I like to treat my tresses on a weekly or fortnightly basis by using a hair mask. Whilst I have my favourites, I tend to switch it up as I enjoy trying different masks and I've recently been trialling The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter, which the company describes as a luxuriously rich and intensive deep conditioning treatment that leaves hair soft, glossy and tangle-free.
The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter appealed to me as a hair butter sounded like something a little different but essentially, it is simply a hair mask, albeit one which is free from silicones and parabens.
It will come as no surprise that I disliked the tub packaging and this was furthered by the fact that I felt that the functionality of a tube presentation would have lent itself well to the rich cream formula. That said, I appreciated the clear directions which were easy to follow and what's more, I liked the convenience afforded by the mask getting to work in just five minutes.
The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter contains honey and olive oil along with pracaxi oil and manketti nut oil and this is apparent in the scent, which is comforting and nutty. I found it easy to work the mask through my hair and it was also relatively easy to rinse out.
Following use, I was disappointed to note that rather than being left with tangle-free hair, my tresses were more tangled than normal. Equally, once I'd dried and styled my hair, it wasn't particularly smoothed and frizz & flyaways were worse than I'd normally experience. That said, my fine hair felt soft and thicker than usual, without being weighed down. It had a healthy movement, volume & bounce and looked fairly shiny.
Despite being relatively affordable at £8 for 200ml, I'd be unlikely to repurchase The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter simply because it isn't one of my favourites and I don't feel that it completely delivers on the claims.