I got myself this Trader Joe’s Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask as a consolation prize last weekend because I went up and down every single aisle and scanned every shelf, but I couldn’t find my beloved Rose Oil Hand Cream, boo-hoo! So I got this thinking, “Yay! This will tide me over, and whatevs — it’s only $3.99, so it’s not the end of the world if I don’t like it.”
This mask is just as good as the fancy-schmancy Oribe one I used a couple months ago at the salon. It’s actually great, and it costs less than a latte!
I’ve used it twice, but I’m already dreading the day I walk into the shower and find it empty…
It’s a deep-conditioning mask for dry and/or damaged hair, but I think anyone looking for serious moisture or frizz control can use it. Overall, my hair is pretty healthy right now, but I can always use extra moisturize, which is why I wanted to try it.
I use it when I shower in the evenings, leaving it on for five minutes (it smells lightly of coconuts), and let my hair air dry overnight. The next morning, my hair looks GOOD, like I’m living in a hair commercial. I can even see light reflecting off the strands! It has lots of bounce and shine, and it isn’t out-of-control frizzy. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a heavy hair helmet, either.
It looks so good that I even skip using any additional smoothing or shine styling products.
And did I mention that it’s only $4??
The ingredient list reads like a recipe for a homemade hair mask. There’s shea butter and coconut oil (obvs), along with a whole host of other hydrating helpers, like argan oil and vitamin E, and plant extracts, too, like blackberry, sunflower seed, black current and mulberry, among others.
It isn’t silicone-free, though, in case you were wondering. It does contain dimethicone and amodimethicone, but they’re both listed down near the bottom of the list. For what it’s worth, this doesn’t feel like one of those heavy product masks that’s filled with silicone and coats your hair in a thick layers of goo.
Living for this! I’m gonna go back and grab at least three more tubes…
You’ve been killing it in the beauty department, TJ’s!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,