L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay Hair Care

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Mask, L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Shampoo, L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Conditioner

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.

L'Oreal Exraordinary Clay Mask

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.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner

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,

Kaitlyn xo

 

 

Monthly Must Haves: April 2016

FullSizeRender (7)Another month has gone by – how is April over already?! With April coming to an end I have had another month to test out some products new products and rediscover some that have been hidden away in my makeup stash. Here are some of the products I have been loving for the month of April:

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – I think I am always the last one to jump on the band wagon when it comes to tools for makeup application. If any of you have tried the Real Techniques Sponges, you won’t be surprised that this has made its way into my favourites this month. I love how they apply my foundation – it is like a second skin. It provides a smooth flawless finish and blends my foundation and concealer into my skin perfectly. If you haven’t tried these already I definitely recommend that you do. And, rumour has it, they are a great dupe for the notorious Beauty Blender sponge.

Benefit Hervana Box-O-Powder –  I am a huge fan of Benefit’s boxed powders. This month I added Hervana to my collection and I couldn’t be happier. It is the perfect blush for spring. It is a beautiful orchid shade that adds a stunning flush to the cheeks. It has four different shades inside, which you blend together before application. It applies smoothly to the skin without being overly powdery and has buildable pigmentation. It creates a very natural flush and is incredibly long wearing. I have been eyeing this one for a while and I am so happy I finally picked it up. I will be definitely wearing this one throughout the rest of spring and into early summer.

Nyx High Definition Concealer (Yellow) – This month, I put colour correcting to the test with the Nyx HD Concealer in the yellow shade. Yellow is really good for highlighting, particularly under the eyes. I have been using it under my eyes for the last month and it has made a huge difference. After applying primer, I blend in the yellow concealer with a damp Real Techniques sponge. Then, apply my foundation over top. It makes a huge difference and I find I am using way less concealer under my eyes. Sometimes I find concealer can crease under my eyes and look really heavy, but this one blends out really well and I use a lot less concealer, so it doesn’t look heavy.

Tresemme Beauty-Full Volume Collection – Volume is something I always desire in my hair, especially since most of the time I style it to be curly or wavy. This month I tested out Tresemme’s Pre-Wash Conditioner and Volume Shampoo as part of their Beauty-Full Volume Collection. I really love this duo. You use the conditioner first, followed by the shampoo. In using the conditioner first, it detangles and smooths the hair, while allowing the shampoo to wash away any of the added weight. This helps create volume in the hair while still giving your hair moisture, shine and smoothness. In testing out this duo, I also tried reversing other shampoos and conditioners I had on hand and had similar results – it created more volume in my hair. If you aren’t sure about investing in these products, try reversing your shampoo and conditioner you already have to get more volume in your hair.

What were your must have products for April?

Kaitlyn xo