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Briogeo 'Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask' Review

Briogeo 'Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask' Review

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Tati, one of my favorite YouTubers, swears by this hair mask. 

And I trust her opinion the most when it comes to beauty/skincare/hair products. So I decided to give this a try. 

I will preface this by saying that I'm not a big fan of hair masks to begin with, because any hair mask I've used makes my hair feel heavy and more dirty. Anyways, let's just get into this product!


Kind of pricey but you get a lot of product 

There's really no way around either of these points. It's $32 but you do get a really large tub. I was actually surprised by how big the tub was when I first got it haha

You don't need a lot of product for how much you need to put in your hair 

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The instructions say to massage it into your roots to the ends of your hair. I have medium length-long hair, so that's a lot of product for me. But even then, I barely made a dent into the tub. This can for sure last you a long time if you don't intend on doing this hair mask very often. 

There's a faint coconut smell 

Super irrelevant point, but I just thought I would throw it in there. Briogeo is a company that makes their hair products out of all natural ingredients, so I love that it smells natural too!

It washes away really quickly and smoothly 

I hate hair masks because in the past it takes so much work to wash it out. But this mask washed out just as quickly as regular conditioner. I mean, as quick as regular conditioner, but you do have to remove it from your scalp, so not crazy quick, but quick enough! 

Doesn't weigh down hair 

This is my number 1 no-no for hair masks. When they weigh my hair down, I get pissed. I like my hair to not feel like much on my head. 

Thankfully, this hair mask does not weigh down your hair!!!! Honestly, it almost feels like I didn't put a hair mask in, but I know that's not true. It's just that good. 

Makes your hair feel very clean 

Also don't think if there is much else I can say about this point. When other hair masks weigh my hair down, I feel like I need to hop back into the shower to wash my hair again. But this product doesn't do that. 

Decreases the oil in your roots after the 2nd/3rd days 

Honestly, most of my beef with other hair masks is not only that it weighs down my hair and gives it a weird texture, but also that it makes my hair more oily on the 2nd and 3rd day. 

But this hair mask doesn't! In fact, I was so amazed that by the 3rd day, even after I had gone to the gym, my hair was still clean feeling, and didn't look like it had much oil. I probably didn't even need to wash it on the 3rd day. 

*** May still need an extra product or two to make your hair feel extra smooth 

This point is in asterisks because I have naturally coarse and thick hair, so because it makes my hair feel so clean, it doesn't necessarily make my hair feel crazy smooth or anything, and that's how I like my hair to feel. So this is definitely personal preference. But I will say that its so good I don't even need to use hair detangler after I get out of the shower. It definitely did not give me extra hair knots which is always a plus in my book!


Final Recommendation: 

→ You should get it!

It depends... 

It's not worth it. 

You should totally get it. It's worth protecting your hair, it doesn't put extra chemicals into your hair, and makes your hair soft and clean. What more can you ask for? 

You can find the product here (link not affiliated). It is also available in Sephora.com. 


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