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!