My blonde escapades have cost me – my hair is not in the greatest shape, health-wise. There’s a lot of breakage, hair comes out several strands at a time, and split ends are a constant.
Obviously this is all my own doing and it’s not like I regret doing it, but it does mean that my previous hair philosophy of “do whatever I want, thoroughly wash every day, excessive heat, no heat protectant spray is fine” will not fly.
When your hair is naturally dark, blonde requires a fair bit of maintenance – purple shampoo, root touch-ups, general salon touch-ups, etc. etc.
And I’ve got a few things nailed down since my first bleaching session, like my roots (which have grown out, but I’ve faded the color from black to brown to blonde) and my purple shampoo (used to keep orange / yellow tones away).
But in terms of everyday care, my Tresemme shampoo and conditioner haven’t been cutting it. My scalp felt bogged down and itchy, and my hair was just constantly messy no matter how much I brushed it. So when I had the opportunity to try out the HASK Monoi Coconut Oil set* I was definitely ready to make the switch.
This HASK Monoi Coconut Oil set is sulfate and paraben free, and comes with the Nourishing Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Shine Hair Oil. I’ve used this hair system for about a month and a half, and there are a few ups and downs.
For the shampoo and conditioner, I will say that I loved this the first time I used it. It didn’t make my head itchy, my hair felt light and soft, and I didn’t notice any split ends for a long time.
Now that I’ve been using it for a while, my head is still a little itchy, but my hair overall feels better. Before, I was really scared about using heat whether or not I had protectant because I could feel my hair breaking off and getting more damaged by the minute.
Now, it feels a lot stronger so if I do use heat, it’s not as bad and it doesn’t frizz out as easily as it did before. Plus I think the best part of this shampoo and conditioner is that it still makes my hair much smoother.
As for the scent… well… it’s not the greatest. For a while it was a super strong scent of coconut flakes, which I’m not a fan of, but now it’s just a strong soapy smell. Tolerable, but not the greatest which is a little disappointing because all the products smell like this.
The Nourishing Deep Conditioner is probably my favorite part out of the set, because the results are more instantaneous and noticeable.
You apply this liberally on wet, clean hair (concentrating on damaged areas, but for me that’s practically my whole head) once or twice a week. At first I thought I would have to go back in the shower to thoroughly wash it out once the 10 minutes were over, but I found it washes out in the sink easily enough.
First off, it doesn’t take more than two minutes to apply this. You just squeeze some out, and run it through your hair. I don’t worry about tangles or anything because guess what? They come out ten minutes later. I kid you not, as soon as you wash this out you can feel how soft your hair is, and all tangles have miraculously left. I have no trouble running a brush through my hair afterwards.
I will say that I would like it better if it came in an official tube or something like the others as opposed to a packet, but it worked well enough. Not to mention the packet will last you for some time.
The Nourishing Shine Hair Oil is so similar to the Argan Oil Healing Shine Hair Treatment that I don’t really see a difference. Basically it’s a gel that pours out of the tube very easily and you run it through your hair, avoiding the roots. I normally use it on dry hair, although you can use it on wet hair. Basically all it does it make your hair smoother and shinier, so it’s great for frizz control (which is mainly what I use it for).
Other than that, there’s nothing too special about it, and it doesn’t feel like it does anything to my hair besides make it visibly shiny and smooth, and it fades over time anyway. Make sure not to apply too much (which can be really easy to do) otherwise your hair will look borderline greasy.
When it comes to repurchasing, it’s a YES from me. Personally I would skip the Shine Hair Oil, but the other three are good. These products are super affordable considering the size, they don’t have sulfates or parabens (they don’t test on animals either), and they have good oils and vitamins as well.
What do you think of the HASK Monoi Coconut Oil hair set? Would you consider getting an extreme hair makeover?
* I received this product in exchange for my honest review and opinion.