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Avon Advance Techniques Intense Repair Recovery Treatment Mask

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Brand: Avon / Subcategory: Treatment / Type: Hair Mask / Hair type: damaged hair / What it does: Repairs, Recovers / Product line: Avon Advance Techniques

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      26.08.2012 08:00
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      A good budget mask

      I am always looking out for ways to improve the condition of my hair so when I was flicking through the Avon book at work and saw this I decided to give it and try.

      The product comes in a 150ml tub and costs £5 when at full price although if you have read any of my previous reviews you will know I never buy any Avon products at full price. The treatment is part of the Advance Techniques range so is only available through an Avon representative or through their online site.

      The product comes in a pale blue tub with a darker blue screw on lid, I would suggest removing the lid before getting your hands wet as if on too tight it can be hard to unscrew with wet hands. It states on the front it is for intense repair and that it is a moisture mask for extremely dry or damaged hair. My hair is not extremely dry or damaged so I hoped that this treatment would be strong enough to improve the dry ends I have.

      On the back of the tub you are provided with Avons address details and a little symbol to tell you the product has a 12 month shelf life however there are no actual instructions for use.

      The product inside is white and creamy and it is very thick like a styling product rather than a treatment, through looking the product up on the internet I found out how to use it and you simply need to wash your hair with a plain shampoo before using this and not use any conditioners. Apply the product to your washed hair and leave on for a few minutes to allow it to do its work. The product does take a few rinses as it is so thick and the actual product feels a little greasy but once rinsed out fully it doesn't leave any residue on my hair.

      The treatment id pretty good on my hair and I do think it helps with my dry ends although the effects don't seem to last very long. My hair after using this is soft and shiny ad feels really lightweight which considering I have thick hair is a nice feeling.

      This treatment gave a definite improvement and I would recommend it although considering my ends are only a little dry I don't know how well it would do on extremely dry hair which is what it is meant for.

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      07.07.2011 14:39
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      From dry to silky hair in 10 mins.

      I have recently been given Avon books again lately, and of course it would be rude not to browse, and browse I did.

      I bought a few random things to try and one of those being a product from Avon's 'advance techniques' range. I have never tried anything from these before and seeing as my hair is a bit broken, dry and a general mess at the moment, I decided to give the damage repair mask a go.

      I have never used anything like this before, in fact, to be honest I only ever really use shampoo, and occasionally conditioner(bad, I know!) I didn't even use heat protection spray until recently when I decided I wanted to sort my hair out and make it healthier. Seeing as this was new to me, I didn't really know what to expect, how to use it or anything...

      -------So what does it look like?-------

      It looks very much like the photo above and because of its short pot appearance, it is very easy to find in the Avon books as not many products come in pots of this shape. The lid is easy to open, no safety locks or weird opening options, its just a simple twist and pull of lid. Though it can be hard to twist back on when your hands are wet as the product does make it a little slippy, but this is not the end of the world.

      The colour of the packaging is of a light grey colour, the lid is slightly darker for some reason. The 'advance techniques' logo design is clearly stated on it, with Avon is small writing too. The 'damage repair' logo is highlighted in a blue colour which compliments the grey colour surrounding it and makes it stand out so you know what the product is without having to look all over the label like some products. It also clearly shows the amount that is included in the pot, this particular one that I have being 150ml.

      On the back of the product, it tells you how to use the product, though this is in about a million languages and is in tiny writing. This wasn't great as I had no idea how long I was meant to use it for etc and really had to look to read it properly. This is the only thing that lets the packaging and the product itself down.


      ------How to use------


      This product is designed to be used whilst in the bath or shower and after you have shampoo'd your hair. They advise for you to use their own shampoo of course, but in my experience, any shampoo will do, as long as it suits your hair type of course. I think you are able to condition your hair normally first too, but I decided to try it without doing this first, to see how good it was.

      So I am in the shower, I have just washed my hair and I reach for this product. I open it, scoop some into my hands and then run through my hair. I avoid the very top of my head (scalp?) as I remember my mum always used to say that if you applied conditioner there, your hair would go greasy? Is this true? I still do it anyway he he.
      I run it thoroughly through my hair and pay special attention to my ends as this is where I have the most problems at the moment, despite having a lot cut off :(.
      The product advises to leave it on for 1-3 minutes for normal hair or 5-10 for extremely dry hair. I decide its best to leave it for the full 10 minutes to get the most out of the product. In the mean time I continue with my standard shower routine, hair removal, bad singing etc.

      After the 10 minutes is up, I was it out and immediately I can feel the difference in how my hair feels. It is all of a sudden, very smooth, soft and nice to touch.

      -----So did it work?-----

      In a word, yes. I felt instantly that my hair was smoother and not at all dry. I then went on to dry my hair and it was still nice and shiny. I had people ask me what product I had used as it was a lot nicer than normal, therefore it must have worked!

      I am not overly sure how often I am supposed to use this product, I don't think that it would damage your hair to use it every time you wash your hair, but I use it once a week, as a treat for my hair.

      I would recommend this product, not only for what it does, but also because it smells lovely. Its really clean and distinct.



      The price of this product when I bought it (last month) was £2.75 which I thought was very reasonable for what it does. This was on offer though, however I have looked in the latest Avon book and it is the same price and have actually ordered 3 more (I like to stock up- just in case!)

      If you do not have a local Avon representative, you can always order it online. The website is :

      http://avonshop.co.uk/shop/


      If you have damaged hair, or just want to try something different. Give this a go, you won't be disappointed.

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      08.03.2010 16:06
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      5 Stars

      Avon Advance Techniques Intense Repair Recovery Treatment Mask.

      Offer price on catalogue: £2.00
      Normal catalogue price £ 4.50

      This hair repair mask has been a lifesaver for my hair, I have been colouring my hair for as long as I can remember. So after a recent trip to the hair dressers my hairstylist advised I buy a good conditioning mask.

      So I was searching through my Avon book one week and came across this product.
      I bought it on offer and tried it out I shampooed and conditioned as normal, then scooped a small amount out of the treatment mask tub. Applied it to my damaged areas first then blended through the rest of my hair.
      I left it on my wet hair for about 4 minutes and then washed it out, it has a really nice smell very fresh and salon inspired.

      After my hair was dry I really noticed the shine!
      My split ends where much softer and less noticeable.

      I have been using this product for 6 months now and have noticed a great change in my hair. It has more life to it; I use it twice a week on my hair and the difference after a week is worth buying this product for. It might not be salon price but it is salon quality.

      Shine 70%
      Bounce 50%
      Colour radiance 80%
      Protection against everyday styling 90%
      Damage repair 80%

      I am going to keep buying this product it's great to use and does actually make a good difference to your hair whether you colour it or not.

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      20.02.2010 14:20
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      Another product from Avon which is worth a try

      As anyone who reads my reviews will have gathered, I often buy Avon products, mainly as I find them competively priced, good quality and although I have found some products which are not very good, I feel this is so with any brand of products and what suits one will not suit another and visa versa, since using this site, I will certainly be reading reviews from products I am looking to buy before I place my order....

      I have brought 2 tubs of this Avon Advance Techniques Intense Repair Recovery Treatment Mask in the past and I have found it to be good value for money, I normally buy such items when they are on offer, the normal price is £4.25 for 150ml, however, I have just placed a new order, with some other items in the range, where it is buy any 3 for £5. Admittedly this is not the best treatment mask I have found from Avon but it is adequate for my needs and at the price it currently is...... I felt it to be a bargin that I could not miss.

      The treatment mask is pearly white in colour and smells quite nice, you simply wash your hair as normal (with plain shampoo, do not use any other conditioner or a 2 in 1 product as these contain essences which will coat your hair and prevent this intense repair mask from working) after washing and rinsing your hair apply and leave in for a few minutes, I tend to leave it in for around 10 minutes before rinsing.

      The texture of the mask it simular to that of a thick conditioner, it is creamy soft and silky, it is easy to massage into hair but I do find that quite a lot is needed, my hair is quite long and I get around 6 useages with this tub.

      After rinsing and styling my hair, I do find that my hair is somewhat smoother and easier to control, It appears less frizzy and feels bouncy soft. I have found that the roots of my hair appear greasy the following day and as you should not wash your hair every day and this strips the natural oils from it, I tend to now use this conditioner when I know I can simply pull my hair back on the days following, so I do not feel that I am walking around with greasy hair.

      As my hair is naturally strawlike and my main problem is towards the ends of the hair, I have tried applying this treatment to just the ends of my hair to elimiate the greasy roots and this did seem to help somewhat.

      If your hair is in need of rehydrating, damaged or dry and you are looking for something to recover the condition of your hair, try this Avon product while it is on offer.

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        04.12.2009 23:56
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        Not A Bad Product But It Doesn't Do What It Says It Will

        I brought a tub of this hair treatment mask from Avon when I had my hair dyed blonde in the summer, the bleach made the ends of my hair go proper dry and I tried loads of stuff to help put some moisture back into it.

        I don't think it was mega moisturising as much as the name of it makes you think. It's not as intense as my Aussie mask and even though it's quite a good conditioner there are better ones available in bottles, I'm talking normal conditioner here as well that you just rub in and then rinse out. This one you're told to leave on your hair for up to 4 minutes and that doesn't sound long but considering there aren't many benefits to this mask 4 mins is a hell of a long time to stand out of the spray of the shower!

        The mask has got a nice creamy smell, I'm never mad keen on the smell of Avon hair products but this one is a lot more faint than a lot of their shampoos and conditioners.

        It's quite thick so easy to smooth into your hair, because of it being so thick I made sure I didn't get it anywhere near the roots because I was scared it was going to make my hair greasy. I don't know if it would have but it's deffo got the same sort of consistency as another Avon hair mask and that one made my hair feel oily proper quick in the day.

        The mask was easy to rinse out like normal conditioner and I thought the feel of my hair after was very nice. It was smooth and I wouldn't say silky but it was deffo easier to brush through because the conditioner had got rid of a lot of the tangles.

        If I was reviewing this as a standard conditioner it would get 4 or 5 stars, but it's supposed to be an intensive mask that will repair hair problems and it doesn't do that. I can't give it any more than 3 stars and it's really a borderline 2 - 3 stars but I'm going to be generous because it's not a proper naff product.

        The thing what bugs me is the price because it's £4.00 a pot and you have to use a good scoop every time you use the mask. That means the pot becomes empty very quick, it's just not very economical and expensive for a bog standard conditioner in a nice pot!

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        18.11.2009 12:12
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        A definite winner

        I've used Avon make up and shower products before, and always liked them, so when I saw this hair treatment I decided to give it a go.

        My hair can het greasy at the roots, but the ends can get pretty dry, especially as my hair is pretty long, and I do blow dry it a few times a week. I have to use conditioner every time I shampoo, but sometimes my hair can still feel dry so decided this intense repair would do the trick.

        I loved the packaging of it when it arrived, it's small enough to not take up too much room in the bathroom cupboard, and the blue lid actually matched the tiles so it looked good! I like how you have to 'scoop' out the product, as you can take as much or as little as you need of it.

        The smell is nice too, it's not a nasty chemical smell, just fresh. It doesn't linger too long either, so if you don't like your hair to smell of conditioner this is for you.

        As for using the product, you are meant to use it when needed, and leave it in for 10 mins before rinsing it out. I have to say I've never left it in this long, around 5 mins is the longest I've had it in, but it still does the job wonderfully. I wash my hair, and end up using this about twice a week. I've had the mask about 6 months and still have loads left as a little really does go a long way.

        After using it my hair is soft, shiney, and looks in perfect condition. It is more manageable, and I don't have to worry about brushing it and it feeling brittle. Since I bought this a lot of people have commented on the shine of my hair.

        All in all, I love it, and will defintely by buying again when this tub runs out.

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        21.10.2009 15:35
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        Great treatment

        I decided to try the advance techniques intense repair treatment due to it be reduced in the last Avon brochure. I have a few treatments that I used like osmo and I am very happy with them but decided to give this one a go for review purpose since it was only £1.50.


        The first thing I noticed about the treatment was the size of the tub, it was a lot smaller than I had thought and I knew straight away that I wasn't going to get much use out of it. The packaging was a standard white tub with a nice purple lid. The tub contained 150ml of treatment and I suppose it's my own fault for not checking the amount in the brochure before ordering.


        I decided to use the treatment as advised on the back on the tub for reviewing purposes. I found the treatment to be very thick and creamy and there was a lovely scent about it which was almost like sweet coconut. The treatment smells exactly like the advance techniques mirror shine spray. I applied a generous amount to my towel dried hair, combed (to ensure all of the strands had been coated evenly) and rinsed after 2 minutes as advised. I immediately noticed that the ends of my hair, which are usually a bit dry due to lots of harsh bleaching, were actually rather smooth.


        The comb glided through my hair with ease and heat styling was very easy. I was pleased to see that the treatment didn't leave any residue like some of the heavy treatments available today. Although the treatment felt thick when applying it was very light afterwards. My scent was still present after my hair was dry and I was happy to see a nice healthy shine.


        The second time I used the treatment I abided by my own rules as sometimes being a busy mum can make it difficult so the treatment stayed on for about 2 hours. Keeping any treatment on longer won't hurt the hair at all and in fact can only benefit it. I often leave my treatments on for a few hours to make sure I get the most of the health benefits.
        When I rinsed my hair again it felt so soft and I was again extremely pleased with how smooth my hair felt while rinsing. Unfortunately due to my daughter being in bed I was unable to dry my hair with heated appliances and had to allow it to dry naturally, this isn't usually a good idea for me as my hair goes quite frizzy and sticks up all over due to having a bob with many layers. I was quite surprised to see that my hair actually looked a lot smoother even when allowed to dry naturally.


        Overall I was more than happy with this treatment, it has a pleasant scent and it does work very well. My one complaint would be that the tub is too small and doesn't last a very long time. My hair is just a short bob and I was lucky to get just 3 applications of the treatment. If you have very long hair I would say only 1 or 2 applications would be available. I like to apply my treatments so they are thick to ensure all hair is coated. The product would last a lot longer by using a smaller amount; however I wouldn't feel like I have coated my hair properly.


        I would definitely recommend this product to anyone needing a good moisture boost to dry/ damaged hair.

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        30.05.2009 23:37
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        I would not buy this again

        I have to admit to not being a very big fan of Avon's haircare products in general. I have found that the conditioners in particular from the Advance Techniques range are not terribly effective, and have left my hair feeling a little dry and rather tangled. I was not planning on trying this product when it first came out, the Advance Techniques Intense Repair Recovery Treatment Mask, however I decided it was worth a try when Avon offered it to me at a very low price. If I did not like it, I could always just pass it onto someone else to try.

        I was not a huge fan of the packaging first and foremost. I really dislike having to scoop any kind of beauty product out of a pot, as I find that I nearly always get product under my fingernails when I do this. So the style of the tub put me off straight away. I also found that the screw cap lid was a little awkward to manage with wet hands, but I eventually managed to get it off!

        The product itself felt very coarse and a little greasy even which I had not expected. I was expecting something a little smoother given that this is intended as an intense moisturising treatment of sorts. It was easy enough to apply though, and I felt that the product was absorbed well within the time indicated on the packaging.

        After rinsing this out and drying my hair, I was a little disappointed with the results. I had not had high hopes for this product, as I do not expect much from the brand in general, but I did think that my hair would at least be deeply conditioned. Instead, I felt that my hair was pretty much the same as it normally is.

        This product costs £4.25 for a 150ml pot and I do not see that this is good value for money. I am surprised by all the glowing reviews for this product, and can only assume that others have had better success due to their differing hair types. Perhaps this is one of those products you need to try for yourself, but for me this just did not work at all.

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        06.04.2009 16:29
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        Overall it is a good product and defintely worth a try

        Adavance Techniques is a haircare product from Avon, after the constant use of straighteners and hairdryers and hair dying I thought it about time to do something about the condition of my hair after seeing a programme on tv about the bad things we do to our hair, so I thought I would look through the Avon brochure and I came across this product.

        For only £3.50 this product is a bargain considering you will only need a small amount each time, plus Avon often run offers so you could get it even cheaper.

        After my first use I could notice a complete difference in the texture and appearance, my hair looked and felt smoother ( compared to usually having unruly hair). This product is very easy to use, simply after your usual wash, shampoo e.t.c apply and wait 1-2 mins and then wash off. You should notice an immediate effect in the overall appearance and feel of your hair.

        The only negative outcome I had with this is perhaps to my overuse it dried my scalp quite a lot resulting in dandruff and an itchy scalp, nice I know : - ) , but like I say people tend to use this product once a week but I perhaps used it a bit to often ( every other day) so just be aware of this side effect, but use in moderation and you will be fine.

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        25.01.2009 20:36
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        The best new product I've tried in a very long time

        I came on to tell everyone about this wonderful product and found two people had already reviewed it. On reading their reviews I found they liked it as much as I do.

        This is a treatment for dry hair, you use it once a week after shampooing and conditioning, you leave it on your hair for a minute or two and rinse off. Couldn't be easier. The Avon Advance Techniques Intense Repair Moisture Mask costs £3.50 at the moment and if you buy it you can buy something else from the same range for 50p. It is in a nice blue tub and smells very good. The jar contains 150 ml of the product and you only use a small amount so it is excellent value.

        Well what else can I tell you that you haven't read in the previous reviews? Well I am a lady of a certain age, I colour my hair and I have a product that is exactly like my own colour so I can keep my hair looking like it always has? Well not quite, I have found that even with a good cut and a good colour and using conditioner my hair was starting to look old. I can't quite explain what it is but it definitely didn't have that lovely shiny look that young people's hair has. BUT this product has turned back the clock, my hair looks so healthy and shiny with no frizzy bits. The number of compliments I have had in the last month have convinced me that this isn't just wishful thinking on my part.

        I am going to order a £3.50 jar of this product, and guess what I will get for 50p? Yes another jar. I'm sure if you try this you won't be disappointed. I just need to find a face cream that is as good.

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        23.01.2009 11:19
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        Great product that leaves your hair soft and shiny.

        I decided to try the treatment mask as i have very dry and frizzy hair. I get bored very easily and often dye my hair wonderful colours that look great on the box but look just plain weird on my hair. The result of this is that i may look very different from one day to the next but my hair is a dry birds nest. (Not a good look.)

        The mask costs £4.25 from Avon and at the time of writing, if you buy one at full price you get another for 50p! Dont' forget that Avon often have special offers on so you could get the product even cheaper.

        The product comes in tub that means you scoop the mixture out rather than squeezing from a tube and there is something satisfying about the gooey mixture slipping between your fingers. After washing, you put the product on the ends of your hair and then massage into the whole head. Then you relax in the bath for ten minutes before washing off. I have very thick hair and usually find that i need a ton of conditioner to cover my whole head but this product is so thick and silky that two small scoops was more than enough. This should mean that one tub should last about 10+ washes.

        I can honestly say that the end result was great. My hair felt softer and looked less frizzy and i was able to go out of the house without putting any serums or creams on to tame my hair first. My hair also looked shiny and in good condition, which for me is almost a miracle!

        I have since tried conditioning my hair first before putting on the mask and the result was even better. But if your hair is only half as damaged as mine (quite likely) then just a shampoo and then the mask would be more than enough.

        I will definitley be using this product again and have already ordered more so i don't run out! I highly recommend it.

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        09.01.2009 23:35
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        Thirst quencher for hair....

        If you have read my review on GHD Thermal Protector you will know that my hair (well, me) had a telling off by my hairdresser auntie for being in a terrible condition. As well as giving me the thermal protector for Christmas, she obviously thought that I need further action to combat the damage that dying had done to it. She told me that I needed to do a deep condition to it once a week - I told her that I use Aussie 3 minute Miracle once a week but it was, quite frankly, rubbish. So, she gave me her tub of Avon's "Advance Techniques Intense Repair Moisture Mask".

        What It Claims

        The product comes in a little blue tub as in the Dooyoo picture, but actually there is little information on the tub itself to let you know what what this is supposed to do. The front of the tub says that it's a moisture mask for "extremely dry or damaged hair". Googling this product does give more information, and I'm sure the Avon catalogue would tell you the same, else, why would you buy it? In a nutshell, it's a deep conditioning mask that is supposed to penetrate the hair shaft to condition and soften and strengthen. Its also supposed to "dramatically improve moisture in damaged hair and leaves hair with incredible shine."

        Time to find out if it lives up to its claims!

        Application and Results

        My auntie told me to put as much as is needed (don't overload obviously!) onto the mid lengths to ends of the hair shaft as this is the most damaged part of my hair. The bottom of the tub tells me that I should apply it after the shampoo and conditioner which Is what I did do, but now I have looked on the Avon website, the instructions are different. The website tells me that I should apply it after shampooing. A bit confused, but after shampooing and conditioning worked fine, I suspect you could do it both ways and still be ok!

        The first thing I noticed is that is smells just gorgeous! Fruity in a Body Shop kind of way but not too sickly sweet. It very much reminded me of hairdressers, all those wonderful products that they put on your hair that smell so delicious. The product itself is white and the right thickness and after I distributed it I then combed through with a wide tooth comb (again, on instructions from my auntie) The bottom of the tub then says that you should leave this product on between 1-2 minutes, which of course I obeyed!

        The results, when wet, were tangle free (even before I pulled my comb through it) hair. Upon drying it was still super soft with no snapping, smooth cuticles making it look lovely and shiny. My auntie had been recommended this product by a customer of hers and she then tried it herself and loved it. So far I have used this twice (once a week) and have been impressed with the smooth soft results.

        Usually its hard to prove the claims given out by these products, but it is slightly easier with this one as it doesn't claim anything TOO outrageous:

        **Improve Moisture**
        My hair doesn't feel dry and from the opposite end its not greasy from the product either so this is pretty accurate.

        **Condition, Soften and Strengthen**
        I have found that my hair (possibly from a mixture of the cut, using the GHD product and this I suspect) is now less prone to snapping. I have found over the past couple of months that when I brush my hair a ridiculous amount of hair falls out. My auntie also showed me (from the bits that she cut off) how straw like my hair was at the ends, she tugged at it and it literally snapped. This problem has pretty much stopped now. Plus as already stated, it feels soft and properly conditioned!

        At £3.50 (from Avonshop.co.uk) this is a hidden little gem that I'd buy again. Perhaps sooner than I thought - I only got half a tub in the first place!

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        Dramatically improves moisture in damaged hair /