Monday, March 14, 2016

Review: Hask Coconut Oil Hair Care Collection



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Review: Hask Coconut Oil Hair Care Collection - shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner and shine treatment oil


For me 2015 has been the year of the... hair. After decades of just using random shampoos and despair over the state of my mane, I started testing line after line of drugstore to high-end hair care in the hope of understanding what works for me and what doesn't. I learnt a lot, mostly that my hair loves keratin, but that it also needs extreme nourishment to contain the straw appearance of my dry tips.

A few months ago I tried the Keratin line by Hask and I was seduced by the affordable yet high-quality brand, so I didn't hesitate when I was offered to test their Coconut Oil line. The range is enriched with Monoi, a beauty staple for women in Tahiti, an island in French Polynesia (South Pacific), that consists of coconut oil infused with local gardenia flowers (tiaré). I love Monoi, I've used the pure thing a lot since my childhood because I have an uncle who lives in Tahiti (no, I've never had a chance to visit unfortunately!), and he would bring back bottles for the women in my family whenever he came back to mainland France. Monoi is fragrant and rich, and it nourishes and repairs hair and skin while softening and soothing the dryness caused by seawater and sun.

Hask Coconut Oil line doesn't smell like pure Monoi, there is a hint of coconut and white flowers, but the scent here is lighter and a lot sweeter, almost fruity. Considering the properties of its star ingredient, the line is supposed to moisturize and revitalize, so it's perfect for damaged, dry and limp hair like mine. All the products in the range are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, drying alcohol, artificial colors, and yeah, gluten (although gluten only affects the digestive tract, and I hope you don't drink your shampoos, but whatever) and they are made in Canada. There are four products in the line, let's take a closer look at each one of them!

Review: Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Hair Care Collection - shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner and shine treatment oil



The shampoo lathers well, so a little goes a long way. It feels very gentle, and that impression is confirmed when you look at the ingredients list: none of the usual harsh detergents like SLS that strip the hair of moisture in this one! On the contrary, it contains a variety of plant oils, including of course coconut.
It leaves my hair soft and it's not drying at all. Because it's so gentle however I have to shampoo my hair a little more often than usual, as my roots get oily a bit faster.

Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shampoo ingredients list
Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shampoo ingredients list



This one does a good job at softening my hair and helps with tangles, although it's not nearly enough to allow a comb through my long, dry hair. Being on the thicker side, I find it hard to get it out of the bottle. I really have to squeeze and shake furiously, and the bottle is still almost full!

Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Conditioner ingredients list
Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Conditioner ingredients list



The Deep Conditioner feels like an intense version of the Conditioner. It comes in a little packet that I wish was resealable, because there's much more than one serving in there (Hask also sells it in a larger tube for just $3 more). It's quite thick and gel-like, so it's easy to spread evenly and it won't drip while in my hair. That's good because you have to let it sit for 10 minutes! It softens my hair nicely and helps with detangling a little more than the regular Conditioner.

Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner ingredients list
Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner ingredients list



Hands down my favorite product in the line! Don't let the size of the vial fool you: you only need a tiny amount each time so it's actually going to last quite a while, making this product a steal at only $2.99! It doesn't make my hair look oily at all, unless I apply way too much (I tried once, in the name of science).
This is a leave-in product that you apply to wet hair after shampooing and conditioning, avoiding the roots. You CAN apply it to dry hair, but it's a lot harder to spread evenly. It makes detangling very easy, it adds a lot of shine and it controls frizz quite well. This last step is really what makes my hair shiny and manageable!


Overall

This Coconut Oil line is a good choice for someone with dry or damaged hair. As usual with Hask the price tags are wallet-friendly, and if you were to try only one product it should be the Oil Shine Treatment!


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The product featured in this review was sent by the brand's PR for consideration. I received no compensation other than free samples to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.



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