Today’s sample came in my August Birchbox, it is the Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment. This was a great sample size and I was able to get 3 uses out of it, I have shoulder length hair. My hair isn’t particularly dry but it is coarse and wavy, and I use masks frequently to keep it from getting frizzy. Living Proof products are sulfate, paraben and silicon free and pretty expensive in my opinion. I have used a few of their products before and wasn’t blown away by their performance, there are more affordable brands that are formulated with very good ingredients. Anyway, this mask claims to reduce damage from styling by up to 95%, restores moisture levels to that of undamaged/healthy hair and protect from future damage. The recommended use is 1-2 times a week after shampooing, it only needs to be left on for 5 minutes and the site states that the results are the same if left on any longer.
I used the mask 3 times, over roughly 3 weeks time with my regular hair routine and it was OK – again, I wasn’t blown away. The brand recommends that you use this in tandem with the other Restore products which I did not do and perhaps this would have improved my results but who knows. It definitely conditioned my hair well and improved the texture but the results didn’t last very long, and were fairly minimal. This product didn’t seem any more or less potent than some of my regular conditioners – I was definitely expecting something more. It smells nice and was easy to use but there is no way that I would drop $42 on the full size tub (8 ounces) as I just didn’t see results.
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