Hair Care Week: DAY 2 Emergency Hydrate

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

#haircareweek #tressviernes

Dyeing your hair is very damaging and drying, and it's time to do some damage control. It's only been 1 day since I had my hair dyed and already my hair feels dry and the ends very sticky. It's time to take extra care of it before my hair's ends start to split.

I received this Vidal Sassoon Intensive Hair Mask from the September BDJ Box. You may have noticed Vidal Sassoon revamping their whole image, and I am liking it!

Vidal Sassoon Intensive Hair Mask 178ml, PhP 349
Let me talk about packaging. I like that it's got corners, because when your hands are all wet and slippery, you wouldn't want to struggle with the lid. LOL But, a squeeze bottle would have been nicer.

I think VS chose a very nice look for their new image. It's very bold, you can see it right away and looks very salon professional.

Among its ingredients, this hair mask contains SQUALENE. Although it is located almost at the bottom of the list which means that this product isn't mainly composed of it, its still got it. Squalene as most of you already know is used in cosmetics for its moisturizing abilities.

I like how this smells. I can't really tell you exactly what it's fragrance is composed of but it smells like your regular run of the mill hair conditioner. A bit fruity with a mix of floral I would say. For leave on masks, smell is important because you will be leaving it on your hair for about 20-30 minutes! I don't like chemical-smelling conditioners.

I love the texture. It doesn't feel oily or heavy on the hand -it actually feels a bit like a gel moisturizer making it very easy to spread on your tresses. When you spread it on your hair, it doesn't have that sticky, very potent texture that makes it really difficult to comb through your hair, even with a wide tooth comb!

According to the directions that is written on the packaging, you're supposed to apply it in the shower on damp hair after you have shampooed it.

But here's how I did it: I applied it on my dry hair. I don't like going in and out of the shower because I don't like leaving puddles of water around my bedroom. So, I combed a generous amount of the mask on my hair specially on the tips. I massaged some on the roots of my hair too!

But when I applied this dry on my hair, I made sure that I didn't have hairspray or gel residue on my hair. Since they just shampooed my hair at the salon the day before, I was allowed to apply this on dry hair.

Pro Tip: Invest in a wide tooth comb and keep it in your shower. This is how you condition your hair properly. Apply conditioner on your tips, and just comb through it.

Ok, ok... Relax guys, I am wearing a tube top here so don't get too excited about me being naked. LOL

 I then twisted my hair and clipped it to keep it in place.

Next, I wrapped my head w/ Glad's Plastic Wrap.

I like using plastic wrap rather than a shower cap because this plastic really traps in the moisture -but shower caps work too and are easier to put on!

Referring to the photo above, you can already see the plastic start to fog up from the moisture.

I left the mask on for 40 minutes. Actually, 30 minutes is more than enough for a masking treatment but I got carried away reading and replying to my emails. I rinsed the mask on with cold water but it took me a while to rinse all of the conditioner off. As long as your hair doesn't feel slippery and slimy anymore, then it's all off (if you don't rinse well, this can cause dandruff. I know, eew). Although hot water can rinse off product off your hair fast, this can do more harm than good.

After rinsing, I shampooed my hair roots and rinsed it off with water with the same temperature. Oh, did I tell you? Doing a cold rinse last will trap in the moisture in your hair. The cold temperature of the water will constrict the pores sealing the follicles trapping the moisturizing product inside making your hair shine.

Remember, cold water will not cause your hair to frizz (this is a myth).

  • My hair felt really light after it has been rinsed off and dried. I dried my hair with a blow-dryer set into cold.
  • I think it would be better to still use conditioner after you shampoo (even on days you use a mask on your hair). Although my hair does weigh a bit lighter, my unruly naturally poofy hair still looks unmanaged.
  • The number of uses for a 178ml bottle will depend on the length of your hair. For the length of my hair, this would give me about 3 masking sessions.
  • Affordable and is available almost everywhere.
  • If you are looking for an extremely heavy hair mask, this wouldn't be your type. I think it's very light on the hair and keeps your hair bouncy. (Some masks weigh the hair down to keep it straight), this mask leaves a 'bounce' to the hair.
  • This mask doesn't make your hair look limp, at least not with my hair. Some conditioners leave an oily residue on my hair but not this one.
  • I haven't used this treatment for long for me to see real results.
  • If you have very dry, coarse, and damaged hair, this mask may be too light for you. For example, my hair is at its dryest after I color my hair so intense (more intensive than this one!) moisturizing is a must like a leave-in night treatment (coming review!), and this will complement the hair mask. BUT once the initial drying effect from the hair colour lessens after a couple of days (unless your hair is really damaged, like the tips of my hair), this hair mask is sufficiently conditioning for me.

No matter what I do, my ends really need a good trim. They've been so damaged with bleach that they need to be chopped off. I think I should get a hair cut soon!


What is your favorite hair mask?

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  1. I did that last cold rinse when I was 16 because that's what I read on Candy Magazine. And guess what? It made my head soooo painful after doing that. Hhaha. I guess, nasobrahan ata sa lamig yung bnanlaw ko!;) But I love VS products! My most favorite product from them is Ceramic hair straightener ♥

    1. Hahaha! Oh no!! I'm sorry to hear that! Yes, I think nasobrahan sa lamig yung water! Just keep it slightly tepid ♥

  2. wow very nice effect.. i tried creamsilk treatment mask, tresemme and sunsilk but nounou pak only gives me the effect that i needed =)

    1. Coolness!! I will try your recommendations!! Yay! Thanks so much!

  3. I've been using Lorea'l Smooth Intense for 2 years. It's my fave. :)

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    1. Will definitely give that a whirl! Thanks for dropping by! ♥

  4. Wow, you have gorgeous hair! Loved your review. I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other on GFC--please visit mine and I'll follow back :)
    xo Jess

    1. Thank you for the compliment! Sure! I am following you now on GFC! Thanks for the follow as well ♥

  5. Do you think there's a limit to hair masking? I sometimes leave mine on for an hour or so, and nothing bad happens though I am always afraid that my hair will just fall off along with the mask when I rinse it off, hahaha!

    1. Hmm... I don't think so? I've never heard of anyone suffering from over conditioning before? :) Hehehe... Just remember to rinse it off really :)

  6. Your hair looks great... I had been using Tresemme and It really works well for me:) Nice review !! Happy weekend :)

    1. Oooooh! I think I'll give Tresemme a try too! Thanks for the tip!

  7. It won't work on me din ate Sab, I have super thick hair. And yeah, super dry because I have ombre hair. I also bleached the tips of my hair. And I badly need a trim too. (Just too lazy to visit the salon, since I only get embarrassed of my hair). Oh, you really have a sexy back! :)

  8. My favorite hair masks mis sabs is the creamsilk intensive hair mask.. Im using also using the monea powerdose as a treatment and i think ok namn sya.. The more we experiment and torture our hair, the more we should treat it also.

  9. My favorite hair masks mis sabs is the creamsilk intensive hair mask.. Im using also using the monea powerdose as a treatment and i think ok namn sya.. The more we experiment and torture our hair, the more we should treat it also.


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