Review: The Body Shop Hair Mask
I’m quite open about the fact that I have awful hair. Over the years I’ve had pretty much every hair colour under the sun, but I’ve bleached it to bones in the process. I’m just starting to get some life back into it (partly thanks to this godsend of a hair mask), but it’s by no means healthy. I don’t mind that. I’m not perfect and never will be and I think that’s quite appropriately reflected in my appearance. If I tried to be, I think I’d go mad.
That doesn’t mean to say I don’t absolutely love the way this hair mask leaves my hair. I’m not one for keeping up a weekly routine, but when I’ve had a particularly stressful time and fancy pampering myself, this is a new go-to. It states on the tub that this product is made to treat dry hair, and boy does it live up to expectations. The first time I used this it felt like miracles had worked – it was just so soft. So soft I made my dad feel. He didn’t get it. (Compared to most people’s hair it probably still felt kinda dry, but it was miles softer than it had been pre-mask.) I freakin’ love this thing, and it comes in a decent-sized tub so you don’t have to repurchase every five minutes. In addition, I definitely think this reduces frizz/flyaway hairs which I struggle with immensely.
As well as it’s magical healing properties, this mask has a wonderful smell. Did anyone else get those dried fruit and nut mixes in their lunch boxes as a kid? The ones with dried banana and coconut in them?
(I) This smells exactly like that, full and delicious but not overly perfumey. It makes me want to grab bits of my hair and sit with it under my nose. (I’ve never done that. Honest.) It also kinda reminded me of the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo hair mask, which I absolutely adored before my vegan days.
Something else that I love about this product is that it’s made with no silicones and mineral oil. They use Community Trade organic banana puree from Ecuador, so not only is it vegan but you know you’re doing the world little more good when you buy this product, which is when the £12 price tag suddenly seems a bargain. Although I purchased this during a sale, I’ll definitely be going back to pay full price for a second tub.
The instructions say to leave this mask on for ten minutes, but I generally leave it on for a little longer, whilst I do a face mask or something similar. The Body Shop also sell a Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner to make a full set, which are are vegetarian rather than vegan because they contain honey. I think I’ll have to do a little more research on The Body Shop’s sourcing of honey before I purchase these two (you can read about my stance on honey here).
All in all, I have to say it’s absolutely no wonder this product has a five-star rating on the Body Shop website – I completely agree.
Until next time,