I received my second VoxBox from Influenster this past week. This time I got the Elvive Revive box from L’Oréal Paris. This box only came with one product unlike the last box I received. It’s a free full sized product though, so I certainly can’t complain. Especially since I love hair products. It still amazes me that I’m able to receive products to try for free in exchange for my opinions on them.
With this Elvive VoxBox, you could actually receive one of three different hair products from L’Oréal’s Elvive line. This line of products is aimed at repairing hair damage. You could either get the Damage-Erasing Balm, Extraordinary Oil Treatment, or the Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm. You didn’t get to pick which one you wanted. Influenster does that themselves based on your responses to their survey that you have to respond to before you can be in the running.
I wasn’t sure which product I was going to be receiving until it came in the mail. I thought for sure I was going to receive the oil treatment for some reason. To my surprise, I opened my box to find the Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm. I was super excited! This is actually the product I was hoping for. I’m sure the oil is great too, but I already have a multitude of hair oils and wanted to try something different.
I opened the balm to see what it smelled like, and it smells amazing. It also has a nice texture that isn’t too thick or too runny. It’s just right. This balm works just like a conditioner, and the directions on the label says that you can use it every day. I only wash my hair every other day, but I’ve been using each time I shower. The label also says to leave in for 3-4 minutes and then rinse. I was a bit surprised by that time length because every other hair mask I have used has said to leave on between 7 and 15 minutes. I’ve used it a total of three times so far, and I do really like it. It actually seems to work better than the conditioner I had been using before this. It does leave my hair feeling soft and I’m able to comb through my hair easily afterwards without worrying about tangles.
With that said, there are a couple deep conditioning masks I’ve used prior to this that I do like better because they seem to penetrate the hair on a deeper level. However, this product is certainly great for every day use, and you can always substitute a deeper treatment in once a week.
Once you get a VoxBox, there are a variety of tasks you can complete in order to earn that particular badge and be in the running for more products. Now this is something that I hope Influenster improves in the future. There are so many ways you can review and promote a product online, but right now you usually only have a few options you can do to complete the badge. I don’t think you need to earn the badges to be included in other VoxBox campaigns because I never completed the Sparkle VoxBox badge and I still got this box. However, I did really want to complete this badge until I saw the options. In order for me to complete the badge for this, I have to post a video review on either Instagram or YouTube. Why can’t a written review, like this one, be enough to earn the badge? It isn’t even an option for this campaign, which I don’t find fair. Now I most likely will not earn this badge because I don’t exactly feel comfortable doing a video review. I posted a YouTube video a long time ago and someone left a comment saying that I had huge teeth. Ever since then, I’ve been slightly hesitant about posting videos of me talking. I know you can disable comments, but I’ll always wonder if people are judging my teeth, my voice, or anything else.
I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.