Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Perfectly Pampered

Perfectly Pampered spa hair mask
Perfectly Pampered spa hair mask
Perfectly Pampered spa hair mask in Orange oil
Montagne Jeunesse, Perfectly Pampered spa hair mask RRP £1.09*

As a member of 'BBloggers Unite', I was recently given the opportunity to review one of the Montagne Jeunesse 'Perfectly Pampered' hair masks.  The mask I received was the 'orange oil' one, a calming conditioner.

I don't think that I have ever used a hair mask prior to this... maybe when I was little and used to pick up odd bits and bobs in Superdrug/Boots when I went shopping.. so this was more of a first go at using one of these.

I was pleasantly surprised by the orange scent -- I have recently been using a face mask by Apivita which I received in my Glossybox a while back and the orange fragrance to that is very strong, especially to be left on my face for a good ten minutes.  I was assuming the hair mask would have a similar scent but it's a lot more tame.  I also tried to show how the colour matches the scent in the last photo but I couldn't squeeze too much of the product to the top as I was taking photos on my duvet...sorry!  But you can get the general gist of what the product looked like, I hope.

The packaging states that you can 'treat your hair with this luxurious conditioning mask.  Nourishing orange oil penetrates deep down to treat lifeless and brittle hair.  Unwind as the treatment fights the harmful effects of pollution to leave locks with an intensive healthy shine'.  I tried this mask out on my hair when it hadn't been conditioned the previous day, so I used this in place of my Herbal Essences 'Hello Hydration' conditioner.  I also did a sensitivity test before I put it anywhere near my head -- I never do the patch test with hair dye *slaps wrist* but this was slightly different as it said I only needed to leave it on my skin for five minutes to see if a reaction occurred (rather than the night before that I would have to apply it for hair dye...).  No reaction occurred -- hoorah! -- so I was able to continue with my trial.

To start with, I followed the instructions and shampoo'd my hair as normal, followed by a quick rinse.  I then added the mask and smoothed it throughout my hair, from roots to tips.  After the product was thoroughly massaged in, I left it for just over five minutes to let the mask work its magic as 'the moisture rich active ingredients penetrate hair'.  And once I had waited a little while, I was able to rinse it out and I have to say, I could instantly feel how silky my hair had become as I was running my fingers through it to get rid of all the product.  This silkiness stayed even after towel drying and I could really smell the orange scent that had locked into my hair -- it really did do what it said on the packaging! I'm very impressed!

I couldn't actually find this exact product on the Montagne Jeunesse website, but I found this hair mask on another site for £1.09.. which is very affordable in my opinion!  If you like to give your hair a bit of a change of products every now and again, I think this kind of thing is great.  I personally prefer to stick to my Herbal Essences products -- I think it's largely because I don't like sachet packaging and prefer to use a bottle.  But the Montagne Jeunesse hair masks would be really ideal for anybody going on holiday and doesn't want to have to cart round too many bottles in their luggage!  It also says on the packaging that you can use this mask two-three times a week as it is gentle enough to use as a regular conditioner, so for those of you that don't particularly want to wash your hair excessively whilst you're away, this would be very practical.  If this product was able to buy in the form of a bottle, I would certainly be buying it now!

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