“ Brand: Avon / Texture: Fluid / Type: Hair Mask „
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I wasn't very impressed with this mask and was dead annoyed that I paid £4.50 for it because it looked right good in the book but was nothing special when it came and the tube has run out proper quick as well.
I didn't realise it was going to be a gel mask because I usually like cream hair masks as I think they condition better and because I had my hair bleached last month I need all the moisture I can get because my hair is very dry at the minute.
It doesn't smell very nice and just smells of plastic to me and there are no other flowery or fruity smells or anything to make this smell a bit nicer.
It coats my hair nice and I thought it was easy to wrap my hair up for a few minutes to let the mask soak into my hair without the gel going all down my face and into my eyes.
When I rinsed it out I thought it had come out proper quick but when I dried my hair and used my straighteners I relised that it hadn't all come out and had left sticky patches on my hair. It wasn't my fault either because it proper felt like it was all out and it was only when my hair dried that I knew there was still some in there.
When its all out I think it does make my hair a bit easier to brush but I don't think theres a lot of difference to the condition of my hair. It doesn't feel silky and looked a bit duller than usual after I'd used this.
Even though it didn't feel like I'd used a lot I noticed that there was hardly any left in the tube after 2 weeks even though I didn't use it every day so it's a lot of money for something that doesn't last very long.
I won't get this again because my fave Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is the same price and it does a much better job.
On my mission to get back my shiny healthy hair, I have been trying out and using a few different treatments over the last few weeks. My weekly treatment is osmo and it is my all time favourite but I felt I needed a little something through the week to help speed things up. I first noticed the Avon planet spa Greek seas seaweed mask in my brochure and decided to give it a go and see if it would boost the shine to my hair. I am a big fan of the planet spa range and buy quite a few different products from there.
When I received the mask I was rather disappointed to find that the mask was actually a gel. I was put off straight away as I like my masks to be creamy and expected creamy from the planet spa range. I decided to give this a go anyways as I read a very helpful review on here that advised that even though the mask was in gel form it still worked quite well.
The mask comes in a smooth tube that is rather plain. The tube is easily dispensed. The first thing I noticed was the smell. To be honest it wasn't very nice at all. I decided to just go for it ignoring all the factors that put me off.
The gel is rather thick so be warned that a small amount is only needed due to this being a heavy product. My first mistake was to lather my hair in the mask as I would with any other treatment, however this one took some rinsing out and even after a good rinse, my hair still felt like it had a bit build up product in there meaning the end result wasn't very nice at all.
On my second attempt I used a lot less of the product and decided to comb it through which meant I covered all the hair evenly without having to over use the product. I rinsed well and after drying my hair felt smooth and looked very shiny. I was much happier the second time and every time after that.
I definitely don't like the smell of the mask but it does fade after rinsing, I did keep getting the odd whiff of it but it was a lot milder and a bit more pleasant.
Overall this is a nice little mask but I would like to see a nice smelling product with a bit more of a creamy form in the future, I think with those benefits the mask would be a very good seller.
The mask cost around £4.50 and it does work. I just wish it was a bit nicer to use.
I do like Avon's Planet Spa and enjoy using hair masks, so when I saw they have added a new one to their ever expanding range I decided to buy one to try it out. Costing £4.50 a tube it's reasonably priced although I must confess I found this price to be a little higher than I would expect from the Avon book. Mind you, their prices are generally going through the roof at the moment so I'm not sure why I expected this particular product to be any cheaper!
The hair mask comes in a large tube which has a wide lid so it can stand comfortably upside down, making dispensing the product easy all the way down to the very last application. Well, easy if you can even undo the blasted lid! I don't know whether I have a dodgy tube or not but I find the flip top lid very awkward to open and every time I come to use the hair mask I have to dry my hands in order to slide my nail through the thin gap to snap the lid open. One day I shall break it just to make it easier for me to use as my poor arthritic hands cannot always cope with messing around getting things like this open.
Once you've made it into the tube however the hair mask can be squeezed out very easily using just a little pressure on the sides of the tube. I was slightly surprised to find that the hair mask is clear and gel-like, because the rest of the Planet Spa range has a creamy appearance I was expecting this to be a more luxurious cream mask although who really cares about things like that as long as it works well?
The hair mask is extremely easy to use. After shampooing and rinsing your hair apply it to the length (avoiding the roots for fear of making your hair appear greasy) and allow to soak in for a few minutes. I find with my short hair that leaving the mask on for two minutes is ideal although if you have thicker or more damaged hair then you may want to leave it on for longer, I suspect it wouldn't be much good to leave it in your hair overnight though as it does become rather sticky when the mask begins to dry.
It takes quite a long rinse to remove all residue of the mask, due to it's sticky nature I assume, but I love the fact that as I'm rinsing I can feel how soft and silky my hair is becoming. After towel drying my hair retains this silkiness and it's so easy to pull the comb through without encountering even a single lug or tangle. When it's completely dry I'm always impressed with the shine this hair mask gives my hair, it's so obvious that I've used something to intensively condition my locks because while I am naturally blessed with a nice sheen to my hair this really does brighten the overall look of it - despite being almost completely grey!
Now, if I use the Planet Spa Greek Seas Conditioning Hair Mask (to give the product its full name) in the morning the results are still visible the following day. My hair still feels manageable and retains the lovely shine I mentioned above, it is also equally easy to comb even after sleeping which is a nightmare for my hair as as soon as my head hits the pillow it's like it gives my hair a signal to tangle and become as similar to a birds nest as possible!
My one complaint about this hair mask is the smell. I was expecting a sweetly scented product to bring it in line with the rest of the Planet Spa range, however this one just smells of plastic with a very hollow salty aroma which presumably has been added to remind me of Greek Seas. The smell however doesn't linger so there is no fear of carrying this strange and unpleasant aroma around with you for the day, although I would much prefer it if Avon were to scent it with the glorious fragrances they use for the rest of the Planet Spa hair products.
Despite this annoyance, I really cannot fault this hair mask at all. It conditions and moisturises my hair beautifully and leaves it in fabulous condition for days afterwards, I generally use the hair mask every four days and this is perfect for my hair type as the results are still visible for this length of time. I have had this tube for around three weeks now and it still appears to have around half left so perhaps the £4.50 cost is more reasonable than I initially thought.
Help balance oily, dry scalps /