I have been straightening and coloring my hair since last couple of years. So I make sure I do take good care of my tresses so that they can stay healthy after all that stress they go through. I generally do not experiment with shampoo and conditioner much. I tend to stick to the ones my hair stylist recommended and are designed for chemically treated hair.
However I have my own share of hair issues. I have slightly itchy scalp and I keep getting occasional dandruff. Also my hair shafts are quite dry and all these chemical treatments has made them even more drier over the years…
I love using hair masks and when I came across this Lal Kela mask from SaND for Soapaholics, it seemed to be custom made for me keeping my hair concerns in mind! I have been using it very frequently for last 2 weeks and today I am here to share my experience!
What the brand says…
Don’t lose your head over lost hair because we have a mask that will take care of you the way you deserve! With Red Bananas as the key ingredient, this mask prevents dry hair and itchy scalps by nourishing your follicles and rehydrating your hair from top to tip. From the tallest trees in South India comes our Coconut Powder that promises to restore the softness and shine to your locks. Last, but not least, to prevent hair breakage and hair loss we have our steam distilled Cinnamon Essential Oil and Nettle Powder folded into the mixture to truly give Rapunzel a run for her money!
Every 10gm contains Red Banana Fruit Jce. (Musa paradisiaca) (42.60%), Distilled Water (22.86%), Coconut Fruit Pdr. (Cocos nucifera) (11.50%), Vegetable Glycerine (6.10%), Oil blend of Avocado (Persea americana) & Coconut Fruit (Cocos nucifera) (6.10%), Nettle Pdr. (Urtica dioica) (1.22%), Lanolin (1.22%), Soy Lecithin (1.22%), Potassium Sorbate (1.22%), Ess.Oil blend of Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylancium), Clove Leaf (Syzygium aromaticum) & Juniperberry Fruit (Juneperus communis) (0.73%)
Dry hair and for Dandruff
Direction to use:
Apply on dry hair from the root to tip. Wrap your hair with warm towel (optional). Leave for 30 minutes and then shampoo.
Shelf life: 2 months from date of packing.
Starting with the packaging! The product comes housed in a golden yellow plastic tub, which is Sand’s signature packaging. Though some might have issue with the tub, but I feel this is the most convenient packaging for a hair mask. Also there is a second lid inside which further prevents any kind of spillage.
Coming to the original product, it is a dark greenish smooth paste. The presence of different kinds of essential oils is very evident. It smells like freshly grinded cinnamon stick infused with exotic oils which I love!
Application process is really simple and fuss free. First I apply it on my scalp by taking the product on my fingertips and them massaging a bit on the scalp. Once that is done, I take little more product and apply it on hair shafts! Due to the smooth texture, it does not lead to any wastage/mess while application. It is advisable to wrap the hair with a hot towel post application,but that is optional. I keep it on for 30-45 minutes and then rinse with shampoo followed by conditioner.
Immediately after application, I feel a faint burning/tingling sensation on my scalp which is very bearable and settles down after couple of minutes. I actually take it as a good sign which indicates that the product is actually working. I already said that I love how the product smells which lingers in my hair for some time after shampoo!
Coming to the results, it actually does what it all claims to do. My tresses are no doubt more shiny and healthy than before. Also I was experiencing a bit of hair fall off late which I see is reducing gradually (touchwood)! Earlier my hair used to get very oily and limp just after one day of washing, because of the dandruff and itchiness that I had. But now my second day hair looks so good that I don’t feel the need to shampoo! Last but not the least, I have been getting very less to almost negligible amount of breakouts and acne because my scalp is lot more clean and healthy! Yes I do believe that your skin issues are directly related to your hair problems! If you have pimples/acne issues, first thing you should check is if you have dandruff! If yes then cure your dandruff first. Otherwise there is no way you can get rid of acnes. So this hair mask is indirectly doing good to my skin as well by keeping my scalp healthy!
- Amazing ingredient list!
- No chemicals
- Suitable for chemically treated hair
- Does what it claims
- Smells good
- Reasonably priced
- Availability! Though you can easily get from their website! They do ship real quick because of the fact that the shelf life of the product is just 20 days.
Do I need to say anything more? It’s obvious, I am simply in love with this hair mask! One of the best thing that has happened to my hair in recent times! I am definitely going to restock it. Whole heartedly recommended!!
Buy Online: HERE
Hope you found the review useful! Do you like using hair masks too? Let me know in comments below :)
*PR Sample || Honest Review*