I thought I was seeing things the day I held up the L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Souffle D’or Sparkling Shampoo and Sparkling Conditioner and saw sparkling shimmer winking back at me under the lights. Sparklies in a shampoo? Why?!
See? The very fine shimmer is suspended in the transparent shampoo and translucent conditioner. It so intrigued me I had to use it and see if it left me with a head of sparkly golden hair – wouldn’t that be a treat? :P
This silicone and paraben free pair of hair care products are new additions to the popular Mythic Oil range. I have never tried the original Mythic Oil nor it’s complementary products but reviews have been very good. Kept meaning to try, but you know, when you have hair as short as mine, you tend to care a little less about how it looks. At least I do. With my short hair, I just use any old shampoo and conditioner and I haven’t even been using any hair treatments. Saves me a lot of money :P
But you know, I was quite impressed by the Mythic Oil Souffle d’or shampoo and conditioner. The Argan and Safflower Oil infused shampoo and conditioner left me with floppy hair (floppy hair for me, is a good thing!). Suddenly I realised that my hair didn’t have to feel stiff as wire all the time! Oh and the shimmer bits? Do I end up with a glittering head?
Sadly no you don’t. The golden shimmer washes out of your hair. Boo! :P What fun it would have been otherwise!
The Sparkling Conditioner is translucent, which is something quite different. L’Oreal Professional say they are the first in the world to introduce a clear conditioner which might be true. Most conditioners have an opaque creamy texture, while this one is translucent. I don’t agree with the word “clear” because it isn’t clear the way the shampoo is clear. Semantics :P
Here’s a close up of the products. The top blob is the Sparkling Shampoo, which is clear and infused with LOADS of golden shimmer. The bottom blob is the Sparkling Conditioner which has less golden shimmer infused in it.
What I found is that you don’t need very much product for the Sparkling Shampoo because it lathers up very nicely with very little. I have short hair, so I use just a dollop, not even half a pump. If you have longer hair, use half to a full pump. It washes out clean, without making my hair feel squeaky clean, nor dry or tangled. Very nice.
The Sparkling Conditioner doesn’t have the regular slippery feel of conditioners, but then it’s because it contains no silicone. It feels just like a thicker version of the shampoo and I leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse out.
What I realised after using this for about a week (I wash my hair daily) is that my hair lost its wire-feel. I have hair with lots of volume and which is prone to dryness. At one time, before I broke this set out, my Mom actually asked me why my hair looked so dull and felt so hard. I never really noticed it, because I don’t do very much with my hair, but it did make me sit up and notice.
Also, I was using that Redken Diamond Oil shampoo and conditioner which left my hair feeling like wire and I hated that! My hair was actually starting to kink and stick out, and that only happens when my hair is very dry. This Mythic Oil Sparkling Shampoo and Sparkling Conditioner gave me floppy hair, the way it was meant to be and I love it. I still don’t see the point of the golden shimmer in the product. I think it would have performed as well without the shimmer, which is just superfluous. Pretty, but superfluous.
In a nutshell
The L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Souffle D’or Sparkling Shampoo and Sparkling Conditioner are new products in the Mythic Oil range. The clear shampoo and clear conditioner are infused with minute golden shimmer which I find superfluous as they don’t add to its functionality, and washes out. Otherwise, I really like both these products. My hair has benefited from using it and is now softer, not dry, and feels better. Both products are paraben and silicone free which should please many.
Pros: Softens my hard and dry hair, Makes my hair more manageable without losing volume, Does not weigh down hair, Silicone and paraben free
Cons: Pricey, Golden shimmer doesn’t serve any purpose except to look pretty
Who will like this: Anyone who is looking for paraben free and silicone free shampoo and conditioner, Anyone who has dull, hard and dry hair that needs softening
Here are the ingredient lists for both the Sparkling Shampoo and Sparkling Conditioner
It says on the bottle that this shampoo and conditioner will suit all hair types. I’m not sure about those with oily or limp hair, but if you have dry, coarse, kinky hair (not THAT sort of kinky, please! :P ) then give this a try. I love it!
Do you get what the golden shimmer is for? Have you used the L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil or any other Mythic Oil products before?
I still don’t get the purpose of the shimmer. It looks pretty, but serves no purpose. Rather like.. ok I’d rather not say LOL! I haven’t used other Mythic Oil products but I’ve heard the oil is an excellent dupe for the Kerastase Elixir Ultime and I love that one!
L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Souffle D’or Sparkling Shampoo and Sparkling Conditioner is currently available as a coffret set Price: RM96 per set (free deluxe sample of Mythic Oil while stocks last!) Availability: All L’Oreal Professional hair salons