Lorys Hair Cream
What does this photo make you think of?
Floating before my eyes are apparitions of sticky sweet pudding, icing on top of cupcakes, whipped cream, ice cream, flavored yogurt - you get the idea! Now I want dessert! Anyway, seriously now. The good-looking stuff on top can't actually be eaten (sadly) since they're for your hair.
Lorys Hair Cream just landed on the shelves of Watsons two months ago. It's big in Brazil, which is what compelled the Filipino distributors to bring it to the Philippines. They contacted me and asked me to try Lorys.
So what is it exactly? It's a product that you can use for a quick n' cheap hair spa at home. You can use it two ways: as a conditioner and as a treatment (hot oil). The five variants (Ceramidas, Duo Chocolate, Snake Oil, Shea Butter, and Fruit Cocktail) are designed to target specific hair problems. I only tried one that seemed the most applicable to my topmost hair concern - Shea Butter, which is supposed to nourish and shine curly, dry hair.
What I love about the product
- As promised, it really moisturized my curly hair. It's more bouncy and soft to the touch.
- The texture is very creamy. Half a handful is enough for my whole head of hair.
- The smell is heavenly! Especially Duo Chocolate which smells like milk chocolate and Fruit Cocktail, which smells like an explosion of flowers.
- Easy to wash off
- Generous amount of product for an affordable price. One kilo (1000g) only costs P349! In case that doesn't register: we're talking about one kilo! One jar is about as wide as my face.
What I don't like about the product
- Mostly packaging problems. The jar is too big and heavy to tote around every time I need to use it. The cap also doesn't have ridges on the side, which makes it difficult to open when my hands are wet in the shower.
- It's not sanitary to double dip in cream products like this.
If you're looking for a new conditioner that has deep moisturizing properties, try Lorys! Just leave it on for two minutes after shampooing, focusing on the tips of your hair if you don't want to loose volume on top.
You can also use Lorys as a hot oil treatment. Massage it all over your scalp and hair then leave it on for 15 minutes. To allow the product to penetrate better, it is suggested that you wear an aluminum cap or hot towel.
The variants: Ceramides is for opaque and damaged hair, Duo Chocolate for damaged and sensitive hair (has silicone), Fruit Cocktail for all hair types and should give softness and shine, while Snake Oil is for damaged and chemically treated hair. Two best-selling variants are Snake Oil and Fruit Cocktail (because of the delicious smell).
I prefer to use Lory's as a treatment rather than a conditioner. I have thin hair, so it can weigh down whatever volume I have if I use it daily. I leave it on for around 10 minutes and voila! Instant nice hair for the next three days or so. I only use it once or twice a week, in generous amounts.
As for the packaging problem...I transferred 1/4s of the jar into a pump bottle. I just stuck the plastic pump in the jar and then pumped the product into the bottle. That solves the double-dipping and the impractical size.
In any case, Lorys will be coming out in 500 gram jars as soon as they're ready for distribution all the way from Brazil.
The Brazilians are on to something here. ;)