Previous reviews of Trevor Sorbie products here on Skin Deep haven't been the most positive (click here for a review of the Beautiful Brunette Warm Rich Intensive Treatment and here for a review of the Beautifully Straightened Heat Defence Blow Dry Spray) so I didn't have particularly high expectations when it came to trying the Frizz Free Repair Mask.
Trevor Sorbie Frizz Free Repair Mask is described as having an extra moisturising formula with Avocado oil to replenish dry, damaged hair and leave it super soft, healthy and shiny. I have fine hair which I'd describe as being in normal condition rather than dry or damaged. However, as it is prone to breakage and moderate frizz, I try to care for my hair using oils and occasional masks. So, what did I think of the Trevor Sorbie Frizz Free Repair Mask?
It will come as little surprise that I didn't like the plastic tub packaging. I'd have preferred the functionality of a tube. From an aesthetic point of view, the bright turquoise packaging might help to catch my eye if I saw it on a shop shelf. I didn't like that the instructions for use were difficult to find as I like to be able to see at a glance how long to leave a mask on for. I eventually located them on a lift up sticker on the base of the tub. Having said this, I liked the inclusion of the Salon Stylist Top Tip on the side of the tub which reiterated the "salon approved" message.
In the tub, the mask has a very strong, synthetic fragrance which reminded me of cleaning products, however, during use I found the scent to be quite pleasant, and I'd describe it as fresh and floral. Either way, I couldn't detect any scent in my hair once it was dried and styled.
Trevor Sorbie Frizz Free Repair Mask has a very thick, rich texture which means that a little goes a long way- the tub will last and last. I found it easy to work through my hair and I appreciated the convenience of only having to leave the mask on for 3- 5 minutes. I was concerned that the rich texture would make it difficult to wash out so I was impressed at the relative ease with which I was able to rinse my hair.
Following use, my hair was left feeling extremely soft. It looked healthy, with noticeably improved shine. I was impressed that my fine hair wasn't weighed down despite the rich formula of the mask but instead, had a healthy bounce and movement.
My hair had a smoother finish than it usually does and whilst there was still some fluffiness and a little frizz that needed taming, I felt that my hair was nourished.
I was pleasantly surprised by Trevor Sorbie Frizz Free Repair Mask and am keen to try out more of the products in the line. At £5.99 for 200ml, the mask is an affordable option which I'd recommend.