This is what it says on the L’oreal website:
For long, damaged hair
Enriched with protein and Castor Oil
Self-heating hair treatment
Nourished lengths and tips with conditioning ingredients
YOUR NEW CARE RITUAL IN 2 STEPS:
Step 1: Balm enriched with vegetal protein & castor oil, and leaves the hair feeling immediately nourished.
Step 2: A tissue cap infused with a self-heating lotion.
How To Use:
1. Open section 1 (intensive balm).
2. Apply the balm onto hair that has been shampooed, towel-dried and brushed.
3. Open section 2 (tissue cap).
4. Wrap your hair on top of your head, put the tissue cap on and then gently massage your scalp.
5. Leave the cap on for 10 mins.
6. Remove cap and rinse hair thoroughly.
Long Hair Tip:
Before putting the tissue cap on, brush your hair to ensure the balm is applied evenly.
So, taking care of my hair is very important to me, and I do like heating masks, but I don’t always want to spend alot of money of them, so I figured I’d give this a go since I’ve had good experience with L’oreal hairproducts before, but this is not one of them.
Now, my hair is quite long, but since they say that this is for long hair, I expected it to be enough product in the package, but I would’ve had to use two packs to cover my hair, and that doesn’t make alot of sense to me. Of course, I did follow the directions, and I did brush through my hair after I applied it, but it stil wasn’t enough for me, and that is the first thing that threw me off.
However, I figured that if it actually nourished my hair and made it feel softer, I would’ve been OK with it, but, sadly, this made my hair feel dry and brittle, and that’s just not OK.
Now, I do know that this is a cheaper product, and I am aware that it wouldn’t make my spilt ends magically disappear, I mean, nothing other than a haircut would do that, but I’ve never tried anything that has made my hair feel like that. Not even when I used to bleach and color my hair it felt that bad, so this is a huge pass for me.
Now, when it comes to the fact that this is a heating mask, I expected it to heat up, at least a little bit, but I didn’t feel anything. My fiance on the other hand did say that it heated up a little bit on her, but I guess that’s just because she has short hair, and because of that it was enough product in the pack for her, so it might heat up better if you have short/medium lenght hair.
But I also have to mention that it was a pain in the a*s to rinse out. I gave up after 10 minutes and I had to shampoo my hair to get it out completly, and it really shouldn’t be that difficult in my oppinion.
So, overall I don’t recommend this product, and I’d much rather spend more money on something that’ll actually do something good for my hair.
This is available on amazon for £5.99