Why clay could become your oily hair saviour

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Hair Reviews

Oily roots and dry ends? Our Review Crew® have found the solution

Beauty Crew Editor / August 04 2017

The product

Clay has been a detoxifying ingredient in skin care for years, and now the benefits of the ingredient has been utilised by L’Oréal Paris in the new Elvive Extraordinary Clay haircare range. Featuring a shampoo, conditioner, pre-shampoo mask and dry shampoo, the clay-based range (it’s enriched with the power of three clays) works to target oily roots while ensuring dry ends are hydrated and soft. The result? Fresher, healthier hair that doesn’t need to be washed as often. 

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put the entire range to the test. 

The panel

Beauty Crew sent L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo, Conditioner, Pre-Shampoo Mask and Dry Shampoo to a panel of women aged between 25 and 54 who suffer from oily roots and dry ends and were looking to extend the time between hair washes.

 The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Elvive Extraordinary Clay haircare range: 

How it helped control oiliness: After using the entire range, the majority of the Review Crew® testers were happy to report that they noticed a reduction in oiliness at their roots, which meant they got an extra day or two from their hairstyle before they needed to wash their hair again. They also commented that the lengths of their hair felt soft and healthy after washing.

How the dry shampoo gave them an extra day before washing: While some testers experienced some dryness from using the dry shampoo (our tip is to focus the formula just at your roots), most reviewers were thrilled with the results of the dry shampoo, finding it helped to refresh their hair while adding a touch of volume, too.

How unique the pre-shampoo mask was: Most testers admitted they had never used a mask quite like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Pre-Shampoo Mask before, and while many commented that it did take some time and effort, it was worth it. Applied dry at the roots before shampooing, they found the mask helped reduce oiliness and leave hair feeling fresher after washing and conditioning.

The verdict

“It does the job of removing oil and grease and my hair lasted longer than usual before I had to wash it.”
Review Crew® member
“With this shampoo and conditioner, I have found my hair stays oil-free for four days. This is amazing for me! I would recommend this for anyone with oily roots and dry ends.”
Review Crew® member
“Loved this hair mask! It felt a little weird when applying because it is quite dry but once I washed it out I could tell the difference straight away. It made my roots feel so fresh and reduced the oiliness instantly. I would recommend it to anyone with oily roots and will definitely be buying it again.”
Review Crew® member

Like the sound of the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay haircare range? Make sure to read all the reviews for the Shampoo, Conditioner, Pre-Shampoo Mask and Dry Shampoo!

Do you suffer from oiliness at your roots? Share your experience in the comments section below.  

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by L’Oréal Paris to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.