Tuesday, March 15, 2016

HASK Mint Almond Oil Thickening Hair Care Collection Review

I remember when so many people were talking about HASK
as the lower priced option to Moroccan Oil haircare.  
Granted, that was at least 4 years ago and this brand
has expanded their haircare lines tremendously. 

Hask sent me three full sized bottles from their newer Mint Almond Oil Thickening Hair Care Collection.  This included the Shampoo, Conditioner and Root Thickening Spray, all packaged in 
an adorable drawstring bag. 
This brand is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors,
which is great for people trying to take a more natural route with their hair care. 

After a couple of weeks of using these products, 
I've developed an opinion on each item, both as a collection and on its own. 

So let's start with the products individually:

Almond Oil Thickening Shampoo: ($5.99)

This is a thick formula product, which you can very easily rub into your hair.  
It sits like a hair mask, due to its thickness but does lather quite nicely. 
I find that sulfate free shampoos leave my hair generally flat, as I have an oily scalp. 
But this one didn't do that.  Most days with sulfate free haircare, I'm lucky if I can get to 2pm without my bangs looking like I rubbed them with butter, BUT this shampoo really didn't do that. 
Out of the three products, I would probably not buy this product just because I switch my shampoos often depending on what I've done to my hair for the week.  I prefer to spend a little more on my styling and conditioner. That said, my hair DID have volume, and didn't lay flat. 

Almond Oil Thickening Conditioner: ($5.99)

This conditioner was also very thick, and I found that I preferred to apply it on the ends of my hair, but that is something I do all the time with any conditioner.  I used it about once a week, which due to the thickness of the product, created a really nice conditioning mask.  My hair wasn't weighed down, but that was also due to me using a sparing amount, you can go overboard with it and look like you applied oil on your scalp.  
This bottle will last me a while, but I'd purchase it again because it is a worthwhile investment to my hair routine. 

Almond Oil Root Thickening Spray: 
I was afraid of this at first.  Put oil and root in the same name and it's like 
*hit the breaks*
But once I shook the bottle really well, spritzed it on my hair,
it was like a texturizing spray. 
I love it. 
The product says to use it on damp hair and blow dry/ style but I really liked using this on second day hair to restyle my hair.   
It's not tacky, it's more like a cross between a hairspray and dry shampoo. 
This was my absolute favorite of the trio, and would highly recommend picking this up, but as of now, I can't seem to find this particular product in ANY online retailer!? 
Let me know if you spot it!

As a Collection:
I don't believe I would purchase the entire collection, 
as I switch my shampoo often. But the bottom line is that I would seek out the Root Thickener for sure, and would recommend it to my friends 100%

The Scent:
I just had to throw this in as a category, the scent is AMAZING! 
It's like a light marzipan with a mix of peppermint and spearmint. 
It's fresh, without feeling sickly, or sticky. 

These products are available at Harmon Discount, Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Walgreens, ULTA, Target and more!

*I was sent these products by Hask in exchange for an honest review.*