Regular readers will be familiar with my Sunday pampering routine, when I like to indulge with hair & face masks. I recently tried the Lavera Repair & Care Intense Treatment (for hair) and wanted to share my thoughts, not least because I never would have tried this product had it not been sent to me for review.
Lavera Repair & Care Intense Treatment is described as a deeply nourishing & repairing hair mask that is enriched with rose and plant keratin to replenish & hydrate dry and damaged hair. It is silicone free and suitable for vegans.
Whilst the mask includes good quality ingredients such as avocado and macadamia oils along with oat, peach & sweet almond extracts, the dated packaging means that it wouldn't appeal to me if I saw it on a shop shelf.
That said, I appreciated the functionality of the tube dispenser, which allows the rich cream formula to be dispensed in a controlled manner. The directions were clear & easy to follow and I liked the convenience afforded by the fact that the mask gets to work in just 3 minutes. Despite the rich texture, I found it easy to work the mask into my hair. A little goes a long way.
Given the inclusion of rose within the formula, I had anticipated a strong, feminine fragrance. In all honesty, I felt that the mask smelt like baby wipes! It wasn't an offensive fragrance but nor was it particularly indulgent. Regardless, I couldn't notice the scent in my hair once it had been dried & styled.
After three minutes, I found the rinsability of the mask to be average.
Following use, I was highly impressed with the results of Lavera Repair & Care Intense Treatment. Whilst I try to ignore preconceptions when trialling products, I really hadn't expected to like this mask (largely down to the dated, worthy packaging- which shows that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover!) and didn't expect it to be particularly results driven. My hair was left looking smoothed and healthy. It felt wonderfully soft but was manageable & easy to style. Whilst I didn't notice any improvement in shine, my fine hair wasn't weighed down.
At just £5.91 for 125ml, I feel that Lavera Repair & Care Intense Treatment is a reasonably priced way to treat hair and I'd recommend checking it out.