L'Oreal's Vive Pro Line: My TakeTuesday, October 21, 2008
See that picture? That's what my poor husband has had to endure in our shower for well over a month. Did I truly have so many shampoos and conditioners in there and why on earth did I do that? Shouldn't I have just tried them out and written my review weeks ago and been done with the whole thing?
Yes, I probably should have done that. But, there's a reason I couldn't do that.
See, a very long time ago (but not in a land far, far away, I'm talking about the LA Beauty Summit for Bloggers held by Total Beauty back in May) I was given a few Vive Pro hair products at the L'Oreal Paris store in the Beverly Center. It took me a while to review them because of other products I already had lined up to try out. So, about 2 months ago it was finally the Vive Pro's turn.
So, the Glossy Volume Shampoo and Conditioner made it into the shower and about 2 days later the got friends. A lot of friends. Because I got a box in the mail with the Color and Nutri Gloss formulations. This time I got the Shampoo, Conditioner and weekly Conditioning Treatments.
So, after all of that discussion about why I had so many Vive Pro Products in my shower, you deserve to know the reason why it took me so long to review them.
I can't tell them apart.
Seriously. All 3 formulations are meant for "different" hair issues (though truthfully all 3 could have been chosen by me for my hair issues, which might be why I can't tell any of them apart- They all worked for me). They are different colors with slightly different light (and pleasant) scents. The shampoos have great foaming action (which I love), the conditioners are creamy, everything rinses out quickly and easily. These are all things that I like.
But I really can't tell the results apart at all. I expected maybe a bit more shine or volume with Glossy Volume. Maybe I thought the Color formulation would be more hydrating. Nope. I guess that's good actually, because all three formulations that I tried out did give me shiny, healthy hair that had nice volume and was easy to style. So, they are all good options if you're looking for new products.
One thing about this line that I did notice is that the Conditioning Treatments (in the little tube), which are meant to be more intensely moisturizing, actually are just ok. They aren't as hydrating as I would like. So, I'd skip these. If you're looking for a drug store hydrating weekly treatment then check out Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask.
L'Oreal Paris Vive Pro Hair Care Line