By Rituparna Sengupta
Hope you all are enjoying the monsoons. I love the rainy season. But I hate the hair problems that I have during this period. I have fine, wavy hair with a little frizz. But during monsoon my hair becomes very dry and too frizzy to control. So I am always in a search for shampoos, conditioners and hair masques that will take away the dryness and tame the frizz. How I wish to have silky tresses like Rapunzel! In quest for a product that can do wonders this time I got myself Loreal Absolut Repair Cellular Lactic Acid hair masque. It is a repairing masque for very damaged hair. I like masques meant for damaged hair because they contain lesser harsh chemicals. I am using this product for few weeks. So, today I am going to share my experiences with you. This is my second review with IMBB. Feeling excited.
The packaging is similar to other hair masques by Loreal. It comes inside a plastic tub. Though I don’t like tub packaging especially in showers but the better side of such packaging is, the whole product can be used. The product is thick in consistency. So it does not slip while applying with wet hands.
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Candellila wax, Amodimethicone, Cetyl esters, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Methylparaben, Trideceth-6, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lactic acid, Linalool, Sodium hydroxide, Chlorohexidine dihydrochloride, Cetrimonium chloride, Limonene, Hexyl cinnamal, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 15985/Yellow 6, Fragrance. C45011/1.
600 INR for 200 ml.
What They Claim To Do:
The formula with Lactic Acid, instantly conditions damaged hair and leaves hair feeling stronger, more supple and looking shiny as if transformed. Lactic Acid is able to create saline bonds between the keratin chains exposed in the cortex of damaged hair fibres.
Direction for use:
My take on L’Oreal Absolut Repair Cellular Lactic Acid Hair Masque
First time I used the product according to the direction given, kept for two minutes and rinsed thoroughly. I was disappointed with the results. It did nothing to my hair. Even a normal smoothing conditioner would have given better results than that. But I did not give up my hope. Next time I shampooed my hair and while slightly damp, applied the masque generously. After that I wrapped up a hot towel for 20 minutes and rinsed with cold water. This time the results were impressive. Hair felt so soft and smooth. They became tangle free and easy to comb. Though it did not take away the frizz totally, it helped to control the frizz to some extent. After single use I went on without any hair-woes for 3 days. Then again I reapplied. This time I incorporated my conditioner in between shampooing and applying masque. This time the frizz was completely controlled. Again the effect lasted for 3-4 days. The fragrance is very mild and only noticeable while applying. Till now I am happy with the results. It is no miraculous product that will transform the hair from very first wash. But with regular usage it will deliver what it claims.
Now summing up the pros and the cons:
Pros of L’Oreal Absolut Repair Cellular Lactic Acid Hair Masque
Makes hair soft, smooth and manageable.
Claims to transform very damaged hair.
Lesser harsh chemical ingredients.
Contains UV filter, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate to save hair from sun damage.
Contains lactic acid that is beneficial for hair.
Tub packaging for total utilization of the product.
Thick consistency makes it easier to use during shower.
Mild fragranced. I love mild fragranced and fragrance free beauty products.
When used along with a smoothing conditioner controls frizz completely.
Cons of L’Oreal Absolut Repair Cellular Lactic Acid Hair Masque
Less amount of product for the cost
Longer application time.
Not a miraculous transforming product.
Concentration of lactic acid is very low.
Packaging is boring.
Will I repurchase L’Oreal Absolut Repair Cellular Lactic Acid Hair Masque?
No. There are better options available within this price range. Also I will keep searching for my HG hair masque. I know it’s not going to be an easy journey.
I want to give it 3.5/5
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