This salon-quality hair-repairing trio will banish bad hair days

Damaged hair is a thing of the past…

Content Producer / March 07 2024

The product

It’s time to be honest. We do a lot to our tresses to get them looking ‘perfected’. And outwardly,  sure, they look amazing, styled and sprayed to stay put all day long. But if we get up close and personal, they need a) a serious hydration hit and b) major internal help. Sure, we could muster the effort to throw on a hair mask on occasion, but how do we hit the insides of our strands where it counts?

Meet the L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular range. This trio is transforming the mane game. Working to hit hair where it counts at the molecular level. But what does that even mean? Well, this range has been formulated to dive deep into your strands to repair long-standing damage with key ingredients such as peptides and amino acids. You’ll even be able to see major results after only a few uses. 

So what products make up this strand-salvaging trio? Firstly the L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular Shampoo. This rich lathering shampoo works to help deliver a boost of much needed hair caring ingredients, while still ensuring your tresses are cleansed. Bonus; it’s free-from sulphates. 

L’Oréal Professionnel understands that damaged hair means a compromised molecular structure (think lacking peptides), which is why they developed this salon-quality, hair-caring range. The L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular Rinse Off Serum is here to replace standard conditioners. Working with two per cent peptide bonder and five amino acids, this serum dives deep and leaves your strands silky soft. 

Similarly to the serum, the L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular Leave-in Mask also includes the molecular formula of ingredients. And with the long-lasting effects of a leave-in mask, your strands will see major salvation. 

So, no matter your texture or if you’ve got treated or natural tresses, if damage is your concern then this trio of professional-grade products is here to help. Let’s see what our Review Crew® thought, shall we?

The panel

The lowdown

Because our Review Crew® members were sent a trio of products to try, we’ve chosen to highlight a key point from each, with the overall consensus being that our members felt that their strands were left feeling a whole heap healthier after using the molecular technology-enhanced range. 

The luscious lathering: Let’s be real: there are some shampoos on the market that just don’t quite meet the lathering standards. And if they’re not lathering quite right, then you’re left questioning if you’ve got squeaky clean strands. This shampoo works into a serious lather without using a whole lot of product (win one), then it really gets to work deep-cleansing away any scalp impurities and oil build-up. The Review Crew® members couldn’t get over how clean their hair felt afterward.

The strand-softening effects: Don’t get us wrong, we get that opting for a serum over your traditional conditioner can be a jarring step to take. But if you think your usual conditioner leaves your strands smooth, you need to hear our Review Crew® members' thoughts on this serum. The almost elixir-like serum works to basically instantly boost your hair health, leaving behind silky soft strands. Who wouldn’t want that outcome?

The rich consistency: When applying a leave-in mask, you want the texture to feel good. Because who wants to be left with greasy heavy hair? Not us, and certainly not our Review Crew® members. L’Oréal have managed to find the fine line between a rich, thick mask and one that doesn’t end up leaving behind an oil slick. Our Review Crew® members loved the luxurious feel of applying the mask, especially when they saw the hydrating benefits. 


The verdict

“Gentle on the scalp, Hair feels salon quality, Squeaky clean in a small amount, lathers well, love the fragrance which is not overbearing, good consistency and colour. I will definitely buy it again. This is definitely a premium product. Love the packaging; so sleek and looks amazing on a bathroom shelf. No need of peeling off labels or trying to hide the ugly bottles. The peptides seem to definitely work. Non-stingy on the eyes too. Easy to work into hair. Bottle and lid are well designed to let the right amount into your hands for a single use. You do not need to lather twice. Works well for someone with frizzy hair and looking for a nice easy to use product at home in between salon visits. Works well for coloured or henna hair too. My hair is extremely coarse, curly, and frizzy. This product helped control the frizz, overall the hair looked fuller nevertheless.”
Deepti K
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This product is part of a 3 step system, to repair and restore dry and damaged hair. This serum is to be used after shampoo in place of a conditioner. It has a runny texture, I just tip my head forward and pump 2-3 times, and focus on the ends of my dry hair, leave for a few minutes and rinse off. You will feel the softness and manageability in your hair immediately, and styling is a breeze. It contains peptides and amino acids and penetrates the hair swiftly, it's not a coating that washes off after a few showers. Amazing salon quality product!”
Helen K
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I was so excited to try this leave-in mask and it did not disappoint. The scent, much like the other products in this range, is amazing and lingers beautifully on the hair. The consistency of the mask was thick and felt rich and creamy. I applied the leave-in mask to my hair once it was towel dried and found that much like the shampoo, a little went a long way. After use my hair felt so much softer and was so much easier to detangle and style. I frequently air dry my hair and after using the L’Oréal Absolut Repair molecular products my hair is so much less frizzy. With continued use I found that the overall condition of my hair has improved significantly. It looks and feels much healthier, has less breakage and hair fall, is smoother and less frizzy and is so much easier to manage and style. Overall, I am super pleased with the results of this product and would recommend and will definitely purchase.”
Angela T
REVIEWcrew® Member

Want to read more about these strand-smoothing trios? Check out the Shampoo Reviews here, the Serum Reviews here and the Leave-In Mask here…

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by L'oréal Professionnel to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for the L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Molecular Range is based on a combined total of 88 reviews submitted and is correct as of 08/03/2024.

Main image credit: Are Media 

Emma Allcock began her career in the world of fashion and beauty in 2015, interning for various PR fashion houses. Naturally her love for style soon extended to beauty, and Emma landed firmly in the beauty and wellness world thanks to an internship-turned-role at local Australian fragrance brand Maison Blanche. One thing that remained consistent whether unpacking accessories or creating social content? Her commitment to an always-perfect manicure. Luckily, she’s since turned her talents to helping her readers achieve the same, writing about all things beauty and wellness. Emma is now a Content Producer for BEAUTYcrew, with her words and recommendations also appearing across beautyheaven. Emma loves the process of diving deep into the world of testing (and writing) about everything from haircare to fragrance. When she’s not slathering her skin in something new, she’s going for an early morning stroll to catch a stunning sunrise (coffee in hand, of course), because life’s all about that wellness balance after all.