Essential Nuance Airy Intensive Hair Mask

What: Essential’s Nuance Airy Intensive Hair Mask contains Advance Cuticle Care Technology that provides concentrated repair care, while High Purity Honey moisturises and improves hair manageability. Shea Butter repairs dryness and polyglycerin protects your locks from heat damage from styling tools.

The mask promises to moisturise damaged, tangled hair and give it a soft and bouncy finish.

Essential Nuance Airy Intensive Hair Mask retails at $9.90 and is available at all leading supermarkets and pharmacies.

Review: For years, I’ve been plagued with tangled and damaged hair – a couple of home dye jobs has left the ends of my hair dry and difficult to manage.

Contained in a cheery pink jar, the honey-scented hair mask had a slightly thicker and waxier consistency than most hair masks. After shampooing, I scooped out enough product (the size of two fifty-cent coins) and spread it through the ends of my medium-length hair.

I let it sit for about three minutes, before rinsing it off with warm water. When I rinsed the hair mask off, my hair felt smooth and silky; and I was able to run my fingers through it easily.

After letting my hair air dry, my tresses felt softer and smoother. I found less knots in my hair; but inevitably, it still got tangled once in awhile.

I also noticed that my usually flat and straight hair had more body and volume. The “soft and bouncy” effect would probably be more noticeable on someone with curly hair, and the formulation was thick enough to feel nourishing yet light enough not to weigh my oily hair down.

What I liked most was that the Essential Nuance Airy Hair Mask also kept my hair smelling yummy all day – I had Korean barbecue for dinner and while my hair did smell like meat and smoke, the sweet scent of the hair mask remained and could still be detected by my friends.

Rating: 3/5