Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse hair care products
Newest Review: ... 'offline' any more). The sachet is split vertically into two sections one containing about 17ml of vitamin and essential oil enriched ha... more
The crispy hair challenge....
Montagne Jeunesse Moisture Miracle
Member Name: Dryad
Montagne Jeunesse Moisture Miracle
Advantages: Works miracles on really frazzled hair
Disadvantages: Hard to find, results not so obvious on hair that is already in decent condition
I first used a few years ago at the same time I had problems with my hair falling out. Not only did my hair start to jump ship, but what was left was in the worst condition of my life, it was so dry it was crispy and brittle. This wasn't due to more than usual split ends, or over use of heated hair stylers because at the time I didn't even use a hair dryer let alone anything more sophisticated. The hair issue was all a bit of a mystery. I tried every conditioner, masque, oil and natural moisturising treatment (olive oil, egg yolk, beer etc) that I could think of. I picked this two step moisture 'miracle' up at Asda as a casual 'well we'll see what this has to offer' purchase. I wasn't expecting much, now I'll tell you whether it proved me wrong or not.
This is quite a pricey product as single use sachet products usually are, I have found it in one place online from 91p but I think I paid a little more for it at the time (I haven't been able to find it on the usual high street websites so not sure if it's available 'offline' any more). The sachet is split vertically into two sections one containing about 17ml of vitamin and essential oil enriched hair masque the other side 5mls of serum. You apply the masque after shampooing and towel drying and leave on for a minimum of ten minutes, I left it on for nearly 20. You then rinse this off and apply the serum to towel dried hair, and dry as normal.
On opening the sachet the smell of oranges was quite strong, and in my opinion quite delicious. The colour was also quite a distinct orange too, the texture was not stiff, and looked and felt like a medium thickness conditioner. I applied two thirds of the sachet to my hair, these days it would take the full sachet and then some, as my hair is back to it's normal thick long self touch wood. At the time my hair was just below the shoulders and fairly thin so two thirds was plenty. I was also being frugal so that I would have some left for the ends next time I washed as my hair really was in a sorry state. On rinsing the masque out my hair already felt better, softer and more supple than it had been for a long time.
I was very dubious about the serum as I'd never used one before, it was long before I discovered John Frieda's frizz ease. It is clear, and quite thick, to me it felt a bit sticky and greasy. I erred on the side of caution and only applied half of the sachet which despite only being 2.5mls coated my towel dried hair rather well. I did comb it through with a wide toothed comb even though combing when wet can be damaging, as I wanted to spread the serum evenly and not risk it being too oily in one place. I was convinced the serum would make my hair greasy and lank.
Astonishing. I was well and truly impressed with this product. My straw like brittle hair was honestly transformed almost completely back into the swishy soft hair I'd had before my problems. I didn't need to use the remainder for another month as my hair retained the soft conditioned feel and look for several washes. After the second use of the remaining product my hair felt marvellous and had a nice gloss to it again.
The orange scent did not stay in my hair once dry, but it did leave a very nice smell which I couldn't quite describe.
I notice that this hasn't got the brilliant 5 out of 5 stars that I'm going to give it from anyone else, but I wonder if this is because it's one of those products that works it's magic only on hair that is really frazzled. Some things don't appear to work because they are used on skin, hair, etc that is not quite in the condition it is designed specifically to treat. Perhaps the other lovely ladies hair was already in a reasonable condition so the dramatic results were not so obvious.
For me it cheered me up no end, I was quite depressed that not only did I seem to be losing my hair but the hair that was clinging on for dear life was so 'stiff' and unpleasant to the touch (it didn't actually look that bad and still had some shine, but the texture was dreadful).
I have used this a few times since and it's one of those products that I keep meaning to buy but can never seem to find when I'm shopping. There is another version which shows white on the pack picture and I wonder if this has superseded the orange one. I hope not because I love my orange delight.
Summary: For me a fabulous product that saved my self esteem at a difficult time.