AESOP ROSE HAIR & SCALP MOISTURISING MASQUE Review

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Pros:

Makes my scalp feel a bit less dry.

Cons:

Smells like fish.

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I was lured by Aesop by all beauty bloggers that can‘t stop obsessing about this brand. The fact that their shops are so stylish and everyone working in their stores are super nice makes it even more alluring – so when I needed a new hair mask I was pretty excited to splurge on this tube of luxury. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out that this mask was pretty useless. First and foremost it smells of dead fish – seriously it doesn’t smell of roses at all, but rather gives me a feeling of being at a fish market. I checked out some other reviews online and many people seem to be raving about the smell – maybe its just me, but seriously rose and fish don‘t smell alike – how could they get it so wrong that this super expensive hair mask can be associated with fish smell. Secondly having a lot of hair I was pretty disappointed by how much was needed per use, I literally used half the tube in a few times. Thirdly its pretty hard to apply since it really doesn’t detangle my hair which is what most masks and conditioners do. Ok now does it do miracles for my hair: nope not at all, but this mask doesn’t perform any miracles for me.

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Alterna Bamboo Anti-Frizz PM Overnight Smoothing Treatment Review

Pros:

Makes my hair much softer.

Cons:

Takes a while (10 minutes for me) to wash out of my hair.

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Those who follow this blog know that this autumn has really been a struggle for my hair: it‘s soo dry I‘ve wanted to chop it off quit a few times, and despite using tons of products and getting a new hair cut I still don‘t feel that wow sensation (probably cause I‘ve been using shampoo that just didn‘t do it for me for the past 2 months, review coming up shortly) but also because at this time of the year everything becomes dry and tired: my hair, skin, cuticles, eyes …But this hair mask has really helped me out: it‘s an overnight treatment, so you have to have plan when using it on beforehand (so you don‘t run to work wearing it in the morning), since it takes a while to wash out. It gets absorbed very fast so you don‘t feel like you are walking around with products in your hair in the evening and the result was very pleasing: my hair feels much softer and looks more glossy and alive, so I‘m happy and with a little help from some old friends  I feel my hair is getting back into the game (and thank god for that cause walking around with hair that looks like a dry wig really is a self-esteem killer).

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UNIQ ONE SUPERIOR HAIR MASK Review

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Pros:

Keeps pretty much each of its many promises.

Cons:

Doesn‘t eliminate my frizz.

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This mask promises A LOT: eliminating frizz, making your hair easier to detangle, making it shiny, silky and giving it hydration. Verdict: it is a very luxurious hair mask, from its rich texture (like a fat nice body lotion) to its smell of a saloon.  I have felt a differnce using it, since it makes my hair very soft, silk indeed and gives it great volume. Though I did not feel my frizz being eliminated, I still like this mask a lot. I also like that you need very little per use.

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Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm Review

Pros:

Smells great.

Cons:

My hair is pretty dry after using this mask, so no “wow” effect at all.

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My previous experiences with Joico have been pretty awesome, leaving my hair looking like a million (or like I just stepped out of a salon) – so this hair mask left me pretty disappointed. It smells great (like a hair salon but not in the synthetic chemical way but in the pleasant luxurious way), and you need a tiny bit per application – which makes the bottle last for ages (4 months roughly – though I only was my hair twice a week). But the results are pretty disappointing – my hair is pretty dry afterwards, so no fantastic moisturising effect at all. I fix that with oils and leave-in treatments, but still I expected more. Generally my hair looks pretty settled and fixed when I have used this mask which I like – these words might seem weird when talking about hair – but I just look like a crazy gorilla too often after a hair wash, which is why I like when my hair looks “structured” and sleek.

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ALTERNA CAVIAR REPAIR MICRO-BEAD FILL & FIX TREATMENT MASQUE REVIEW

Pros:

Makes my hair very soft.

Cons:

The price (is pretty crazy).

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This mask has a very creamy texture, it is almost like putting pudding in your hair (but in a nice comfortable way – not the weird “I like food on my body” way). Using it, is supposed to give one more shiny and soft hair, which it does. You are supposed to leave it on for 3 minutes, and sometimes I stretch it to 10, but usually the result is pretty much the same. It doesn‘t help your hair to gain volume or a certain (un-troll-like) shape, and if your ends are very dry you will need some extra oil or leave-in love, therefore it is not fully worth its price.

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REVIEW OF KIEHL’S OLIVE FRUIT REPAIRATIVE HAIR PAK

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Pros:

Instant results.

Cons:

The price is crazy, from where I live you could actually get a one-way ticket to London for this price.

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Seriously, I can pinpoint exactly the day I tried this masque for the first time. It was in a freezing Boston this winter. The whole city was shut down due to what felt like the zillionth storm of that month, and of course when your can barely go outside due to the weather your body says no thanks, and shuts down a bit too. Or at least everything that can get dry does (I think even my humour turned dry ha, sorry bad joke). I had brought some samples from Kiehls on my travels in order to save space in my luggage, and this masque was one of them. Trying it the first time I was completely blown away: my hair instantly gained a nicer texture: it became smoother, easier to de-tangle and in general to deal with (my hair is like a toddler who won’t obey me unless I feed it with oils, serums, and haircuts every third month). The price for this masque was pretty steep, but I haven’t regretted purchasing it, at all.

First and foremost I bought it in february, and just finished the package, and I have really used a lot of it (though only every fifth day). Secondary I have cheated using others masques in between, but I just could see the difference every time I returned back to this one. I would never have bought it at home in Europe, cause its simply too pricy, but its many percents cheaper (about 40% I think..) in the US, so I indulged. Thirdly, I have been told that you can let the masque stay on for several hours to see a good result, which I have tried but frankly I think it works just as good when left on for 10 minutes which is the final plus of this review. This is not a blog where I sham my readers into consumption, in fact it is exactly the opposite of this sites philosophy but I can advise you, my dear followers to…get a sample of this one!

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Orofluido Asia Zen Control Mask Review

Pros:

Makes my hair shiny and silky.

Cons:

Very strong smell.

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First time I used this mask it gave me a feeling of “wowowow”, I could really feel how my hair turned more shiny and silky. It is a myth that your hair gets used to products, and that you therefore should change your routines (hair is dead materia it cant get used to anything), but still I felt that the “wowowow” effect wore off after a couple of weeks of using this mask. Also I was a bit turned off when my dance partner (I am a fierce salsa dancer) commented on my hair smelling very strong. Despite this I still think it is a good budget alternative since it lasts for long and makes a difference.

If you want to read the other reviews from the products in this line you can find them here and here.

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Review of Alterna Bamboo Kendi Intense Moisture Masque

Pros:

Makes my hair more smooth and definitely less frizzy.

Cons:

Not much shine is noticed after using this masque.

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This is a good masque for my long crazy hair, it makes it easier to handle and smoother. At the same time it also eliminates some of that frizz that dry hair loves to display. Though I do not see it become shinier in any way, but then again, this summer has been rough on my hair and me, we really havent gotten along…we are still recovering from the stormy past months (seriously NOTHING helped my hair, no oil, coconut oil or expensive hair products could help it out of that depressing dryness..so eventually I had to get a radical hair cut). As a conclusion I can say that taken in account that this hair masque is expensive, I would repurchase it again, but if my budget is loooow and my wallet is crying Id rather spend my money on the other hair products  from the same line.

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Budget Tip: Coconut oil

Ok I know – EVERY blogger out there uses coconut oil, loves it and can’t stop writting about it. Which is also how I discovered it.  Now I have tried using it as a hair mask – and to be honest it was rather avarage, it doesn’t work as a quick fix – it has to stay on for hours and hours before you see any result and by then you and your sheets are tired of the smell of Pina Colada.

But it is worth using it on your skalp, I have a horribly dry skalp and have tried tons of pharmacy products with no success and therefor I now religiously massage in the oil and leave it for hours, embracing the hours I have to spend washing it out. Also it is a zillion cheaper than this product, and works much better.

Summary: great for very dry body parts, pretty tedious as a hair mask due to the hours you have to leave it in.

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