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I have been using the herbal essences 'bee strong' shampoo and conditioner for the last few weeks and have noticed a real difference in my hair. My hair is one thing over the years I have failed to look after even though I really should have as I used straighteners on it everyday and hair-dryer several times a week.
I rarely use masks on my hair as I find they make it really greasy but I really wanted to improve the condition of my hair and this was on offer for £2 for a 200ml tub which I thought was good value for money. The tub itself is the same bright bronze/orange colour as the rest of the products in the bee range. It stands out on the shelf and does look quite a premium and expensive brand.
The smell of the bee range is amazing and I recommend you try them just for that factor alone! The mask isn't as strong smelling but when combined with shampoo and conditioner my hair smells heavenly for a good few days.
The first time I used the mask I only used about a couple of small scoops and I found for my hair which is below my shoulders it was just enough. I was worried about having greasy hair but I found it made my hair feel silky and a shine to it. The day after using the top of my hair/scalp was a little greasy which meant I washed my hair sooner than I usually would. The next time I used the mask I just didn't put any on my roots.
I use the mask once a week which is enough to give it a deep condition and help strengthen my hair and help repair damaged ends. The tub has lasted a couple of months so for £2 it was a great buy.
I can't comment on what the mask is like using alongside other shampoos however I would recommend this to people with dry and damaged hair. It's only £2 so is definitely worth trying.
I would recommend you use this with the shampoo and conditioner for great results.
When I bought the shampoo and conditioner from this range I decided to also buy the hair mask too. I hadn't bought these before so thought I would give them all a go and bought them also because they were on special offer.
This mask comes inside a tub and has the name very clearly on the front and so can be easily spotted on a shelf. The mask is like a thick cream and is kind of gloopy but really soft but isn't a dripping kind of cream. It is fairly rich and has a smooth texture to it.
It has a nice fragrance and has an Apricot scent and a little honey aroma to it. I find the smell of this mask isn't quite as strong as the shampoo and conditioner in the same range. The smell of the mask is more subtle but a very pleasant fragrance.
You don't need a lot of the cream to give the hair a deep condition. I just use my fingertips and scoop a little from the tub. I firstly wash my hair then I towel dry it so it is damp then I apply the mask all over my hair starting from the tip and then working my way towards my scalp. Because I have long hair I tend to have to scoop maybe twice into the tub to fully cover my hair because one isn't enough but if you have shorter hair the one would maybe be absolutely fine but for my longer hair I do need the 2.
I then leave it to work on my hair for around 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing it from my hair. I just shower while I leave it to work its magic. After the couple of minutes or so I just simply rinse it away and I have found I have had no problems with it rinsing from my hair. As I am rinsing it, I can definitely feel how soft my hair feels and my fingers simply run through my hair really well.
After towel drying it, I find I can very easily brush my hair without any tangles. This mask just helps give my hair a really good deep condition where it moisturises it and helps give it an extremely nice gloss to my hair. The gloss is a little more shiny than when I use just the conditioner but I find that the mask doesn't weigh down my hair or make it feel all lanky.
I like the way it helps my hair easy to manage and style with no problems adding any hair product such as a hair mousse. I think it is a good mask to use at least 2 or 3 times a week depending on how your hair appears and if it is extremely dry or damaged. My hair is neither most of the time but sometimes I find my hair just needs an extra treatment mask so on these weeks I would use the mask 3 times but if my hair is fairly good and not looking too dry I use it twice a week and that goes for all brands of hair mask not just this brand.
If you are looking for a nice mask which works a treat for softening and deep conditioning the hair I think this one won't disappoint you at all.
For a 200ml tub I paid around £2.20 for it on special offer some weeks ago now. I think for the offer price it is a good value one and it was half the usual price. I think for the full price it is still worth buying because it is a really good mask in my opinion. But if you spot it on offer it is best to buy it then and save money giving it a go as I did.
I am more than happy with the results from this hair mask and I will most certainly buy it again and I highly recommend it.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
My hair has been feeling a little sad and sorry for itself recently so when doing my online shop recently, I decided to treat it to something nice.
I came across this Herbal Essences "Bee Strong" hair mask and as it was on special offer at half price, I decided to give it a go.
The 200 ml pot normally retails at £4.40 but at the moment at Tesco you can get it for £2.19 which I think is quite a nice deal.
The hair mask comes in a golden yellow screw top pot which is nice and squat and so does not fall over on the side of the bath or in the shower. The product itself is a dark yellowy kind of golden colour and you really can smell the honey!
My criticism of this product is that the instructions leave a little to be desired. It basically says for you to work this through your hair from root to tips and then rinse. Although it does not say whether you are meant to do this on dry hair or wet, or how long you are meant to leave it on for - so I have no idea if I am doing it right!! I opt to put this on wet hair after it has been washed and to leave it for about 3-4 minutes and then rinse out.
My wet hair in the shower feels a lot softer as I am rinsing, to such an extent that I am paranoid whether I have rinsed it all out or not! After drying my hair I am impressed with the results. My hair feels a whole lot softer and silkier and it does look healthier looking. My boyfriend comments that it looks so much shinier, and he never really notices these kinds of things!!
The honey scent does not last on my hair which is a shame as the mask did smell nice in the pot.
I have recently been using the lovely range of Bee Strong hair products from Herbal Essences. I have used Herbal Essences for a number of years and try a lot of their products, changing every couple of months to a different variety and after reading a number of reviews on the Bee Strong products I decided to use them.
This product that I am reviewing is actually the hair mask which I thought I would try as I wanted to take a bit better care of my hair as I am growing it out and I really want to make it quite strong and in better condition. According to the Herbal Essences website, "Tackle dryness and combing damage and say hello to silky-strong locks. This rich moisturizing mask helps repair signs of combing damage from root to tip. Work it from root to tip while you're in the shower. Rinse and feel silky. Just once a week will do!"
The product inside really reminds me of a conditioner in its appearance and in its texture as well. It's quite thick and when you scoop a portion up it sticks on your fingers like a conditioner would. When I apply it to my hair it really coats it and forms a nice barrier over my hair. It feels very thick and luxurious and a good quality hair mask. which is nice.
I find the pot a little bit annoying to use in the shower like Herbal Essences recommend as its hard to scoop some out without getting shower water in it so what I do is wash my hair and then apply this cream when I am out of the shower. I comb it through to make sure all the strands are covered as best as they can be and then tie my hair back. Sometimes I do actually leave this conditioner on for an hour or so to really get it working and get some good conditioning going.
I really enjoy using this just after I have had my hair coloured as I find it really stops the dryness of the bleach and also helps the colour to take in my opinion. Afterwards, when I wash out the mask my hair is lovely and silky and soft and looks nice. I'm not sure whether its actually improving the condition overall but in terms of making it nice and soft it definitely works.
The mask has a lovely honey smell to it which is sweet but not too sweet or overpowering and although it does stay on my hair for a little bit it does not scent it all day which is nice as I can still wear other perfumes or body lotions without it interfering.
A 200ml tub costs £4.19 and it probably lasts me up to two months as I really only do a mask once a week or so. All in all a nice hair product I recommend.
Around a month ago I noticed that a lot of hair was coming out when I was brushing it. I'm pretty sure this is down to stress but I decided to buy a hair strengthening mask in the hope that it would make my hair stronger and improve the quality of it too, and keep it looking and feeling well cared for.
I bought this particular hair mask because it was half price at the time at around £2.20 but even at the full retail price it is cheap compared to most of the other hair masks I looked at. The hair mask comes in an orange pot which has a screw top lid. There are brief directions on how to use it, a list of ingredients and so on on the pot and the hair mask itself is like a very thick conditioner.
It smells lovely and fruity but it is a bit artificial smelling and the smell isn't very strong so it doesn't linger in my hair. I use this on my hair when it is wet after shampooing and conditioning it.The hair mask is quite gloopy and I find that I need quite a lot of it to get full coverage so the 200ml pot has already nearly been used up after just 4 uses.
Once I've applied it I leave it on for a few minutes then rinse it out. The directions don't say how long to leave it in but I've found a few minutes is long enough. The mask rinses out of my hair easily and doesn't leave any greasy or sticky residue. Once the hair mask is rinsed out my hair feels silky and moisturised, but once dry it doesn't feel any softer or smoother so the effects are very short term!
I have used the mask around four times now and my hair doesn't feel like it is any stronger or in better condition. I guess you get what you pay for!
- Smells quite nice
~ Hair initially feels smoother and easier to brush
~ Pot is easy to open even with wet hands
~ Smooth/silky feeling only lasts while hair is wet
~ Once dry my hair feels no different
~ No physical improvement and doesn't feel any stronger or in better condition
~ Smell does not linger
Two out of five stars
The title of the product on dooyoo states its a conditioner but the product shown is actually the intensive hair mask so that's what I will be reviewing.
I have never really used the herbal essences range before purely because I think it is a bit expensive. However, discovering that my hair felt really brittle at the ends I was in desperate need of a quick treatment and went to Morrisons in search of something affordable. That's when I came across the Herbal Essences Bee Strong strengthening Intrnsive Mask. This 200ml pot was priced at £2.19 so I think it was on special offer.
I quite like the packaging of this product as it comes in a neat plastic tub where the lid unscrews and the colour is a golden yellow colour which is supposed to match the ingredients inside as it is a honey and apricot extracts based product. When I unscrew the lid, I'm surprised to find that there is no protective film inside and you can get straight at the product, so upon discovering this, I had a quick sniff and was pleasantly surprised to find that the scent isn't overpowering. It is a gentle scent of honey of which I can mainly smell.
The product itself looks quite thick based which is what you want in a hair mask and is a yellow colour matching the packaging albeit a different shade. The tub is quite full which is quite good and when I feel the product, it feels quite silky.
I have never used a hair mask before and was a bit put out that there weren't very precise instructions. It just says to apply from root to tip while you're in the shower then rinse out and to apply once a week. It doesn't say how much to use or how long for. I went for a couple of small scoops and I found it was quite easy to apply and easily glided through my hair and that a little goes a long way with this stuff. I put the hair mask in after I had shampooed and conditioned my hair and left it in for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it out. When I towel dried my hair, I found it was so easy to comb through and it felt really soft and the ends of my hair almost felt back to normal straight away! It's a miracle! Even touching my hair hours after having my shower I still find my hair and my ends are super soft.
Next week when I apply this product again I think I will dampen my hair and apply the mask for much longer to give a much more intensive treatment.
All in all I would say this product is definitely worth it as you see immediate results and I will definitely be buying this product again and again!