which was much needed I have been using this mask since about 8-10 months now and I am happy with the results. I plan to use this until I find something better and cheaper of course! 😛
Pros of L’Oreal Serie Expert Vitamino Color Masque:
- Smells of berries which is pleasantly mild.
- Vitamin E and UV filter for hair protection.
- Lives up to its claims, makes colored hair soft and manageable.
- Gives a nice sheen to hair which makes the colored tresses stand out.
- Adds volume.
- Controls frizz.
- Just 1 minute on hair is enough unlike other conditioners.
Cons of L’Oreal Serie Expert Vitamino Color Masque:
- Oh boy, this is expensive
- Loads of chemicals.
- Tub packaging which is not travel friendly, I have to transfer some product into another small case when I am travelling.
- Have to keep digging fingers into it.
- Availability. (It’s available with L’Oreal Enrich and some other high-end salons and at shops where they keep imported products).
- Can weigh your hair down if used in excess.
Would I Recommend L’Oreal Serie Expert Vitamino Color Masque?
Yes, for girls who love to color their locks, you might wanna try this once and see it for yourselves!
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