I’ll have to admit that I fell on to using L’Occitane’s shampoo completely by accident, because there is no way I was going to fork out a load of money on a shampoo I had never tried or heard good reviews about, and I hold my hands up and completely agree that this shampoo is expensive and was in two minds as to whether or not I should write about it, because of it’s price and it doesn’t really fit my ethos. But after going back and forth I have decided to write my review and let you guys decide whether it’s worth the £16 or not!! Here are my thoughts on why I am considering spending so much money on a shampoo!
Like I said I came across this completely by accident. I was in the supermarket and I saw In Style magazine next to counter and saw it had some sample bottles of the shampoo and conditioner included and I needed some miniatures to take on a weekend trip to Ireland as well as needing something to read at the airport, so I picked it up and thought I’ll give it a go.
My hair isn’t the best condition lately because I work out everyday it means it gets tied back tightly quite a lot, it gets sweaty and therefore washed daily. On top of that my vanity means that I also colour my hair, I try and stay away from blowdrying and styling my hair when I can to try and protect it but sometimes needs must and it can’t be avoided; so my poor locks are not too good. With that said I was not expecting great things from any product. Enter L’Occitane!
The first day I used this I couldn’t help but stroke my hair ever now and again or give it a sniff. I have noticed some immediate results, but also I’m not expecting miracles and I know some things take time to be repaired. The immediate results I found was that my hair felt lighter and softer which I’ve never really found before as I have quite thick hair and usually only straightening it will give that light and soft feeling.
L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo does what it says in the title; it repairs. It has essential oils of Angelica, Lavender Plus Geranium, Ylang-ylang & Patchouli blended with sweet almond oil all of which gives the shampoo a really sophisticated and luxurious smell. It also helps to make your hair look healthier by adding shine and also makes it stronger (apart from where I already had split ends! My hairdresser is the only one who can fix that I’m afraid!)
The bonus is that you only need the smallest amount and it still creates a good lather. So whilst the bottle is expensive you can rest assured that it will last a really long time. I also (at the advice of a beautician) did not use the conditioner. Again this will bring down the cost (certainly in my case) as it means you don’t need to buy a set. What I found from cutting out the conditioner is that when I do blow dry my hair it dries a lot faster, which means I am using less heat on my hair and therefore helping the repair process. Secondly I noticed that my hair didn’t feel as heavy, and thirdly I noticed that my hair didn’t get as greasy so quickly as I was finding that no matter how much I rinsed and scrubbed and rinsed again I would get greasy roots around the back of my head and this has instantly stopped.
If you’re still uncertain you can try out there 75ml size which is still £5 a bottle but doesn’t feel like such an expensive commitment and will give you plenty of time to trial it and get a feel for the product. Or if you can still get a copy of In Style magazine grab that and try it for free! In Style also has a 15% discount voucher inside so if you do like the L’Occitane Repairing Shampoo then you can get a little bit of money off your first purchase so it doesn’t feel like so much of a pinch to your pocket!
Love Roo xx