The Hibiscus Restorative Hair Mask is one of the herbal hair masks that I used while following Henna Sooq’s 6 week “Ayurvedic Hair Regimen.” In this post I will share what I like and dislike or rather, the pros and cons of this herbal hair mask.
I previously reviewed Henna Sooq’s Cassia and Curls Moisture Mask. I’ll keep the structure the same here. We’ll examine the ingredients, their benefits, pros and cons.
The Hibiscus Restorative Hair Mask from Henna Sooq (retailing for $12) is also part of their Henna Bar hair care product collection.
Ingredients in Hibiscus Restorative Hair Mask
Before we get into my review of the Hibiscus Restorative Hair Mask, let’s take a look at the ingredients. Per Henna Sooq:
Distilled water, organic hibiscus, organic fenugreek, organic marshmallow root, organic aloe vera, optiphen and grapefruit essential oil
This hair mask is made from fresh ingredients, just like the Cassia and Curls mask. Therefore, it’s highly prone to spoiling. The optiphen helps with that bu you still need to store this mask in the freezer.
Now, let’s look at the benefits of the various ingredients (outside of the optiphen).
Like I mentioned in the other review, distilled water in hair products is the next best thing to sterile water. It doesn’t contain contaminants so when mixing it with the individual herbs, there’s no cross contamination.
Hibiscus has so many benefits for your hair and I’ve personally experienced them in other products. These benefits include strengthening your hair, promoting hair growth, calming an itchy scalp, thickening the hair and reducing hair loss.
This herb is all potent by itself. It’s pretty much a natural protein. Fenugreek helps eliminate frizz, add shine, promote hair growth and fortify the hair against breakage.
You’ll find marshmallow root in so many products. That’s because it adds a ton of slip to the product, aiding in detangling. However, it’s good for more than that. Marshmallow root also conditions and strengthens the hair.
Your hair needs adequate moisture to flourish. Otherwise, it would dry up and break off. Aloe vera (next to water) is a super moisturizer. It helps to encourage hair growth and repair dead skin cells on the scalp.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Aside from its uplifting and deodorizing effects, grapefruit essential oil is said to aid in detangling, clarifying and adding shine. Check it this post from Hair Care Beauty Zone for more on the benefits of grapefruit for your hair.
A Word on Organic
Organic hair care ingredients are just as essential as the organic foods that you feed your body. Herbs are capable of containing pollutants and contaminants. You don’t want them to
Pros of the Hibiscus Restorative Hair Mask
This mask is such a very rich and satisfying herbal hair mask. If you can’t tell from how it appears in my hair from the pictures, here is what I experienced:
- Manageable hair
- A Calmer Scalp (It’s the Hibiscus I know it! (Check out this post: Amla and Hibiscus Cured My Itchy Scalp)
Cons of the Hibiscus Restorative Hair Mask
The con of this mask is pretty much the same as all of the other cons in the Henna Bar Collection. It’s not cost effective. You get 1 treatment out of it (unless your hair is short). That’s a bummer but I understand. It’s pre-mixed so you always pay more for convenience.
Aside from that, there’s one more thing that I experienced that I didn’t particular care for but isn’t really a deal breaker. That is, how hard it was to wash out of my hair.
Yes, the mask goes on very smooth and it’s rich and thick. Only, when it came time to rinse it out I was rinsing and rinsing but after styling my hair, I still have some powder sort of falling out….shrugs*