Sunday 5 October 2014

For Beautiful Tresses: VS Sassoon & Loreal Hair Products Review


Today's reviews are on conditioners and hair mask (^o^ /)

If you've seen photos I've posted on my blog/Facebook/Instagram, you may have noticed my signature messy hair. I wash my hair everyday and usually condition for 1-2 times a week, given if I didn't forget/get lazy. This didn't help much in taming my unruly mane. When I was working part time, my GBF would always make remarks about it but only recent months I have found the secret to manageably smooth hair.

My friends were discussing about hair care and when I told them about my twice-a-week-5-minutes-leave-on conditioning that didn't help, they suggested daily hair conditioning for 1 minute.

That's when I decided to pump up my hair care effort and stock up on more hair conditioners. As an extra exercise, together with my VS Sassoon (a.k.a. Vidal Sassoon) Hair Conditioner, I also bought the VS Sassoon Intensive Hair Mask.

VS Sassoon Hair Conditioner & VS Sassoon Intense Hair Mask

VS Sassoon Hair Conditioner & VS Sassoon Intense Hair Mask

Packaging-wise, they're not the most stunning design.. For both conditioner and hair mask, the textures are silky smooth with light, with salon-ish fragrant.

VS Sassoon Hair Conditioner close up

I applied this after my usual shampooing then washing my face while I wait for the conditioner to sink in. My hair felt instantly smootherlighter and flowy. I can feel my hair bouncing lightly with every movement LOL (*≥▽≤*)

By day 3, it is manageably smoother and in the following weeks, straighter.

For once to twice a week, I whipped the hair mask onto my hair after the conditioning and leave it for a minute or so. The result is ultra smooth and light feeling that lasts up to 2 to 3 days max.

VS Sassoon Intense Hair Mask close up

The BIG question: Is it necessary to use a hair mask if the result's pretty much similar?

Well, it isn't exactly similar. From my homework, I found out that conditioner targets the surface of the hair while the hair masks acts as a deep conditioning, targeting the inner structure of the hair. In other words, adding hair mask to your hair care routine means giving your hair the goodness inside out. Conditioner is to be used first so as to allow the mask to be absorbed better.

Here's the progression on how my hair improved in just 2 month's into using VS Sassoon's products. Photos taken from my Instagram because I'm too lazy to snap anew. Recent photo was just days ago btw.

Week 1, EWWWW_ 2 months later, YAYYY!!

2 months trial on VS Sassoon Hair Conditioner & VS Sassoon Intense Hair Mask

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Loreal Keratin Smooth 72Hours Hair Conditioner

Recently when my VS Sassoon hair conditioner ran out, I bought this new Loreal Keratin Smooth Hair Conditioner which I happen to spot on Facebook.

Stole this illustration from Loreal Paris Malaysia's FB page. Love it lots!

Loreal Keratin Smooth Hair Conditioner

The bright and pretty packaging of this Loreal Keratin Smooth range stole my heart! Super love it!

So what exactly makes this conditioner different? Apparently hair losses Keratin with every wash so imagine how washing everyday can damage the hair structure! For that, Loreal Keratin Smooth Hair Conditioner comes with breakthrough Micro Keratin Technology, it claims to "fill in flaws and smooth each strands" with long lasting results up to 72 hours!

Loreal Keratin Smooth Hair Conditioner

This conditioner spreads easily onto the hair and gives off a very strong fruity scent that lingers for a few hours after bath. The scent reminded me that of Herbal Essence conditioner (another favorite conditioner for moisturizing hair), but much more strong-smelling.

Loreal Keratin Smooth Hair Conditioner close up

Since yesterday was my first trial using this conditioner, I can't say exactly that my hair felt instantly smoother. One very noticeable result is they do felt stronger and more manageable. I notice too that my bangs stays in place longer unlike when using VS Sassoon, they tend to curl at the end of the day when my hair turn a tad greasy.

Perhaps this conditioner's your choice for hair styling day (^▽^)

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