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The Herbal Essences Hello Hydration deep nourishment & shine intensive mask is available for GBP 2.39.
The intensive mask is in a blue plastic jar. On it are the product name and product information. It includes 200 ml.
The product is described as follows. "I'm a deep hair hydro-treatment for very dry, damaged hair. step this way to hydration heaven and say "Super-shine me!" give me 1 minute to do my stuff, and rinse me away. for best results, let's get together 2-3 times a week."
The ingredients are Aqua, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Isopropyl Alcohol, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Magnesium Nitrate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, CI 42090, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate.
The mask is suitable for dry, damaged hair. The intensive mask has a liquid, but still creamy texture. The mask can be taken out well. The lid of the plastic jar can be opened well. The mask can be rinsed off after one minute. The hair is easy to comb, as the mask improves the combability. The hair feels soft and sleek afterwards. The mask gives the hair noticeable shine. The mask cares for and moisturizes the hair. The intensive mask does not weight down the hair.
I can recommend the deep nourishment & shine intensive mask, as the hair feels noticeably smooth after use and it cares for the hair. The mask gives the hair noticeable shine.
Herbal essences, to me, is an absolute Godsend. I have been using herbal essences for a number of years now and I always get lovely compliments on how lush my hair looks and how well look after it is. I always find that with herbal essences, you are getting a very high end product for an affordable price, which is a winner in my eyes.
One of my particular favourites out of the herbal essences range is the hello hydration. The hello hydration products are ideal for dry and damaged hair (perhaps if you have been heat styling a little too much) and is in desperate need of moisture. Hello hydration is the aquatic blue colour of the herbal essences range (all of their products stand out on the shelf due to their colourful array and amazing products). The particlar product I am reviewing now is the hello hydration hair mask. You can get the matching shampoo and conditioner, which I have also used.
Herbal essences hello hydration hair mask is a deep conditioner which does your hair wonders if it is feeling rather dry and brittle and needs rescuing. It comes in an aquatic blue colour 200ml plastic pot which is quite cute. Asda usually have herbal essences on offer, at the minute they are 2 for £5, which is a bargain, considering they are using about £4 to buy individually.
Using the hair mask is easy. Once you have shampooed your hair, grab a handful of this lovely stuff and apply it from root to tip, especially focusing on the tips. I tend to leave it in for five minutes, just to make sure it definitely works deep into my hair, to leave it nourished and silky soft. The base scent of this product is coconut which smells lovely and exotic and you can definitely smell it in your hair for a while afterwards. Once my five minutes is up, I simply wash it out of my hair and my hair feels absolutely amazing. It feels silky soft and definitely looks in much better condition. For the price too I think it is amazing compared to the other products you can buy which can be much pricier.
I would definitely recommend this product to people who suffer from dry and damaged hair and want to feel nourished hair once again.
The Herbal Essences Hello Hydration deep nourishment & shine intensive mask is available for GBP 2.39.
The product is described as follows. "I'm a deep hair hydro-treatment for very dry, damaged hair. step this way to hydration heaven and say "Super-shine me!" give me 1 minute to do my stuff, and rinse me away. for best results, let's get together 2-3 times a week."
I bought this hair mask after bleaching my hair for the first time. I wanted something that would treat my hair,as it was the first time I was dying it, and I was afraid that it would become too straw like. I decided to purchase a herbal essence product as I have used their shampoo and conditioner products before and have been reasonably impressed by them. Additionally the price of this particular hair mask is very attractive too! The price for this product is more around £3 or more or less, depending on what shop you are in, despite what this post says. I got this product on offer at £3 for 2 which was a very impressive bargain. There is so much in the tub and you are definitely getting your moneys worth.
I apply this to my hair every other day, the tub suggests that you leave it in for about 2 or 3 minutes but I like to leave it in a little bit longer. When you wash it out you can feel it working straight away. My hair felt instantly smooth just after one application. And even after you dry your hair it is still smooth and shiny. I did not expect my hair to look so great after having it died by my god it did! It felt as if it had not been died at all.
So for those of you who have dry hair and are in need of desperate help then this is the product for you!
I purchased this product from Tesco's recently for £2.19 (on a half price offer - usual rrp is £4.39) as I am a fan of the Herbal Essence Shampoo and Conditioner. For your money you get a 200ml pot of intensive mask which appears reasonable. I have often seen this product on offer in some of the major chain supermarkets/pharmacies eg half price, 3 for 2 so it's always worth grabbing on a bargain.
The product comes in a light blue pot that stands out well from the shelf. The Herbal Essence sign is on the lid and instantly recognisable. There are pictures of coconuts on the front (product has coconut extracts in it). The instructions and ingredients are listed on the side of the tub. These can be difficult to read as they are in white and the background to the pot is blue and thus you do have to squint a bit to see them - perhaps putting a sticker with a white background on or an instruction leaflet on the top would be more useful?
Unlike some intensive conditioners however the packaging to this product is minimal (ie it doesnt come in a box) which I really like as it's environmentally a bit more friendly! Also as the product comes in a handy plastic pot you assured to get every little bit!
Application of the product is easy and straight forward. Apply, leave on for 5 minutes then rinse. I did feel like I had to use a lot of this product however. This is for two reasons. Firstly the product tended to slide of my hair a bit - perhaps towel drying hair in-between shampooing and conditioning may help this though. Also the mask wasnt very thick - it was a blue translucent colour thus I felt to get a real intense moisture going I would have to use lots of it.
Results were disappointing. Although this is a fairly cheap product and I don't use this as my main intensive mask (I use the Philip Kingsley elasticiser for this) I did expect more from this due to the description of the product. My hair can get very brittle and dry from styling and colouring but recently has not been excessively dry. This product although a decent everyday conditioner, I feel does little to realy moisturise and re-hydrate hair.
I find the product very similar to the everyday conditioner of the same brand so wonder why you have to pay more for the pleasure of the tub? Also I found it disappointing that I picked up this brand, having use the shampoo and everyday conditioner previously and recall loving the rich coconut smell! I'm not sure if they have changed the product since then but this doesn't have this lovely coconut smell I love and in fact smells rather clinical.
Such a shame but if you really want re-hydration for dry hair this isn't the product for you!
I have long hair at the moment, it has grown quite nicely over the past year or so and is in a good condition. I have it trimmed on a regular basis and I like to use a hair mask on my hair around twice a week to help give it a deeper condition and give it just that extra boost. This mask I hadn't bought before so I thought I would give it a go since it was on offer at the time.
It comes in a turquoise blue circular plastic tub which has a screw off lid. The name is clearly on the front and so can be easily spotted on a shelf. Once the lid is removed it is a light turquoise cream, the cream is of a nice texture and very easy to scoop from the tub without it falling from the fingers. It has a rich consistency, feels really soft and smooth.
On removing the lid, the fragrance is really apparent, it smells gorgeous, in my opinion it has a slight smell of coconut scent with an added perfume fragrance. I think the 2 fragrances are both equal and one doesn't out shine the other, I think the 2 scents work extremely well together and help make this mask smell gorgeous. If you like the smell of coconut you will like this one and if you are someone who doesn't like a coconut scent I still think you will like it because it isn't an overpowering aroma and is quite a subtle one.
You don't need a lot of the cream for it to work its magic, I just scoop a small amount of the cream from the tub and work it into my hair after washing it. I tend to use a little at a time because my hair is quite long and I have a lot of hair to cover. I begin applying it to the ends of my hair and then I apply a little to the middle of my hair but I don't apply it near my root area. I have occasionally applied a little nearer to my roots when I have had my hair coloured that week and this is usually the day after having it coloured, just to give it some extra nourishment and to help give it a deeper condition near to my roots but I only do this after colouring my hair and it has worked well near to my roots.
After I have fully applied it to my hair a little at a time, I leave it on my hair for 5 minutes or so, a little longer the day after colouring my hair. After 5 minutes I just rinse it from my hair, it is very easy to rinse and while I am rinsing it, I can feel how soft my hair feels. It feels extremely soft and smooth between my fingers.
Once I have towel dried my hair, I find I can easily brush it and my hair doesn't feel tangled or rough, the brush simply glides through my hair without it pulling or tugging it and so not damaging my hair. I then just style it in the usual way.
This mask is super for nourishing dry and damaged hair, my hair is quite dry sometimes and it gives it a nice moisture. I find my hair doesn't feel weighted down or lanky once it has dried. The product gives my hair a good shine to it and it has a nice glossy look and a natural appearance. My hair flows and has lots of movement when I turn my head and a feel to it which I like. My hair feels soft and smooth when I touch it after using this mask.
If you have dry or damaged hair and are looking for a deep, intense nourishing mask I think this one is a good one to try, used 2 a week or even once a week I don't think you will be disappointed with the results it gives for dry or damaged hair. I think if you colour your hair as I do, this one just helps give it some moisture to bring out the colour a little more and help it look more vibrant in appearance and not dull looking.
For a 200ml tub I paid just over £2 for it at the time on special offer, I think it is very good value for money and well worth every penny spent. The quality of the cream is very good too. I bought another tub recently on special offer from Tesco to place in a little basket for my daughter as a gift for when she gives birth later this year, so that she has lots of goodies to pamper herself after the birth of her 3rd child.
I highly do recommend this product for anyone looking for a mask which works a treat for nourishing and helping the hair feel soft, glossy and flowing hair.
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I give this hair mask 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I have found myself for the first time in my life thinking my hair is feeling a bit dry and damaged. I put this down to the fact that my hair was recently dyed, and this was followed by a few styling sessions involving hair dryers and straighteners, and consequently my hair was feeling a bit rough and just looking a bit dull. Apart from this, I have no split ends, but my hair is curly and thick and can get a bit frizzy.
I wasn't sure what to do with my hair, but browsing in Boots I spotted a couple of products that might help my situation a bit. I decided that this product was the most suitable candidate to try first as it is a deep nourishing mask designed for very dry and damaged hair. A 200ml pot was less than £5, so into my basket it went.
The product is contained within a screw top plastic pot. I find that I need two hands to open this with due to the diameter of the pot. Opening the pot, the product itself is a bluey/turqoise colour, and resembles very thick hair conditioner. It is said to be scented with hawaiian coconut and orchid extracts. I get a definite whiff of coconut from the pot as I scoop some out. Unfortunately this scent is not something that really lingers on my hair, so I find it a bit pointless.
I wash my hair before applying this. It is recommended that you use the accompanying hello hydration shampoo before this treatment mask, but I have stuck to my usual tea tree based shampoo as others irritate my scalp tremendously. I find it quite easy to apply this mask. I use my fingers to scoop some out and massage into my hair like I would with a normal hair conditioner. Because of its thickness, none drips off my fingers, and it glides through my hair quite easily.
It is recommended to leave this on your hair for 5 minutes - I find this a good time scale in the shower, any longer and you get bored. When it comes to rinsing this out, it is a little hard to get out. I find I need to rinse very thoroughly, and I still feel like I have a little bit of residue in my hair.
After washing, I have been towel drying my hair then leaving to dry naturally to not damage my hair any further. My hair has been nice and soft, and styling in my usual manner with hair gel has been just the same as normal. My hair is no more or less prone to frizz using this.
I think this product is ok, but I notice when I wash my hair the next time, my hair is still feeling just as dry, so there is no overall effect to the condition of my hair from using it. I believe that it coats my hair and masks the dryness until the next wash, but it is not putting anything back into my hair to repair any damage. I've been using this every time I wash my hair for a few weeks, but my hair is no better than it was when I first started using this product.
So really, for me, it is no more effective than any other nice high quality hair conditioner.
On the bright side, my hair is left nice and soft between washes, my hair isn't overly weighted down - this might be an issue for people with thinner hair. I also think there is a generous amount of product in the pot. My hair is layered and shoulder length, and I reckon there is at least ten treatments in my pot.
While it is pleasant enough, I don't think this is something I would repurchase as it has not really achieved any substantial results on my hair. I can't complain about how it leaves my hair after washing, but when it is described as nourishing, to me I feel that should mean that it feeding my hair the proteins it needs to feel softer from within.
I love trying out new hair masks and really try to take care of my hair. I tried this hair mask out when I was looking for something to nourish my dry ends after dip dying my hair. My hair was really badly damaged when I bought this product and I found that the results from it were a little better than I had expected.
This hair mask smells amazing, it has orchid and coconut extracts in it. I really love anything with a coconut scent and this one is really nice, it also has a floral scent to it that is really pleasant. I like that the scent from this hair mask lingers nicely in my hair but isn't too overpowering or sickening.
To apply this mask you simply take a small dollop and work it throughout your whole hair, concentrating mostly on the tips and only allowing little bit to be applied on the roots. I like to leave this conditioner in for a while, it says 1 minute on the tub, but I would usually leave it in for about 5 minutes to let it really get to work on my hair.
What I Thought
I found that when I use this hair mask, my hair feels really silky and soft, it also looks really shiny and it doesn't look as boring and limp. I find that this hair mask gives my hair lots of moisture without taking away any of the volume naturally in my hair.
My hair is really easy to manage and style when I use this hair mask, it doesn't feel as frizzy and split ends look reduced which makes my hair look healthier and means I can try out more hair styles than when my hair is split and fuzzy looking.
I find that I only really need to use this 2-3 times a week as it can leave my hair feeling greasy and weighed down. I also don't really need to use other conditioner when I am using this hair mask as it is intensive enough on its own to use just after shampooing my hair.
Price and Availability
You can buy a 200ml tub of this conditioning mask for £2.20 in Tesco, I think that this is a great price for a hair mask, especially one that works as good and smells as nice as this one. I would definitely buy this conditioning mask again for when my hair is dry and damaged looking.
I think that this is a fantastic mask, it works really well, smells amazing and doesn't break the bank balance either. I will definitely buy this mask again and would recommend it to anyone who wants a cheap, effective pick me up for their dry, damaged hair. Overall I would give this mask 5 out of 5 stars.
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As a fan of Herbal Essences products when I stumbled across this little treat in a three - for - £6 deal I couldn't resist, as I was buying the corresponding shampoo and conditioner anyway. My initial reaction was good, instantly smelling its contents before I had left the supermarket and I was inticed by its coconutty scent and it's light blue consistency.
When it came round to using the product I read the instructions which were to use it once a week and to apply a generous amount to washed hair. Concentrating on the ends and working up, leaving it in for up to 5 minutes. Usually I'll get on with my business and wash it out just before I get out. The application process is easy once you've opened the tub, I have now come to understand the reason rhino bottles as its difficult to unscrew the top when you are showering. Nevertheless, once it is opened, you may take as little or as much as you like. When applying it to your hair it really does feel like it's masked and it smells gorgeous! Even after washing you can smell it for a long while when your hair is dry- my boyfriend loves the smell!
Each bottle contains 200ml and can be obtained at any major cosmetics merchants or supermarket. Their out of offer price falls between £3-£4 depending on where you purchase it but it does last a long time as its only required once a week.
The results are amazing, from washing it off your hair feels instantly hydrated and treated, feeling smooth and able to maintain hair when it's in the drying process. It leaves hair shiny and smooth and looking really healthy and smelling to die for.
Overall I would recommend it to anyone who thinks their hair needs a bit of TLC or somebody who generally likes to maintain healthy, looked after hair. I dye my hair alot so I tend to use products to enhance the quality and this seems to be one of the best products I could find.
I often use the Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner on my hair as I think they are really good products for making dry and damaged hair look and feel healthy again. Recently I decided to invest in the Intensive Mask too as it was on a half price offer in Boots.
The mask comes in a round bright blue tub which matches the shampoo and conditioner, this can be a bit annoying when in the shower as a lot of water tends to run off my hands and into the pot, diluting the conditioner. The conditioner itself is quite thick and white, and has a strong fruity smell to it.
The instructions say to work it into your hair after washing and leave for 1 minute before rinsing well, which to me seems a bit strange for an intensive mask so I tend to leave it in my hair for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing it out. It can take quite a bit of rinsing too to get it all out.
The smell of this hair range from Herbal Essenses smells really fruity and fresh and the scent stays in my hair all day long. After drying my hair it feels lovely and soft and shiny, although it does tend to get greasy quickly and need washing sooner if I have used this so I only tend to use it about once a week.
Overall I would definitely recommend it as it only costs around £4 when it is full price so its a great treatment for your hair if you are on a budget. However it is not my favourite of hair masks and doesnt do quite as good a job as some others I have used, but for the price its a nice little treat for my hair, leaving it soft and shiny :)
Right. Not long ago I started a review on a cleaning product, somewhat out of character for me, stating my intention to stop torturing people, particularly the menfolk of dooyoo, with wordy, overly long product info.
It didn't work. Enjoying the challenge of something new, I wrote a massive review! So I apologise. Now I'm going to try to redress the balance by reviewing, as succinctly and effectively as I can, Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Mask.
So here goes.
***A BIT OF BACKGROUND***
Why am I using this? Well I trust Herbal Essences for their range of shampoos and conditioners and now and then I have tried their intensive mask conditioners and other treatments and I have never had cause to be scared off. So, when I recently saw the Hello Hydration Mask on offer (I forget the precise cost but it was in Asda; mysupermarket advises that retail veers from £2.50 to £4.39, so it pays to shop around) I nabbed a pot very quickly. I had used other masks in the range before, but not this one.
However, my hair is wrecked. I am trying to grow it as well as save money, as well as keep a massive commute, a house whilst virtually living somewhere else, and a tight budget all going. And so I haven't actually had my poor hair cut in about three months. After five years of keeping it regularly trimmed, it's suffering, but I do want to grow some length and start again with new shape and style, so I'm trying to save the money and have been making do with it as it is. But, after a home dye, a summer of commuting via underground, then air conditioned overground, then air conditioned office, then out in the sun, or the rain, or the wind, or gardening...you get the idea. I have to try to keep topping up my hair's condition with intensive treatments if I'm going to stretch gaps between trims like this.
So, how did this help when added to my battalion of products?
In the slightly pearly blue of the Hello Hydration range (includes shampoo, conditioner and a two-in-one treatment) from the consistently strong-performing Herbal Essences range, this mask comes in a pot. We are advised that it will help dry hair feel softer and more hydrated, to apply for a good 4-5 minutes, that it contains coconut and wild orchid extracts, and that we should use it once a week at least for good results.
On unscrewing the lid, I thought that this blue gloop was quite clinical in scent but with further consideration there is light coconut there, although below that I would say there is underlying fruity berry scent rather than anything I would associate with an orchid!
I used this after the Helly Hydration shampoo, for once doing as told but purely by chance. I applied a good handful - I like to truly slake my hair in products like this if I'm going to use them, so I think I would get five generous treatments from a pot for shoulder length, mid-thickness dry hair. I don't think that's bad if you're not paying full whack, but even if you were it's not poor value.
The treatment goes on smoothly and doesn't drip - so you could wander around your bathroom and do your beauty regime whilst leaving this to do it's thing if you want. It does require a strong washing out but is nowhere near as determined to hang on and ruin your life for a day as some treatments I have used - you have to be thorough but it will come out with about two minutes of thorough washing in the shower.
As soon as this was applied I was able to work out any tangles and my hair started to feel smooth. When washed out it felt silky and happier but not as if this was being caused by a product lignering on my locks.
I blow-dried as normal and brushed, not making any particular effort. What did I notice?
- My hair was not loaded down, dull or heavy with build up
- It was softer, less tangly and more mangageable
- When caught in wind outside, it brushed out a lot easier than it did with a standard daily conditioner
- The scent did not last in my hair
- The dry ends of my hair looked and felt a lot more pleasant, and I felt far more confident in my hair's appearance
I can't say that I think the effects of this product last more than two days at the most (I have to wash my hair every day). However, I do think that it performs to the top of it's range restrictions - at less than a fiver a pot - possibly far less - you can't expect this to perform like something you'd spend £50 on in a salon. However it is easy to use, quite pleasant despite not smelling overly natural, effective and restorative of both moisture in hair and confidence in girl, and lasts well enough for my interpretation of value.
I would use this again as a "maintenance" weekly or twice-weekly treat, although I will happily admit that if money were no object I would be operating in an entirely different price range. For what it is, this product does really well.
I have always been a big fan of Herbal Essences due to the gorgeous smell associated with the products, so when I went on holiday and a selection of the masks were on offer in Tesco, I couldn't resist! I had to try the Hello Hydration Mask. Perfect for the wear and tear of the chlorine, sunshine and salt water.
If I'm honest, my hair is usually in pretty good condition no matter what I do to it. Although, this holiday happened to have an effect due to me using Sun-In for a few weeks previous (which is known to dehydrate hair massively!). I had also brought with me the Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner so used these on a daily basis and half way through the week, the mask came into play.
The mask, as you can see from the image comes in a bright blue tub. This is quite typical of Herbal Essences as they tend to have bright colours which depict which type they are. eg 'Ignite My Colour' is pink and 'Beautiful Ends' is red. The tub says on the front that it is 'Herbal Essences, Hello Hydration Mask' with the scent and size, on the back is all of the ingredients and instructions for use, etc.
If you are familiar with Herbal Essences, you will know that they are popular for the gorgeous scents of their products. The mask contains extracts of coconut and orchid, this is what gives it the fragrance. I have to admit it does last on your hair. I wash mine every day with the shampoo/conditioner and the scent remains strong, I love the comfort of knowing my hair smells amazing.
When using the product, I tend to smother it all over my hair after it has been washed - sort of like a finishing treatment before I get out of the shower. I usually leave it on for about 15 minutes whilst sitting to read a magazine to make sure it gets to work the best possible. The tub recommends leaving it on your hair for a minute, but I feel that you may aswell just use conditioner if this is the case. Although I'm sure it would work if your in a big rush to get out or can't be bothered to wait.
*TIP: squeeze as much excess water out of your hair before applying as it will only drip off your hair.*
After 15 minutes, I rinse my hair thoroughly and dry as normal. I have to admit, it does feel a lot softer and better hydrated even after one use. Obviously like any product, the effectiveness depends on how much you use heat on your hair and damaging products - I straighten mine about 3 times a week and it still feels okay and I use the mask once/twice a week.
In my personal experience, the mask is amazing! It makes your hair feel touchable and noticeably soft. I have used the tub about 10 times now and there is still quite a bit left. It is very good quality for the little price you pay! Worth it over the more expensive products.
The tub is 200ml and can be brought in Tesco for £2.50, you can purchase it from drug stores and other supermarkets too but I am sure the price changes between them all. Boots charge only £1.99 when its on offer!
I bought this Hydration mask a few months ago and used it roughly every other time I washed my hair after using the Hello Hydration Shampoo from the same range. I have quite long, thick and wavy hair and the mask left it feeling really soft, shiney and tangle-free. I straighten my hair regularly which can cause it to get dry and damaged but the Hydration mask definately helped to keep it moisturised and to protect the ends, it also made it a little more managable for straightening. The instructions on the tub tell you to apply the mask from root to tip, then to leave it in for a few minutes, I was a little apprehensive that putting conditioner into the roots would leave them looking greasy even after rinsing it out but this wasn't the case at all and I was definately pleased with the results.
Herbal Essences products are often on offer at Tesco and I think I bought the Mask along with the shampoo and the normal conditioner when it was on a 3 for 2 offer, making it quite reasonably priced. At the moment the mask is half price (£2.03), I will definately buy this product again in the future, am just trying to use up all the other products that I have bought whilst they have been on offer to make room in the cupboard!
I purchased Herbal Essences Hello Hydration a couple of months ago, on what, thinking back was a random whim as it was on special offer at Tesco! My hair is coloured to death- being red, it is incredibly high maintenance (come back blonde, all is forgiven!) and is always happy to have any kind of replenishing product spread over it!
I must admit, for what I would consider to be a 'none premium' hair product, the packaging ensures that the product stands proudly in your bathroom. The tub is sturdy and bright blue. There are some swirly patterns on the front which shine with some kind of hologram effect, ensuring that your product looks sufficiently girly and sparkly on the shelf.
The Hydrating Experience
The only thing that really bothers me about any kind of product in a tub, whether it's hand cream, nappy rash cream or conditioner, is that one has no option other than to scrape it out with fingertips, thus leaving those of us with long nails annoyed and uncomfortable! However- this is a small and perhaps quite trivial gripe, given that you invariably will be using this conditioner in some form of bathroom situation, giving you immediate access to water. Moan over. The product spreads easily through the hair and is nice and thick and gloopy, so you really feel like it may actually do what it says on the tin! My hair is fairly knotted after washing, so requires some combing through with conditioner on. I must say that I've had easier combing experiences, but generally, the texture of the conditioner does help to get the tangles out more easily than if I were combing it dry. The smell is very strong. It's a pleasant, if a wee bit overbearing perfumed smell, with a hint of marzipan (or that might just be me!). After you're done smearing and combing, you can either fidget about impatiently for two minutes and rinse, or shave your legs and read a gossip column for ten minutes should your hair require a little more TLC.
After rinsing, which is a straightforward experience, you can style your hair normally. This for me, means to blow dry with no product for every day wear. After drying my hair felt quite glorious. Really soft and shiny- I was thrilled with the results! I felt like I'd just stepped out of a salon! My fine red locks had been transformed from a little distressed and slightly dull to a glowing, vibrant mane! Well OK, not quite- but my hair was definitely in better condition so I was happy...
Until I noticed
That my hair was weighed down and lank after just a few minutes. Having fine hair- this never bodes well with me and I really would prefer a bit of volume without piling products on. And 24 hours later? Greasy. Nothing more to say really. That's just not cricket! The bonus being that my hair smelt lovely still, but given that I looked like a chip fat smearing grease ball- it wasn't recompense enough.
Next time I used the product, I rinsed my hair much more thoroughly than would usually be required, just to ensure that it wasn't my lack of care that was resulting in the grease ball look- but unfortunately, the same problem occured again.
I use it to give my hair a treat if it feels a bit dry- but only if I know that I'm going to be in a position to wash it again 24 hours later!
I tried this product for the first time whilst on holiday as my hair was in an SOS situation! I'd had it tinted about 2 weeks ago before I jetted off to sunny Spain, bad idea I guess having your hair done before you go away but I didnt think it would makethat much difference. But after a week of swimming and sunbathing, my hair was turning into only what an be described as 'straw like'. I had brought with me my usual conditioner which didnt seem to help put the moisture back into my parched locks, and desperatley needed to invest in something that worked but without the expensive price tag that comes with hair treatments, especially abroard!
So here's where I turned to Herbal Essences which is sold abroard in most supermarkets. With its distinctly bright coloured packaging it is hard to miss on those shelves. I chose the weekly hair mask from the 'Hello Hydration' range (or 'Hola Hidration' as its called in Spain) which products come in the blue packaging, specifically designed for hair that lacks moisture. The whole range consists of a shampoo, conditioner, and weekly mask. It contains extracts of coconut and orchid, and being the person that likes to have a trial sniff before I buy, I opened the tub and give my nostrils a treat to a wonderful, good enough to eat smell. And at under 4 euros( which worked out about £3.50) for a 200ml tub, it seemed very good value for money.
Pretty soon after purchasing I couldnt wait to see what this product could do for my now very dry and tatty holiday hair. The product itself is a light blue colour, not too thick in consistancy but thick enough so you get a nice, creamy coating on your hair. So after shampooing, I applied a few geneorus blobs to the roots and ends of my hair. If your hair wasnt as dry as mine I would suggest you only need a 50p sized blob, or just apply to the ends if nessacary. I massaged it into my scalp, I must say at this point I looked like the woman moaning in extasy from the Herbal Essences commercial. The smell gets stronger as you massage it into your hair. The product suggests that you leave it in for 1 minute, but i left it in for about 15, just to make sure its gets that extra moisture. Its good to know though this product will work in 1 minute, particulary for those who are in a rush!
I rinsed the mask off my hair. It did feel very soft and managable. So far so good! I let it dry naturally(which didnt take long as it was 34 degree midday sun!) I could instantley feel the difference in my hair compared to my usual conditioner. Even my friend couldnt resist running her fingers through my hair, telling me how soft it was.
This product really did save my holiday hair that I used it every few days while I was away. I still have lots left now and am still using it back home. I intend to buy another tub from Boots as its on offer for a bargain-tastic £1.99!! I'd say to anyone with hard to manage, dry hair to give this mask a try :)
Deep hair hydro-treatment for very dry, damaged hair /