Holiday Hair with L’Oreal Paris

It’s no secret that every time I balayage my hair, I’m putting it through a lot! Thankfully repairing and protecting color treated hair has never been easier. Which is a is a big deal for those who have dyed their hair for years like me! With the holidays upon us, filled with heat styling for Christmas and New Years parties, now is the time to give your hair a little extra love.

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Although I am a big coconut oil fan, I’ve been searching for a less greasy option. So, when I received the L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Repair & Protect Balm, I was excited to give it a try.

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The second I washed the balm out of my hair I could feel a difference. I don’t remember the last time my hair felt so silky, smooth! All I had to do was wash my hair, put this product in for 3-5 minutes, and then rinse. No greasy residue! My hair FELT instantly different, but I didn’t see an immediate difference until after the second time I used the product.


After straightening my hair for a sorority formal, (seen above) my hair definitely felt a lot healthier. (i.e. my ends weren’t crazy dry like normal!) I also saw a HUGE difference in the definition of my natural curls and reduction of frizz. The smell was also a big plus for me. Normally when you switch over to color care products, you are giving up all the delicious smelling shampoos, conditioners, etc. The repair & protect balm had a super subtle fragrance that wasn’t overpowering.


Directions say to leave this product in for 3-5 minutes and use 1-2 times a week. I can 100% attest to the fact that 2 times a week is the perfect winter dosage for dry hair this time of the year. One minus that I will warn about is for those with oily hair. It’s best to avoid applying to the roots. Which isn’t that big of a deal because it’s your ends that need this extra moisture anyways!

Have you guys tried the L’Oreal Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair & Protect Balm? 

I received the L’Oreal Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair & Protect Balm complementary from Influenster for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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    1. I do both depending on the look I’m going for! The first look in this post was created using a curling iron. In pictures from the sorority date party, I curled the front strands to frame my face using my Chi flatiron. Hope this answers your questions!

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