Hello My Lovelies
I had always loved the smooth and straight texture of my hair but too many chemical treatments and coloring episodes later I simply couldn’t recognize my hair any longer. It became dry, frizzy and because I live in Kolkata which is horribly humid…My hair took on terrifying shapes each morning and some of these actually wanted to make me cry. I began spending a bomb on hair spas ( temporary results), parlor products ( terribly expensive) and whatever else I could get my hands on. This is when I decided to give Argan and Mango Butter Masque (Pre Shampoo Hair Spa) by Juicy Chemistry a shot too…My aim was simple frizz control and dryness control. Plus I really like the brand Juicy Chemistry…had tried Rosehip Cell Reconstruction serum before and it was great.
Basic Info of Juicy Chemistry Argan and Mango Butter Masque (Pre Shampoo Hair Spa)
Price: Rs 300/- for 30 gms and Rs 650/- for 70 gms (you can get it for lower prices on amazon and on shopping deals)
The bottle cover and the box talks about simplified skincare with completely natural ingredients. I couldn’t spot any chemicals in the ingredient list.
The Argan and Mango Butter Masque (Pre Shampoo Hair Spa) has Argan Oil (plumps up damaged and brittle hair and reduces frizz), Shea Butter (adds lots of shine and restraints flyaways) and Mango butter (this kills anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory). Rosemary, Chamomile, Cedarwood oils are the other ingredients.
My Experience with Argan and Mango Butter Masque (Pre Shampoo Hair Spa)
I had used many more expensive and heartily recommended hair masques before and while some worked…Some simply burned a hole in my pocket. This is one of the most pleasant experiences with a hair masque that I have had. The packaging is pretty and comes with a wooden wee spoon (unfortunately I managed to lose this in 5 days). The round flattish container doesn’t leak and I can easily pour a small amount of hair masque (actually looks like very heavy oil) on my palm without overspilling. The container is travel-friendly…I have carried it with me on trips with zero spillage. The shape of the container….could have been prettier but that was the least of my concerns.
For applying this masque…I have short hair so needed only a little quantity. Took the liquid in my palm and applied on my hair just as one massage a serum. Started from the ends and went up to the roots. My hair is fine and not very thick and the masque weighed it down immediately…did not leave it on for an hour or half an hour…I just waited for 20 minutes before showering and shampooing with a herbal shampoo. The product emits a bordering on pungent Amrutanjan fragrance which I didn’t like much…
It worked fine… Smoothing out the rough texture and restored my hair to 90% of its former glory. However… Its effect lasts for about 3 to 4 days (at least for me) and I apply it once in 7 days usually. As a pre-styling masque, it works great… I used it before shampooing and then mildly ironed to achieve perfectly straight and sleek hair.
The texture is rather heavy and once my hair looked really flat after I over applied …You have to be really careful with the amount you apply…Trial runs are in order. Also shampoo thoroughly the product doesn’t wash off easily
Overall Performance of Argan and Mango Butter Masque (Pre Shampoo Hair Spa)
The USP of the Argan and Mango Butter Masque (Pre Shampoo Hair Spa) is its affordable price and good performance. After experimenting a lot in the hair masque category I can say that there is no masque in the world that can dramatically repair hair. For instant yet temporary results…This is a good affordable option.
However neither was my hair was permanently smoothened and neither does the effect stay for ages …hair was instantly smoothened and manageable though. Wish the fragrance was a little milder so that I didn’t have to bear the “am Rutan Jan” effect for a long time so that’s an obvious disadvantage!!
Would I recommend?
I might repurchase unless one of my future experiments turn out to be even better. As of now, this saved me a lot of money…costs much less than a hair spa and delivers almost equal results. A must buy for those of you who are searching for an affordable hair masque. Perfect for those suffering from humidity induced frizz…or have dry and damaged hair.