L’Occitane Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner Review

As you all know I have been doing my very best to look after my hair recently. I have been trying to give my hair the best products and cancelling out all the cr*p so to speak. For the past few weeks I have been using the L’Occitane Volumising range to give my hair a bit of oomph while I am air drying my hair every day (I am still trying not to use any heat)
L'Occitane Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I think I have now realised that for volumising products to work… they have to dry out your hair to a certain extent. If your hair is loaded with product it is just going to get heavy and not give you any lift whatsoever.  While I have been using these two products, bad things have happened.

The shampoo lathers very well, I wash my hair with it once and then it states on the bottle to wash it a second time, but leave it in your hair for 2 minutes and it is suitable for daily use. To me that says “wow I wont dry out your hair too much, because you can use me every day! :)”  Ehhh…. not true. While this lathered and washed my hair very well, it also left my hair feeling dry and tatty afterwards, and that was with my hair wet! You know the feeling… kind of like matted wet hair? That was fine for me though as I was going to apply the conditioner… Its meant to give you moisture right?

Wrong!… The conditioner was very light and smelt nice and herbal, but it did nothing to give any nourishment or moisture to my hair.

After a few weeks of using this, my hair was nicely volumised and had lots of Oomph… but it also was like straw… Nice… Even when I air dried my hair it was still so dry I had no waves in my hair, which was a bit odd and my ends have started breaking like there’s no tomorrow. I have stopped using this now and have been putting plenty of treatments in over night so I hope my hair will be back to normal soon! More on those later 🙂

This Shampoo and Conditioner is definitely not for daily use… it may be ok for people with Super Duper oily hair from root to tip, but not for me, even though I can only go a day before my roots are an oil slick.

This range is expensive too, especially for something that has broken my poor hair 🙁

The shampoo is £12.50 and the conditioner (which is 50ml smaller than the shampoo) is also £12.50. A poor excuse if you ask me… I was merely drawn in by the 5 Essential Oils, silicone free and SLES free. 

Maybe my hair just needs a little more over Winter? Should I keep this for Summer to see if it’s any better? Do you all change your hair products from Summer to Winter?

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