L`Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Shampoo
Jan 28, 2014 - Worst hair product I have EVER used! Has literally damaged my hair. Limp, frizzy, very dull. Added hair loss, curl was crushed. Everything wrong. Please note that it contains benzoyl (sp?) alcohol, which is neither a short-chain (worst) alcohol or a ("good") fatty alcohol. I cannot bash this enough. It was INCREDIBLY drying, and total hair torture. Damage was immediately (and dramatically) evident after one use. AVOID!!!!! (Also avoid the corresponding conditioner; no comment on the styling products from this line, I have not tried any of those.) Also, the porosity of my hair was increased with this product! It makes me cry. I've done four various deep conditioning treatments (including one professional one!) in an attempt to restore my hair, but the damage is deep. Others have even commented on it. (Upon contact, and after a few days, L'Oreal offered me L'Oreal coupons to reimburse my cost, which was somewhat fair; in truth I believe they should have offered to pay for a professional conditioning treatment.)
I would add that this product Contains Multiple Surfactants (the first five ingredients after water are surfactants), at least two non-water-soluble silicones (including amodimethicone), glycerin, and lots of salt. Most styling products from the L'Oreal lines contain silicones, so their shampoos seem to be formulated as abrasive enough to remove those. The few oils are buried deep at the bottom of the (very long) product list.
I wish I could give this a zero rating, instead of one.
Also, I seriously suspect that at least some of the reviews are fake. It has taken my hair about 6-8 weeks to recover from this HIDEOUS product. Avoid at all costs.