Botanicals Fresh Care | My new hair routine reviewed

When I had the opportunity to try out a new haircare line from L’Oréal, I said yes right away! This is because I’m always looking for new products to take care of my hair. The L’Oréal Botanicals Fresh Care line looked amazing and caught my attention.

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They have different products for different hair types. I tried the following one that suits my colored hair:

GERANIUM – Radiance Remedy for dull hair:
Geranium is a particularly bright and colorful flower. The oil is used in a lush formula that revives vibrancy and shine in dull or colored hair.

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Botanicals Fresh Care promises

The haircare line promotes and promises the following points:

Together with botanists and chemists, they have created high-performance formulations with ingredients from natural origin, which are free of silicone, parabens and colorants.

  • High performance formulations with natural ingredients
  • Free from silicone
  • Free from parabens
  • Free from colorants

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My experience

I have been washing my hair for three weeks with these products and this is what I have noticed.

First, I used the shampoo, then the mask for 3 minutes. As step 3 I’ve been using the conditioning balm.

On top of the routine, after drying my hair, I’ve used the shine vinegar (spray) which gives a great smell to my hair. The shine is not that spectacular I must say. But my hair is pretty dry from coloring.

Normally I use products from my hair dresser and salon products are much more expensive and usually a bit more concentrated and they promise to work better than products you can buy in any store.

I have noticed the difference, but there is a big difference in price too, so it’s not fair to compare salon products with drugstore products.

What I must say however is that for this price, the quality of the products is better than average drugstore products. This is why:

The shampoo cleans my scalp really good, but I use 5 pumps. I don’t get a dry scalp from the shampoo. The mask makes my hair really soft and smooth. The conditioner is really something to add in the ends of my hair only. I don’t need much after the mask. It could work for me to use only one of them after washing my hair.

The shampoo comes in a super handy pump packaging. This makes it so easy to dose how much you like to use. I pumped five times and every time I’ve applied some shampoo on a different part of my head. This is super easy.

The spray was most disappointing since I expected more shine. However it’s great to use it after a night sleep and to freshen up your hair in the morning. It can be part of your perfume routine.


The Botanicals Fresh Care line sounds completely organic or maybe even vegan. However I was a bit surprised about their ingredients list (check the shampoo below):

Aqua / Water • Sodium Laureth Sulfate • Coco-betaine • Propylene Glycol • Glycerin • Glycol Distearate • Sodiumchloride • Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil • Sodium Benzoate • Sodium Acetate • Sodium Hydroxide • Ppg-5-ceteth-20 • Polyquaternium-10 • Salicylic Acid • Pelargonium Graveolensflower Oil • Limonene • Benzyl Salicylate • Linalool • Benzyl Alcohol • Isopropyl Alcohol • Carbomer • Citric Acid • Hexyl Cinnamal • Glycinesoja Oil / Soybean Oil • Parfum / Fragrance.(F.i.l. C191670/1)

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To me this wasn’t so botanical as I expected. I think of a green garden when I hear the word botanical, but this is not only green or organic. Great marketing because once I have been using it, I started to love the products. But if you’re looking for green, vegan or animal friendly, this isn’t going to be your favorite hair care line.

Prices: about 10,00 euro per bottle (shampoo, conditioner, mask, vinegar).

Overall conclusion;

Great that L’Oréal cares a lot for the environment with the packaging. The promises of this hairline are kept if you ask me. A bit more shine from the shine spray would be welcome. The packaging looks great in my bathroom and is very inviting.

A keeper if you ask me! Especially in this price range (drugstore). A good hairline for a beautiful hair routine. However the products contains a lot of ingredients that other haircare lines also contains; they are not free from chemicals. The products are also tested on animals which I think is too bad because this line you could expect a more vegan experience. This is not the case but wasn’t part of the promises on the packaging either.

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Im curious if you have tried this new hair care line already and if you would like to try it. Leave a comment about your impression of this line after reading my review.

Have a good hair day!


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  • Reply
    Chantal - Capital Monday
    8 June 2017 at 08:39

    Deze producten zien er echt goed uit zeg! Het zou ook wat zijn voor mijn haar, dat heeft ook veel te lijden onder het verven. Ook fijn dat er geen rommel in zit. Tegenwoordig vind ik het zo lastig om dot soort producten te vinden. Weet jij toevallig ook een goede zonnebrand crème zonder parabenen en mineralen oliën?

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    8 June 2017 at 08:56

    Grappig..geranium… Op de een of andere manier heeft dat zo’n oubollig imago. Leuk dat het zo verwerkt is, want het is, zoals je schrijft een hele kleurrijke plant

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    Claudia Struijck
    8 June 2017 at 10:23

    Deze producten zien er echt heel goed uit. Ben blij dat je ook in je artikel zegt dat het merk niet dierproefvrij is, ik probeer daar altijd rekening mee te houden als ik iets aanschaf.

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    8 June 2017 at 10:34

    De prijs valt mij nog mee als je de uitstraling ziet, die vind ik erg mooi! Zelf heb ik vrij goedkope shampoos vaak, ik ben namelijk een grootgebruiker ( niet goed, I know ), dan vind ik 10 euro weer iets teveel om voor mijzelf uit te geven. 😉

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    8 June 2017 at 10:35

    Klinkt heel goed. Wat een mooie foto’s heb je gemaakt, echt gaaf!!

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    Amylia - Cookameal
    8 June 2017 at 10:37

    wat een leuke review, die wil ik ook testen!

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    8 June 2017 at 11:16

    Oh, shampoo zonder vuiligheid! Yay
    Ik ga ook wel eens in de bioshop shampoo kopen en die is ook zo duur. Geranium had ik nog nooit in een shampoo gehoord of gezien…. dat is dus wel origineel en daar hou ik wel van!

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    8 June 2017 at 11:50

    Het heeft een hele mooie uitstraling, ik zou ook eerder geneigd zijn zi’n product te pakken als ik moest kiezen. Zou het zeker proberen en wat een mooie foto’s.

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    8 June 2017 at 12:12

    Hey, goed een eerlijke evaluatie. Ik zou er niet voor kiezen om het te kopen omdat ik dus echt zou gaan voor de “groene” kant van deze shampoo en die is hoofdzakelijk marketing. Wel heel strak en aantrekkelijk moet ik erbij zeggen..

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    8 June 2017 at 12:13

    Alleen al voor de verpakking zou ik ze uitproberen. Het ziet er mooi uit! Prijs valt zeker mee

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    8 June 2017 at 12:39

    Ik heb zelf de koriander lijn uitgetest en vind hem erg fijn. Ik vind het ook prettig dat jij net als ik open bent in de communicatie over het feit dat het niet volledig groen, vegan of diervriendelijk is. Dt mis ik vaak toch wel in veel reviews

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    8 June 2017 at 13:23

    Ik vind de verpakking er mooi uitzien, maar zou het zelf niet gebruiken. Mijn kapper raadt mij elke keer weer aan om gewoon een simpele shampoo voor elke dag te gebruiken zonder al die extra dingetjes erin. Dus dat doe ik braaf en ik heb geen klachten. 🙂

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    8 June 2017 at 14:03

    love it 🙂

    Thanks for the tips, never heard of this brand so I must give them a go 🙂

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    8 June 2017 at 19:07

    I love the packaging. Couldn’t believe its L’oreal! Thought it was something more expensive. Going to be looking out for them in the shops!

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    8 June 2017 at 19:27

    I love that these products are silicone and paraben free, I’ve learned recently that has a really big effect on your hair.

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    Mamazijn - Miriam
    8 June 2017 at 19:41

    Ik ben het eens met Hannah. Je herkent bijna niet dat het van L’Oréal is. Ik ben best nieuwsgierig geworden na het lezen van je review!

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    8 June 2017 at 21:06

    Oeh wat een mooie producten! Mooie foto’s gemaakt ook. Xx

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    Jasmin N
    8 June 2017 at 22:36

    Ooh! Those sound like wonderful products 🙂 I’ve been using Lush hair products mostly and I don’t think I’m switching anytime soon 😀

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    Phaytea's Pulse
    9 June 2017 at 00:46

    I haven’t used this product but your review shows it in Google light. It’s great that it works for you.

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    9 June 2017 at 07:26

    Sounds like wonderful products. Especially the fact that it doesn’t make your scalp dry.

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    Zana Djakovic
    9 June 2017 at 09:55

    This products are so pretty. I haven’t tried em. I once used Loreal shampoo and it didn’t work for me. I have sensitive skinand sometimes because of it I can have allergic reacton so I am not a fan of products that are not that free from chemicals.

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    9 June 2017 at 14:44

    Sounds like great products. I did not think it was from Lóreal! Looks great

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    9 June 2017 at 15:37

    I didn’t know about this new line but vegan and organic?!?! I might just have to test it out for myself.

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    11 June 2017 at 23:25

    I love your style of reviewing; everything is so clear and the photos are amazing. I am definitely going to keep this product in mind! I should take care of my hair in a better way!

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    Bhupendra Singh
    12 June 2017 at 09:18

    It this suitable for guys?
    My hair are rough and dry.

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    12 June 2017 at 09:28

    Hi, thanks for your honest review. I always get my hair products from the salon. I couldn’t spend that much time with my hair routine that you explained.

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    12 June 2017 at 09:30

    Interesting review Sabine! It’s good not to compare these to salon products, wouldn’t be fair. I usually use only salon ones but if for some reason I’d need a low end option I’ll keep these in mind. 🙂 And btw, those packages are absolutely beautiful!

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    12 June 2017 at 09:33

    These products looks beautiful

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    12 June 2017 at 10:31

    I always use LUSH products on my hair, but I love switching them out for other products just to have a little change. These sound really nice and the packaging is lovely!


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    12 June 2017 at 12:41

    These products look great. Nice pictures too! I do think they are really expensive though.. I like the dact they are free of silicone, parabens and colorants.

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    Heidi | Heidi's Planner
    12 June 2017 at 14:20

    I absolutely love the packing! It looks really good and I would be really surprised to find that it’s L’Oréal. And it’s a huge plus that they are starting to get rid of the nasty stuff in their products!

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    12 June 2017 at 14:52

    I’ve been thinking about getting some non-silicone haircare products lately – I’ve heard a lot about them and I’m rather convinced that my hair isn’t growing and is in this weird condition because of too much silicone. I may try these.
    Katja xxx

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    Amy Victoria
    12 June 2017 at 15:22

    These look great and I love that they are free of silicone, parabens and colorants! However my next shampoo & conditioner purchase I think will be chemical free to tackle my dry ends!

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    nicole orriens
    30 August 2017 at 08:44

    I like that the quality of these products is good and that they’re reasonably priced. My hair can be frizzy so I’m always looking for great hair products.

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