As the fine owner of a head of naturally wavy hair, I get the pleasure of dealing with all its dryness and frizziness. Oh hooray. So I am always on the look out for products that can control this nonsense and make it look nice. It’s quite frustrating when people around you
have hair that sits flat and does what you tell it without too much fuss. I would love me some of that. However, my luck is not so.
But anyway, one of the things I am very interested in are hair masks/treatments. We might think “I condition my hair! I put some essence in it after my shower/while styling! I should be good!” NO! Sit yourself back down. Just like the skin on our face sometimes needs a moisturizing face mask, not just moisturizer, or our body needs a bubble bath, our hair needs some of that Barry White-music inspired loving. I find that with all hair types, not just curly hair or dry hair, conditioning masks should be done at least twice a week and either hot oil masks or protein masks should be done once every month or every other month.
I remember my Albanian floor director in University would tell me her hypothesis on hair. She would say, Hair to women is like a penis to men. It is the symbol of our feminism. It is what we pride ourselves on, especially the braid and long hair. It’s a symbol of vitality. It
is woman’s way of showing their womanhood around proudly. And when you think about it, it makes sense. In our culture, so much emphasis is placed on a woman’s hair to her look. It’s especially known when we look at feel cancer victims who feel as though their
feminism is stripped of them after undergoing chemo and having their hair fall out. It’s such an important part of us, especially women.
So, let me get to the actual review!
The product I bought off of Ticket Monster is called the Velvet Nutri-Injection. It’s a protein/collagen treatment that is supposed to be just as good as salon treatments but much cheaper since it is done at home.
The tube is 12oz, and you would think that it isn’t that much but you do end up with a lot of product, in my opinion.
There are a couple of methods of applying this product:.
1. Just add it to your hair anytime it feels dry! (I don’t know if I would do this. I think hair essence is good enough for that for now for me, but others may try.)
2. First, shampoo your hair like normal but do not condition it. Then, towel dry it and apply the product all over your hair. Let this sit over night. Put a shower cap on and just go to bed. When you wake up in the morning, wash it out with just water, no shampoo. And then go as you will.
3. Just Shampoo, don’t rinse, towel dry, and put in the product and then leave it. No other step. You don’t have to rinse it out in the morning. They say if you have really bad hair, do this method.
You can also use this before or after Perms or Dye Jobs. Since I don’t really do those, I’m not sure. I used number 2. It was the easiest for me. Some people shower in the morning and walk out the door. That is fine. Number 3 will be fine for you. I just worry that it might be a little greasy. But if you have really dry hair, it will be very good for you, though I would double check before going out with that.
So how did my hair do?
Well, it was a bit dry and damaged since it had been months since my treatment at the salon. So I did the second method. In the morning, after rinsing it out, I blow dried it just a tiny bit and let it mostly air dry. The results were very good!! I was quite impressed. For two days, my hair was pretty! My hair does that thing where, if I don’t wash it for a day and put it up and wake up the next day, it gets a poofy-weird thing going that I can’t control. It hasn’t happened yet but this weekend will let me know. As the week has gone on, of course the product has lessened it’s effect, unlike a salon treatment which does last a couple months. But I think it also has something to do with the fact that lately I haven’t been doing regular treatments during the week. That’s because I’ve been low and wanted to save them but it’s better not to do that.
All in all, if you can buy this product off of Coupang for their 1,400won ($1.30) price, I’d say do it. It’s worth it. And if you do it once a month, it’s not too bad. I highly recommend it. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars, if I did a star system. I should make a different system. Maybe….
pizza slices! And there’s usually 8 slices in a pie… So I would give this 6 and a half slices.
Before ~> After Pictures.