L’Oreal Elvive Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo and Conditioner

I’m a bit ashamed to admit this, but I am a total sucker for advertising. Beauty advertising in particular and to be very specific: L’Oreal advertising. I have no idea what it is about it (perhaps the promise that I’m ‘worth it’…) but I just cant help but become overwhelmed by the urge to buy every time they come on the telly box.

A perfect example of this is L’Oreal Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo and Conditioner. As a blonde, wanting nourished and shimmery highlights…so I just had to get it.

Having used it for a couple of weeks I am pretty underwhelmed. Partly, I don’t like the smell of royal jelly all that much, so that does take a bit of the enjoyment out of using the products. Other than that- the results just aren’t anything to write home about- hair is no more shimmery or particularly nourished than before.

I do have a bit of an issue with a sensitive scalp, that means I cant really use anything other than specialist shampoos for too long or risk a break out of the dreaded flakey scalp, not pleasant I know- but it is something I have to bear in mind when testing hair products in general.

I have tried other Elvive products and usually really like them- the colour one was great for last years holiday and of course I will be popping into Boots at the weekend to pick up the latest offering, fronted by Cheryl Cole, ‘Full Restore 5’ – I can’t resist the promises of solving ‘weak, limp, lifeless hair’… will report back my findings- with any luck I will look like the blonde version of Ms Cole…


  1. October 8, 2009 / 10:22 pm

    I agree! I liked the shampoo initially but after using it twice it did nothing for my hair. I also find that I need conditioner when I use it, most of the time I pass on conditioner 🙂

  2. October 14, 2009 / 9:36 am

    It just doesn’t work for me. But I do still really want to try the newest one- if anyone has tried it and has some initial thoughts I would love to hear them!

  3. elizabeth
    May 11, 2015 / 10:51 am

    tied for a week, until connected my red scalp, itching head to the product, along with headaches. It smells awful and had dried out my permanently coloured hair. Would not recommend. Never had an issue with sensitive scalp until now. HOPE TO SEE RETURN TO NORMAL AFTER STOPPING USING THIS

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