The Great Mask Off: PHYTO Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask

Friday 22 August 2014

I am in the quest for the perfect hair mask...and after trying three I have come close, but no cigar.  This Phyto mask was probably my least favourite.  While it comes in a pretty gold package, it smells and feels like Elmer's glue.  In the name of (hair) science I put it in my hair and didn't notice much.

I was hoping it would make my hair healthier and shinier, but I found it left my hair with a bit of a matted texture.  I will admit that the next day my hair seemed marginally better, but not good enough to merit using it again.  I will be returning this mask to Sephora.

"A staple at top salons, this aromatic formula is enriched with jojoba oil and guar gum to instantly moisturize, soften, and detangle without weighing hair down. A unique concentration of angelica root extract (75%) and sweet orange essential oil give hair manageability, shine, and a look of vitality and elasticity."

It looks like mashed banana cream and smells and has the consistency of school glue.  Gross.

After shampooing my hair as usual I worked this mask through my hair and left it alone for 5 minutes while I sat at the bottom of the shower and shaved my legs.  I followed the following instructions to a T:

Suggested Usage:
-On wet hair, distribute product with a wide-toothed comb, from roots to ends.
-Leave on for two to five minutes, depending on hair's thickness.
-Rinse thoroughly.

I usually am a huge fan of Phyto products so I will give their other mask a shot.  I wanted to love this product so badly, and had such high hopes but at the end of the day it just isn't right for me. I am really disappointed by this.  I think that next time I will try Moroccan Oil brand mask, and pure coconut oil.

If you are interested in purchasing this mask you can do so here:  PHYTO Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask

Do you have any suggestions for quality hair masks for long hair girls?

1 comment:

  1. Aw, I had high hopes for it too. Phyto tends to have really promising products!