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L’Oreal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Hydrate Conditioner, 8.5 Fluid Ounce

Introducing formulas so gentle, yet so strengthening. Free of harsh sulfates, the EverStrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System contains our patented bio-ceramide complex, which strengthens the hair fiber after just one use, helping it resist breakage. A rich lather and natural aromatic properties from rosemary and mint help energize and invigorate the senses.

Key features

  • Sulfate-free, strengthening and protective conditioner for dry to normal hair infused with refreshing rosemary and juniper
  • Formulated with Bio-Ceramide complex and natural botanicals to strengthen and repair hair
  • For normal to dry hair
  • Sulfate-free; 100% vegan
  • Net Wt. 8.5 oz.

Honest reviews


don’t like how the shampoo and condicioner smell

actually it’s good,but just like a regular shampoo…don’t see any differences between regular shampoo and this itemand it smells really bad

Christa Hubbard, TX

Love this!

I was so glad when I first saw this in CVS and read that they use NO animal ingredients and are Vegan to boot! This conditioner and the shampoo leave my hair very soft and silky smooth. Plus getting here on Amazon at this price was a great bonus! I will definitely continue to use this product. Oh and did I mention that the scent is wonderful? Rosemary and mint were a pleasant surprise that keep the hair smelling great all day long!

Corina Loogootee, IN

What I learned from trying 5 different hydrating products

I was a classic too-manly-for-hair-care male until I recently resolved (out of either vanity or self-respect, or maybe both) to start attending more carefully to my health/appearance/grooming. Hair is, of course, at the front line of that battle, so I interrogated some professional hair people and did some Internet browsing and learned that hair care is only partly a matter of what products you use. Healthy hair is also the result of things like drinking water and eating right and avoiding excessive sun or heat. Hair is, in fact, the most reliable indicator of whether a person is healthy. (See the Wikipedia page on “hair care,” for starters.) And I learned that when it comes to hair products, I should look for ones that say “hydrating.” (This as opposed to “moisturizing,” which merely gives the appearance of hydration.) That’s because hydrated hair is pretty much what healthy hair
• is.
• I then spent a decent (if not ridiculous) amount of time browsing Amazon’s hydrating hair products and reading the reviews, and then I experimented with 5 different, relatively inexpensive products.The bottom line is that none of the 5 products are magical but I have noticed a mild to moderate improvement in shine, darkness, and thickness. (If you have recommendations for a near-magical product, I’m counting on you to let me know.) Given what I’ve seen from the different products, I will probably settle into a routine of using a small amount of the Frieda shampoo and conditioner daily, and then using an overnight treatment maybe once a month (but probably not the L’Oreal one).That doesn’t mean I recommend (or don’t) any of these products for you. Another thing I learned while researching hair is that we are all unique little flowers with very different filaments on our noggins that respond differently to different things. So rather than recommending a particular product, I recommend that you do some trials and see what works for you.Below is a detailed review of each product.
• L’Oreal EverStrong Conditioner (My rating: 3.2 stars) (Current price: $0.66/ounce) – This seems to have the same effect as the Frieda conditioner (see below), except that it makes my hair even slightly more helmet-y. Also, it has an initially-strong scent that faintly lingers in my hair all day, even when I only use a dime-sized amount. It’s a smell that I would describe as endurable but not pleasant.
• John Frieda Frizz-Ease Shampoo(4.3 stars) ($0.60/ounce) – It works noticeably better than my old shampoo (Aussie Smooth). With this shampoo, my hair stays wet after a shower about 40% longer and it retains a subtle moisture all day. After a shower, when I comb my wet hair, I can hardly even feel it because there is so little resistance against the comb. In other words, my hair becomes a weird combination of wet and airy. The shampoo seems to work best when I leave it in for a minute or two before rinsing. I only need to use about a nickel-sized amount (I have medium-to-shaggy hair). It has a scent that is a little too much like a household cleaning product, but it’s a faint smell and goes away after the shower.
• John Frieda Frizz-Ease Conditioner(3.8 stars) ($0.54/ounce) – If the shampoo does most of the moisturizing “work,” then the conditioner seems kind of like the sealant to lock it in and protect it all day, and to make your hair more “manageable.” This conditioner does that job well enough but I only use a little bit of it because it makes my hair a little too helmet-y for my liking. Maybe you like that from a conditioner–I don’t. I prefer that my hair move in the breeze. This conditioner would probably have a more desirable effect for people with long (at least shoulder-length) hair. As for the scent, I would describe it as “neutral.”
• Paul Mitchell leave-in conditioner(3.0 stars) ($1.03/ounce) – My second-biggest complaint with this product is that it is sort of annoying to apply – after the shower, you have to dab a few blotches of it onto your damp hair and then brush it through. My biggest complaint is that it doesn’t seem to be doing anything beyond what the other conditioners do. It works well enough and makes my hair nice and dark and helmet-y but so do the other conditioners. Plus, I don’t think it’s doing much to make my hair healthier because you only apply it to the end of the hair and not to the scalp. That means it also requires a good amount of the blue gel to work it through all of your hair.
• L’Oreal EverStrong Overnight Treatment(2.5 stars) ($1.76/ounce) – I have only used it a few times but haven’t noticed anything magical. You apply it to dry hair at night, work it through the ends, and then sleep with your hair in a mildly goopy state. I didn’t check carefully, but I would be surprised if your hair doesn’t leave a mark on your pillowcase. And it takes a lot of goop, even for a guy with reasonably short hair like me. Maybe it would be worth it if it gave my hair a brilliant luster or thickness, but it doesn’t seem to do much at all, at least not above what the shampoo and conditioner are already doing. I am unlikely to get it again.—P.S. – Many of these same products are probably available at your local Wal-Mart (or whatever), and probably for a 10-25% lower price.P.P.S. – A couple years ago, I experimented with using no hair products at all… for months. I had read some caveman-y theories about how hair products damage our hair because they crowd out the natural moisturizing chemicals and blah blah. All I can say is that it didn’t work for me. It’s true that my hair during those months was surprisingly less nappy and gross than I expected, and it’s maybe even true that the artificial chemicals we put on our scalps have some serious, unwelcome consequences, but all I can say is that I much prefer how my hair looks and feels after it’s been shampooed, to the point that I’m willing to take whatever risks those chemicals may pose.

Andrea Tioga, ND


I love the L’oreal Everpure/Everstrong lines. While I wish it was even more chemical free and safe for you hair, it is among the best options for color treated hair at the drugstore. I’ve used even more expensive color safe/sulfate free shampoos that don’t perform half as well, sometimes even worse. While I do still see my color draining when it’s washed, it’s not as bad as regular shampoo and my hair color DOES last longer.Now, this is the conditioner, so on the subject of hair softening, it does just that. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling gross, weighted or coated, it makes it feel softer and more manageable.

Latonya Wendel, PA

Perfect for fine, wavy hair

I bought this based on the Amazon reviews and because I had read that this product is a good Kerastese doup. I actually have to agree that it’s not a bad dupe. When I use this on my dry, slightly over-processed hair, it looks great. I recently played hairdresser and I dyed my hair with demi-perm, then threw permanent hair color over it (box dye, mind you), highlighted it with bleach, highlighted it some more with permanant hair color,then I toned it twice. My haircolor still sucks right now (seriously blue based and blue-purple based dyes make my hair copper, but when I shampoo and condition with this stuff and barely comb it and air dry, my waves and curls come out bouncy and defined. I don’t know of any other cheap conditioner that still gives moisture to my ends. I actually pair this with Redken’s Anti-Snap and seriously, my hair is silky for like, two days.

Dollie Whelen Springs, AR

Loreal are great!

Conditioner sulfate free! That’s whats up. Thanks Loreal for make such a great and cheap product. Everybody should try. I strongly recommend.

Madelyn Valley View, PA

I really didn’t like it

I ordered this based on the glowing reviews, but in the end, I really didn’t like it and gave it to my kids. It doesn’t make my hair feel silky smooth like other conditioners I use. My recommendation would be to skip this, and useL’Oreal Paris EverStrong Overnight Treatment, 3.4-Fluid Ounceinstead as an overnight treatment, that product really works well!

Johnnie Red Lion, PA

Highly Recommend

When I was in my teens and 20s, my hair was very greasy. I couldn’t go more than a day without washing it. But then, inexpicably, over the last several months, my hair has become extremely dry. I think it might partially be damaged from highlighting and a dry shampoo I tried, but it might also be because I’m in my late 30s. I don’t know. But my hair literally looked and felt like straw. I tried so many different deep conditioners, but none of them gave me the results I wanted. Either they didn’t do much of anything, worked for a while then stopped, or made my hair shiny and healthy, but only for a fraction of the day. The one exception is the Generic version of Paul Mitchells Super Strong Deep Conditioner. That stuff is amazing, but it’s intended for every day use.I had a bad experience with L’oreal Damage Erasing Balm. It worked great on my hair, but I developed an allergic reaction and had to stop using it. So I was a little hesitant to try this conditioner. I really didn’t have high expectations. I was also a little hesitant about the smell. Rosemary and Mint? I’m not a big fan of mint anything (taste or smell) so I really didn’t think I would like it.But the smell is one of my favorite things about this conditioner. I absolutely love how it smells. Even after I dry my hair, I can still smell this conditioner in it. It’s not overpowering, but you can definitely smell it.This is a first for me, but I can’t think of a single negative thing to say about this conditioner. I use it after my Clear Hair and Scalp Therapy Nourishing Shampoo. A little goes a long way. It’s thick, but not too think. It absorbs well into my hair. Other reviewers have commented that this conditioner is hard to rinse out, but I haven’t experienced that at all. In fact, I found it very easy to rinse out. It leaves my hair soft, shiny, and healthy. I haven’t had any problems so far with an allergic reaction. It is wonderful for daily use. It never leaves my weighed down or greasy.The price of this product is very reasonable and you get a generous amount of product in the bottle. I love the squeeze top. It makes it very easy to use in the shower. I would recommend this product to others and will repurchase.

Cheri New Cumberland, PA


I have long, fine hair with no body. I always thought "thickening" was a marketing gimmick but this actually makes a big difference!

Jennifer Hills, IA

Great thick and rich conditioner at a great price!

I LOVE this line of L’Oreal shampoos and conditioners. They are thick and rich and work wonderfully. The rosemary mint smell great, I have tried the other smells and don’t like them as much. I have been using these for about a year now and have finally found a product I want to stick with!

Sherry Wood Dale, IL

Really good!

Overall I really like this conditioner. My hair is relaxed and dry and I was attracted to it because it is sulfate free. The first time I used the conditioner, I was planning on leaving it in for a while because I wanted to deep condition. However, after about 5 minutes my scalp started to burn from the mint, so I had to rinse it out. However, when I used it after that first time and left the conditioner in a for a few minutes it no longer burns. I am not sure if I am used to it or if I simply have been rinsing it out after just a short period of time. It makes my hair soft and full. I recommend it to anybody with dry hair. I love the smell but it just may not be the best product to deep condition with.

Doreen Harrison City, PA


Wanted a good sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. This smells gross like chemicals.

Joy Spearman, TX