Friday, 29 August 2014

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickness Booster | Review

I bought and used the Fibrology Thickness Booster up ages ago but wasn't particularly overawed. Luckily I got it half price at the time but didn't pick up any of the rest of the range, which may have been a mistake; I'll get to that later. So the idea is that this is a serum type of formula that comes in this tube with what looks like a handy "mixing lid"; you add it to your conditioner as an extra boost to help thicken your hair. 

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickness Booster

Firstly, while that lid seems like a great idea for mixing the serum into your conditioner, it's actually a bit awkward to use. You squirt the serum into your hand and then struggle to get the lid back on, while trying to add conditioner into your hand and not spill the serum everywhere. Gah! Not as much of a time saver as I expected although instead of whinging like me, you could just apply this to the hair on it's own and then add conditioner over that. 

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickness Booster

Only after I had started using it did I realise that suggested use is with the conditioner from the same range; I thought I could just work away and add it to my own conditioner that I was using at the time to give a volume boost but no, they expect you to buy a second product from the range to make the first product work better…eh, what now? That seems a bit much to me and had I realised that was the idea I probably wouldn't have bothered- I find that concept of trying to squeeze a bit of extra money out of their customers a bit icky to be honest. Surely the conditioner should work on it's own without needing an extra product to make it work better?
It also didn't make a huge difference to the actual volume of my hair, which makes me wonder if using the rest of the range would have led to better results, regardless of how annoyed I'd have been to have to buy two products when one on it's own should do the job.
While it's supposed to leave hair looking and feeling thicker with every wash for a cumulative effect (using revolutionary ingredient Filloxane apparently *sceptical face*), I only noticed the slightest of change on the first couple of washes and after continuous use until it was empty I can't say it made a huge difference to my naturally fine hair. 

This may well be just me as I've seen other more positive reviews; my hair tends to be reluctant to respond to a lot of products designed to increase volume at the best of times. Available from Boots for €7.99 for 30mls, they currently have a 3 for 2 offer on if you're interested in trying it out for yourself.

Have you tried anything from the Fibrology range? Did you fare any better than me?
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15 comments:

  1. I tried the whole Fibrology range (bought it when it was on offer in Boots). For the first few uses I liked it as my hair (which is ridiculously fine and flat) did have more volume to it. After a couple of weeks though my hair started to feel crispy, look like straw and my scalp was so dried out it took weeks to get back to normal.

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    1. Yeah it definitely made a difference the first few times for me too but just did nothing in the end. That's a shame it left your hair in such bad condition though, it's one thing for it to not work properly but to damage the hair is really awful!

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  2. This stuff dried my hair out terribly. I used the whole range together as I wanted my hair to be as voluminous as possible but it just wreaked it completely.

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    1. Oh god, sorry to hear that, that's awful :(

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  3. I completely agree with the above comments - I used the shampoo & conditioner and I noticed a definite increase in volume in the first few washes. After that my hair felt crispy and dry, I had to use deep conditioning treatments to get moisture back in. Definitely not a range I would recommend.

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    1. Are you serious? I'm really surprised that so many people have had problems with it although I have found some of the loreal shampoos can be a bit harsh on the hair alright so that makes sense.

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  4. I've noticed it drying my hair out a bit, although I find that any shampoo after long usage starts to lose its most desirable properties. I changed to a different shampoo and switched back after a while and found the effects where as good as first time around

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    1. A lot of people seem to find it drying in some way so I'd say it's not just you!

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  5. Haven't tried this range at all but don't think I'll be making a rush to get it now either!

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    1. No, I just wasn't particularly impressed to be honest :(

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  6. I bought the shampoo and conditioner a while back when it was on special offer, I wanted to treat my hair because it was pretty damaged from dying it constantly, I wanted to give it a break. To me, the shampoo was like any other shampoo, my hair didn't feel any different after a few uses, I liked the conditioner as it left my hair quite soft and it had some more body to it but I noticed after a month or so my hair started to get quite dry. I was pretty disappointed because there was so much hype about it when it was all released :/

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    1. A lot of people seem to be saying that about it being drying, I'll definitely be avoiding the rest of the range so!

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  7. Great product you shared here. Dear I just started using toppik hair building fibers in my thin hairs. I am thinking to try atleast for 6 months, then I would think about to use any other product after seeing its results. Hopefully it will work for me.

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