My hair is really thick and long, and it was not looking good. After years of using heat and dying it, my hair looked like hay. I had everything, from breakage to split ends. I’ve always enjoyed doing my makeup but I have always dreaded doing my hair. Back in high school, I used to straighten my hair every day because it was so difficult to manage. I didn’t think about the repercussions of using heat on my hair every day I just wanted my hair to look good. Although I don’t use heat on my hair as often anymore the damage has already been done. I was not aware of how damaged my hair looked until people started telling me that my hair could use a mask. I remember looking in the mirror and thinking, “yikes, what happened?” I was in desperate need of a miracle. I started putting my hair up in a ponytail so people wouldn’t pay attention to how my hair looked.
I needed a complete hair transformation and the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask did just that. I heard about this product, from beauty vloggers Tati Westbrook and Kathleen Lights. Tati describes this product as magical and Kathleen has said this is her, “favourite hair mask ever.”
It won the 2018 Allure Reader’s Choice Award for Best Conditioner and now I know why. This product is meant for people with dry, damaged, and chemically treated hair and I definitely fit that category. It claims that it will make your hair feel hydrated, look vibrant, and replenish your damaged hair. In just one month of using this product, I started seeing a difference in my hair. My hair felt healthy and hydrated again! After using this product for over six months now my hair feels even more soft and luscious. I have even noticed a decrease in breakage in my hair. My co-worked even noticed how vibrant my hair was starting to look. I usually use it twice a week an apply it on my ends and let it sit in my hair for 10-15 minutes while I’m relaxing in the bath.
What’s even better is that the majority of this conditioner is made with natural ingredients. This product is not made with any harsh sulfates, phthalates, parabens, silicones, DEA, or artificial dyes. Instead, this conditioner is rich in oils and b-vitamins. It’s always great to have some kind of oil in your hair products because oil can help moisturize your hair, make it feel soft, and keep it shiny. B-vitamins provide nutrients and biotin helps with hair growth. I personally don’t love the smell but it’s not terrible. It’s also sulfate-free which is great because sulfate can strip the hair of its natural oils and colour.
The 237 mL bottle is $46.00 CAD at Sephora, it’s definitely pricey but it’s worth every penny. I would even pay more for this product if I had too. If you are hesitant about trying new products on your hair then you can always try the mini size just to see how you like it. As for me, I’m currently on my third bottle. I never thought I could fall in love with a conditioner, but I guess there really is a first time for everything.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, $46.00 CAD, Sephora