Battle of the Hair Masks

#You know me, I’m huge on hair masks and keeping my hair conditioned. Now that the temperature is dropping,you need to regularly condition your hair more than ever. I’ve tried a bag of hair masks and they seem to be piling up in my house so I thought that I’d might as well give you the scoop on the hair masks I’ve been using lately.

Umberto Giannini Indulgent Beauty Moisture Mask £5.61

The mask comes in the prettiest tub; it has these swirly, water colour looking designs . I wish I took a photo of it but oh well! The minute I opened up the tub, I noticed the gorgeous scent and how it was literally full of conditioner. I usually de-tangle my hair when I’ve got loads of conditioner in it and this mask gave me plenty of slip which I was pleased about. There’s nothing worse than a conditioner that makes it hard for you to put a comb through your hair! When I washed the conditioner out, my hair felt very light and was so easy to style and felt super moisturised afterwards. 8/10

TRESemme Colour Revitalize Treatment Masque £4.38

The masque is said to be a ‘nourishing formula with advance colour lock technology’ and ‘replenishes moisture and helps strengthen hair’ as well as making it look ‘more vibrant’. I’ve coloured my hair on a number of occasions and I just accept the fact that hair products that are specifically designed to maintain your hair colour barely work and I wasn’t proven wrong with this TRESemme’s masque. The consistency was really thin and I had to put a lot of it in my hair to get enough of the masque in and once I washed it out, I can’t say my hair felt any different. What I did like though, was that the tub is 500ml’s and there’s a lot of it and it’s worth my money. 5/10

Boots Coconut & Almond Intensive Hair Mask £1.99

I actually intended to buy the Boots Honey & Jojoba Intensive Hair Mask instead but I couldn’t find it when I went to Boots but, I’m not upset at all! This hair mask is as cheap as chips yet it works better than some expensive masks I’ve tried. Both coconut and almond are like holy water for your hair and everyone that knows me knows that I love coconut. Coconut oil has the ability to penetrate the hair shaft unlike other oils. I should have reviewed this mask sooner because you ladies need to get it! 9/10

Lush H’Suan Wen Hua £8.50

I don’t even know where to start! I first opened the tub to be welcomed by the most disgusting smell ever; I’m not even exaggerating. This is one of the worst things I’ve smelled in my life. There’s balsamic vinegar, cinnamon leaf oil, bay leaf, banana, avocado, egg, rosemary, lanolin and olive oil; the contents of your whole fridge! Even though it stinks, it worked amazing on my hair. It’s a pre-shampoo treatment and when I first used it, I didn’t see the purpose in washing out a treatment as that’d be defeating the whole purpose of the mask in the first place but, my hair was stringy and sticky but after using it properly, my hair feels a lot stronger. A warning to you faint nosed ladies though, your hair will smell of the mask a few days after washing it out. 7/10

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy £4.99

Can the 3 Minute Miracle ever go wrong? This is a classic and everyone knows it. The smell, the thick yet light consistency and the ability to tame the wildest of hair is why I truly love this mask. I don’t leave it in for 3 minutes though, that’s how long I leave my usual conditioner in; I actually leave it in for like 3 hours! I never leave a mask in for less than one hour so I can reap the full benefits of it. Moving on, this mask contains jojoba seed oil and aloe vera, two things that I know full well that my hair loves. 10/10

CHI Curl Preserve System

I haven’t put up the price for this treatment because I bought it in Egypt for 100LE which comes to about £10. CHI isn’t really a brand that’s readily available in the UK unless you look very well in hairdressers and salons. They’ve got superb products especially the Keratin Mist. It’s rich in amino acids and proteins which helps to define your curls. I usually don’t look for hair products with protein but moisture instead. Protein helps to replenish amino acids and moisture gives your hair the fatty acids it needs; your hair needs a balance and too much of either will either result in ‘mushy’ hair or hair that breaks very easily. When I used this, my hair was so dry and hard to comb so I don’t have a good opinion on it at all. However, after looking around a bit, I’ve found that protein treatments should be followed up with a moisture treatment which I didn’t do. Next time I use this, I definitely will be doing a moisturising treatment and I’ll let you all know. 0/10

After that long review, out of all the hair masks, I’d either choose the Umberto Giannini or the Boots Coconut & Almond mask. Cheap and my hair loves them so those two it is!

2 Cleansers, 2 Days

My Lush Angel’s With Bare Skin is so close to running out and I really liked it but, I don’t feel as though my skin is any different with it if I’m honest. I barely stick to one cleanser because I haven’t really found the one so I do try quite a few cleansers just to see which one’s right for me. Fortunately, I’ve received two cleansers that I really like so hopefully along the line, one of them may just be the one!

MONDAY: DEAD SEA SPA MAGIK GENTLE CLEANSING FACIAL WASH

Dead Sea Spa Magik is a brand I’ve wanted to try for a long time now, and I never really had a cleanser in mind because I wanted to get their scrub and bath salts but, I’m very pleased with this cleanser. I got it in my November Glossy Box and it has the creamiest consistency which I love and it feels like you’re truly being pampered when you use this because of the texture. The cleanser left my skin squeaky clean and removed most of the make-up I had on with the exception of a tiny bit of liquid eyeliner but I can’t get over how clean this left my skin. I like the feeling of my skin being very clean but a lot of the time, my skin gets dry when it’s cleansed so well but nope, not this.

TUESDAY: PURE HALAL BEAUTY SOOTHE & BALANCE SKIN SOOTHING CLEANSER

I got this cleanser just yesterday and I was so excited to try it out. I’ve never come across a Halal skincare range in the UK but I have in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and loads of other Muslim countries that I’ve visited so I really like that there is a brand providing this sort of stuff for Muslim women. The cleanser is for oily and problem skin and contains chamomile, seabuckthorn and lavender which helps to soothe, repair and calm skin. When I opened the bottle, it smelt gorgeous and that’s because lavender is one of my favourite scents. Another thing I liked is the consistency of the cleanser; it’s almost milk-like and I assumed that it wouldn’t clean off my make-up well because of  its consistency but, last night I went out to dinner with a full face of make-up (foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, mascara… the whole shebang!) and I used the cleanser and what do you know? It cleaned it off so well and I love a cleanser that can clean off all of my mascara.

It’s so hard to pick my favourite cleanser out of the two! I love the Pure Halal Beauty’s milky consistency and that it’s jam packed with lavender but I also love Dead Sea Spa Magik’s thick and creamy texture and how it left my skin unbelievably smooth afterwards so I’m not picking!

The Pure Halal Beauty cleanser was sent to me for review purposes. Regardless of whether I’ve paid for a product or not, my honest opinion is expressed and it doesn’t affect the review. 

November’s Glossy Box (Charlie Loves It AGAIN!)

Just as I was getting ready to head off to uni, the postman brought me the box that’d put a smile to my face and make my day just that little bit better! I genuinely enjoy opening the box up to see the little surprises hiding away in it and seeing as it’s my birthday tomorrow, I’ll consider it to be a birthday present :)

What’s in the box?

Arbonne FC5 Cooling Foot Creme

This foot creme contains kiwi cell extracts, their Moisture Fresh Complex, AHA and Salicylic Acid. The latter two are amazing in a face creme, but I don’t know about a foot creme. I haven’t tried it though so I won’t knock it but, it smells so nice and minty. I’ll rub this all over my feet before I go to bed.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash

I’ve been wanting to try something from Dead Sea Spa Magik for a while now so I’m really pleased that this is in the Glossy Box. As soon as I checked the ingredients, on the top of the list all I see is ‘Harmonised Water'; sounds lovely but after Googling it, it’s de-ionised and dead sea minerals are then added to it. Sounds amazingly posh and awesome. I’m going to wash my face with this tonight and I’ll keep you posted!

Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum

I was so excited about this perfume when I heard that Illamasqua was launching a perfume and boy was I happy when my eyes saw this perfume in the box! Huda from Huda Beauty describes it best as a mysterious yet fresh scent. Love it!

Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps in Black and White Stripes

I’m really not pleased about this. If I’m not going to get them professionally done, then I don’t like nail stickers. They’re so hard to put on and I can never quite get it right. The pattern isn’t bad though.

Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer

I’m really interested in this baby here. I’ve heard great things about the Elasticizer and its ability to transform the most parched hair into healthy locks. Regardless of what I’ve heard though, there’s no way I’ll pay £52.10 on 500ml of this stuff! I think I’ll just savour the 40ml I’ve got!

So far, this is the best box I’ve received; I love the perfume and I have a feeling that I’ll like the Elasticizer and face wash but the nail wraps are a no go for me though. Charlie loves the box yet again though, check out the photos of him sniffing around the box!

 

 

This box was sent to me for review purposes however, this hasn’t affected the review.

Cosmo Blog Awards Goody Bag Giveaway!

This giveaway is closed now and any comments after the 30th November will not be considered.

I got so many things in my goody bag when I went to the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards party that I knew I wouldn’t be able to use them all. The products are fantastic so rather than them just sitting around in my room, I thought that I may as well share them with my Muslimah Beauties!

I’ve got 3 things to give away, I thought at first to give all 3 to just one person but, I’m sure that you’ll probably want one thing more than the other so, I’ll be giving one product to three of you ladies. Up for grabs are:

Envy Wraps in Gold Bengal Metallic:

All you need is a base coat and these wraps to rock the fiercest tiger print nails I’ve ever seen!

Paul Mitchell Soft Style Soft Spray:

This finishing spray is used after you’ve finished off your hairstyle and it’ll hold your hairstyle.

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Blush in 003 Money Talks:

Nicola Roberts created this line for pale skinned beauties but, I am no dainty doll or a pale beauty so, this is free to you pale skinned Muslimah Beaut’s!

How to Enter the Giveaway:

  1. You must be subscribed to Muslimah Beauty. I will check so, go to the right of the screen and enter your email below the Get Muslimah Beauty Updates! heading.
  2. In the comment box below, write your email address and the product you want. For example: Email Address: bigbird@sesamestreet.com Product: Envy Wraps
The giveaway ends on the 30th November so hurry up! 
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