I got a sample of this hair mask in one of my BYOB boxes last year, but I didn’t get a chance to try it until now (mostly because I usually forget to use hair masks). My hair becomes less frizzy in winter, but it also becomes dryer and more brittle that at any other time of the year. That lead me to finally start going through my stash of hair masks in search of help. Beauty Protector Protect & Treat was one of the first ones I reached for. Hair mask that does not consist of mostly silicones is a rare beast and always attracts my attention. Plus, I love scent of Beauty Protector products, so they are a delight to use.
I got two uses out of the little sample jar. After shampooing my hair I applied the mask from midshaft of my hair through the ends, covered my hair with a shower cap and let the mask do it’s work. After 10-15 minutes I thoroughly rinsed of the mask, and styled my hair as usual (with leave-in condition and curling cream, if anyone wanted to know). The reason I go into this much detail is that there are several ways to use hair masks – it is recommended to keep them on up to 20 minutes for deep conditioning, it is also recommended to sit under hood dryer or wrap a towel around your head as warmth is supposed to make mask more effective. I didn’t do either of those things. I did stay in my bathroom which was quite warm and steamy. I don’t know if any of these variables affected my results, but I didn’t really like them. I liked that the mask didn’t feel oily or heavy on application, it sort of “sank” into my hair. I also like that was easy to rinse of and didn’t have silicon-y slip to it. However, it didn’t seem to make much of a difference for my hair.
Bottom Line: Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask did not work for me. I don’t think it a bad product, but it’s definitely not for me.