Lóreal Professional Vitamino Color Shampoo Review

by mehak on April 23, 2012

in Grade A, Haircare, Loreal, Reviews

It was a regular Saturday afternoon of browsing through pinterest, making honeymoon plans and day dreaming about Liam from 90210  (Have you seen how hot he is). As i absent mindedly put my hand through my hair , thinking about whats left of my wedding list to purchase , i thought..wow..my hair feels as soft as My Sigma F 80 ! (Hey that thing is  like a furry SOFT baby!). And then i realised  how my hair had been so much easier to manage after washes these days, and i also remembered the boy saying  “Hmm your hair smells nice”. Listen, if that male creature notices anything its GOT to be good. The little bottle of good-ness im talking about is the Lóreal professional Vitamino Color Shampoo! For the record, i dont color my hair- lesser mortals like me who suffer from chronic hairfall cannot afford to color their hair unless they want to risk looking like Anupam Kher (big bald guy in indian movies for those unaware), so Vitamino Color is really not an appropriate shampoo for me. But iv always stolen my mom’s  shampoo satchets that came with her hair color so i thought this must be as good!!

Lóreal Claims” Shade insurance starts with this creamy-light shampoo that uses Incell Hydro-Resist* double-locking technology.L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color Shampoo, specifically designed for coloured hair, prolongs colour radiance intensity with a lightweight film that repels water, helping to protect colour and enhance shine”

Repel Water? That is one wierd claim L’oreal !! But keeping that aside..this is going to be a super short review because I’m not too much of a shampoo analyst. All i can say is- its one of the few shampoos that can make my dry,wavy hair – soft, shiny, and smooth without losing the volume and making it flat. I do find i need to shampoo more often with this but i dont mind really (I think maybe because this is supposed to repel water, it doesnt get washed off as easily so it stays in the hair . Just  a theory!!)  Iv just learnt to really patiently wash this out and spend more time under the shower.

I just love how my hair seems so flowy and kind of fluid but still not look flat! It also changes the way my hair looks i mean..on normal days, freshly washed hair is this frizzy, mass of waves. With this one, the frizz is gone and its like soft beachy waves in my hair!Woo Hoo- hello good hair day !!!!

Verdict: A

Price: Rs 475/- for 250 ml

Recommendation: Loreal Professional Vitamino Color shampoo, may be for colored hair but it works just as well for my non  colored, dry, wavy tresses. It makes them soft, shiney , smooth and frizz free, turns them into fluid and movable waves  and doesnt mke them flat, I recommend you really really wash well with this though- this tends to stay in your hair otherwise making it oily quicker!!

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

swastika April 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

I am going to get this today :) I so needed a color protect shampoo..I hate coloring my hair..but I have this pesky untimely greys which I need to cover :(


Neha April 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

Actually even I had tried my mom’s colour shampoo and I like it so much better than any of my other shampoos. Wonder what they put in these colour shampoos that is not there in the non-colour shampoos! It gives such great bouncy and manageable hair.. but I stopped using it coz I was not sure whether it is safe to use it on uncoloured hair :(


Mehak April 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

Yeah but u have a theory..see colored hair is supposed to break and be dry so color shampoos must be gentler nahi?? Or maybe the color protet ones are harsher so the color doesnt fade :( I dont know im confused myself


namita April 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

The regular color protect shampoo from loreal does no good for me,, I guess I should try out this one now,,
Thanks mehak for reviewing it,,, :)


Sweet&Bitter April 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

yes…even I noticed that it comes with some magazines!

agree that if a guy compliments for stuffs like this then it MUST be perfect! ^.^


Shruti29 April 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hmm.. looks like giving a try…


Sukanya April 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Repels water !!! ??? Thnx for sharing Mehak, the salon people always reco me to get one of these prof ranges..may be i should give them a try sometime ! but am way too happy with my TBS banana :)


Vanu Anand April 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Another from Loreal Professional range!? sounds impressive for dry, frizzy hair. will give it a try

Thnx Mehak


Priti April 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

i have recently highlighted my hair and the salon used this shampoo and my hair was sofftttttt and decently moisturized…….. it controls hair fall too :) i definitely vote for this range


Tanmayee April 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Added to my wishlist !! Liked the review, I am on the look out for a good shampoo !!


Manya April 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Seems like a good buy! One of their shampoos led to massive Hairfall in my sis case, so i never dared to buy anything from their professional range but now I am thinking of getting one for me!


mehak April 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Eeks which one?


Tina April 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

If you don’t have colored hair, then there is another good one from L’oreal: Force Vector Reinforcing Anti-breakage shampoo and mask. It makes my hair soft, shiny and wins me a lot of compliments. :P :)


mehak April 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm

h you know thats the one i wanted….the red one right? Somehow ws out of stock. Thats wht im using next!


Tina April 24, 2012 at 10:50 am

Yeah, the deep red bottle. I got it from a salon & there they said that you must always get it from a salon, because the ones out there in the chemist shops are fake. :O
Don’t know whether it’s true though!


Magali April 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I must try this! Too bad I have too much Dove lying at home. :P
Didn’t know you liked Liam that much. Now Liam & Silver is a weird combination but it’s not like we didn’t see that coming.
I think shows like this make it their goal to see every character jump into bed with each other. ;)


mehak April 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm

YEah i like Liam and Annie. Period.


Maliha Intikhab April 24, 2012 at 1:27 am

Mostly I just skip what the blogger says and go to the product review but on your blog I read every single word, you sound hillarious. I loved the review thanks


Mehak April 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

Aww thanks Maliha…thats a huge compliment!


Nisha April 24, 2012 at 2:05 am

Hello to everyone,
I am new to to blog world..had horrible exp so just wanted to share with u al..


Nupur April 26, 2012 at 5:18 am

I swear by L’Oreal Smooth Intense conditioner. Shampoos come and go but you gotta stick with your conditioner, man.


Arunima April 26, 2012 at 10:55 am

Hii…wanted to know what your current hair routine is like…coz i have the exact same hair type as your’s an these days ive decided to lock up my flat iron and embrace my “god-gifted” natural hair type ..and so far my hair looks like a frizzy poofy mass…and i have had people at work ask me if im sick and im desperately inching towards that flat iron again!!!!


mehak April 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

Noo please dont inch towards it. I gave it up years ago and embraced my waves….i use this shampoo and dove nourishing care conditioner…once a week i use a lush Hsuan Wen hua hair mask ,…always oil my hair before wash..and golden rule of frizzy hair…go through wet hair ONCE only ONCE with wide toothed comb, Scrunch the hair with my hand and then dont comb through at all when dry!


Arunima April 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

i guess brushing my hair over an over again during the day to smoothen out the frizz was what i was doing wrong ….an im soo getting lush Hsuan Wen Hua this weekend..iv heard ggod things abt it!!!thanks soo much!!!


mehak April 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Ya the more your brush, the frizzier it gets…comb through when wet, scrnch and leave it..you should get pretty, frizz free waves and curls in the hair


Arunima April 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

Btw i use the Lóreal Professional Vitamino Color Shampoo too …an it does soften my hair..bur clearly my conditioner and styling products arent helping!!


Marathi Weddings August 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

I bought this shampoo after reading your review. I am so happy with the results that I am taking the pain of searching the post to tell this to you!! This works great on days when I have no time to apply conditioner. My hair still remains soft, clean and smells amazing.

PS: Even I dont colour my hair coz I belong to your category!


tannima May 12, 2013 at 12:06 am

Hi Mehak,

DO you still use this shampoo? I saw you mentioned in the conditioner’s post that you have experienced hairfall with it..
true?? final verdict??


mehak May 13, 2013 at 12:07 am

Dont use it anymore !


tannima May 13, 2013 at 12:49 am

I just got my hair colored, and I am looking for a good color protect shampoo, the one my salon wanted to sell was too expensive for me… some wella professional one- Rs 1150 :/


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