L’Oréal Elseve Extraordinary oil serum- Review

‘Good hair day’ can be actually a good day for most of the women. We all try to get that smooth, shiny, manageable hair everyday. Can L’Oréal Elseve Extraordinary oil serum help you achieve the hair you always hoped for? To find out, read the full review.

Most of us (including myself) face one or the other hair problems, such as
  • Dandruff
  • Hair fall
  • Split ends
  • Dull hair
  • Oily/ greasy hair
  • Dry hair
  • Frizzy hair
  • Heat damaged hair
  • Colour damaged hair
  • Hair greying
The main reasons for such problems can be
  • Changes in the lifestyle
  • Increased pollution levels
  • Stress & tension
  • Unhealthy habits
  • Climate
  • Lack of information (Read this to know some of many hair care myths we are hearing for the long time)

All these above reasons wreck havoc on the health of our hair. But with knowledge about hair care, changes in our habits and good hair products can help us improve the overall health of our hair and our hair will start looking healthy, shiny and manageable.

While searching for a good hair serum, I came across L’Oreal Elseve Extraordinary oil. Product from the world’s largest cosmetics company focusing on hair care, skin care, makeup and hair colour, L’Oreal definitely is the one of the best bet. (If you are wondering which brands are owned by L’Oreal? read this.

Product claims

As claimed by L’Oréal Paris website

Tired of unmanageable, dull hair and frizzy hair? Introducing World’s No.1 Hair Serum, L’Oréal Paris Elseve Extraordinary Oil Serum to completely transform your hair!

This hair serum leaves you with extraordinarily soft, smooth, frizz-free, and shiny hair.

The light-weight formula of the Elseve Extraordinary Oil Serum is infused with a blend of 6 rare flower oils – Lotus, Chamomile, Flax, Tiare, Rose and sunflower. Explore 100 different ways to transform your hair, use before shampoo for nourishment, after washing for detangling, before styling for heat protection, as an overnight DIY spa and many other ways.

An iconic hair serum with unique benefits and multiple uses.

  • Humidity: Cuts Frizz/Smoothens hair by 87% for up to 24Hours
  • Heat: Protects hair against heat from up to 230 C
  • Friction: Upto 98% less hair fall from breakage
  • UV: Prevents damage from sunlight and UV rays by 43%
  • Helps seal split ends
  • Adds 6X more shine to the hair

How to use

Before hair wash

Take 6-7 drops of serum on your palm for medium hair length ( you will need more product as you are using it on the dry hair) rub you palms to spread it evenly on your hands. And now apply it on your hair (especially the ends of your hair)

Transparent, non coloured and little thicker than water.

After hair wash ( Before hair drying/ styling)

Take 4 to 5 drops of serum on your palm for medium hair length, rub you palms to spread it evenly on your hands. And now evenly apply it on your wet hair from mid length to the end.

As suggested by L’Oréal Paris website

  • Before Shampoo – To provide hair nourishment and prep hair before washing
  • For Beautiful Hair – To give long-lasting freshness, lustrous & shiny hair
  • Before Hair Drying – To provide hair protection from heat & give smooth hair as it dries
  • Before Hair Styling – To smoothen out frizzy hair and give manageable hair from unruly hair strands
  • As Overnight Hair Treatment – To provide deep hair nourishment, for you to wake up with disciplined, manageable hair!


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Chamomilla recutita extract/ Matricaria flower extract, Cocos Nuciferoil/Coconut oil, Helianthusannuusseed oil, Sunflower seed oil, Nelumbium specoisum extract/ Nelumbium speciosum flower extract, Benzyl alcohol, cinnamal, Linalool, Linum usitatissimum flower extract, Caprylic/Caprictriglyceride, Gardenitahitensis flower extract, Rosa canina flower extract, Bisabolol, Glycinesoja oil/ Soyabean oil/ Parfum fragrance.

Packaging , Price & Product description

The product comes in a light orange colour glass bottle with drip opening. L’Oréal Elseve Extraordinary oil serum is transparent looking, non coloured and little thicker than water. It has mild fruity flavour and non sticky consistency. Price of the product is Rs. 299/ for 30ml. And according to me this should last for a long time as you will be using max 4 to 5 drops per use.

My experience using L’Oréal Elseve Extraordinary oil serum

I can see that this product is in the market for a long time, but somehow I never noticed it. I was happy with my old product. But when I exhausted my hair serum, I started searching for the new product. I could read lot of positive reviews about this product and so decided to try it out. Though it’s not been a long time, since I started using it, I can surely share my first impression about the product.

I have never used this serum before shampoo or as overnight hair treatment, as one of the suggested usage of the product. But I have surely used it before drying, before styling and as a general hair serum. I have fine hair with oily scalp and on the hair wash day, my hair gets dry, frizzy and out of control volume. So I always have to use some hair smoothening and volume control hair product. L’Oréal Elseve Extraordinary oil serum has definitely solved this issue of mine and my hair become manageable and shiny why I use it after the hair wash. And I love the soft fruity scent it has, which make my hair smell really good for a long time.

I often style my hair as well, it can be straightening or curls or tongs. That’s why I am very conscious about the usage of heat protector for my hair. L’Oréal Elseve Extraordinary oil serum claim to protect heat upto 230C. According to me it is doing a fairly good job in the heat protect area as well. What appealed me the most is the non stickiness of the serum. Unlike many other heat protector sprays, this serum does not weigh my hair down and neither make it sticky.

I mostly use this serum post hair wash to get that shine, freshness & manageability and this serum score well in that region.

Final Thoughts


  • Non Sticky
  • Makes your hair soft, shiny and manageable
  • Does not weigh down your hair
  • Heat protection
  • UV protection
  • Versatile use (as suggested by the company)
  • Nice scent to the product
  • Not so expensive
  • easily available
  • Small amount goes long way


  • Packaging- You have to be careful because of the glass bottle.
  • Some people might not like the smell
  • may not be suitable for oily hair
BB Rating:- 4.6/5

So will I recommend this product? It will be a big yes. It does stand true on its claims. So if you looking for a good hair serum then just go for it.

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