L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo Will Solve Your Oily-Roots Problem

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Best of Beauty
  • Best of Beauty
  • 2017

TL;DR:

A creamy shampoo made with clay and salicylic acid that sop up excess oil

Fun fact about me: I shower a lot. Not because I have this weird obsession with showers (although I am a germophobe, for what it's worth), but because I spend most (read: almost all) of my free time at the gym. So depending on my workout schedule I could shower two times a day, which can be a bit excessive. (Trust me, I know.) Thankfully, my constant showering usually requires just a quick, full-body lather and rinse because after discovering L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo, my super fine hair needs to be washed only once a day, if that.

This might be because L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo does exactly as it claims: sops up excess oil in the hair — especially at the roots — while still managing to keep the lengths soft and shiny. The creamy cleanser, which lathers into a frothy foam in what feels like seconds, is made with ingredients typically found in skin-care products (and not hair-care lines), like detoxifying kaolin clay and exfoliating salicylic acid. And after using it once a day, I found my hair loved the stuff — no easy feat for my thin, flat, color-treated hair.

After every use (a two-minute suds session in which I gently massage a quarter-size amount from roots to ends and follow it up with L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Conditioner), I began to notice my midday oily strands didn't start showing up until after I hit the treadmill. Another unexpected result of using the clay-based shampoo on the daily? My typically falls-flat-by-10 a.m. hair had extra oomph and volume — something my shoulder-length bob doesn't see enough of — that lasted for most of the day. Honestly, I never thought I'd love a drugstore shampoo as much as I love this one (I'm a bit of a shampoo snob), but I would recommend it to anyone looking to combat excessively oily roots brought on by the gym, or just, you know, by day-to-day life.