L’Oreal recently launched their new Extraordinary Clay hair care line and I was dying to get my hands on it. It is their first re-balancing system for people who suffer with oily roots and dry ends (aka this product line was made for me). Often, people who have oily roots tend to shampoo more frequently which can strip the moisture from the ends of the hair. This can result in extra oil production at the scalp because the body is trying to replenish the moisture to the ends of the hair making it a vicious cycle. Extra oil production at the scalp can also lead to limp lifeless hair – who wants that?
L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay is formulated with three different types of clay: white clay, blue clay and green clay. White clay is light, smooth and known for its oil absorbing properties. Blue clay is known for its hydrating properties allowing it to soften and smooth the hair. Green clay has cleansing and water absorbing properties that allow it to provide radiance to the hair.
There are three products within this range including a pre-wash mask, a shampoo and a conditioner. They retail for around $7.99 each, but I was able to score mine on sale for $4.99. The pre-wash mask is made up of 30% mineral clay. It is applied directly to the scalp and stays for 3-5 minutes before it is rinsed from the hair. At first I thought that this was going to be an extremely messy step. I was surprised at how easy it was. The mask itself has a very thick clay-like texture, so you don’t have to worry about it dripping everywhere. The easiest way I found to apply it was to put my hair up in a ponytail, then massage it into my scalp. It allowed to me cover more of my scalp and easily get underneath and the nape of my neck. The clay mask does have a very strong fragrance, but it doesn’t last long when you follow up with the other two steps.
The shampoo and conditioner are both silicone free. They have a very light amazing scent that I love. The conditioner is very lightweight allowing it to add moisture without weighing down the hair.
On average, I usually go three days without washing my hair. On the end of day two is when my hair starts to get oily and I add in some dry shampoo to make it through day three. After my first use of the L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay trio I noticed a difference. It extended my wash by one day. By the end of day three my hair still looked fresh. I was able to make it through three full days without needing to use dry shampoo. I added some dry shampoo on day four to add a bit of freshness and keep my oily roots hidden. I also noticed my hair has a lot more volume since I have started using it, and it holds my style for longer. Usually, I curl my hair on day one, and have to touch up my curls on day three when I add in my dry shampoo. When using the Extraordinary Clay Line, I didn’t have to touch up my curls until day four. Do you know how much time that saves me in the morning?
Overall, I am very impressed with the L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay line. If you are a lazy girl like me, who is willing to try anything to avoid washing your hair, give this set a try. I also think someone who washes their hair everyday and is looking to try and skip a day here and there would really love this line.
Have you tried the L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay line yet? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy second day hair,