L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I have dry curly hair and I am always in search of good and hydrating shampoo. Mostly I juggle betwe...

I have dry curly hair and I am always in search of good and hydrating shampoo. Mostly I juggle between Dove Dryness Care, Tresemme Keratin Smooth and Sunsilk Natural Recharge which work perfectly for my hair. Having receive the L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner in my haul, I was keen to give L'Oreal another chance. This is because my tryst with L'Oreal was disastrous, leading to dry hair and extreme hair fall. However, this one promises to nourish and enrich the tresses which sounds pretty good to me. So, let's see how the shampoo and conditioner worked on my hair.


About L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner:

Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo nourishes and smoothes your hair from root to tip making it look more smooth & manageable. The texture and the shine of your hair is renewed.
Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner nourishes and smoothes your hair from root to tip making it look more smooth & manageable. The texture and the shine of your hair is renewed.
L'Oreal laboratories have succeeded in combining Argan Oil and Silk protein, which is naturally rich in essential fatty nutrients: 48Hour Protection: The crème formula nourishes and smoothes your hair from root to tip making it look more smooth & manageable. It shields your hair from the effect of humid or dry weather.




Price:

L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo: 55 INR for 75 ml
L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner: 80 INR for 65 ml


Shelf Life:

2 years

Ingredients List:


Directions For Use:

L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo: Massage the shampoo into wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly.
L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner: Gently massage through the ends of the hair. Leave for 1 minute. Rinse thoroughly.

My Experience With L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner:

L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo:


The shampoo comes in a rather skinny bottle which is opaque and has a vibrant orange wrapping to it. The flip open cap is tight and sturdy. I feel they are extremely convenient to travel with. I loved the overall look of the packaging and its efficiency as well. This is highly recommended while travelling due to its light weight. The shampoo is off white is color and has a slightly runny consistency, equivalent to most of the shampoo's in the market. The smell is artificial, refreshing and surely a fine one for the nasal senses. It isn't very overbearing or nauseated but has the beautiful whiff to it. Sadly, it fades off after 2-3 hours of the wash.



The shampoo lathers very well. In the first wash, if your hair is too oil-laden (I use castor oil and coconut oil concoction), you have to spread and massage the shampoo well to your dampen hair. It won't lather in the first wash but from the second wash, it lathers very well. If your hair is thick, I believe you need 3 washes to wash off all the oil and grime from the hair. It does cleanse the hair well which is very important because the pollution and oiliness aren't easy to handle. This is a kind of shampoo which washes off rather easily and hence you won't have to work much on rinsing.
The efficacy of the shampoo is good. It does smoothens out the hair and makes it somewhat bouncy. The hair feels slightly soft after the wash. Now, the presence of SLS in a nourishing shampoo is slightly contradicting and this is the exact reason this particular variant isn't going to work impressively on dry, damaged or curly hair (curly hair always need heavy duty moisturizing shampoo). The upper portion of my hair is well smoothened but the drier or lower portion remains dry and actually this shampoo does nothing extraordinary in that department.
This shampoo always need a good conditioner as well as leave-in-serum for afterwards to have that extra softness. It doesn't contribute much to other hair problems like hair fall, dandruff etc. but does no extra damage as well.

L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner:


The conditioner comes in a sturdy plastic bottle, with similar packaging of flip open cap. Both the bottles are extremely convenient to carry while travelling and light weight too. The conditioner is also off white in color and has very enriching and opulent smell of oil concoction. It is very beautiful for a whiff and it stays for some time after the wash. The conditioner is thick and requires a little amount than usual. It looks very enhanced and nourished for the hair.



The conditioner is well spread on the hair and I generally keep it for around 3-4 minutes. However, it needs to be washed with a little bit effort and detangles the hair well. It gives a soft and nourished feel to the hair. Its nourishing touch isn't very enriching for the damaged tresses in the lower portion of my hair but it is sufficiently hydrated. I further use a serum to bring a nice shine and gloss.

Pros Of L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner:
  • Both the products has very nice, efficient and sturdy packaging.
  • The shampoo has a slightly runny consistency while the conditioner is thick in texture.
  • Both the products have a very captivating smell.
  • Lathers well and easy to wash off.
  • Smoothens the tresses and cleanses the scalp.
  • The conditioner is good and detangles the hair well.
  • Suitable for normal to slightly dry hair.
  • Gives a bounce to the hair.

Cons Of L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner:
  • Not a very enriching shampoo for dry and damaged hair.
  • It has SLS.
  • The shampoo has to be used with a conditioner and serum.
  • Conditioner takes time to rinse off.
  • Does nothing for hair fall or hair damage.

Diva Likes Rating:

3.5/5

Final Note:

The combo is a good one for normal to slightly dry hair but those who are looking for extra nourishing and smoothening shampoo, I believe this isn't one. Otherwise, it is a decent one for the summers.

Contributed By: Salomi Das

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  1. I use the conditioner from this range. Works decently to detangle hair and make it soft.

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  2. I did not have a very good experience with this pair...left my hair feeling heavy...

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