I Tried An At-home Hair Treatment That Gave Me Smooth & Sleek Hair In Just 5 Minutes

I Tried An At-home Hair Treatment That Gave Me Smooth & Sleek Hair In Just 5 Minutes

Beauty Hair
By Sophie Hong on 14 Jan 2022
Senior Editor

Hair treatments are a must in your beauty routine, especially if you want to maintain silky smooth and sleek hair in Singapore’s humid weather. If your hair concerns include dry, frizzy or damaged hair, you’d need extra nourishment in the form of hair treatments to restore strength and shine. 

And we get it, not everyone has the time or money to spend on professional salon treatments, which can take a couple of hours. As a busy working millennial who prefers a quick and effective approach, I was super excited to try out the Extraordinary Oil Steam Mask from L’Oreal Paris, which promises to transform dry, frizzy hair from root to tip in just 5 minutes*

Curious about just how effective a 5-minute at-home hair treatment can be? Continue scrolling to see the before and after pictures! 

Read on for our review of L’Oreal Paris’ Extraordinary Oil Steam Mask.

L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Steam Mask, $10.90Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

The instructions are simple enough: after washing and conditioning, apply the treatment from sachet 1 to wet hair. Then, put on the shower cap from sachet 2 and wait five minutes before rinsing off. 

 Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

I have thick and long hair, but there was enough product in the sachet to cover my whole head from root to tip. I enjoyed the fragrance as well - it added a touch of luxury to the process and smells like a product that a hair salon would use. 

The deep nourishment that this hair treatment provides comes from French Amber Cedarwood Oil**, which is known to repair damaged and frizzy hair. L’Oreal Paris uses a 6-step extraction process to ensure 99% purity, so you get a product that is highly effective at combating dryness and frizziness. 

And of course, the key feature of this treatment is the self-heating steam hair cap*** that activates when it comes into contact with water. It heats up pretty quickly - in fact, I could already feel the cap getting warm as I was tucking my hair in. 

Hair salons typically use steamers to deeply hydrate and soften hair, as well as to encourage better product absorption. While such sessions usually take more than 20 minutes, the L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Steam Mask takes only 5 minutes (recommended usage time), which is perfect for those who are time-starved. I simply popped on the treatment in the shower, massaged the hair cap for a bit to really work the product in, and went about the rest of my shower routine. Et voila, shiny smooth hair with minimal effort on my part.

 Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

I was surprised to find that despite how rich the hair treatment was, it rinses off easily and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. As I was blow-drying my hair, I noticed that it feels softer and I had an easier time combing through it. Tangles? I don’t know her. 

After just one treatment, the frizz in my hair is significantly tamed and my hair strands definitely feel less dry and coarse, especially the bleached ends. The results are really quite impressive for a quick 5-minute treatment that anyone can do at home - I woke up to silky smooth hair the next couple of mornings, and a friend even commented that my hair looks “way less frazzled than usual”. 

 Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

To restore your crowning glory, it is recommended that you use the L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Steam Mask twice a week till your hair feels smooth and manageable again.

Get sleek and smooth hair with a 4-step haircare routine

 Photo from L'Oreal Paris

Just like how you have a multi-step skincare routine, a tailored haircare routine is needed to maintain shiny and healthy hair. Here’s an easy 4-step routine that you can follow using L’Oreal Paris best-selling Extraordinary Oil Sleek Hair Care range. 

Step 1: Cleanse with Extraordinary Oil Sleek Shampoo
Step 2: Condition with Extraordinary Oil Sleek Conditioner
Step 3: Treat with Extraordinary Oil Steam Mask (twice a week)
Step 4: Finish with Extraordinary Oil Gold for lasting softness and shine 

For those with dry and frizzy hair, use the Sleek range, which contains French Amber Cedarwood to repair damaged hair cuticles. For those with coloured or dull hair, use the Shine range, which helps to protect hair from UV rays and preserve colour using the antioxidant-rich French Rose essential oil. For those with permed or damaged hair, try the Wave range, which contains French White Truffle essential oil to strengthen hair fibres.

 Photo from L'Oreal Paris

L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Steam Mask is retailing exclusively at Watson’s for $10.90. Also available at the L’Oreal Paris official online store on Lazada and Shopee


*Based on instrumental tests versus internal salon treatment. Recommended usage time is 5 minutes.
**Refers to North Africa cedarwood tree bark oil, lavender oil, 2-oleamido-1, 3-octadecane-diol. Cedarwood originates in France.
***Steam refers to the technology of the cap heating up upon contact with water and the moisture and condensation that is generated within the cap.

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Text: GirlStyle SG

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