I was going through the cupboard under my bathroom sink the other day and I realised three things. First of all I have way too much haircare. Second, I need to clean out that cupboard way more often. And third, I have a serious problem with leaving the tiniest amount of shampoo and conditioner in their bottles. So as a result today we have a haircare empties post. View Post
So I made my first hair mask order about a month ago in about a year! I normally just use coconut oil but I felt like trying something new.
So I did what I always do when I want to try something new and started stalking Instagram to find a few Australian brands to try out and picked Hello Hair, Nkd Body and Hair and Me.
I’m going to give you a little bit of information about each product and then get into what I do/didn’t like about them.
First up I ordered Hello Hair because my housemate is obsessed with it. They have two options, the normal hydrating mask and the hydrating mask island escape edition. I opted for the island escape just because my housemate has the original. The original costs $15 and island escape is $18 and both are 100g and you should get four uses out of each packet. Island escape contains pomegranate seed oil, grape seed oil, argan oil, olive oil, olive leaf extract and castor oil. The original contains a lot less oils but also has sweet almond oil so is not nut allergy friendly, unlike island escape. Island escape smells like lime, grapefruit, vanilla and coconut.
As Hello Hair is all oils you will need to stick it in the fridge for about half an hour in summer to make it more into a cream and easier to work with. In winter it will harder and you just need to massage the packet between your hands to warm it up. Hello Hair is supposed to help with dandruff and dry skin conditions as well as soften you hair and promote hair growth. Hello Hair suggests you do one treatment a week, two if your hair is really damaged. You apply Hello Hair to dry hair, leave in for half an hour and then wash out with shampoo and conditioner. Hello Hair has free shipping Australia wide, $3.50 and item to New Zealand and $5 an item to the rest of the world. Shipping takes 2 – 10 days to get to you if you live in Australia and between 4 – 20 for the rest of the world. Hello Hair is to be stored in a cool dark place.
Next is Nkd Body and I’ve been wanting to try it out ever since Brittney Saunders launched the site and I finally did! Nkd Body does a citrus mask and costs $16.95 for 100g. It contains argan oil, pawpaw leave extract, green tea extract, orange peel oil and lime oil and as the name states, smells like citrus. You should get four masks out of each packet as well and last three months. Nkd Body suggests using once a week, twice with damaged hair and is to be applied to freshly washed or just damp hair. You leave in for 5 – 10 minutes and then just rinse off with warm water. Nkd Body does free Australian shipping and turns up in 5 days, while New Zealand has a $3 shipping fee per item and rest of the world has a $5 fee. International shipping will take about 2 weeks.
Last but not least is Hair and Me which I bought after it being suggested by another beauty blogger on Instagram. Their rejuvenation treatment is $19.95 for 90ml and contains extra virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil, macadamia oil and sweet almond oil and has a strong macadamia smell to it. Hair and Me is not suitable for people with nut allergies. You’ll get roughly four treatments out of a packet from Hair and Me as well. Hair and Me is also an oil product so you will need to stick it in the fridge for about half an hour in summer to make it more into a cream and easier to work with. In winter it will harder and you just need to massage the packet between your hands to warm it up. You apply Hair and Me to damp hair and wash out with shampoo and conditioner after 30- 45 minutes. Hair and Me is also to be stored in a cool dark place and will last three months. As with the other masks it is recommended to be used once a week, two if your hair is really damaged. Hair and Me is supposed to help with dandruff and dry scalp conditions as well. Hair and Me does free shipping in Australia. They also do have international shipping but it is weight based and depends on where you live.
All three products are cruelty free, can be used on extensions and will last you for 3 months.
Testing Out The Products.
Each product came with their own set of instructions so for the purpose of the blog post I followed those instructions.
Hello Hair is designed to be used on dry hair and to be left on for half an hour and then washed out with shampoo and conditioner. I found this mask to be the most practical to use, just because I didn’t have to get in the shower to dampen my hair first. Once the half hour was up I jumped in the shower and washed my hair twice with shampoo to get all of the mask out and then conditioned it. Once dry Hello Hair left my hair super soft and smooth.
Nkd Body was probably my most favourite to test out because of its citrus fragrance and from seeing all the rave reviews by some of my favourite Instagram ladies. Nkd body is to be applied to damp or just shampood hair so i chucked on a face mask, jumped in the shower, did a quick shampoo, twisted my hair to get rid of the excess water and then applied the mask. Nkd Body said to leave the mask in for 10 – 15 minutes so I chose to do the full 15. Once the 15 minutes was up I rinsed it out with warm water. Once my hair was dry it was once again nice and smooth and left my hair with a faint citrus smell.
Hair and Me.
Hair and Me is probably the most time consuming mask as it is recommended to leave in for 45 minutes and it also has to be applied to damp hair. So I hopped on the shower, wet my hair, wrung it out and applied the mask. 45 minutes later I washed it out with shampoo and conditioned. Hair and Me left my hair the softest once it was dry.
Overall all 3 masks are nice to use and help your hair and I recommend them all. However I will only be continuing to purchase Hello Hair and Nkd Body as I have psoriasis on my scalp and the Hair and Me mask irritated it. I did try it out a couple of times just to make sure that it was in fact the mask. Also, I did make sure to use the same shampoo and conditioner with each mask and I let my hair air dry as I’ve recently had part of my hair dyed blonde and I’m using very little heating products.
Have you used any of these products before?