Shampooing My Long Thick Hair

Now you might remember me mentioning how I have very long thick hair?  You also might remember how I use shampoo to deal with my long thick hair? Today I’m talking about shampooing my long hair.

Yup I’m still complaining about my ultra fast growing knotted hair! It isn’t a blessing and it isn’t pretty when you have hair like mine. It really isn’t! In fact I’m thinking of cutting it and putting in some colour. Dun Dun Dun… Relax I’m not going to go crazy – just cut off the bad part at the end and perhaps go strawberry blonde. I will still have my long hair in which it will look nice for one day and then the next it will go back to being a horrible mess.

Oh well, in the meantime I have been looking for a perfect hair solution to my dilemma. And I think folks, I have found it. I think I have found it in this neat little shampoo & conditioner bottle: L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser. I picked this up one day last week as I was on a mission on finding the right shampoo & conditioner for my hair.

shampooing my long hair

Product Description

The Science of Dull Hair Lacking Radiance. Over time, hair fibres can become dull due to a build-up of impurities and the hair cuticle becoming rough, which can disrupt light reflection.

The Secret to Intense and Long-lasting Shine. Today, professional gloss techniques are used to remove impurities from hair fibres, and coat them with a glossing polish for long-lasting, weightless luminosity. Inspired by this, L’Oréal Paris laboratories have created our first haircare range enriched with GLYCOGEL, a glossing polish that helps hair look illuminated for 48hr* sealed in shine.

RESURFACES THE FIBRES: Helps to clear the fibres of impurities that disrupt light reflection. The fibres appear as if resurfaced and cuticles appear realigned, for silky smooth hair that feels

deeply moisturised. SEALS IN SHINE: Helps seal the cuticles and coat the hair with a weightless gloss to intensify shine.


With a products description like that, I was hoping miracles would happen.

Here is my hair before the shampoo. By this point as you can see from the photos it greasy and looking rather dull. It also incredibly knotted and clumpy.

shampooing my long hair

I washed my hair with two shampoo and one conditioner. And this is my hair afterward.

shampooing my long hair

My hair is slightly still damp at the top. But my hair feel and look amazing! It so soft and easy to brush through the knots. It also has volume and doesn’t look dull at the end. It worked well for my rather difficult hair. So yes I did experience a miracle with my hair – hooray!

So folks, if like me you have long thick hair and finding it difficult finding the right shampoo and conditioner – then look no more. As L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Luminiser is it.

Dry Shampoo:

If however you are in a hurry and don’t have time to pop to the shop and pick up the Shampoo & Conditioner. And want a lazy fast solutions – I’ve been there and brought the t-shirt. May I suggest Dry shampoo.

The best dry shampoo is like the wand of your fairy godmother, granting precious moments of your life back in a spritz of magic dust. On those hectic mornings where there’s no time for coffee — let alone a full-on wash-and-blow-dry routine — dry shampoo gets you out the door looking fresh.

shampooing my long hair


I’m no expert with dry shampoo, with my hair I only ever use it if I’m a hurry and don’t have time to properly wash my hair. Dry shampoo work well for the day – but for me nothing beat freshly clean hair. With that said, I know a majority of you are a massive fan of it. So here an in-depth article on dry shampoo and which one is the best to use.

Do you guys have any hair products that you use for your hair?


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  • Something About Baby
    December 14, 2016

    I use John Freida Blonde shampoo and conditioner usually but recently changed to a different one and hated it! Very quickly switched back and I love my glossy hair again! Your hair looks great, I don’t envy you having to deal with such long hair though! #Bestandworst

  • Shopgirl Anonymous
    December 14, 2016

    My top favorite shampoo is BIG by Lush. It’s mostly salt and lemon juice! Of course I can’t use it when my hair is color treated, but with how oily my hair gets since having kids, NO OTHER shampoo battles the oil better in my equally thick head of hair!

  • Mel
    December 14, 2016

    I have to use a really good treatment on my hair as it’s been highlighted and I blow dry then straighten it so its has a lot of heat damage, I have tried a lot of different ones and have to say the one that is the best to deal with the over bleaching/heating my hair is Kerastase Chronologiste treatment, it comes in a black pot with a gold lid, it is amazing my dry fried hair is silky smooth after I use it, I usually leave it in my hair for !/2 an hour and pretty much use it every time I wash my hair you only need a bit of it as its very thick and nourishing. If anyone wants to buy it I get it form all online its way cheaper around £25 otherwise if you buy it from a salon (you can’t get it in normal shops) it costs around £33/35

  • Hannah
    December 14, 2016

    I use Loreal as well. I am loving it!

  • Jasmine
    December 15, 2016

    I’ll have to pick this up for my extremely long thick hair! I dye my hair and using a curling iron on it rather frequently it needs something like this to brign it back to life!

  • Anna Nuttall
    December 15, 2016

    Thank you for this, I will look into it.

  • Chelsea Pearl
    December 15, 2016

    You have such gorgeously long hair! I need to try this L’Oreal line because I’m already a huge fan of their EverStrong/EverCreme products.

  • Nallely
    December 15, 2016

    I have never try that shampoo, o use an argan oil shampoo. But your hair looks amazing!! I can never have it that long

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