“ Brand: Montagne Jeunesse / Texture: Fluid / Type: Hair Mask „
Having just come back from an equine behaviour course that involved standing in a field in the pouring rain observing horses, I was soaking wet, cold and my hair looked like I had been dragged through a hedge backwards (but very happy). As I have said in other reviews I have dry, thick, curly hair that I have been colouring for 12 years. I needed something to warm me up and make me look a bit less like Worsel Gummage. I bought this mask in Asda as part of a 4 for £3 multi buy but you can buy it individually for 97p.
The packet of hot miracle and ultra shine serum in green and yellow with pictures of avocados and cherries on it. It has a picture of a lady with a hair mask on with blue and magenta writing. The mask contains cherry bark and avacado as well as pro vitamin B5 and panthenol. The mask is meant to reconstruct damaged, bleached and coloured hair. The product is suitable for vegetarians and is BUAV approved.
Directions for use:
Stage 1 - hot miracle:
Place unopened sachet into a glass of hand hot water for a few minutes before use. Shampoo, rinse and apply hot miracle evenly from roots to tip. Massage in for 1 minute, rinse hair and towel dry. Follow with stage 2.
Stage 2 - ultra shine serum:
Apply to hair in small amounts. Dry and style as usual.
I put the sachet into a mug of water but it wasn't really big enough, I had to squidge the hot miracle to the bottom of the packet to try and get it submerged. I left it in the hot water for about 3 minutes and when I took it out, I could feel that the mask had heated up through the packet. The sachet was quite hard to open with wet hands so I ended up using my teeth. The mask is green in colour and looks like a cream based gel. My hair is just past shoulder length and there was just enough product to go over my hair. I found that the consistancy was just right and nothing ended up on the floor. I massaged it in for the suggested minute and then left it on while I washed the rest of me. The mask smelt fruity with a hint of cherry which I found nice. It was not too overpowering.
The mask is easy to rinse off and straight away my hair felt smoother. I did find that the floor of my shower was a bit slippery for a couple of minutes afterwards so you have to be careful. I towel dried my hair and it looked much better than it did when I got into the shower. I brushed my hair and left it to dry a bit while I had something to eat as I was starving and then went back to add the serum. The brush went straight through my hair easily as it was completely tangle free. Before I added the serum, I could see my hair was shiny and much less frizzy even though it was still damp. The serum was easy to apply and smelt lovely. The consistancy is good and I found that I had enough serum for 2-3 uses which is a bonus.
This product works well but other Montagne Jeunesse products work just as well but smell much better and don't make your shower floor slippery.