22 Aug 2013

L'Oreal Elvive smooth & polish aqua serum review

Although I whinge all the time that I have oily roots, I also have dry, damaged ends, so serums are my friend as long as I keep them away from my roots. I've been favouring oil style serums and products lately as that's been the general trend, so when a more traditional 'serum' popped through my letterbox it was quite a refreshing change.

L'Oreal's Elvive Smooth & Protect Aqua Serum is very light and has a thin consistency - it feels much more like a thick water than most serums which would be a bit more like a runny gel. The thin consistency makes it really easy to apply without overdoing it, although as it's so light it doesn't weigh my hair down even if I accidentally apply too much. It says it's enriched with 'keratin-polish' and can instantly smooth each strand of hair leaving it polished and smooth for up to 24 hours.  

The serum is meant for unruly fine to normal hair - my hair ticks two of those boxes and this really suits my damaged lengths and does a fab job of smoothing them down in a way that oils can't without making my hair feel heavy or making it look like there's a lot of oil in it. You can use it on wet or dry hair, and as it's also a heat protectant I tend to do a bit of both, using it before I blow-dry and to finish.  I've not really been bothering with straighteners because the result I get with this is sleek enough, but if I do whip out the ghds, I get a super sleek finish if I've used this serum. 

If I buy a serum I usually go for an old favourite, which is the John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Protection serum, but I actually prefer the Elvive aqua serum, and it's a bit cheaper and you get a bigger bottle - bonus!

*L'Oreal Elvive Smooth & Protect Aqua Serum costs £5.99 for 150ml.  


  1. I also have oily roots and dry ends (thanks to bleaching my hair!) so this looks perfect for me, I'll have to keep an eye out for it! Thanks, great post

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  2. i realllyyy want to try this! It's been on my list for a while!

    great post,
    Zofia xo


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