Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
I was so excited to receive my SECOND VoxBox from Influenster! I actually received this box in the mail a week or two ago but haven’t had the chance (or energy) to put this post together until now.
This time Influenster teamed up with the popular drug store brand L’Oreal Paris. There were three different items being sent out but the one thing they had in common was that they were all hair care products.
There was one item & a postcard in this box on top of a lot of black tissue paper! (Not very eco-friendly, yikes!)
I ended up receiving the Extraordinary Hair Oil Treatment. The other two options I saw other Influensters receive were the Damage Erasing Balm & the Color Vibrancy Repair & Protect Balm.
The Influensters chosen for this box didn’t get to choose the specific product sent to us. Influenster decided which of the three products were going to work best for us by first sending us a pre-survey asking all kinds of questions about our hair! I think they made the right choice for mine!
On the postcard that came in the box, they explain a few ways you can use this oil in your hair. I thought that was super helpful since I don’t ever use any products in my hair–I had no idea how to use this until I read the postcard.
L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment
Retail Value: $6.99
In the before picture, I hadn’t done anything to my hair except wash it (no shampoo or conditioner this day) & brush through it a little. In the after picture, I had just finished straightening my hair & rubbing the hair oil into all of my ends. My boyfriend & I both could NOT stand the smell of this. I admit I am very sensitive to stronger scents, they tend to give me headaches but I was not the only one who didn’t like this (I actually didn’t get a headache though). At the first drop onto my palm, I cringed…in boyfriend’s words: “you smell like another man!” It smells like bad (& way too strong) cologne. It just was not pleasant to me. It was actually bad enough to make me never use it again. (Maybe you won’t mind though?) It’s a shame that the scent bothers me so much because it truly did soften my hair. I don’t use conditioner often but this made me feel like I had. I could feel the softness against my back & shoulders, it felt like a silk robe draped over me. It also made my head feel lighter on top of my body. I would use it again to see if it helps with my split ends more but like I said; I can’t stand the smell. I have a ton of split ends so I didn’t notice a difference in that department after the one use. I doubt any product would fix them anyways–I need a damn haircut