Thursday, May 19, 2011

L'Oreal Absolut Repair Shampoo & Masque

I was born with naturally wavy hair - not the shiny and bouncy kind! I had coarse and unruly wavy hair. Few years back, I hated it and did everything to make it straight. I've went for hair straightening and rebonding, but the chemicals left my hair stiff and dry. Plus, I hated the look of growing roots that are curly and having pin straight hair below it. Then I decided to have my hair permed for a change - which became a disaster and left me with extra curly locks. After that, I underwent another session of rebonding to get rid of my curly hair. And that was the last thing I did to change the natural texture of my hair. Maybe I'll try coloring someday (just for fun), but now I'm sticking to my natural waves!

After years of abusing my hair, I've been using at-home hair treatments which are widely available in supermarkets. I received this sample of L'oreal Absolut Repair Shampoo and Masque in an event and tried it out for 3 days.

Serie Expert Absolut Repair
The perfect home care treatment to restore health and beauty to chemically damaged strands. With the Neofibrine technology.

How it works:

The Neofibrine Technology with AHA-Lipid Guard reconstructs and deeply conditions with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Bio-Mimetic Ceramide, shine perfecting agents, UV filter for hair, and Magnesium. This provides hair with internal reconstruction and external strength as it works from the hair's core to the surface, delivering the much needed nourishment to chemically damaged hair.

- Creamy repairing shampoo that strengthens hair with regular use.

This opaque cream-colored shampoo cleansed my hair without stripping off its moisture and leaving it squeaky clean. It did its job of detangling my hair and making it ready for the next step, conditioning.

- Rich, creamy masque that progressively brings hair back to regular health.

I used this as a conditioner, leaving it on for 3 minutes. You may opt to leave it on longer for the formula to seep into your strands even more. I love how smooth this made my hair feel after washing it off. This very emollient creamy masque worked to keep my wavy hair less frizzy and more manageable. At the end of the day, my hair still felt soft and smooth compared to when I just used my regular shampoo.

I read in a beauty magazine that shampoo and conditioner are part of the "splurge" items for hair care, because they are like vitamins for your hair. It is important to choose and use the right kind of shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Since my hair is dry and damaged, it needs all the care that it can get. I have yet to inquire about the prices of the L'Oreal Absolut Repair range, as I have seen these on display in David's Salon. I hope it won't bee too pricey! :)

Would I repurchase? Yes.
Price is available upon request.
Available at leading salons nationwide.



  1. will try this.. thanks for sharing.. I had my hair digi permed this year. I've tried loreal shampoo and conditioner which I got from BDJ, but my hair got dried.. =(

  2. Hi Krystle! I think this will work great for your permed hair. :) Which L'Oreal shampoo and conditioner variant did you use?

  3. im a fan of loreal products! :D will definitely try this! great review!

  4. Thanks Ann! :) I'm a fan of L'Oreal products too.

    Hello Krystle! I've tried L'Oreal's Total Repair 5 range too and I found it okay. Maybe the Absolut Repair range would work better for you. :)

  5. i have very dry,rough,straw like hair with full of split ends.iv straightened my hair so can i use loreal absolute repair in straightened hair to make it feather like soft??????what range of loreal shampoo is suitable for me????

  6. @Shilpa: You can try this one I featured or the Total Repair 5 range of shampoo, conditioner, and treatments from L'Oreal.

  7. hi :)

    i think i badly need this product T_T

    would you know much it cost at the moment at david's salon?

    1. Hi Michelle! The shampoo costs P588.00 and the masque costs P925.00.

  8. Where can I buy absolut masque? I asked L'Oreal saleslady at Megamall and she said probably I should try at salons only, coz they only sell serums. I've had this kind of treatment before and it's really good. But the straight hair effect was only for a day after washing TT

    1. These are salon exclusive products. I've seen these being sold in Bench Fix Salon & David's Salon.


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