“ Brand: Boots / Texture: Fluid / Type: Hair Mask / Hair type: damaged hair „
I used to use this Hair Mask years ago and I got into using it now and again about a year ago. When I went to buy it again recently in Boots I was advised that this one had been discontinued but was replaced by a similar product, so I ended up having to buy this on e-bay, but I got it for an ok price. I paid £2.50 for an unopened tub and although I think this was around the £3 mark from the shop when things disappear then the price sometimes goes up doesn't it.
Although this Mask is more for dry and damaged hair (which I think most Masks are for anyway) and I don't feel I have overly dry hair as standard I know that my Hair must get a bit dried out while using Straigteners so I like to try and give a bit extra Moisture at times.
The tub for this is alright. A wide deep plastic tub which is easy enough to reach in and scoop some of this out. The tub looks quite simple and not expensive looking, but it's ok looking. The size of this tub is 350ml.
When you open the tub you get a nice scent from this. I'm not that keen on the scent of Honey but I do like it when it isn't an overly strong scent of it. This smells nice and Moisturing and the Jojoba is probably the main scent and ingredients in here, and that is a Creamy scent. The Cream is quite thick and this sticks to your Hair alright.
To use this just apply this to Wet hair after you have Shampooed it and leave this on for about 3 minutes. I put a decent sized dollop of this on my Hair and this rinses off easy enough. When this has been rinsed off my Hair feels soft and glossy and once my Hair has been dried it looks soft, smooth and has a nice sheen to it.
I feel that this does a really good job and for the price of this I think it is a good buy. This is nice and softening and the gentle scent of this is nice too.
I first came across this product when I was in Boots one day searching for a cheap hair mask. Having wasted money before on expensive hair products that didn't work, I needed something that I could try cheaply and if it didn't do the job, I wouldn't feel too guilty afterwards for buying it. This mask was only £1.99 at the time so I quickly snapped it up!
I chose the Honey & Jojoba Intensive Hair Mask from Boots 'Ingredients' range which appears to be a fairly simple range that concentrates on using natural extracts. The Honey mask is designed for dry, damaged hair but other hair masks in the Ingredients range include camomile & lemon (blonde hair), henna & horse chestnut (brunettes/red hair) and coconut & almond (normal-dry hair).
The mask comes in a clear plastic round tub with a white label on the front and on the lid with a picture of honey comb and jojoba leaves. The packaging is simple but manages to look quite classy at the same time. The instructions and ingredients are on the bottom of the tub. The lid is a screw top which doesn't bother me but some people might find it a pain to open in a shower for example. The tub contains 350ml of product which is very generous for the price!
Now, onto the product itself. When I first opened the tub, I noticed how lovely this mask smelt. It has a nice, natural smell- not too perfumed or fake. It has a sweet herbal small and I can detect honey in the scent. The mask is a pale creamy yellow colour and the texture isn't overly thick but it isn't runny either. You apply the mask as you would with any other, just apply to the hair after shampooing. The instructions advise to leave on for 5 minutes but I use it for less time with good results. The mask spreads nicely throughout the hair, I find you don't need lots and it washes out of the hair easily. I have to say that the results of this mask are impressive! I wasn't expecting an awful lot to be honest as the price was so cheap but I have been pleasantly surprised by how good this mask is. It leaves my hair with more shine, softness and makes my hair easier to manage. It doesn't weigh down my hair and my hair does seem to look smoother after I have used this.
Although this product is marketed as an intensive hair mask, I have been using it as an everyday quick conditioner and it does a great job as it is not too heavy. I find that this mask works as more of a quick treatment mask rather than a intensive, penetrating mask that you might leave on for longer.
I have fine hair which does have a tendency to get a little dry and whilst this mask nicely conditions my fine hair, it is not very heavy so I would say that if you had very thick, dry hair you might need a mask that is heavier to give you more moisture.
I would definitely recommend this mask to anyone who is looking for an effective and cheap mask. Having just looked at the ingredients, I have noticed there are no silicones either which I know some people will find a bonus. You can only purchase from Boots stores (or Boots.com) but there are so many Boots stores around, it shouldn't be too tricky to find a store that stocks this product. I brought mine in 2010 when it was £1.99 but with the recent VAT increase, it is now £2.03 which is still a bargain!
UPDATE: Oct 2011: This product has now been sadly discontinued by Boots. They now make only the Coconut and the Camomile versions I believe :(
My hair is my pet hate and my biggest love at the same time. Long and curly are not the best preconditions for silky hair under the best circumstances and the regular use of hair colors, blow dryers and strengtheners did not help. Unfortunately my hair tends to be rather dry and can look dull and damaged if I don't take enough care.
As a student my hair care budget is unfortunately quite limited and intensive hair masks from big brands often cost 5 pounds and more. When I found the Boots Ingredients Honey & Jojoba Intensive Hair Mask for dry and damaged hair I was more than delighted to see that it only costs 1.99 pound for a 350 ml tub.
My previous experiences with Boots own branded hair care products were less than satisfying and for all the money in the world I would not use the Coconut shampoo and conditioner again. Anyway, I gave the hair mask a try and I am so happy to tell you that I absolutely love it!
The mask comes in a small see through tub with a simple and at the same time appealing label with a piece of honeycomb and green leaves printed on top and front. The mask itself has a lovely pearly shiny luster. As soon as I opened the tub I could smell this amazing aroma of honey - a fragrance I would use as a body lotion if I could! I could not wait for my hair to smell like this lovely conditioner.
The texture is very soft and a bit runny but not sticky at all; it even leaves my hands with a lovely, moisturized feeling! The directions on the tub suggest that you use it after shampooing you hair and leave it for 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. 5 minutes seem like a rather long time and honestly, I cannot always find the patience to wait the full time. But even after a few minutes my hair feels lovely smooth and soft. Even after blow drying it stays very soft and looks revived and fresh. After only 2 weeks of using the hair mask 3 times a week my hair is in a much better condition than before.
If your hair is very dry massage the mask into your hair before going to sleep and let it work over night. You will be surprised by how amazing your hair feels after washing the next morning. Do this once a week and I can promise you quick and surprisingly good results.
Now the big question: Can I recommend the hair mask and would I buy it again?
Oh yes, I cannot recommend the Boots hair mask enough; the lovely smell, the great moisturizing effect on the hair and the cheap price make it the ideal hair mask for everyone with dry and / or damaged hair. I cannot see myself buying any other hair mask in the future and as soon as Boots introduces Honey & Jojoba shower gel and conditioner I will certainly buy these products as well.
Give it a try, good quality hair care does not have to cost a fortune!
Thank you for reading and rating my review!
My hair gets a lot of abuse from hair straighteners, colourants and being regularly heaped with lots of products, so I like to give it a weekly treat in the form of a hair mask. I chose Boots Ingredients Honey and Jojoba intensive hair mask, because firstly it said that it was especially for dry, damaged hair (which I have) and secondly because it was very cheap!
The hair mask comes in a clear tub with a screw top lid. There is a picture of a slice of honeycomb topped with a jojoba leaf (or at least what I assume is a jojoba leaf - can't claim to have actually seen one before!) on the top and side of the tub. The packaging is simple, but doesn't look obviously cheap.
The aim of this product according to the packaging is to: 'smooth frizz, leaving hair soft, shiny, tangle free and deeply moisturised.'
The mask itself is a very pale yellow colour and has a pearly sort of sheen to it. The smell of this product is absolutely gorgeous. It has a very sweet honey scent, yet is not at all sickly.
To use, you simply smooth through the hair after shampooing and leave on for five minutes before rinsing. Some hair masks only need to be left on for two or three minutes before rinsing, and I must admit, I do prefer those, because although five minutes doesn't sound like a lot, it can seem quite a long time when you're sitting in the bath with nothing to do!
After rinsing my hair instantly feels detangled and smooth, and the sweet honey scent really lingers on the hair for a long time.
The results I've had from this product have been really impressive for something so cheap. The first and most obvious change is that this really adds moisture to my hair, and therefore it looks a lot healthier. I must note, that despite adding moisture, it doesn't make it look greasy at all.
Secondly it feels really soft. I've been using Redken's All Soft Velvet Whip which is a leave-in treatment to make hair feel soft, however after using this product, I've no need to use that as well, as it leaves my hair feeling so lovely and soft all by itself.
It does seem to tame frizz a little, but only slightly - I still need to add serum to make my hair look completely frizz-free, but for those of you who only have mildly frizzy hair, this would probably be excellent.
A 350ml tub of this costs just £1.99 from Boots. This is extremely good value. My hair is long and thick, yet I've had at least six uses out of this pot so far and there's still around half left.
Overall, I have been very impressed with this. I must admit I didn't have high expectations for it, but it's one of the best budget hair masks I've found so far, and if you have dry hair, I would definitely recommend giving it a go.
For dry and damaged hair /