My hair has been feeling really dry and brittle recently, I thought a hair mask or treatment would be the perfect way to deep condition and make my hair more soft and manageable so I picked up a tub of Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter (200ml/£8) from The Body Shop. It promises a “luxuriously rich and intensive deep-conditioning
treatment for soft, glossy and tangle-free hair” and is full of lovely ingredients such as nut oils and fair trade honey.
So after shampooing I smoothed a walnut sized amount of the creamy white goop in my hands and massaged through damp hair, following the directions on the bottom of the tub. I left the hair butter on for 5 minutes and then rinsed out with warm water.
As soon as I started to dry my hair I could feel the residue left by the mask. My hair felt greasy and heavy. I rinsed my hair 2 more times but I could still feel an oily coating. Whats worse it actually matted my hair when drying, making it more brittle and damaged! My hair was left lank and more unmanageable than it was to begin with. I’m usually a big fan The Body Shop’s products, especially their Almond Hand and Nail Butter and Japanese Cherry Blossom Mist, but this product is definitely NOT of the high standard I would expect. Unfortunately I will avoid this product at all costs in the future.
After days of trying to remove the Rainforest Butter’s residue and tying my hair in a high bun to try and disguise its tangled greasiness I found salvation in Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor (£1/20ml). I was very reluctant to add any more products to my already overwhelmed head but I needed something to put the moisture back into my locks. One sachet of this lovely deep conditioning treatment left my hair shiny, soft and tamed all without leaving the slimy coating left by the hair butter. The Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner is a cheap, easy and quick way to inject moisture back into dry, unmanageable hair and it smells beautiful – highly recommended!
So there you are, two very different products! Can I just add that my hair is thick and wavy – I don’t know if this perhaps makes a difference to the effectiveness of the treatment, although I don’t see how it could? Anyway, a lovely scented extremely effective low budget treatment by Aussie and the very disappointing Rainforest hair butter – I think it’s obvious who won this battle!
Have you tried these products? I’d love to hear your thoughts!