L’Oreal EverSleek – Sulphate Free, Not For Me!

I’ve heard a lot about sulphate free products over the past 12 months. I don’t generally buy in to that kind of thing but I am all for trying something new where hair care is concerned so when L’Oreal launched their new Hair Expertise range it seemed as good a time as any to give it a go.
The range consists of shampoo and conditioner – £5.99 – as well as styling products and intensive masks – £6.99. There are 6 hair type specific formulas to choose from…
Colour Care & Moisture – Overprocessed, Dry, Coloured Hair
Colour Care & Smoothing, Overprocessed, Dry, Coloured Hair
Colour Care & Volume, Overprocessed, Dry, Coloured Hair
Smoothing & Moisture, Overprocessed, Frizzy Hair
Smoothing & Nourish – Overprocessed, Frizzy Hair
Reinforcing & Vitality – Overprocessed, Fragile Hair
So it would seem this range is targeted at overprocessed hair? Yes, I think so.
I’m not convinced that the moisture and smoothing versions aren’t exactly the same but hey, that’s the cynic in  me. Don’t even get me started on the bad grammar that is ‘Smoothing and Nourish’ ugh, but that’s the one I chose. I didn’t really shop around, I just picked up the first one I saw, had I done more research ahead of my purchase I may have chosen a coloured hair formula.
I so wanted to like this, I wanted to tell you it had transformed my hair and I wished I’d banned sulphates years ago but.. I cant. My hair did feel smooth and nourished but it didn’t feel clean.. and isn’t that the main objective here? Yes I want my hair to feel and look healthy but that means squat if it’s hanging from visibly dirty roots. I really stuck it out, I read up on how to get the best from it, I was washing my hair twice I was leaving the shampoo in for longer but nothing worked. Every time I dried my hair I had to follow with dry shampoo so my hair never looked or felt freshly washed – and I’ve run out of Batiste! I persevered for 2 weeks before enough was enough, I used my regular shampoo and wow did I feel clean. It was like I’d been grubby for a fortnight and finally taken a shower, I can’t explain the relief.
I’m sure that ‘no-sulphate cleansing systems’ (L’Oreals tag line for this range) have their place but that place is not on my head. I don’t care what anyone says or how bad they are I need my sulphates and silicones and artificial what-nots to make my hair look good. If you’re hair is extremely damaged or dry then by all means give this a go but it is not something I’ll be revisiting anytime soon.
I can’t discredit all sulphate free formula’s based on this one product and if I was to head out into that murky wilderness again I would for sure go organic rather than high street but if you’re hair is normal/oily don’t go near this stuff!
Available at Boots.com
Miss BB


  1. 24 April, 2012 / 10:56 am

    Omg I was so nearly buying this yesterday and decided against it last minute. I still might try them out because I am intrigued how my hair will be with them… I have damaged hair, it gets bleached. x x

    • 24 April, 2012 / 11:33 am

      i'd say try it but i think you'll hate it and clean hair is particularly important for blondes as blonde hair can look dull or even dark when it's not freshly washed! x

  2. 24 April, 2012 / 11:02 am

    I love the conditioner from the Colour Care range, but I use the Organix Coconut Shampoo, gets my hair so much cleaner than any other SLS free shampoo + lathers as well as a normal shampoo x

    • 24 April, 2012 / 11:31 am

      thing is there are no sulphates in regular conditioner so the conditioner from this range isn't anything special. I have heard good things anout organix so i may have to try them out

  3. 24 April, 2012 / 11:05 am

    I was beginning to think I was the only one who did t love these SLS free shampoos! I bought the Body Shop one and while at first I was impressed, I developed this oily patch at the back of my head and no matter how long I massaged with the shampoo or how many times I rinsed and repeated it wouldn't shift! I also wanted to love them but I don't 🙁 I think I'm gonna give the Klorane shampoo a try next! xx

    • 24 April, 2012 / 11:35 am

      its a bit like using conditioner as shampoo, isn't it? it's stil soap but it's not fit for purpose

  4. 24 April, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Ewugh sounds horrible! I can assure you that the sulphate free products I've tried aren't made with poor grammar and by a company trying to promote an idea for a single product! Ranges like Naked are really underrated yet their quality is great! If you ever fancy trying a sulphate free product again, Naked's intensive rescue conditioner is the nicest thing ever! (sorry for the ramble, I have to use sulphate free as sulphates irritate my eczema!) x

  5. 24 April, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    I have the EverPure volume shampoo from this range – even though my hair is no longer coloured – I was drawn to the words sulphate, free and volume.

    I quite like it – better than some shampoos out there.

    But my favourite shampoo is still the Aussie Mega shampoo… although Aussome Volume comes close second 🙂

  6. 24 April, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    i wait for the other shampoo review,for thin hair!i tried these L'oreal ones and im gonna stick to phyto ,naked range and origins shampooes!these ones sucked big time!:( x

  7. 25 April, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    Oh no, they sound horrible, it's so annoying when you try something new and it doesn't work out.

    Lucy x

  8. 25 April, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    I thought that I was totally imagining this!! My hair is the greasiest its ever been using this shampoo and conditioner. I was using Organix Brazilian Keratin and I loved it! And to be honest….I only bought this because out of the whole range, this was the only one I liked the scent of, the rest were rank!!

    Carina x


  9. Sarah Pacey
    5 April, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Please can someone recommend a good shampoo for itchy flaky scalp? doctor says i have a bacterial infection on scalp so recommended coaltar shampoo.like capasal..nothing works..tried kitko..was okay..now on oriflame danduff rescue better than head and shoulders but nothing really works….was going try sulphate free but after reading above reviews, will i be wasting my money? any ideas please…thanx

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