L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay
How many of you suffer from oily hair?
Do you wash your hair every day to fight it but you still come out with oily roots later in the day and dry dull ends?
Have you tried what beauty experts say and not wash it at all to let your body adjust to how much oil it makes?
I think I have tried every trick in the book to combat this curse of a hair type. So, when Influenster sent me a complimentary line of products from L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay, I was pretty excited because right there on the bottle it says….FOR OILY HAIR!
Think about it. There is so many hair products out there but most of them fall under Damaged, Dry, Colored, Permed, etc. but you rarely see for Oily hair. At one point in time, I seriously considered if I was the only one with this issue. I rarely wear product in my hair so I couldn’t even blame that.
About The Products
Clay products in the beauty world have been showing up everywhere. You mostly see it in face masks which are used to draw oil and impurities out. L’Oreal decided to use this method and put it to work in your hair. The products are made up of 3 mineral clays:
Kaolinite – Supremely light and smooth, this white clay is known for it’s oil-absorbing properties.
Montmorillonite – A mineral that expertly hydrates dry, brittle strands, for soft, flowing locks.
Argilane – A green clay that possesses remarkable cleansing and water absorbing powers, revitalizing hair for a glowing radiance.
These 3 clays work to provide you with 72 hours of fresh roots and hydrated lengths, according to L’Oreal.
So Lets Put It To The Test
Step 1: Purifying Clay Mask
I felt like a lioness wearing this stuff HAHA! You apply the clay mask to your scalp and roots, while hair is dry, for about 3-5 minutes. It was actually easier to apply then I thought it would be. It also smelled amazing. It was a nice, light, earthy fragrance. I just separated my hair into sections like you would to dye it and massaged it in. It really didn’t take much product at all to cover my whole head.
Step 2: Cleanse With Shampoo
The L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay shampoo is silicone-free which is very important if you color treat your hair. The lather on this shampoo is just amazingly perfect. It also has that light, earthy perfumed clay smell to it. My hair felt very clean after shampooing. I did not get that squeaky clean feel that is a horrible sign of your hair being stripped.
Step 3: Hydrate With Conditioner
The conditioner is also silicone-free and just as pleasant smelling as the shampoo. It is very important you don’t apply this to your roots because you are treating the dry ends of your hair that come with having oily roots. I have fine, wavy hair so I get tangles like crazy. This worked so well to instantly detangle my hair in the shower plus it felt so soft and smooth before I even dried it.
Before & After
As you can see my hair was greasy and weighed down looking. I had washed my hair the day before…and the day before that. After using Loreal Extraordinary Clay my hair looked shinier, felt lighter, and had a ton of volume. The volume was the most shocking part to me because I had air dried my hair in this picture. I usually can’t get any volume unless I use a blow dryer!
My hair didn’t stay oil free for 72 hours like the product website said it would but it did stay oil free for up to 48 hours. Day 3 was nowhere near as oily as it normally would be without this product though. I basically got an extra day in between washing which is a miracle in my book! The shampoo and conditioner can be used daily but the clay mask should only be used once a week like suggested.
Have you ever used clay in your hair before? What other products do you swear by when it comes to fighting the grease? I’d love to hear it in the comments below. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter, before the end of the month, to get your FREE New Year Resolution Monthly Planner.
(All 3 products were complementary of Influenster and L’Oreal. All opinions expressed are of my own. This post contains some affiliate links. Please refer to my Disclosures & Policies page for more info.)