Product Type: Umberto Giannini hair care products
Newest Review: ... I'm told why I should use it, directions for use and a professional tip, contact details for Umberto Giannini and the ingredients. The pa... more
A hair mask that made no difference at all lol
Umberto Giannini's Urgent Repair Intensive Moisture Mask
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Umberto Giannini's Urgent Repair Intensive Moisture Mask
Disadvantages: Doesn't really do anything, good or bad.
I decided ages ago I didn't want to buy any more Umberto Giannini Products way back after some disappointing purchases (to say the least) and then I found my beloved Lee Stafford products in the same price range with double the results (and more in most cases ) and haven't looked back since. Till today!
I have an infatuation with my hair. I stress it out big time and really mistreat it with a whole host of heat processing. One minute I'm styling my hair curly and next poker straight. I wash my hair up to twice a day depending if I'm smoking or not and I dye my hair fairly frequently 'Raven Black'.
Because I do all this I convince myself I buy the products 'to treat my hair and apologise' lol Every girl needs an excuse for over purchasing and that's mine and I'm sticking to it!
However today I purchased this product as it was on offer in a local shop for 99p and of course I know that this is alot more than that normally so basically I'd have bought it for the name anyway to try at that price, its only when I got it home and read the tube that I actually found out what it was! I really do need to look at my consuming habits!
What It Is....
Umberto Giannini, Urgent Repair Intensive Moisture Mask, the ultimate conditioning treatment for dry damaged hair.
200ml recyclable tube that opens at the bottom for ease of use. I can see the 'cream' through it which is a creamy colour. Its a soft squeezy tube and the lid is a screw on and off silver one.On the front I'm told very simply what it is and who it is by as I've listed already. On the back I'm told why I should use it, directions for use and a professional tip, contact details for Umberto Giannini and the ingredients. The packaging is nice and professional and easy to understand.
Why Use It....?....
Umberto Giannini has created a stunning range of hair products that make one claim... they do what they say.
So... your hair is a having a crisis? Panic no longer the urgent repair regime works miracles on any type of damaged hair. You'll soon have happy, healthy and manageable hair with great shine for that cool catwalk chic.
For shoulder length hair, apply an amount equal to one or two walnuts on shampooed and towel-dried hair. Evenly smooth through the hair with fingers or a comb and rinse thoroughly.
For an unbelievable salon style moisturising boost, leave in the hair for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Well I used it in the bath after shampooing my hair through twice with a mild shampoo. Nowhere on this product does it say that it has to be used in conjunction with Umberto Giannini shampoo for best results, which I do like about it. This is to use whenever you need it as a recovery treatment so can be used as part of your usual hair care regime as and when required.
The first thing I noticed about it was the smell and consistency. Firstly the smell reminds me of a kind of ocean face mask and it does smell like a face mask rather than a hair conditioner (I'm sure you girlies that use face masks will understand that statement cos believe me it makes sense lol). It's not an unpleasant smell but not one I expected either. It isn't overpowering though and it is quite mild and therefore is suitable for men and women as it isn't girlie looking or smelling in any way shape or form.
The consistency is deceptive. It's quite thick but comes out of it's little hole really easily with a squeeze and in my hand was white and felt very moisturising like a great body moisturiser, really soft.
I used the recommended 2 walnut sized blobs and distributed it with my fingers throughout towel dried hair really smoothing it through the mid lengths and ends in particular. It spread ever so easily and on my shoulder length hair I only needed the one walnut blob as I had loads just sitting on my head doing nothing! It did feel quite greasy as I ran my fingers through it (I had no comb handy) and I left it on my hair for ten minutes.
It washed out really easily and I made it sure it did. Hair felt glossy and moisturised as I felt the water trickling out and when I dried it with a towel my hair felt soft and bouncy and I have slightly curly hair and my hair was more defined which makes me feel that my frizz is combatted somewhat and ready then to diffuse curly or use my straighteners to get it straight.
All I did tonight cos it was a late night bath is use no products and diffuse it curly.
Well to be honest I can't see much difference once styled. I had high hopes for a hair mask and was quite excited by the concept but really nothing extraordinary happened. Hairs ok, nothing more and nothing less.
Feels soft, as usual. There are no big differences from using ordinary conditioners in your bathroom to be honest. If your buying this as a treat I'd save your money unless like me it's on offer or something. The smell is gone and one thing that I was promised was some shine and I can tell you now what I had appears to have left for now. It really said goodbye to that and shine was one thing I really did have already cos of my black hair dyes! Really I cant write anymore on what it gives because it doesn't give anything. Hair as I said feels the same as when I began. Split ends haven't suddenly repaired themselves, flyaways are not suddenly weighed down and frizz doesn't just leave cos this product tells it to!
If you have frazzled, dried hair then I wouldn't buy this thinking it's going to be your salvation it is a big let down on that front. It isn't awful but it isn't a wonder product as it's deemed to be. This product simply backed up what I already thought of this range. Overpriced and makes huge claims it can't deliver!
Summary: I'd cry if I paid £6.99 for it!