Davines NouNou Pak Hair Nourishing Repairing Mask Review

Not too long ago I shared my revised and simplified hair care regimen. It seems I’ve been able to nail down the hair care products (shampoo, conditioners and stylers) that work very well for my hair.

However, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy trying the occasional new product 🙂

I was sent Davines NouNou Pak Nourishing Repairing Hair Mask with Olive Butter for dry brittle hair to review. Before I share the pros and cons of this product, let’s take a look at what the manufacturer has to share on this hair mask. Let’s start with the most important…Ingredients!

INGREDIENTS: Cherry oil, Olive Butter, Rhizobian gum

That is ALL the ingredients that Davines shares on their website. What’s up with that?

Maybe Davines is keeping their ingredients hush hush to protect their proprietary blend but here’s my problem with that. “How the heck are consumers supposed to know what we are buying if you don’t share the FULL list of ingredients??”

Now, the ingredients may be listed in full on the product labels but since I received a trial size, I can’t read those ingredients because they are too small to be seen!

Anyway, ingredients aside, here’s more info from the manufacturer:

A complete treatment offering everything dry and brittle hair needs: nourishment, moisture and protection. A nourishing and repairing mask that also contrasts the static effect which causes fly-away hair, making it easier to brush.


Evenly apply a suitable amount of product on washed damp hair. Leave to work for 10 to 15 minutes, comb through, then rinse.


While I do not know the exact formulation of this mask, based on using it a fewtimes I’d say it is TheBombdotCom. Yes, ladies I can’t get enough of it. 

Pending review of the ingredient label, I need to get a full size container for future use ASAP! Especially now that we have officially entered the dry weather months.

I was experiencing VERY dry hair after being stuck in the house after Hurricane Sandy. I laid all over my hair with no satin scarf for almost a full week – a cardinal sin against our hair!!

When I finally picked myself up out of the slump, I knew I needed a good deep conditioner to moisturize my tresses and blow a little life back into them. My hair was not only dry, it was limp and lifeless.

Since the NouNou Pak Hair Mask contains olive butter, I figured this would be great to try. Worst case scenario is it wouldn’t do a thing for my hair and I’d go back to my hair mask of choice (Butters ‘N Bars Original Conditioning Hair Mask).

When I was done applying this hair mask, my hair was not only back to normal. The result was beautiful, soft, moisturized, full and strong hair. I was pleasantly surprised. The NouNou Nourishing Repairing Mask did it’s thing on my hair! It has amazing slip too.

The Application

While it’s recommended to leave the NouNou Pak on your hair for 15 minutes and then rinse,  after applying it to my freshly washed hair I sat under the dryer for 10 minutes to allow this hair mask to really penetrate my hair.

After the treatment, I hopped back in the shower to finish my shower regimen and allow my hair to cool from the applied heat.  I then proceeded to finger detangle my hair (See how I finger detangle) which was a breeze with the NouNou Pak on my hair.

The final step was to rinse my hair free of the NouNou Pak and apply a leave in conditioner which was Salerm 21. I then styled my hair by applying Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and allowed it to air dry. My results:


Other than not knowing the full list of ingredients in the Davines NouNou Pak Hair Nourishing Repairing Mask, my only con is that it can be a little on the pricey side. It’s roughly $18 for 8 ounces. If you get the large bottle, 33 ounces it’s $46. This is the cheapest price I’ve found on Amazon. Anywhere else, it’s $22 for the 8 ounces and as high as $70 for the 33 ounce.

You can get quite a bit of treatments from that 8 ounce jar though. I have a sample size and got 3 treatments from it.

This hair mask is apparently a hot commodity (it’s selling very well) and I can see why. If you have dry, parched hair it’s definitely worth trying the 8 ounce jar. This hair mask will revitalize your dry tresses in no time flat.

Not sure? Try it anyway! You can always get a refund. No harm no foul.

brown beauty gal

Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

8 Comment

  1. Hi Michelle, I’ve been using this product for years and it is the only one that helps my dry brittle hair to look great. But since a couple years ago I can not find it anywhere. I’ve been trying many other brands but none of them work. Do you know if Davines chanced the name of it or if they stop making it? And please let me know if you found a similar product with similar ingredients that I can use instead.

    Thank you so much!

  2. According to the product on drugstore.com’s page (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=157522&catid=183410&aid=338666&aparam=goobase_filler), these are the ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Jojoba), Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Prunus Cerasus Seed Oil (Bitter Cherry), Amodimethicone, Rhizobian Gum, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Hydrogenate Palm Glycerides Citrate, Benzophenone 4, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Limonene, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090), Red 4 (CI 14700), Parfum (Fragrance)

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