L’OREAL PARIS EXTRAORDINARY CLAY PURIFYING & HYDRATING COLLECTION

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How beautiful is this mint blue packaging of the new L’Oreal Paris ExtraOrdinary Clay range?! Without any second thought I’d blindly pull this product and checkout my cart solely for its packaging – Lol, but secondly the ingredients made me get my hands on these. L’Oreal launches its Purifying & Hydrating Clay range targeting the ‘Oily Scalp and Dry Ends’ issues – which basically speaks about my kind of hair. So I thought to give this range a try and in this post, I’ll let you guys know my thoughts and experience in using this entire collection. 

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The secret of clay for 72 hrs of pure roots and hydrated ends. For the first time, L’Oreal Paris Laboratories have combined 3 refined clays to create its first re-balancing range revealing perfectly balanced hair. Enriched with extraordinary power of clay that deeply purifies and hydrates your hair. Tailor made care to resolve the problems of oily roots and dry lengths. Scalp and hair feel fresh and clean even 3 days after shampoo.

  • Ultra Purifying : Washes off excess oil on scalp and roots. Helps eliminate impurities & pollution particles.
  • Intensely Hydrating : Moisturises from lengths to tips for hydrated free flowing hair, leaving hair fresh for upto 72 hours.
  • Scalp feels deeply purified for 72 hours with freshness and light, lifted roots.
  • Dry hair feels hydrated right to the ends for fluid, free-flowing lengths.
  • Revitalises the hair with softness, shine and bounce.
  • A delicate Clay texture for hair purity, hydration and beauty.

For best results, indulge in the full Extraordinary Clay ritual :

  1. Step 1 – Shampoo
  2. Step 2 – Conditioner
  3. Step 3 – Hair Refresher

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Packaging, is pretty basic – everything comes in a sea blue colored theme, yet very pretty and very attractive though. The shampoo and conditioner comes in different sizes – small, medium and big, whereas the scalp refresher comes in a standard size. The smaller and medium sized ones come with a flip open lid mechanism, whereas the huge ones come with a pump dispenser. I normally go for a bigger shampoo bottle  and a smaller conditioner coz I feel we use more of the shampoo than the conditioner, right?

The L’Oreal Paris ExtraOrdinary Clay Purifying & Hydrating Shampoo comes in a sea blue colored thick runny texture with some pearl extracts in it. It does have refreshing aqua fragrance along with really relaxing menthol and eucalyptus oil scents. As long as you massage the shampoo and until your hair dries completely, the refreshing and cooling sensation stays on. And  the scents too fade off gradually. It lathers up a lot and pretty quickly even if you heavily oil your hair. I usually oil my hair before shampooing, and I always dilute my shampoo in water so that I don’t waste much of my shampoo. The shampoo is very gentle on the scalp, it removes all the dirt, excess oil and  pollution particles from the scalp in first wash itself. But sometimes you do need a second wash, it happens. It doesn’t  dry out my hair. I bought this shampoo-conditioner pair in cold weathers, and I was obviously worried about it drying my already dry winter hair, but surprisingly it did not do it. I’dsay it definitely did purify and hydrate my hair well. My hair felt smooth and soft and much manageable after the hair wash.

After my shampoo, I go with the L’Oreal Paris ExtraOrdinary Clay Purifying & Hydrating Conditioner, which comes in a thick creamy consistency. This ones gotta a mix of fresh floral and menthol scents, which is kind of very refreshing for a good pamper session. After rinsing out my shampoo, I drain out the excess water out of my hair and take a thick dollop of this conditioner and apply it along my lengths concentrating more on the ends, and the left over conditioner I apply light-handed on to the head(not scalp). The conditioner makes my hair smooth and manageable, and also helps in de-tangling issues. It never let my hair weigh down, it was very light after drying and definitely helped nourish my damaged hair.

If you’re an oily-head person who heavily pre-oil your hair before shampooing, you might skip with the conditioner, as sometimes that extra step of conditioning your hair might weigh your hair down and just be flat. But if you’ve dry scalp, this conditioner definitely leaves your hair smooth and nourished.

I’m sure this shampoo-conditioner regime has to be followed for a prolonged period only and only to see the actual results, and nothing miraculous is gonna happen with just 4-5 uses.

Lastly, we have this L’Oreal Paris ExtraOrdinary Clay Express Scalp Refresher, a very innovative product. Although not a part of shampooing routine, it is a scalp refresher – basically a dry shampoo replacement, mostly in a liquid form. Out of laziness, after 2-3 days after shampooing our hair gets all dirty and oily sometimes, where in we spray in  our favorite and instant hair fixer – the dry shampoo. This Scalp Refresher is just the same – just apply the liquid with the nozzle along the roots and gently massage it and style as usual. It has a serious strong minty fragrance and its too cool to handle on the scalp. It definitely calms down itchiness and refreshes the scalp to some extent. If you’ve got a plenty of time to get ready, then this scalp refresher would be a great way to refresh your oily scalp, as since it is in liquid form and does take its time to dry up. But if you’re on a rush and really need a quick-fix, this is not your cup of tea girl!

Overall, I’m impressed with the shampoo-conditioner combo from this L’Oreal Paris ExtraOrdinary Clay range, but I wouldn’t be buying any more of the scalp refresher treatment. That bottle would anyways last me so long. Dry hair and scalp girls, do be cautious about the clays being overly enhancing your dryness. I’d definitely recommend the shampoo and conditioner combo to oily head girls out there to try at least once.

Did you try this L’Oreal Paris ExtraOrdinary Clay range?? Which is your favorite from this collection?? Lemme know your thoughts about it…

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