Product Type: Clairol hair care products
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Clairol Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Mask
Member Name: Antha87
Clairol Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Mask
Date: 30/01/11, updated on 30/01/11 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Makes your hair feel very soft!
Disadvantages: Takes a lot of washing out otherwise hair looks too greasy!
Price- Roughly £4 Available in supermarkets and shops like Boots, Superdrug etc..
Some info that may help judge if this review will be relevant to you -
My Hair type: Fine Hair thats get greasy quickly but with dry ends.
As other girls may know healthy, thick and strong hair is not something we are all blessed with...and I definitely am not. When the Cheryl Cole asks 'Weak, limp, lifeless hair?' I think to myself yes! That's me! So, I added healthy hair onto my (starting to get long) list of beauty wants!
Funnily enough to my reference above it was reading an interview with Cheryl Cole that I decided to purchase a hair mask- as apparently she loves to sit with one on whilst having a pamper, and who wouldn't want air as pretty as Cheryl Coles!
I had also just had my hair cut in an actual hairdressers for the first time in years ( as a student I quite happily let my friends cut my hair....or myself :S) so thought now that it was all cut and healthy ends it would be a good time to start looking after it!
I chose Clairol Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Mask because it was on offer at the time and was £2 so it was perfect for testing out - no point in spending £5 + and it having no effect on my hair or me not liking it!
I had a bad habit for a while of abusing my hair with drying, straightners, tongs etc..so my ends can get a bit frazzled so I choose one that was hydrating.
This mask smells very nice, as I find with most Herbal Essences products and it is a nice pink colour in the tub! If you were to put your fingers in you can feel it is quite watery, I had it expected it to be more of a thick conditional type texture but it's to me somewhere in between shampoo and conditioner.
*Using The Product*
I have very fine hair which can get greasy quite quickly at the roots so this
Product is not really suitable for my roots. I discovered this after the first use as my hair got far too greasy the next day! So if you have fine hair be careful how much you use on top!
I massage the product into the ends of my hair first, as I find taking that extra minute to do this really helps on my hair health in general, I think put more on from about the base of my neck downwards as this is where I start to frazzle out a little. I let this sit for about 5 minutes -it says you should leave it for 2 minutes but I like to leave it on longer- and then I rub the teeniest bit of hair mask into my palms and quickly run it through the top of my hair. I then rinse it off after a minute or two, the reason I leave this until last and do not leave it on as long is as I explained above but doing this still allows me the catch those fly-away hairs closer to the roots.
I cannot stress enough with this product that it NEEDS to be washed out properly. When you think you've got it all rinse it once more just in case! As for the first few times I used this mask I didn't like the residue that was left on my hair and made it feel a bit slimey and too close to greasy. However, on taking extra time washing it out I now like it!
The first few tries were not a success, as above I didn't like the feel of my hair afterwards and couldn't see that my hair looked any better because it just looked somewhere between shiny and greasy. This is why I haven't given it 4 stars, as I do like it and it has done my hair good but I didn't go WOW!
Once I stopped being in such a rush washing it out and took my time I found I actually quite like the result! I can't say that instantly my hair looked fabulous and all my split ends had disappeared but my hair definitely felt softer and looked shinier. Even after drying with the hair dryer, when my hair tends to fluff up it looked slightly healthier.
I now use this mask as my conditioner every other day to try and keep my hair in a decent condition. To be honest, that's what it feels like rather than a mask, as from a mask I would expect to see a bigger change in my hair.
I actually used this product last night and looking at my ends now they look nice! And even better, my hair doesn't look like it's in great need to washing!
I will admit I'm not going to rush out and buy this again as I would like to try out a few more brands to see how my hair looks with those. However, should they not work out, I could be returning to my local Boots for more!
Summary: Good product but more like an ordinary conditioner.