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Beauty Product Review: L'Oreal Color Vive Pro

Posted on Sep 10, 2008 at 8:30AM


picture of ten bottles of l'oreal pro vive shampoo and conditioner

Beauty Product Review: L'Oreal Color Vive Pro for Color Treated Hair Shampoo and Conditioner with breakthrough anti-oxidant technology and two UV filters keeps color truer longer.

Reviewed by Karen Small, licensed cosmetologist and hair salon owner


An important component of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is to give an honest review of a beauty product. To ensure this, from time to time, we farm out products that are received for testing and review to professionals in the business.

Karen tested the L'Oreal Vive Pro line on her own clients in her salon Upstairs Downstairs. See how Karen's clients opinions differed from a previous review on this blog.

Scent: The scent is mild and pleasant. Only one client made a comment on the smell, and she thought it was nice.


Promotional material: All products produced the results written on the label; however, they could have gone into a little more detail. For example, why the ingredients in the product works, how much to use, et cetera.

Recommendations: I would recommend this product line to clients with color treated hair or over-processed hair. I found the product did not do well on fine, highlighted hair, as it made the hair too soft.


Design of bottle: I did like the shampoo bottle. It was easy to pick up and use. Having the bottle designed this way, you have little waste.

Pet Peeve: Like many hair products companies, they make both the bottles of shampoo and conditioner the same size, and you almost always use up the shampoo before the conditioner and then it leaves too many bottles in the shower. I find most of my clients and myself buy shampoo and conditioner at the same time. If they could make conditioners bottles 1/4 smaller than their partner shampoo, it would be a almost perfect world.


FYI: I use Redken , Paul Micthell , Rusk, Short Sexy Hair, Bed Head and Pureology. Pureology is wonderful, but pricey. Paul Micthell has a new shampoo and conditioner that is a lavender mint scent, and is quite lovely. All these products should only be sold in salons.

The L'Oreal products did not make me what to buy them; however, it is a good alternative to salon products.

Karen Small has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 1977. Before opening up Upstairs Downstairs Hair Salon, she worked in three other salons in Indiana.

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1 Comment --
posted by
Fri, 05/01/2009 - 9:43am

Very good product. My sister has been using it.

hair straightener

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