Product Review: L'Oreal Paris Ceramide Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner

Ceramides are helpful and important for hair health because they help keep the hair strands intact. They also help provide elasticity, shine, smoothness, and moisture retention just to name a few. So I was excited to try out the Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner from L'Oreal that has ceramides in it.


"Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner instantly and over time helps repair the five visible signs of damaged hair - split ends, weakness, roughness, dullness and dehydration - without weighing hair down. Clinically tested* *System of shampoo and conditioner tested for instant results + lasting transformation."

A review of L'Oreal Paris Ceramide Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner on relaxed hair. | A Relaxed Gal
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L'Oreal Paris Ceramide Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner directions

"Apply after using Total Repair 5 Shampoo. Leave on for 1-3 minutes. Rinse. For intensive repair use our Total Repair 5 treatment balm."

Key ingredients(s)

"Ceramide: Instantly helps to seal broken hair fibers"

Other ingredients

"Auqa/water/EAU, Amodimethicone, behentrimonium methosulfate, benhentrimonium chloride, parfum/fragrance, dipropylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, trideceth-6, hydroxpropyl guar, potassium hydroxide, linalool, hexyl cinnamal, arginine, glutamic acid, benzyl salicylate, serine, cetrimonium chloride, benzyl alcohol, limonene, hydroxypropl trimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein, anyl cinnamal, citronellol , 2-oleamindo-1, 3-octadecanediol, alpha-isomethyl ionone"

My take

I had been eyeing this conditioner for a while and finally decided to take the plunge during the 30 Ceramides Challenge hosted by Jen of Just Grow Already and Jay of Relaxed Thairapy. Let me say, I'm glad I plunged in. While the L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner isn't thick, it has a lot of slip which helps with detangling, making this a good conditioner for pre-pooing, co-washing, or just conditioning. My new growth and relaxed strands both respond positively to it. The conditioner just sinks in and after rinsing I can feel the positive results.

Another plus is how affordable this conditioner is. L'Oreal tends to be on sale quite often and just as often you can find coupons to combine with the sale.

Final verdict

This conditioner really helped my hair. After using it for a few months, inconsistently, my hair didn't feel damaged like it used to. It felt softer, more moisturized, stronger, and overall looked healthier. I plan to keep L'Oreal Paris Ceramide Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner in the regimen rotation and will purchase it again.

(Disclosure of Material Connection: The item(s) in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. Nor do I have any material connection to the brands, products, or services that are mentioned.)