L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner

I am a Dove shampoo and conditioner regular customer. But when I went shampoo shopping recently, I was attracted by the L’Oreal “buy shampoo get conditioner free” offer. As a part of their anniversary celebration, they are giving away a full sized bottle of conditioner with the shampoo( I think its all of their shampoo varieties.) Its a good time to stock up for people who like L’Oreal shampoos and conditioners. I had planned to try out Himalaya shampoo as recommended by IMBB but was seduced by the images of that Aishwarya Rai ad in the tight red dress cat walking outrageously and telling me I was “worth it”.

Anyways the shampoo bottle of 200ml plus the conditioner bottle of 180ml cost me 130/- bucks which is a great deal.

loreal total repair 5 shampoo conditioner
Total Repair 5 aims to address 5 hair problems – breakage, dryness, roughness, dullness and split ends. I have probably 3 out of 5 of the problems so it would be interesting to see how it fared. It has something called “ceramide cement” when claims to repair and transform my hair.

loreal total repair 5 shampoo conditioner

First impression-the shampoo and the conditioner have a very good smell, slightly like a expensive hair treatment smell if you get what I mean. I swear my entire room smelt of the fragrance for a while even after I shut off the cap.

The shampoo is  of the standard slightly off white thick-ish consistency. I washed off my oiled hair using 2 coined sized scoops of shampoo and I cleaned out pretty well.

The conditioner was a pure white, more thick than the shampoo but not as thick as some of the other conditioners I have tired(like Garnier). I applied it twice on my hair ends and a little bit all over my hair since its the ends of the strand that gain most by the conditioner.

loreal total repair 5 shampoo conditioner

My hair definitely felt silky after it dried which is rare for my thick curly hair. But the best part was my scalp dryness, which remarkably reduced flaking. It was a good short term affect.

As far as their claims for total dominance over my hair problems, I will have to try the entire bottle to know the results. I have tired it twice and so far it has been pretty decent.
To sum it up-

Pros of L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner

-Good price.
-Good quantity.
-Great smell.
-Shampoo cleans up pretty well.
-Conditioner worked well.

Cons of L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner

-Conditioner could be thicker and more conditioning.


People in need of shampoo and conditioner could give this one a try especially since its in the offer period. Although it might not really do all the super human things it claims in the ad, I think it might turn out to be a pretty decent product which smells divine.

Also Read:

L’oreal Instant clear Anti Dandruff shampoo review
L’oreal Total Repair 5 Hair Masque Review
L’oreal Absolut Repair Hair Masque Review


144 thoughts on “L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner

  1. i was waiting for the review,since i need a shampoo to first wash off the oil and then use my regular shampo..i am buying this … :thanks: :thanks:

    what cute thing u have done , i cant see .. sorry ..tell tell :waiting: :waiting:

  2. Glad it workd for u Nikki :toothygrin: …but i absolutelyyyy hated it :shout: :shout: :shout: …instead of reducing hairfall..it increased my hairfall and made my hair rough 😯 😯 😯 ….i got fooled by that stupid add :thunder: :thunder: :thunder: …and even if eneone mentions this shampoo i go grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

    1. Same pinch fraha :handshake: . it didn’t work for me either. I stopped using it and now it has become so hard for me to finish the bottle 😉 . total waste of money for me :idk:
      BTW, hi eveyone, i am Meenu.. :blush: i have been a silent reader of IMBB since some time but couldn’t resist commenting this review O:)

      1. its the worst shampoo I have used, it has made my hair very frizzy and dull, after each wash, my hair looks so flat… I made a grave mistake of buying it.. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :spank: :spank: … its so useless, plz dont use it… :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

  3. I used tis…first it was gud and thn gave me worst hairfalls as the bottle was getting over :hunterwali: :spank: nightmares 😐

  4. im confused now…good in a way tho. 😛 cos i’;ve bought too many shampoos n conditioners and i better use all of them before the exp date 😛

  5. I have used Loreal face wash and looveeeeee it…but their shampoos,conditioners and sunscreen suck big time :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: !!!!!

  6. Nice review!!I loooove this shampoo. :heart: :heart: i always have a little amount of hairfall, but it made my hair so shiny n smooth n best- Zero split ends. The conditioner didnt work for me though :wilt:

  7. I use this on and off and i agree…it makes your hair squeaky clean…the only issue being my hair becomes dry and flyaway types !!!! i like the smell though… :))

  8. Hmm… since I don’t have the Loreal bottle I couldn’t say if it’s like that in real but I don’t think so. If you see the pics, the second bottle is inverted but the words etc. are not. 🙂
    I think Nikki has done it, and since she is a class artist at Photoshop I think she can do it easily. 🙂

    1. Sorry to join late in the conservation- The bottles are not altered by me, they are photographed as they are manufactured. But thanks a lot for the artist compliments Sanjeev, I can actually do that trick in Photoshop btw :).

    1. :coffee: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: (is tooo many castor jokes – fried the poor donkey’s brains :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: )

        1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  9. Did it occur to you that the conditioner bottle is supposed to be put like that and the print comes that way.. :yelo: :toothygrin:

    1. he he we were going ga ga over how impressive work she has done. 😛 😛 Since we are already in awe with her work , i think that kinda led us think she is pretty capable of doing this as well :silly: :silly:

  10. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: I remember Ultra doux was my first ever hair conditioner. Donno why I stopped using it!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: Is it still coming in the market? ?:) ?:) ?:)

  11. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Rab ne banaa di jodi!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  12. @ Rati, I have left two queries for you in Sonam Kapoor post and I have many others in my head but can’t overload you, you please start something like an agony aunt 😛 ohh..agony friend, kid sister, niece :thanks: but ASAP :thanks: :thanks:

    1. ohhh..no..not for you Rajeshwari..we write so much crap here….No one would mind a bit of some sane comment like yours..In fact that even helps us a lot in knowing new things. 😀 That question was for Varshini…she posted some blog link here…..

  13. I think most conditoner bottles are not the same way up as shampoo bottles cos:
    shampoo is more liquidy and can get out of the bottle faster. Conditioner is thicker and you would have to wait for it to leave the bottle. . you can tell the difference between them without having to read the bottles.

  14. i’m currently using this and love the smell. you’re right, it has the smell of those shampoos used by professionals in salons. ceramide cement sounds tough, isn’t it!

  15. :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: this is zombie smiley…. and :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: is zombie killer!! :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

  16. Its funny ..but it’s alright to be funny at times.:) : …nothing to be ashmed of…it can happen to anyone …so RELAX… O:) O:) O:)

  17. HUH? Why is everyone being so kind to Sanjeev…all of you laughed so much at me when I asked about that Lotus pencil wala sharpener..and everyone kind kind to Sanjeev….grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

        1. Sanjeev i just checked that post..funny how her confusion was cleared by a photee.. and yours was caused by it….divine justice for you Rads :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. :hunterwali: Oh is not comment…Rati has done a post on Lotus eye pencils..if you look up you will see towards end of the post photos of a cone shaped microscopic object which everyone here is claiming is the “sharpener” for this pencil…initially the pics were not there…so I really couldnt understand how this cone was a sharpener…Me big mouth..me asked …in the comments…and everyone started laughing..Mr. Donkey here wanted to do a video tutorial for me on using it… :violinbash: …and then Rati added the pics of the sharpener…verrrry emmmbarrrasssig day for meee…and everyone was mean to meee :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

        1. Hi Rads I just checked your innocent query and wrote the above comment but slow as I am I was a bit delayed in commiserating with you…

  18. Hi Nikki,

    Is this offer only for total repair or for other varients too? Also, i am too confused with thse mixed reviews….

    ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

  19. Hey everyone, I am kinda new here (barring one comment on some other post) , have been (silently) reading for about a fortnight by now and am absolutely hooked 🙂

    @Tarannum : this offer is also valid on the L’oreal Nutri Gloss varient, I know since I bought that.

    I tried Total Repair 5 shampoo (still struggling to finish it off) and was quite disappointed. BUT then I tried Nutri-Gloss mirror shine and Total Repair 5 seems heavenly in comparison 😐

  20. It absolutely ruined my hair.. just wrote a review today was thinking of sending it…. :headbang: …….. glad it worked for you.. it ruined my pretty hair

  21. Is it true that u shud not use 1 shampoo for long? m finishing my shampoo ka bottle and want to try herbal essences…. what do u guys suggest?

    1. i heard than 2…dont use for more than 3 months or summin like that…

      im using long term relationship n none of ur frizziness at the moment…i like them 🙂

      ive used color me happy,dangerously straight and hello hydration in the past…

  22. this shampoo badly weighed down my already limp hair..
    nikki, is d shampoo+ conditioner scheme on repair range only , or is on other variants too? any idea?
    i got sunsilk shampoo ystrday n got body wash freee… yipeeeee

  23. Glad u reviewed this product 😐
    I plan to try,given the offer.But honestly this “ceramide cement” is scaring me a little.Any more info on the pdt backside abt this?

  24. @pragna ..generally our hair has something called ceramides which helps in protecting our hair from becoming brittle etc…since most of us lose the cermaides due to heat and other factors…. this shampoo has ceramide cement to which might help us overcome the brittleness caused by heat …. I have tried loreal elvive shampoo range and liked the anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner…

  25. I still prefer dove’s conditioner than Loreal’s as dove’s is more thicker and creamy. My dry hair didn’t feel well conditioned on the first day of using it but the next day my hair became very greasy, that was quite unusual.

  26. Well, 1st of all i m in total awe of imbb. Whenever I visit american sites about makeup and beauty I alwaz wondered when will indian women be into reviews as it really helps people before purchasing something new. Just loved the site

    wel wel coming to d shampoo, i just loved it. I have thick dry wavy hair. This shampoo smoothened most of the frizz and my hair is al soft and supple after shampoo and conditioning. I give 5 starts for these products.

  27. i tried nutri-gloss which is it really helps my hair to become shiny i use it almost 1 week but it seems really helps out my split ends & brittleness of my hair….thanks to LoreaL products….all damages of my hair like split-ends, frizziness, dulll & dry it helps my hair alot…i will continue using it, because it works on my hair effectively…! :yahoo: :thanks: to Loreal……

  28. Hi All,

    Loreal Total Repair 5 is the worst shampoo i have ever used. It increased my hair fall tremendously and made my hair rough,fizzy and brittle…gals if you love your hair. Please dont use this shampoo ever.

  29. Nooo 🙁 this shampoo and conditioner didn’t wrk one bit for me… I had hairfall everytime I sued it… so now I’m back to sunsilk yellow 🙂 will write a review on that soon

  30. Hi
    It is very good shampoo & conditioner it makes my hair manageable
    and who ever had bad experiences abt the product it might happened that it might have not suit them, because fiama di wils makes my hair brittle that don’t mean that that product is not good 😐

  31. Hi,

    The most terrible mistake I did was to pick this shampoo up before flying for my honeymoon 7 months back! It left my hair absolutely dry, frizzy & rought. I have a penchant of trying new products and that is what tempted me to use this one! I would personally NEVER buy this product ever again..I discarded it on comming back.

    The best shampoo Ive ever used till date is Senastain range of products..which worked awsome for my hair including my moms and sis! Though this is quite an exp product..I bet you would fall in love with it!!


  32. I have used this shampoo and conditioner twice and it has made my hair so soft and manageable. I was using Pantene before and it didn’t do wonders for me…. lol 😐 but this shampoo and conditioner are awesome! 😀

  33. it worked for me though 🙂 neverthless different hair types have different stories so use what suits you :huh: .
    you girlies can be the best judge yourself :toothygrin:
    take care girls :thanks:

  34. I have wavy and slightly frizzy hair..The shampoo and conditioner worked fine for a month until I got residues and build-up!! 😛 Then, it wouldn’t work anymore..no matter how clean my scalp was! :waiting: so I moved on to better things! :tongue:

  35. I’m new, I’ve used it twice. My hair become more managable and soft (I didn’t comb my hair in these 3 days). The breakage hasn’t been solved yet, surely I need more time to prove whether this shampoo is breakage and split end solution or not.
    My hair is naturally medium curly. Some shampoo made my hair become straighter. Will L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo make my hair straighter too?

  36. this shampoo gave me the worst hair fall ever! plus it leaves my hair flat and volume less.
    only good things are the smell and soft hair.
    never ever buying it again!

  37. hi Girls,

    But my experience was vry horrible bcoz aftr useing dis shampoo & conditioner gave me lots of hair fall…..hair fall…& hair fall….i dnt want to reccomend dis shampoo and conditional to any one….

  38. Shampoo dried my hair… i used Matrix Ultra Hydrating conditioner after that.. still were bit rough… i have oily scalp and frizzy wavy hair…. havn’ t tried their conditioner range yet.

  39. Hi guys to introduce myself im deepika a very big fan of IMBB and Rati as well :-). I have been a silent reader of this blog… I couldnt resist myself in commenting on this shampoo n conditioner… Its the worst shampoo i have ever used my hairfall problem increased to a great extent grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…. The conditioner s so bad that u loose ur bouncy hairs and its becomes so sticky.. I never buy any cosmetics without IMBB review…. It was my mistake that i gave a try of this shampoo without going through IMBB review..
    Guys i need your help please help me in suggesting a good shampoo for hairfall problem… Hope to hear soon…

  40. i would not recommend this. i went from no hairfall to hair everywhere after using this. bought it cos aishwarya was endorsing it! at first i couldnt figure out it was the shampoo, but then when i changed to garnier, and hairfall stopped, and started again when i used this again. it might not be the case for everyone. best is to buy the pouch if available and use it for 2-3 weeks first. also, it made my hair really rough! i was proud till this point that god gave me good hair. now its all spoilt..:(

  41. I buy this shampoo one month ago and have very bad experience about this shampoo.it is totally waste of money.it made my hairs more rough and frizzy and increased hair fall too.so i just used half bottle and now began to use my old one shampoo.

  42. My hair started falling out too from using this shampoo, conditioner combo! I have been freaking out! Thanks girls for sharing because now I know it’s this shampoo and conditioner!

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