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REVIEW: VIDAL SASSOON INTENSIVE HAIR MASK


May26

Hello!


If you've popped by the haircare aisles in Watsons recently, you'd probably have noticed that the VIDAL SASSOON, PANTENE and HEAD & SHOULDERS lines have been recently revamped.  Among these is this VIDAL SASSOON INTENSIVE HAIR MASK.

I have been using this mask for a couple of weeks and here are some of my thoughts :)

 


TEXTURE:

  • The mask does not feel very greasy - say if you rubbed it all over your hands and then rinsed your hands with just water and no soap, your hands wouldn't be coated with a sticky oily film.


  • On that note, it has a more squishy, jelly like texture in comparison to regular conditioner - this texture makes it rather easy to spread and work into the length of hair


  • Compared to some other hair masks I've tried which feel rather mud-like and heavy in the hair, this feels lightweight and slick once applied


 

SCENT:

  • I can't place the scent - its a pleasant floral-fruity concoction that just reminds me of shampoos and conditioners :P

  • The scent gently lingers in the hair post-wash


 

INGREDIENTS LIST:



It contains SQUALENE, which is often used in cosmetics and skincare for its hydrating and moisturising properties. It is a natural organic compound originally obtained for commercial purposes primarily from shark liver oil, though plant sources (primarily vegetable oils) are also used (amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and olives). It is also a naturally occuring compound in animals and humans

 

APPLICATION METHOD:

For the tub I received, EVERYTHING was printed in JAPANESE, save for the bit that said "MADE IN THAILAND" - most of the P&G products that retail in Singapore are made in Thailand. So when I checked, P&G indicated:

  • wash and condition your hair, squeeze out excess water from hair and apply the mask into hair, down to the tips.

 

I tried this method but I didn't like how it felt - everything felt too wet and slippery and the mask felt a little drippy down my shoulders.

 

So I did it my own way:

  • Before I hit the shower, I picked up and massaged a good amount of the mask into my DRY hair and coiled it up on my head


  • I use about this amount - it sufficiently covers the length of hair from my ears and below.

 

  • I let the mask soak into my hair for about 10 minutes or so and then wash it out with a non-stripping shampoo (I still favour Shiseido's Tsubaki Shining (Red) Shampoo) and applied a little conditioner thereafter.

 

 

And here is how hair looks like once dry:



I am not using any other hair product in these shots (no leave-in treatment, mousse, etc)

 

OBSERVATIONS:

  • Hair feels very soft, smooth and looks shiny after the treatment


  • As I mentioned, this is a non-greasy, lightweight hair mask - it does not weigh hair down, nor does it make hair feel "overly conditioned"


  • Given how lightweight it is, I feel I can be more free in using it a little more frequently - if you have finer hair and find most masks too heavy and greasy, this might be something to check out.  I personally shy away from using hair masks frequently (despite dry and tangled ends) because I hate how using a dense hair mask leaves my hair flat and limp for 2 days or so (conditioned but FLAT = ICK for me!) - which I then use a stripping shampoo to get rid of the "greasiness" which in the end, DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF USING A HAIR MASK IN THE FIRST PLACE!


  • Having said that - if you have VERY DRY and COARSE hair, then this mask may be a wee too light for you. For instance, immediately (say about 2-3 days) after colouring my hair (which is when my hair is the dryest), I found that I had to use a leave-in night treatment (upcoming entry!) to complement the moisturising effects of this hair mask.  BUT once the initial drying effect from the hair colour dissipates after a couple of days, this hair mask is sufficiently conditioning for me.


  • One thing I dislike is the packaging - I find the tub a little messy and much prefer a squeezy tube


  • For a treatment product, it is rather affordable - a 190gm tub costs SGD$15 at Watsons.


 

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Hope you found this review useful.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated to VIDAL SASSOON or P&G; product sent to me for review.  All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.


posted by
5/26/11

omg that last pic oesnt look like u at all! straight hair! omg kasssssssssssss u shud do straight hair! SO NICE!


posted by
5/26/11

Sarah: I tied it up in a high ponytail (towards crown of my head) and then combed the ponytail out! Really ah? I always feel when I blow-dry it straight, it looks so blah n flat. Ok, will try again soon :P thanks babe!!!



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