L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein & Ceramide Conditioner

Last updated: June 20, 2022

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein & Ceramide Conditioner

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We looked at the top Conditioners and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Conditioner you should buy.

Overall Take

This handy pump bottle offers 28 ounces of conditioner, formulated to repair damaged hair. The formula promises to repair five types of damage using 9 percent protein concentrate. The scent is creamy with a fruity scent for a pleasant experience.

In our analysis, the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein & Ceramide Conditioner placed 4th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

EXPERT REPAIRING FORMULA: L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Conditioner for silky, healthy, stronger, supple, and easy to style hair* *with system. CARING INGREDIENTS: Formulated with caring ingredients, featuring up to 9percent Repair Concentrate with Protein for silky, healthy-looking hair. INDULGENT EXPERIENCE: Neither too rich nor too light, Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo and Repairing Conditioner create a perfect synergy of intense care without the weigh down. IRRESISTIBLE FRAGRANCE: L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5’s offers a sophisticated floral, creamy blend with juicy green notes. COMPLETE REPAIRING SYSTEM: Maximize results by using with the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo and Total Repair 5 Power Restore Multi-Use Treatment.


Haircare requires multiple products, each serving its own purpose in keeping hair clean and healthy. Although consumers have expressed concerns about hair products in recent years, experts still recommend a regime that includes regularly shampooing and conditioning the hair.

But there are a few things to know before you start shopping for a new conditioner. Although plenty of products promise to soften and strengthen the hair without stripping it, not all conditioners have ingredients that can handle the task. Complicating matters is the fact that different conditioners work well with different hair types, so the conditioner your friends use might not be give you the same results.

Almost every conditioner these days promises to “strengthen” your hair. There’s a reason for that. Conditioner works to protect the hair shaft which, in effect, prevents it from breaking off. Lauric acid is one product that penetrates into each strand to provide strengthening power. You’ll also find essential vitamins—namely C, E and B—that will battle free radicals to serve as a barrier between your hair and your surroundings.

The biggest reason you use conditioner, though, is to achieve a smooth, shiny texture. For that purpose, you’ll find most conditioners pack in natural products like Moroccan argan oil, shea butter, castor oil and olive oil. You wouldn’t want to use these products on their own because they might weigh your hair down and create a less-than-desirable scent, but when formulated as part of a conditioner, these products can take the place of chemicals while giving great results.

There are some chemicals to avoid in a conditioner. Sulfates are perhaps the most important, particularly if you have color-treated hair. Sulfates strip some of the natural oils and moisturizers, as well, so even for those without color treatments, they can be bad. You’ll also see some conditioners labeled as free of parabens. Parabens are used to extend the shelf life of hair products, but they can disrupt your hair’s natural balance. If you can find hair products that are sulfate and paraben free, you’ll likely get better results.

Buying Advice

  • You can find conditioner in a variety of bottle sizes, and it might seem that you’re saving money by opting for a larger size. In some cases, though, smaller formats require less conditioner to get the same results, so you might be able to go with a smaller bottle in a higher-quality conditioner.
  • Human hair has natural oils that can be stripped away with the wrong products. Look for a conditioner that works with those oils rather than against them. Pay close attention to the chemicals in the ingredient list and make sure each one is necessary.
  • In many cases, conditioners are sold as part of a shampoo-conditioner set, with ingredients designed to complement each other as part of a full beauty regime. However, it isn’t always necessary to match your conditioner and shampoo. If you have a shampoo you’re set on, try it with the conditioner and see how it works before switching your shampoo.
  • If you choose an oversized bottle of conditioner, a pump can come in handy. This allows you to dispense your hair product with one hand rather than having to lift a heavy bottle of conditioner.
  • For traveling, you might want to look for a smaller bottle of conditioner. However, you can always purchase travel bottles that you can fill from your larger conditioner bottle.
  • Most conditioners are scented, so if you’re sensitive to smells, look for conditioners that are unscented or have a light, delicate scent. Keep in mind that your conditioner will have to battle your other hair products, cosmetics, lotions and any perfumes you wear.