If you’ve been following the drugstore hair care lines, then you’ll know that L’Oreal recently released a new set of products. They are very sleek: black packages with color coding to designate the new lines. Well, in this new release, there were two hair masks that were released. I recently ran out of my favorite hair mask, so I decided I would try these out.
One is from the blue line and is called the Power Moisture Moisture Rush Mask and is for “dry, dehydrated hair” (according to the package). The other is yellow and is called Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm and is for “dry, chemically treated hair” (according to the package).
The texture is quite different. I have used both of them a few times. You can see the finger marks in the Damage-Erasing Balm, but there is nothing in the Moisture Rush Mask. This is because the Moisture Rush Mask has a gel-like consistency. It is definitely not as thick as the Damage-Erasing Balm.
This is the first one that I picked up. I thought that my hair fit the description better. My hair is dry and damaged and I don’t chemically treat it (except that one time I tried using Sun In… but nothing happened. I digress). I used the first night and hated it. The packaging is not easy to maneuver. I had a handful of this thin gel-like mask in one hand, and I couldn’t figure out how to get the lid on the jar without dripping the mask all over. It took a while but I figured out that I could just set the lid on the jar and screw it on after I put the mask in my hair. However, I still dropped a lot of product. I also didn’t feel like it was doing what a mask should do. It *is* moisturizing, don’t get me wrong. However, it is on par with the Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner. It is as effective as a mask should be. I decided to use this as my daily conditioner once I finish my Tresemme. I think that this would work, but only if you had slightly dry hair. Very dry and damaged hair will not benefit from this as a mask.
After my experience with the previous product, I was naturally skeptical of this one. However, I found that it is much thicker and WAY more effective. Is it as effective as the high-end stuff I was using before (Coco de Soleil Gloss Modern High-Gloss Masque)? No. But I still really like it. It is close enough that I am considering not repurchasing the Coco de Soleil (that one is super expensive). The smell is the same and the packaging is still hard to work with, but I do really like it. It makes my hair soft and silky, and it doesn’t wear my hair down.
So there is my review. I hope you enjoyed it. This was a very long post. Let me know if you have questions.
All opinions are my own. I’m not getting paid for this post. I bought this myself.