This range is made for oily scalp and oily root. That’s me!! LOL Anyways, I’ve tried most of the products in the range. Some I have repurchased. This is an empties review! Everything that I’ve mentioned are items that I’ve finished. Btw, I have coarse, curly (and frizzy) hair.

My skin, hair, and nail profile: click here Bought all products with my own money.

L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay shampoo

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(French edition: Elseve argile extraordinaire shampooing beauté)


I loved this shampoo and this was my 3rd one. It makes my scalp feel super clean and doesn’t over dry my fizzy hair. Normally, my scalp gets oily after 1 day. That’s actually why I used to wash my hair everyday. My scalp feels fresh for up to 2 days after each use. Loved this stuff!!!

It is also pretty good for washing out the chlorine / swimming pool smell. So yes, attention all swimmers, this is rather good for that.

Problem is that I’ve developed sensitivity to SLS. So sadly, I can no longer use this 🙁 incredibly sad. WHY!?!?!?!?!?

Bonus: It has salicylic acid! Not sure if it is a meaningful concentration, but hey, it effective at helping my oil scalp.

Repurchase? Yes **I had used up 3 of these before I developed sensitivty towards SLS

Backup? No (available every where in UK and in France)

L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay clay mask pre-shampoo treatment

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It does its job, but man, the product experience is just mega annoying

Sticky green-blue clay is the best way to describe this. Even after rinsing with warm water, it leaves my hands lightly stained. It takes a brush to wash it off completely from my hands. I had to wash my hair twice after each use to feel more secure that my scalp is no longer greyish-blue.

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It is meant to be used at the root and scalp when it is dry. Yup, that’s what pre-shampoo is. How one earth am I supposed to place this only at the root?!? Each use was a bit of an effort and mess.

Repurchase? No. If you’re looking for a mega scalp cleansing drugstore product, I recommend Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo is way more effective and user friendly than this sticky mask situation. EU doesn’t stock this 🙁

Backup? No (available every where in UK and in France)

Lóreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay clay-to-spray dry shampoo

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I have no other words to describe this product….RUBBISH the end. It doesn’t do anything and makes my hair feel even more dirty than before I use it. Perfume is its last ingredient, so it is not even good enough to make my hair smells nice all day.

Repurchase? No

Backup? No

***I have tried the conditioner as well, but it is not something exceptional and I threw the bottle away by mistake (ops).

That’s it for this review. Have you tried any of these products? What anti-residual / scalp cleansing product do you recommend?


Salut, I am Joyce. 40 something living in Paris. Appreciate little things and share giggles. Prudent, no nonsense reviews. #ExploreLaughRepeat


  1. Complexity agree with everything you’ve said. Rubbish is the best word to describe the dry shampoo. I would think it is a fragrance mist or something as that is all it does. However, the shampoo is fantastic and the mask is good but annoying. I cannot believe you managed to get it all over the scalp to that extend. I usually give up haha.

    For oily scalp you might want to try the golden elixir? Shampoo from L’Oreal or even the more expensive version from Kerastase. The two are really similar but the kerastase one is more expensive but a bit better than its cheaper sister. It the shampoo that helps me keep my hair clean the longest.

    • I am happy to know that I am not alone~~ 😊

      Clearly, I worked very hard to use up that pre-shampoo 🤣 it stained my scalp and hands. Yes, I would have given up but the thought of clean scalp kept me going wahahhaa

      I have tried the Elixir from both L’oreal and Kerastase (clarifying, coloured hair and their curly hair line). I liked their curly hair line. It gets too pricey over time though 😔

      Paul Mitchel’s Clarifying 2 shampoo and Neutrogena’s clarifying shampoo (best value for serious cleanliness) are still my go to. I have to shampoo very often because swimming is my thing 😅

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