This is my first hair care product review and Blogmas post on my blog!! I’m so excited to share my thoughts on the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. I’m going to be calling this hair care series Don’t Touch My Hair because my hair isn’t something to play with just because it’s different and I don’t want to dirty it lol.
I decided to start taking more care of my hair because hair is everything in 2017. Everyone got over the constant straightening and frying of their hair. Everyone is trying to forget those bad ombres and box dyes altogether. We’re onto better hair care regimens and kissing damaged hair goodbye!
The latest in hair care regimens are hair masks. We’ve all seen recipes for homemade ones on Facebook and Pinterest. They’re great,but could be messy and a little too much work sometimes. New hair masks can now be applied after you shampoo your hair and and chill in your hair for about 5 – 10 minutes until they go into effect.
A popular hair care brand is Briogeo and they have a pretty famous hair mask. I got a full-size tube of this hair mask in my August Boxycharm box. I was excited to try a coveted brand and product.
Here’s the product breakdown:
- Price: $20.00
- 2 oz
- Claims: Works in minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster hair. Formulated with Briogeo’s unique NOVA Complex, this mask delivers an optimal blend of transformative nutrients from B-vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, algae, and biotin to replenish damaged hair to a shiny, healthy-looking, and lustrous state.
- Directions: After shampooing, massage evenly throughout hair. Leave in for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. For even deeper conditioning, cover the hair in a plastic cap to retain moisture while sitting under the dryer for 20 minutes, then rinse.
I’ll be blunt — I hate this hair mask lol. It does the exact opposite for me. I have never dyed my hair; I’ve only used temporary hair color. I would use Manic Panic Vampire Red. I didn’t even have to bleach my hair!
The hair mask is white and not as thick as I anticipated. It felt like it wasn’t creamy enough. I usually put oils or very creamy products into my hair. This felt like a body lotion at most. I still approached the product with an open mind and hoped for the best!
My hair’s biggest concern is that it’s very dry and thick. I need constant moisture. My hair is too dry to wash more than once a week. I do everything possible to preserve my hair’s natural oils. I always looked for anything hydrating. My scalp is also dry, so that explains my dandruff. I basically need my entire head to not be thirsty lol.
With that said, this hair mask made my hair very stiff. I tried this mask for a month and in different ways. When I first used it, I shampooed my hair and then left it in my hair for 5 minutes. It worked and my hair felt nice. The following week my hair felt stiff and was harder to detangle. In the third week, I left it for 10 minutes and it felt stiffer than ever before. During the fourth time, I left it for 3 minutes and it was less stiff, but it barely hydrated my hair.
Never tried the 20 minute deep conditioning recommended on the tube because my hair was already a nightmare for less than half the time I used it. I didn’t want to risk it becoming more stuff and unmanageable.
I was pretty disappointed because this product is so expensive and it’s highly regarded on YouTube. Maybe my hair texture and type wasn’t the ideal one for it. Aside from having dry and thick hair, my hair is very coarse and coiled. Even though I relax my hair, it still has curls.
Sad to do it, but I’m giving this product a 2/5 stars ⭐⭐
Have you tried any of Briogeo’s products? What do your recommend? I’m not totally ousting Briogeo just yet. I’m going to do research and if they have products for my hair type.
Also, tune in everyday for the rest of December for Blogmas! I’m posting a product review every single day!
This was Blogmas Day #1.