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L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, Booster & Conditioner

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When I first heard about this I started mentally editing out my hair and pasting in the locks of a lady who is THE L’Oreal haircare girl, you know the one in the Elnett adverts… I have heard that mousse, hairspray and texturising/dry shampoo products can give us Victoria Secret-esque hairdos… BUT now L’Oreal claim the Fibrology line – sounds like science fiction, and makes me suspicious – is able to thicken hair by simply using their in shower products and to find out if it was true I tested the line out on my straight-straight-straight hair :).

A bit more about my hair type… I have very fine, straight, flat, long (reaches to the middle of my back) hair – using more product or layering products makes my hair flatter, usually, so I try to use lighter conditioners and less product where possible.

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, Conditioner & Booster

L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, Conditioner & Booster

I have used all the products on three occasions now and listed each in order of use:

L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo 400ml

The shampoo smells very fresh, foams up very well, and I didn’t find I needed much at all to give my hair a very good cleansed feel (even for my long hair I only used a 10p sized amount).

L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Booster

The booster is a weird product which has no scent, is difficult to distribute evenly in wet hair as you can’t tell where it has been applied (doesn’t have a slippery feel like conditioner just feels like water). The booster is to be used after the shampoo but before conditioner from the same range. You are supposed to use the same amount of this product as conditioner and apply from root to tip. I think I ended up using around 1/5 of the tube; so you would need to either use this less often -instructions on frequency of use are not on tube – or add it to your weekly shop!

L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Conditioner 400ml
The conditioner smells very fresh (same scent as shampoo) and for my long hair I only used a 10p sized amount, and this was more than enough.
After towel drying I found my hair felt very rough and coarse, which was very odd and not how my hair normally feels at all. Using a wide tooth comb I always comb through my hair before blow-drying and found this took much longer than normal as the knots had a grippy feel to them so I tried to be a little more gentle as my hair felt worryingly brittle to touch. After blow drying I noticed my hair was lighter and more volumised/fluffy but this was temporary; after 1-2 hours my hair went back to its natural straight, flat self 😦 . The only major benefit I found with using this line (I usually use the Ojon Volumising line) was that I could go an extra day without washing my hair (I next washed my hair on the 3rd day instead of 2nd)! Also, I had curled my hair and usually the wave would completely drop out by day 2, but I still had waves the next day! This line is worth a try as the products are very reasonably priced. Also, apparently the Filloxane technology is something that is also using in windscreen sealant so it took me a few days to build up the courage to use this!
Healthy finish but no “thickening” effect seen, and gives me a extra day between washes, saving time.

This line is available at

Have you tried this line? If so, can you let me know what you thought of it and if there is anything I can do to “Thicken” my do?  – besides teasing it into a great big knot – 😉

Samples provided by Boots.

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