The L’Oréal Paris Bonding System Is a Game-Changer for My Damaged Hair

July 12, 2023
Reece Andavolgyi
By: Reece Andavolgyi | by L'Oréal
Pink and orange collage with person holding the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Bonding System.
I swear by hair bonding treatments simply because I like switching up my hair color, and I’m loyal (to a fault) to my hot tools. TikTok and its unwavering obsession with “doops” has recently declared the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Bonding System a drugstore dupe for a certain luxury rival that costs four times the price. Immediately, my curiosity was piqued, and I knew I had to test it out for myself. The brand graciously gifted me the bonding trio to try, so keep reading for my thoughts on the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Bonding Pre-Shampoo Treatment, Shampoo and Conditioner.
L'Oréal Paris EverPure Bonding Shampoo and Conditioner

The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Bonding Formula

Bonding treatments target weak hair bonds that often occur with frequent bleaching, hair dyeing and hot tool usage. According to the brand, the EverPure Bonding System uses a “care complex with citric acid” to target weak hair bonds (located inside the hair cortex) to strengthen them from the inside out. The results are enhanced shine, smoother hair and reduced breakage in just one wash.

My Review of the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Bonding Pre-Shampoo Treatment, Shampoo and Conditioner

For a little context: in the month I tested this bonding system, I used the pre-shampoo treatment once a week, and I washed my hair with the shampoo and conditioner twice a week. 


Per the directions on the packaging, I always applied a generous helping of the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Bond Strengthening Pre-Shampoo Treatment onto damp hair and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. I washed my hair with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Bond Repair Shampoo and Conditioner Kit as usual. 

In the first week of using this EverPure bonding system, my hair was less tangled after washing, and it dried with less frizz. Tangles and frizz are two of my biggest hair concerns, so experiencing both of these improvements in my first week of using the bonding system felt very promising. 

Within two weeks, the lack of frizz was changing my hair styling routine for the better. I blow-dry my hair everytime I wash it; it typically takes me 20 minutes and a round brush to achieve a smooth style. After using this bonding system for a couple of weeks, I was able to cut my blow-dry time in half. I’m always looking for ways to use less heat on my hair, so this was a major discovery.

Editor with long brown hair and bangs holding up the L'Oréal EverPure Bond Strengthening System

The ultimate test for any new hair product I add to my routine is how it makes my hair look and feel after I get it colored. I got my hair bleached in the midst of testing this bonding system, and while I’m long overdue for a trim, you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at my hair. The ends are smooth and soft, I have less frizz, and good hair days are a much more frequent occurrence in my routine.

I’ve tried various bonding treatments in the past, and this drugstore system reminds me of the luxury formulas I’ve repurchased over the years. While I tested this bonding system for a month, I have no plans to stop using it. My hair feels stronger, it looks healthier, and the only thing I’ve changed is adding this bonding system. At this point, I consider it a staple — I’ve already purchased back-ups so I’m not without it once I run out!

Design: Juliana Campisi Photographer: Reece Andavolgyi

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